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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Myself and my three sisters stayed her on a weekend break, beautiful hotel. Great atmosphere as soon as you enter the hotel, Paul the manager had a very welcome for us. Breakfast the next morning was beautiful, we were greeted by the lovely manager Danielle in the restaurant, Sasha our waitress was also very polite and attentive. Will be back...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi PBurke1980, Wow what a wonderful review you have taken the time to provide- I’m delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay here. Your compliments regarding service are the best reward for my team who continuously strive to enhance the experience of our guests. I will ensure that they are made aware of your fantastic feedback. We look forward to...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed with two friends on Sunday night for a short break. The room for three was spacious and the beds really comfortable. The hotel is across from the prom, the scenery is super and an invigorating walk helped address the abundance of good food consumed. There's a warmth that strikes you in this hotel that is quite unique. The greeting...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Pie1958, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, we really our blessed with the location here right along the Salthill prom as you mentioned. Providing friendly attentive service is our top priority so I’m thrilled that our efforts haven’t gone unnoticed! We look forward to your next stay! Kindest Regards, Alan Hynes General Manager

County Roscommon, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank you all at the Galway Bay for your wonderful warm hospitality. We had a wonderful weekend. Rooms were great. Food delicious. Thanks especially to Danielle and Paul. See you all next year. :-):-):-):-):-)

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Elaine B, Many thanks for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review- I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all of the elements of your stay. It is our duty to ensure that guests thoroughly enjoy their experience and I’m genuinely delighted that you did. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Regards, Alan...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Dan Murphy and his team at the Galway Bay makes sure your stay is the best it can be. The quality of service just gets better and better. From the minute you arrive to the time you leave your every need is looked after. Karl and Otto in the Dining Room make sure all runs very smoothly while Serge keeps...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Gakelly, Many thanks for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review- I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all the elements of your stay. A good team who provide friendly and attentive service is vital to ensuring a perfect stay and I am extremely lucky to have such a wonderful team who go above and beyond for...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had our wedding in the Galway Bay this year- I would like to thank the staff, especially Stephen, Orla and Natalie who accommodated our "Afternoon Tea Theme" so beautifully. We organised our wedding from abroad but the Galway Bay made this so easy with their attention to detail and were always in excellent contact. The food and service was...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Psmchale, It is absolutely wonderful to read such a fantastic review. The entire team work extremely hard to ensure that our guests receive the best service and the warmest welcome especially on such an important day and it fills me with pride to read that our efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Our Chefs always try to pull out all the...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our wedding day on the 26th of november and i must say it was absolutely perfect. A big thank you to all the staff they were all great and very kind and made our day very special. I would recomend anybody who is thinking of getting married to book here:). Food was divine service was great and not...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Zoe O, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review and for recommending us to future guests. The hotel is renowned for weddings and that’s due in no small part to the experienced wedding team who will be thrilled with your feedback. Robert Webster, our Executive Head Chef prides himself on ensuring that the Bride,...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed for a few days during November. We we're not surprised at how well we were looked after considering we have stayed at the sister hotel the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone. The staff in this hotel are particularly plesant and nothing is too much trouble for them....my husband is allergic to feathers so we...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alice F, Wow what a wonderful review you have taken the time to provide- I’m delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay here. Your compliments regarding service are the best reward for my team who continuously strive to enhance the experience of our guests. I will ensure that they are made aware of your fantastic feedback. I would also...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got married in this Amazing Hotel on the 19th November , from the moment we viewed the hotel,everything was first class. All staff are excellent and extremely professional, they provided a world class service. All of our guest have been talking about the hotel since our wedding, the food was amazing and a lot of our guests stayed and...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Serenafreeman35, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review and for recommending us to future guests. The hotel is renowned for weddings and that’s due in no small part to the experienced wedding team who will be thrilled with your feedback. As you mentioned, Stephen’s attention to detail and commitment to his role is second...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and My wife recently stayed in the Galway Bay Hotel, and we'd like to put it on record that the service we received was second to none. We were warmly welcomed at reception by the girls even though they were quite busy. We also booked dinner in the restaurant, as there were some groups in for dinner at our...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Edward J, Many thanks for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review- I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all of the elements of your stay. It is our duty to ensure that guests thoroughly enjoy their experience and I’m genuinely delighted that you did. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Regards, Alan...

County Meath, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding here at the weekend and I can't praise the hotel staff enough for giving us, our family and friends the most amazing day, the service was incredible not only on the day but for the whole weekend we spent in the hotel they couldn't have done anymore for us, all of the staff were incredibly friendly,...

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Alan H, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jeannette792, Wow what a wonderful review you have taken the time to provide. I'm delighted to here that everything over the weekend and on that special day was taken care of. The specially dedicated team for weddings team work extremely hard to make sure everything runs smoothly. I will make sure they are made aware of the feedback. On...

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Amenities

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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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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
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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: $111 - $274 (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 Business Hotel in Galway
#2 Spa Hotel in Galway
#3 Family Hotel in Galway
#4 Luxury Hotel in Galway
#6 Romantic Hotel in Galway
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“Water view is significantly more expensive but worth it.”
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“Try to get a room with a sea view but since you can walk right out if the hotel to the promenade it is not really a must!”
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“If you like it quieter, ask for a room far away from the pool.”
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“Request a room overlooking the bay”
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