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The Connacht Hotel Dublin Road, Galway H91 K5DD Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#19 of 48 hotels in Galway
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Experience authentic, warm, Irish hospitality while visiting Galway at The Connacht Hotel. With a central location that is easily accessible off the M6 motorway, less than 10 minutes drive from Eyre Square in Galway City. We offer extensive onsite free car-parking and several bus routes depart 2 minutes walk from the hotel entrance, that go to the city centre and the nearby business parks. The hotel has been recently refurbished with an eclectic, elegant design creating a warm and welcoming space for you to relax and unwind. With an onsite bar and restaurant, coffee dock, leisure centre with swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym – It is perfect base while on a business or leisure trip in Galway City. The open plan lobby with a newly opened barrista coffee bar incorporates clever design features with additional power points, free Wi-Fi and USB charging points. Sink into the comfortable and stylish sofas, elegant but not too formal to allow you mix work and leisure in a relaxed environment. Bar Solo offers an all-day menu with family-friendly dining and inviting social spaces. Bar Solo is renowned for its live music at weekends and throughout holidays and shows all major sports on large HD screens. Reubens Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner with options for family-friendly dining, special occasions and group dining. Complimentary parking is also available for all visitors. With an extensive choice of room types, twins, triples, family rooms, inter-connecting and apartments - it is an ideal hotel choice in Galway city. Guests can enjoy full access to our Leisure Club with 20 metre swimming pool, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi and a 24hr gym. The Connacht Hotel is a family-friendly hotel with supervised kids club, leisure facilities, family rooms or self-catering apartments, we understand that it's not only a break for the family but also a break for you. The Connacht Hotel offers a range of purpose-built conference rooms and events suites, with a dedicated event planner, Free WiFi and in room screens and HD screens.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car park
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Vending machine
Kids club
Kids pool
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Solarium
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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almurphy421 wrote a review Today
I stayed one night. Was a nice hotel. Clean room. Friendly staff. Lack of air con and fans during heatwave made it uncomfortable hot in the room. There is no way to close doors without banging so woken up during the night.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Cian wrote a review Yesterday
Just back from a 3 night stay in the apartments at the hotel. Apartments were ideal,perfectly clean and had all we needed for family of 4.This hotel is perfect for kids as there are loads of families with kids and you don't feel out of place when kids are getting noisy and tired at dinner time. We ate dinner each night in bar/restaurant and food standard is very good,service can be slow in restaurant and bar afterwards(putting this down to staff shortages with covid).Nicole in the restuarant and Katen in bar were very helpful and very good with the kids,but they were quite busy.We had the hotel breakfast one morning via room service and it was very good.The restaurant/bar service only reason not rating this as excellent.Stayed a two years ago and service was slow then too but this is a very busy hotel.The pool is great for kids too as it's quite shallow.Kids club was a hit for our kids and they were well looked after.Overall will def be back and would recommend to anyone especially families.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Saoire wrote a review Yesterday
County Meath, Ireland
The hotel was excellent from check in to check out. Staff were very professional and friendly. Our room was excellent with everything that was needed. Dinner was superb with plenty of choice on the menu. Waitressing staff were very helpful and efficient. Breakfast had a great choice and again excellent service.
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Richie H wrote a review 21 Jul
Such a bad experience I don't even know where to start. Rooms were filthy. They don't service them . They don't give clean towels. Food is average, but expect to be kept waiting. We booked our meal for 8pm 10.30 , we were sitting waiting for deserts . A joke. 50% of staff are lazy , bad attitudes and don't want to be there . 25% are very friendly, mainly in reception and leisure facilities . The other 25% are new , and painful uncomfortable and awkward in there roles. Proper staff training would benefit . Also no social distancing is a worry in this hotel , large groups , tables pulled together. Breaching covid safety rules. Very disappointing stay
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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shaunsaurin wrote a review 21 Jul
Nice hotel, great rooms and nice atmosphere. Rooms nice and big and clean. Food was good, but pricey for what it was. Booking system on everything is a bit painful. Majority of staff are great, but there were a few that weren't so great. This didn't put me off and would recommend it for families.
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PRICE RANGE
US$87 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
days hotel galway
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Carlton Hotel Galway City
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
358
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Connacht Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Connacht Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Virtual Reality World (1.0 km), The Huntsman Inn (0.8 km), and Bohermore’s Victorian Cemetery (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Connacht Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Connacht Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Connacht Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Connacht Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Connacht Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rockin’ Joe’s Diner, The Huntsman Inn Restaurant, and Khow Thai restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Connacht Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Connacht Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Connacht Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Connacht Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (1.8 km), The Lynch Memorial (2.2 km), and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary (0.2 km).
Does The Connacht Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.