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Galway Bay Hotel
Ranked #5 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Meath
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Couldn't get better!”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Spent a weekend at the Galway Bay Hotel and it was definitely an excellent choice. Staff went out of their way to make you felt as if it was home from home. Got the feeling that they genuinely wanted to as well - not just because a Manager may be watching. Food was not a patch on Masterchef! Need I say anymore. Rooms were fabulous and all at spectacular value. For anyone reading this, STOP and BOOK. I'll definitely be a returning customer!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Dear Fiona,

Thank you for your very valued feedback and thank you also for choosing the Galway Bay Hotel for your recent rip to Galway.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and your positive feedback regarding the excellent quality of food, the team and indeed the bedrooms are all very welcome. We look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future.

Regards,
Dan Murphy
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Had a one night stay check in was swift and reception staff were lovely, room was fantastic loads of space with a great seafront view. We had our dinner from the Bar menu which was lovely and the breakfast the following morning was super filled us up for the day.I will definitely stay here again when in Galway

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Dear Ray,

Thank you for your feedback and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us.

Your positive feedback regarding the food quality is most welcome. Our newly appointed Executive Chef and his brigade have put huge emphasis on changing and upgrading all menus throughout the hotel and the feedback we are receiving regarding the quality of the menu and food is fantastic.

We look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future.

Kind regards,
Dan Murphy
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dublin
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Was very pleasantly surprised by this beautifully located hotel. We went down last weekend for my friends hen...all 16 of us. I didnt think they would be as welcoming to a hen party at all. Staff were lovely, rooms were spacious, food was superb. Cant fault the place. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Dear Amanda,

Thank you for your super feedback and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. All are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back at some stage in the future.

Warm regards,
Dan Murphy
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

I can't believe, as a hen party, how welcome we were made feel. From the moment we arrived until we departed our group were made to feel like vip's. Before we even checked in, the manager, Jonh, had sent us some bottles of bubbly. We laughed how he knew but the veil on our hen gave it away!!
Our rooms were fab, spacious, spotlessly clean and with fantastic views of the bay.
All the staff members were a delight and never passed us without a few words to make sure we were getting on ok. They organised our taxis and as you can imagine a large group of females are very demanding but they catered for our every need! A special thanks to the night porter who satisfied one of our girls craving for a mars bar in the early hours of the morning. It was her hangover fix and he raided the staffs vending machine to come up with the goods he he!
Breakfast, yum yum!! A fantastic choice of hot or cold. And the hot breakfast was always freshly cooked.
Dinner was included in our package and it was mouth watering. The atmosphere in the restaurant was really lovely too and the service was excellent. The free champers and wine with our meal was another delight!
The location was perfect for our mixed group. A walk on the beach during the day for the health conscious and a short taxi ride into the city for the wilder ones!
The whole weekend was fantastic value. €149pp, 2 nights b&b and dinner. With a free room upgrade for the blushing bride. Can wait to return with my family or maybe another girlie weekend is called for. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Dear ‘Sodmammy’,

Thank you most sincerely for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for your super feedback.

We are all delighted that you enjoyed your time here with us and you have made John’s day – he is chuffed to be mentioned in such a positive light through such a public medium! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back at some stage in the future.

Kind regards,
Dan Murphy
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dublin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

super hotel great staff lovely food very well ran will be back for longer stay

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Dear ‘Daveo189’,

Thank you for your feedback. All the team are delighted that you enjoyed your brief time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future.

Kindest regards,
Dan Murphy
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Additional Information about Galway Bay Hotel

Property: Galway Bay Hotel
Address: The Promenade, Galway, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,471 - ₹ 18,289
Hotel Class:4 star — Galway Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 153
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 
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