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Rusheen Bay House

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Full disclosure we do not typically stay at B&B's. The Rusheen Bay House was fine place for us to sleep at the end of the day but never felt comfortable enough to hang out there during the day. The rooms were a little dated, parking was a challenge, and its several miles from the main part of Galway. They have two cats which is kind of interesting. My wife is allergic so we opted on eating at other places for breakfast.

Couldn’t have had a more hospitable and welcoming stay. Ann the owner is a credit to herself and her b&b. Very close to Galway city also, great facilities within the premises also. And reasonably priced rates.

Located by the sea, Rusheen Bay House is in a great spot only a short drive from Galway City. The B&B itself is good. The rooms are basic, but with everything you need for a night or two. Ann, the owner, is wonderful. We were offered a complimentary continental breakfast during our stay. Unfortunately I left a jacket at the property and was unable to return to collect it before flying to Italy. Ann generously offered to post the jacket to my relatives' home for me to receive. Ann, thanks so much. I couldn't have asked for better service!

We had a setback on our journey and couldn´t make it to Galway on time. I cannot be grateful enough with the owner who was super understanding and cancelled my booking eventhough it was high season and we didn´t respect the 48 hours cancellation policy. THANK YOU. I know this was a total exception but it gives me a good idea of her human value.

Nice b&b on bay- small room, wonderful breakfast, close to public bus to town. Ann the owner is very accommodating and pleasant. She has great pride in her business The views from property are beautiful- nice neighborhood. Lots of places to walk and tour

I liked this B&B a lot. I thought it was very relaxing. They did a good job with the dining room and outdoor patio. Our room was very nice as well as our bathroom. We had a nice view of the ocean. It is a little outside Galway but there was the taxi hotline set up making it very easy to have someone drive you in. That way no one had to drive and everyone could just relax for the day. This is a good location for Galway because there are so many big attractions around this area but outside Galway so you did not have to go through the traffic areas. The breakfast was good. There are many golf courses around this area and easy to get to.

This B& B is in an excellent location. Close to local bus service. Galway is within 20 mins car ride. Nice restaurant within walking distance. My room was nicely furnished, very clean. Room was quiet no disturbing street noise. The selection of breakfast food was nicely presented, In addition to fresh fruits, cold cereals, & yogurt Anne, the proprietor, will prepare eggs & beacon.

When we made our booking a year ago we were drawn by the glowing recommendations by our guests. We had not appreciated that it’s situated quite far from Galway city centre or even the Salthill hub. But the location turned out to be perfect, far from the amusement area for a start! The bus stop for Bus 402 to and from Galway (Eyre Square) was a couple of minutes walk away from Rusheen Bay House. (Merlin Park to go to town an Seacrest at bus stand 6 to get back) There’re 2 buses ever hour. Rusheen Bay House was comfortable family home and it was great to stay there at a reasonable price. Anne was very helpful and a good source of advice!

We booked a twin room in January for three nights. We paid what appeared to be a well above than average price. On arrival were dismayed to be given a very small room just big enough for two beds; at a 90 degree angle. The walls were so thin that every noise from the next room could be heard. The occupants had showers at 12 and 3 am and with the toilet fan being left on for most of the night meant that we had hardly any sleep. This was made worse by the fact that the curtains were not lined and there were no blinds so the room got light at 5am. The standard of decor throughout was years out of date. The bedside lamp has a flex that would not reach the socket. We complained next morning and the owner said we could leave so we did.

Arrived after a long drive from The Giants Causeway and was greeted very warmly by Ann, the proprietor. The property was elegent and the room was spacious with a very nice ensuite bathroom and a lovely view over the bay. Parking was literally just outside the front door. Rusheen Bay House is in a great location being only a few hundred metres from a family restaurant (Capones) and a large supermarket. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

8 Cashelmara Galway Galway

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services

National Aquarium of Galway is within 2 miles (3 km) of Rusheen Bay House while other popular attractions such as South Park are within 3 miles (5 km). This 10-room, 4-star guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and concierge services. Galway City Museum and Galway Cathedral are also nearby.


Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 10 AM.


All 10 soundproofed accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, safes, and desks are also standard.

Property features

At Rusheen Bay House, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-out. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 116 reviews