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Galway Bay Hotel

#2 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
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Wiltshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were just here one night but in a lovely and huge superior room. The swimming pool was so nice. We had room service to make the most of our dining table and the seafood chowder was gorgeous. There is such a sweet garden next door, dedicated to people who have donated their organs. It has lovely quotes.

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

Dear 'hifelicity', Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your views following recent experience of the Galway Bay Hotel. Thank you also for choosing to stay here whilst visiting Galway recently. I am very pleased to see that you had a very enjoyable time. I am glad to see that you enjoyed the swimming pool, we invested... More 

Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel overlooking the bay. Everyone was welcoming and helpful. The hotel is charmingly quaint. Make sure you ask for a room NOT on the amusement park side. It was easy to hop on a bus to central Galway, a fabulous city with lots of pubs, restaurants and shopping. The hotel is also located on the Wild Atlantic Way, a... More 

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

Dear 'CAdams49', Sincere thanks for your very kind compliments following on from your recent visit to the Galway Bay Hotel. It was our pleasure to welcome you and all on the team are very happy to know that you really enjoyed your time with us. We are so lucky to be located right on the Wild Atlantic Way with unparalleled... More 

Raleigh, NC
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112 reviews 112 reviews
81 hotel reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for two nights in May with my wife and grandson. It is in an older beach resort area that is a little run down. The hotel is ok, but is an older resort that seems past its prime. The first thing you notice is that you drive around the back to enter the hotel. The front side... More 

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for just one night. For 4 people, two rooms and breakfast it was over €500. So not cheap by any means On the positive side the hotel is beautifully kept and very luxurious... Plenty of nice soft carpets, comfortable beds and cosy chairs. The views across Salthill and Galway Bay are amazing. The bar food is fresh... More 

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

Dear 'Seaclaid', Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you for your feedback. I value all feedback, both positive and negative as it aids us in our pursuit to constantly improve our product at all times. I am most pleased to read that you found the hotel to be luxurious and very... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel itself is fairly outdated although the rooms are fine and clean. The check in time of 4pm is quite late so did cause us some inconvenience - not sure how it takes them so long to clean the rooms when all other hotels have a much earlier check in. The hotel has lovely sea views, although is in... More 

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

Dear 'surfer travels', Thank you for choosing the Galway Bay Hotel on you recent trip to Galway and thank you for your feedback. I am happy to see that you really liked the location of the hotel and also the views from the hotel. It is also pleasing to read that you very happy with the quality of your bedroom.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a christening in the hotel can only say best service and day had Trevor was a great help and a gent. Would highly recommend this hotel for your day out and a weekend away thank you Trevor. .Thanks again

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

Dear George, Thank you for choosing the Galway Bay Hotel to host your recent family christening and thank you also for recommending us to all. All on the team are delighted to read that you had a very memorable experience. Trevor in particular passes on his gratitude to you as you mention him in person. Thank you again. Dan Murphy More 

County Roscommon, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Has fantastic views looking over galway bay, the staff are friendly and very helpful,made us very welcome, the food is great wide variety, room was cosy, this hotel is just a nice distance from galway city, a bus service just down the road going into the city every fifteen minutes

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

Dear Loretta, Thank you for choosing the Galway Bay Hotel for your recent short break. It was our pleasure to welcome you. We really appreciate your very kind compliments following on from your visit and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back some time in the not too distant future. Warmest regards, Dan Murphy More 

Adelaide
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223 reviews 223 reviews
75 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Smart on the ball establishment.Its a big hotel and quite slick in service.There seemed to be a mix of business,bus and private tourists ,all well catered for.Wonderful outlook out onto the Galway Bay itself..Free parking and Wifi .Close to town and great breakfast.Good for those who like the sound of the seaside.

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

Dear 'Lanky3', Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. All on the team work very hard when it comes to delivering a very efficient service and I am delighted to see that you received this. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed the views from the hotel and of course the sounds is the seaside -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently added galway bay for dinner and drinks with friends... Food was amazing- delicious with a Great selection and the hotel was spotless!!! Have to make a special mention to Stephen who looked after us so well! His attention is second to none, so friendly and efficient, even making cocktails that weren't on the menu for a few of my... More 

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

Dear 'Katherinedaly', Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and indeed for choosing to dine here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and that you found the hotel spotless. It gives all on the team a great sense of pleasure to read your feedback. You... More 

County Mayo, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the Galway Bay Hotel with my elderly parents. The hotel has fantastic views over Galway Bay. The staff at the hotel were all fantastic and could not have done enough to make our stay more enjoyable. All the restaurant staff provided top class service but I would have to say the reception staff were fantastic, namely... More 

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

Dear 'mariecarmel', Many thanks for your delightful review. I will proudly share this with all on our dedicated team. Kamila, Shona and Katherine will be extremely pleased to have received a special mention. They are a credit to the hospitality industry. Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel and we all look forward to welcoming... More 

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