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.
Our brand new purpose built family run guesthouse is built to hotel standards. For our guests' relaxation and comfort we have Satellite TV with flat screen LCD in the rooms, broadband internet access along with hospitality tray in all rooms. We have ground floor rooms available, rooms on the upper floor can also be accessed by lift. We have all the other standard facilities a guest can expect such as hairdryer, direct dial telephone in all rooms. The ensuite bathrooms are spacious, most with bath and separate shower. Complimentary toiletries and power showers are in every bathroom.
WELCOME TO LOUGH REA HOTEL AND SPA Winner of Best New Hotel 2009 at the National Hospitality Awards Situated overlooking the majestic Lough Rea, the Lough Rea 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 now your first stop for the West...
One of Galway’s best-known hotels, Maldron Hotel Galway has over 14 years experience in delighting guests and exceeding their expectations. Genuine hospitality and friendly service guarantees a relaxing and enjoyable stay at one of the finest hotels Galway has to offer. It is these very traits that ensure our guests return time and time again to this popular hotel Galway. Ideally located just outside the picturesque village of Oranmore and 10 minutes from Galway city, Maldron Hotel in Galway is ideal for families, sightseers and business guests alike.
The award winning Menlo Park Hotel is one of the finest 4 star hotels in Galway City. Boasting 70 elegantly designed guestrooms, including our luxurious new Superior King Rooms, we at the Menlo Park Hotel pride ourselves on ensuring each guest has a truly exceptional stay. Galway Diners will not be disappointed with our tempting choice of restaurants available. The Oliver & McGlynn restaurant is a contemporary fine dining experience where our talented chef Jimmy Ruffley and his team create exquisite dishes using the freshest locally sourced produce. For something more relaxed, drop into our new HOTEL BAR BEOGA and enjoy traditional food and drink in a true Galway pub atmosphere.
The Harbour Hotel Galway, is centrally located in the heart of Galway City - just a 3 minute walk to Eyre Square, Shop St. & Quay St. A family owned hotel, the focus is on customer service. Guests return to the Harbour Hotel, time and time again. Whilst the hotel is right in the heart of Galway City Centre, you will be able to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep as the hotel is located at the historical port in a primarily residential area, removed from the roar of the famous Galway nightlife in full flow. With a range of double, twin, triple and family rooms available, The Harbour Hotel Galway is the perfect choice for a leisure break or a business trip. All of the guest bedrooms feature complimentary wireless internet access so you can work in comfort or keep in touch with loved ones at your leisure. A snapshot of our rooms:• Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wireless High Speed Internet)• Tea and coffee making facilities• Writing Desk• Cable TV• Trouser Press• Hairdryer• Bathroom amenities. On