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County Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 15 February 2015

2 of us stayed stayed for 2 nights before valentines day. Rate this hotel and their staff very highly. From booking to check-out had great help from the staff, Ger at reception was a great help with booking and check-in. Colm at the bar was very friendly and accommodating. He also has a great sense of humor. Found all staff...

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

Dear David, It is with great pleasure that all on the team read your wonderful comments regarding you recent visit to the Galway Bay Hotel. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your views and thank you also for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel. I am most pleased to read that you enjoyed...

Athlone, Ireland
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Just back from a night away with my family (2 adults and 2 small kids) and my parents in law (senior citizens :-). What a great staff and service in the hotel! We were made feel welcome straight away by Tracey in reception, Martin the porter went beyond the call of duty helping us getting movies in the room for...

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

Dear Karin, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your fantastic review and for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel when visiting Galway recently. I am delighted to read that you really enjoyed the location of the hotel, the quality of the food you received, the newly refurbished Leisure Centre and of course our...

clane
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Stayed in the Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday 7th February. Arrived at 4.30pm and was welcomed by manager on the front door directing guests to where to check in. Receptionist was efficient and friendly and gave us all the information one would expect. Our bedroom was at the front of the building over looking Galway Bay. There were homemade biscuits...

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

Dear ‘JerryRu’, Thank most sincerely for taking the time and effort to write of your experience at the Galway Bay Hotel. All on the team are over the moon to read such a wonderful review. Maintaining and improving our standards is so important to us and positive feedback such as yours drives us to look for even more ways to...

Reviewed 9 February 2015

Had such a nice night in this hotel. The staff were fantastic, really nice and accommodating. The location of the hotel is great. I have stayed in a lot of hotels in Galway and the Galway Bay Hotel by far has the best service of all of them. I can't wait to come back again during the summer to appreciate...

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

Dear ‘Awnya’, It is such a pleasure to read your wonderful review - thank you so much!! I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us immensely. Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding our friendly team, the quality of the cuisine, our location and the hotel in general. It is always such a pleasure to hear...

CORK
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Again, this hotel pulled out all the stops to provide a memorial couple of days. Food was top notch. The views from the room were fab. We did ask to move so we could appreciate the views more and hotel staff obliged without fuss.

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

Dear ‘PaulWCORK’, Thank you fro this wonderful feedback and than you also for choosing the Galway Bay Hotel when visiting Galway recently. Your feedback regarding the quality of food, the quality of the room and the views along with the hotel staff is wonderful and all on the team greatly appreciate it. Thank you again Paul and hopefully we will...

Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Suffice it to say that this is our fifth visit in 21 months, so they have got to be doing everthing right.The rooms just seem to get better the welcome stronger, thanks Ger and Tracey on recption. The food in both "The Haevest" and the "Lobster Pot" up to its usual high standard and service throughout the hotel excellent. We...

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

Dear 'hopperheadkildare', Wow! What a wonderful review. We are so honoured to have you as a guest of the Galway Bay Hotel and five times in less than two years is such a compliment to all on the team. To read that all of the staff now seem to be life long friends really is the ultimate compliment. Positive Personality...

Athlone, Ireland
Reviewed 9 February 2015

My husband and I have just enjoyed 3 days in the Galway Bay. It was lovely as usual, from the food to the staff to the views. The food was really good, breakfasts, lunches in the Harvest and dinners were gorgeous. Thank you to all the staff who are really friendly and helpful and a special thank you to Patricia...

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

Dear Anne, Sincere thanks for your really nice review. All in the team are thrilled to see such superb compliments following on from your stay with us and we are delighted that you had such a wonderful time. I will proudly share your feedback with all in the Galway Bay family and in particular Patricia whom has been part of...

Nenagh, Ireland
Reviewed 8 February 2015

I was recently in the hotel for an Acorn Life function and had a brilliant time. The food was beautiful and service was really out of this world, with a special mention to Aaron and our local waiter Paul for the excellent attention we were given that night. They really looked after us so well even with the massive crowd...

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

Dear Paudie, What a wonderful review of our hotel, thank you. All on the team are extremely appreciative of your feedback and thank you for sharing your views with others. Your feedback regarding the hotel staff and in particular Arron and Paul are simply wonderful to hear. I am delighted that you enjoyed your conference and dinning experiences and your...

Ballybofey, Ireland
Reviewed 6 February 2015

i went to this spectacular hotel in the picturess view of salt hill. myself and my partner went to celebrate my bday for one nite. as soon as we walk into the hotel we felt spoilt checked in was nice ad fast explained everything to us like where to go out, leisure centre and the restaurant etc. went up to...

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

Dear 'melanymc', Thank you for your very constructive feedback. I am delighted to read that you chose to celebrate your recent birthday here in the Galway Bay Hotel and I am delighted to read that you really enjoyed your stay with us. Special occasions are very important to us and we really like to mark them in a special way....

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I stayed here for one night and the staff are really outstanding. Check in was a breeze, the receptionist even told us the places to go out in town and gave us directions etc. We called down for toothpaste in the evening and it was sent up and at the door within 5 minutes. The breakfast was delicious, fresh and...

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

Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience at the Galway Bay Hotel with others, and we greatly appreciate you choosing to stay with us when visiting Galway recently. It truly was a pleasure having you as our guest. Your comments regarding the hotel, the staff, the service and the quality of food are simply wonderful to...

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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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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 - $282 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles pantryp, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you like it quieter, ask for a room far away from the pool.”
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“Request a room overlooking the bay”
 of 5 bubbles marymckinney2014, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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