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With wonderful views over the Lough Atalia and Galway Bay, the luxurious Galmont Hotel & Spa Galway boasts a fabulous setting right next to the main train station and a quick, three-minute walk from the famous Eyre Square. Guests may wish to attend one of the many festivals and events held in the city, enjoy traditional Irish music and dancing at a theatre or even in a local pub, and visit the Galway City Museum. The hotel's serene rooms are lavishly furnished with oversized beds and plush bedding, including Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down duvets. Guests can wake up to a delicious buffet breakfast and in the evenings savour fresh local seafood in the hotel's main restaurant, or enjoy a relaxed drink or casual bite to eat in Coopers Lounge.
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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Ocean Crest Guest House provides excellent accommodation. It offers panoramic views of Galway Bay, within 20 minutes' walk of the city centre. Comfortable rooms are well furnished, with en suite facilities. Some have beautiful views of the ocean. Ideally, the guest house occupies a fantastic position on the promenade in Salthill. Staff are friendly and welcoming, with plenty of local knowledge. Galway Golf Club is within close proximity to the guesthouse.
Just 4 minutes’ walk from Galway Railway Station and town centre, the Lynfield Guesthouse 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 Guesthouse 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.
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.
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.
The three star Western Hotel is located in the heart of Galway City and offers the highest standard of accommodation. This family-run hotel comprises of three impressive Georgian buildings and blends an old style feel with all modern conveniences. Enjoying a long tradition of hospitality, experienced by our many guests year on year - a unique and friendly atmosphere ensures you feel entirely at home. Among the 40 rooms we have to offer are single, double, twin, family and triple rooms, as well as a room with facilities to accommodate our wheelchair using guests. The Hotel Western Bar is a warm and welcoming place, traditional, friendly and renowned for the largest open traditional Irish music sessions in Galway. Our hotel restaurant offers a tantalizing selection of food. A varied choise of delicious dishes are available from our carvery and snack menu, with an A La Carte menu in the evening. Our meals are prepared from fresh local produce. The Western Suites are luxury 2 bedroom suites catering for up to 5 people. The suites are in the heart of Galway City, located just a stroll away from the famous Eyre Square. The Western Suites are located to the rear of the hotel up a flight of stairs and are designed to give you a home away from home during your stay in Galway, offering you a functional kitchen and seating area, bathroom and two separate bedrooms. The suites are serviced daily. The Western Hotel does not offer car park spaces; however, there is a small underground car park that can be used for the duration of the check-in. We advise all guests to arrive to our car park first for check in, use the lift to bring luggage straight to your room and then re-park your car to one of the car parks in the city. Guests checking into CityPoint Apartments are also asked to arrive for their check -in to The Western Hotel. They will be given further instructions at reception.
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.
Located in the city centre of Galway, just 100 metres from Eyre Square, this hotel welcomes all visitors of the city who want to remain close to where all the fun and excitement is. The bus and the train station are in the immediate vicinity and the main street is just a 5-minute walk away. Guests travelling with their personal vehicles can benefit from a special overnight parking rate at a nearby multi-storey car park. Decorated in warm colours and featuring cosy en suite bathrooms, the rooms of the venue are the perfect place where to relax at the end of the day and prepare for some good night sleep. Guests who are looking for a delicious meal, but don't feel like exploring the area can head to the onsite restaurant, while the full service bar is the place for a chilled pint and a pleasant chat.
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.
This charming hotel features a convenient situation in Galway City as a hotel offering comfort & style within relaxed surroundings, making it an excellent choice for business travellers or leisure guests alike. All rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern features including direct dial telephone. Complimentary Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the hotel. Award winning "Galwegians Restaurant" offers guests a selection of dishes complimented by a vast selection of fine wines to tempt even the most discerning palates. Guests can relax and unwind in the bar or lobby which are both popular with locals and hotel guests. This enchanting property is ideally located in Galway, a harbour city on Irelands' west coast, which represents the very best of choice to those whose appreciate and revel in the fun and adventure of life outdoors.
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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, the most booked hotels in Galway are The Connacht Hotel and The Galmont Hotel & Spa.
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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