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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Went for weekend away with kids and Mother-in-law. Hotel perfectly set up for kids, due to their kids club...Restaurant was pretty good, nice menu, and food. Rooms were good and big (we had a double and 2 singles in our room). Kids loved the swimming pool. It's smalll but sufficient.... The leisure center is next door if you need a...

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

Dear Fran, All on the team are delighted to see that you had such a nice time here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. Your positive feedback regarding the location of the hotel, the quality of the menus, food and service along with the leisure centre and our Penguin Kids club is all most encouraging and your positive feedback will...

cheshire, england
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Stayed two nights with my wife on holiday. Hotel is excellent throughout. Dined breakfast and evening meal and could not fault the food or service. Hotel is in Salthill. 10 euros in taxi to centre of Galway or if you like walking the promenade opposite the hotel will take you there. Room with a sea view is recommended. The hotel...

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5Thank etravellers20
danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 'etravellers20', Thank you for this wonderful feedback. I have proudly shared your views with all on the team and all pass on their gratitude to you. We are delighted to read that you had such a very pleasant time with us. Your positive feedback regarding the excellent quality of food, service, the views and quality of the bedroom are...

Reviewed 15 September 2015

This hotel sits right on the bay with a great view. Food was ok but nothing spectacular. The hotel is in great condition despite its age. I thought it was a good value for the money. It was about a 10-15 minute walk to restaurants, shops, and bars.

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

Dear Carly, Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for your feedback. I am very pleased to see that you had an enjoyable time with us. The hotel is 17 years old and all areas have been refurbished a number of times since opening. Infant we just completed our last...

Letterkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This was the second visit to the hotel, for my wife and myself and our stay proved to be every bit as enjoyable as the first, The service in the restaurant, although packed, was efficient, polite and friendly. One waiter, Aaron was exemplary in fulfilling his duties. Receptionists were warm,friendly and helpful. My wife had an enjoyable trip to the...

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

Dear 'JCR1350', Thank you for your hearty recommendation! We are most pleased to read that you had such a pleasant time whilst visiting the Galway Bay Hotel recently. All on the team, particularly Aaron, whom you mention in person, pass on their gratitude to you and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again in the future. Sincerely, Dan...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I have had a wonderful stay at the Galway Bay Hotel with my sister and daughter last week! lovely staff and beaufiful food!! The staff were very welcoming and helpful especially Mr OConnor! The accommodation was comfortable and the location perfect! Shall definitely return! Well Done Galway Bay Hotel!!

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

Dear '45mimi', Many thanks for your high praise of the Galway Bay Hotel. It certainly means a lot to all on the team to hear that guests are impressed with all aspects of their stay with us. Your feedback really does motivate all on the team to continuously tweak and improve our product and service to ensure super guest experiences...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Excellent hotel staff are great wouldn't have a bad word to say about it and would recommend it to everyone couldn't be any more happier would deafly stay again The bathrooms were lovely the bed swear lovely nice and clean the bedrooms were the battery and was lovely and clean the food was gorgeous allover was just a really nice...

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

Dear 'meghannc3', I am most pleased to read that you had a very pleasant time whilst staying here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently. Thank you for your very positive feedback and for recommending us to all. I have shared your feedback with all on the team and all pass on their gratitude to you. It will be our pleasure...

Salt Spring Island, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2015

From the moment we arrived, we felt welcomed and in good hands. While our room wasn't ready on time, they apologised, gave us some excellent advice on an excursion and soon handed over our key. The room was beautifully appointed and while our lights wouldn't work, they were quick to solve the problem. The staff is professional and seem to...

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10Thank diamor2015
danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 'diamor2015', Your very positive feedback is most encouraging, thank you most sincerely. Thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel on your recent trip to Ireland. Our maintenance department has rectified the minor issue you encountered with the bedroom lights. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of your company again at some stage in...

Ohio
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This is a very nice hotel if you are planning to spend time in this area. The rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay and the parking is convenient. If you are lucky enough to catch the show in the hotel lower level on the nights they preform that is truly a treat! The restaurant here is nothing...

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

Dear 'AJH', Many thanks for taking the time to review the Galway Bay Hotel. I am most pleased to read that you had a very nice time whilst staying here. I do welcome all feedback both positive and negative as it aids all on the team to constantly tweak and improve our product to maintain our very high level of...

Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Booked in here for a weeks holiday as a base to drive and visit the surrounding areas. What a good choice. The staff were extremely helpful, our room was thoroughly cleaned to perfection every day. The daily breakfast was cooked and served beautifully. The show ' Trad at the Proms ' was fantastic as was the evening meal. The built...

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

Dear Martin, Many thanks for choosing the Galway Bay Hotel for your recent summer holiday and thank you also for this super feedback. I am truly delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and I have shared your feedback with all on the team who will be delighted to see their efforts recognised and appreciated. It certainly does give...

Ballinagh, Ireland
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We have been coming to the Galway Bay Hotel for 20 years.The service and staff is excellent,the food is mouth watering,the rooms very comfortable,and the view exquisite.The over 50 deal is very good value. Breakfast was lovely,spoilt by choose.

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

Dear 'Audi377', Thank you for continuing to return to the Galway Bay Hotel year after year, it certainly is the ultimate compliment to all on the team. Thank you also for your very positive feedback. We have many many guests who like your good self return very regularly. I am delighted to see that you always enjoy the location of...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
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: $170 - $295 (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
#5 Luxury Hotel in Galway
#6 Romantic Hotel in Galway
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