Stayed here for 3 nights with the family and had a great time. Our four year old enjoyed the kids club, both in the mornings and the evening. Normally he's in bed by 8, but he was sufficiently entertained to stay up until 11pm. We also had fun in the swimming pool, and enjoyed the food in the restaurant and the bar. There was a good selection at the breakfast buffet.
I've read other reviewers saying the decor is a bit tired and it needs an update, and sure, I've stayed in hotels which were a bit more modern....but they were often sterile and soulless. What sets the Galway Bay Hotel apart is the staff. Everyone had a smile, they were patient and helpful, and made you feel welcome. The bedroom was spacious, clean and comfortable. And what amazed me was how quiet it was at night. I never heard loud voices or banging doors, even though the hotel was full of young families.
Make sure you see Trad on the Prom too....terrific entertainment.
- 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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