Galway Bay Hotel

The Promenade, Galway, Irelandshow map
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Overview

The 4-star Galway Bay Hotel boasts close proximity to Galway Bay just 2.3 km away. The hotel opened its doors in 1998 and was remodeled in 2010.

Leisureland is located 1450 meters from the hotel. Guests can get to Galway city center, which is 3 km away.

The hotel is easy access to the sandy beach in Galway.

Galway Bay Hotel is located within 65 km from Shannon airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 153 en-suite hotel rooms equipped with a safe, a kitchen, a seating area, a wardrobe and a DVD player. The property boasts views of Clare Hills from its rooms. They feature en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The outdoor restaurant provides special meals. Situated 250 meters from the venue Gourmet Tart Company serve a variety of food.

Services

24-hour security, room service and newspaper service as well as a beauty salon, a hairdresser and a luggage storage are available for guests' use.

Relax

Treatment facilities feature pedicure, manicure and facials. The hotel's activities include windsurfing and diving.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   153.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Health club

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Fine dining
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Public address system

Children

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Paid kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Ballroom
  • Sun terrace
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room features

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 12 yearsExtra bedAll children13 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Galway Cultural InstituteGalway Cultural Institute3300 ft
Galway Golf ClubGalway Golf Club1400 ft
Salthill BeachesSalthill Beaches200 ftSalthill, Galway
Salthill PromenadeSalthill Promenade2400 ft157/159 Upper Salthill
Leisureland Leisureland 4800 ftThe Promenade Salthill
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Spanish ArchSpanish Arch1.5 mi
Salmon Weir bridgeSalmon Weir bridge1.7 mi
Galway Railway StationGalway Railway Station1.8 mi
Galway Shopping CenterGalway Shopping Center2.1 mi
Galway Greyhound StadiumGalway Greyhound Stadium2.4 mi
Galway Irish Crystal Heritage CentreGalway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre3.0 mi
Royal Tara China Visitor CentreRoyal Tara China Visitor Centre3.0 mi
Eyre SquareEyre Square1.8 mi
Bold Art GalleryBold Art Gallery1.6 mi
Monkey Business Monkey Business 1.2 miMillers Hall - Bothar Stiofain Rahoon
Galway City Karting Galway City Karting 1.4 mi7 Liosban Industrial Estate Tuam Road
Galway BayGalway Bay1.4 mi GalwayIreland
The Spanish Arch The Spanish Arch 1.5 miSpanish Arch
Galway City Museum Galway City Museum 1.5 miGalway City Museum Spanish Parade
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Getting around
Airports
Carnmore (GWY)6.7 mi
Connemara (NNR)16.0 mi
Train
Galway Railway Station1.9 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  265  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    i enjoyed the hotel and the views the staff were friendly and my stay was enjoyable

    i did e-mail regarding an upgrade or sea view room but never got a reply where as when i stayed in the clayton in february they replied immediately that was the only fault i had with the galway bay hotel

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Friendly and helpful staff very good food comfortable homely atmostphere

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    The restuarant and bar area was good the location of the hotel was good although 9 euros by taxi into galway city centre.

    Reception booking not correct on arrival. Room pea stains around toilet base. Old and in need of updating. Leisure faciitlies appauling smalll pool for size of hotel. Changing facilitties a shower curtain divided two shower, the lockers don't lock. Steam room has three double plastic garden chairs in it to sit on. Sauna has no timer in it. It felt grubby. The restaurant was spot on, service, food and cleanliness excellent.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location - convenience to Salthill & Galway city. Food especially breakfast. Very friendly & helpful staff. Room was excellent also.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Being able to swim in the hotel pool which was quiet first thing in the morning and being able to walk along by the seafront at any time. It was within walking distance of some nice eateries catering for a range of budgets.

    I can understand but did not like the fact that our request for a sea view was not considered because of the organistion of bookings for a wedding party. Perhaps I'd have felt better about it if the information about the lack of sea view room availability was made clear at the time of booking on the website, or if it was made clear that priority was always given to wedding parties in terms of the hotel rooms. What was worse was the quiet area of the hotel to which we were assigned because of the wedding party turned out to be not so quiet. At 3am in the morning other male drunken guests banged on our door from inside the hotel while others threw stones at the window from the balcony outside!. I'm guessing a case of mistaken expectations with someone else or perhaps an alternative to the Walton's goodnight ritual!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    I found the staff extremely pleasant and helpful. I'm an older person who needs a quiet room and some extra help with luggage. I could not have been made more welcome.

    Nothing negative at all.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Staff -both at front desk and at breakfast were excellent

    Could not be described as a 4* hotel,noisy room at back entrance beside funfair, underground car park badly laid out and very shabby,where did you purchase the loo paper,

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Location of hotel is great you are right on the sea front.The staff are very friendly . We had a lovely stay and would go back again.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    This hotel is very nice and has the best location just in front of the Galway bay. Everything was perfect, the room was spotless, food was good, service was great, and the director Mr. Murphy is the best!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Staff very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and ideal location. Short walk into Salthill with its restaurants and bars.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Reception staff excellent especially Ger and Annie, nothing was to much trouble

    Only one thing that could be improved.The breakfast service although was buffet it was served to you and the wait to be served could get quite difficult. They should let people serve themselves this would help people like myself who need only small breakfast but had to wait in line for people eating big.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    we enjoyed our short stay, found the staff very friendly and helpful, the breakfast was very substantial. Good venue ,near to sea front pity about the weather

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great location & lovely breakfast.

    In present climate I think the rates are on high side paid 340 for two nights.Hotel beginning to show wear & tear.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Most staff were extremely friendly, polite and helpful

    Receptionist was dismissive and rude when we asked to be moved away from noisy fairground, as we were staying 2 nights. Her response was"well someone has to have that room"! No fridge, water etc surprising for the extortionate price of €290 for 2 nights.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We enjoyed the beautiful walks along the coast.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  265 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in Ireland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 12 yearsExtra bedAll children13 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Carnmore (GWY)6.7 mi
Connemara (NNR)16.0 mi
Train
Galway Railway Station1.9 mi
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