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Galway Bay Hotel

4.0 of 5 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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  • Service
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kilkenny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here as a family of 5 and kids loved it. very central to all thats exciting. Service was very good and friendly. Food was better than average and was included in our package. Small pool but thats ok as kids are small too. Will return and meant to review earlier

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

We got married here last April , staff were fantastic , food amazing , our guests still talk about it . The surroundings are beautiful , over looking the sea you couldn't ask for anywhere nicer . We had family and friends for bar food the next day even though the bar was so busy they looked after us so... More 

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

Dear ‘Loladog572’, Your encouraging feedback is so wonderful and rewarding to read. Thank you most sincerely and thank you also for choosing the Galway Bay Hotel to host such a special occasion such as your wedding reception. A special occasion for your good self and all of your family and friends is such a special occasion for all on the... More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Liked the hotel bit expensive for bar food I thought but food was good. Pancake machine at breakfast was excellent and kids club was really good value my son really enjoyed his evening at the camp and it gave me andy husband some time together overall enjoyable stay

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

Dear 'Gladys114', I am delighted to read that you and of course your family had such a nice time whilst staying here in the Galway Bay Hotel over the recent mid term break. Thank you very much for passing on this positive feedback. It is very encouraging to see that you really enjoyed the quality of food throughout the hotel... More 

Manorhamilton, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have just spent the last 6 weeks staying here 2 nights a week, great staff all over the hotel especically at reception and in the dining room. Level of cleanliness has not dropped, attention to detail consistent - all I can say is well done and I look forward to staying with you again.

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

Dear 'BluebellBB', I am so pleased to read that you had such a wonderful time on each occasion you have stayed with us recently. It truly is a pleasure having you stay with us and your feedback is all the more encouraging as you stayed as you say for 12 nights on total over the six week period. I am... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Attended a Function here lately and I just wanted to say a huge thank you it was an amazing night had by all. Especially to Chris who was the waitress who served our table, absolutely nothing was too much trouble for her and she tried her best to accommodate all of our dietary requirements. Having asked for Chicken which wasn't... More 

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

Dear Christina, Thank you for your very valued feedback and I am delighted to read that you had a very enjoyable time whilst staying here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. Your very kind praise of the hotel, the quality of food, the quality of service and our people is very much appreciated. I am delighted to Se that you... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent five nights here at the end of January as was on business for the week. It was very easy to find and there was ample parking. I found staff to be extremely helpful and friendly and as I was always first down for breakfast , they always ensured that I sat at the window looking at the sunrise. Breakfast... More 

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

Dear ‘66dunaras’, Thank you for your feedback and thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel whilst on business recently. I am most pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and like your good self we have a large volume of corporate guests who stay with us for a number of nights at a time... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous location, fabulous hotel and surroundings, personnel caring for us in the run up to and on the day were amazing, helpful, accommodating, and professional. The food was absolutely wonderful, and We are quite picky! It is still being talked about and is one of the most memorable meals we have had. The service was really speedy, friendly and responsive... More 

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

Dear Denise, All on the team read your review with a great sense of pride and satisfaction. Thank you for taking the tie and effort to script such a detailed description of your experience here in the Galway Bay Hotel. A special day for your good selves is most certainly a most special day for all on the team here... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the hotel again on Friday, and as always from the moment we walked in the door the service was amazing. We had a meal for my nephews graduation and the waiting staff, bar staff where just great nothing was to much trouble. The food was fabulous and to quote my dad you never leave the table hungry when... More 

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you most sincerely for choosing the Galway Bay Hotel to host your recent family occasion and thank you also for this wonderful feedback. I am most pleased to read that your family had such and enjoyable time. Your positive feedback is most encouraging and extremely pleasing for all to read, particularly your feedback regarding the fabulous quality... More 

Galway. Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a large function at Galway Bay Hotel last night. Sat. 21st. Well, what a treat. Our room overlooked the sea at Salthill. Beautiful ! The staff couldn't have been more helpful or more pleasant. The food excellent & service first class. Bedroom warm, comfortable and noise free. On my next visit I hope to experience their highly recommended steam... More 

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

Dear ‘mayoonmymind’, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback with all and all on the team are thrilled to read that you had such an enjoyable experience with us here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. Your feedback regarding the excellent quality of food, the first class service, with staff who could not be more helpful and pleasant along with... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Back from a two night stay. Our deal included breakfast and one evening meal. Our kids (9 and 5 yrs) ate in the kids club and went two evenings and one morning and both really enjoyed it. Nice bar and our food in the restaurant was really good. The night we ate there it was busy due to a couple... More 

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

Dear Gerard, Thank you for your very valued feedback regarding your recent stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel. I am delighted that you had such a nice time and thank you also for recommending us to all. It was a pleasure to read your review and your positive feedback is most welcome. I am delighted to read that your... 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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