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.
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
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.
Failte, 150 years of Irish hospitality awaits you. The Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Conference and Leisure Centre Galway is a prime location just off the N6 approach to Galway offering ease of access from all destinations, located only 7kms from Galway city and airport.... The Oranmore Lodge is a superb venue for a major conference or small meeting, private dining, wedding reception or gala banquet alongside superb guest rooms and excellent service, we provide the best whether its for business or pleasure! The Hotel offers luxury accommodation with a variation of 50 non smoking standard and executive rooms offering WIFI throughout the hotel for all our guests and the luxury of a full leisure centre and gymnasium available to help you relax and enjoy your well deserved break!
Welcome to the 4* Westwood Hotel Galway - one of the finest hotels in Galway City. Combining the warmth and elegance of the finest country house with all the facilities of a modern four star hotel, this hotel in Galway is the ideal venue whether you travel for business or for pleasure. Our Location on the main Galway to Clifden road on the West-Side of Galway City ensures our guests are well placed to experience both the vibrancy of the city and the stunning natural beauty of Connemara. We are the most closely located hotel for University College Hospital Galway and the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Mountain View Guesthouse is an Irish Tourist Board approved family run 4* Guesthouse. It was awarded this much sought after 4* Guesthouse classification in September 2011. Our location offers a quiet and tranquil setting with beautiful mature gardens. Our recently refurbished bedrooms offer comfort and relaxation in a modern surrounding. All rooms are en-suite and are equipped with multi-channel televisions, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones, hair-driers and complimentary WiFi. Leisure activities in the area include golf, walking, boating and fishing. Ideal base for touring Connemara, Galway city, Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. After a good nights sleep our famous breakfast is served in the Dining room where you can choose from our extensive menu of juice, cereals, fruit, yoghurts, cheese, a selection of breads or a freshly cooked Irish breakfast.