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“Luxurious, elegant, stylish...” 5 of 5 stars
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The g Hotel Galway
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wellpark, Galway, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #6 of 56 Hotels in Galway
Belfast
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Luxurious, elegant, stylish...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2006

I stayed in the G Hotel for one night as I was travelling to Galway anyway and had heard wonderful things about the G. Initial impressions (aesthetically anyway) weren't wonderful as it is on a main road and so I agree that the other reviewers' were right - the location could be better and the exterior of the hotel is not that inspiring. However, from the moment your car is valet parked and you enter the G, you are very pleasantly surprised. Staff are super friendly and we checked in swiftly and without issue.

Although we booked a standard room, it was absolutely beautiful. I can't imagine what the suites must be like. Everywhere you look, you see Philip Treacy's hand - the glorious detail in lighting, mirrors, furniture - even the door handles! The hotel screams quality.

We tried to book dinner that night for 8pm and though initially it wasn't possible, the maitre'd went out of his way to get us a table for the time we wanted. The food was a little pricey but was delicious. In the lounge we had to wait a little while for drinks though I think that was down to the staff being new.

Next morning, the breakfast (included) was the best I've ever had - locally produced and 'full irish' of course.

I'm dying to go back and would highly recommend it. Excellent.

  • Liked — luxury
  • Disliked — exterior/location (convenient but uninspiring)
  • Tips/Secrets — the cinema next door is supposed to be amazing - no, honestly!
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2006

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The staff are very attentive and helpful without being overbearing and the rooms are lovely. The beds are comfortable and the restaurant is worth a visit. The ground floor is stunning and overall it is great value for a 5 star.

  • Liked — The great design
  • Disliked — nothing.....
  • Tips/Secrets — check prices online then call the hotel direct
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2006

This was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at evn better than the W in New York . You will find other hotels in Galway that are better situated and but dont have the view out over the sea.

The service, the food and the atmosphere was great in the restaurant. The Restaurant Manager Orla is so in tune with her guests that the dining experence was the highlight of the stay just ahead of the Beds God are they comfy. The service and the food in the Restaurant was so good that we dined on the second night there as well. However, the Menu is a little on the small side in terms of items to choise from. the staff being very attentive and most produce from local farmers and markets. Quite a few locals had dinner there, always a good sign. I have read in another review that food was inedible - either the people must have burned their taste buds or something has happened in the meantime, because I had some really great food, and I am fairly demanding. Breakfast was also very nice, buffet style but with cooked options available.

The whole place is contemporary and "Outside the Box".


The spa is very, very nice, even if you don't treat yourself to a massage or other treatment but just want to take advantage of the space you should have some time in the vitality pool.

The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city centre with very nice pubs and shops, we walked in and got the Hotel to pick us up after we had all the shopping done. Just in time for afternoon tea, which we had with a glass of Pink Champers!!! what a way to have High Tea, The service in the lounge was a bit slow and hap-hazard and the staff did not have the same polish as in the restaurant.

We have aready booked for a short trip in December with Friends. we can see this as being a regular thing.

  • Liked — The Restaurant
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Tips/Secrets — get the hotel to pick you up from the airport and the city
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Belfast
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2006

Just back from the g hotel, staff excellent, rooms were very cool. My new husband managed to get tooth ache while there and the concierge were brilliant arranged a dentist within 3 minutes v v impressed. Got to enjoy our stay pain free. Spa is a must. This hotel lives up to its 5 stars.

  • Liked — Excellent service
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Cork
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2006

I have just arrived back from The G hotel in Galway. My boyfriend booked it as a treat and we stayed in a suite for 2 nights. I really cannot say enough about this hotel. From the minute we arrived until the second we left, the staff were impeccable, absolutely fantastic. The decor and design are qualities that will never be beaten by any hotel in the world. Having stayed in Sheen Falls and other 5 star hotels, the G hotel is definetly the best ive ever stayed in. The design in the overall hotel is amazing and it is so different to any other hotels out there. The use of the spa is €30 each and it is def worth the money. When you enter this hotel there is a neon sign saying "This must be the place" and its 100% true. Im looking forward to my next stay already.

  • Liked — Design
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Savour the trip as its not often you get to stay in a hotel like this
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Limerick
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2006

We stayed in the g with our toddler.
Good points are: service, food, foyer.
Bad points: no pool, no facilities for children at all, on main road, waiting for car could take 20 mins, staff at reception ok only, overpriced for what you get.

Stayed June 2006
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Belfast
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2006

After having read the mixed reviews on Tripadvisor, it was with caution that we approached 'The g' hotel in Galway. From the moment that we parked our car out front (for valet parking) we felt pampered and special. The decor has a certain 'wow' factor without being overbearing or pretentious, and is a feast to the eyes. From the different coloured lounges to the low-lit corridors, it is unique and impressive in it's difference to other hotels of this class.
The room we had was bright and airy - a contrast to the sexy, sultry corridors, and the complimentary cupcakes and water certainly hit the spot. Whilst we didn't have dinner there , we indulged in a pre-dinner cocktail which was impeccably made and served with plenty of nuts/crackers.
The hotel was able to make reservations at our requested restaurants (at short notice) and organised cabs with ease. The reception/door staff made sure that we had umbrellas before leaving if there was the slightest possibility of rain.
Breakfast in the mornings was included in our package and was beautifully laid out and had a variety of options including plenty of fresh fruit (often scarce in hotel breakfasts).
Having stayed in a variety of good hotels throughout the world, The g is up there with The Ritz, and I would consider it to be the only hotel I would stay in when in Galway.

  • Liked — Sumptious decor
  • Disliked — No pillow menu
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Wellpark, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Galway
#5 Luxury Hotel in Galway
#5 Romantic Hotel in Galway
#7 Business Hotel in Galway
#14 Family Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The g Hotel Galway 5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five-star g Hotel is perfectly situated to discover Galway City and the West of Ireland. Designed by renowned milliner, Philip Treacy, the g offers restful guestrooms, a luxury spa designed by ESPA, delectable dining options, state of the art conference facilities and a bespoke wedding venue.Exclusive 5-star hotel - Located in Galway City centre - Design by milliner Philip Treacy - 101 luxurious guestrooms - Five-star service - Opulent spa designed by ESPA - Cocktail bar & signature lounges - Award winning restaurant - Conferences for 120 delegates - Bespoke wedding venue. Selected as an AA 5-star Hotel and awarded 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence 2012/2013. ... more   less 
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