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On the beach
Indoor pool
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, free wired Internet
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Guest reviews

4.3/5 Excellent
974 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Parking included
Spa
Restaurant
Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant

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Explore the area

Popular LocationSalthill Beaches1 min walk
Popular LocationLeisureland3 min walk
Popular LocationPearse Stadium12 min walk
AirportGalway (GWY)31 min drive

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  • Classic Double or Twin Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 31 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsClassic Double or Twin Room
  • Double Room Single Use

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 31 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsDouble Room Single Use
  • Family Room

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 31 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Triple Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 31 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Classic Double Room, Sea View

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 31 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsClassic Double Room, Sea View

About this area

Galway

Located in Galway, Galway Bay Hotel is on the beach. Notable landmarks in the area include Eyre Square and Galway Cathedral. Travelling with kids? Consider Leisureland and National Aquarium of Galway. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, waterskiing and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Salthill Beaches - 1 min walk
  • Leisureland - 3 min walk
  • Galway Golf Club - 11 min walk
  • Pearse Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Galway Arts Centre - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Galway Station - 14 min drive
  • Knock (NOC-Ireland West) - 75 min drive

About this property

Galway Bay Hotel

4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Galway Bay Hotel's full-service spa. All 153 rooms offer free wired Internet, 24-hour room service and cable TV. Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers and free weekday newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Galway Bay Hotel offers 153 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with cable channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 12.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Business services

  • Business centre

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Spa open daily
  • Thalassotherapy

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Films for purchase

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • In-room massage
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4:00 PM and anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 35 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 35 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Galway Bay Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Galway Bay Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Galway Bay Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Galway Bay Hotel?
As of 4 Aug 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Galway Bay Hotel on 3 Sep 2020 start from €127, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at Galway Bay Hotel?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is this property located?
Nestled on the beach, this Galway hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Salthill Beaches, Eyre Square and University Hospital Galway. Galway Cathedral and National University of Ireland-Galway are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Galway Bay Hotel

4.3
Excellent
5 - Excellent
495
4 - Good
333
3 - Okay
101
2 - Mediocre
28
1 - Poor
17
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.1
Amenities
4.2
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

Lovely service , location and value for money , what more could you ask for 👍

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

3/5

  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

When we arrived the receptionist greeted us with ‘we only have a booking for 2 adults‘ despite the fact that we had an email from Expedia including our 3 children. I also said I had emailed to check re sea view and no-one had responded and this was dismissed with ‘those rooms were booked up months ago.’ I wasn’t impressed with her attitude. We then were dealt with by a duty manager who said he’d look into moving us to better rooms but didn’t. We had been asked to pay on arrival ‘due to covid to avoid queues at checkout’ but then I felt they had no intention of moving us as we had already paid. The rooms need an upgrade.. cracked tiles in bathroom, dated look, shower curtains. They aren’t serviced ‘due to covid’ but you are supplied with a bag of towels etc if required. The food during our stay was reasonable but sometimes was cold and the wine sometimes was warm. It was obvious the waiting staff were under pressure and they did try their best I felt- there probably just weren’t enough of them. We had to book a time for breakfast which avoided queues and everything was brought to our table on request rather than a buffet which was good. The location is great on the promenade so you can easily go for a walk. There was a funfair next door which was right outside our windows which did have some noise until late in the evening, but we and the children didn’t actually mind this.

Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful Hotel, friendly helpful staff, I will definitely return

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Highly recommend! Great staff, and a very clean and comfortable room. Extremely comfortable bed!

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

The location is nice and on the seaside, though a little bit away from the heart of Galway, unless you have a car or bus ride. We went in the winter, so weather wasn't great but the beachfront is across the street and must be awesome in summer.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020