Galway Bay Hotel

The Promenade, Galway, Ireland, 0  show map
 4 stars
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Galway Bay Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Steam bath

Reflex massage

Spa center

Overview

The welcoming Galway Bay Hotel is set in Salthill district next to an oceanarium, a stadium and casinos. The hotel was opened in 1998, renovated in 2010 and is housed in a 4-storey building.

The property is notable for its exceptional location 30 minutes’ walk from Galway city center, close to a cathedral and a church as well as hills and parks. Such Galway sights as Galway Cultural Institute, Leisureland and Galway Atlantaquaria are all within reach.

Galway City Museum is 2.8 km from the hotel and The Claddagh is about 1.9 km away.

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

Rooms

Galway Bay Hotel features rooms offering a fantastic view of the garden that come with a sitting area, a kitchen, multi-channel TV, a wardrobe and direct dial phone along with a kettle, a fridge and coffee/tea makers. Guests will enjoy a view of Clare Hills from their rooms. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. Residents can sample fresh meals of Irish cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Guests can dine at Gourmet Tart Company, about 250 meters away from the property.

Services

The hotel provides a safety deposit box, a storage room and allergy-free rooms along with a meeting room, a catering service and a business center to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

A ballroom, a leisure center and a library are also offered on the premises. Active travelers will appreciate a gym and fitness classes available on site.

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

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 available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Paid kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Ballroom
  • Health club
  • Spa center
  • Steam bath
  • 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
  • Towels

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking hob
  • Dishwasher
  • 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

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of EUR 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

The Promenade, 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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      Bed type: 1 Double bed and 2 Single beds or Double bed
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Galway Bay Hotel Galway location
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          Hotel Address:

          The Promenade, 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

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

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          Galway Bay Hotel 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
          • Allihies Parish - 2.7 km
          • Annaghdown Parish - 2.7 km
          • Letterfrack(Ballinakill) - 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
          • 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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          Best Design Hotels in Ireland

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          Galway Bay Hotel Reviews

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

          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:

          The Promenade, 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 Hotel

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

          Use Badge