Overlooking Eyre Square in the heart of Galway, The Skeffington Arms offers bright, modern rooms, a vibrant bar and restaurant, and Galway‘s largest cocktail bar. The stylish bar includes a 10 foot-high HD big screen. All of The Skeffington’s colorful rooms include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Rooms also feature private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. The Skeff Bar & Kitchen provides a wide range of locally sourced food, while the popular Skeff Bar consists of 6 bars over several floors, offering cocktails, beers, and 7 sport screens, including a 57-inch HD 3D plasma screen. Parking is available at a 50% reduction to hotel guests in The Q Car Park, with a hotel stamp. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This is our guests' favorite part of Galway, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Skeffington Arms Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 25, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Galway, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 full bed
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Galway
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  • Carol
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was absolutely fantastic and the location was perfect.
  • Daniel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location. Basic but clean & comfortable rooms. Very friendly staff, particularly Niall at reception.
  • Oneil
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was incredible and the location was perfect. It's an older facility and the elevator can give you pause, but the room was clean and good size for a European hotel. Location was ideal with easy access to shops, pubs and things to do. It...
  • Denise
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent location and friendly and helpful staff.
  • Sara
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    The location was excellent. The room were spacious.
  • Michael
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent location, very clean, delicious food, and the staff… the staff were amazing!! We will definitely come back to Galway & we will absolutely stay at The Skeffington Arms Hotel. ✨💖☘️
  • Corrine
    The front desk staff were sooooo wonderful and helpful and super sweet. !! The best front desk service we had on our trip!!! Loved it!!!
  • Lindsay
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Crunchie Fridays made my day! The staff was so helpful and kind. The Skeff bar attached to the hotel was huge and such a fun time at night.
  • Arnulfo
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Fantastic location, walking distance to all of the famous pubs and river. The city has a young vibe to it. Lots of young people are in love and enjoying Galway. It's a very romantic city, and we also fell in love with its character and vibe. The...
  • Gregory
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Almost in the middle of Galway great bar! good restaurant.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there car parking

    We are affiliated with Q-Park located around the corner from the hotel. As a resident of the the hotel, you receive a discounted rate of €10.00 which ..
    Answered on 11 August 2020
  • Are you wheelchair assesable

    Yes, we are!
    Answered on 2 January 2020
  • Can you pay extra for a mini fridge in the room and if so how much?

    Mini-fridges are available at request for no charge.
    Answered on 5 October 2020
  • do they serve full irish breakfast

    Hello, Yes we will be doing a full Irish breakfast and residents will be permitted to eat inside our hotel restaurant. This is subject to change accor..
    Answered on 27 May 2021
  • Do you pay on arrival or when booking

    Both options are available.
    Answered on 11 August 2020
  • Hello, Could you please tell me what is the earliest breakfast is served as we will need to leave by 7.30am Many thanks, Jennie

    Breakfast is served from 7.30 every morning.
    Answered on 3 February 2023
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour

Amenities of Skeffington Arms Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Walking tours
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Skeffington Arms Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Skeffington Arms Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Early check-out is available on request at the hotel.

Please note that secure parking is available at the Q car park inside the Eyre Square shopping center. The 24-hour rate for parking is EUR 10, please present your parking ticket at reception upon arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Skeffington Arms Hotel

  • Skeffington Arms Hotel is 150 feet from the center of Galway. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Skeffington Arms Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian

  • Check-in at Skeffington Arms Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at Skeffington Arms Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin

  • Skeffington Arms Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bar crawls
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Walking tours
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Bicycle rental

  • Skeffington Arms Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen

  • The prices at Skeffington Arms Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.