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Galway Bay Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Promenade, Galway, Ireland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Waterford City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On arrival we thought the lobby looked lovely and inviting. (Even if it smells a little like a retirement home). The receptionist was very pleasant and helpful. The bedroom was standard but it was spotless clean. We booked dinner that evening in the lobster pot restaurant. We were over all not impressed! Starters were lovely. Made a good impression for... More

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Washington, DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel had great room and very helpful staff. It's outside of city centre in salthill which is not bad but if you want to step out and just walk to action this is not for you. The hotel is big and has lots if options on hand - there's bar, cafe, lounge, restaurant, gym, pool. The days we were... More

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

Dear ‘Tiger316’, Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for your feedback. I am happy to see that you had a pleasant time with us. Your positive feedback is most welcome and very encouraging. I am terribly sorry to see that the service level was not at its normal very... More

Galway, Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have recently enjoyed a 2-night stay at the Galway bay with friends. This lovely hotel is in such a stunning location, situated on Salthill. We had the pleasure of dining in the Lobster Pot restaurant and the food was just to die for! All the staff were so friendly and helpful! We enjoyed a delicious breakfast watching over the... More

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

Dear ‘GConneely’, Thank you for this wonderful feedback and thank you also for choosing to stay with us recently. I am delighted to read that you had such a wonderful time with us. I have passed on this feedback to all on the team and all are thrilled – they have requested to pass on their sincere gratitude to you.... More

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

We stayed here in June of this year for 3 nights and had an great time. We were able to park the car when we arrived and didn't need to use it while we were there. The hotel is right on the beach in Salthill. Since it was June, and the evenings were really long, we would have dinner in... More

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

Dear ‘outnumbered4’, Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you for your feedback. I am delighted to see that you had a very pleasant time while staying here. Your positive feedback is most encouraging. I am delighted to see that you really enjoyed our location and the views from the hotel and... More

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had booked a tour that included dinner and the show Trad on the Prom. We were not well received by the staff of the hotel when we informed them of why we were there. Maybe the good manners are reserved for the guests actually staying there. The dining room was miserably hot. The food was very good but the... More

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

Dear ‘ThorsMomma’, Thank you most sincerely for your feedback. Needless to say, both myself and all on the team are most upset and also extremely embarrassed to learn of your experience with us. I would like to assure you that this is certainly not the normal standard of service which we strive to offer any guest of the Galway Bay... More

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

I was recently in Galway and had the pleasure of staying here. Hotel has everything , Good food good location and good staff . really enjoyed it here.Within walking distance of everything. Hope to be back soon.

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

Dear Joseph, Thank you for this wonderful feedback and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. All on the team are delighted to read that you had a very pleasant time with us. I am most pleased to read that you really enjoyed the views from the hotel and our location here on... More

Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely Hotel in a great city with a super view of Galway Bay from their large balcony. Rooms were well maintained and clean. Found the staff very friendly and really enjoyed talking with Trevor in the bar. Dined both in the bar and restaurant and have no complaints about either. Will come again.

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

Dear William, Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for your wonderful feedback. I am most pleased to see that you really enjoyed your time with us. Your positive feedback is most welcome and I am delighted to see that you really enjoyed our location and also the super views... More

Gorey, Ireland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pity we didn't stay here, although a little expensive for us. We had to return, as 15 years ago we had spent our honeymoon here! It hasn't actually changed much, yet still clean and staff friendly. We had tea on the balcony and the size of the scones....one between two would be enough (needless to say we had... More

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

Dear 'Christy_luv2', Thank you for visiting the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for this super feedback. I am most pleased to see that you had a very enjoyable time whilst here. I am delighted to see that you found all on the team professional and friendly - I am so lucky to have such a wonderful group... More

Clifden, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Galway Bay Hotel on the last week of Summer break at the end of Aug.We are a family of four and had a great stay at the hotel.We spent our morning walking the prom right outside the hotel and the afternoon in galway city. Our room was clean and spacious so no problem for all four of... More

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

Dear 'Robbie F', Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for your feedback. I am most pleased to read that your family had a very pleasant time whilst staying here recently. Your positive feedback is most welcome and also very encouraging. I am delighted that you enjoyed our location and... More

London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a nice stay at the Galway Bay Hotel. The hotel has lovely rooms, although a little old fashioned. It has good facilities, nice little gym and pool; I had a nice treatment in the Spa. Comfortable bed, and nice view. The continental breakfast was fine, however, the cooked breakfast was a disappointment Hard scrambled egg, shrivelled, greasy mushrooms... More

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

Dear 'Rosetogo', Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for your feedback. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. Your positive feedback is a pleasure to read and I am very happy to see that you find us very good value for money. I am also... More

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Address: The Promenade, Galway, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Galway Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 153
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