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The Branches

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Single Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Branches

The Branches

3.0 star property

8.2/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
13 Woodhaven, Merlin Park, Galway, Galway

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGalway Mayo Institute of Technology5 min walk
  • Popular LocationMerlin Park Hospital10 min walk
  • Popular LocationGalway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre17 min walk
  • AirportGalway (GWY)21 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Galway, The Branches is near the beach. Spanish Arch and Hall of the Red Earl are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Royal Tara China Visitor Center and Planet Entertainment Centre. Millennium Children's Park and Playground and National Aquarium of Galway are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - 5 min walk
  • Merlin Park Hospital - 10 min walk
  • Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre - 17 min walk
  • Galway Clinic Private Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Lough Atalia - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Galway Station - 10 min drive

About this property

The Branches

3-star bed & breakfast
The Branches provides amenities, such as free full breakfast and a garden. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self-parking
  • Tour/ticket information and smoke-free property
Room features
All guest rooms at The Branches include amenities, such as free WiFi.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Cable channels and DVD players

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM

Family friendly

  • DVD player

Guest services

  • No housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Hairdryer


  • TV channels
  • DVD player


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 1:30 PM - 11:30 PM


Check-out before 11 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Branches Condo Galway
Branches Galway
Branches B&B Galway
Branches B&B
The Branches Galway
The Branches Bed & breakfast
The Branches Bed & breakfast Galway

Frequently asked questions

Is The Branches pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Branches?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Branches?

Check-in is from 1:30 PM - 11:30 PM.

What time is check-out at The Branches?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is The Branches located?

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Merlin Park Hospital and Merlin Woods Park. Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre and Royal Tara China Visitor Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Branches and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Branches offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Branches cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 18 out of 54 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 33%
Rating 8 - Good. 27 out of 54 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 50%
Rating 6 - Okay. 7 out of 54 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 13%
Rating 4 - Poor. 2 out of 54 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 0 out of 54 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Good

Ann, Monaghan
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice clean, comfortable house with no frills.
Lovely clean modern house. I booked a single and although the room was small the bed was a small double and very comfortable. Shower room a bit small but perfectly adequate.Breakfast was good and freshly cooked with toast but no yogurt or brown bread on offer. On the down side there was no tea making facilities in room. Overall I enjoyed my stay and would return.

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
The proprietor was very nice and obliging. We had to leave early for a flight and would miss breakfast. He offered to make us sandwiches to bring with us. The hotel was very clean, and the regular breakfast was excellent. However, we had the family room and it was extremely small. There was room for the beds and not much else. Very little room to move around. Additionally, the shower stall was very small.

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

8/10 Good

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great hosts!
The hosts were wonderful. They were there to answer our questions and served a wonderful full Irish breakfast. If it were just for their hospitality, I would give 110% to this review. The downsides to our stay: The room and ensuite bathroom were quite small. It was difficult moving around while we were there. The neighborhood was noisy. There were crowds of people laughing and partying well into the night.

10/10 Excellent

Caylin, Michigan USA
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very quaint little spot! The bathroom in our room was extremely small but it worked for what we needed! The owner was extremely kind and helpful. His breakfast was the best! The only thing I want to note is that a lot of people said it was within walking distance to city center and it was not, but the bus was €2 to get to town and we didn't mind too much. Also very close to Merlins Pub which was a great spot for a pint!

6/10 Okay

Lisa, Canada
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Decent B&B with good breakfast
We had a decent stay at the Branches. Our room was small but clean and tidy. The one thing that we didn't like was that our bathroom was not an ensuite, it was the room next to ours. When we asked if other guests would be using the bathroom, he said probably not as the other rooms all had ensuites. This was the only thing we didn't like about our stay. The breakfast was good, the price is decent, and it's about a 5 minute drive from downtown Galway. Note that parking in downtown is quite expensive (2 euro per hour) so factor that in to the price vs a downtown hotel with free parking.

10/10 Excellent

June, London
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Awesome stay...
The landlord & his family were really pleasant and friendly, I was made to feel right at home.

6/10 Okay

KellyAnn, San Diego, Ca
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
A little small but great service.
Loved the venue and breakfast. The only reason the room comfort is a two is because it was a little snug. Will definitely return.

8/10 Good

Margaret, St. Louis
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Small but comfortable
Although we were only here for a night, we enjoyed our stay. The B&B is outside of the city, but it has a few restaurants nearby, and it's easy to get to. The room was small but served its purpose -- the bed was quite comfortable, which is not always a sure thing. The bathroom, however, was almost too small to be comfortable -- when you sit on the toilet your knees are literally in the shower. Breakfast was delicious, and Mike was a gracious host and cook.