Petra House

About Petra House

Superb Guesthouse in Galway City

Your hosts Frank & Joan would like to welcome you to Petra House, a family run guesthouse. We are both dedicated to maintaining a high standard of service (and making your stay as hospitable as possible) while providing a traditional genuine Irish atmosphere. each guest can be assured of a warm and friendly ambience in comfortable surroundings with a beautiful décor.

Petra House is a warm welcoming guesthouse, just minutes walk to the heart of Galway City and Eyre Square. Upon entering, you will be met with a warm relaxing and luxurious feeling. At Petra House we pride ourselves on exceptional service. All our rooms are of the highest standard. Single, double, twin and triple, front and rear rooms are all available. You are guaranteed a warm welcome, exceptional service, quality breakfast and accommodation to a top standard and an experience that will bring you back for more. Keep in touch with loved ones with a centrally located PC & Printer that can be used for reading emails or printing boarding passes.

You can find us in many travel publications including renowned travel writer Rick Steeves. We are Trip Advisor Certified of Excellence and Travellers Choice Award winner in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014“Easy to Find, Hard to Leave”

Rooms Facilities

Petra House is a modern establishment with the highest accommodation standards. Your comfort is most important to us. Because of this, housekeeping is done each day and rooms are provided with fresh fluffy towels, crisp linen and complimentary toiletries. All rooms are non smoking and tastefully decorated to create a restful space for you to relax and feel like you’re in “a house from home”. Complimentary tea and coffee also awaits you in your room. If you have any special requirements before your arrival, they can be arranged on your request.

Bedroom Facilities

All our rooms include:

  • Private En-suite Shower Room
  • Flat screen TV
  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Central Heating
  • Hairdryers
  • Iron, Fans and Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Access to the PC Station and Printer
  • Free Secure Off Street Parking (24 hour)
  • Outdoor Seated Smoking Area
  • Tours/ Ticket Assistance & Information
  • Early & Late Departures Catered for ( By Request)
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • *All our double beds are queen size beds (5ft x 6.6ft)


Petra House is ideally located to explore ll the attractions the West has to offer; The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Connemara and the Aran Islands to name but a few. Daily tours to all of the above can be arranged in advance by Frank or Joan on your arrival with a free pick up from Petra House. Petra House is centrally located so that you can meander through the medieval streets of Galway with its ample choice of pubs and restaurants. Take in a theatre show or enjoy some traditional music and a pint of the black stuff. Soak up the atmosphere of the many festivals and attractions Galway has to offer.

GPS Coordinates: 53.278224, -9.039387

Ireland’s West Coast also offers some of the best activities in the country; Golfing, Hill Walking, Biking, Angling and Horse Riding. All of which can be arranged on booking or arrival. Joan & Frank will be happy to help make the most of your time in Galway.


A warm welcome awaits you at Petra House Bed and Breakfast in Galway City. Our relaxed ambiance makes it the perfect place to stay for both business and pleasure. We offer Irish hospitality at it’s best. Dine each morning in our relaxed dining room with an aroma of freshly brewed coffee throughout. Our delicious home cooked breakfast is served fresh every morning. Using all local and fresh produce. With an extensive menu to choose from and dietary requirements also catered for. Sample some of Joan’s freshly baked scones and breads that will set you up for your day ahead.


Petra House is renowned for using fresh, local produce and is prepared for you to the highest of standards by Joan each morning. Home made scones and brown bread will get your senses buzzing each morning.