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.
WELCOME TO LOUGH REA HOTEL AND SPA An RSVP wedding venue award winner and Top 10 staycation destination in Ireland Situated overlooking the majestic Lough Rea, the Loughrea Hotel & Spa offers discerning guests a host of state of the art facilities in contemparary surroundings. Now only 1hr 45 mins from Dublin on the new M6 we are ideally situated at the gateway to the West of Ireland. Fantastic amenities await you at the Loughrea Hotel and Spa: Shore Island Spa- Thermal suite, Facials, Massage treatments & Relaxtion rooms Beauty rooms Abbey Restaurant Lir Bar and Brasserie Rooftop Garden Sky lounge Conference & Meeting facilities to accomodate up to 500 delegates Complimentary high speed WIFI Free car parking Golf (Loughrea Golf Course 5 min drive from hotel) Gymnasium nearby with complimentary access Hair Salon (appointments made at reception) 24 hour Concierge and front desk 24 hour room service available Air-conditioned throughout including bedrooms and public areas Baby sitting service on request Bike hire available Car hire available Check-in 15:00pm, Check-out 12:00pm Daily newspapers available at the reception desk Disability facilities Doctor on call Dry cleaning and laundry service Floral and special room requests Externally located heated smoking areas Late checkout avaliable Local activities Multi-lingual staff Non-Smoking bedrooms Postal service Tailor made chauffered tours on request Wake up calls
A Castle Hotel for Romantic Breaks or a Tour of Connemara The family run 4* Abbeyglen Castle Hotel in Connemara is nestled in the romantic setting of the Twelve Bens with beautiful views overlooking Clifden. Only 3 hours from Dublin, Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is in a perfect location for touring Connemara or a romantic break with breathtaking scenery. What guests like about Abbeyglen Castle in Connemara - Panoramic view of Clifden with a backdrop of the Twelve Bens - Beautiful gardens with babbling brooks and streams - Complimentary Tea & Scones is a speciality - AA Award-winning restaurant, 1 AA Rosette
At the Merriman Hotel in Kinvara, Co. Galway, you are guaranteed a warm welcome, exceptional service, fine accommodation and an experience that will bring you back for more. With it’s superb and convenient location on the edge of the Burren, the Merriman also offers a private secure car-park on hotel grounds, and with our price of from €45 per person B+B, we are suitable for all budgets.
Overlooking Galway Bay and the Clare Hills, Galway Bay Hotel is an Award winning 4 star hotel considered by many to be one of the top hotels in Galway. Our Galway Hotel caters for all occasions including Weddings, Conferences, Meetings & Events, Group Getaways, and more. Conveniently nestled along Salthill’s promenade, our luxury hotel in Galway is only a 5 minute drive from Galway City, while at the same time allowing for great ease of access for exploring Connemara and the Aran Islands. It’s also the perfect location for your holiday in Ireland with a vast range of local activities to suit everyone. From the moment you step into the warm and welcoming foyer of one of the very best hotels in Salthill, you will not be able to tear your eyes away from the unrivalled views from our sun-filled Conservatory. Our luxurious hotel accommodation Galway, gourmet award winning cuisine and friendly welcoming staff, combine to ensure your stay with us at this hotel Galway will be a memorable one
Welcome to Raheen Woods Hotel Galway Raheen Woods Hotel Galway is delightfully nestled in the world famous Fields of Athenry in a most tranquil woodland setting with beautifully landscaped gardens only minutes from the ever vibrant city of Galway. We offer the finest accommodation in Galway. This magnificent hotel is conveniently located just 1km off the M6 Dublin-Galway motorway, only 10 min from Galway Airport and 15 min from Galway city centre. We are within walking distance of the medieval town of Athenry.Your accommodation in Galway is a fresh fashionable blend of sleek design and contemporary luxurious interior with state of the art conference and event facilities, complementary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and a magnificent leisure centre and spa, along with, Kardio Kids, our dedicated childrens activity centre. - Free WiFi - 200+ Car Park Spaces including Underground Car Park