Stayed for a Saturday night in May. We were met at the front door by Mr Dan Murphy (General Manager) and warmly welcomed, even though there was a formal dinner taking place.
The Hotel is enviously located on the main promenade, overlooking Galway Bay. It's very clean, welcoming, non-pretentious and seems to cater for a wide demographic.
There is a lovely trad bar in the middle of the hotel, that serves a good pint and is staffed by very nice genuinely professional people.
We had a great breakfast the next day in the main restaurant; (unfortunatley all the nice views were taken by earlier risers) and were checked out with little fuss and no trouble.
Although not the newest looking place, there is a warmth, welcome and comfort that you don't get in the newer hotels. I can see why this hotel has won so many awards over the years. Would definatley come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted as one of Europe's Top 20 Resorts by the prestigious travel magazine Conde Nast, the Galway Bay Hotel is situated in Salthill overlooking breath-taking views of the famous Galway Bay and Clare Hills. The hotel is only 5 minutes from Galway City and is within easy access to Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way route. 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. 'An Scadan Caoc' Bar has an informal dining experience with live music at the weekends. Complimentary broadband access in all guest bedrooms and conference suites is available also. The hotel provides an array of complimentary activities to all guests including; Wine Tasting, Ballroom Dancing, Beauty Demonstrations and more. During school holidays the Galway Bay Hotel offers family packages that include kids camp and family activities. ... more less
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