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.
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.
Galway City Centre 3 Star Guesthouse on route to Connemara and the Aran Islands. A warm welcome awaits you in this family run Guesthouse. Your hosts are Angela and Tom Hillary who are both fluent in Dutch and German. Corrib Haven has 9 guest bedrooms, all non-smoking and with en suite facilities, WiFi, TV, direct dial telephone and private, off street parking.
A warm, friendly, home from home, 400 metres (5 mins. walk) from Clifden centre. All rooms ensuite with WiFi & every modern convenience. Your warm welcome includes afternoon tea by the turf fire where there is always a cuppa available. Our extensive breakfast menu (each freshly cooked to order !) , free-range eggs, homebaking, complimentary parking, tasteful décor, stunning mountain views, Friendly Connemara Ponies, Free Wifi, Computer and Printer for guests use, and many extra touches ensure return visits. Laundry Service, Packed Lunches, Early Breakfasts, no problem! ITB 3 ***, Children over 5 welcome, No smoking home
Flannery’s Hotel features spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, The Galwegian Restaurant and Frankie’s Bar & Bistro. There is free parking on site, and central Galway is a mile away. Rooms at Flannery’s have elegant hardwood furnishings, large mirrors and comfortable beds with thick duvets and crisp white sheets. They feature TVs, work desks, tea/coffee-making facilities and a 24-hour room service menu. The restaurant serves breakfasts and international cuisine in the evening including fresh seafood from Galway Bay, beef and pork from Connemara and lamb from the Flannery’s family farm. The bar shows all live major sports events and has live Irish music on weekends. There is a bus stop across from Flannery’s Hotel, which has regular services to Galway. The Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Eyre Square is a 5-minute drive from Flannery’s. Galway Airport is within a 10-minute drive from the hotel.
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.