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Connemara Coast Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Furbo
Certificate of Excellence
West of Ireland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2008

I was a guest at a wedding that occured in the hotel this June. This hotel is fantastic in every way possible. Unlike a lot of recently built hotels , this hotel has character and a wonderful atmosphere. The function room is beautiful with breathtaking views of the sea. The food and service were of the highest standard. The staff also have to be commended, They could not have been more pleasant or polite. Some of the reviews are slightly dated now. The hotel has undergone major refurbishment in the past few years and the rooms are clean, nicely decorated and have the extra bonus of amazing views. Our stay at the Connemara Coast was without fault and I would highly recommend it for a relaxing break. Excellent hotel.

  • Liked — The beautiful location and the food
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2008

I stayed here for a work conference which was based in the hotel. I was a little apprehensive after reading TripAdvisor and by the somewhat dated photos on their website, however I was very pleasantly surprised by the reality. My room was incredibly spacious and had a lovely sea view. The room was nicely decorated without being sea-side kitschy. There were plenty of quaint areas to sit, read or chat around the lobby area and the bar was also a nice spot when busy. The pool looked quite big and there were several decent looking pieces of gym equipment in the gym.
The hotel is about a 20 minute drive to the centre of Galway and a car would be recommended if staying here. I would recommend this hotel if you wanted a quiet seaside spot but close enough to the city. The staff were also excellent and went out of their way to be of assistance during the whole stay.

  • Liked — Views of Galway Bay
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled on business
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2 Thank Brad H
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2008

I stayed here with my wife and family for 3 nights at 2007/08 New Year. We were on a DBB package including what turned out to be a beautiful 7 course gala dinner dance on New Year's Eve.
This was the 4th time my wife and I have stayed here in about a 10 year period and, once again, we weren't disappointed, even though this was the first time we had been for a winter stay.
We had an Executive room which was slightly more expensive than the standard rooms but it was well worth the extra money. It was large with 2 small sofas and a wonderful view across Galway Bay. The bed was large and very comfortable and the complimentary decanter of sherry made for a lovely aperitif each evening while getting ready for dinner. We also had a large complimentary bowl of fruit
Although this is a 4 star hotel we are always impressed by the quality of food in the restaurant which is worthy of any 5 star. The dinner menus are innovative and the food is quite simply wonderful. Even the breakfasts are impressive, with a wide selection of hot and cold dishes each morning.
There is an excellent lesiure centre at this hotel, use of which is free to hotel guests. This incudes a very well equipped gym, large pool (big enough for "proper" swimming), sauna, steamroom, jacuzzi and (best of all) outdoor Canadian hot tub which has fantastic views across the Bay. A great way to balance out all those extra calories you will inevitably take on board when you see the restaurant menus!
If you like walking there are several nice walks from the hotel (which is located on the shore of Galway Bay) and the ever helpful staff will provide you with maps and guides for these.
On both the ground and first floors there are large lounge areas. On the first floor there are lots of books to read and games (chess etc) available to play.
Any negatives? Only a couple of minor ones. Firstly, the bar, while friendly, is in my view a bit small for a hotel of this size - though you can take your drinks into the reception area where there are several very comfortable seating areas. Secondly, if you are looking for shopping or nightlife outside the hotel you really need to get yourself into Galway city which is about 7 or 8 miles away by car or taxi.
But if you are just after a nice relaxing stay with great food and views, the Connemara Coast Hotel is VERY hard to beat!

  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank NITripper
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Dublin
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2008

We stayed here between Christmas and New Year as we have done on two previous occasions and it made for a relaxing break. Our children (aged 5 and 8) love this hotel for the kids club and swimming pool. They had tea with other children at 5.30 and then were taken off for supervised games, art and a DVD while we had dinner in the "adults only" (oooer) restaurant. We have always been impressed with the standard of food here, fairly sophisticated and much better than average hotel food.

We had two interconnecting rooms so plenty of space and not much price difference than getting one family room. The best value here are the "packages" they offer e.g. three nights B&B plus 2 dinners. Rooms are comfortable, if nothing to write home about, and most have good views of Galway Bay.

The gounds offer a beautiful walk by the sea, weather permitting, and the outdoor hot tub in the leisure centre is a great place to watch a Connemara sunset!

One of the best things about this hotel though is the staff. We have always found them to be extremely friendly, attentive and helpful, often going out of their way to make you feel at home. We ate in the bar on the first evening, where there is a limited menu. One of the desserts listed was a selection of ice cream. I asked the waitress if there was any sorbet available but she said sorry, no. I decided against dessert but when she brought dessert for my husband she presented me with a dish of delicious apple sorbet which she had found for me. Nice touch!

I'm sure we will be back to the Connemara Coast.

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Disliked — shortage of croissants at breakfast very day
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
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Dublin
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2007

I walked into this hotel on bank holiday Monday to see if they had a double room available for that night and how much it would be. To my surprise I was told 89euro per person sharing per night B&B!!! So they were looking for 178euro for a double room for a bank holiday Monday night in October when the hotel was empty - crazy or what?? Anyway, I promptly left and booked in the fabulous Galway Harbour Hotel where I enjoyed my stay for 99euro for 2 people including breakfast.

Stayed October 2007
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2 Thank Celgirl
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dublin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2007

Stayed in the hotel in October 2007, wasnt impressed at all, although the staff were courteus I was expecting a lot more for the money we paid.
I’ve seen a lot nicer 3 star hotels, the hotel claims to be 4 star which isn’t true.
They have a fancy website which gives an impression of luxury and we got really disappointed when we discovered that the hotel isn’t anything the website claims it to be.
Old, worn out decor, disappointing breakfast and overpriced accommodation and extras such as internet which you had to pay €5 (!) were disappointing. Will visit Connemara again but next time will stay in different hotel.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — price - it was not good value for money
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with friends
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1 Thank maya80
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Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2007

Its 7am. The nip in the air gives my goose bumps goose bumps. The mist that is rolling in from the sea soaks my hair in an instant. The smell is a curious mix of heather , sea , and ozone. Welcome to paradise, or at least a little corner of it that is the outdoor hot tub at the Connemara Coast Hotel.

For as long as I holiday, I will always return to this absolute haven. Staff that welcome you back, remember your name and make a huge fuss of your children. You can't help but be impressed. The many open fires, quirky nooks, and the mezzanine library are all perfect for a quiet read or drink. The breakfasts are to die for (your waistline wont thank you!!) your set up for the whole day. Ready amends can be made by taking one of the many walks in this beautifully unspoilt area. After suc, where else but return to said hot tub. Sitting gorgeously warm, watching the evening mist roll down towards the crashing atlantic, it is peacefull, as my whole stay was.

Thank you to all at the Connemara Coast for helping me recharge and rejuvinate myself.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Having to go home
  • Stayed September 2007
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1 Thank JJCROWNE
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Property: Connemara Coast Hotel
Address: Spiddal Road | Furbo, Furbo, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Furbo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Furbo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Connemara Coast Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
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