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Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Just home from a 4-night stay in the beautiful Galway Bay Hotel with my two sons (aged 1 and 3) and my mum. We had the most amazing time despite very poor weather. From start to finish, I couldn't compliment the staff enough on how helpful, friendly and accommodating they were. We had 2 rooms, adjoining. Both rooms were big...

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5Thank Frances K
danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Frances, Thank you for this wonderful review and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel on your recent trip to Galway with your family. Your positive feedback is most welcome and greatly appreciated. We are thrilled that you really enjoyed our location and the views from the hotel. We are also delighted that...

Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

My wife and i brought our 4 month old son on his first holiday to galway for a 2 night stay in the Galway Bay hotel. First and foremost despite the weather being very poor the staff made us feel very welcome and we could not fault them whatsoever. We had a standard double room and it contained a crib...

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3Thank Niall C
danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Niall, Thank you for your valued feedback and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. All on the team are very pleased to read that you had a very enjoyable time on your recent family break. I am delighted to read that you found all on the team very pleasant, polite and...

Roscommon, Ireland
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 1st April, we went for lunch in Harvest cafe on arrival and we were immediately greeted by the friendliest warmest duty manager ever. (Patricia) We were made feel like royalty, she made our little girl Gracie (4) feel so special too. We met her again at breakfast and her warm welcome to the restaurant was a great start...

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5Thank LockyLoc
danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ‘LockyLoc’, Your feedback is most welcome and also very encouraging. All on the team are most pleased to read that you had such a pleasant time whilst staying with us. We would like to thank you most sincerely for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel when visiting the Galway recently and we all look forward to...

Reviewed 2 April 2015

I recently took part in a photoshoot in this fabulous hotel.I could not rate the standard of the place or staff any higher. Stephen a manager their couldn't possibly have done anymore for us checking in to see was everything ok ie was the tempeture of the room where we worked ok took our order for food just so pleasant...

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

Dear ‘lissmcdonnell’, Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are most pleased to read that you had a very pleasant time while in the hotel recently. We do hope that you will have the occasion to return again in the futur e. Stephen is thrilled to be mentioned in such a positive manner through such a public medium and he...

Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

Recently back from a wonderful weekend in the Galway bay. Upon our check in we were greeted by the lovely Annabel on reception. It's nice to see such a cheery person upon check in it makes such a difference to a persons stay, She was most helpful in all ways. we decided to eat in the bar, as we have...

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danmurph, Front Office Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ashling, Thank you most sincerely for your vey kind comments following on from you recent visit to the Galway Bay Hotel. This means so much to us and we appreciate you taking the time and effort to share your experienc e. Your positive feedback regarding all aspects of our hotel is wonderful to read. Annabel, Brian and orla all...

Reviewed 30 March 2015

We have just left this hotel after spending the last three nights here celebrating our parents wedding anniversary. I would highly recommend this hotel. It caters for all needs. The rooms, the food and especially the staff are fabulous. The penguin camp for the kids is great and the girls running it are excellent. A huge thank you for making...

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

Dear ‘boytonrath’, It was truly our pleasure to pleasure to welcome you and your family to the Galway Bay Hotel recently. Thank you for choosing the Galway Bay Hotel to host your family celebration recently and please pass on our best wishes to all your family, especially your parents. I am thrilled to read that you had such a wonderful...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I recently visited this beautiful hotel and had dinner in the Lobster Pot restaurant. It was faultless. I had the 7oz steak that was cooked to perfection and my boyfriend loved the fish box. The presentation on both dishes was outstanding. We were served by both Grainne and Bridie and they were the highlight of the evening. Will definitely be...

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

Dear Katie, Sincere thanks for your really nice review following on from your recent visit to the Galway Bay Hotel. It is wonderful to read such positive feedback and I will ensure that this is passed on to all on the team. Collectively we will continue our journey towards excellence in food quality and service. Bridie and Grainne pass on...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Staying in Galway, then The Galway Bay Hotel is a must. The hotel is spotlessly clean, the staff gave excellent service, the food is good, the leisure facilities are top notch and the location cant be bettered We are a family ranging in age from 6 months to 68, one of whom has a dietary condition with all our needs...

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5Thank 164pat
danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ‘164pat’, Your wonderful feedback is received with great pride and joy! Thank you for these super comments and thank you most sincerely for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel on your recent visit to Galway . All on the team are most pleased to read that your family had a very pleasant time with us. We...

Reviewed 28 March 2015

I was recently at a conference in the Galway bay and I have to say that the service was excellent! I have a dairy allergy and I am normally faced with staff who feel I putting them out but the staff in Galway bay were extremely accommodating and did everything in their power to make my experience enjoyable! My waitress...

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

Dear 'Liathsheehan', Thank you for this wonderful feedback and thank you also for recommending us to all. I am thrilled to read that you had such a pleasant time whilst staying with us recently. We are very focused when it comes to catering for guests with specific dietary requirements as this is becoming more and more common. We address these...

Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Overlooking the beautiful promenade, our hearts were set on having our wedding hosted at the Galway Bay Hotel last May. However, even more memorable than the setting are the hotel’s staff – William & David and the wonderful ladies who served us all, especially Bridie & Chris. They were extremely professional and helpful at every stage - from chatting about...

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

Dear Linda & Flaithri, Wow – what an amazing review – you have made our day!! Thank you sincerely for everything. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your very special day. A special day for you is most certainly a very special day for all on the Galway Bay team and it was a pleasure to look...

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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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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: ₹ 5,598 - ₹ 13,516 (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
#4 Luxury Hotel in Galway
#6 Romantic Hotel in Galway
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“Room 183 was the suite we booked which has fantastic views of the ocean however the suite is quite basic and we don't consider it luxurious”
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“Ground floor is good although higher floors would have a better view of Bay.”
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