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.
Located in the heart of Galway city centre and the closest hotel to Galway University NUIG, the Imperial Hotel has an impressive location. Flanked on all sides by high profile shops, restaurants and bars; Galway centre day or night, is a whirl of activity just outside the door! The hotel enjoys close locality to the bus and railway station, which are a mere 3 minutes walk. The taxi rank resides just outside the door and all main bus routes leave from Eyre Square. The Galway City Hotel exudes a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Plenty of seating allows hotel guests to relax wherever they are. The residents lounge in the hotel is an informal cosy retreat open till late. One of the oldest and modern hotels in Galway City the Imperial Hotel offers some of the Best accommodation on Eyre Square, Galway City Newly refurbished, the hotel is the height of modern comfort. Every care has been taken to ensure guests feel right at home.
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 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
Claregalway Hotel is one of the leading Galway Hotels, nestled in the heart of the thriving village of Claregalway, this multi-award winning hotel provides the perfect base while travelling in the West of Ireland. This is one of the best hotels in Galway and is located on the outskirts of the bustling City of Galway, and within day -tripping distance of Connemara.. Work out the days frustration in our state of the art leisure club before enjoying dinner and drinks in Tì Cusacks - our Award Winning Bar & Grill.Whether passing through or stopping for a while, you will be sure of a warm welcome at the Claregalway Hotel in Galway from our friendly and efficient staff throughout your stay. Please note the Pool & Spa will be closed from the 4th Dec - 26th Dec 2016 for renovations. We thank you for your patience during this time.
Ard Ri House hotel on the Milltown Road (N17), Tuam, Co. Galway invites you to enjoy a welcome, hospitality and service, last savoured in the time of ancient Irish kings, The Ard Ri House Hotel in the North East of the county is nestled in the hinterland of low green fields and old stone walls and offers the Cead Mile Failte of a bygone time. The Ard Ri House Hotel is centrally located to explore the local Galway towns of Claregalway, Loughrea, Ballinasloe and Athenry, and the Mayo towns of Claremorris, Castlebar, Westport, and not forgetting the close proximity of Knock Shrine. Tuam is easily accessed with both Galway airport and Irelands West Airport (Knock) within driving distance.