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“Great location for a stag” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Connacht Hotel
Ranked #20 of 46 Hotels in Galway
1 review
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“Great location for a stag”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

This was a perfect location for a stag. Very friendly staff in a hotel with close proximity to Galway pubs. Lovely bar/restaurant on the premises for a recovery beer/food as well as it being late opening for a nightcap after all the pubs in the city close.

Stayed July 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Waterford, Ireland
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

The Connaught is excellent value for money and a great place to stay in Galway.
Most notably, the leisure center is excellent and we availed of it often during our last stay.
We stayed using a livingsocial voucher, which included dinner, which was lovely.

Will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bluezar
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Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Stag group booked in for weekend. Not far out of town - 15-20 min walk of 5 min taxi. Its a big hotel. Staff were friendly. Helped organise tables for dinner in hotel bar the first night no problem.

Hotel bar stays open long enough after town so the group can catch up over a drink after the night out, generally would be a few of stags/hen partys etc coming back from nights out - the bar is away from the bedrooms and the place is well supervised so there's no messing or disturbance to other guests.

Breakfast was good. But in an un-irish fashion breakfast stops when they say it stops so make sure you get up on time! Would def recommend a stay there for a group - very relaxed and convenient enough for Galway. Stag friendly but run well so stags/hens don't impact on faimlies or other guests.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BrendanandSarah
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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Unlike some hotels this one is very welcoming and accommodating for hen and stag parties and makes Galway a very easy location to organise one in, although you do need to use taxis as it's a short drive from the city centre. The staff were very helpful and friendly and often greeted me as I walked about. The rooms were clean and spacious. The hotel restaurant serves really decent food and has plenty of tv screens if there's a match on. The leisure centre was also great and refreshing after a night out. I definitely recommend this hotel if having a hen or stag in Galway.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Limerick, Ireland
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122 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We have stayed at the Connacht before so we knew what to expect: large hotel, busy, lots of children running around and queues for breakfast (get there early to avoid the wait). But it's the middle of the summer and it's a family friendly hotel so that's exactly what you should expect. The hotel is very convenient as you can take a walk into the city in 20 minutes or alternatively get a bus or taxi. If you are driving to areas such as Clifden or Kylemore you can quickly get on the route without having to go through the city. There's an ATM and grocery store just across the road. Hotel has a decent restaurant and a large bar. There is a swimming pool in the hotel though we didn't use it this time so can't comment. The family room is a good size and comfortable enough. There are vending machines located throughout the hotel. The underground car park is recommended as it is rarely full whereas the surface car park is always busy. The Connacht is a good value hotel if you are planning a short break in Galway.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at the hotel, the reception staff were very welcoming and our room was very clean. The leisure centre was lovely as was the staff there. Our problem was when we ordered meal in the elevated seating area of the bar. My son ordered a cheese burger with potatoes and vegetables( he has type one diabetes and is on a carbohydrate counting diet). After 45 minute, my meal arrived and the wrong dish for my son, which was taken back by the waiter, the second time a burger arrived with chips and salad which was dropped in front of him before we could explain it was again not what was ordered. My husband went back with this dish explaining it was wrong again. Then a dry bun burger arrived with 2 scoops of potatoes, no veg or cheese almost thrown at him. 2 bowls of soup arrived for my husband.....needless to say a very distressing meal. The waitress tries to justify it by saying it was her first night. If it was she needed help and supervision. The "chef" who sent out the dry burger and 2 scooped of potato needs to look at his presentation. I didn't say anything because my son was getting upset. Very very unpleasant experience. The manager of this hotel needs to train staff in the very basics. Young waiter setting breakfast table with soup spoons....glad to be home

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

I had a great few days here last week. stayed here for 4 days. the room was spotless and comfortable, loads of room for me and 2 sons, staff were great and have to praise that the staff in the breakfast room has greatly been improved and relaxing, and also i have never seen much attention and helpful young staff, very well mannered and helpful top marks folks. pool area very clean and staff excellent and welcoming, love this hotel stay here every time i am in the area. and reception staff great esp the senor staff great to c them. oh and i norm don't praise security door men, but have to say that there was a senor door man and he was so nice and helpful and great manners and always said good night, keep him, im sorry i dont have great head for names but well done. The hotel is close to city and a short bus ride or taxi in, the eye cinema is a 5 min walk down, and the go kart track is not far either which is great fun. Love Galway

Damian.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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