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Imperial Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We came into town on the rail with luggage in tow and could walk to the hotel, which was great. The hotel is a little dated but we liked the charm. The location to everything can’t be beat as everything is within walking distance. It’s a great change from Dublin and this location has helped us soak up the local flavor

Check-in was not great but room and general situation was very good. Breakfast was much better than most hotels I've stayed in. Car parking was a bit far away but by far not the worst I've experienced. Definitely stay here again. Good value.

Location is just brilliant right beside supermacs, Near shops Near pubs. Staff are so helpful, rooms are so spacious, clean beds are comfy. Food is lovely also. Very reasonable price also Can’t recommend this hotel for any occasion, Iv stayed here for a hen and for family break.

Great location. Rooms were clean and big. Breakfast is full and very good. The major downside to this hotel is that there is no drop off area and parking is offsite. You have to park a few blocks away and walk through the city with all your luggage.

I liked the location of this hotel! The front staff was not pleasant, not one smile out of any of them! For the price I think we could have done much better. We were kept awake for two nights because of a very loud argument next door. They had a very nice continental breakfast included. We also tried out their carvery one night and didn't find it special!

Excellent location. In the heart of Eyre Square. We walked everywhere because it was close to everything. The bathroom was spotless and the room was great. The staff at the front desk were spectacular. So friendly and a very nice smile. Breakfast was also very good with some choices. Great spot. Enjoyed my stay and will book again if I'm in the area.

The hotel is centrally located on Eyre Square where you can enjoy restaurants, shopping, and bars and a Mall. The problem is the parking... The hotel does not offer parking, they offer a discounted rate to the parking lot across inside the mall, however, in order to reach the parking, driving was a big mess for us... Not easy to find... You circle around 2-3 miles to get across to the parking lot!!! The hotel provides a safe. The staff was very helpful... One of the ladies took her time to print the instructions for me to get on the road towards Tralee.... It was very helpful. Breakfast is a continental Bfast no hot items! From here we were able to get on a tour to Cliffs of Moher, Aran Isles and the Burren

Our travel agent booked this place and, while it wasn't bad, it wasn't great either unlike all of our other hotel, B&B, and castle stays. Granted, we did tell her we didn't need anything fancy, just clean with a good breakfast, and this place fit those requests BUT I am rating it in comparison to those other places. Our rooms were at the end of a long hallway with views of roofs and walls. They did include a safe - which we used - but it seemed so dreary. The staff on the other hand were great. The cleaning staff rushed to get us more towels..., the front desk called our tour company when our new driver didn't arrive on time and found that he would be there in 5 minutes .... our waiter at breakfast (we apparently got the better breakfast at most of our accommodations so could order from the menu) was there as soon as we arrived both mornings to our semi-private dining area. A friend had laundry sent out and was pleased it was only 8 Euro.

We chose this hotel as it was close to the train station, just across the park. We only stayed for one night and I got it for a good price so was happy enough. The room was large and spacious as was the bathroom. Our room looked over a back alley and we were woken by trucks and rubbish collectors. The smell from the rubbish outside came into the room when we left windows open. Breakfast was ok except the bread had green mould on it which tells me it wasn't fresh. I would recommend only for a short stay as it was very close to main shopping area also.

I have just returned after a weekend in Galway staying at this hotel, the rooms are really spacious, clean and modern & beds are comfortable. The bathrooms are spotless although our toilet could have done with a bit of bleach down it before we were given the room but that is only something tiny. Its a busy hotel and a noisy one not really a place if you are on a romantic weekend with your partner as I stayed there with 6 girls and its more for groups. The location is excellent right on Eyre Square hence why its a little noisy but it makes getting around to places really easy, breakfast was okay you have to pay extra if you want a fry up and its really odd because its served down in the bar so if you are in a group and some want a continental and some want a fry you have to split plus pay €5 extra for a fry up which I think is a bit ridiculous. We also got a bit of attitude from the bloke taking our order for the fry up which I didn't appreciate he seemed like he was really fed up being there I made a comment to him about his attitude and he cheered up slightly but we would have preferred to serve ourselves in a breakfast room instead of having our order taken and being made uncomfortable. The staff on the Sunday were really friendly but when we checked in the staff on reception were nice but not overly friendly but it was extremely busy at check in so we didn't mind. Bar staff on the Saturday night consisted of young lads and they were really pleasant and well mannered a credit to the hotel. The hotel itself is clean although one of the girls did say the toilets in the bar downstairs were awful so maybe that is something that needs to be looked at. Overall I like this hotel 150 for 2 nights B & B ( continental ) is good for what you get. I would stay here again if with friends for sure its a good option for Galway.

Eyre Square Galway Galway

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and South Park
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Galway City Centre, Imperial Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like South Park. This 80-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Galway, the hotel is also a short walk from Galway City Museum and Spanish Arch.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All 80 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Other standard amenities include hair dryers, safes, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests staying at Imperial Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop. Self parking is available for EUR 10 per day. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables.

Room options

Standard Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 643 reviews