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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an amazing stay here. Great service! Saw Trad in the Prom, excellent!! The food in the Lobster Pot was pretty good. Not as good as I expected. Birdie was AWESOME!! Service was very good. Lovely room, all amenities one would want.? Would definitely come back and refer to others!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was just a one night stay as we toured some of the west coast. A comfy bed, nice bedding and good towels helped to make a pleasant stay. Breakfast was excellent. And the service at breakfast very personable. The hotel overlooks the bay and it is a walk to town. Only a few rooms overlook the bay. They can... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Galway Bay is beautiful and I would recommend it for any type of customer. Hotel A large hotel with a gym, pool, spa, function rooms and library - although I didn't use any of the facilities I still had a fantastic time! The rooms are large with some of the biggest beds I have ever stayed in! My room... More 

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

Dear 'gingerpearldrop', It is great to read that you had such a memorable stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel and that you were very impressed with our location, the facilities we provide, the wonderful staff, the excellent quality of food and the super service we provide to all guests. Many thanks for your very kind compliments and I have... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is fantastic rooms are superb cleaned everyday we had 5 nights here and it was great Staff are fantastic really anything we needed they done it you rarely find a venue this big where every one is working in harmony but here they are credit to the management all staff were so friendly especially the waiting staff Aaron... More 

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

Dear Shaun, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. All on the team are thrilled to see that your group had such a pleasant time here in the Galway Bay Hotel. Danielle and Aaron are delighted to be mentioned by you and pass on their regards. Thank you again Shaun and hopefully we will have the pleasure of your company again... More 

Monaghan, Ireland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just back from wonderful stay in the Galway Bay hotel. I found each and every member of staff to be so helpful from the moment we arrived until we departed. I have stayed in many hotels over the years and this hotel exceeded expectations. Despite operating on full capacity, the staff never once let their side down. They genuinely wanted... More 

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

Dear 'boylans2015', It is a pleasure to read your wonderful feedback. Thank you most sincerely and thank you also for choosing to stay here recently. I am delighted to read that you had such a fantastic experience whilst staying with us recently. I am thrilled to see that all of your requests were met. Your positive feedback regarding the excellent... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a quick review of Stephen the banqueting manager at Galway Bay hotel. My company was supplying equipment for a recent wedding and we had the pleasure of meeting with Stephen, he was so friendly on a business level but also on a personal level. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you once again Adrian J Lynch http://www.blackandwhiteevents.ie

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

Dear Adrian, Thank you for your super feedback. Stephen is thrilled and was very embarrassed when I read your comment to all of the team in our management meeting last evening. He is a wonderful member of the Galway Bay Hotel family and an example to all. Thank you again Adrian. Warmest regards, Dan Murphy More 

Hertford, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a (too short!) visit to the Galway Bay Hotel and what ever this place has done, it has certainly found the recipe for the perfect stay! Now that we've found it, we won't be going anywhere else in Galway. No matter how hard we looked, we couldn't find a single fault with this hotel; the rooms are... More 

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

Dear Michelle, Wow! Your wonderful feedback is most certainly the ultimate compliment to all on the team. Thank you most sincerely. We are all thrilled to see that you had such a super time whilst staying with us and I would like to assure you that your feedback motivates all on the team to improve our service levels and offering... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed over for wedding paid 160e B&B for a couple room basic standard and could hear parties/music up til 2am nothing special about the place, because couldn't sleep with noise we missed breakfast as very tired so poor value, also meal at wedding not nice, tiny 3 pieces of chicken in vol vont and chicken in main course chewy, desert... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent hotel. Quality and cleanliness of Hotel first class. Food and menus in restaurant top notch. Restaurant staff are friendly and provide excellence of service. Housekeeping staff keep rooms spotlessly clean, bathrooms spotlessy clean Child friendly hotel. Excellent car parking facilities. Rooms with sea views

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

Dear Brian, Your wonderful feedback is most encouraging. Thank you most sincerely and thank you also for choosing to stay here recently. I would like to assure you that feedback such as yours certainly motivates all on the team to consistently improve our standards and offering to all hotel guests. We do hope that you have the opportunity to welcome... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in the Galway bay hotel during the month of August and I must say it was an absolute pleasure! From start to finish we were greeted with smiles from the lovely staff and nothing was too much to ask for. We had delicious bar food both nights and went to the Trad show on our second night which was... More 

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

Dear Sean, Thank you for your very valued feedback and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. I am most pleased to read that you really enjoyed the staff and the service. I am also delighted to read that you found the quality of food throughout the hotel to be of a very... More 

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