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London, United Kingdom
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378 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very large and full of coach tour clients. The decor is dated as well as the furniture. the dining room is soulless and he food is at best mediocre. The bar is a mock Irish pub. The bedrooms are quite small. Choose one overlooking the bay

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Middlesbrough, England
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is the second time i have organised a trip to this hotel .and as people know keeping 11 golfers happy is a challenge in it self ,especialy the clevland irish from north england.but i am so gratefull to dannielle and the staff for keeping this lot in check around the dinner table nothing was to much trouble .also to... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a Suite with a fantastic view of the Bay, as is the great location this hotel offers, and only being a short drive from Galway Town, The overall experience was let down by poor basic maintenance with the lifts frequently out of order and more annoyingly an antiquated magnetic key card system that renders the room key... More 

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Thank Clive888
Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Clive888, Thank you for choosing to dine here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for your feedback. We are indeed blessed with our location and view, something that is hard to beat across our country. I do hope you enjoyed you trip to Galway city, being one of the liveliest and most popular spots in... More 

Limerick, Ireland
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here in September 2016 for 3 nights dinner B&B & would definitely recommend this hotel. The friendliness of the staff is exceptional they cannot do enough to make your stay enjoyable Complimentary tea & scones available during the day together with morning newspapers. Breakfast is wonderful offers a good choice lots of fresh fruit and a very good selection... More 

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

Dear Aileen15, Many thanks for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review- I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all the elements of your stay. The team will be thrilled to hear of your kind words so many thanks for sharing this review. We look forward to your next visit to Galway! Regards, Alan Hynes General Manager More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great wedding Venue, food and room were perfect... The whole day from start to finish was catered for by the events team. Afternoon tea reception and Harpist made it a perfect setting. Phenomenal service from Bryan O'Sullivan... Top lad and Dublin 4 Sam!!!!

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

Hi KevinLeavey85, Many thanks for sharing your experience- this review is a lovely testament for future weddings here at the hotel! The hotel is renowned for weddings and that’s due in no small part to the experienced wedding team who will be thrilled with your feedback. I am lucky to have a committed team who are always willing to help... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at this hotel over many years and always find it to be a pleasant, relaxing location. Staff are extremely helpful and always happy to help; many thanks to Ciara (sales), Jack and James (hotel bar) for their personal assistance. The public areas within the hotel are spotless and the rooms are clean, however, I would say that the bathrooms... More 

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1 Thank Michael L
Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Michael L, Many thanks for your kind words and for recommending us as a great place to stay. I will pass on your kind comments to the team but in particular to those that you mentioned. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Kind Regards, Alan Hynes General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent 5days at The Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill Along with another 51. People We all travelled with a tour company (namely Giles tours) from Newtownards in Co Down Northern Ireland. What a fabulous week we all had. Hotel was lovely. Food was fantastic.staff were all very friendly everything was just great .will be informing our... More 

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

Dear Rosemary L, We always hope that our guests enjoy every minute of their stay and thankfully judging by your review, it would seem that we succeeded in our efforts! I will pass on your lovely comments to your team and we look forward to your next stay with us. Kind Regards, Alan Hynes General Manager More 

Athenry, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our wedding at the galway bay hotel in august, Stephen and all the team made it the best day of our lives. They went above and beyond to ensure every little detail that I wanted was included. No job was too big. If I could do it all again I wouldn't go anywhere else! 10+ stars!!! The food... More 

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

Hi Amy F, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review and for recommending us to future guests. The hotel is renowned for weddings and that’s due in no small part to the experienced wedding team who will be thrilled with your feedback. As you mentioned, Stephen’s attention to detail and commitment to his role is... More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night. Good location for exploring galway. Wonderful bars and restaurants within walking distance. Really enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Very friendly staff and also helpful. Would stay again

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Thank adalene51
Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Adalene51, Many thanks for your kind words. We certainly are blessed with our location here and we do strive to keep improving our facilities all the time. Kind Regards, Alan Hynes General Manager More 

Killarney, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I Stayed in Galway Bay for 1 night in Mid September with a golfing group. We Felt at home immediately Rooms Bar and restaurant were great. We ate in Bar and the food and drink was exceptional. The Pool and Sauna was used Twice over the Stay and was excellent. We were impressed by all staff member especially Paul. He... More 

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

Hi Mark R, We always hope that our guests enjoy every minute of their stay and thankfully judging by your review, it would seem that we succeeded in our efforts! I will be sure to pass your kind words onto all the team here. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay! Best Regards, Alan Hynes General... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $103 - $286 (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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