The Harbour hotel is located, obviously enough, at Galway Harbour, a short stroll to the restaurant and nightlife heartland of Quay Street/Cross Street.
Hotel is welcoming and the staff are friendly and approachable.
Parking is limited at the back of the hotel - spaces are tight - but manageable with a bit of patience!
Rooms are clean, come with comfortable beds, a decent hairdryer and a powerful shower. The views aren't what you are paying for - get out and see the city! There was a gale blowing when we stayed and unfortunately, it could be heard whistling through the window - but not enough to stop me from sleeping.
We had dinner here - a birthday party for 8 people - the food was excellent, service was fantastic and we all had a blast.
Breakfast the following morning was buffet style - the best poached eggs I've had in Ireland this year - and I love my poached eggs! As much toast and tea and coffee as we could manage - and every single member of staff approachable and welcoming.
Sometimes I don't think this hotel does anything special - except for the way a hotel should make you feel - welcome and cared for, cosseted and looked after, nothing being too much trouble and saying hello with a smile - and this, they get so right. It's not a 4-star bling blong hotel, but it is well decorated and clean and brilliantly located with really good rates. It's my go-to first choice for accommodation in Galway.
A special note of thanks to Tina who looked after us at dinner that night, when we wobbled home even later that night and still on duty the following morning to serve up breakfast - the girl's got talent - and a brilliant sense of humour too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Harbour Hotel Galway, is centrally located in the heart of Galway City - just a 3 minute walk to Eyre Square, Shop St. & Quay St. A family owned hotel, the focus is on customer service. Guests return to the Harbour Hotel, time and time again. Whilst the hotel is right in the heart of Galway City Centre, you will be able to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep as the hotel is located at the historical port in a primarily residential area, removed from the roar of the famous Galway nightlife in full flow. With a range of double, twin, triple, superior doubles and family rooms available, The Harbour Hotel Galway is the perfect choice for a leisure break or a business trip. All of the guest bedrooms feature complimentary high speed wireless internet access so you can work in comfort or keep in touch with loved ones at your leisure. A snapshot of our rooms: • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wireless High Speed Internet) • Tea and coffee making facilities with Nespresso Machines in Superior Bedrooms • Pillow topped beds with fuffy duvets & crisp white linen • Writing Desk • Cable TV • Trouser Press • Hairdryer • Bathroom amenities Onsite parking is available to the rear of the hotel. Stay in touch with friends and family with Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel The Harbour Bar & Restaurant at the Harbour Hotel offers the very best of city centre dining in Galway. The perfect venue for a casual lunch or lingering romantic dinner. Head Chef Paddy Anslow's focus is on homemade, wholesome food using the very best of fresh, local produce. The ambiance is casual and you will feel instantly at ease on arrival. Recently renovated, with private booths and a warm, yet contemporary feel, the Harbour Bar & Restaurant is very popular with locals and residents alike. The Harbour Bar; Wind down at the Harbour Bar, the perfect place to chill out, catch up with friends and soak up the atmosphere. After a busy day, enjoy a glass of wine or a fun cocktail with friends. Watch up to the minute sports live on one of the two large Plasma Screens. Bar Menu served daily from 12noon until 10pm. Haven Health & Fitness allows you to work out in a personal environment at your own pace. Facilities of the gym include cardiovascular machines, weights and a stretching area. Conveniently located in the heart of Galway this small yet exclusive Fitness Club is designed with your modern busy lifestyle in mind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galway Harbour Hotel