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Fantastic location, beautiful rooms & very clean with great restaurant/bar attached

The hotel is in a great location and the staff is absolutely fabulous. The adjacent restaurant, Hyde, is equally good. So very pleased with our decision.

Staff was lovely, but hotel was a disappointment. It was clean and good for sleeping but that was about it. Bathroom in room was broken down, old, falling apart. They give you a gross, stained rubber mat for the tub because it is slippery as hell. No fridge or AC (although was pleasant temperature). They had a small fan. Window in room only cracked open about an inch and it opened up into a roof area. Very loud area, you hear everything through the closed windows and walls. Halls and rooms stunk like fried food, I guess from the restaurants kitchen below. Parking garage is very confusing and there is no place to pull up to unload luggage in front of the hotel. Had to lug our luggage 2 blocks from the parking garage. 10 minute walk to the main strip of restaurants and bars, but tons of hostels around the area of the hotel. It merely allowed for a (grossed out) shower, and a bed to sleep, that is all.

Great location in Galway. Very noisy however if you face the street

Overall this hotel is good. Location was amazing and located right next to the parking garage which was a + for out of town travelers. Bed was very comfortable - only complaint is room was very hot & searched far and wide for thermostat - which I didn’t find. The Hude attaches to the property is excellent A++! Drinks a great, brunch was amazing and dinner was good too! Go here for sure!

On a quiet edge of town, conveniently close to the bus and train stations. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and the room was beautifully decorated with a great view.

The restaurant was very interesting. The real thing that stood out however was the front desk staff. They were exceedingly helpful.

Great location and great staff . There is a bit of walk to city center but if you walk by the westport hotel its a nice walk .

I loved staying at this hotel! Incredibly friendly and helpful staff (felt so welcomed), bed is big and comfortable, and the room is really spacious/comfortable as well (and they have a USB socket installed on the wall - incredibly convenient to charge phones when you don't have a converter with you). The hotel is located at a short walk distance from the main train station of Galway (about 4 minutes walk), across the street from a coach station from where a lot of bus tours depart, across the street from Aran Island ferry office branch where you can pick up your ferry tickets from, and also a very short walk distance from the main square (Eyre Square - about 5 minutes walk). It is also about 10 minutes walk to the main street and walkable to all the shops and restaurants. The breakfast buffet and hot food that they cook for breakfast are also wonderful, and their homemade soda bread was delicious! I will definitely stay at this hotel again.

Couldn't have asked for a better hotel experience. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful in providing recommendations for fun activities. The hotel also had a fantastic breakfast with both a buffet and orderable menu options.

After spending the day on Inismore, or the Cliffs and Burren, in the rain, it was nice to retire for the evening with hot shower, nice linens and a kingsize bed. Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The staff were all helpful and attentive. Thank you '

Hotel was great, the lift was close to the front door and the hotel staff gave great recommendations for food and drink. The hotel is half a block away from Square and is great as on the weekends this town comes to life and can be loud. Great spot, would stay there again if in Galway again.

Forster Street Galway County Galway

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Eyre Square and Galway Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Galway City Centre, Forster Court Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Eyre Square and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Galway Cathedral. This 50-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a English breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 50 rooms feature coffee makers and safes. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi.


Property features

At Forster Court Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and free newspapers. Offsite parking is available for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and dry cleaning/laundry.

Room options

Superior Twin Room, Patio

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Double Room

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Twin Room

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

3 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Forster Court Hotel

Everyone (7) Couples (3) Family (3)
5
Partner Couples

Fantastic location, beautiful rooms & very clean with great restaurant/bar attached

By on Feb 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 20, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back to us in the future and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kindest regards, Aisling Guest Relations Team

5
Family Family

The hotel is in a great location and the staff is absolutely fabulous. The adjacent restaurant, Hyde, is equally good. So very pleased with our decision.

By on Oct 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 25, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back to us in the future and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kindest regards, Aisling

2
Partner Couples

Staff was lovely, but hotel was a disappointment. It was clean and good for sleeping but that was about it. Bathroom in room was broken down, old, falling apart. They give you a gross, stained rubber mat for the tub because it is slippery as hell. No fridge or AC (although was pleasant temperature). They had a small fan. Window in room only cracked open about an inch and it opened up into a roof area. Very loud area, you hear everything through the closed windows and walls. Halls and rooms stunk like fried food, I guess from the restaurants kitchen below. Parking garage is very confusing and there is no place to pull up to unload luggage in front of the hotel. Had to lug our luggage 2 blocks from the parking garage. 10 minute walk to the main strip of restaurants and bars, but tons of hostels around the area of the hotel. It merely allowed for a (grossed out) shower, and a bed to sleep, that is all.

