Galway is one of the most popular areas to visit in Ireland and includes famous tourist spots such as the Aran Islands, Connemara, Galway City, and the Twelve Pins and is home to Ireland’s only fjord at Killary Harbour in Leenane. There are over 75 Galway Hotels and Galway Guesthouses in the city and county with great value Galway hotel breaks and deals.
Galway City, otherwise know as the City of the Tribes – known as such because of the charter which was presented to the 13 Anglo-Norman tribes or families in the 14th century. Galway is a vibrant city based at the estuary of the Corrib River, which flows into Galway Bay. The heart of the city is around the elegant Eyre Square and off it run the many colourful streets, which make up the heart of the old medieval part of the city.
Part of the lively atmosphere is due to the many students who attend Galway University. With its location on the Atlantic coastline it is not surprising that Galway is well known for its seafood and in addition festivals, such as the Clarinbridge Oyster Festival. Galway has a number of excellent restaurants, hotels and pubs to sample all types of food.
The city also has a vibrant nightlife with pubs, clubs and music and theatre venues and every night there is a traditional music sessions going on somewhere in the city. Each year sees Galway City host a number of festivals such as the Galway Arts Festival, the Galway Races, held in Ballybrit each summer and in 2009 the city hosted a stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race.
Irish music, dancing and song abound in County Galway and the area also has a number of Gaeltacht or native Irish speaking areas, such as the Aran Islands – which is made up of three islands including Inis Mor, Inis Meain and Inis Oirr, and one of Ireland’s largest gaeltacht areas, Connemara with its attractive main city of Clifden. Connemara has a dramatic landscape of mountains, lakes, rivers and rugged coastline.
The outdoor enthusiast can enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, surfing and diving throughout the area. It also has islands, gardens and visitor attractions such as Kylemore Abbey that are well worth a visit. The Aran Islands have a unique landscape, which includes thousands of miles of stonewalls criss-crossing the islands and also has dramatic cliff-top walks and spectacular coastal scenery. The islands are also well known for their archaeological treasures, including prehistoric and Christian monuments such as Dún Aengus Fort, one of best examples of this type in Europe. Other sites worth visiting include Dún Eoghanachta and Dún Dúcathair.
Whatever your reason for visiting County Galway you can book any of our fully approved Galway hotels and guesthouses located throughout the county on the Ireland Hotels website. Just use the accommodation search box featured on this page to find a Galway Hotels or Galway Guesthouses to meet your needs.
The Twelve may be the best hotel in Galway to give the closeness you want to Galway city’s atmosphere and enough room away to love it. An oasis on the outskirts of Galway city, the award winning Twelve is a true innovator and goes above and beyond to make your stay different from any other hotel. Hence, its awards for ‘best new hotel, and ‘Best boutique hotel’. It is the focus on food, however, that really sets the tone. Complementing the hotel's mission to impress, with a hip, urban style (awarded best gastro pub in Ireland), The Pins Bar attracts an eclectic crowd. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the best of live music on the weekends. True foodies will be blown away by the world class West @ The Twelve. Retire to your posh room, order spa treatments, enjoy the complimentary DVDs or simply sit back and plan tomorrow’s host of activities available in this wonderful part of Galway. Whether you come to Galway for the night life or to live in the lap of luxury, The Twelve hotel delivers.
Discover Salthill Hotel, known as one of Ireland's finest hotels in Galway city centre and renowned for its Galway Weddings, Conferencing in Galway, Leisure and Luxury Galway Breaks. Set amidst breathtaking views of the Salthill Promenade Salthill Hotel is Galway's most exclusive enclave, boasting 161 spacious deluxe bedrooms and suites with expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Clare hills. Whether it's a romantic getaway or a Business Conference, Salthill Hotel will fulfill and exceed your wildest expectations. Indulge yourself with our two exclusive Galway Restaurants, the Blackrock Bar and the Amber Room, where our chef will tempt you with our internationally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Both restaurants are ideal for intimate gatherings or can host large corporate events and family celebrations. Extend your experience with a visit to our exclusive new leisure facility and fitness centre where you can swim laps in our sunlit 18m or 25m indoor pool
The 4 Star Maldron Hotel, Sandyroad is within walking distance of Galway city centre. It is the perfect location from where to base your stay when visiting the city of the tribes. Located at Headford Point, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway also gives you a launching point from where to explore Connemara and the West of Ireland or a base when visiting for one of the cities many festivals including the Galway Races, Galway Arts Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Galway Oyster Festival and many more. Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road Galway boasts luxury 4 star accommodation with large well-appointed guest rooms offering plush bedding for your comfort; a work desk, ergonomic chair and free high-speed internet access as well as free parking. When it is time to unwind, why not work out in our fitness suite, or treat yourself to a refreshing cocktail or craft beer.
Spectaculary set on shores of Galway Bay and just 10 minutes drive from Galway City lies on of the finest luxury 4 star hotels in Galway. The award winning 4 star Connemara Coast Hotel is regarded as one of the most luxurious Galway Hotels, with an ambience of quality, style and luxury prevailing throughout from its restful lounges, exquisite restaurants, award winning bars and leisure facilities and superbly appointed luxury accommodation. The panaromic views of Galway Bay offer a truely unique setting for Weddings, Conferences and meetings and so much more. The Connemara Coast Hotel is also one of the very few Galway hotels with a swimming pool.
Located in the heart of Galway city centre and the closest hotel to Galway University NUIG, the Imperial Hotel has an impressive location. Flanked on all sides by high profile shops, restaurants and bars; Galway centre day or night, is a whirl of activity just outside the door! The hotel enjoys close locality to the bus and railway station, which are a mere 3 minutes walk. The taxi rank resides just outside the door and all main bus routes leave from Eyre Square. The Galway City Hotel exudes a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Plenty of seating allows hotel guests to relax wherever they are. The residents lounge in the hotel is an informal cosy retreat open till late. One of the oldest and modern hotels in Galway City the Imperial Hotel offers some of the Best accommodation on Eyre Square, Galway City Newly refurbished, the hotel is the height of modern comfort. Every care has been taken to ensure guests feel right at home.