Let me begin by saying that this was a quite lucky find. I wanted to book accomodation somewhere else in Galway city for NYE 2010 but unfortunately my b&b of choice was fully booked. After reading some of the reviews here in Tripadvisor I decided to give it a shot, and I couldn't be happier!
The b&b is a cute house in Father Griffin's Road, with its own car park.
Location: Excellent. Some 5 minutes from the b&b to the Spanish Arch and Quay Street by walking. I repeat, an excellent base for exploring Galway city. If you're coming to Galway by car (I was driving from Limerick), it's quite conveniently located. Be careful though as there can be somewhat of a heavy traffick to enter Galway, especially at rush hour (i.e. early morning or 17 - 18h). The fact that location is excellent is easily explained when you consider that there are 4 bed and breakfasts in the area.
Rooms: I went there with a couple of friends. I was in a single ensuite room, which was sufficient for me but perhaps a bit small if you're staying in the b&b for longer than two days or if you're one of those people who "live" in the b&b room.
My friends were in an ensuite twin room. The only "but" was that it was the room straight under the roof and they're quite tall, but the room was more than ok, spacious and, perhaps, a small toilet. Both rooms (and the whole b&b) were spotless, everything was clean, fresh-smelling.
Food: Excellent full-Irish breakfast. If you didn't want your breakfast cooked, you could opt for fruit, cereals, toast and yogurts.
Ann is lovely, she's unbelievably helpful. This year I'm going back to Galway on the 27th December and, unfortunately, Ann will be closed for Christmas (but open for New Year, like last year). She was kind enough to help me find another b&b that would be opened in the neighbourhood.
Next time I'm in Galway I'll, for sure, book a room at Griffin Lodge.
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