The Herons Rest Boutique Townhouse
16 The Longwalk, H91 H7TE Galway, Ireland –
Excellent location — rated 9.8/10! (score from 46 reviews)
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Sorcha the Owner
We enjoy providing a home from home experience and strive to offer you a personalized locals insight service. On order our continental gourmet breakfasts, provisioned from local and organic produce give you a taste of the best of the west. In each stylish sea view bedroom lots of thoughtful touches enhance your comfort and panoramic views of the bay give a feeling of idyllic hideaway whilst still located in the city centre. We love to share up-to the minute advice with you on the best restaurant recommendations and help you with your reservations. Galway is the perfect base for day tripping and we offer a number of tours which can be booked directly on our website in advance of your arrival. If you are driving we would be happy to help you with personalised route planning to ensure you can avoid the tourist traps and find unspoilt secret spots. Why not let us pack a gourmet picnic for you? and let us recommend our favorite places to stop. Breakfast is not included but can be ordered and is made of Irish farmhouse cheeses, local artisinal products and fresh baking. In our next door property we offer a 3 Double Room Bed and Breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you to Galway.
The Herons Rest is uniquely located by the waterside within a stone’s throw from the city centre action, we call it keeping it country in the city. Turning right out the front door takes you to the Spanish arch, the historical city walls and across the fish market plaza to the pubs and restaurants of the Latin Quarter. The view from your room overlooks the Claddagh quay where the river Corrib meets Galway Bay. It is a tidal harbour with an incredible rise and fall of 15 feet. This sheltered harbour is home to the traditional black boat with rust coloured sails known as the Galway hooker. Alongside the pleasure boats Lobster and crab fishermen can frequently be seen landing their catch. The Mutton Island lighthouse is situated at the mouth of the harbour and the blue limestone hills of the Burren lie on the opposite shore, making it a very safe harbour for sailing. On our doorstep Corrib river is the shortest an fastest moving river in Europe and its bank is teaming with wildlife and home to one of the largest colonies of mute swans in Western Europe. Occasionly from your window you may be entertained watching wading fishermen seeking elusive salmon. Enjoy the best of both worlds
Languages spoken: French, English
Property surroundings –
Galway City Museum0.1 miles
Spanish Arch0.1 miles
Bold Art Gallery0.2 miles
St. Nicholas Collegiate Church0.2 miles
Shop Street0.3 miles
The Market0.3 miles
Lynch’s Castle0.3 miles
Galway Technical Institute0.3 miles
The Claddagh0.3 miles
Eyre Square Centre0.4 miles
Restaurants and markets
Coffee Works and Press Cafe/bar0.3 miles
Il Viccolo Restaurant0 miles
Aniar Micheline star restaurant Restaurant0.6 miles
Kai Restaurant Restaurant1.2 miles
Nestors Supervalue Market1.2 miles
Corrib Lake12.4 miles
Shannon Airport40.2 miles
Ireland West Airport Knock45.5 miles
Most popular landmarks
Galway Railway Station0.4 miles
Eyre Square0.4 miles
National University of Galway0.6 miles
Galway Greyhound Stadium0.9 miles
Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre1.5 miles
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Most popular facilities
Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and charges may be applicable.
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Wine glasses
- Dining table
- Cleaning products
- Tumble dryer
- Alarm clock
- Free toiletries
- Shower cap
- Body soap
- Additional bathroom
- Private bathroom
- Shared Bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Seating Area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable Channels
- Socket near the bed
- Trash cans
- Hardwood/Parquet floors
- Private entrance
Pets are not allowed.
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Sit back and relax
- Outdoor furniture
Food & Drink
- Chocolate or cookies
- Bottle of water
- Wine or champagne
- Special diet menus (on request)
- Packed lunches
- Breakfast in the room
- Tea/Coffee Maker
- Snorkelling (Additional charge)
- Horse riding (Additional charge)
- Diving (Additional charge)
- Canoeing (Additional charge)
- Windsurfing (Additional charge)
- Fishing (Additional charge)
- Golf course (within 3 km) (Additional charge)
- Tennis court (Additional charge)
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Landmark view
- Sea view
- Ironing service (Additional charge)
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
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15:00 - 19:00
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
07:00 - 11:00
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Free! Up to three children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
The Herons Rest Boutique Townhouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Please inform The Herons Rest Boutique Townhouse 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.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please note that the check-in and key-collection take place at: The Herons Rest Boutique B&B, 16a The Longwalk, Galway, Ireland, H91 KN67 Galway.