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Get an overview of this hotelGalway hotel with pool, across from beachfront promenade

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

Overlooking Galway Bay

Directly facing Galway Bay, this hotel is across from the Salthill seaside promenade. The Galway Golf Club is adjacent. The Galway Atlantaquaria aquarium is 0.7 km away.

Award-winning dining

Dining highlights include the award-winning Lobster Pot restaurant and an Irish pub with live music. The health club offers an indoor pool, sauna, and gym. The hotel also features a day spa.

Premium bedding

Decorated in warm earth tones, guestrooms at Galway Bay Hotel feature premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, cable TV, and complimentary wired Internet access. Windows open to the fresh sea air.

Galway Bay Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Across from the promenade and beach, this hotel overlooks Galway Bay and the Clare Hills. The city center is a 5-minute drive away.

The Lobster Pot restaurant showcases fresh Irish seafood, including lobster. An Scadan Caoch, a traditional Irish pub, hosts live music on weekends. The Leather Lounge faces the bay. The hotel offers complimentary activities year-round, including cooking demonstrations, aqua-aerobics, book chats, and wine tastings.

The Leisure Center features a 15-meter indoor pool adjoined to a children's bubble pool, along with a sauna and gym. Open 7 days a week, the Calmer Waters Health & Beauty Salon is a seaside retreat offering a wide array of relaxing massages, beauty and spa treatments, including hydrating facials, manicures, luxurious body scrubs, make-up and tanning; guests should call ahead to secure an appointment.

A conservatory and a rooftop balcony provide superb views of the promenade and bay. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the public areas and conference facilities are available. Other amenities include a library and in-room dining.

During school holidays and bank holiday weekends, fully supervised Penguin Kids Activity Camp keeps young guests entertained. Professional babysitters can be arranged, subject to charges.

  • Library 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Children's club 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 153 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Lobster Pot - Contemporary Irish and international cuisine. Specialties: Irish lobster and other seafood, Irish beef and lamb. Extensive wine list.

Café Lido - Casual setting for sandwiches, soups, salads, and freshly baked desserts.

An Scadan Caoch - Convivial Irish pub with live entertainment weekends and some holidays. TVs broadcasting sports events.

Leather Lounge - Tranquil setting with views of the bay. Adjacent to main pub.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities include an indoor pool adjoined to a children's bubble pool, a health club, and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Thalassotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 25-35 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 25-35 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Galway Bay Hotel
  • Hotel Galway Bay

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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