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Ande
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(3/23/04 1:28 pm)

Cheap Lodging Recommendations - Galway, Donegal, Bushmills


Hi Michele,
I'm looking for recommendations for cheap lodging in Galway, Donegal, Bushmills area, and Belfast. Anything you can recommend for $60-70 a night (or cheaper!)?
Thanks for everything.
Ande



Michele Erdvig
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Posts: 2342
(3/24/04 12:34 am)

Re: Cheap Lodging Recommendations - Galway, Donegal, Bushmil


Hi Ande,

Is that for two people sharing a room? A few more details might help.

Michele



Ande
Unregistered User
(3/24/04 8:30 am)

Room


Yes, two people sharing a twin room around 30 Euro a night or less.

Thanks.
Ande



Anita
Unregistered User
(3/24/04 12:16 pm)

hostels


I don't know if it's something you want to try, but if you really want to save money hostels do have rooms for couples. It might be the only way you will find something that cheap. There is a few sites you can look for if you are interested:

hostelseurope.com
hostelireland.com
hostels-ireland.com

Some hostels are quite nice, others don't look anything like their photo, usually these sites will rate them according to reports from people who have stayed there. Galway has a couple of good ones, but some may not be on these sites because they are independant of the rest. Try doing a search for hostels in Galway and see what you find.



Ande
Unregistered User
(3/24/04 12:40 pm)

Lodging


Hi Anita,
Thanks for your response. I'm going with my mom and she won't be up for a hostel. I have seen plenty of places for 30 euro a night in the Republic, it's just that there are too many to choose from! By the way, has anybody heard anything about the following:
Valley View near Bushmills
Arches Country House near Donegal
Cranafard near Donegal
Ashgrove House near Bunratty
Thanks.
Ande



Allison
Unregistered User
(3/24/04 5:10 pm)

B&Bs


Hi Ande,

TxDevil (Shawn) and I have both stayed at Ashgrove House in Bunratty and found the hosts to be terrific. (See her recent trip report.) Our room had two double beds and not much room for luggage, but we made do! The beds were very comfy and the location is great, the bathroom was good too.

In Donegal we stayed at Credo House in Killybegs on the recommendations of some on this forum. They were reasonably priced, but we used vouchers so I can't say for sure how much. (I assume you are looking to pay about $30 EACH for the room?) The hosts are among the best, if you can understand Frank! The view of Killybegs is wonderful. You can do a search here for Credo House.

Allison



Ande
Unregistered User
(3/24/04 5:53 pm)

Ashgrove


Thanks Allison!

Ande



Michele Erdvig
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Posts: 2356
(3/25/04 2:19 am)

Re: Cheap Lodging Recommendations - Galway, Donegal, Bushmil


Hi Ande,

The problem in Northern Ireland is, of course, the exchange rate. Not the greatest this year for the Republic either.

Shawn, who is just back (see the trip report for TxDevil) highly recommends Keef Halla several miles outside Belfast. I have also heard very good reports on it. I have likewise heard good things about Raven Hill Guesthouse in Belfast.

In Bushmills I like Craig Park, but it might be too much for your budget. In that case try Turfahun, which is 20 pounds per person.

When I visited the Arches outside Donegal I was not impressed. Instead try the Cove Lodge or Ardeevin.

Michele



Michele Erdvig
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Posts: 2357
(3/25/04 2:22 am)

Re: Cheap Lodging Recommendations - Galway, Donegal, Bushmil


I forgot Galway! Marless House. Shawn liked Achill Lodge.

Michele



lss
Unregistered User
(3/25/04 8:18 am)

Galway Lodging


I am staying at Marless House on April 2nd and 3rd and the rates were 30 euro's per person.



Ande
Unregistered User
(3/25/04 9:56 am)

Lodging


Hi Everybody and thanks. I've booked my first night at Marless House. That's all I've booked so far. For Belfast, I did call the Ravenhill place, but it was around $115 a night. If I get desperate, I'll call them back, otherwise I'll keep looking. What about Westport, anything around 30 pps a night? Also, anybody heard of Ashford B&B in Bunratty? I just realized I've been confusing it with Ashgrove.

Thanks.
Ande



Allison
Unregistered User
(3/25/04 12:50 pm)

Westport B&B


Ande,

In 95 we stayed at Quay West Guesthouse in Westport, run by David Kelly. It was brand new at the time and very reasonable back then, but that was 9 years ago. You could email him at quaywest@eircom.net. It's purpose built, which we have found usually means the rooms are larger and the showers better than what you might see in a B&B where your room used to be a kid's bedroom and now has a bathroom where the closet used to be. (We have seen a few of those!)

We only passed through the last time so didn't stay. They do have an internet cafe in town next to a little restaraunt where we had a snack of toast and tea, and the Supervalue has a nice bathroom, if the need arises! (It's always good to know where the restrooms are when you are traveling!)



Dude
Unregistered User
(3/25/04 2:25 pm)

Westport


I highly recommend Seapoint House near Westport. Their Farmhouse listing shows 30-32 euros. Check them out at info@seapointhouse.com or www.seapointhouse.com .



TxDevil
Posts: 29
(3/26/04 7:04 pm)

Belfast


Keef Halla (in Nutt's Corner, just 10-15 minutes outside of Belfast away from all the congestion) is WONDERFUL. We paid 110GBP for 2 nights for 2 people. The hosts are wonderful and out of this world breakfasts. Hope ya find a place, if not try this place.

-Shawn



Ande
Unregistered User
(3/27/04 1:02 am)

Lodging


Thanks Michele, Shawn, Allison, Dude, everybody for your recommendations. I'll check them all out. Shawn, when you stayed at Keef Halla, did you drive your car into town to tour Belfast or did you leave it at the b&b and take a bus in?

Ande



TxDevil
Posts: 31
(3/27/04 3:52 pm)

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We drove everywhere. We didn't take a bus anywhere... I enjoyed driving so that's what we did.

:)

-Shawn

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