Guest Reviews

Below are some reviews taken from VRBO and AirBnB with links to the sites, so you can see them there too.

Surpassed All Expectations

Rachel Kittoe
Jul 25, 2016

Our family recently stayed at Nile Lodge for five nights and we had an amazing time. We knew from the pictures that the property was gorgeous, but we really had no idea how gorgeous until we got there. And our host, Maire, went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. She even went around the house to "baby-proof" it for our 18-month old, and provided everything we needed and more (even a few diapers!). The baby had a fantastic time, playing football in the garden and running around the common areas--he was in heaven and so were we. Our family has stayed in many VRBO's and Maire is by far the best hostess we have ever had. She gave us a warm welcome when we arrived and plenty of tips--the house is nicely located close to downtown Galway (about a 5-10 minute walk), as well as a beautiful seaside promenade where we took many beach walks--though we found ourselves loving the house so much that we ended up spending a lot of our time there! Maire pays attention to all the details that most VRBO owners miss--for example, a hair dryer in every room, and a plug-in to convert electrical appliances--so thoughtful and convenient! It was these small touches combined with the overall beauty of the place that made our stay so comfortable. We had a very special time and will remember it always. Thank you Maire!

Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers,

Amazing home and hostess

Maureen O'Connor
Jul 6, 2016

We just returned home from a four night stay at Nile Lodge; the end of a wonderful 2 week vacation in Scotland and Ireland. Nile Lodge exceeded our expectations in every way. The home itself is exquisite, yet warm and welcoming. The owner, Maire, could not have been nicer. She provided us with great recommendations for restaurants, pubs and places of interest to visit, but what made her really special were her stories about Galway and the history surrounding the house! She was so much fun that we spent one evening pub hopping with her! We do a lot of traveling and Nile Lodge is certainly one of the nicest places we have stayed. I hope we'll have a chance to return someday!

Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers,

Grand introduction to Ireland

James Campbell
Jun 23, 2016

The Nile Lodge contained the most interesting history and was the very best appointed home that we rented. Maire is a sweetheart of a genuine lady and made our whole family very welcome. The location was perfect for our 4 day stay, as we explored the area. Everything was so clean and even fresh towels were carefully placed every other day. We highly recommend the Nile Lodge!!!

Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway


Charming and comfortable home

Lorenzo Ribiero
Jun 2, 2016

We were two couples who recently spent a lovely week at the Nile Lodge. The home was very comfortable and wonderfully equipped. The owner, Maire, was very kind and generous with her time and with supplies for the kitchen. She was very knowledgeable about the area and helped us a great deal. The location of the home was excellent for exploring the countryside and the town of Galway itself. There was ample parking and ample space for relaxing inside and out. We will definitely return the next time we are in Ireland.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+


Lovely family holiday

Apr 26, 2016

We had a lovely week staying in Nile Lodge. The house had everything we needed, and was beautifully clean, warm and homely. We were made very welcome by Maire and she was happy for our two energetic small boys to run around and explore the house. The garden was also lovely; the enclosed orchard was a perfect football pitch. We could easily walk into Galway, along the seafront and to the aquarium. It was an easy car journey to lots of other interesting places like the Burren, Glengowla mines, Connemara beaches and countryside. We would definitely stay there again.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers


Ireland is a charming little country and we loved spending a week in Galway! We would highly recommend staying at the Nile Lodge! My husband and I were on vacation with our 3 adult children and our home was in a great location to walk to the market, cheese and wine shops, bakeries, restaurants and downtown Galway. This historic home has a fireplace in each room, is beautifully decorated and has gorgeous patio's and gardens that you can enjoy. We had plenty of room to relax after a day of sightseeing, the kitchen has all of the amenities to cook meals and we enjoyed sitting on the porch having breakfast. We visited the Cliff's of Moher, biked around the Aran Islands, visited the Kylemore Abbey and Ashford Castle, golfed and spent time in downtown Galway. We enjoyed dining at the Kai Cafe and restaurant, Ard Bia and a quaint Italian restaurant down the road from us. Maire was a gracious host and we loved spending time with her. She had some wonderful recommendations for sightseeing, shops and restaurants. Everything was perfect in our home - We will definitely come back and visit!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Eileen and family

Bill and Eileen S.
Apr 12, 2016

HomeAway Property
Read or Write Reviews