12 luxury hotels for the perfect Galway getaway

Whether it’s a staycation in Galway or you’re visiting from afar, we could all use a little luxury every now and again. Here are some places you can get a room fit for royalty, perfect for a romantic getaway, a birthday treat or just well-deserved break in one of Ireland’s most charming cities.



Glenlo Abbey Hotel

This 5 star establishment on the edge of Lough Corrib is the pure definition of elegance and luxury. Located on a stunning 138 acre estate, Glenlo Abbey has been welcoming vistitors since 1740. Situated perfectly between Galway City and the rural Irish countryside, this hotel is the perfect place for a fabulous weekend or mid-week break. Book one of their classic rooms which are luxuriously decorated or one of their suites for an even more indulgent experience. Choose from one of the hotels dining options, including the incredibly unique Pullman Restaurant which is located in a pair of vintage railway carriages which were part of the original Orient Express and even featured in “Murder on the Orient Express”!

Kentfield, Bushypark, Galway City, Co. Galway // More Here


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The g Hotel

Located in the heart of the Galway city, the g Hotel is the perfect city break location.  Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, the g Hotel have a room to suit your needs. Their Superior, Duluxe and Luxury rooms all offer comfort and convenience and come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and Smart TVs so you can access your Netflix account on the go — because it wouldn’t be a holiday without a little down time!

Enjoy relaxing in g bathrobes, slippers and receive a full g turndown service each evening. For a more extravagant stay, the suites at the g Hotel offer unrivaled luxury. The Linda Evangelista Penthouse Suite is 120 square meters of pure indulgence. With a large lobby, dining area and private enclosed terrace overlooking Lough Atalia, this suite is luxury at it’s finest. But if the €1720 price isn’t quite in your budget, the g offers a range of junior and specialty suites from around €300 per night, perfect for a special occasion. The ESPA at the g Hotel is another way to treat yourself and unwind during your get away. Whether it’s a massage, facial or detox, you’ll be feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Old Dublin Road, Galway // More Here



Harbour Hotel Galway

This contemporary and modern 4 star hotel is perfect for a Galway City break. The waterfront location alone is a reason to stay there, perfect for summer strolls around the Dock or shopping sprees on Shop Street and late night drinks on Quay Street. Their deluxe bedrooms guarantee you a great night’s sleep, with pillow-topped RESPA beds with crisp white linen, extra-large pillows & fluffy duvets. The facilities that add to comfort like touch panel air-conditioning and Nespresso machines help to make your stay feel a little more luxurious. Enjoy a meal and a few drinks in their newly re-designed bar and restaurant, Dillisk on the Docks. Treat yourself to a scrumptious afternoon tea or a few of their tempting cocktails!

New Dock Road, Galway // More Here



Hotel Meyrick

In the unbeatable location, overlooking Eyre Square, Hotel Meyrick offers a feeling of elegance and sophistication. They offer luxury accommodation in the heart of Galway.  Whether you chose to stay in their standard rooms with modern and contemporary design or an executive room with a feel of Victorian luxury and old world features like the original sash windows and higher than average ceilings. The junior and executive suites offer an even more luxurious feel with extra space and features, including beautiful marble bathrooms. Enjoy a treatment in the Square Spa, delivered by one of their experienced professionals and using the very best natural and organic products and wind down in their outdoor Canadian Hot Tub! They offer different dining experiences to suit your wants. The Gaslight Bar & Brasserie is the perfect spot for a relaxed meal or drinks and  AA Rosette awarded No 15 restaurant is ideal for celebrating a special event.

Eyre Square, Galway // More Here



The Clybaun Hotel

The Clybaun Hotel offers all the amenities needed to have a thoroughly enjoyable stay in Galway. The NRG Fitness & Leisure Centre Galway offers excellent facilities and is known for being family-friendly. The fully air conditioned gym features a vast range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment, plus circuit training and free weight areas. The health and fitness centre also has a Cardio Theatre, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Outdoor Canadian Heated Hot Tub, Sauna & Steamroom and Créche. All rooms at the Clybaun include free wifi, hospitality tray, hairdryer and guest bathroom amenities but for added comfort why not book one of their suites which include added luxuries like state of the art coffee machines and relaxing couches and armchairs.

Clybaun Rd, Knocknacarra, Galway // More Here


The Residence

The Residence Hotel

This boutique hotel is located on the bustling Quay Street, surrounded by some of the best cafe’s, bars and restaurants in the city. Staying in amongst the medieval buildings and cobbled streets of Galway’s Latin Quarter is a perfect way to immerse yourself in the culture and history of Galway. With 20 unique and modern rooms containing luxurious facilities like the 40” Sony Bavaria Smart Televisions, that you can connect your Netflix account, your stay in The Residence Hotel is sure to be an enjoyable one. They offer double, twin and triple rooms stylishly decorated with modern art from only €84 per night. Also home to one of the trendiest bars in the area,1520 bar just next door to the hotel offers great evening entertainment and on Friday and Saturday has some of Ireland’s best DJ’s playing.

