Galway is one of the most popular areas to visit in Ireland and includes famous tourist spots such as the Aran Islands, Connemara, Galway City, and the Twelve Pins and is home to Ireland’s only fjord at Killary Harbour in Leenane. There are over 75 Galway Hotels and Galway Guesthouses in the city and county with great value Galway hotel breaks and deals.
Galway City, otherwise know as the City of the Tribes – known as such because of the charter which was presented to the 13 Anglo-Norman tribes or families in the 14th century. Galway is a vibrant city based at the estuary of the Corrib River, which flows into Galway Bay. The heart of the city is around the elegant Eyre Square and off it run the many colourful streets, which make up the heart of the old medieval part of the city.
Part of the lively atmosphere is due to the many students who attend Galway University. With its location on the Atlantic coastline it is not surprising that Galway is well known for its seafood and in addition festivals, such as the Clarinbridge Oyster Festival. Galway has a number of excellent restaurants, hotels and pubs to sample all types of food.
The city also has a vibrant nightlife with pubs, clubs and music and theatre venues and every night there is a traditional music sessions going on somewhere in the city. Each year sees Galway City host a number of festivals such as the Galway Arts Festival, the Galway Races, held in Ballybrit each summer and in 2009 the city hosted a stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race.
Irish music, dancing and song abound in County Galway and the area also has a number of Gaeltacht or native Irish speaking areas, such as the Aran Islands – which is made up of three islands including Inis Mor, Inis Meain and Inis Oirr, and one of Ireland’s largest gaeltacht areas, Connemara with its attractive main city of Clifden. Connemara has a dramatic landscape of mountains, lakes, rivers and rugged coastline.
The outdoor enthusiast can enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, surfing and diving throughout the area. It also has islands, gardens and visitor attractions such as Kylemore Abbey that are well worth a visit. The Aran Islands have a unique landscape, which includes thousands of miles of stonewalls criss-crossing the islands and also has dramatic cliff-top walks and spectacular coastal scenery. The islands are also well known for their archaeological treasures, including prehistoric and Christian monuments such as Dún Aengus Fort, one of best examples of this type in Europe. Other sites worth visiting include Dún Eoghanachta and Dún Dúcathair.
Whatever your reason for visiting County Galway you can book any of our fully approved Galway hotels and guesthouses located throughout the county on the Ireland Hotels website. Just use the accommodation search box featured on this page to find a Galway Hotels or Galway Guesthouses to meet your needs.
The Western Hotel is a Trip Advisor Excellence Award Winning Hotel and holds one of the best Galway city centre hotel locations out of all luxurious three star hotels in the Galway and the West of Ireland, just off Eyre Square right in the heart of vibrant Galway City Centre. Behind the Western’s Georgian façade the hotel hosts charming en-suite bedrooms, a relaxing and intimate restaurant and a lively bar.
4 star castle hotel located on a 450 acre estate in the heart of Connemara. Award winning riverside restaurant and friendly Fisherman's Pub serve the best of locally sourced ingredients. On site, miles of river & lakeside walks, fly-fishing and bicycles for hire. Roundstone, Clifden, Connemara Golf Club, Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, all within a 30 minute drive.
The Connacht Hotel, one of the leading hotels in Galway, is located just 1.5 miles from Galway City Centre, and as a result is one of the more centrally located hotels in Galway. Galway is well known for it's great shopping and good food with plenty to see & do, including a great nightlife of dancing, concerts, funfairs, festivals and much more. Other amenities at the The Connacht include: FREE Wi-Fi in public areas and all bedrooms, FREE car parking, FREE daily newspaper, superior guest bedrooms and suites (including interconnecting rooms), 9 purpose built conference rooms, Rueben's Restaurant, Bar Solo with Sky Sports & Setanta Sports, Active Leisure Club and our Kids Club. Check-in time is 3.30pm and check-out time is 11.30am.
While exploring the beautiful Connemara region, travellers can choose the three-star, family-run Foyles Hotel as their base. The accommodation is situated in Clifden, which is just 50km from Galway City. It offers 25 comfortable ensuite bedrooms, each of which is fitted with satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, coffee-making facilities and central heating. The hotel is also home to Marconi Restaurant, which specializes in seafood. The eatery is popular among visitors and locals thanks to its imaginative dishes featuring mouthwatering beef, Irish salmon, sea trout, tender Connemara lamb and more. Additionally, guests can dine in the breakfast room, which offers a cosy atmosphere for all three main meals. For entertainment, they can stop into Mullarkey’s Bar, which has open mic sessions, impromptu gigs and all round good craic. Clifden, located near the sea and Connemara National Park, is an ideal destination for an activity-based break. Scuba diving, sea angling, hill walking, golfing and boating are all popular.
The Clifden Station House Hotel is a modern hotel set around the old Railway Station. More than 70 years ago the last Steam Train departed from Clifden to Galway. Today the Railway Station, its Station House Platform and Engine House have been magnificently restored and transformed into The Clifden Station House Hotel and Courtyard. The hotel combines old brick and native oak, with quintessential Irish hospitality and all the facilities of a new International standard hotel. Anyone who loves relaxing, shopping, wining and dining will feel instantly at home at the Clifden Station House Connemara Hotel. This amazing hotel is located in the heart of Connemara. Make it the centre of your holiday experience, for a short or long stay, come and explore the many wonders of Connemara. This amazing hotel is located in the centre of Clifden Town, leave your car and walk around the streets to find a great selection of Shops, Boutiques, Cafes and Restaurants.