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The Connacht Hotel
Ranked #21 of 46 Hotels in Galway
Dundalk, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Amazing Hotel (The Bishop family)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Myself, my husband and our two toddlers stayed at the Connacht hotel recently. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The friendly fellows play group was ideal for us to use and the girls who run it are really nice and great with the children. The pool was beautiful and the our two children loved it. The food was great and the service too! We stayed in a one bedroom apartment. we had our own kitchen and sitting room which was really handy with the two children. I had a holistic treatment when I was there and the lady was lovely, I have never felt so relaxed. We plan to go back to the Connacht later on this year for another few days. I would highly recommend this hotel especially if you have children.!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank fionalice
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Just returned to the UK after a five night stay at the Connacht Hotel. Our first trip to Ireland, having spent the previous five days in Dublin. We really enjoyed our time here. The hotel receptionist was very helpful, giving us early access to our room. The room was very comfortable, with everything in it that you would need. Only grumble would be it was a bit stuffy and would benefit from A/C. Some reviewers didn't like the location of the hotel. We found it just fine, as we were happy to take the bus into Galway (again, the receptionist advised us about times/fares etc), Also, being on the main Dublin road it was easy for us to find. We used the new Italian restaurant one evening and were happy with our food, and service. We found the wifi (so important) good in our room. We were on Bed and Breakfast, and the breakfast always offered a good choice. It was very busy, being a large hotel, and as it is a family orientated hotel, we found it a little noisy in there at breakfast time!
Not really many grumbles from us then, but we were very unhappy about incidents in the car park. We realise that the hotel can have little control of this. My husband always parks very carefully with consideration to who might be parked nearby in case their doors open on to our car and cause body work damage. Sadly, while staying at the Connacht, this happened to us on at least three occasions, causing paintwork damage, and denting to the car. Very frustrating. An appeal to car park users, please open your doors carefully!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank FreesiaBud
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

I've been there for few days with friends, and I really love The Hotel.
Very nice, friendly staff. Very busy but they all smiling and doing best.
We had meal once in new restaurant Italian... Meal was fantastic, lots of choices not only Italian dishes whats gud idea, and service very very gud. We were served by foreign man and nice young girl, so friendly and professional.
We will recommend the place and surely come back.
Gud experience in all stage.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jose B
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Galway, Ireland
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Stopped in for a bite to eat......big mistake,food was terrible. I ordered “KENTUCKY STYLE”
CHICKEN FILLET Sweet potato wedges & shaved fennel salad, BBQ sauce. First things first ....when it arrived to my table the plate was covered in balsamic vinegar and then the food placed on top. When i told the waiter it was balsamic vinegar and not barbeque sauce which is what it says on the menu......he asked me do i not like balsamic vinegar? Not sure he knew the menu properly.....Sent it back . My girlfriend ordered the GRILLED FILLET OF ATLANTIC SALMON Crushed potato of dillisk, sun-blushed tomato & sugar
snap, saffron & white wine veloute sauce. The fish was bland and boring .....not a lot happening on the plate, as soon as it was served she asked for a a side of vegetables. Apart from the salmon being tasteless ,the baby potatoes it came with were literally raw, hard as rocks....picked them out and sent them back. By now my chicken was back ,minus the balsamic vinegar and now served with bbq sauce as advertised. The chicken was tasteless , bland, no seasoning,breadcrumbs were a mess, it was served with 5 sweet potatoes , they were burnt , dry ,tasteless. The vegetables we ordered at the start arrived, broccoli was raw, carrots and parsnips...didnt taste great. My shaved fennel salad was a joke. By the time we were finished a portion of mashed potatoes arrived, bland tasteless , boring mashed potatoes, .....total price for the dining experience, €26.90. On top of that there are big tv screens with sports blaring on it , children running everywhere, the general noise in there is insane, sat in the restaurant are to get as far away from that noise as possible, bus load after bus load of tourists pile in and out of this are....after all this nothing offered off our bill at checkout, probably think we are just another tourist and wont be back,live down the road,wont be going back!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank ZOOLMYMAN
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Myself and my husband stayed here for 2 nights.
The room was a good size & clean. Only problem was the toilet did not flush properly.
There is a great gym & lovely big pool. Great for families with young children.
On our 2nd night the people in the room directly above us started playing really loud music at around 4am & were very noisy. We rang reception to complain so they sent someone up to ask them to be quiet.
Bar area was nice but had a noisy crowd on the 2nd night - probably a hen or stag do.
I filled out a comment card when we were checking out & mentioned that the toilet wasn't working properly & about the noise during the night but nobody at the hotel contacted me to discuss which was a bit disappointing.
This is an inexpensive hotel. It's good but not great!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jennie W
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Ireland
Level Contributor
93 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed with family members for three night break in this hotel. Got very good deal.
Weather was fabulous, hotel was packed and had a great buzz! Staff were friendly, food in bar and at breakfast were delicious and drinks reasonably priced. There were lots of families so we all fely very comfortable with children doing what children do! The children loved the pool - the sun shone in and it was really relaxing (although jacuzzi was out of order). We also used the Kid's Club one evening and the children really enjoyed this, although there is a 6 euros fee for one child and 10 euros for two.
Hotel is located outside the city centre but we drove in (5 minutes) and parked near Eyre Square and also spent a day at Salthill. Good location for family break.
Excellent wifi in hotel, a must nowadays. Enjoyed our stay and loved Galway!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AllyMcP8
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Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

A group of 20 of us both family and friends stayed here for a milestone birthday.
The hotel was fully booked but as it was so big you really couldnt tell, even at breakfast.
We mainly spent our time in the leisure centre (Pool/Sauna) or the bar/restaurant.
The food was very tasty and there was a great selection of drinks (a few cocktails were had)
Toasted special was a great gap filler after a day around Barna and Spidal.
Will be staying there again in a few weeks following the Races.
Very happy all round.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank budzaer84
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Property: The Connacht Hotel
Address: Dublin Road, Renmore | Galway City East, Galway, Ireland (Formerly Carlton Hotel Galway City)
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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Galway
#16 Family Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Connacht Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 358
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Also Known As:
Days Hotel Galway

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