My husband and I were given a gift of a night at this hotel,( we wouldn't have paid 270 euro ourselves for bed and breakfast!). The hotel itself is very comfortable, and the staff were, without exception, polite, friendly and efficient.
The location is on the beach front; unfortunately there is a busy road between the hotel and the ocean, so it can be noisy. There is a funfair next door, so make sure your room does not overlook it!
The restaurant food was excellent, although it was noisy and not terribly romantic. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and breakfast.
When we went to check out, we had to queue for 20 minutes. The receptionist said that this was because of wedding guests from the day before and was quite common. We felt that if it was quite common, they should have planned ahead and made provision for a lot of people checking out at the same time. It was reminiscent of a certain budget airline which shall remain nameless!
- 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
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