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“Big enough to cope yet small enough to care as if we were the only people who mattered”
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Claregalway Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Claregalway
Canvey Island Essex UK
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“Big enough to cope yet small enough to care as if we were the only people who mattered”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

My family recently convened at the Claregalway Hotel for a family wedding and from the outside it looks like a typical modern faceless building like any other. But don't be deceived for within beats a heart of gold, a place where everyone from the chambermaid to senior management did all to make our wedding special. They seemed to take it personal and had as much fun as we did.
The was military precision in the way things were run yet tender gentle moments we will remember for ever.
Our daughter was nervous and panicking like and potential bride but now is overcome with happiness at an occasion which was perfect. Thank you all at Clare Galway

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed over Easter this year on a Living Social Deal. I can only say good things about this hotel. It is only a 10-minute drive from Galway city, a great base for travelling. Our room (double and single bed) was unbelievably spacious and there was a lovely Easter surprise for our son at the side of the bed. The swimming pool was great and the overall atmosphere in the hotel was nice and relaxing. Rooms etc were very clean and there was plenty of hot water for showers. There was entertainment on both nights in the bar which was really good. We did not samle the food, but judging by the fabulous breakfast it is good I am sure. We were very lucky with the weather and were able to go the beach in Salthill which made the whole trip extra special. A special thanks to Catherine at reception who was extremely helpful through her e-mails and on arrival. We will definitely return to this hotel and can only recommend it as a great base to explore beautiful Galway

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed for a weekend in this hotel on a recommendation. We were touring around and doing a bit of cycling etc. Hotel is very clean. Room was fine. All you need. Had Sky sports in the room which is an unusual bonus. Shower head was floppy so you had to squezze in underneath it a little. Minor issue but also easy fixed.

We had food in the bar on first evening. it was excellent as hotel bar food goes. The burger was one of the best I've had. Really tasty with very good meat. My partner had the thai chicken dish and that was also really tasty. We had wings to start which were also very tasty. Breakfast was also very good. Nice fresh fruit. Bacon, sausage pudding etc. were good quality. However, the dreaded powdered eggs awere used for the scrambled egg. Yeuch!! I did ask for fried eggs and they were produced very quickly and without a problem. Staff were lovely.

We tried the leisure centre on one evening just to have a jacuzzi after a long day cycling. it was all a bit dated and the jacuzzi itself wasnt great. it was okay.

Good atmosphere in the bar with good quality live music on both nights. Lots of locals seem to use the hotel so that adds to the buzz.

All in all, i would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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obcg, Owner at Claregalway Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for taking time to post a review on trip advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for your fair feedback on our different departments. I can assure you that we do not use powered eggs, so I do apologise for the quality of same. We will address this matter urgently.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future- have a great summer.
Paul
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had our wedding reception at the Claregalway Hotel in December 2013. Hand on heart from the moment we walked into the ClareGalway 14 months earlier until the afternoon we left it after our amazing wedding day it was the easiest part of planning our wedding - it was an absolute pleasure to plan our wedding with Nora.
On the day of our first enquiry we were seated in a reserved area with a glass of bubbly and strawberries! This was not something we expected or received in any other location before! Service is key in this hotel & as it something we both hold in high standards. This was the place for us. The decision to book our wedding here was a easy one. From this moment on Nora kept in contact with us, gave us her professional advice and kept us on track. Nora was such a pleasure to deal with and we can honestly say she helped make it a stress free experience. Nora is so friendly, approachable and professional. You can trust her with you life and she will keep you on the right track.
On the wedding day everything was perfect and done with such ease. The level of service was impeccable, the food was wonderful, the drink was flowing and the atmosphere was magical. I couldn't have ask for anything more than time to soak it all up! This is down to Nora and her excellent team in the ClareGalway. Our guests were delighted with the reception and the service - they said they never seen anything like it before and the steaks were melt in your mouth tasty! Those that partied till late was even more impressed when the late night nibbles arrived. I couldn't have dreamed having such great reviews about our 'Great Party' and this is down to Nora and the team. If you looking for the best and expect the best - Nora is the lady to meet and this is the place to go .You won't be disappointed. Thank you Nora and all the team to every single thing you have done for us and all our guest. :)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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england
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a two night deal , including breakfast . The room was very spacious , with lots of wardrobe space , good heating / air con and a large bathroom with bath. The beds were very comfortable and the staff at the front desk very helpful. Plenty of hot water as well. We had two evening meals and both were good , especially the steaks and sea bass dishes , however the restaurant lacks any atmosphere and the tables always seem to have been put up only just as you come in with no particular ambience .There was good music in the bar on a friday , but it doesn't start until 10.30 which is late for me , but seems to be the norm in Ireland.Breakfast was a disappointment , mainly because everything seems to be cooked at 7.00 am and then left until the heaters , which means the texture is dried up , also the scrambled eggs are tasteless , but the bacon was good. Would go back again , as it's great value for money and very friendly.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Overall excellent experience. Very pleasant and friendly staff in all areas. Food very good. Room was excellent. Only minor issue was that it was difficult to get out into the traffic flow. They really need a yellow box

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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obcg, Owner at Claregalway Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear JFHDublin_Ireland,

Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review, we were delighted you enjoyed your stay here at Claregalway Hotel and we are looking forward to welcoming you back very soon. You are right and maybe next time you stay we may even have a yellow box. I know local elections are coming soon so I will keep in mind to request this for our village as we have already requested it from the NRA and Galway County Council!!

Kind Regards
Paul Gill
Managing Director
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Oranmore, Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Attended friends wedding on 21st march. All was excellent, from the food on arrival, enough to feed an army, to the fabulous meal, rooms were spotless and cosy. Well done Nora and team, top class as always

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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obcg, Owner at Claregalway Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear SeanB,

Thank you so much for posting your lovely honest review, we were delighted you enjoyed both your friends Wedding and your stay here at Claregalway Hotel and as always we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!


Kind Regards
Paul Gill
Managing Director
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Property: Claregalway Hotel
Address: Claregalway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Claregalway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Claregalway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Claregalway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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