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“Very enjoyable stay”
Review of Galway Bay Hotel

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Galway Bay Hotel
Ranked #4 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Rooms and beds were generally very comfortable but no Sky Tv in rooms was a little disappointing for a 4 star hotel, though I do realise it is very expensive.

Bar area was great and we were here each night to watch football and have a few Guinness. We ate here on one occasion and the food was really good and there was plenty of it.

I took my son to the pool each day and while it is nothing too fancy it serves its purpose well enough and was clean and well maintained.

Staff were friendly and helpful any time I needed anything.

I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed: February 2014
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Dear ‘Alboy975’,
Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you also for taking the time and effort to share your experience. I am very happy to see that you had a very enjoyable time with us.

Your positive feedback is most welcome and thank you also for recommending us to all. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
Best regards, Dan Murphy

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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

We checked in for a relaxing two night break away, to be warmly welcome by the lovely staff, despite the weather being quite stormy. Fantastic lobby area as you walk into the hotel. Check in was quick and smooth.
After a slight problem with the room, which was quickly resolved, Patricia, the manager who we made contact with was very helpful and friendly. Lovely breakfast on both mornings. Had a gorgeous dinner in the restaurant where the member of staff was extremely friendly. Nice cosy bar. Rooms are nice, but could do with an update, and wifi should be added. Overall a lovely stay.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Gavin P
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

Dear Gavin,
Thank you most sincerely for taking the time and effort to review the Galway Bay Hotel. Thank you also for choosing to stay here whilst visiting Galway recently. I am very happy that you enjoyed your brief time with us.

Your positive feedback is most welcome, particularly in relation to the super staff and service you encountered. Your comments regarding the great quality of food for both breakfast and dinner are also most welcome and extremely encouraging. Thankfully I receive feedback similar to this on a daily basis. Patricia is thrilled to be mentioned in such a positive manner through such a public medium and passes on her regards to you.

We are currently in the process of refurbishing all of our guest bedrooms along with other areas if the hotel which also includes upgrading our in house wifi network.

Thank you again and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again at some stage in the future. Best regards, Dan Murphy.

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We always stay in this hotel when we go to Galway and it never lets us down. Once again, the staff were very welcoming and friendly when we arrived. The hotel looked beautiful. Overlooking the promenade, it's a lovely place to enjoy a bright spring day. I particularly love the breakfast room because it's a big, bright room, again overlooking the promenade. Our room was very comfortable and clean. I also noticed that the corridors are being refurbished with stylish new wall paper. We went into the city for a few drinks, only a five minute spin in a taxi. I just find this hotel is a great place to relax, un wind, and 'switch off' when we come to Galway. My only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer!

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank CaptainMcS
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Dear ‘captainMcS’,
Thank you most sincerely for your continued support through the years and I am delighted to see that you always have a very pleasant time here in the Galway Bay Hotel. Thank you also for taking the time and effort to share your views with all.

I am delighted to see that you had a very pleasant time with us and your positive feedback is most welcome, particularly in relation to the quality of the hotel, our location, the views, the welcoming and friendly team and the quality of the bedrooms. You are quite correct – we are refurbishing all of the bedroom corridors along with all of the hotel bedrooms.

Thank you once again and I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again at some stage in the future.
Sincerely, Dan Murphy

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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Just back from the Galway Bay after spending three nights there with my family. Great hotel in a lovely location. We went for really nice walks on the promenade outside the hotel and toured Connemara on one day. Super staff - very friendly and professional. Dined I each night and the quality of food served is top class for breakfast and for diner in the bar and the Lobster Pot Restaurant. The two kids loved the kids camp - the came back one night after making buns and another after learning some gymnastics! All in all we will return and highly recommend.

Stayed: February 2014
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

Dear ‘Titch2203’,
Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your views following on from your recent visit to the Galway Bay Hotel. Thank you also for choosing to stay here with us, I am delighted that it was such a memorable experience.

Your positive feedback is most encouraging and this has been passed on to all on the team. Your positive feedback regarding the hotel itself and our location is most welcome – I am delighted to see that you availed of some of the walks close to the hotel and like your good self many people use the hotel as a base when touring Connemara .. Our location lends itself to this as we are on the outskirts of Galway city whilst being only minutes from beautiful Connemara .. I have also passed on your feedback regarding the quality of food you received to Executive chef Robert and his team – they are delighted! I am delighted to see your feedback also regarding the kids club – we do have a fun filled interactive eight hours planned for children each day in our Penguin Kids Club with interactive activities such as kids fun cookery lessons, gymnastics, themed quizzes and much more along with meals including healthy options and healthy snacks.

