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Galway Bay Hotel

#1 of 56 Hotels in Galway
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The Promenade, Galway, Ireland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was recently at a conference in the Galway bay and I have to say that the service was excellent! I have a dairy allergy and I am normally faced with staff who feel I putting them out but the staff in Galway bay were extremely accommodating and did everything in their power to make my experience enjoyable! My waitress... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overlooking the beautiful promenade, our hearts were set on having our wedding hosted at the Galway Bay Hotel last May. However, even more memorable than the setting are the hotel’s staff – William & David and the wonderful ladies who served us all, especially Bridie & Chris. They were extremely professional and helpful at every stage - from chatting about... More 

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

Dear Linda & Flaithri, Wow – what an amazing review – you have made our day!! Thank you sincerely for everything. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your very special day. A special day for you is most certainly a very special day for all on the Galway Bay team and it was a pleasure to look... More 

Carrickmacross, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent facilities. Food was amazing. But the staff were the stars of the show. Cannot thank Niamh, Orla, John and Sergejs along with the girls on the reception desk and all the staff who helped us with every request, big and small. Very friendly & professional. I would highly recommend a visit whether for business or pleasure and I look... More 

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

Dear Rachael, All on the team read your feedback with great pride. It was our pleasure to welcome you and all of your delegates and we are thrilled to read that you found the hotel conference facilities excellent with amazing food and the staff throughout being the stars of the show. Niamh, Orla, John, Sergey whom you mention in person... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed in The Galway Bay Hotel on their over 50s offer. This was 3 BB, 3 D. We really enjoyed the hotel facilities, the really friendly staff and the fantastic food in the Lobster Pot Restaurant Also the location was ideal. I had a facial and massage - one of the best I ever had. We... More 

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

Dear ‘Nina372’, It is with great pleasure that I read your very positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your views and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. I am delighted to see that you had such a pleasant time whilst staying with us. Your feedback is... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself & my fiancé attended a wedding fair here recently. It was a great day, we received such a warm welcome. Brian & Louise were very helpful. The chef Robert gave us some delicious food samples. Even though there were lots of people in attendance we were still made feel very special. We can not wait to hold our special... More 

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

Dear ‘ Galway Getaway_girl’, Thank you for this wonderful feedback. I am thrilled to read that you really enjoyed our recent wedding fair. It certainly was a success and thankfully we are a popular wedding destination. We have a wonderful team of people here in the Galway Bay Hotel all of whom are so motivated and focused when it comes... More 

Dublin
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117 reviews 117 reviews
53 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights, three days, inMarch 2015. The staff were really friendly and efficient. The hotel itself is a bit 'dated' and has all the atmosphere of a seaside, holiday hotel. Not a bad thing, if that's what you are after. We had hot-stone massages in the 'spa' but unfortunately the therapy room was being renovated so... More 

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

Dear ‘skindiverDublin’, Thank you for taking the time to share your views following on from your Galway Bay Hotel experience. Guest feedback is extremely important to all on the team and is critical in our approach to managing our business. I am very pleased to read that you found all of the staff really friendly, efficient, happy and very well... More 

Dublin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in this Hotel.. Great Hotel with friendly staff nothing was to much trouble even though at times reception could be busy. Comfortable and roomy bedroom with a view overlooking Galway Bay. Breakfast was buffet style full irish was freshly cooked. If this wasn't to your taste, you could select from fruit , yohurt cooked meats cheese... More 

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

Dear 'DublinVisitor08', Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel whilst vIsiting Galway recently and thank you also for your valued feedback. I am very pleased to read that you really enjoyed your time with us. Your positive feedback regarding the great hotel with friendly staff, the comfortable bedroom with lovely views and the great selection... More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel and was very busy in March. Nice lobby, very friendly and helpful check in. Room was as you'd expect. I really don't like those mattress covers a lot of hotels seem to favour. They make you sweat but they can always be removed. Bed was comfortable and room was quiet, no noises from other rooms.... More 

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

Dear Marian, Many thanks for your feedback following on from you recent visit to the Galway Bay Hotel. It was our pleasure to welcome you. We are really happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we appreciate you recommending us to all. We are most pleased to read that you found all on the team very friendly and... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just wanted share our experience and to say we had an excellent family trip to the Galway Bay. Lovely friendly welcoming staff from the moment we arrived. The room was spacious, clean and fully equipped with all we needed. The leisure facilities namely the swimming pool was clean and warm and again a lovely girl working in reception whom was... More 

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

Dear ‘reek06’, Thank you for this wonderful feedback. I am delighted to read that you had such a wonderful time whilst visiting the Galway Bay Hotel with your family recently. Your very high praise is greatly appreciated and I will be sure to pass this wonderful feedback on to all on the team. I am thrilled to read that you... More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here recently with some friends for the weekend. Excellent location, food and staff. Couldn't find much fault only that there was a delay checking out but due to the busy nature of the hotel it was to be expected.

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

Dear 'BellaP74', Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for your very positive feedback. All on the team are thrilled to see that you had such pleasant time whilst staying with us. Your positive feedback is most welcome and also most encouraging. We look forward to welcoming you back again... More 

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