The Westwood

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Overview of The Westwood

The Westwood

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Galway

8.8/10 Fabulous

20 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
Upper Newcastle, Galway, Galway, H91 R7XN
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator

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About this area

Getting around

  • Galway Station - 10 min drive
  • Athenry Station - 20 min drive
  • Craughwell Station - 23 min drive

About this property

The Westwood

3-star guesthouse near a train station
Take advantage of a terrace, a garden, and laundry facilities at The Westwood. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An electric car charging station, smoke-free premises, and tour/ticket assistance
  • ATM/banking services, luggage storage, and an elevator
  • Coworking spaces and a 24-hour front desk
Room features
All guestrooms at The Westwood have perks such as laptop-friendly workspaces and separate sitting areas, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers
  • Separate sitting areas, communal kitchens, and heating



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 394 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Working away

  • Coworking spaces


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Elevator


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Westwood Galway
The Westwood Guesthouse
The Westwood Guesthouse Galway

Frequently asked questions

Does The Westwood offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Westwood does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Westwood?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Westwood?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Westwood?
Yes. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Westwood?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Westwood?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Caesar's Palace (12-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Westwood and nearby?
The Westwood has a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around The Westwood like?
The Westwood is a short 6-minute walk from National University of Ireland-Galway and 17 minutes' walk from Music for Galway Limited.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Michael Meredith, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The complex is awesome, very close to the city centre. Clean and tidy.
Bruno, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Not a hotel at all - misleading
This place is not a hotel, it's some kind of student housing, in good condition but very tight rooms, no room cleaning, no restaurant and except for a convenient store on its premises, no restaurants nearby at all!
Sandra, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Robert, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Dan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Note no restaurant in the hotel nor any in close proximity
William, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great new option in Galway
Wonderful option for short stay with shared kitchen. Private room and bath, friendly staff, and extremely clean. Student dorms during school year, but easily adaptable for summer travelers.
7-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Patrick, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Enjoyed the stay the room and all of the place was spotless was amazed how clean well done to them for that was a problem with door lock which was fixed after but overall great place the amenities were great but suit maybe couples or groups the spar shop was handy but expensive but I would stay there again the staff were excellent and very helpful 4.5outof 5 the lock was annoying just I suppose from security point of view but overall enjoyed my stay and a bus stop literally about 50 out side entrance 404 bus which was very handy so easy to get into eyre Square will definitely consider staying again
Alan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was a fabulous place to stay if your staying in Galway. The room snd site were super clean. The staff were very helpful. A very pleasant 25 min walk into Galway city. Overall we had a lovely weekend staying in the Westwood
Rachel, 2-night romance trip
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