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County Galway Hotels

County Galway is one of the most-visited counties in Ireland.

Galway has a wide range of attractions, including excellent shopping in Galway City  (the Galway Crystal factory is there), fishing on the Shannon River and strolling the rocky shores in Connemara .

And speaking of fishing, Ballynahinch Castle is famous for fly fishing.

This castle was home to Humanitarian Dick, the person responsible for establishing the SPCA (the first society set up to protect animals, now known as the RSPCA).

And, if it's oysters you want, the plump beauties in Oranmore will satisfy even the most hearty oyster eater.

One of the most visited towns in Galway is Clifden with a fine selection of quality hotels.

County Galway stretches from Ireland's only fjord in the north to the Burren in the south. The variety of landscape makes Galway one of Ireland's most beautiful counties.

When driving in Connemara , please be careful of the sheep. They roam freely across the landscape and you are likely to find them on the road.

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Strongfort Mill - Self Catering

Strongfort Mill is situated beside a tranquil river in a peaceful rustic setting but only twenty minutes from the hustle and bustle of Galway City.

This adorable mill is very popular, especially with continental visitors in search of the "real Ireland."

Sleeps four to six people in quiet comfort.

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Tel: 00 353 91 846283
Mobile: 00353 87 247 2809  

Ballynahinch Castle

As one of the premier luxury Castle Hotels in Ireland, Ballynahinch Castle is located at the heart of the Ballynahinch Estate at Connemara, Galway.

Comprising of 450 acres of beautiful woodlands, gardens, lakes and rivers, this sporting country estate offers a secluded retreat of peace for any visitor.

Ballynahinch Castle and Connemara both offer a wealth of activities and pursuits.

Whether you're looking for a relaxing vacation in Ireland or an active hotel break in the West, there is something to suit everybody no matter what pace you prefer.

Pony trekking, hill walking, cycling, golfing and shooting are all close at hand. Please contact reception who can organise pony trekking on the beach or contact the walking centre for guided walks through the Twelve Bens.

Imperial HotelImperial Hotel
Galway City

Located in the heart of Galway City and the closest Hotel to Galway University NUIG, the Imperial Hotel Galway City 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 Imperial Hotel Galway City enjoys close proximity to the bus and railway station, only 3 minutes walk away.

A taxi rank is just outside the door and all main bus routes leave from Eyre Square.

Newly refurbished, the Imperial Hotel Galway City is the height of modern comfort. Every care has been taken to ensure guests feel right at home.

Days Inn, GalwayConnacht Hotel
Dublin Road
Galway City

Situated just five minutes drive from Eyre Square, Connacht Hotel offers a perfect location for the corporate and leisure guest.

Its location is ideal to explore all the attractions of Galway, including The Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Eyre Square, the Spanish Arch, the Galway race Courses, the Aran islands, Portumna castle and Coole Park.

The Leisure Club at Connacht Hotel is spacious and elegant with unrivalled facilities and a team of friendly, professional staff on hand to advise and assist.

The Facilities on offer include: 20 meter indoor heated swimming pool (2,500 sq ft) Toddlers and children's pool, Therapeutic geyser pool and lounger pool massage, Steam room & Sauna, extensive Gym fully equipped with top of the range Cybex equipment and Aerobics studio.

Corrib Haven Guesthouse, GalwayCorrib Haven Guesthouse

Location: Corrib Haven's motto is quality hospitality for discerning people. AA Selected 4 diamond.

It is purpose built, located in Galway City on the N59 leading to Connemara. Convenient to city centre, good restaurants, nightly entertainment. 20 minutes drive from Galway Airport.

Situated close to NUI Galway and hospital.

Connemara Coast HotelConnemara Coast Hotel

The Connemara Coast Hotel enjoys one of the most breathtaking locations in Ireland. Perched overlooking Galway Bay yet just ten minutes from the Galway City.

With extensive grounds that sweep right down to the shores of Galway Bay and panoramic views across the Bay, the Burren and in the distance, the Aran Islands, this is the ideal place for that special break.

Abbeyglen Castle

Located on the aptly named Sky Road, overlooking Clifden, Abbeyglen's turrets and battlements blend well with the Connemara countryside.

From its commanding position overlooking the village of Clifden, Abbeyglen Castle is at the head of a magnificent bay against the mountainous backdrop of the Twelve Bens.

Anno Santo Hotel, GalwayAnno Santo Hotel

The Anno Santo Hotel is located in Threadneedle Road, Salthill, Galway.

Just minutes from Galway's bustling medieval city centre, the costal resort of Salthill and the wild countryside of Connemara; the Anno Santo Hotel is the ideal base to realise the total Galway experience.

All outdoor activities are within easy reach of the hotel, including boating, fishing, horse-riding, hiking, and of course, all the excitement of a seaside resort.

Ard Einne GuesthouseArd Einne Guesthouse
Inis Mor - Aran Islands

Ard Einne is a 3 star guesthouse, providing stylish, tasteful and comfortable accommodation.

