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the g Hotel & Spa Galway
Ranked #14 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
county durham
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3 reviews
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“what a place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2008

the best hotel we've stayed in yet! we loved the decor - funky but very tasteful. The outside felt a little dowdy but the second you are met at the door - everythging changes. The service was perfect and the hard-working staff are to be highly recommended! Nothing was ever too much trouble for them throughout our 7 days. We were immediately upgraded on arrival - which wasn't expected! The room was wonderful and very spacious - the bed was the most comfortable bed ever and you're guaranteed an excellent night's sleep. The hotel spa was great too - highly recommended.
we have told our friends about it, and we will definitely be back!

thanks to all at the 'g' for a great stay, and thanks to Damien too!

  • Liked — the 5 star service
  • Disliked — the breakfast coffee!!
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank mannion
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2008

Loved this hotel. Based on the reviews I was not dissapointed and would definitly stay here again as it makes for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. The staff are warm and friendly. The room very comfortable, the facilities excellent and the breakfast - was impressive too.

I have fallen in love with this hotel and would recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of luxary in Galway.

I will definitely go back.

  • Liked — The warmth and friendless throughout the hotel.
  • Disliked — Not in downtown Galway (a 7euro cab or 15 minute walk)
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dloizou
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Dublin
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2008

I only stayed one night in this hotel and I just wish I had more time.From the moment we entered the hotel we were impressed- the fun, quirky ,flamboyant decor was a feast for the eyes plus the staff were so professional welcoming warm and helpful.The outside of the hotel does not do the interior justice.It is a real surprise to enter into this other world.We had a superior room that was an oasis of calm - subtle ,elegant deor and the most comfy of beds.I am looking forward to staying there again!

  • Liked — The decor
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cocheese
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Dublin
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2008

stayed in the G hotel for a night in june for a girly break, rooms very huge and very comfortable. very impressed with the size of the bathroom. loved when we came back from a night out and the low lights were on in the room beds were turned down and music was playing into the bedroom and bathroom.
the beds were amazing they were so soft.
would have loved a tea maker in the room to go with my cup cake that they leave you.
one of the staff on reception was a bit unpleasent to us she could have done with a better attitude. she showed us around our room was in a bit of a rush pointing at the things got where the mini bar was in the wrong place.
but all in all it was a fab hotel would recommed it if you want to treat yourself

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DeeDublin
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Northern Ireland
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2008

A wonderful hotel, Beautiful contemporary style.
Friendly staff without exception,
Espa spa at the hotel is excellent if a little overpriced.

  • Liked — Modern Styling
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank AndyWSTI
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Michelle3076
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2008

Though the service felt 5-star, I am afraid that the rest of the hotel felt more style over substance in many respects.

The design of the hotel (in a warehouse on a retail park 5 mins cab ride from town) is obviously a talking point, but not to everyone's tastes - if you are put off by bubblegum pink in the morning, this place isn't going to be for you.

It was VERY busy at night, as the bars are obviously a destination for non-hotel guests. Not very pleasant for a quiet drink, though good if you like a clubby atmosphere.

The rooms were perfectly pleasant, well designed and a brighter antidote to the very dark corridors. The rooms aren't particularly large, but the beds were super comfy.

Concierge were great at providing hair straightners and irons on request. Unfortunately though, concierge suggested a really very duff restaurant. I explained that we were looking for a Modern Irish restaurant, and that we were really into food. We were sent to a below average awful place that served mixed-med dishes (mostly involving uncooked cream) - perhaps the restaurant used to be nice, but I was very suprised that concierge in a five-star hotel would suggest somewhere so far below par.

The spa is WONDERFUL. By far and away one of the best hotel spas I have ever been to. Shame that guests are therefore charged 30euros to use it. And I wasn't told about this until I was leaving.

The food at breakfast was OK, but most guests are seated in a different room to the food, and the room was cramped and very busy. We were placed in the Middle of the room, and I felt that I was on a conveyor belt - not what I would expect from a five-star hotel.

Overall, it felt that the hotel comes first and the guest comes second at the G - staff hoovering the main rooms of the hotel during the main breakfast time, the maitre'd virtually barging me into the breakfast bar as he marched guests through into the restaurant, the snooty response that guests don't usually use the gym when we asked where it was (no signs), the charging for the spa and the conveyor belt breakfast all niggled and slightly ruined our stay. I normally enjoy boutique hotels but this was not a relaxing experience unfortunately.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank Michelle3076
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Melbourne, Australia
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170 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2008

This hotel will not dissappoint, from the valet parking the moment you arrive to the sumptuous rooms....this is a true 5 star hotel.

The rooms are breathtakingly beautiful, we stayed in a deluxe and I can honestly say it wasone of the best room I've stayed in. Everything was top notch, from the plasma tv to the perspex coffee table, seperate shower and bath to the deep fluffy slippers and robe.....I could not fault one thing.

The staff are one of the best aspects of this hotel. They are friendly and so very helpful without being overly so or snotty which is where alot of hotels fall down. Although most of them were foreign they had excellent english which is sadly becoming a bit of a rarity in hotels in Ireland. There is sort of a laid back charm with the guest's happiness being their no 1 priority and they were all delightful!

I think the hotel's success is based on the outstanding attention to detail, just a few of the things that impressed me were the friendly valet parking, the mini guided tour of the hotel when you arrive, the complimentary dvd supply, the gorgeous cupcakes that greet you in the room, the amazing amazing design of the lounges....and there are many more!

If you want the real 5 star experience just stay here, you'll love it!

  • Liked — The rooms
  • Disliked — the non smoking policy
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank withtoastontheside
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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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