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.
Fairhill house hotel is a tastefully refurbished, family run, 3 star hotel located in Galway's Connemara region; one of the most scenic parts of the West of Ireland. Welcome to Fairhill House Hotel, a popular hotel with a well-deserved reputation for excellent hospitality and authentic cuisine. We are located in the quaint little village of Clonbur (An Fhairce in Irish), nestled between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask in Connemara, an area renowned for its rugged beauty and unforgettable scenery. Our family has been welcoming visitors to Connemara for over half a century now. Fishermen, ramblers, cyclists and visitors from all over the world just love the laid-back atmosphere here. Our 20 en-suite bedrooms are large and comfortable and our food is superb. We are told we serve some the best Chowder, Seafood and Steaks in Connemara, not to mention the lively music and craic we serve nightly in our bar nightly.
The 4 Star Pillo Hotel & Spa Galway is within walking distance of Galway city centre. It is the perfect location from where to base your stay when visiting the city of the tribes. Located at Headford Point, Pillo Hotel & Spa Galway also gives you a launching point from where to explore Connemara and the West of Ireland or a base when visiting for one of the cities many festivals including the Galway Races, Galway Arts Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Galway Oyster Festival and many more. Pillo Hotel & Spa Galway boasts luxury 4 star accommodation with large well-appointed guest rooms offering plush bedding for your comfort; a work desk, ergonomic chair and free high-speed internet access as well as free parking. When it is time to unwind, why not work out in our fitness suite or indulge yourself in our relaxing Spa. Choose from an exclusive range of spa treatments or simply take some time out to unwind in our thermal suite.
Our brand new purpose built family run guesthouse is built to hotel standards. For our guests' relaxation and comfort we have Satellite TV with flat screen LCD in the rooms, broadband internet access along with hospitality tray in all rooms. We have ground floor rooms available, rooms on the upper floor can also be accessed by lift. We have all the other standard facilities a guest can expect such as hairdryer, direct dial telephone in all rooms. The ensuite bathrooms are spacious, most with bath and separate shower. Complimentary toiletries and power showers are in every bathroom.
WELCOME TO LOUGH REA HOTEL AND SPA Winner of Best New Hotel 2009 at the National Hospitality Awards Situated overlooking the majestic Lough Rea, the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa offers discerning guests a host of state of the art facilities in contemparary surroundings. Now only 1hr 45 mins from Dublin on the new M6 we are now your first stop for the West...
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. Newly refurbished, the hotel is the height of modern comfort. Every care has been taken to ensure guests feel right at home.