Just returned from a weekend break in Galway staying at the Galway Bay. As always the weather in Galway was mixed, a nice day on Friday followed by cloudy with showers on Saturday and then another really nice day on Sunday. We ate in the hotel on Friday night in the Lobster Pot restaurant and had great food with really good and attentive service. We ate at the 6:30 sitting and I'd recommend this for families as you'll need a stroll on the prom afterwards to aid digestion. I had an excellent medium steak. cooked to perfection. while my wife had beautiful, tender lamb and they even did a half portion of lamb for my son.
The location of the hotel is perfect, we spent Friday evening and Sunday at the beach directly opposite the hotel, while on Saturday we were within walking distance of the aquarium and even walked into the city centre. It's a good walk so not for small kids but it's nice if your family likes a good stroll. On Saturday evening there were kids jumping into the ocean from the diving boards just down from the hotel. The water looked freezing but they seemed to be enjoying themselves!!
The final thing to add is the new motorway from Galway to Dublin. It's fantastic. We left Galway at 4:00 on Sunday and were back in Dublin at 6:00.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com and Odigeo so you can book your Galway Bay Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.