We are traveling to Ireland in Sept 2011. Staying at The Shelbourne in Dublin for a week. However, Marriott has pulled it's franchise from the Courtyard in Galway. Anyone have suggestions? (Planning on staying about 5 days in Galway.)
Good Morning, I have received the following information from an associate at The Shelbourne. I hope this helps! "I would suggest the g hotel in Galway (www.theghotel.ie) - a 5 star very funky and quirky hotel, located within a 10 minute walk of the city centre. If the guests prefer something more traditional (along the Shelbourne hotel style), I would suggest Ashford Caste. This is a 12th century castle in Cong, Co Mayo (where the classic movie ''The Quiet Man'' was made with Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne) - it is approx a 40 minute drive from Galway (www.ashford.ie)"
You will love The Shelbourne. I stayed for 4 nights but wish I could stay there for 4 months. Everything was great about this hotel (location, room service time & food quality, door service, hotel room, bathrooms just re-done maybe 2 years ago, great shower pressure, front desk, bar!!!) Have fun!!!