A Room with a View: Scenic Stays in Galway

A Room with a View: Scenic Stays in Galway

Would you look at that?! Here are the best rooms with a view in Galway... because why save the stunning scenes for just the day-time adventures when you can get your fill of incredible sights from your accommodation too? There are just so many picturesque and Instagrammable places in Galway, it’d be a shame not to be gazing at them all day and all night. Read on to find the best places in Galway to book a vista like no other!

Slow Cabins

If you are in dire need of a change of scenery and a change of pace, a break away in Slow Cabins is exactly what you need! Their off-grid cabins are surrounded by nothing but silence, tranquility and endless nature. Located in the gorgeous grounds of the Burren Nature Sanctuary, every morning you will wake up to breathtaking views of the Kinvara countryside and spend your days enjoying a slower and more relaxed way of living.
Burren Nature Sanctuary, Cloonasee, Kinvara // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of Slow Cabins, by Gareth Laheen

Corrib House Guest Accommodation

Gorgeous city centre accommodation with stunning views of Salmon Weir from almost every window of the house, there's nowhere quite like Corrib House in all of Galway. These unrivalled sights of the River Corrib also often feature the iconic Corrib swans and a few photogenic herons. Bask in absolute luxury amongst the beauty of this historic 1830s Georgian townhouse and enjoy a Galway stay you’ll never forget. 
3 Waterside, Woodquay // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of Corrib House

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

Talk about a view fit for royalty! Sitting out on the balcony of room 72 in Abbeyglen Castle Hotel will introduce you to sights like no other. From the comforts of your 4 star hotel, look out across the bustling Clifden town, over the two historic churches and out onto the gorgeous greenery of the 12 Bens. Aptly located on Sky Road you really will wake up thinking you’re in heaven.
Sky Rd, Church Hill, Clifden, Connemara // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of Abbeyglen Castle Hotel 

The Galmont

For capturing those magical sunrises and sunsets, book into one of The Galmont’s Deluxe Seaview Rooms. Facing Lough Atalia, these rooms give you the opportunity to witness spectacular colours paint the skies over the lake. Unwind in incomparable comfort after a busy day exploring the city and catch the colours of golden hour as you enjoy a few cocktails from their spacious outdoor terrace.
Lough Atalia Road, Fairgreen // Book Here

above: The Galmont 

Galway Bay Sea View Apartments

They aren’t known as sea view apartments for nothing! From your private balcony at Galway Bay Seaview Apartments look out at unrivalled views of Galway Bay and the Clare Hills. They provide an idyllic break from everyday life and looking out over the bay you will really forget all your worries. With spectacular views guaranteed and all the comforts of home at hand, what more could you want?
The Promenade, Salthill // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of Galway Bay Sea View Apartments

Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate

One of Ireland's most majestic hotels, the luxurious suites at Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate provide stunning views of Lough Corrib and the Estate Grounds. Ideal for a countryside retreat, the Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate  have a range of rooms with views to die for. The spacious balcony of their presidential suite overlooks the entire Glenlo estate and the stunning shores of Lough Corrib - this view really is one in a million.
Kentfield, Bushypark // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate

Salthill Hotel

Merging 4 starred luxury with unforgettable sea views, Salthill Hotel is situated on the spectacular Salthill promenade with panoramic views of Galway Bay and the Clare Hills. Their signature seaview suites are the epitome of comfort and their late check out time give guests the chance to unwind in style whilst taking the stunning sights.
The Promenade // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of Salthill Hotel 

The Heron's Rest

Looking out on the Claddagh harbour, The Heron’s Rest offers the rare opportunity to stay at one of Galway’s most beloved locations - The Long Walk. With panoramic views of Galway Bay, enjoy your evening basking in sunshine and watching the vibrant Galway Hookers as they sail along the Long Walk. Your stay here will be filled with memorable moments and unforgettable sights.
16a The Long Walk // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of Heron's Rest 

The Hardiman

Right at the edge of Eyre Square, the views from The Hardiman radiate a true sense of the City of Tribes. In the elegance and comfort of the James Hardiman Suite, enjoy looking out through Victorian windows over a bustling Eyre Square. The renowned green is filled with its share of iconic statues and monuments and you’ll never get bored watching skaters test out their skills by the historic Browne Doorway.
Eyre Square // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of The Hardiman

Galway Bay Hotel

Right along Salthill’s famous Promenade, Galway Bay Hotel boasts breathtaking views of the beaches and beyond. If you’re unable to head off on a trip abroad, book yourself a beautiful suite here and enjoy a holiday looking out over Costa del Salthill. Take in all the wonderful sights of Salthill, from people walking their dogs along The Prom to sea swimmers taking the plunge from Blackrock Tower.
Salthill Road Lower, Salthill // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of Galway Bay Hotel 

Ben Lettery Hostel

Stunning accommodation in the midst of rural Connemara. If you want to fill your days with incomparable views and landscapes, Ben Lettery Hostel provides just that! Situated at the base of of the famous Ben Lettery mountains, this hostel also overlooks Ballynahinch lake. Additionally you'll be in good company with some local friendly sheep as neighbours, every stay at Ben Lettery hostel offers a true experience Connemara.
Connemara // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of Ben Lettery Hostel 

Aran Island Camping and Glamping

Wake up to the energizing sound of waves washing ashore at the idyllic Frenchman’s beach on Inishmore with Aran Island Camping and Glamping. Located on an island surrounded by gorgeous scenery, each stay with them is truly unique. From your cosy glamping pod, spend the day reconnecting with the natural beauty around you and experience the getaway of a lifetime.
Frenchman's Beach, Kilronan, Inishmore, Aran Island // Book Here

above: photo courtesy of Aran Island Camping and Glamping

Feature photo courtesy of Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate

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