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Galway Bay Hotel

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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 Bay Brasserie offers modern style cuisine with fresh fish and local produce. The newly renovated Atlantic Bar has an informal dining experience with live music at the weekends. Complimentary wifi 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, Social Dancing, Aqua Aerobics and more. During school holidays the Galway Bay Hotel offers family packages that include kids camp and family activities.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great hotel for catering for families with children. The activities in the kids camp are great and keep them entertained while the adults can relax. The leisure centre has a fully equipped gym and a good size pool. A special shout out to Anna with her lovely smile and charming
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I have stayed at this hotel where I was welcomed by very friendly staff. Also I was very pleased with the helpful advice that I got from Anna at the leisure centre where she helped me immensely to improve my swimming. Was a great and helpful experience.
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Just returned home from a 3 night stay. I couldn't be happier with this hotel. Room was perfect and quiet, breakfast was excellent.... well done to all involved, nice way to start each day. Location was perfect on the seafront within striking distance of Galway City. Hotel was
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Currently staying in Galway Bay Hotel. Always enjoy returning. Clean, comfortable and right on the sea! The best thing about this hotel though is the food and the people. A special mention to Stephen and to Anna. Lovely people and thank you for your assistance earlier this
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Stayed for a mid week getaway and was not disappointed. Went for a meal in the bar around 7pm and although the place was jammed we were seated straight away and served promptly. The food was gorgeous and although the staff were under serious pressure they were all very nice and
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Response from JohnCoenGBH, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel
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Dear Guest, Thank you for this kind review, it is greatly appreciated. I wholeheartedly agree that while we have lots to be proud of in the Galway Bay Hotel, our staff really are our number 1 asset. I will be delighted to pass along your kind words to the team. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon. Kind Regards, John Coen, General Manager
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Hi Paul, Thank you for your question. I personally and privately reach out to any guests who report a less than perfect experience and work with them to rectify an issues they experienced. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family soon. Kind regards, Dan Murphy
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Yes but only with a regular taxi service into Galway which costs 12 Euros also a bus service every 20 mins for 2 Euros . You can however walk it in 25 mins.
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Not sure about that, we did not have the children this trip. Looking forward to finding out in the Summer.
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Their is no air conditioning
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"Worth upgrading to Ocean View"
"there are rooms with wonderful view of Galway Bay"
"Front of house rooms with sea view or garden view."
"The Suite has a separate living area with lovely views"
"Rooms with a sea view"
$102 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
galway bay hotel
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtGalway
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