House of Swans, The Best View No. 4
House of Swans, The Best View No. 4

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This double room with shared bathroom is located in the most astonishing location in Galway in the renowned residential area of Claddagh. It is literally 300 feet away from Shop Street and the Nightlife area of Galway but it's also far enough for not hearing the noises. Right in front the river, the swans and "Long Walk". From its big window, you will enjoy the best view you can get in Galway.
For those who will arrive with a car there is a private parking space included.

The space

The room is not so big (9 sqm), but it is very bright and has the best view of the bay in Galway. From this room you can see both the river and the sea, the swans and other birds. You can also see the Spanish Arch and the Long Walk with their colorful houses, the most photographed street in Ireland, a postcard view.

The house has 7 rooms and 5 bathrooms, in the summer we reserve 5 of the rooms for our guests. Suitable for small groups.

Quay street, Shop Street and the Latin Quarter are just 2 minutes walk from the house. This small double room is literally located in the best spot of the city, in the romantic neighborhood of Claddagh where the Claddagh Ring was invented.
It is the perfect accommodation for young couples and backpackers who would prefer to enjoy an authentic experience rather than the comforts offered by hotels.

We also offer a free parking space, pretty handy considering that there are very few parking spaces in Galway and they are very expensive.

The bathroom is downstairs beside the kitchen and is shared with two other rooms, one of which is a single. We make sure to keep it clean and tidy every day, we also provide hygiene products, listed below, and a hair-dryer in each room.

We provide bottles of shampoo, shower gel and few other hygiene products like cotton buds and makeup removal pads, you can find those in the straw baskets beside the window, take whatever you need.

You will find clean and fresh towels on your bed. If will stay for more than 3 days just ask for a change of towels whenever you are in need. In the wardrobe of your room, you will find a hair-dryer.

The shower is electric which means that there is always hot water. Make sure to not move the switch very quickly for adjusting the temperature because it takes few seconds before it reaches the temperature indicated in the input button.

The perfect setting is with the power switch to high and the temperature in the middle, good pressure and temperature. We usually leave the power switch always on. In case somebody turned it off you just have to pull the string of the switch beside the shower.

Breakfast and the use of the kitchen, unfortunately, are not provided, as we specified in the amenities list. For a nice breakfast, we recommend a bar at the end of the road called Gourmet Tart, where you can have croissants, pastry coffee and also sandwiches for your packed lunch.

We named our house "House of Swans" because of the swans, our extra neighbors, they live just in front of the house. We decided to name our house after we started to host our guests with Airbnb during the summer months turning our home into a guest house.

The house has 7 rooms and 5 bathrooms each room has different sizes and characteristics. We use up to 5 rooms with Airbnb, if you book in good advance you could have the choice of booking the room that best suits you.

In the traditional Irish living room, you will find a cozy stove, three comfortable sofas, a guitar and, sometimes, other guests with whom to talk about trips and adventures,
We wish you a nice stay :)

Guest access

If you need to store your bike or any other sport equipment we usually have space in the little shed. Ask us if we have enough empty space at the time of the booking.

There is a free parking space in the front yard which is pretty handy considering that in other areas of the city parking spaces are difficult to find and very expensive. Please don't park in the 2 parking spaces marked with yellow crosses because they are reserved by the owner of the house.
Usually, there is plenty of space for all the guests. In the very rare case the parking space is all busy, you can always park in front of the house in the parking spaces marked with the white lines.

Interaction with guests

If you need anything just ask and we will be happy to help to make your stay in Galway enjoyable and funny.

Other things to note

The bathroom, bright and spacious, is as mentioned previously, in the ground floor, which means that you will need to go down the stairs and through the living room to get there. It is always kept clean and is shared with 2/3 more people.

We have a washing machine and drier, which can be used if needed. We charge 5€ for a full load, just give us your clothes, and we will do them for you

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £9 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price: £54 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 9PM

Make sure to tell us when you would like to check in.
We ask to not make noise between 11pm 10am to make sure to not bother other guests.
We also ask to not throw the rubbish in the bins in the front yard and use the bins in the kitchen or the one in your room because we are recycling and we want to make sure that everything goes in the right place. Please leave the top window open when you check out.
We wish you a nice stay :)

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Must climb stairs - There are stairs to access the room, they are fairly steep



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Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

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83 Reviews

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Tony User Profile
June 2017
We rated this property as good purely for the location of the bathroom. Our room was on the second floor and the bathroom on the first. However we would rate our hosts Natalia and Lamberto as Fantastic! They we're friendly, accommodating and provided a number of suggestions for restaurants and places to visit that made our stay in Galway very enjoyable!

Catherine User Profile
June 2017
Natalia and Lamberto's place was perfectly located for Galway city centre. We met Lamberto at check in and he was incredibly helpful in giving us lots of suggestions of things to see and do in Galway, as well as nice places to eat. The room was clean and comfortable, with a great view of the harbour. Great hosts, very friendly.

Sonalie User Profile
May 2017
We loved staying at Natalia & Lamberto's place! It's PERFECTLY located and they were so friendly, relaxed, and helpful. We hadn't researched Galway at all, and had no idea what to expect. Natalia got out a map and gave us great recommendations on how to spend our day. The view from our room was gorgeous and everything was within walking distance! We had a wonderful experience in Galway thanks to their helpful tips and lovely home.

Maddison User Profile
May 2017
Great great great location - just a 5/10 min walk away from the centre that is filled with bars, restaurants and shopping. Natalia and Lamberto both had awesome recommendations and were genuinely nice hosts. Would definitely stay with them again.

Gabriel User Profile
May 2017
Natalia & Lamberto's place is a very centric, clean and awesome place to stay. They welcomed us with a smile and helped us with everything they could. I would recommend this place to everyone visiting Galway. Besides, views from the room are pretty amazing :)

Philip User Profile
October 2016
Had a lovely stay! Ideal platform for a good night's sleep after exploring Galway and beyond...

Jan User Profile
October 2016
Hi, firstly i would like say: Natali and Lambetro, once again – thank you for your accomodation :). These young people have large house with some clean cozy rooms, so you could be certain, that you will meet new interesting people traveling around Ireland. Their house is near Galway bay, so you will see a lot of birds and some omes, when see is high, lovely fishing seals. The town center is in 5 minute slow walk distance and offers a lot of pubs, shops and restaurants. We found everything, even small „red light district“ near the river. If i could suggest, riverside is realy nice. This part off city to the university and cathedral is full of canals and river branches. So, Galway and House of swans are fantastic places to stay with possibility to visit fasmous Aran Islands. Jan

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Natalia&Lamberto User Profile

We are a very possitive and easy going couple from Spain and Italy. We love travelling as well; we consider it to be an essential part of life, and so we decided to help other people to do so by offering them a nice place where to stay.
I am a postgrad, keen on photography and the visual arts, and Lamberto, my boyfriend, is an extremely cheerful person who loves music, art, film and longboarding. We are both very friendly and welcoming, and we will do as much as is in our hands to make our guests feel like home.
We are also respectful with other people who live with us in the house, so we try to set a few norms to keep politeness above anything else.

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