Thank you once again and we all look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

The Galway Bay Hotel is an excellent hotel, one of the best ones I've ever stayed in. The view I had from my room was incredible. It's so relaxing there and the staff are all top notch. Everyone is so friendly and very helpful and courteous.

The bar has a great, cozy vibe and the Lobster Pot Restaurant had a wonderful Irish breakfast buffet. The restaurant also faces the bay -- nothing better than a bay view breakfast! I didn't have the opportunity to eat there for dinner, but would hands down, if I had more time in the area.

If I ever make it back to Galway, I will 100% stay here again (and recommend to all my friends)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Maddy R
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

Dear Maddy,
Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel recently and thank you for this wonderful feedback. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time whilst staying with us. I am thrilled to see that you found the hotel to be so relaxing with the team being so helpful, friendly and courteous. I am also delighted to see that you really enjoyed the quality of the breakfast we offer to guests. This is remarked upon daily – we are so lucky to have such a super breakfast chef – Daniel and he passes on his gratitude to you. Thank you also for recommending us to all and hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Galway again in the future. Kindest regards, Dan Murphy

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We got a great offer to stay in the Galway Bay, and booked it for the whole family. The staff were great, and met any requests we made.
I found the bar/lounge a great space, it was warm and friendly with plenty of room for the children to run around in the lounge without getting in the way. The restaurant is nice, and the food was excellent.
The pool was nice, with an area for kids, with bubbles if they like them! The changing rooms are a little small when there is a few people in getting changed. I had a facial/back massage there which was well deserved, and well worth the visit.
It is in a great locations, right on the prom, with lovely views from the lounge. We will definitely be back for another visit.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

Dear ‘mapie2501’,
Thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel with your family recently and thank you also for your wonderful feedback. I am delighted to see that you had such a wonderful time with us.


Your positive feedback is most welcome and indeed most encouraging. I will pass this on to all on the team. I am particularly to see that you found the quality of the food throughout the hotel to be excellent. Thankfully, this is a comment which we receive consistently and Executive Chef Robbie and his brigade pass on their gratitude to you.

We are all looking forward to hopefully welcoming you back again at some stage in the future.
Sincere regards, Dan Murphy

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Having stayed at the Galway Bay hotel for two nights on the recommendation of a friend I would not hesitate in staying there again on any future visits to Galway. From Check in until check out everything was of the highest standards. Our room had a spectaular view of Galway Bay and surrounding area. The staff at reception/Front desk were very polite and helpful in any request, the bartenders were also very polite and helpful in suggesting places to go in the city for an evenings
entertainment. The bar area was quite cozy and very welcoming, a snug type feel to it. Though we didn't have dinner at the Restraunts there due to other dinner arrangements, by looking at the menus both food and wine, both very reasonably priced I would definitely have dinner there. In the mornings they have a traditional breakfast buffet, a lot to choose from and fantastic seating over looking Galway Bay. A great way to start your day off.
Having stayed at many hotels in the US and Canada I would recommend this particular hotel to anyone that would ask me where to stay in Galway.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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danmurph, General Manager at Galway Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

Wow – what a super review!! Thank you for this wonderful feedback and thank you for choosing to stay here in the Galway Bay Hotel whilst visiting Galway recently. All on the team are thrilled to see that you had such a nice time with us.

Your positive feedback regarding the location of the hotel, the views from the hotel, the polite and helpful team, the cosy bar and the food quality, especially at breakfast is extremely encouraging and most welcome. I have passed this on to all on the team and once again all pass on their sincere gratitude to you.

Thank you once again and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again at some stage in the future.
Warm regards, Dan Murphy

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Address: The Promenade, Galway, Ireland
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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 ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Price Range: £83 - £201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Galway Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Voted as one of Europe's Top 20 Resorts by the prestigious travel magazine Conde Nast, the Galway Bay Hotel is situated in Salthill overlooking breath-taking views of the famous Galway Bay and Clare Hills. The hotel is only 5 minutes from Galway City and is within easy access to Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way route. Facilities include fully equipped gymnasium, pool, steam room and sauna. The Lobster Pot Restaurant offers modern style cuisine with fresh fish and lobster from the tank. 'An Scadan Caoc' Bar has an informal dining experience with live music at the weekends. Complimentary broadband access in all guest bedrooms and conference suites is available also. The hotel provides an array of complimentary activities to all guests including; Wine Tasting, Ballroom Dancing, Beauty Demonstrations and more. During school holidays the Galway Bay Hotel offers family packages that include kids camp and family activities. ... more   less 
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