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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Monk Soham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Following an enjoyable day at the races we decided to visit the hotel for dinner. I went in to the bar and ordered a bottle of champagne which was received swiftly in the lounge. We were then asked if we had a reservation for dinner. We had not, but were soon brought a menu and told we could have a... More 

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ma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great stay at the Galway Bay hotel. The staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. The room was very clean and roomy for European standards, very appreciated as we were three adults. The food at breakfast and dinner was very good and there were lots of choices in the included breakfast and dinner plans. There are... More 

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Galway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in the the bar for a bite to eat before going to see Trad on the Prom. It was great to see some of the same faces from previous visits. Brian & Trevor were very helpful & managed to get us a meal very quickly as we were rushing in time for the show. Food was as good as... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An organisation I am a part of held our annual conference at this lovely hotel back in May (I'm horribly late posting this review!). We were absolutely delighted with all aspects of the venue: the location is convenient to the train station (a short taxi or bus ride) with beautiful views and easy access to lovely seaside walks. There was... More 

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Dublin
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last time we stayed at the Galway Bay hotel we were looked after so well we didn't think it could be topped. Amazingly the staff at the Galway Bay keep upping their standards and we were treated like old friends returning when we went back. As far as we are concerned there is simply no better place to stay in... More 

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

Dear ‘Teroh’, It was a pleasure to have your good self as our guests once again recently. Thank you for your continued loyalty and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Please be assured that I will share your really positive words with all on the team. All on the team work so hard to ensure... More 

New Jersey, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upscale. Right along the water and the boardwalk was right across the street. It was about a 30 minute walk into Galway but there were shops a lot closer. Fantastic views. The room was large, the bathroom had a shower curtain which was fine. Wifi was steady and strong. They brought ice without asking which was great. Also they let... More 

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

Dear Diane, All on the team are delighted to read that you had a very pleasant time whilst staying here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. Thank you for choosing to stay here and indeed for taking the time and effort to share your thoughts. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of your company again at some stage in the... More 

Galway, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just wanted to say thanks for the great hospitality i received from the hotel espically would like to mention that the Duty Manager Steven was excellent host at Ray & Tracey Mcdonagh / O Connor wedding in late July.He was very informative and kind and gave excellent service. All the waiting staff were very courteous and kind and the bar... More 

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

Dear ‘Marie1579’, Your very positive feedback is most encouraging – thank you sincerely from all on the team. We are all extremely pleased to read that you had a really memorable time at Ray and Tracy’s wedding reception recently. Your positive feedback regarding the excellent quality of food and the excellent service is most encouraging. Thank you for mentioning the... More 

County Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We live locally and had heard a lot of good comments about the show, we decided to see for ourselves last week. Definitely one of our better decisions, the show ran for almost two hours but the time flew. All aspects of traditional Irish music were feasted on our eyes and ears, and even though I'm not a trad fan,... More 

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

Dear Mike, It was our pleasure to welcome you to the Galway Bay Hotel recently and I am delighted to read that you really enjoyed Trad on the Prom. As you mention it is a marvelous show – a celebration of Irish music, song and dance – the world champion Irish dancers and musicians receive standing ovations each evening. Trevor... More 

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

I attended a wedding here recently, must say one of the best experiences. All thanks to Stephen! He attended every need of me and the people at my table. He was amazing at his job and run the show brilliantly! I will most certainly be back again soon. Fabulous hotel and top it off great staff.

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

Dear Niamh, We really appreciate your very high recommendation of the Galway Bay Hotel following on from your recent visit. On behalf of all on the team, particularly Stephen, whom you mention in person, thank you very much. We are all delighted to read that you had such a memorable time and it will be our pleasure to welcome you... More 

Wexford, Ireland
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned home from another fantastic visit to the Galway Bay Hotel. Our three kids enjoyed every minute of their stay. The Kids Club was brilliant. The staff there were excellent. Every member of staff we met could not have been more helpful and courteous. The food was gorgeous. This is a great hotel and we will definitely... More 

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

Dear ‘sematthews’, Sincere thanks for taking the time and effort to review the Galway Bay Hotel following on from your recent five day visit. I also received your very nice e-mail to me and all of your very kind feedback is greatly received. We are delighted that you return year after year and your high praise motivates us to keep... More 

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