The hotel is situated in the famous Eyre Square in the centre of Galway. It dates back to 1874 and is of Georgian architecture.
There are 99 luxurious bedrooms at the Great Southern Hotel Galway, many with views onto Eyre Square. The corridors in the main part of the building are extremely wide, designed in the Victorian Era to allow two ladies in hooped dresses to pass each other; today they have been elegantly restored with marble and rich rugs, leading you on to luxurious guest rooms.
The Great Southern Hotel offers a range of bars and dining options, from fine dining in the award winning Oyster Room Restaurant to the informal menu offered in O’Flaherty’s Bar in the basement. Traditional afternoon tea to the tinkling of the pianist playing the grand piano is another tradition among Galway people, enjoy a quiet reprieve after a hectic days shopping or sightseeing in the sumptuous surroundings of the hotel lobby.
Hotel is a traditional grey stone building of Georgian architecture which has been carefully maintained.
The lobby is of medium size with marbled floors and leather sofas, and enhances an old world charm in true Irish tradition.
Built in 1845 in the heart of Galway City on Eyre Square, the property has played a part in the life of the city for over 160 years. The hotel also prides itself on its dedicated team of employees and its magnificent location. (06/07 rt)
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6 kms to the airport (galway airport)
90 kms to the airport (shannon international airport)
Hotel was beautiful , staff were very pleasent and friendly, our room was clean and tidy comfy bed, pillows were a little flat and hard, we had the noise of an extraction unit which did disturb us quite a bit. Ate in both bars, food was very good thoroughly enjoyed it. Would stay again but would request a park view room next time.
4 out of 5
My Husband and I are frequent visitors to the Meyrick ...
My Husband and I are frequent visitors to the Meyrick Hotel. Unfortunately this time we were very let down. We had not planned to eat in the hotel as we were only staying one night, however when I checked the dining room out at 9.15pm, it was closed to guests. The 2 areas that were refurbished, the dining room and the bar area were very disappointing. The décor in the dining room was, in our opinion, similar to that seen in a 'cafe' and bore no resemblance to 'fine dining'. The bar area was similar to a fancy pool side bar with its high gloss tiles and marble bar. We did speak to the duty manager, a very nice man, but as stated to him,we will not be back. It was stated that the general manager, Mr Rooney, would be in contact. To date this has not happened.
I have to say that from the minute my wife and I arrived at the hotel, the staff could not be more friendly and helpful. Rooms were very cosy and bed was extremely comfortable. My highlight was relaxing in the hot tub overlooking Galway bay/city. Very relaxing stay. Hope to return soon. Thank you to all the staff
4 out of 5
I couldn't find fault with the hotel. Staff, room and ...