Primarily a family business, they hope to share their local knowledge of the most interesting and breathtaking parts of the islands to visit, while making guests feel welcome to Inismor, the largest of the Aran islands.

Ard Einne guesthouse is located 200m from Inis Mor Air Strip and 2 km from Kilronan Ferry Port.

The guesthouse overlooks its own beach and is within walking distance of quiet coves, pre-historic monuments and monastic sites.

The Island's exotic flora, birds and wildlife can be explored from the nearby rough cliffs that plunge into the Atlantic Ocean.

Ard Ri House

The 53, Ard Ri House hotel bedrooms have been styled with the modern guest in mind.

Finished to a high specification with guest's comfort the paramount priority, richly textured fabrics are all blended to provide an ambience of calm relaxation for you to enjoy .

Relax in the contemporary and pleasant ambience of the Kiltevna restaurant.

The chef's brigade will offer food for you which is a fusion of classical and modern cuisine infused with flavour and presented with passion.

Ardilaun House Hotel, GalwayArdilaun House Hotel 
Taylors Hill

The Ardilaun Hotel is situated in Taylors Hill which is close to Salthill and Galway City centre.

The Promenade and Blue Flag beach of Salthill are within walking distance, perfect for that relaxing evening stroll. Galway city is a young and buzzing city and is famed for its many annual festivals - the Arts Festival, the excitement of Galway Race Week and the Galway Oyster Festival.

Byrnes Mal Dua House, ClifdenByrne Mal Dua House
Emerald Award 2004

Nestling in the heart of Connemara, Byrne Mal Dua House is situated 1km from the town of Clifden and offers service in a peaceful atmosphere and pleasant surroundings. many outdoor activities available including horse riding, hiking, fishing, and visits to the Aran Islands (20 minutes by ferry).

Byrne Mal Dua House is a 4 Star property. Offering a unique and relaxing retreat for those seeking superior guest comfort and personalised service in elegant surroundings.

It is all that one expects of a private hotel including award winning dining, a comfortable lounge, laundry service and fine wines.

Clifden Station House, GalwayClifden Station House

Clifden, the heart of Connemara is a perfect point from which to visit the wild coast of the West of Ireland. Clifden boasts all year round charm and a truly welcoming atmosphere.

Celebrate in style at many significant events - the Connemara Pony show in August, Clifden Arts Week in September and the Clifden Pony Sales in October and the Ballyconneely Golf Classic to mention but a few.

The Clifden Station House Hotel is in a prime location for you to holiday and take in Connemara.

Whatever your interests, you can choose from hill walking, climbing, horse riding, trekking, golf at Ballyconneely, water sports, river/lake or sea fishing and cruises to Inishbofin, the Aran Islands or from Killary Harbour (all within 30 minutes from the hotel). Connemara Gateway Hotel, GalwayConnemara Gateway Hotel

This privately owned hotel offers 62 ensuite bedrooms, 2 bright spacious meeting rooms, a swimming pool, sauna, mini-gym and extensive free parking.

The hotel is renowned for its friendly and courteous staff. Quality and standards are of the highest order to ensure that you, the guests, are awarded with that unique hospitality and expertise that is so much part of the West of Ireland experience.

The staff look forward to making your stay with them an enjoyable one. Guests can also enjoy the comfort of our residents lounge and avail of extensive free parking within the grounds of the hotel.

Corralea Court Hotel , GalwayCorralea Court Hotel 

The Corralea Court Hotel is a stylish 3 star property located in the heart of Tuam, just a short drive form Galway city.

Being recently renovated the Corralea Court Hotel offers tastefully designed en-suite guestrooms fully equipped with up-to-date amenities.

The town of Tuam is a charming, historic location for this hotel, with it's origins dating back to the 6th century, and it's two historic Cathedrals.

The town is also very well located to explore all the attractions of Galway county, Connemara, the West coast of Galway, and Galway city.

Flannerys Hotel Flannerys Hotel
Dublin Road
Galway City

Flannery's Hotel is long established in Galway as a hotel offering luxury and style within relaxed surroundings.

A welcome choice for the business traveller or leisure guest alike, staff at Flannery's Hotel invite you to sample comfort, a genuinely caring & professional service & top class hospitality that will ensure a memorable stay.

Galway is Ireland's 4th largest and most vibrant city and is renowned for its cultural festivals, exciting social scene and extensive shopping. Galway and the West of Ireland represents the very best to those who appreciate and revel in the fun and adventure of life outdoors.

Within easy reach of the hotel, guests may enjoy a range of popular sports from golfing, horse-riding, fishing, sailing, wind surfing & karting to hill walking, swimming, cycling & tennis.

Foyles Hotel, ClifdenFoyles Hotel

Connemara's longest established hotel, situated in the picturesque town of Clifden, has been owned and managed by the Foyle family for nearly a century.

