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Galway Bay Hotel

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights, and overall the hotel is fab. The service was great, the reception staff on check in and the check back from a manager, combined with the fruit and brownies in our room guaranteed a warm welcome. We loved the pool, especially as our room was opposite and we could just pop accross. We also...

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Clair, Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted to read that you really enjoyed your brief time with us and thank you for recommending us to all. I am very pleased to see that you really enjoyed the quality of food we serve along with the quality of staff and service throughout the hotel. I am delighted also...

Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the Galway Bay Hotel over the weekend as one of my dearest friends got married there . From start to finish we enjoyed every minute . The staff went out of their way to insure everyone was happy , from bringing our bags to the room and keeping up with kids demands for snacks . The breakfast was...

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 'Sdivilly', Thank you for your really nice review. It means so much to us when we receive such high praise. Please be assured that this high praise is not taken for granted as we are really encouraged to keep raising the bar in terms of providing great hospitality and great food quality. We are always on the look out...

Ireland
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

We had our wedding reception here on the 22nd May. I could not recommend this hotel enough. The staff were so helpful and catered for every need going the extra mile in all aspects. The food and attention to detail was amazing. Sergiy and Orla both made us feel at ease knowing they had it all under control. We would...

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Olivia and Alex, It was our absolute pleasure to host both your good selves and indeed all of your family and friends on your most special of days recently – thank you most sincerely. I am delighted to read such positive feedback regarding the attention to detail we afforded you and I am also most pleased to read your...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I love this hotel. A great location to explore the city of Galway. The accommodation's are just right, clean,nice beds and bedding and good showers. The breakfast buffett was excellent and the evening meals were wonderful. You will not be disappointed. I enjoyed the pool too!

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marina, Your wonderful feedback is most welcome, thank you most sincerely and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. I am delighted to read that you had a very pleasant time. Your positive feedback regarding the location of the hotel, the quality of the guest bedroom along with the quality of the...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

We had our wedding here in May. I can not thank John Frazier and his team enough. They went to endless trouble to make everything perfect. The waiters and bar staff could not have been nicer to all our guests. Everyone was raving about the food and the service. We are delighted to have chosen this hotel and will be...

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 'BPadventure', It was a privilege and an our pleasure to host your recent wedding reception here in the Galway Bay Hotel. A special day for you is most certainly a very special day for all on the team here and we take great pride in the quality of service and quality of service which we provide to all. Thank...

Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I already wrote it. *************was upgraded to a fabulous room when I said I was disappointed with the view from my room. Staff. Couldn't have been nicer especially the receptionist on duty. Don't recall his name sorry

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 'Bernecv', I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Galway Bay Hotel and indeed the views from your hotel bedroom. You mention that our 'staff are our best selling point' and I do certainly agree - they are a super team - all so motivated when it comes to delivering a top class service...

London
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed here Monday-Friday, really worth upgrading to sea view room. Wonderful views to wake up to, no noise from other rooms, i.e. doors slamming! Reception staff on check-in superb, friendly, informative. All the staff were very professional, friendly, helpful, although the bar staff in the hotel pub could learn from their colleagues !Booked evening meal as well as breakfast, both...

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 'Poppysue2', Thank you very much for your very valued feedback and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel throughout last week. Your positive feedback is most welcome, particularly in relation the the quality of food you received, the standard of service, the professional staff and service and of course the views from the...

Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I wanted to go to the Christmas continental market in Eyre square but didn't know much about Galway as I had never been there before but I had a stayed in the hodson bay hotel in Athlone so decided to stay in there sister hotel in salthill. Its an amazing hotel day or night and any age group, the food...

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Becky, Thank you for this wonderful feedback and thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel last Christmas. I am most pleased to read that you really enjoyed your time with us. I am particularly pleased to read that you really enjoyed the quality of food you received and I have passed this on to...

Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Lovely hotel right on the beach front. Room are great spacious and very clean bathroom is very good size. Staff were excellent went above and beyond to help in any way we wanted. There's a fab Chinese just few minutes walk from hotel. Can very very busy esp on Saturday nights its worth getting reception to book you a table....

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, Your wonderful feedback is very much appreciated, thank you sincerely and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. All on the team are so pleased to read that you really enjoyed the quality of the guest bedrooms, the excellent staff and the location of the hotel. Hopefully we will have the...

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I booked this hotel for the bank holiday weekend may 2015 for a group of 13 ladies celebrating my sister hen do! This hotel was above our expectations, the staff were so friendly and couldn't do more for you! The rooms were large, clean and nicely decorated. The breakfasts were lovely, with a great choice of food! The bar staff...

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ‘Tori M’, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for recommending us to all. Thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel to celebrate your friend’s very special occasion. Your positive feedback is very welcome and indeed most encouraging. I have passed your feedback on to all on the team...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Galway Bay Hotel

Address: The Promenade, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range: $181 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Galway Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 153
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Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Galway
#2 Business Hotel in Galway
#3 Family Hotel in Galway
#5 Luxury Hotel in Galway
#6 Romantic Hotel in Galway
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“I have not stayed here but its on the seafront”
_teachnaleachtai, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Make sure not to stay anywhere in which music will disturb your sleep & set expectation at outset about reasonable room temperature.”
Perpetua0707, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“the bay-frontage rooms have a magnificent view.”
NorfolkCommonMan, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Best views on on the Galway Bay side facing the courtyard or south.”
jjtr6, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“sea view's are more expensive ,but worth it, the south side is quiter”
colombom774, 18 May 2017 | Read review
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