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Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway
Ranked #15 of 45 Hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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“Radisson family room spacious= great for families”
Reviewed July 28, 2006

Our family of 4 stayed at a family room at the Radisson SAS in Galway City. The room was enormous, well decorated and CLEAN. There was a large bed (bigger than a king size) and a comfortable pull out couch. A complete dining room table, 6 chairs to go around it and easy chairs as well. Everything was extremely spacious and comfortable. Good beds. The parking in the hotel is underground, and is free for guests staying there.

The hotel has a lovely indoor pool and a large buffet breakfast with hot and cold dishes, including a fruit bar and cold cut bar. This hotel is a 2 block walk from Eyre Square. We loved it and were ready for the amenities of a hotel after many nights in Bed and Breakfasts. This is a business hotel and had great weekend rates. I believe we paid 229 Euros per night. It was a bit pricier than the B and Bs but worth it.

Oh! The hotel also has a gym
Americans - if you plan to go swimming with your kids in Ireland, don't forget to bring them and yourselves a bathing cap. All pools require one to wear them. You can buy them there as well.
I found this website so helpful when booking my trip. I hope this review will help others.
The directions to the hotel on their website were a bit vague...when you get near galway and start going around roundabouts, that is where you have to start counting them. There are 3 of them before you enter into the city and you'd better know what you are supposed to do at each one of them.

Also, a bit of a bother to find the parking at the hotel...you come upon the hotel from the back of it and need to go around the corner of it...parking is in the front of the hotel. Called a "Q" railway garage or something. They share it with the train station and another hotel. NOt well explained on the website. Other than that, it is a good option, especially on the weekend.

Happy travels

  • Liked — size of the family room and general location of hotel
  • Disliked — vague directions on website....finding the parking was a bit difficult
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 23, 2006

This hotel is a nice setting for which to visit Galway city. It is large, sociable, pleasant. The spa is nice, but not luxury.

The rooms are average and pretty standard of large chain hotels. They were clean and certainly did the job for a couple of night's stay.

This isn't a luxury hotel but it's comfortable and the bar area is fun.

OK value.

  • Liked — Bar
  • Disliked — Spa
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 4, 2006

I've stayed in the Fairgreen a couple of times on business and find it very good value and reliable. The good value undergroud parking and free access to the spa are both bonuses. Breakfast has been a little disorganised on previous stays but on most recent stay, all was fine. The Fairgreen has no bar but this is not a problem as one can walk over to the Radisson across the courtyard and enjoy their very pleasant atrium bar and views of the lough.

Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed July 4, 2006

Just back from a weekend.

This hotel is excellent but badly managed.

the good points first

Great pool and spa area
very good breakfast but queues are silly/
rooms are really nice.
nice piano music at weekends in a cool bar.

the weak points

The staff don't know how to direct you to the hotel as they are not natives and their directions are crazy, others had the same problem. Ask for the front door porter he is only a kid but he speaks english and knows where the hotel is by car. Oh its hard to find.

The shampoos provided are of a very cheap quality not befiting a hotel like this let alone a band b,

The mini bar was only half stocked., with cans of beer not bottles.

We needed plasters for a minor cut, it took 45 minutes and serveral calls.

The house wine in the front bar tastes like vinegar, really nasty.

conclusion.

The hotel is as good as many five star hotels in its decor. but it really poorly run and staff need training. The restaurant staff ignore most requests for tea etc at breakfast.

Its still my favourite in Galway. Pricey yes. room on fourth floor are best and ask for lake view

  • Stayed July 2006
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Reviewed June 25, 2006

Just back from a long weekend at Galway staying 3 nights at the Fairgreen. I booked it for my husbands birthday treat. Very glad I found this web site as I was originally going to book another hotel until I read the reviews. I was very pleased with the room - good size room, big bed and to a high standard of decor. Whole hotel was clean and in good decor - glad to see the race horse murals on the breakfast room walls that can be seen on many web sites have been removed and replaced with some lovely art work.

When we arrived staff were friendly, although they appeared surprised that we had arrived as they thought we had changed our booking to August - which we hadn't - they confirmed they had a room for us and said they would enquire with other staff to see how the wrong information had been sent to them. Hotel is very well siituated with only a three minute walk to the main square. There is a little building work going on in the general area but as we were up and about it didn't bother us. The only major complaint (but I have no doubt it is a complaint that could be for many hotels) was the noise we could hear early in the morning. We were woken at 7.18am on the Saturday morning by delivery trucks and large lorries making deliveries to the hotel. We had a room that was immediately above the reception entrance on the first floor so we were close to the noise. I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get a lie in. The weather was warm so we had our window open all night which didn't help with the noise. The hotel is situated in a court yard like area which has the Radisson Hotel opposite. The Radisson has a disco and as the no smoking laws mean people have to congregate outside for a smoke you will hear the joyous chat of the crowd. This was only really on the friday and saturday night but as we were out socialising ourselves we did not hear much of it!!Having said all this, if the delivery vans are away and its not a club night the court yard area is very quiet which can't be said for some hotels that are directly on the busy square.

Galway City is a small place. We managed to see all the things on our list in one day plus time to eat and drink and chill. We took a bus tour to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher - not for anyone who gets travel sick!!!!!! Very narrow twisty roads! Be warned! Tigh Coili’s is a great pub for traditional music. We also ate at a really lovely homely restaurant through the Spanish Arch - Nimmos - worth a visit. If looking for a restaurant to sit outside and catch the sun for as long as you can in the evening the Lemongrass near the Spanish Arch is great - fab food with excellant service. I'm not really in to restaurants that are part of a chain but this place changed my mind about that!

Hope you enjoy your stay. Woud have no probs recommending the Fairgreen Hotel.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed June 5, 2006

I stayed here overnight and had an early checkout on a weekday. The hotel itself is comfortable and I liked the comfort of my hotel room, Staff are a bit hit and miss, bell boy was very helpful as was front of house but the manager was a little stand-offish when I asked for a room only rate. Also trying to attract the attention of the waiting staff was a bit of a challenge - they were busy watching Fr. Ted on the bar television.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed May 29, 2006

Was very pleased with this location. Clean hotel, nice rooms, very affordable (we paid 83EUR a night) with a good free breakfast. Free parking in garage next door.

Location is very central to a number of good restaurants. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway
Address: Lough Atalia Rd, Galway, Ireland (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Galway
#10 Luxury Hotel in Galway
#17 Romantic Hotel in Galway
#17 Business Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway 4*
Number of rooms: 261
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You are guaranteed the best of all worlds when you stay at the luxurious four star Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway. Scenic Galway Bay views, luxury city centre hotel accommodation, excellent food, world class spirit one spa & leisure facilities, superb conference & meeting venue and elegant wedding facilities.Take advantage of some of Galway's great shopping streets, making it easy to explore the area's best attractions and fit some shopping in along the way! ... more   less 
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