Galway Bay Hotel

Conference Leisure Centre, The Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland, 0  show map
 4 stars
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Galway Bay Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Overview

Situated on the beautiful beach, the 4-star Galway Bay Hotel offers 153 rooms. This welcoming hotel was opened in 1998 and renovated in 2010.

Overlooking Clare Hills the hotel boasts ideal setting just a 30-minute walk from St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Church of St. Nicholas and Eyre Square. The cathedral, schools and churches as well as parks are in a short distance from the property.

Set next to an aquarium, a stadium and casinos, this hotel also offers a ballroom, a leisure center and a library on site.

Shannon airport can be reached in 65 minutes by car from Galway Bay Hotel.

Rooms

Galway Bay Hotel comprises en-suite rooms with standard décor as well as a fantastic view over the garden. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. Guests will enjoy fresh meals in the specialty restaurant serving Irish cuisine. Gourmet Tart Company are situated in a beach area, about 250 meters from the venue.

Services

Galway Bay Hotel offers a safe deposit box, a baggage storage and allergy-free rooms as well as a meeting room and a business center for business guests.

Relax

Guests will benefit from reflex massage and facials. The property provides a gym and fitness classes along with basketball and football.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Fine dining
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Public address system

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Paid kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Ballroom
  • Health club
  • Spa center
  • Steam bath
  • Massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Conference Leisure Centre, The Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland, 0

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City Center
  • Galway
    2.8 km
Airports
  • Shannon (SNN)
    62.4 km
  • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
    74.6 km
Train Stations
  • Bold Art Gallery
    2.7 km
  • Galway Railway Station
    3.0 km
Beaches
  • Salthill Beaches
    60 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    153

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 32 m²
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    Family Room
    Bed type: 1 Double bed and 2 Single beds
    Size: 32 m²
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Galway Bay Hotel Galway location
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      Hotel Address:

      Conference Leisure Centre, The Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland, 0

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Galway
        2.8 km
      Airports
      • Shannon (SNN)
        62.4 km
      • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
        74.6 km
      Train Stations
      • Bold Art Gallery
        2.7 km
      • Galway Railway Station
        3.0 km
      Beaches
      • Salthill Beaches
        60 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        153

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      Galway Bay Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 2.7 km

      Places of interest

      • Galway Cultural Institute - 1.0 km
      • Galway Technical Institute - 1.9 km
      • The Claddagh - 1.9 km
      • Spanish Arch - 2.4 km
      • Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church - 2.5 km
      • Shop Street - 2.6 km
      • NUI Galway - 2.6 km
      • The Market - 2.6 km
      • Letterfrack(Ballinakill) - 2.7 km
      • Cathedral - 2.7 km
      • Allihies Parish - 2.7 km
      • Annaghdown Parish - 2.7 km

      Train stations

      • Bold Art Gallery - 2.6 km

      Sport related

      • Sail West - 2.7 km

      Amusement

      • Claudes Casino - 500 m
      • Galway Bay - 2.7 km

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Salthill - 500 m
      • University College Hospital Galway - 2.2 km
      • St. Nicholas Collegiate Church - 2.5 km
      • Galway Cathedral - 2.6 km

      Museums

      • Galway City Museum - 2.4 km
      • Kenny's Art Gallery - 2.6 km
      • An Dun Transport & Heritage - 2.7 km
      • Ballynahinch Castle Inc - 2.7 km

      Theaters

      • Backstage Theatre In Education - 2.3 km

      Galleries

      • Galway Golf Club - 400 m

      Local attractions

      • The Spanish Arch - 2.4 km
        Spanish Arch, Galway
      • The Claddagh Ring Museum - 2.5 km
        Quay St., Galway
      • Church of St. Nicholas - 2.7 km
        Market Street, Galway
      • Galway Cathedral - 2.5 km
        University and Gaol Rds., Galway
      • Nora Barnacle House - 2.6 km
        8 Bowling Green, Galway

      Near the hotel

      • Salthill Beaches - 60 m
        Salthill, Galway
      • Galway Atlantaquaria - 780 m
        The Prom, Galway
      • Leisureland - 730 m
        The Promenade, Galway
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        153

      Hotel Awards

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      Galway Bay Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Galway Bay

      Average guest rating

      7.8out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 265 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        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

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        Friendly and helpful staff very good food comfortable homely atmostphere

      • Older travelers
        3.2

        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.

      • Older travelers
        8.8

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

      • Group of friends
        6.6

        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!

      • Single
        7.8

        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.

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        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,

      • Group of friends
        10.0

        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.

      • Couple
        10.0

        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!

      • Older travelers
        8.8

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

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        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.

      • Family with children
        7.0

        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

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        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.

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        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.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        We enjoyed the beautiful walks along the coast.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Galway Bay Hotel Galway location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Conference Leisure Centre, The Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland, 0

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Galway
        2.8 km
      Airports
      • Shannon (SNN)
        62.4 km
      • Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
        74.6 km
      Train Stations
      • Bold Art Gallery
        2.7 km
      • Galway Railway Station
        3.0 km
      Beaches
      • Salthill Beaches
        60 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        153

      Hotel Awards

      IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedGalwayGalway Bay

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

      Use Badge