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.
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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.
Overlooking Galway Bay and located on Quay Street, Jurys Inn Galway is a 2-minute walk from St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church. It offers a restaurant and a 24-hour reception.Rooms at Jurys Galway feature Dream beds, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. They also include power showers, hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities.Breakfast is available daily as a pre-packed balanced option delivered to your room.The contemporary restaurant offers an international dinner menu. The bar serves lunch, snacks, and coffee, and Il Barista Coffee Bar serves coffees and fresh pastries.Galway Cathedral and Galway Train Station are both within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Jurys Inn Galway overlooks the Spanish Arch, and Eyre Square and Galway’s shopping district are both within a 10-minute walk from the hotel.This is our guests' favorite part of Galway, according to independent reviews.
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 central location, the Desota House Bed and Breakfast is a great base from which to enjoy the capital of the West of Ireland and its beautiful surroundings. The city is packed full of lively pubs and high quality restaurants, with many venues offering authentic traditional Irish music. The bed and breakfast is only a 5-minute walk from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and University College Hospital Galway (UCHG). All of the non-smoking, en suite rooms have personal safes, tea/coffee, mini fridges and complimentary toiletries. Continental-style buffet breakfasts and full traditional cooked Irish breakfasts are available each day. There is a computer and printer, which all guests can use free of charge.
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Close to the seafront and the very heart of the city of Galway, this charming family run hotel offers free WiFi, a traditional warm Irish welcome, and comfortable en-suite accommodation at great-value prices. The Anno Santo Hotel is a family run hotel, where 3 generations of the same family have offered guests from all over the world a friendly Galway welcome for over 50 years. With just 14 homely and well-appointed rooms, the hotel offers attentive, individual service and a warm atmosphere. Guests are welcome to relax in front of the stove and enjoy the hotel's cafe, which serves tea and coffee until late. Minutes from Galway’s bustling medieval city centre, the coastal resort of Salthill and the wild countryside of Connemara, the hotel is a great base from which to enjoy the total Galway experience.
Just 4 minutes’ walk from Galway Railway Station and town centre, the Lynfield B&B offers en suite rooms with power showers. Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are available. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, and beds have memory foam mattresses and electric blankets. Lynfield B&B is just one mile from the sea and less than 200 metres from Lough Atalia. Galway City Museum and Galway Cathedral are a mile from the guest house and Galway Airport is 5 miles away.
Located just outside Galway city Abbey View is an attractive modern bed and breakfast surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and peaceful countryside. The guest bedrooms are elegantly appointed, clean and relaxing. Guests will awaken each morning to a delicious breakfast which is served in the dining room. The friendly host Bernie looks forward to greeting guests and will do her best to meet all their needs to ensure a memorable stay.
Winacre Lodge, in the outskirts of Galway city, is a modern friendly bed and breakfast with spectacular views of the River Corrib. The house is spacious and clean allowing guests to have a relaxing stay. An appetising breakfast is served each morning in the bright dining room. They have a flourishing garden by the river which guests can enjoy.
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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 most booked hotels in Galway?According to our booking data, one of the most booked hotels in Galway is The Connacht Hotel.
What is the lowest price for a double room in Galway?The lowest price for a double room in Galway is £39.
If I want to stay in the center of Galway, which hotels shall I consider?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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