Forster Court - Galway

Forster Street, Galway, Ireland, 00000show map
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Overview

The 3-star Forster Court Hotel is situated in the centre of Galway. Forster Court Hotel operates since 2001. It features 24-hour reception, 24-hour security and porter service as well as a storage room, a safety deposit box and a carpark.

The hotel is 2 km away from Royal Tara China Ltd.. Eyre Square is only 5 minutes’ walk from the property.

The hotel is situated near a church and a cathedral.

This hotel is very near to Galway Railway train station.

Rooms

It offers fashionable rooms equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar, climate control, multi-channel TV and a dressing room and kitchens with an electric kettle, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers. Staying at Forster Court Hotel guests can enjoy the city. They feature private bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide range of dishes, Park House and Brasserie On The Corner can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

The on-site comforts include currency exchange, an elevator and a luggage storage.

Relax

The hotel offers a sundeck, barbeque grills and a golf course to make your stay more enjoyable. Guests can choose from sailing, horse riding and cycling available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 10 per day

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's buffet

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • Interior view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Salmon Weir bridgeSalmon Weir bridge2000 ft
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch2300 ft
National University of IrelandNational University of Ireland3300 ft
NUI GalwayNUI Galway3300 ft
Galway Railway StationGalway Railway Station400 ft
Galway Shopping CenterGalway Shopping Center1700 ft
Galway Greyhound StadiumGalway Greyhound Stadium2000 ft
Eyre SquareEyre Square400 ft
Bold Art GalleryBold Art Gallery1700 ft
St. Nicholas' Collegiate ChurchSt. Nicholas' Collegiate Church1900 ftMarket Street
Galway CathedralGalway Cathedral2300 ftUniversity and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square
Galway CathedralGalway Cathedral2300 ftUniversity and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square
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Park HousePark House300 ftForster Street
Raw Sushi In The SkyRaw Sushi In The Sky800 ftRadisson Blu Hotel
Renzo CafeRenzo Cafe1000 ft32 Eyre Street
Brasserie On The CornerBrasserie On The Corner1200 ftEglinton Street
The Cottage BarThe Cottage Bar1300 ftLower Salthill
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The CladdaghThe Claddagh4000 ft
Galway Technical InstituteGalway Technical Institute4000 ft
Galway Cultural InstituteGalway Cultural Institute1.3 mi
Galway-Mayo Institute of TechnologyGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology1.5 mi
Galway RacecourseGalway Racecourse2.5 mi
Galway Irish Crystal Heritage CentreGalway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre1.1 mi
Royal Tara China Visitor CentreRoyal Tara China Visitor Centre1.1 mi
Galway Golf ClubGalway Golf Club2.2 mi
Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf CourseGlenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course2.2 mi
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle10.5 mi KinvaraIreland
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Getting around
Airports
Carnmore (GWY)4.7 mi
Connemara (NNR)17.7 mi
Train
Galway Railway Station700 ft
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  240  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Rooms
8.0
Location
7.0
Service
  • 9.2
    Superb

    Great location. Recommended by family members who stayed previously. Very clean, extremely courteous staff, lovely breakfast, close parking at reasonable rates a bonus. Would gladly stay again. Receptionist Cynthia particularly welcoming and helpful.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The location is central and staff friendly.

    Our room was tatty and needed a makeover. I would not stay here again.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    I like the breakfast, it was nice and tasty

    The water was cold and the heating were not working. We had not hot shower because the boiler was out of order.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    excellent location and spacious and comfortable rooms

    no information in room re hotel e.g restaurant info etc.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Staff were nice and friendly, which is a mild comfort when you haven't slept.

    - Didn't sleep much either night. The first night some drunks kept us awake from 5 to 6:15 am, they stopped after the porter talked to them, this took him and hour to do. I had to ring four times, just cause the crowd next door didn't answer their phone and pretended to be quiet. - The second night a delivery truck outside made a loud noise from 5:30 to 6:30 am, which no amount of double glazing could stop from being very loud. - We were told the parking would be "sorted out", that means after we checked out we were charged €10 a night at the car park. You just assume a pricey hotel will have FREE parking.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    the staff were excellent and very helpful with all our requests. For example when the internet in our room didnt work they promptly came and shifted us to another room where it did.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Excellent service by every member of the staff that we encountered. Clean, comfortable room. We ate several meals at the hotel, the food was also excellent.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Reception staff was helpful, especially Paul. Very warm welcome indeed. Room good size, clean. Bathroom big enough for me. Location, location, location. Next to the bus station and city center.

    Avoid the restaurant, nothing spectacular you can get better food for same price next door. Service is poor and not organized. Breakfast is chaotic, had to wait for 20 minutes to be offered a cup of coffee. Worse service of the year award in hotel breakfast category from me.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    location, rooms were very nice, good layout and design.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The lady on the reception was very helpful; she advised on bars and restaurants to go to as well as booking us a day trip and taxis. We also were very impressed with the room itself and the breakfast.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The staff could not have been more helpful. All day breakfasts are a great idea. Very reasonable when compared to similar hotels in Galway. Ideal location for a city break weekend. I dont often leave reviews, but there is little to fault in the Forster Court Hotel!

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    This is a lovely hotel, very clean, modern and cheerful. Staff were lovely and very efficent. Rooms were spotless and the location is just ideal to hit all the hot spots in galway. We went to the rugby match and it was just a short walk up college road. Breakfast was just fantastic, such a lovely selection and the breakfast itself was cooked fresh. My boyfriend had a Full Irish, I had toast and scrambled eggs, also not many places serve porraige and enjoyed it. Another plus is breakfast is served up until 12pm, this is very unusal but an excellent service. Well done.

    Very limited choice on the the bar food, we were looking for meat, potatoes veg etc and there wasnt anything like that on the menu. Just more snakes, burgers chips, pastas etc.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Comfortable, proximity to centre of city

    Noise level on street when trying to sleep, lack of parking

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Very nice hotel. Lobby a bit off-putting (somewhat dark) but my room was very nice. Bed very comfortable. Excellent location. Around the corner from the lovely new Galway bus station.

    Everything was nice.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Staff were than accommodating and friendly to chat with. Room was serviced at 12

    Staff were more than accommodating and friendly to chat with . Room was serviced each morning at 12 and left perfect. Location was excellent and from my look at other hotels in the same area forsters prices were the best on offer (db room). And also staff were very helpful and knowledgeable of city and county. Couldn have asked for more.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  240 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in Ireland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Carnmore (GWY)4.7 mi
Connemara (NNR)17.7 mi
Train
Galway Railway Station700 ft
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