Ideally located in the heart of Galway, just 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre, Sli Na Mara offers bed and breakfast accommodation, en suite guest rooms and free WiFi. Free private parking is possible on site. All the rooms at Sli Na Mara feature a TV, a spacious en suite bathroom and generous storage space. Breakfast is available every morning in the dining room. This family-run bed and breakfast is 10 minutes’ stroll from the popular area of Salthill and the Promenade. Galway Cathedral is just 5 minutes’ drive.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Sli Na Mara has been welcoming guests since 13 Sept 2014.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Galway, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 double bed
1 single bed
1 double bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Galway
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  • Stephen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent friendly hosts. Good location just outside the main city but an easy walk to city and beaches. Rooms were clean and airy. Very interesting and tasty breakfasts.
  • Anitra
    Bridie and George were delightful hosts. The friendliness, the service, the attention to detail were all first class.
  • Claire
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The hosts are a lovely couple, they are flexible and helpful, the breakfast is great and taken in a nice living room. It’s a real authentic BnB in a comfy home.
  • O
    Friendly host, rooms was exceptionally clean and comfortable.
  • Quentin
    It was genuinely a pleasure to stay at Bridie's home. The location is great, 10 minutes walk to the city centre and free parking. Bridie is a charming person and had very good advices for our trip to the Connemara. Would definitely recommend Sli...
  • Margaret
    we had a family room and it was lovely for the 3 of us. the breakfast was excellent with lots of choices. the host and hostess very helpful with suggestions of places we can walk to, and for dinner. we were on the second floor and seemed very...
  • Andrea
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very close to the city centre,very clean and the owner is extremely friendly. Nice breakfast
  • Barry
    Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, good bathroom, great breakfast, friendly host.
  • Monica
    B&B very conveniently located in a quiet and nice neighborhood at walking distance from the city center. Very clean and comfortable rooms. Bridie and her husband are wonderful hosts. Delicious breakfast. Absolutely recommended.
  • Jfalconl
    Very cozy, homey and very nice hosts. Breakfast was very tasty and it was perfect to accomodate special dietary needs. Bridie and George are great people with tons of useful hints to visit the area.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there parking available for my daughter and our rental car

    Thank you for contacting us. Parking is limited to 3 cars in our driveway. So I would expect parking available for your car.
    Answered on 9 April 2022
  • Hi- is there a closed door policy for the b&b? We are going down for a concert in Galway and want to make sure if we come in late it’s allowed?

    Hi there, YEs that is not a problem for us. You will have your own key to gain entry into our home. I would ask that you be respectful and quiet when returning as other guests would be sleeping.
    Answered on 16 February 2022
  • Hi do you supply towels ?

    YEs towels are provided in our bathrooms. Regards Bridie
    Answered on 7 September 2021

Host Information

Host review score

Sli na Mara is a small family run bed and breakfast. We are aways available for any advice or recommendations you may require while visiting Galway city.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings *

Facilities of Sli Na Mara
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • City view
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Sli Na Mara takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 18:00


From 08:00 to 10:30



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Cash Sli Na Mara accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

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

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

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

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform Sli Na Mara in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Sli Na Mara

  • Guests staying at Sli Na Mara can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • Check-in at Sli Na Mara is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Room options at Sli Na Mara include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Twin

  • Sli Na Mara is 0.8 miles from the centre of Galway. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Sli Na Mara may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

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