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Galway Bay Hotel

#1 of 57 Hotels in Galway
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The Promenade, Galway, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything was nice but we were told that we were a 10 minute walk into Galway. Uh...no. It was about a 35 minute walk into Galway! The service in the restaurant was to a very high standard altogether. I would definitely reccomend it to anyone and I would love to go back again!

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to the Galway Bay Hotel for 10 consecutive years. Standards have always been high and staff are most welcoming. We have always eaten in the hotel's dining room and have found no faults whatsoever. Indeed, the restaurant staff are particularly friendly and cater for all our needs. Views from the veranda are stunning and the craic in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice location on water, pleasant 30 min walk to Galway city center in nice weather. Bathroom could use an upgrade to earn four stars small shower tub, sparse toiletries. Comfortable beds. Staff were very friendly but had moderate knowledge of touring option. Overall good value and pleasant stay

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked this accommodation for my family as a special treat after reading the reviews. Very disappointing! Thought it was just an average hotel and really in need of an update. Seating area for the family at night a bit tatty. The bar was very dark and too noisy to hold a conversation. The balcony area could do with being... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am so glad I chose this hotel for my wedding, the place is amazing!! I had to organize the wedding from Canada and I can't praise or thank the staff enough for their help. The hotel itself is gorgeous and very well run. The suite was decorated beautifully and the centrepieces and settings were fabulous. Now for the food... More 

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Cork
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Salthill is a beautiful place and the Galway Bay is the place to be to enjoy it. I recently spent a few days in the hotel, albeit not for the first time. We've stayed here a few times and it's consistently excellent. It has everything covered... Excellent location, food, rooms, facilities and scenery. However I feel I should give a... More 

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County Tyrone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this hotel has it all , great staff and great service, get down early for breakfast , best seat in the house for sunrise over galway bay, good food and good time, try the pub grub , try to go midweek, you will not be disappointed,

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeff, Many thanks for taking the time and effort to review the Galway Bay Hotel following on from your visit recently. I am most pleased to read that you had a really nice time. I do certainly agree that there is no better place in the world to have breakfast – watching the sunrise over Galway Bay is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here with husband and 3 small children for 4 nights and couldn't recommend the hotel enough. This was our second stay at the hotel and we enjoyed it so much last year, we had to go back. The food both breakfast and dinner was really good , if anything we ate far too much! The cleanliness of the hotel... More 

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ‘tracyo’, Wow – what a wonderful review, all on the team are so thrilled to read that you had such a wonderful time. Thank you sincerely. Patricia is delighted to be mentioned in such a positive manner through such a public medium and she passes on her gratitude to you. We look forward to welcoming you back again shortly.... More 

Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Galway Bay Hotel again for three nights midweek for a nice short break. We had a fantastic time. I love visiting this hotel. The location is great. We had dinner in the restaurant and it was great. The food was so good and the staff great. That's one thing that sticks out every time... More 

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ‘rebelvisitor’, Your wonderful feedback is extremely encouraging and most welcome. Thank you most sincerely for returning to the Galway Bay Hotel when in Galway and all on the team look forward to welcoming you back again at some stage in the future. Warmest regards, Dan Murphy More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying here with family for three nights. Property is on the waterfront but all one can see from the room is the car park. Must ask for higher floors. Busy hotel with weddings & functions. Not a place for cosy private events. Pricey for the value.

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ‘Vijaya’, Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you for your feedback. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again at some stage in the future and should you wish to receive special offers please send me your e-mail address to dmurphy@galwaybayhotel.com and I will arrange for you to be... More 

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