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Galway Bay 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.
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Property amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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44Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
15Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Thank you so much to the Galway Bay hotel for their hospitality and amazing food. My friends and I wandered in here and were made feel very welcome by Rory O'Connor. Would highly recommend the pork and Guinness sausage.
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Honestly the nicest hotel around, staff are so lovely, music is amazing and the food/drinks couldn’t get any better. Worth a visit purely for the cocktails, served with a smile. Rory O’Connor was very helpful and made us feel welcome. Would highly recommend even if you’re not sta
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Incredible cocktails. Amazing service, especially from Rory O’connor. He was very helpful, accommodating and provided excellent service. One of the nicest bars I’ve been in Galway. Excellent atmosphere made all the better by lovely staff. Couldn’t recommend this place enough! 10/
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Bar was lovely and inviting, staff really friend especially Rory the bar manager. Really friendly and so sound. Absolute legend. And lovely pints and cocktails. Definitely worth a trip a terrific spot in Galway
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nice, clean hotel. Rooms are good size, bed was bit to high for me but other then that it was perfect. breakfast was very good. nice and friendly staff. would go back there again.
free parking just outside the hotel.
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Hi Dan - I wish you would reply to some of the reviewers who didn't have a great experience at the Galway Bay Hotel. I'm planning a family trip but I'm not sure now. Paul
Hi Paul, Thank you for your question. I personally and privately reach out to any guests who report a less than perfect experience and work with them to rectify an issues they experienced. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family soon. Kind regards, Dan Murphy
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Is there a taxi service from the hotel
Yes but only with a regular taxi service into Galway which costs 12 Euros also a bus service every 20 mins for 2 Euros . You can however walk it in 25 mins.
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How much and is the childrens club any good? We have an 8 and 6 year old.
Sorry we didn’t use the children’s club as we didn’t have children with us. But if it’s anything as good as the rest of the services provided by this hotel , then I am sure you have nothing to worry about.
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Do the guest rooms have air conditioning?
Their is no air conditioning
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My husband and I are looking for places that are close to fishing spots for him and outdoor stuff for me. Would this hotel be able to put us it touch with someone that can plan a fishing trip for him.
I am absolutely positive they will be able to xx
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"Rooms with a sea view"
"The garden-view rooms on the west end of the hotel are rather warm, even on a brisk October evening."
"Sea view amazing."
"you can request sea view rooms if available."
"Rooms with Sea Views"
US$82 - US$284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
galway bay hotel
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtGalway
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