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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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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

our two night stay at this wonderful hotel was faultless. Beautiful inside and out, definitely worth its star rating. Staff and surroundings impeccable. We arrived an hour early for checkin but the reception staff immediately sorted us with a room, sadly no sea views left but this didn't matter, located in the middle of the row on the middle floor,... More 

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Ventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only stayed 1 night - what a pleasure it was. The staff was great, answered all our questions and very knowledgeable about the area. The hotel was well maintained and spotless We booked in advance and they honored our requests. We ate in the bar, which had great food. The breakfast buffet was well stocked and very good variety... More 

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Enschede
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we have been here for the 15th time and it was again wonderful. the staff is friendly and helpfull. the room was great and clean (big thanks to the cleaning crew). love the food in the pub. breakfast as always very good (hot and cold), loved the machine that made fresh pancakes! beautiful location. can't wait till next year when... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel a few weeks back, first weekend away in ages with my partner! Have to say I'll have to come back before the summer is out. The bedrooms were spotless and beds were so comfortable. View from room was truly breathtaking. The food was very nice and staff very helpful and also seemed very genuine which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently had two nights staying at this hotel and I would have to say the service was first class. On arrival in late afternoon, my husband mentioned that he had some laundry he would like done. They held the pick up until we could get the bagged items down to reception - that's service. Our superior sea view room... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only stayed 2 nights at this hotel,but what a pleasure it was. The staff was great, answered all our questions and very knowledgeable about the area. The hotel was well maintained,clean and comfy. We booked in advance and they honored our requests. We ate in the bar, which had great food. They also have a dinning room, but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Must say was a great choice by the club to hold there 70th social at the Galway bay hotel.Room was well laid out and decorated,the meal was excellent and service was top class .I would highly recommended this hotel for a function .

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

Dear Sean, Thank you sincerely. It was a pleasure to host your 70th anniversary and it really was a wonderful evening. I am delighted to read that you were very happy with the quality of food and indeed the quality of the service along with the quality of the ballroom. Thank you again Sean and looking forward to hopefully welcoming... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights, and overall the hotel is fab. The service was great, the reception staff on check in and the check back from a manager, combined with the fruit and brownies in our room guaranteed a warm welcome. We loved the pool, especially as our room was opposite and we could just pop accross. We also... More 

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

Dear Clair, Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted to read that you really enjoyed your brief time with us and thank you for recommending us to all. I am very pleased to see that you really enjoyed the quality of food we serve along with the quality of staff and service throughout the hotel. I am delighted also... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in the Galway Bay Hotel over the weekend as one of my dearest friends got married there . From start to finish we enjoyed every minute . The staff went out of their way to insure everyone was happy , from bringing our bags to the room and keeping up with kids demands for snacks . The breakfast was... More 

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

Dear 'Sdivilly', Thank you for your really nice review. It means so much to us when we receive such high praise. Please be assured that this high praise is not taken for granted as we are really encouraged to keep raising the bar in terms of providing great hospitality and great food quality. We are always on the look out... More 

Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding reception here on the 22nd May. I could not recommend this hotel enough. The staff were so helpful and catered for every need going the extra mile in all aspects. The food and attention to detail was amazing. Sergiy and Orla both made us feel at ease knowing they had it all under control. We would... More 

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

Dear Olivia and Alex, It was our absolute pleasure to host both your good selves and indeed all of your family and friends on your most special of days recently – thank you most sincerely. I am delighted to read such positive feedback regarding the attention to detail we afforded you and I am also most pleased to read your... More 

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