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the g Hotel & Spa Galway
Ranked #14 of 46 Hotels in Galway
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Lisburn
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“Loved It”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2008

Loved this place. For those seeking something different, ultra modern. Yes you could complain about location, views and maybe a bit more to do in the hotel.

However if your looking for a great place to stay as a base to explore Galway, this is it.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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london
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2008

Arrived on the Friday evening to a fantastic welcome from a lovely Spanish girl on reception who showed us around the hotel and our room. All very promising and beautiful inside. Straight down to the bar for a few drinks (cocktails are pricey but v good). The lounge had waiter service but it took 1/2 hour to get our first drinks. In the end we were so frustrated we picked them up ourselves from the bar counter to growls from the lounge manager. I explained this was completely unacceptable service and he left in a mood without an apology. Dinner in restaurant on both evenings was average. This is the least impressive room in the hotel and rather dour with poor lighting. When I asked the waiter why the tempeura and rocket salad had no rocket, I was told there was a mistake on the menu. I was then told they do not accept American Express in the restaurant. When I questioned this at reception they refunded my visa and then charged my AmEx. Breakfast was also hard work - we had to ask 4 times for our coffee. All little things (there were others) but added to a feeling they were not customer focused. Style over substance? Location is surprising and you can see why they had to make the inside stunning to attract customers. The hotel is situated in a retail park with a busy road in the front and the car park in the back (avoid rooms over the car park), with a 30 minute walk into the city centre.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2008

We stayed at the G for one night and I wish we could have stayed there much longer.

It is without doubt one of the best hotels in the country. Everything from the quality of the furnishings and decor to the staff are excellent.

We received a complimentry upgrade on arrival which was a nice touch. The room was fabulous and the bathroom, including his/hers showers, was first class.

Dinner in the restaurant was beautifully presented and delicious and breakfast the following morning was equally good.

I can not say enough about the high quality of this hotel and especially the staff, who make you feel like your the only guest in the building.

Overall I highly recommend this hotel for a romantic break or just for some time to spoil yourself. Yes it is expensive and is situated beside a busy road, but dont let this put you off. You get what you pay for anf wont be disappointed by the G.

  • Liked — Everything especially the staff and room
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2008

This is a great place to stay in Galway. The staff are great, the rooms are fabulous, and the bar and restaurant are excellent.

One of the best hotels I've ever stayed in.

I recommend it 100%

Stayed February 2008
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2008

If you want to treat yourself or your partner, this is the place to do it, valet parking on arrival, and if you want to go back out, just call them from the room and they will bring your car around.

You get a guided tour of the hotel as soon as you check in, the decor has been done really tastefully(some warhol designs) and the hotel has everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel, the Breakfast was probably the best i have had in a 5 star, based on selection and quality, the hotel is a nice place to relax with a coffee and paper during the day or a few coctails by night.We booked a suite and it was very impressive, the hotel is expensive but you do get a classy hotel for your money......

would highly reccommend this hotel for a special treat and their website seams to offer the most competitive rate.

just to note.. the hotel is about a 20-25 min walk to eyre square.

  • Liked — valet parking/breakfast
  • Disliked — distance from city centre
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2008

Just back from 2 nights at The G Hotel in Galway.

It is a beautiful inside with different rooms to sit down and relax in. The bar prices are relatively expensive but there was entertainment each evening which was excellent and it was a pleasure to hang out in the hotel.

It is about a 3-4 min drive from the town centre and a 15 min walk.

Stayed in a Superior room which is the basic room. As with the rest of the hotel it was nice, comfortable and well decorated in a very modern style. The bathroom was a decent size and shower was good.

Breakfast was excellent. There was a good selection of food for the continental side of things and the cooked breakfast was very good also. One small thing that annoyed me is that milk for the cereal was not chilled but placed in a large glass jug. Surely there must be some sort basic technology available to keep the milk chilled!

It has a 5 star rating but I would give it a high 4 for a couple of reasons. The grounds outside the hotel are non existent and the back and side of it connects to a group of shops and cinema. There is a Spa there but no pool for general use by the guests.

Overall it was a very pleasent stay with only the warm milk on my cereal and the grounds surrounding the hotel letting it down. Once you are inside the building it is a pleasure to stay in.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2008

I stayed whilst on a business trip but I can't wait to book again for pleasure. This really is a fantastic hotel where the hotel is the destination. It is worth a trip to Galway just to experience the G. The mushroom coloured bedrooms rooms are exceptionally spacious and the iced cup cakes at turn down were exquisite. The public rooms resemble an art gallery and your trip is a little like Alice in Wonderland combined with living through an art installation. The website does not do this hotel justice. It really is one of my favourite hotels in the world. Swarovski crystals, papier mache dog sculpture and Philip Tracey signed original art work not to mention the light installation in one of the public rooms.

  • Liked — The Philip Tracey design - very well executed
  • Disliked — There is nothing to dislike about the G
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
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Property: the g Hotel & Spa Galway
Address: Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Galway
#5 Romantic Hotel in Galway
#6 Business Hotel in Galway
#9 Luxury Hotel in Galway
#13 Family Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — the g Hotel & Spa Galway 5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five-star g Hotel & Spa is perfectly situated to discover Galway City and the west of Ireland. Designed by renowned milliner Philip Treacy, the g Hotel offers 101 spacious bedrooms and suites, a luxury 20,000 sqm spa 'ESPA at the g', dramatic Signature Lounges ideal for casual dining and Afternoon Tea as well as delectable dining options in the 2 AA culinary rosette Restaurant gigi's. The g Hotel & Spa also features state of the art conference facilities for up to 300 delegates and hosts stylish weddings for up to 180 guests. Exclusive 5-star hotel & spa - Located in Galway City centre - Design by milliner Philip Treacy - 101 light-filled bedrooms - Five-star service - Luxury spa designed by ESPA - Cocktail bar & Signature Lounges - Award winning restaurant - Conferences for 300 delegates - Stylish Wedding Venue. ... more   less 
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