Hospitality with a capital H
After doing a whirlwind European tour of Amsterdam, Paris, and Cinque Terre; After walking many kilometers and travelling 12 hours, let me tell you: This last stop of accommodations was absolutely fabulous! I don't think I've ever used that word before. I thought about it and to simply say that this B & B was only 'great' would be a gross understatement. My girlfriend and I were to make our last stop in Galway and this B & B quickly became our home base. Freddy and Michele were the best hosts your can possibly ask for. After settling in we were asked to come down and have a cup of tea. During our conversation over tea, we talked about our travels and what our plans for the city were. We soon realized that our hosts were there to guide us during our final stop in Galway. Armed with the best knowledge of the city, they gave us some valuable tips and tricks for enjoying Galway on tight budget. Months ago, when my girlfriend and I plotted out this tour of two weeks, I was a little hesitant about the expense Galway may be. These kind hosts helped melt those worries away. We were informed of great places to eat and options to travel around at minimal expense. These folk were engaging and very very entertaining.
Okay let me give you the run down. Privacy was a factor for me and I felt quite comfortable at this bed and breakfast. I felt like I had a good buffer when was in my room. The room was very clean and organized equipped with TV and DVD player. It felt like a large comfy room with a King sized comfy bed. There is also wireless through out the home. The en-suite bathroom was immaculate and let's face the fact that a big clean and well stocked lavatory is a BIG plus.
In the morning, you are well feed with a massive Irish/Continental breakfast... (French toast and the baby potatoes with smoked ham yummmm). They also have fruit and yogurt for those on the move. They basically have everything from food to adapters to invaluable knowledge. Freddy is a funny host and he is a great cook! The suroom is great by the way!
The house itself is very beautiful with a nice sized dining area that opens up to back conservatory ( Sun-room ) There you a free to browse through books from a large collection, along with a bunch of great worldly guides. They also have a nice open garden in the back. The house is about a 20 min walk to the city ( Few minutes by car along the coast road. So in the end we were a quick ride from the action and did not have to spend a king's ransom to get above quality accommodations. Also, there are a few options to eat and drink just around the corner from home base, so don't believe you will be stuck in the middle of nowhere. There are also convenience stores just up the street.
So, when I do decide to re-visit Galway, I will be staying at The Sea Breeze Lodge Bed and Breakfast. When we had to leave, my girlfriend and I were a little sad that our stay had run short. Leaving at 7 in the morning, we missed breakfast but Freddy and Michele, being the sweet and kind hosts they are, sent us off with a care package of water, yogurt and granola bars so that we would have a little something in the belly for the long trip home. Full recommendations! Thanks again !
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