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 Clifden Station House Hotel is a modern hotel set around the old Railway Station. More than 70 years ago the last Steam Train departed from Clifden to Galway. Today the Railway Station, its Station House Platform and Engine House have been magnificently restored and transformed into The Clifden Station House Hotel and Courtyard. The hotel combines old brick and native oak, with quintessential Irish hospitality and all the facilities of a new International standard hotel. Anyone who loves relaxing, shopping, wining and dining will feel instantly at home at the Clifden Station House Connemara Hotel. This amazing hotel is located in the heart of Connemara. Make it the centre of your holiday experience, for a short or long stay, come and explore the many wonders of Connemara. This amazing hotel is located in the centre of Clifden Town, leave your car and walk around the streets to find a great selection of Shops, Boutiques, Cafes and Restaurants.
The Great National Lady Gregory Hotel is next to Coole Park Gardens and offers full Irish breakfasts, a restaurant, and a bar. Guests can enjoy free access to the Swan Leisure Centre and and enjoy treatments at The Claddagh Heart Spa - one of the finest spa hotels in Galway. The hotel has easy access to Galway and Connemara to the North, and Clare – with the Burren and Cliffs of Moher, to the South. Gort Golf Course is about 2 miles away. Swan Leisure Club & Spa which includes an 18-metre swimming pool, children's pool and a gym. There is also an exotic herb sauna, crystal and floral steam rooms and a salt grotto with health showers. At Claddagh Heart we offer Spa treatments at competitive prices in our beauty salon and cutting edge treatments in our complementary health centre. Bedrooms at Lady Gregory Hotel have satellite TV and internet access. The restaurant offers carvery lunches and an à la carte menu.
Travelodge Galway City hotel is situated in a perfect location, just one mile away from key locations around Galway city. Less than a mile to Greyhound Stadium, Galway Shopping centre or very heart of Galway - The Eyre Square. And another mile from City centre to Salthill, Galway Aquarium and lovely Galway Beaches. You can leave your car in our free car park and reach any destination in or less than 10 minutes walking. Rooms at the Travelodge Galway City all feature bathroom with bath and shower. They also include flat screen TVs and free tea/coffee making facilities, with high speed Wi-Fi access (fees apply). The Café Bar is open daily and serves a range of snacks and beverages. Our restaurant staff will cook you traditional Irish breakfast, which will not start frying until you place an order. Indulge yourself with a lovely evening meal at our restaurant at reasonable prices [Served Mon-Sat 6pm-9pm]
The Meadow Court is a charming Four Star boutique hotel in Loughrea, tucked in to the tranquil West of Ireland countryside. This Loughrea Hotel was founded in 1979 and since then has excelled in wedding banquets, catering, accommodation and of course its hospitality. If you are seeking something with a little bit of fuss, then the Meadow Court with its friendly caring staff and beautiful environs will delight even the most discerning guest. While the Meadow Court Hotel is nestled in the heart of the countryside, it is within easy reach of vibrant Galway city and provides an ideal base from which to explore many hidden gems. Once you enter this country hotel you will feel instantly at home. The décor is one of soft furnishings, rich colour schemes and warm interiors. We at the Meadow Court Hotel will endeavour to make your stay one that is truly memorable.