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Galway Bay Hotel

The Promenade Salthill Rd Lower, Galway H91 W295 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 48 hotels in Galway
Travellers' Choice
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 Bay Brasserie offers modern style cuisine with fresh fish and local produce. The newly renovated Atlantic Bar has an informal dining experience with live music at the weekends. Complimentary wifi 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, Social Dancing, Aqua Aerobics 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
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Kids club
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Jamie C wrote a review Yesterday
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Had a brunch box recently, huge amount of love gone into creating it from the kitchen. I met Ciara, one of the chefs at the new beachfront cafe when picking it up. Herself and Robbie did a fantastic job putting it together for me. Super fresh, really tasty, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Robbie M wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Went last Saturday for a one night stay with my girlfriend. The staff were lovely, the room was gorgeous, and it's a stones throw from salthill beach where we sat out all day. Can't recommend enough! The girl on reception, Marie, was probably the nicest and most welcoming receptionist I've ever met in my life. I booked through her on the phone and she checked us in Saturday. She was so upbeat, friendly, kind and made the whole experience so much more personable.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barbara M wrote a review Apr 2021
Galway, Ireland34 contributions19 helpful votes
we had to stay in Galway and were delighted to return to the Galway Bay Hotel, despite the covid restrictions which are strictly adhered to, our visit was every bit as we would normally expect. Thank you Dan and the team.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: All rooms have great access. All have amazing sea views
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Alfie H wrote a review Apr 2021
Galway, Ireland6 contributions5 helpful votes
The Galway Bay Hotel have recently opened a new coffee counter on the front lawn. Delighted to say the coffee is absolutely delicious and they have the best freshly made treats along the prom. As a daily swimmer, my reward is a lovely coffee after my swim and on a nice day there is plenty of room on the grass to have a chat with others, all outdoors, socially distanced and very safe. Plenty of hand sanitizer available too. I had my 10 month old nephew with me one day and it was lovely to be able to put him on the grass and not fear about the traffic along the prom as he was protected by the front wall! Also, lots of parking available for customers which is much appreciated at the moment as the prom is blocked off to parked cars. The staff are soooooooooo friendly and I love that they know my order now, including having the oat milk ready! Well worth a visit for quick moving queues, away from the main road and yummy coffee!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
willis59 wrote a review Mar 2021
Galway, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Myself and my 3 sisters stayed for 2 nights in December and we couldn't fault it. As soon as we arrived Alannah and Tara greeted us on reception and made us feel so welcome informing us of the covid policies in place within the hotel. We had lovely spacious rooms overlooking the garden next door. The atmosphere in the Seaview lounge was amazing especially with Alan making us some lovely cocktails! Can't wait to return
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$103 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Galway Bay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Galway Bay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Wild Atlantic Way (0.5 km), Trad on the Prom (0.2 km), and Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Galway Bay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Galway Bay Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Galway Bay Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Galway Bay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coco Cafe Salthill, Lobster Pot Restaurant at Galway Bay Hotel, and Killorans Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Galway Bay Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Galway Bay Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Galway Bay Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Galway Bay Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Galway Bay Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (3.0 km), The Lynch Memorial (2.6 km), and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary (4.6 km).
Does Galway Bay Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.