14 Quay St, Galway // More Here



Menlo Park Hotel

This homely hotel has 81 guest rooms and you can choose from their classic rooms or for a bit of extra comfort, their Deluxe and Superior King rooms are available. The Superior King rooms have a luxurious feel with custom stitched fabrics, lavish textured wallpapers and Laura Ashley carpets and added extra touches like bathrobes and slippers, mineral water and luxurious chocolates. The hotel also has brand new suites that come with a luxurious bathroom with a rainfall shower, freestanding bath and top of the range Algotherm Toileteries. Try some of the creative dishes that Bia Beo Restaurant has to offer, a particularly great venue for hosting your families special occasions, with great set menus available. The Bar and Bistro at Menlo is a favourite with locals, with great value meals and drinks, there’s a great ambience all day long.

Headford Rd, Galway // More Here



Maldron Hotel Galway

If your planning a family trip to Galway to remember the Maldron Hotel is the perfect if your travelling with little ones as they have their Crafy Kids Club running every night of the school holidays! They also have an outdoor play area, kids swimming pool and a games room so they’ll never want to leave. Adults will love the Maldron hotel just as much with a great hotel leisure centre including a 20m swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and fully equipped gym. The rooms are stylishly decorated and spacious,offering great options for families and also corporate guests. Upgrade to an executive room for a little extra luxury and enjoy fluffy bathrobes, slippers, delicious chocolates and fresh still and sparkling water in your room.

Carrowmoneash, Oranmore, Galway // More Here


Oranmore Lodge

Oranmore Lodge Hotel

Developed from an 1850s manor house, this 4 star hotel in Oranmore has a luxurious and classy feel — yet the service and atmosphere are homely and relaxing.
With a full leisure centre, gymnasium and spa treatments available the Oranmore Lodge Hotel is the perfect place to treat yourself or a loved one to a break. Reserve a table in the Hunt Room Restaurant, where the intimate setting means fast and attentive service, or enjoy the casual dining in the  the bar which regularly has live entertainment. The standard and superior rooms are all stylishly decorated and have all the facilities you need to enjoy your stay but if you feel like treating yourself to a little extra luxury, their executive rooms offer added facilities for further comfort like a king size bed, leather sofa, feature fireplace, 42″ LCD TV, DVD Player, surround sound, lighting dimmers, heating control and luxurious controls.

Carrowmoneash, Oranmore, Co. Galway // More Here


The Galmont Hotel and Spa

The Galmont Hotel and Spa

The Galmont Hotel and Spa is a premier hotel located in the city center and contains 262 ensuite guest rooms. Whatever your needs The Galmont has a room for you from their classic rooms with cotton linens, goose down duvet and oversized pillows to their Penthouse suite, complete with a kitchen, dining room, office, lounge area, separate bedroom and spacious bathroom. The Executive rooms at the Galmont boast a private terrace with views of Lough Atalia or view of Galway City as well as a host of other amenities.The Junior and Deluxe suites offer a separate lounge and dining area, with an office area and kitchenette, if you’re looking for a little extra space. The Spirit One Spa, winner of Resident Spa of the year award at the RSVP Spa Awards, is a luxurious retreat nestled underground at the Galmont Hotel. They offer treatments and services using premium products from Elemis, Fuschia Make-Up, Lindi Skin and Max Benjamin. Why not enjoy one of their half or full day packages, to leave your stay at The Galmont feeling fully rejuvenated!

Lough Atalia Rd, Galway // More Here



Clayton Hotel

This award winning hotel offers a range of rooms and suites, modernly decorated with comfort in mind. With a floor of executive suites, relax in style in your luxurious king sized bed with a pillow topped mattress and crisp, white duvets. Enjoy the separate living area with contemporary furniture, mini fridge, bathrobes and slippers as well as the immaculate marble bathrooms. You’ll be spoiled for choice with the dining options available like the renowned Tribes Restaurant, where a team of excellent chefs create contemporary Irish and international dishes, perfect for romantic meals or family celebrations. Start you day off right with Vitality breakfast, The Coffee Dock in the hotel lobby is the perfect place to grab a quick bite and enjoy a cup of coffee and kick back with a few drinks at the Enclosure Bar and Bistro.

Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway // More Here

House Hotel

The House Hotel

Located in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quater, The House Hotel has luxurious boutique rooms all uniquely designed with bespoke furnishings and bright palates. Even the standard rooms at the House Hotel have a luxurious feel with  crisp white linen; Italian designed and accessorized en-suites with rain forest shower. The Deluxe and Super Deluxe rooms offer extra comfort and space. The House Suite is perfect  for celebrating a special occasion with an even more luxurious feel, a separate lounge area and a private balcony. The House cocktail bar is renowned in Galway for its’ fabulous cocktails. Live the life of Riley during your stay and treat yourself to one of their afternoon teas which includes a Gin Afternoon Tea option!

Spanish Parade, Galway // More Here


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