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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Near National Aquarium of Galway
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 with cable TV, 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.
Near Eyre Square
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.
Located in Galway, just 5 minutes' walk from the city centre, Griffin Lodge Guesthouse features a shared lounge, free WiFi and free private parking. This family-run B&B is located in a residential area. The rooms come with tea and coffee making facilities and an en-suite shower room. The property is a good base for going on excursions around the Aran Islands, Connemara and The Burren. Local activities include golfing, fishing, walking, cycling, horse riding and trekking.
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.
In Galway (Galway City Centre)
Near Galway Tours
Close to the shores of Lough Atalia, Balcony House is a 5-minute walk from the centre of Galway. It offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and traditional cooked breakfasts. Rooms at the family-run balcony House are decorated in light shades and feature TVs and work desks. They include private bathrooms with power showers, hairdryers and free toiletries. The traditional dining room has bespoke wooden furniture and an open fireplace. Breakfasts use fresh local produce and include homemade breads and cakes. Galway Market is open at weekends, beside Saint Nicholas’ Collegiate, which is less than a 10-minute walk away. Galway Train Station is 1km away and free parking is available at Balcony House.
Near Eyre Square
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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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