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Amber Heights Guesthouse

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Last minute booking in Galway. Arrived to a very friendly host, who was very helpful. The room and hotel decor is beautiful. The wallpaper is stunning. The walls are a bit thin and sound travels easily but all in all it was brilliant value for money and will definitely stay there again! Wifi is strong and rooms are clean. Thank you for a great stay!

We were welcomed to the property and we felt at ease there. It was very quiet which really suited us. My two girls loved the fact that there were pancakes and nutella available for breakfast and there was Free WiFi. The staff member on duty at breakfast very kindly and without question, cut up oranges I provided to take with me. Breakfast was served quickly and was delicious. There was a wide variety of items available for breakfast. I loved the sitting room and other facilities provided even though I did not use them. Check in and checkout was quick. I will use this guesthouse again and I will recommend to others.

I Booked this place at last minute as I was attending a wedding in salthill and had to cancel one Hotel in favour of here. I had rang ahead to see if they would allow me to check in early and get showered and changed as I was flying in from the UK that morning. They accommodated my request without any additional charge. The staff were very polite and helpful. The room itself was small but was fine for what I needed, Everything I needed was there. There is a lovely large lounge/tv room if you so need it. I opted to have the breakfast at an extra cost of €7, which was a bargain. The continental breakfast options were vast and the cooked breakfast came very fast. Checkout was a breeze. It is about a 20min walk from the Salthill Promenade, but that is not a problem. I would definately stay here again.

We stayed here for one night during a trip driving around the Republic. The staff were friendly, the room was basic but clean & tidy with a comfortable bed & the bathroom clean with a good shower. During our trip we had paid more for less comfortable rooms so we were suitably impressed with Ambers. Breakfast was available but we slept late (see comment about comfortable bed above!) & so decided to get something on the road. If we were in the area again we would certainly consider staying here.

Stayed in room 13 on New Year's Eve 2016 with my partner who booked the room. Allowing for the fact that it was New Year's Eve and a last minute booking the room was vastly overpriced (€275 pn v €135 for following w/end and cheaper later in the year) which led to a feeling of being exploited. I admit to being a light sleeper but I found it difficult when there was a lot of noise and shouting in the corridor outside the room which went on for approximately 15 minutes without anyone coming to investigate. This involved people banging on doors and demanding to be allowed in to say "Happy New Year" or to collect their bags.. Room 13 is situated beside a room which appeared to contain machinery of some type (possibly an aircon boiler) which emitted a loud humming sound and vibration every 10/15 mts. This made sleeping extremely difficult. Even allowing for being a poor sleeper the above is unacceptable and the shameless raising of the price smacks of exploitation.

Room was clean and spacious, we arrived late for check in, but was met at reception by a very pleasant girl. Breakfast was very delicious. out of the way far enough to be away from the city but still close enough to enjoy it.

I had an attic room, and so the window doesn't open. With no fans, it made for a very stuffy room. The reception staff were quite friendly upon arrival. We found the room too small, and the TV miniscule. The location was not convenient at all; thankfully we had a car, but even then, we still had to drive a fair ways before finding groceries, cafes and the like. A nice plus to the accommodation was a lounge with a bigger TV and coffee area. Be aware that you may go up two or three flights of stairs with your luggage, as there is no elevator. Finally, the walls were thin, so we could hear all going on in neighbouring rooms and the hallways.

Due to its location, I am not sure whom is this accommodation meant for. Maybe for people who arrive by car and don't want to bother with parking in the city centre. Maybe it is meant for people who stay in-door, cook their own meals there and then leave. It is located in a residential suburb, far from the centre of Galway (45 mins of walking) and not close to the Salthill promenade either. Bus service is infrequent so you end up taking a taxi. We stayed in a 2-bedroom apartment. It had a spacious main room, but small bedrooms. (But there was TV in each room.) The bathroom looked a bit rundown with toilet taking up 10 minutes to refuel the water tank after flushing. Considering its price, it is not value for money.

We stayed two nights at Amber Heights. The room was clean and cozy and breakfast was especially delicious (choice of continental or full Irish). The staff was friendly and gave us maps and information about Galway and the surrounding area. If you don't have a car, you'll either have to take a taxi or walk ten minutes to the bus stop; walking into town takes 40 minutes at least. It was very quiet, ideal for getting away from the bustle of the city. I'd stay here again if I had a car.

Less than 12 minutes from the city centre by bus (route 405)the B&B is comfortable and quiet. Everything was clean and comfortable and the shower had excellent pressure and heat. The only downfall is the wifi in our room (5) was quite weak. The lounge room had a homely feel and staff were polite and professional.

11 Cuan Glas, Bishop O'Donnell Road Galway Galway

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Amber Heights Guesthouse places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like South Park and National Aquarium of Galway. This 11-room, 3-star guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free self parking, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station. Also close to this Galway guesthouse are Galway Cathedral and Galway City Museum.


Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


All 11 rooms feature coffee makers and ironing boards. TVs come with cable channels, and WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Amber Heights Guesthouse enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a computer station. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room, Multiple Beds

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 101 reviews