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.
Spectaculary set on shores of Galway Bay and just 10 minutes drive from Galway City lies on of the finest luxury 4 star hotels in Galway. The award winning 4 star Connemara Coast Hotel is regarded as one of the most luxurious Galway Hotels, with an ambience of quality, style and luxury prevailing throughout from its restful lounges, exquisite restaurants, award winning bars and leisure facilities and superbly appointed luxury accommodation. The panaromic views of Galway Bay offer a truely unique setting for Weddings, Conferences and meetings and so much more. The Connemara Coast Hotel is also one of the very few Galway hotels with a swimming pool.
Welcome to The Forster Court in the heart of Galway City, one of the country's most sought after destinations, the ideal place to unwind while on business or pleasure. The hotel offers modern, boutique-style accommodation situated in the heart of Galway City, right next to the train and bus stations. Eyre Square and Galway’s vibrant shopping district are a minute’s walk away. Bedrooms at the Forster Hotel all feature multi-channel flat-screen TVs, power showers and free Wi-Fi. They also have hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities and a 24-hour room service menu is available. Guests can enjoy fine food in Elwood’s Bar & Grill with complimentary mineral water, offering an exciting range of Irish and international cuisine, using the finest of local ingredients.
The Western Hotel is a Trip Advisor Excellence Award Winning Hotel and holds one of the best Galway city centre hotel locations out of all luxurious three star hotels in the Galway and the West of Ireland, just off Eyre Square right in the heart of vibrant Galway City Centre. Behind the Western’s Georgian façade the hotel hosts charming en-suite bedrooms, a relaxing and intimate restaurant and a lively bar.
A family run hotel in the best traditional sense with all the attention to detail, homeliness and excellent service you could expect. Ideal for everyone from young couples to families. Superb food in a relaxed atmosphere. This hotel stands overlooking the beautiful entrance to Inishbofin harbour. Boat trips, angling, diving walking, hill walks or romantic walks surrounded by incredibly beautiful scenery are all on your doorstep when you stay in Murrays' Doonmore Hotel.
Music at weekends. Excellent food and service. First class location. Comfortable rooms. Complimentary WiFi. En suite rooms. Full Table D'hote & a la carte menu available.