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On the beach
Indoor pool
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, free wired Internet
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4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLeisureland3 min walk
    Popular LocationCaesar's Palace10 min walk
    Popular LocationGalway Golf Club11 min walk
    AirportGalway (GWY)31 min drive

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  • Classic Double or Twin Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 339 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsClassic Double or Twin Room
  • Double Room Single Use

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 339 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsDouble Room Single Use
  • Family Room

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 339 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Triple Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 339 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Classic Double Room, Sea View

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 339 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsClassic Double Room, Sea View

About this area

Galway

Located in Galway, Galway Bay Hotel is on the beach. Galway City Museum and Druid Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Leisureland and National Aquarium of Galway. Travelling with kids? Consider Millennium Children's Park and Playground, or check out an event or a game at Pearse Stadium. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, waterskiing and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Leisureland - 3 min walk
  • Caesar's Palace - 10 min walk
  • Galway Golf Club - 11 min walk
  • Grattan Beach - 15 min walk
  • Galway City Museum - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Galway Station - 16 min drive
  • AirportKnock (NOC-Ireland West) - 75 min drive

About this property

Galway Bay Hotel

4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Galway Bay Hotel's full-service spa. All 153 rooms offer free wired Internet, 24-hour room service and cable TV. Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers and in-room massages are among the other amenities available to guests.
Galway Bay Hotel offers 153 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with cable channels and pay-per-view films.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Galway hotel provides complimentary wired Internet access. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

An indoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Cuan Beauty. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including thalassotherapy.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 12.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish

Business services

  • Business centre

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Spa open daily
  • Thalassotherapy

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Films for purchase

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4:00 PM and anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 35 per night.

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 35 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Property is also known as

Galway Bay Hotel
Galway Bay Hotel Hotel
Galway Bay Hotel Galway
Galway Bay Hotel Hotel Galway

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Galway Bay Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Galway Bay Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Galway Bay Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Galway Bay Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Galway Bay Hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Galway Bay Hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Galway Bay Hotel?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at Galway Bay Hotel?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Galway Bay Hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Galway hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ladies Beach, Eyre Square and University Hospital Galway. Galway Cathedral and National University of Ireland-Galway are also within 3 miles (5 km).
4.3
Excellent
951 reviews
5 - Excellent
483
4 - Good
326
3 - Okay
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2 - Poor
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1 - Terrible
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4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Staff were so freindlly very helpful right from reception to restaurant staff food was really good The breakfast was amazing The view from the hotel is breathtaking across the sea wil diffently go back😜
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Enjoyed my stay, from check in to check out, found all staff to be friendly and helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Lovely service , location and value for money , what more could you ask for 👍
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
When we arrived the receptionist greeted us with ‘we only have a booking for 2 adults‘ despite the fact that we had an email from Expedia including our 3 children. I also said I had emailed to check re sea view and no-one had responded and this was dismissed with ‘those rooms were booked up months ago.’ I wasn’t impressed with her attitude. We then were dealt with by a duty manager who said he’d look into moving us to better rooms but didn’t. We had been asked to pay on arrival ‘due to covid to avoid queues at checkout’ but then I felt they had no intention of moving us as we had already paid. The rooms need an upgrade.. cracked tiles in bathroom, dated look, shower curtains. They aren’t serviced ‘due to covid’ but you are supplied with a bag of towels etc if required. The food during our stay was reasonable but sometimes was cold and the wine sometimes was warm. It was obvious the waiting staff were under pressure and they did try their best I felt- there probably just weren’t enough of them. We had to book a time for breakfast which avoided queues and everything was brought to our table on request rather than a buffet which was good. The location is great on the promenade so you can easily go for a walk. There was a funfair next door which was right outside our windows which did have some noise until late in the evening, but we and the children didn’t actually mind this.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020

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