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“Chic, trendy, camp and glamorous.”

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the g Hotel & Spa Galway
Ranked #13 of 45 Hotels in Galway
North Wales
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Chic, trendy, camp and glamorous.”
Reviewed 7 January 2007

Gorgeous rooms which were huge, with king size beds and cosy sofa in the rooms. Wi fi throughout and fitted with all mod cons this is a splendid place to relax and be seen.

The public areas, especially the pink room, are camp and sumptous. Beautifully designed and fitted out - a whole design experience.

The only grump is that were there for two nights and weren't able to have any treatments in the spa as it was fully booked. The hydrotherapy pool was also out of order so the whole spa thing was a complete no go area.

Very friendly staff, wonderful breakfast and great Pink Afternoon Tea.

Loved it.

  • Liked — The rooms were sumtous
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled on business
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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2007

My wife and I had just one night at the G hotel in Galway.

A number of the guests who have written reviews say that this hotel can be difficult to find. Even knowing this in advance still meant the we ended up doing two circuits before we actually saw the hotel. Even after asking for directions, it took a couple of minutes for us to find the hotel, which effectively forms part of the shopping centre and looks more like part of the cinema, which it is next to.

The valet service for the car was excellent, and we were checked in efficiently and shown to our room and explained the facilities of the hotel. Quickly and pleasantly.

The room had modern furniture, funky and eclectic, and everything suggests an attention to detail, which is not present in many hotels.

We can definitely recommend staying at the Hotel or using the ESPA facilities. As they are first class, and truly add to the relaxation and ambience of the hotel. As guests of the hotel the charge to use the SPA is considerably reduced, and does make one feel slightly more exclusive. We ate in the restaurant and the food and service were both fantastic. We enjoyed a couple of bottles of excellent sauvignon blanc and staggered back to our rooms for a night under one of the most comfy duvets I have slept under for a long while.

Every touch in the hotel has been thought about from the matching pink umbrellas in the lobby through to the different decor used for the lounge and bar in the hotel.

I can certainly recommend this hotel for a couple of nights stay in Galway and for anyone who needs a spa or a bit of rest and relaxation.

  • Liked — Decor
  • Disliked — Hard to Find
  • Tips/Secrets — Use The SPA
Stayed December 2006
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Zürich
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64 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2007

Stayed here inthe New Year and thought it was fabulous. There is real attention to detail. Stayed in a superior double and find the room just great. Kingsize bed that was very comfortable. Flatscreen TV and DVD player. Sound is piped into the bathroom. Complimentary newspaper. Stylish bar. Breakfast with waiter service. The staff were just great. Instead of asking for things, they offered. They are obviously well-trained. Very very helpful.

It is a beautiful design hotel. Luxurious but not stuffy. If you are a fan of somewhere traditional like the Four Seasons, then this is probably not for you but my partner and I loved this hotel. I am sick of bland hotels providing mediocre services at exhorbitant prices. It may not be cheap but it is good. The best hotel we stayed in this year.

There is a cinema next door, which we took advantage of.

Downsides are that the location is not very good - it is about a 20 minute walk. It can be a bit too "designy". I know Philip Treacy`s involvement in the hotel but there really was overkill on the pictures of his hats dotted around the building. No view to speak of. We stayed at the front where at least you can see water but I suspect the view at the back is dismal (car park and shops).

  • Liked — Just about everything.
  • Disliked — Location.
  • Tips/Secrets — Get a room at the front.
  • Stayed January 2006, travelled as a couple
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London
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2007

We stayed at the G for 2 nights for my birthday and it was just fabulous. You have to like and appreciate design to get it, I guess, but it was in my view just brilliant.

Our room was great - roomy with the most comfy bed I have ever experienced. Toiletries and bathroom also as fab as expected.

We didn't eat in the restaurant (mainly because the concierge had such good suggestions for places to eat in town) but the breakfast was tasty (if a little slow to arrive).

The location is fine - out of town but easy to get to in a cab - and overlooking a lake.

The cocktails and ambience in the bar were just brilliant - really lives up to the photos on The G website.

My only gripe is that we arrived at 2.30pm and had to wait over an hour for our room. We were asked to wait in the bar for "a few minutes" on arrival - if we had known it would take so long we might have gone out. Instead, we decided to have a cocktail or three in the pink bar. I think in hindsight it was pretty poor of the hotel not to pick up the tab for those drinks, given that the delay was entirely their fault. However, after a few kir royales, we didn't really think about it and paid for them ourselves.

