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Galway Bay Hotel

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On the beach
Indoor pool
Triple Room | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, rollaway beds
Classic Double Room, Sea View | View from room

Overview of Galway Bay Hotel

Galway Bay Hotel

4.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
258 R336, The Promenade Salthill, Galway, Galway

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLeisureland3 min walk
  • Popular LocationCaesar's Palace10 min walk
  • Popular LocationGrattan Beach16 min walk
  • AirportGalway (GWY)28 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Galway, Galway Bay Hotel is on the beach. Galway City Museum and Druid Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Leisureland and National Aquarium of Galway. Travelling with kids? Consider Millennium Children's Park and Playground, or check out an event or a game at Pearse Stadium. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, waterskiing and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Leisureland - 3 min walk
  • Caesar's Palace - 10 min walk
  • Galway Golf Club - 11 min walk
  • Grattan Beach - 16 min walk
  • Galway City Museum - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Galway Station - 10 min drive
  • Knock (NOC-Ireland West) - 75 min drive

About this property

Galway Bay Hotel

4-star family-friendly hotel
You can look forward to a rooftop terrace, a coffee shop/cafe and a hair salon at Galway Bay Hotel. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location. Treat yourself to a body treatment, a massage or a manicure/pedicure at Cuan Beauty, the on-site spa. Aerobics classes are offered at the health club; the property also has a library, dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a business centre and a kids' club.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a porter/bellboy and smoke-free property
  • A banquet hall, a 24-hour front desk and a lift
  • Guest reviews say great things about the beach locale
Room features
All guest rooms at Galway Bay Hotel boast thoughtful touches, such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes. Guest reviews speak positively of the size rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • 43-inch LCD TVs with digital channels
  • Childcare services, coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping


English, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

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 (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • 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

Business services

  • Business centre


  • Beachfront location
  • Rooftop terrace


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


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • 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)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination


  • 43-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels
  • Films for purchase

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

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

  • 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
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.

Property is also known as

Galway Bay Hotel
Hotel Galway Bay
Galway Bay Hotel Hotel
Galway Bay Hotel Galway
Galway Bay Hotel Hotel Galway

Frequently asked questions

Does Galway Bay Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool.

Is Galway Bay Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Galway Bay Hotel?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Galway Bay Hotel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Galway Bay Hotel?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is Galway Bay Hotel located?

Nestled on the beach, this Galway hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ladies Beach, Galway Bay and Leisureland. National Aquarium of Galway and Caesar's Palace are also within 10 minutes.

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.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 511 out of 993 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 331 out of 993 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 102 out of 993 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 31 out of 993 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 18 out of 993 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Lovely welcome tray of goods, wine and water however, minimal linens(towels), replenished with the bare minimum, and blow dryer attached inside a desk drawer! Breakfast buffet, was ok, fruit was mostly apples and canned style peaches!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
nice hotel good veiw of bay
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved my stay
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and hotel, staff at breakfast were great. Reception staff were not congenial. We had to wait until 4:45pm for our room - we’re weren’t happy but the lady at reception laughed at our situation (albeit nervously). Manager of hotel promised to see us later but he couldn’t be located.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A large property with comfortable rooms located on the beach next to a carnival rides facility. Very family oriented. The only downside is that it is quite a ways from old town Galway.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Meagan, Shrewsbury
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wow. The property itself is fantastic and incredibly charming. I'm so glad I opted for the sea view--unreal. The service at the front desk was absolutely top notch and my waiter at breakfast was wonderful. I saw reviews mentioning that the look of the place is outdated, but I disagree. It was exactly what I wanted and appropriate for the setting. That being said, the elevator might need an upgrade--a bit slow. The full on amusement park next store more than made up for the elevator, though. Thanks again for making my trip really special. Even with a huge wedding party at the hotel, I didn't feel like the service lacked at all.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Richard, Quincy
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent great place to stay
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely hotel across from the beaches on Galway Bay. Very nice room and facility. Lots of wedding activity, but the hotel is able to handle it without impacting the guests. Loved it!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
We didn't realise there was a funfair next door. Hotel was fine although very dated. Problems getting a vegetarian breakfast waiting half an hour for veggie sausages but gave up in the end!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Verified traveller
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
A distinctly three star experience
Overall not a bad experience, unfortunately not exactly as good as we were expecting from the reviews and the claim of being a four star hotel. Beautiful property, lovely location and helpful front desk staff. I have never been to a hotel that provides shampoo but not conditioner..... and after requesting conditioner we received 4 extra bottles of shampoo, but no conditioner, with no explanation. Soap and body wash was sadly not up to 4 star standard, unfortunately and had to actually request clean towels after our dirty towels were taken away but not replaced. Breakfast was not the worst I've experienced, but out of ten it would be a three and dining room staff seems to be a bit tired and unhappy, not exactly a welcoming atmosphere, but that said, they did do the job fine enough. All that said, I do realize this is a beach hotel so the main draw is the outdoors, but I do think for the size and status the hotel claims, it was a bit of a disappointment overall. The shower and sink did not drain properly so water pooled everywhere and the walls of the room were paper thin so we were constantly faced with loud neighbors which was a bit unreasonable and unexpected. Best features were the view of the sea and the location, but perhaps a two or three star rating would be more believable for the price and quality of experience.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022