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.
Ross Lake House is a splendid Georgian Country House, on 7acres of rambling woods and rolling lawns, in the magnificent wilderness of Connemara. Lovely classic rooms oozing with country house charm, fabulous deluxe rooms with period furniture and stunning suites with their own sitting area. Dinner is served each evening with emphasis on fresh produce from Connemara hills, rivers ,lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. An ideal base for touring Connemara , visiting Galway City, the Aran islands and the Cliffs of Moher.
At the Merriman Hotel in Kinvara, Co. Galway, you are guaranteed a warm welcome, exceptional service, fine accommodation and an experience that will bring you back for more. With it’s superb and convenient location on the edge of the Burren, the Merriman also offers a private secure car-park on hotel grounds, and with our price of from €45 per person B+B, we are suitable for all budgets.
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 Twelve may be the best hotel in Galway to give the closeness you want to Galway city’s atmosphere and enough room away to love it. An oasis on the outskirts of Galway city, the award winning Twelve is a true innovator and goes above and beyond to make your stay different from any other hotel. Hence, its awards for ‘best new hotel, and ‘Best boutique hotel’. It is the focus on food, however, that really sets the tone. Complementing the hotel's mission to impress, with a hip, urban style (awarded best gastro pub in Ireland), The Pins Bar attracts an eclectic crowd. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the best of live music on the weekends. True foodies will be blown away by the world class West @ The Twelve. Retire to your posh room, order spa treatments, enjoy the complimentary DVDs or simply sit back and plan tomorrow’s host of activities available in this wonderful part of Galway. Whether you come to Galway for the night life or to live in the lap of luxury, The Twelve hotel delivers.
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.