Apart from that episode - which I guess if we had asked the hotel, might have been remedied - we had a wonderful time and would recommend to anyone. Even if you are staying elsewhere you must go to the G for a cocktail at least, just to see it.

  • Liked — The bar areas, the bed
  • Tips/Secrets — Moran's Oyster House - about a 20 minute drive around the coast
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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London, England
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2007

Having read all the reviews on the site we thought we would go for four days including New Year. Here are some thoughts and comments:-

Not that easy to find but if you see the EYE cinema it is next door.

Had to struggle in with our luggage which was a shame as I am on crutches at the moment. The booking in process was painful as there was no-one to show us to our room and they had to dig out the restaurant manager to do it (which she did well). Also it is really annoying that the check-in people keep answering the telephone when checking people in. It just adds to the time and is plain rude.

Be aware that a Junior Suite is better than a Luxury Suite. Just a fireplace I think. Our Junior Suite we were in had a fantastic view and the room was excellent. However if your vision of a Suite is a separate bedroom and living area then think again as they are combined in one (large) space. The bathroom is excellent with great products.

Book your treatments well in advance as when we tried on arrival we got a funny look and were told that they are always booked up for a long time ahead! To be fair we got in on a cancellation later.

The restaurant is very good - ask for a booth.

The service in the bars and lounges is excellent.

So overall a very good experience - you will enjoy it!

  • Stayed December 2006, travelled as a couple
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Scotland
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2007

Just returned from an excellent 3 night New Year stay the G.
This is a really lovely, very chic hotel. From the outside, it's part of a glass-fronted shopping centre virtually sitting on a roundabout, but you won't be disappointed when you step inside. The decor is very stylish, the restaurant is excellent, and there are so many staff that you can't fault the service. Well worth the money for a special occasion like New Year, and be sure to take advantage of the airport pick-up if it's available. The Spa facilities are also top class although it is very busy, so make sure you book in advance. NB. If you fancy a change of scenery, the Hunstman Inn across the road does really good food and is well worth a visit.

  • Liked — Luxurious rooms, very quiet too
  • Disliked — Room not cleaned one day
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2007

My boyfriend brought me here for a two night stay as a birthday treat. From the moment we arrived till the moment we left was pure luxury. Yes it is expensive and cant really be truly experienced on a budget but for pure indulgence this is the only place to go. We were collected from the Train station and then shown around the hotel which i think is a really nice touch, the staff were so so friendly and very attentive, to be honest we went into town on the Saturday night and found ourselves wanting to go back early to sample the cocktail bar!!! We went to the ESPA spa on the morning we checked out and that really was the perfect end to a perfect stay. The only one fault and its a very small one is that the bath is too long, if you want to strectch out and relax you find yourself sinking under because you cant reach the end and there is no footrests on side even. The other one thing was that the air conditioning wasnt very effective and i had trouble sleeping as it was a bit stuffy, but those observations wouldnt affect me staying there again by a long shot. I cant wait to re visit

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — Air conditioning
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: the g Hotel & Spa Galway
Address: Galway, Ireland
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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Galway
#5 Romantic Hotel in Galway
#6 Business Hotel in Galway
#9 Luxury Hotel in Galway
#13 Family Hotel in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — the g Hotel & Spa Galway 5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five-star g Hotel & Spa is perfectly situated to discover Galway City and the west of Ireland. Designed by renowned milliner Philip Treacy, the g Hotel offers 101 spacious bedrooms and suites, a luxury 20,000 sqm spa 'ESPA at the g', dramatic Signature Lounges ideal for casual dining and Afternoon Tea as well as delectable dining options in the 2 AA culinary rosette Restaurant gigi's. The g Hotel & Spa also features state of the art conference facilities for up to 300 delegates and hosts stylish weddings for up to 180 guests. Exclusive 5-star hotel & spa - Located in Galway City centre - Design by milliner Philip Treacy - 101 light-filled bedrooms - Five-star service - Luxury spa designed by ESPA - Cocktail bar & Signature Lounges - Award winning restaurant - Conferences for 300 delegates - Stylish Wedding Venue. ... more   less 
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