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Harbour Hotel Galway
Ranked #13 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Mullingar, Ireland
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101 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed for the races with some friends had a ball rooms small but nicely Layed out. Food and service excellent. Hotel full and all went smoothly .very helpful staff. Limited parking. Will be back

Frank C

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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HarbourGalway, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Hotel Galway, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Frank C,

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be helpful. It’s great to hear that all went smoothly during your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm Regards
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Pleasant one night stay. Friendly staff. Reasonable price. Self-service breakfast.
Parking-very tight. Close to the attractions of Shop St. and Quay St. Galway - great as ever. Go for a swim at Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill in the morning - that will separate the men from the boys!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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HarbourGalway, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Hotel Galway, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear meod,

Thanks for taking the time to write your review, we are very happy that you had a pleasant stay with us.

We are fortunate that we are in an ideal location so close to the city centre and all it has to offer. We have asked the staff if they would like to dive into the sea at Blackrock diving tower in Salthill and are still waiting for any brave volunteer. We congratulate you if you managed this feat yourself during your trip west.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Harbour in the the very near future.

Warm Regards,
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Kildare, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Myself my wife and our 3 childen stayed in th Harbour hotel for the first week in July and we will be back.
From check in to going home we could not fault the staff who were very welcoming and helpful especialld Dan on the front desk. The rooms were lovely and clean and even with the two camp beds for the children there was enough space. The food in the restraunt was excellent as was the breakfast in the mornings . The hotel has free wifi which is the best I have used while away from home. It is lovely to stay in a hotel where children are made so welcome. This hotel also has a great location only minutes fro Eyre square

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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HarbourGalway, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Hotel Galway, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear wolstan321,

We are delighted to read from your review that your stay with us was such an enjoyable experience for you and your family. We will be passing on your very kind words to our teams and we all look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us in the future.

Warm Regards,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is the first time I have ever left a review so I hope that relays how much I want people to know what a fab hotel this is... From my initial enquiry about a block booking the staff were amazing where another hotel would have been unwelcoming or off putting. As anyone who has organised a large group to go away you run into the usual late cancellations, unusual requests, late deposits, well have no fear the Harbour Hotel was the most understanding and accommodating hotel I have ever dealt with. From the rooms, to the food, to the rate it was ideal but where this hotel excels is it's staff... I have worked in the hotel industry and I honestly have never seen a more professional, efficient and friendly staff force... They all greet you with a smile and no request is too ridiculous (we had a Christmas party in July)..

Overall I recommend this hotel to anyone stayin in Galway, its a short walk to shop street and has everything you could need.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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HarbourGalway, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Hotel Galway, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear orla c,

Thank you for your very kind words in your review, we are thrilled to read that you and your party enjoyed your stay with us.

We are always looking for areas of improvement and it is lovely to be able to thank our staff for excellent service feedback. We love the opportunity to host a Christmas party at anytime of the year so its great to hear that you enjoyed the festive season in July.

We look forward to welcoming you all back in the very near future.

Warm Regards,
Guest Relations Manager
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday in the John B Keane suite in the Harbour Hotel Galway. From the very 1st contact with the hotel back in January the service has been 5 star.The hotels event manager Emer Hall was extremely helpful,friendly and a delight to work with while organising my party. Emer was always in contact to make sure that all aspects of the planning was on the ball and working for me. The professionalism of Emer and her attention to detail helped make my party a night to remember. On the night itself the management and staff went above and beyond to cater for everyone. All the guests at the party had only the highest of praise for the staff at the Harbour Hotel. I would highly recommend the harbour hotel to anyone who has an event to organise. I will definitely be in contact with Emer and the harbour hotel should i have another event in the near future. Linda Cleere

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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HarbourGalway, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Hotel Galway, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Linda C,

It was delightful to read your kind review and to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your celebrations. We have passed on your very kind words to the fantastic Emer our conference and banqueting co-ordinator and congratulate her on a job well done. We thank you for choosing our hotel to host your special occasion and wish you a belated happy birthday from everyone in the Harbour Hotel. Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Guest Relations Manager
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Just spent two nights at the Harbour Hotel in Galway. At first we thought it might too far from Galway's main shopping district for pubs and dinner. The desk clerk aimed us correctly and we discovered it was closer than the hotel near Eyre Square.

The room was nice but faced the street so with windows open (no air conditioning and hottest day of the year) it was noisy. The staff brought us a small fan when we inquired. I would recommend the hotel and would stay there again. We enjoyed the restaurant/bar. Only had lunch there, but it was great, a panini with sesame seeded bread. Great.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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HarbourGalway, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Hotel Galway, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Bill H,

Thank you for your delightful review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you managed to avail of some of the experiences that the Harbour & Galway city have to offer.

We will pass on positive comments to our food and beverage team and thankful for your recommendations, most importantly we hope to welcome you back sometime soon.

Warm Regards,
Guest Relations Manager
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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Excellent service with very friendly staff. The restaurant and bar is very inviting with top quality food. Comfortable room with fast Wifi access. Minutes away from the city centre. Overall a great experience!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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HarbourGalway, Guest Relations Manager at Harbour Hotel Galway, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Danny C,

Thank you so much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you positive feedback, which we will share with all our teams. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm Regards,
Guest Relations Manager
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Property: Harbour Hotel Galway
Address: 17 New Road | The Harbour, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Galway
#14 Romantic Hotel in Galway
#16 Business Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbour Hotel Galway 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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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