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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Galway Bay Hotel again for three nights midweek for a nice short break. We had a fantastic time. I love visiting this hotel. The location is great. We had dinner in the restaurant and it was great. The food was so good and the staff great. That's one thing that sticks out every time...

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

Dear ‘rebelvisitor’, Your wonderful feedback is extremely encouraging and most welcome. Thank you most sincerely for returning to the Galway Bay Hotel when in Galway and all on the team look forward to welcoming you back again at some stage in the future. Warmest regards, Dan Murphy

Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Staying here with family for three nights. Property is on the waterfront but all one can see from the room is the car park. Must ask for higher floors. Busy hotel with weddings & functions. Not a place for cosy private events. Pricey for the value.

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

Dear ‘Vijaya’, Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you for your feedback. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again at some stage in the future and should you wish to receive special offers please send me your e-mail address to dmurphy@galwaybayhotel.com and I will arrange for you to be...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We recently stayed at the Galway bay hotel and had a wonderful relaxed time. This was made possible by this ideal setting ,great food and excellent staff. I would highly recommend this hotel for a short breaks.

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

Dear ‘JamesHughB’, I am delighted to see that you had a very relaxing time whilst here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. Your positive feedback is most welcome and very encouraging. Thank you for recommending us to all and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back at some stage in the future. Warmest regards, Dan Murphy

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We are staying at the hotel for 3 nights for a wedding. The rooms are lovely, clean and spacious and the staff are so friendly, polite and caring. Emma in particular has been especially outstanding. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to friends and family. What a fabulous place to stay!!!!!!

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

Dear ‘amvertaylorcropp’, Sincere thanks for this wonderful feedback. All on the team are very pleased to read that you are really enjoyed your visit to the Galway Bay Hotel. Thank you for your praise and your very high recommendation. Best, Dan Murphy

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 July 2015

On a recent trip to Galway, we took advantage of a taxi driver's suggestion and visited The Galway Bay Hotel to enjoy dinner and a show at a packaged price. Our server, LOUISE, was very professional, with a welcoming Irish manner that was both sweet and knowledgeable. The food and the service was top-rate although the dining room was packed....

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

Dear ‘Bayjh’, It is wonderful to read your very high recommendation of the G alway Bay Hotel, Trad on the Prom and indeed G alway city. I am thrilled to see that you had such a pleasant evening here whilst enjoying dinner and the wonderful Trad on the Prom show and I am happy that you will have wonderful memories...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for food and drinks in the tradional Irish bar before the Trad show last Thursday, a very enjoyable experience it was, food was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly, special thanks to Brian and also to Trevor for all their help, they helped me to get a good seat at the show as it was...

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

Dear ‘JohnnyG22’, Many thanks for your really nice feedback and thank you also for choosing to dine in our main bar prior to attending the ‘Trad on the Prom’ show recently. I am most pleased to read that you had a very enjoyable time with us. The show really is fantastic, a celebration of all that is good about Irish...

Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed here recently and loved every minute,the staff were so friendly and the food was delicious.the view over looking the bay is amazing. I would like to thank Shauna from the cafe for helping us with activities for the kid's and being so nice to us throughout our stay.cannot wait to return again

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

Dear ‘1966lovestotrave’, Your positive feedback is so welcome and most encouraging. All on the team are delighted to see that you had such a pleasant time whilst staying with us. We are delighted to see that you found the quality of food to be of a high standard and that you found the staff very friendly. Shauna is thrilled to...

Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

The staff were friendly and efficient and will go out of their way to help in any way they can especially the Bar Staff (Brian &Trevor deserve a special mention).. The rooms were spotless and comfortable. The overall atmosphere was great. Would highly recommend it to anyone staying in Galway.

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

Dear ‘Lemonysnicket11’, Many thanks for your very kind recommendation. All on the team are thrilled to read that you had a very pleasant time here in the Galway Bay Hotel. Brian and Trevor pass on their gratitude to you as you mention both in person. Thank you again and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again at sine...

Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

The hotel itself is beautiful, and the location ideal. Gorgeous views of Galway Bay and the surrounding area. Convenient shopping and tourist attractions within walking distance. We booked dinner, a show ("Trad on the Prom" - excellent!), and a bus tour of the Cliffs of Mohr all from the front desk. Galway Bay (the water) is directly in front of...

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

Dear Connie, Thank you for your really kind feedback. Your positive feedback regarding the Galway Bay Hotel is most encouraging. I am very pleased to read that you really enjoyed the location of the hotel, the views and the relaxing atmosphere sitting on the Sea View Terrace, watching the world go by.. All on the team pass on their gratitude...

CORK
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Went to a family wedding !!! Stayed here for 2 nights and it was really lovely .... Rooms very lovely and spacious .... Food was amazing ...... Staff were very nice and helpful as the day of the wedding was raining and the staff offered us umbrellas ..... Would defo stay here again .... There is a lovely feel about...

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

Dear ‘CorkNick’, Thank you for writing such a very nice review. It means so much to all on the team to receive such very positive feedback. Such high praise encourages us to perform to an even higher level for all future guests and rest assured that your high praise will not lead to any complacency. I have shared your feedback...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
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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: €93 - €201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Galway Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 153
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#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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