My experience of this hotel is of entering a dark gloomy hotel from the 1940's and some of the decor and furnishings definitely date back to that time. I walked to my room via grimy, dark and very narrow hallways with no offer of help with my luggage. The halls had the smell of fresh paint which was about the only thing fresh in the place. My room was tiny and grotty with very old fashioned decor. The bathroom was absolutely vile, I actually hated having a shower in it because it was so awful, small, cold, damp and ugly.
I went out with my friends and came back to have a night cap before I went to bed as I do in every hotel I ever stay in. The bar man would not serve me because we did not use a credit card for our room so my friend had to give him her credit card.
Then to add insult to injury I got on the wrong lift and ended up in this sort of hotel utopia. Wide marble floored hallways, crystal chandlers, luxurious house plants and fans to keep guests cool on the short walk to their rooms. It was as if myself and my friends were the paupers assigned to the servants quarters while others had this totally different experience just a short distance from us.
The breakfast was substandard and we had to ask twice for our coffee.
The hotel I experienced bore no resemblance to the one advertised on the hotel website and considering there are so many hotels in Galway city centre and close by, I would see no reason why one would go to this grim, gloomy, grimy and grotty place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly located in the heart of Galway City, the 4 star Hotel Meyrick combines stunning Victorian elegance with modern luxury and style. Enjoy a warm welcome, luxurious accommodation, a range of bar and dining options and the most central location. Enjoy a gorgeous Table D Hote evening meal or order from our A la Carte menu in our restaurant- No 15 on the Square. Relax in our beautiful Gaslight Bar & Brasserie for informal lunch or dinner with drinks, or in our elegant Oyster Bar. During your stay book into our Square Spa on Level 5. Along with treating yourself to a soothing spa treatment, avail of all facilities including Jacuzzi and our Outdoor Rooftop Hot Top. Ideally situated overlooking bustling Eyre Square, the delights of Galway are on your doorstep. With Shop street 2 minutes walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Meyrick Hotel Galway