Top hotels in Galway
The Connacht Hotel is located on the main Dublin road as you enter Galway city. There is a regular bus route close by the hotel or alternatively Eyre Square is a 20 minute walk. Its facilities include free parking, free wifi and a 24 hour Active Fitness & Leisure Club which has a gym, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and 20m indoor pool. Bar solo has live entertainment and Rueben's Restaurant serves local dishes. The stylish rooms feature free wifi and LCD TVs.
Cheap Hotels in Galway
Ideally located in the heart of Galway, just 3 minutes' walk from Galway Rail Station, Snoozles Tourist Hostel offers free Wi-Fi, a bar, a games room, and laundry facilities. Eyre Square, marking the centre of Galway City, is only 350 metres away.#Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy. . Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges. . Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No onsite parking is available. The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Nearby parking fee: EUR 5 per 24 hours The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Set in the coastal city of Galway, Dun Roamin offers free WiFi access and free on-site parking available to all guests. Just a 20-minute walk from Galway Cathedral, Galway Train Station is also a 23-minute stroll away.#CheckinPolicy 14:00:00,CheckoutPolicy 12:00:00,
With unique American Indian furnishings, Ace Guest House offers bright rooms, free WiFi and free parking. Galway’s centre is a 5-minute drive away from the guest house. The bright rooms all feature individual décor and classic American wall art. Guests can relax and make use of a private bathroom in every room. Eyre Squire and Galway’s bus and rail station are within 5 minutes walk away. Galway Cathedral and the district of Salthill is a 20-minute walk from Ace Guest House.
Rusheen Bay House is situated in Salthill, the coastal suburb of Galway, overlooking the famous Galway Bay. Rooms feature TVs and free Wi-Fi. All the rooms at Rusheen have an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and a safe. Ironing facilities are available on request. Some rooms have a beautiful view of the Bay or the lovely gardens. Continental and traditional Irish breakfasts are served in the dining room, or the conservatory. In the summer months, you can dine al fresco on the garden terrace. The balcony on the first floor is the perfect place to watch the sun go down over Galway Bay. Located just 3 miles from the centre of Galway city, this is an ideal base for touring Connemara, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, or the Aran Islands. There are 4 golf courses within a 7 mile radius of the Bay House and Galway Airport is a short 15-minute drive. Free parking is available on site.
Near Eyre Square
Offering free parking just 8 minutes’ walk from Galway’s centre, Ash Grove House offers freshly cooked, full Irish breakfasts. In a quiet, residential location, the B&B is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Galway Cathedral.#CheckinPolicy 14:00:00,CheckoutPolicy 11:00:00,
Ideally located in the heart of Galway, just 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre, Sli Na Mara offers bed and breakfast accommodation, en suite guest rooms and free WiFi. Free private parking is possible on site.#Please inform Sli Na Mara in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Just 5 minutes' walk from Galway's city centre, Desota House offers free Wi-Fi, free on-site parking and comfortable en suite rooms with flat-screen TVs with cable channels.#
With a stay at Corrib View, you'll be centrally located in Galway, within a 15-minute drive of Eyre Square and Galway Cathedral. This bed & breakfast is 3 mi (4.8 km) from National University of Ireland-Galway and 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from University Hospital Galway. Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite. Take advantage of the bed & breakfast's room service (during limited hours). Full breakfasts are available daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee. Stay in one of 8 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with Frette Italian sheets. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms feature showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
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Hotels in Galway
Originally a small fishing village, Galway today is a buzzing, bohemian city steeped in culture and history.
Book one of our Galway hotels and explore a city with a thriving arts scene, a stunning coastline and a centre full of cobbled streets, cafés, bars and shops.
Arts and culture
Hundreds of artists and performers from across the globe flock to the city for the Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland's largest arts festival. Founded in 1978, it encompasses theatre, dance, visual arts, music, literature, comedy and more. The city is also the home of the Cuirt International Festival of Literature, which includes poetry and fiction readings, poetry slams, book launches, masterclasses, music and theatrical performances and more.
Galway Arts Centre has a 3,000ft2 gallery which hosts contemporary art exhibitions, and offers classes and workshops in art, writing, photography, drama, music and more. The centre also includes the 80-seater Nun's Island Theatre. Galway's main theatre, the Georgian Town Hall Theatre, offers a daily programme of plays, concerts, musicals, opera, ballet, film screenings, comedy, children's shows and more.
There are four main beaches in Galway City. Silverstrand is a shallow, sandy beach where you can swim at low tide and which is popular with young families. Just 250m long, the beach has a cliff on one side, rocks on the other and excellent views across Galway Bay. Salthill beach is a collection of several small beaches, some sandy and some pebbly, and both Salthill and Silverstrand have been Blue Flag beaches since 2006. Nature lovers should head to Ballyloughane, whose wildlife includes flatfish, sand hoppers, seaweeds and crabs, or the sandy Grattan beach, a good place to spot wintering birds.
Things to see
At Galway City Museum, you can discover Galway's archaeology, art, geology, natural history, folklife and social history. The permanent collection has around 1,000 items, including farm implements, carvings, fishing boats, artwork, objects from 19th- and 20th-century shops and photographs of the city through the decades.
Galway Cathedral, built in the 1960s, is one of the city's largest and most striking buildings, with a 145-foot-high octagonal dome, and impressive rose windows and wall paintings inside. On the Salmon Weir Bridge, which crosses the River Corrib by the cathedral, you can see the salmon swim up the river in summer, and watch the anglers fishing.
The Atlantaquaria, Ireland's national aquarium, is home to more than 150 marine and freshwater species. You can hold starfish and crabs in the touch pools, feed the fish at the estuary, and see seahorses, rays, sharks, conger eels and more.
Eating and drinking
Housed in a 1920s stone cottage, the White Gables restaurant serves traditional Irish dishes, with seafood a speciality. There's also a shop selling homemade breads, cakes and meals to take away, as well as artisan foods ranging from chutneys to fudge. Alternatively, head to the popular Brasserie on the Corner for steak, seafood and cocktails.
There are plenty of pubs where you can enjoy traditional Irish music, including Taaffes, The Crane, An Pucan and Monroe's Tavern, all of which have live music every night. Monroe's Tavern has traditional Irish dancing on a Tuesday, which you are welcome to join in.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Galway
What are the best hotels to stay in Galway?According to our booking data, one of the most booked hotels in Galway is The Connacht Hotel.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Galway?The White House in Galway offers one night in a double room at the price of £39.
What are the best hotels in Galway near the center?If you want to stay near the center of Galway, you can consider staying at Jurys Inn Galway, Adare Guesthouse and Griffin Lodge Guesthouse.
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