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 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
Discover Salthill Hotel, known as one of Ireland's finest hotels in Galway city centre and renowned for its Galway Weddings, Conferencing in Galway, Leisure and Luxury Galway Breaks. Set amidst breathtaking views of the Salthill Promenade Salthill Hotel is Galway's most exclusive enclave, boasting 161 spacious deluxe bedrooms and suites with expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Clare hills. Whether it's a romantic getaway or a Business Conference, Salthill Hotel will fulfill and exceed your wildest expectations. Indulge yourself with our two exclusive Galway Restaurants, the Blackrock Bar and the Amber Room, where our chef will tempt you with our internationally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Both restaurants are ideal for intimate gatherings or can host large corporate events and family celebrations. Extend your experience with a visit to our exclusive new leisure facility and fitness centre where you can swim laps in our sunlit 18m or 25m indoor pool
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
The Leenane Hotel has played host to Kings and Mortals for the last three centuries and like all good things, has improved with age! Originally established as a Coaching Inn, the earliest records show that there has been an establishment in existence here since the 1790's. As you would expect, standards have come a long way since then but you will still find that the essential character of the Hotel and the surrounding area remains. We pride ourselves in providing a warm welcome, the highest standards of hospitality and a fine dining experience. Our newest addition at the hotel are the Connemara Seaweed Baths with pure natural saltwater & handpicked local seaweed - sheer indulgence!
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