By on Sep 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 9, 2019

Dear Guest, I am very disappointed to read that you were so unhappy with the cleanliness and presentation of your bedroom. I have highlighted your feedback with the Accommodation Management Team. I wish to assure you that your experience would certainly not be the usual of our Guests, as we normally we receive very positive feedback regarding our Bedrooms. However, we take all our Guests feedback very seriously and we will make every effort to ensure a more consistent level of service in this area in the future. Warmest Regards, Aisling

4
Family

Great location in Galway. Very noisy however if you face the street

By on Aug 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 2, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and benefited from our central location! We hope to welcome you back to the hotel on a future visit! Warm regards, Douglas

4
Partner Couples

Overall this hotel is good. Location was amazing and located right next to the parking garage which was a + for out of town travelers. Bed was very comfortable - only complaint is room was very hot & searched far and wide for thermostat - which I didn’t find. The Hude attaches to the property is excellent A++! Drinks a great, brunch was amazing and dinner was good too! Go here for sure!

By , from Wash. DC on Apr 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2019

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Forster Court Hotel and would like to thank you for posting feedback on your experience. We are very lucky to have such a central location in the city and close to all the main attractions and we are glad to hear you found the room comfortable. The heating for the room is on a timer, however the heat can be adjusted on the radiator in each room. Thank you for your kind words regarding Hyde, I will pass your compliments on to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Warm regards, Douglas Niland

4
Everyone

On a quiet edge of town, conveniently close to the bus and train stations. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and the room was beautifully decorated with a great view.

By on Mar 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 30, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and benefited from our central location. I am glad that you found everyone welcoming and helpful, the staff will be very pleased to hear your compliments! We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on your next visit to Galway! Warm regards, Douglas Niland

5
Everyone

The restaurant was very interesting. The real thing that stood out however was the front desk staff. They were exceedingly helpful.

By on Jun 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 26, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words towards our staff! All of our staff work hard to assist every single one of our guests so that their stay in Galway is enjoyable and we're delighted to hear we helped you to have a great stay in our city. We hope to see you again soon!

4
Everyone

Great location and great staff . There is a bit of walk to city center but if you walk by the westport hotel its a nice walk .

By on Apr 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 2, 2018

Thanks for your review, we hope to see you again in The Forster Court Hotel

5

friendly and helpful staff, perfect location

Everyone

I loved staying at this hotel! Incredibly friendly and helpful staff (felt so welcomed), bed is big and comfortable, and the room is really spacious/comfortable as well (and they have a USB socket installed on the wall - incredibly convenient to charge phones when you don't have a converter with you). The hotel is located at a short walk distance from the main train station of Galway (about 4 minutes walk), across the street from a coach station from where a lot of bus tours depart, across the street from Aran Island ferry office branch where you can pick up your ferry tickets from, and also a very short walk distance from the main square (Eyre Square - about 5 minutes walk). It is also about 10 minutes walk to the main street and walkable to all the shops and restaurants. The breakfast buffet and hot food that they cook for breakfast are also wonderful, and their homemade soda bread was delicious! I will definitely stay at this hotel again.

By on Feb 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 16, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving such a fantastic review for us at The Forster Court Hotel. We are so lucky to have a central location in our vibrant city only a few minutes walk from all of the attractions. I was delighted to read you had an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us. I will also be sure to pass on your compliments to our amazing chefs and they will be thrilled to read your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again to us in the near future. Warm regards. Melissa Mills Front Office Manager

5
Everyone

Couldn't have asked for a better hotel experience. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful in providing recommendations for fun activities. The hotel also had a fantastic breakfast with both a buffet and orderable menu options.

By on Sep 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 2, 2017

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Forster Court Hotel and would like to thank you for posting your review and sharing your experience. It was wonderful to read that our team were always helpful and friendly during your stay and that our facilities were to your satisfaction. I will pass on your kind words to our restaurant and kitchen staff. We look forward to welcoming you and your group back to us again in the near future. Warmest regards, Melissa Mills Front Office Manager

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