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Galway Bay Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Promenade, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 55 hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
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Studley, Warwickshire UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed 15/4/14 for one night. The hotel has a great location looking out onto Galway Bay. The hotel makes the most of the views which can be enjoyed particularly from the sun terrace. Our room was comfortably furnished but lacked a safe.The WiFi and the limited choice of TV stations in our room was poor. The atmosphere and service in... More

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Ennis, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decidedly average in all aspects except the location. Clearly a hotel that thinks it does not have to try too hard because of where it is. Food was average, service ok, rooms poor, in need of modernisation. Cleanliness average. Over priced for what you get.

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Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wonderful wife and I held out wedding reception in the Ballyvaughan Suite on Saturday last April 12th. The hotel were superb in every way. A big shout out to Dan Murphy GM, Brian Oliver Banquets Manager, Trevor Carpenter Bar Manager and Leona Whitford Reservations Manager. From start to finish we pushed for perfection and challenged the hotel to ensure... More

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

Dear Daire, Wow! Thank you for this wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure and a privilege for all on the team here to be part of your very special day. A special day for you is most definitely a very special day for all of the team here in the Galway Bay Hotel and we really enjoy providing all of... More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided 2 bring our kids away 4 few nites so rang this hotel and booked it waa suppose 2 get stuff sent out in post never received it went 2 check it room wasnt ready was told be ready at 2 kids were getting tired so at 2 went up 2 c if room was ready was told not... More

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

Dear Irene, Thank you for this feedback and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback is very welcome and I have addressed each of your points as part of our comprehensive in house training program. Thank you again and hopefully we will see you again in the Galway Bay Hotel. Warmest regards, Dan Murphy More

Tipperary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed her recently with a large family group and the stay was a very enjoyable experience overall. The hotel itself is impressive, the atrium type sun-room is a fantastic spot to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful so credit due to all there. The rooms are very clean up to date and... More

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

Dear Shane, Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for this super feedback. I am delighted that you had a very pleasant time whilst staying with us recently with your family. Your positive feedback is most welcome and vey encouraging. I have passed this on to all on the team... More

Stuttgart, DE
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This large old-school hotel is located well-outside Galway in the suburb of Salthill - most definitely a very long walk into Galway, but promenade is right across the (busy) street. Lovely views over the bay. Staff helpful, but not particularly friendly. Breakfast was okay and served buffet style, with hot and cold offerings. I have to say I had the... More

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you most sincerely for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for this wonderful feedback. I am delighted that you had such a pleasant stay and I am delighted that you had an excellent two nights sleep here in the Galway Bay Hotel. This is feedback with I receive very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our university society recently held our Masquerade Ball here in the beautiful Ballyvaughan Suite! Everything from the mulled wine reception to the delicious 4- course meal was exquisite. All the staff truly looked after us and were extremely helpful and friendly. Barbara Hehir, the manageress who took care of us for the night was a pleasure and was there to... More

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

Dear Grainne, Thank you most sincerely for this super feedback. I am delighted that your event here was a great success. Thankfully, we receive a lot of feedback very similar to your feedback. You mention Barbara and Paul specifically and they pass on their heartfelt gratitude to you. Like Barbara and Paul, I have a wonderful team here in the... More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently stayed in the Galway Bay Hotel and was very impressed overall. Food was excellent and the facilities were top class. Enjoyed the fun in the bar where the staff were very friendly, including the bar manager Trevor. Would stay there again.

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

Dear ‘BosBruins’, Thank you for this wonderful feedback and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. I am delighted that you had a very pleasant stay. Your feedback has been passed on to all on the team and all are very grateful, particularly Trevor whom you mention specifically. Thank you again and hopefully... More

Dublin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked a weekend away in Galway and decided to book this hotel having heard good reviews from friends. We were not disappointed. Our room was lovely, very spacious and a very nice bathroom. We ate in the restaurant on the Friday night and the food was very good indeed and the staff in the restaurant were very friendly and... More

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

Dear ‘LJH82’, Thank you most sincerely for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you for this wonderful feedback. I am delighted to see that you had a very pleasant time with us. Your positive feedback is very much appreciated and I am very happy to read that you found the bedroom to be lovely... More

Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Will be back.Food in the bar was very good - enjoyed the burger. Location overlooking Galway Bay On Salthill Prom is perfect. Rooms are spacious and well aappointed. Full leisure Centre with pool if you feel energetic!

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

Dear ‘misedi’, Thank you for this super feedback and thank you also for visiting the Galway Bay Hotel recently. I am delighted that you had such a nice experience whilst here. Your positive feedback is most welcome and I have passed this on to all on the team. Zdenka is thrilled to be mentioned in such a positive manner through... More

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Address: The Promenade, Galway, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 55 hotels in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Galway Bay Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awarded best 4* hotel in Ireland 2010, the hotel has all the advantages of a city centre location while being situated overlooking the famous Galway Bay and Salthill Beach which was awarded the coveted Blue Flag. Facilities include fully equipped gymnasium, pool, steam room and sauna. The Lobster Pot restaurant offers modern style cuisine with fresh fish and lobster from the tank. Complimentary broadband access in all guest bedrooms and conference suites. ... more   less 
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