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Imperial Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Old hotel, solid 3 star- but still- dirty towels and leaky toilets. Would stay again, but they can do better. The big bonus is triple rooms. One smelled smokey- but the staff was nice. Location is good too.

Very central, on eyres square and clean but a bit out dated. No views in the room we got plus it was really dark with no real daylight getting in. No outside area and smoking area was down an alley or out on the road. Breakfast was self serve continental. Good choice but dishes not removed when used and had to get extra cutlery from the next table.

My Friend and I stay at the Imperial Hotel 31st Dec to 3rd Jan 2017. This was our first time in Galway and we had a complete ball of a time. We were originally booked in for two nights and ended up staying a third night because we loved it so much and didn't want to leave! The hotel was in an excellent location and walking distance from all the main attraction, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Staff were friendly and very helpful in recommending us where to go out and restaurants to eat in. Can't wait to book out next get away to Galway, and we will definitely be staying in the Imperial Hotel! It ticks all the boxes and is excellent value for money.

Beautiful soup and sandwiches excellent carvery a must go to for all visitors and locals to Galway. High level of service and the Staff are very friendly and helpful right in Galway central Eyre Square.

Myself and my husband visited this hotel overnight. The staff are friendly and hotel clean. Very good quality for price paid and also extremely central location, however, I did not like the fact there's no parking facilities or the fact that there was no option of a hot breakfast. A continental breakfast was included in the price but I found the options very poor. The rooms were very clean and had very good facilities in the rooms like hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities also shower gel provided, however I did not get a wink of sleep as the mattresses were very very poor quality. I do not think I will be back here again because of the no place to park but also as the beds were so uncomfortable.

This hotel was just the perfect thing for us! We were just staying one night in Galway and this place is smack dab in the middle of the city! It's in the square, right next to the famous shop street and a few blocks from the water!

We stayed in Imperial Hotel this weekend and will definitely be back. Lovely and clean, perfect location to all pubs and shops. Thanks to John (the manager) we had the perfect room overlooking eyre square. We were to check out on the Saturday and decided to stay another night. Thankfully John was able to accommodate us and gave us a discount so wasn't complaining, every little helps.� St Patrick's day we had the best seats in the hotel looking out our room window at the parades and it was raining so we were nice and dry �. We come ever year to Galway and have to say the best stay yet. If i could give more � I would.

Stayed here this weekend. check in very quick but could be a bit more welcoming. The rooms are spacious though the room very hot but had aircon. the bathroom was huge but quite cold and shower took a while to heat but overall a great room. Hotel could do with a bit of updating in parts but perfect for a short stay. Had a meal in the bar. curry and steak meal with 2 desserts 48.50 but given the location that is pretty average. Everything on the doorstep plenty of shops bars and restaurants. 5 minutes stroll to the spanish arch. overall a great place. Maybe some entertainment would be appreciated for familys or elderly who dont want to venture out at night.

Lovely hotel located right on Eyre Square, check-in was quick and easy the receptionist could have been a little friendlier but all the other staff we met were great! Booked a triple room for one night @ €90 with 2 friends, the room had 2 single beds and 1 one double which were all very comfortable and clean. The room itself was well decorated, pretty modern with all the basics working efficiently. The bathroom was surprisingly spacious and had a bath/shower and a huge mirror which was ideal for 3 ladies all trying to beautify ourselves. We slept through breakfast and had to call to reception last minute for a late checkout, that was no issue at all and also complimentary which was sweet. The lady at checkout was great and offered to store our luggage while we explored the city. Would absolutely stay again!!

The hotel rooms are a bit outdated. Still the hotel has a comprehensive breakfast, there is a bar-restaurant inhouse, which reasonable food. The personnel at the desk is helpfull. I had a pleasant stay, although there are probably more fancy hotels...this one was just fine for the business trip I had.

Eyre Square Galway Galway

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.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. 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. 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 578 reviews