This impressive building, which has played host to many famous personalities over the years, has recently been redesigned to the highest modern standards, yet retains much of its old charm and atmosphere.

Connemara is becoming the premier location for activity holidays with it's unique and diverse landscape, ideal for walking, cycling, and hiking.

This is the ideal family holiday location.

Foyles Hotel is the ideal central point from which to explore Connemara and enjoy the many amenities it has to offer.

The 18-hole championship golf course is 15 minutes drive from the hotel, with a beautiful sandy beach running alongside the course. Deep sea fishing is available from Clifden Harbour and arrangements can be made for fresh water fishing and also for horse riding.

Galway Harbour Hotel, GalwayGalway Harbour Hotel
Galway City

A warm and friendly welcome to the Harbour Hotel.

Awaiting you is an exciting contemporary hotel where you will experience high service harmonized with style and attitude.

Ideally situated on the city's waterfront area this modern retreat welcomes all guests with its open plan European styling and comfortable surroundings matched with professional personal service.

There is a multitude of things to enjoy and places to visit from exploring the rugged landscape of the West of Ireland to the vibrant nightlife of this booming cosmopolitan city.

Harbour Hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Galway adjacent to the City's waterfront area.

Kelly House B&BKelly House B&B
Inis Mor - Aran Islands

Situated in a natural environment of Green fields, with a panoramic view of Galway Bay, Connemara and Clare Coastline, this lovely cottage offers a quiet scenic area close to all amenities and beaches.

Ideal location for walking and cycling.

Breakfast menu. Guest TV room. Failte Ui Ceallaigh Romhat.!

099 61259

Menlo Park Hotel, GalwayMenlo Park Hotel
Headford Road

Galway City

Galway city, the cultural capital of the west has endless holiday opportunities with a host of entertainment and leisure facilities.

The city extends a warm welcome to visitors and offers a wide variety of restaurants and evening entertainment.

Galway County with its varied landscapes is an unforgettable experience. Visit rugged Connemara with its unique mountains, lakes, rivers and bogs, or take a trip to the beautiful Aran Islands on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

East Galway with its rich pastures, lush wooded areas and busy market towns provide a taste of country life with a failte for all.

Oranmore Lodge, GalwayOranmore Lodge

The Oranmore Lodge Hotel is situated in the picturesque village of Oranmore, nestling on the shores of Galway Bay and on the edge of Oyster Country, 8kms from Galway City - the vibrant capital of the West of Ireland, famous for its racing, arts and oyster festivals.

Oranmore, at a crossroads to all major routes - Galway, Dublin, Killarney and Sligo. It is ideally located for the visitor to stay while touring such beautiful places as the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, Aran Islands and Galway City.

Once you step over the threshold of this olde world house, formally the ancestral home of the Blake-Butler family, the emphasis throughout is on excellence.

Now owned by the O'Higgins family, the original house has been extended with the addition of 60 spacious new rooms.

The charm and character of the original house have been carefully replicated to achieve the elegance of by-gone days coupled with the comforts of the 21st century. The friendly and efficient staff of the hotel radiate a welcome and a warmth reminiscent of the old country houses of Ireland.

Ramada, GalwayRamada Encore

This new hotel in Oranmore Galway is situated just minutes from Galway City.

This is the perfect spot to visit the Burren, Connemara, Aran Islands and Galway. Galway airport is located only 5 km from the hotel. This location is also perfect for experiencing the city as well as Connemara, the Burren, and the famous Aran Islands.

Many activities such as hiking, horse-riding, fishing and sailing are available to you close to the hotel.

Renvyle House Hotel, GalwayRenvyle House Hotel


This is a romantic old country house, set in the wild splendour of Connemara, amid the magical beauty of sea, lake and mountains.

Many activities are on offer to the nature loving guest here, including angling, archaeology, championship golf, horse riding (on site in July & August), croquet, lawn bowls, hill walking on heather covered hills, mountain climbing, scuba diving and sea fishing as well as sun-bathing on the most pristine sandy beaches in Europe.

Turf fires and cosy lounges make you relax and feel at home.

Golf, tennis, horse riding, swimming, snooker, boating, fishing, archery and clay pigeon shooting are just some of the facilities that you will find at Renvyle House Wonderful walking and cycling routes throughout an area that hosts a vast National Park.

It is a unique hotel with an excellent location, a long and varied history and renowned for its food, service and entertainment.

Salthill Hotel, GalwaySalthill Hotel

With breath taking views of Galway Bay and the Clare Hills, enjoy a leisurely walk along the promenade or to nearby Galway City Centre, with its gourmet restaurants and cosy pubs.

As a location for your holiday, wedding reception or business conference, the hotel is synonymous with the highest quality of excellent cuisine, professional service and attention to detail.

There is much on offer in Salthill, stroll along the world famous Salthill promenade, the longest in Europe and breathe in the refreshing air.