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Galway Bay Hotel

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The Promenade Salthill Rd Lower, Galway H91 W295 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 49 hotels in Galway
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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 Bay Brasserie offers modern style cuisine with fresh fish and local produce. The newly renovated Atlantic Bar has an informal dining experience with live music at the weekends. Complimentary wifi 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, Aqua Aerobics and more. During school holidays the Galway Bay Hotel offers family packages that include kids camp and family activities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Kids club
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Hungarian, Latvian and 1 more
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Experience562148 wrote a review Yesterday
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Just returned home after a wonderful stay in your excellent hotel. 10/10 for the service, food, and accommodation. But the one thing that stood out, was the staff, who were always professional, polite, courteous, and helpful, across all services. It was very obvious to my wife and I that the Hotel invests heavily in a comprehensive Training program for all staff. So well done to everyone! We will be back. Regards Kevin and Karen
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chumpot wrote a review 26 Sep
Carlow, Ireland15 contributions8 helpful votes
Had our daughters communion lunch here at the weekend & from start to finish we had an amazing time. The staff were great making a fuss of our daughter & giving her a gift to mark the occassion. Our daughter got very excited to see the personalised menu with her name on it. Karolina, Alan, Colm & Niall were great, very attentative & nothing was too much hassle for them even when we messed up the order at the table on them. I had to find out the names of the chefs as the food was absolutely delicious & all of my family were raving about it. The menu had so many lovely choices on it, catering for a wide variety of tastes amongst our family including 2 coeliacs & nothing was an issue for the kitchen so thank you Ciara, John, Ryan & Stan. Would definitely recommend this hotel for a family event & willbe back again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Chumpot, Thank you for your fantastic review. I am delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your daughter's communion celebrations here at Galway Bay Hotel. I will certainly pass your praise on to Karolina, Alan, Colm, Niall, Ciara, John, Ryan, Stan and the team, I'm sure they will be thrilled. I look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future! Kind regards, Dan Murphy Managing Director
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pHitzy wrote a review 26 Sep
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We spent a couple nights relaxing and recharging at this lovely, welcoming hotel. The staff were all so friendly and courteous; we felt like royalty! In particular, Donal, Serge, Ryan and James catered to our every need. The food was delicious. We had breakfast in our room and stuffed our faces with their amazing full Irish breakfasts. We also enjoyed the hell out of our delicious steak dinners. You can't beat a perfectly cooked steak! All in all, it was a wonderful few days on the West Coast.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear pHitzypHitzy, Thank you for your brilliant review, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Galway Bay Hotel. I will certainly pass your praise on to Donal, Serge, Ryan, James and the team, I'm sure they will be thrilled. I look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future! Kind regards, Dan Murphy Managing Director
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Tom C wrote a review 26 Sep
Galway, Ireland17 contributions31 helpful votes
Had the pleasure of holding my daughters communion lunch here yesterday, all was excellent food and service was brilliant, the gift for my child was a lovely touch and greatly appreciated, could not fault anything about the day
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear 982tomc, Thank you for your excellent review. I am delighted to hear that you all enjoyed the communion celebrations here at Galway Bay Hotel. I will certainly pass your praise on to the team, I'm sure they will be thrilled. I look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future! Kind regards, Dan Murphy Managing Director
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Sarah C wrote a review 23 Sep
County Tyrone, United Kingdom40 contributions9 helpful votes
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I couldn’t fault my stay. My room was comfortable and clean - the pillows! So comfy. I wish I’d asked where they were from! The staff were friendly, efficient and so helpful. I loved being able to hear the sea as I slept. Just a gorgeous getaway after a long time of no trips.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I found plenty of parking during my stay. Book your slots for meals in plenty of time.
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Dear Sarah_L_C_84, Thank you for your brilliant review, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Galway Bay Hotel. I will certainly pass your praise on to the team, I'm sure they will be thrilled. Our pillows are supplied by Beds of a Feather. We agree with you, they're like sleeping on clouds... I look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future! Kind regards, Dan Murphy Managing Director
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PRICE RANGE
US$103 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
153
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Frequently Asked Questions about Galway Bay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Galway Bay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Wild Atlantic Way (0.5 km), Trad on the Prom (0.2 km), and Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Galway Bay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Galway Bay Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Galway Bay Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Galway Bay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coco Cafe Salthill, PJ Flaherty's, and Lobster Pot Restaurant at Galway Bay Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Galway Bay Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Galway Bay Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Galway Bay Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Galway Bay Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Galway Bay Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (3.0 km), The Lynch Memorial (2.6 km), and Kilconnell Franciscan Friary (4.6 km).
Does Galway Bay Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.