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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Arrived after a 5 hour drive, kids wired, husband tired.....etc.... to find our adjoining rooms not available, cue 8pm bedtime for all and much krankyness... but no! Within 30 mins we were installed in the bridal suite with great views over Galway bay and beds made up for the boys in the lounge area, not perfect but better than sharing...

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Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited tonight for food and was very disappointed with the service. Took a while for our order to be taken. Then while watching the wrong order was brought to the table beside us. When our food finally arrived they brought us 3 half portions of beef my sister the one order than was beef left the beef and then 15...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Really enjoyed our stay here. Galway city centre just a taxi away and the views are beautiful. Gorgeous hotel and friendly staff, good food, music and drink! Would certainly come back here, worth every cent. We also used the spa and it was fantastic!

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Thank Niamh M
County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the hotel was nice but not worth €120 for Monday night for one person also the breakfast was just average as the cooked breakfast was a little cold and appeared to be cooked for some time. room was ok dinner was also quite expensive so I got a taxi into Galway city which was much very value for money. Overall...

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2Thank handsquinlan
Northern Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely hotel in great location walking distance to Salthill and 30 mins walk into Galway. Our room overlooked the car park, I don't think with the layout of the hotel many rooms overlook the sea, indeed the hotel doesn't make the most of the sea views. The dining room has only a few seats with sea views. We did enjoy...

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1Thank TouchRugby
Athlone, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous hotel, fabulous sea food restaurant and fabulous leisure centre all overlooking Salthill promenade and the beautiful scenery of Galway Bay and that's why my wife an I go back every year and can't wait to go again.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I am a regular visitor to the Galway bay hotel and i have never been disappointed the rooms are excellent the staff are friendly and courteous the value is a four star value so you pay well but it is worth it enjoyable experience

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Roscommon, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Came into the hotel, I was greeted my Matthew, on reception, he was so welcoming and helpful, he even offered to organise us a taxi into town on one of the busiest nights of the year, he waited until we were safe in the taxi and was once again there to welcome us back into the hotel! He was so...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Katie, Many thanks for taking the time to provide a review and wonderful feedback, Matthew will be delighted with the kind words also. It is our duty to ensure that guests thoroughly enjoy their experience and I’m genuinely delighted that you did. We look forward to your next stay with us. Kind Regards, Alan Hynes General Manager

Dublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There recently with a bunch of friends and what a lovely friendly hotel. For the moment we arrived we were made feel genuinely welcome by all the staff. There were 20 of us and we wanted to watch a rugby match on TV which was no problem they reserved an area for us with a big screen and we ordered...

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Thank Brian S
Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for such a wonderful review you have taken the time to provide- I’m delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay here. Your compliments regarding service are the best reward for my team who continuously strive to enhance the experience of our guests. I will ensure that they are made aware of your fantastic feedback. We look...

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a superb 2 night stay here. The hotel could not be better placed with amazing coastal views. Breakfast saw plenty of variety and quality, we had a lovely dinner in the lobster pot restaurant on the first night of our stay. The staff could not be more helpful or friendly, we could not end our review without mentioning...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Lesley, Many thanks for taking the time to provide a lovely review and wonderful feedback of our hotel - I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all the elements of your stay, As you mentioned the location here, we must admit we are blessed with it having the promenade and Galway Bay right at our door. Thank you...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
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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 

Additional Information about Galway Bay Hotel

Address: The Promenade, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range: $98 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Galway Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 153
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#2 Business Hotel in Galway
#2 Spa Hotel in Galway
#3 Family Hotel in Galway
#4 Luxury Hotel in Galway
#6 Romantic Hotel in Galway
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“Choose one with sea views Galway Bay fab”
 of 5 bubbles lizo1956, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Try to request a room with a sea view!! Turbulent or calm its an amazing view :)”
 of 5 bubbles EatLaughLove, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“see above review rooms at rere are very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 202colmm, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles desmondh468, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Front of hotel with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles hopperheadKildare, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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