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.
Music at weekends. Excellent food and service. First class location. Comfortable rooms. Complimentary WiFi. En suite rooms. Full Table D'hote & a la carte menu available.
104 beautiful appointed guestrooms all designed, finished and decorated to exacting standards > Superbly appointed, spacious & bright guest rooms > Flat Screen interactive plasma TV > Luxury toiletries, crisp white linen and bath robes > Hospitality Tray, Iron & board > Controlled air-conditioning/heating systems > High Speed WIFI & Internet access Magnificent Banqueting Suite to grace any occasion complete with an outdoor & decked terraced garden Our Marengo restaurant serving a delectable array of cuisine amid luxurious & calm surroundings The Canal Bar which is smooth, sophisticated and subtly different blending contemporary style with a relaxed atmosphere Offering 12 splendid conference suites unrivalled by an other > First class service, from a dedicated team > Self contained & dedicated pre-conference foyer > Private refreshment area > Equipped with the latest technology of Audio Visual equipment > Extensive natural daylight > Controlled air-condition
Renvyle House is an historic country house hotel, situated in the wild splendour of Connemara on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is located on 200 acres which include a private lake, a 9-hole golf course, a beach, woodlands, gardens and numerous activities on site. It is an award winning hotel for hospitality over the years with a warm welcome for every guest, scrumptious food and comfortable bedrooms. Some of the leisure facilities you will find on the grounds of Renvyle House Hotel include golf, tennis, swimming, boating, fly-fishing, snooker, croquet, clay pigeon shooting, gardens, woodlands & more.
Welcome to Clayton Hotel Galway, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome and professional service delivered with a friendly smile throughout your stay. Experience one of the finest hotels in Galway City, located only minutes from Galway city centre and Galway Airport. Featuring 195 bedrooms boasting spacious luxury accommodation, 12 dedicated meeting rooms, a spacious and versatile ballroom and a leisure centre, this luxury 4 Star hotel in Galway City caters for all your needs. Our Tribes Restaurant serves the finest of Galway cuisine to create the perfect dining experience or you can relax in the Enclosure Bar & Bistro where you can enjoy a delectable and varied bar menu. A great day starts with a great night's sleep! Relax at this Galway hotel in one of our contemporary and chic bedrooms and enjoy the comfort of a pillow topped mattress, complete with crisp white linen, fluffy duvets and comfy pillows. All of this comes with free parking, free Wi-Fi and use of our leisure centre w
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