A Guide to the Best Places to Stay in Galway

Updated On: May 09, 2022

Places to Stay in Galway

Ever wondered what the best places to stay in Galway are? This is what we’re about to dive into!

Places to Stay in Galway

One of the best places you can visit in Ireland is the mesmerising Galway, a place that will quickly capture your heart. Galway is the gift that everyone deserves to experience, where you’ll get the best of authentic Ireland and traditional Irish culture all in one great place.

Galway is a modern city offering a lively and inviting atmosphere with so much to see and do while you are here. But of course, you’ll need to find a great place to stay while you are visiting. Well, you don’t need to look far, as ConnollyCove will take you through a guide on the best places to stay in Galway, to help make your experience in this beautiful part of Ireland that bit more special.

Places to Stay in Galway

  • Oranhill Lodge Bed and Breakfast:

First up on ConnollyCove’s Guide to the best places to stay in Galway is this lovely B&B, a short 10-minute drive to Galway City. At Oranhill Lodge you will feel at home within this family-run B&B, as soon as you arrive you’ll be captured by this stunning guesthouse with its eye-catching red bricks.

Once inside you will feel the cosy and welcoming environment offering you a pleasant stay in Galway. The bedrooms at Oranhill Lodge are modernly decorated to give you that home away from home feel. You’ll find bright colours and spacious rooms that invite you to unwind after exploring around Galway. With a variety of single, twin, queen, and triple rooms available and you can even enjoy a freshly cooked Irish breakfast, to set you up for your day ahead while staying here.

Oranhill Lodge B&B has also been named a ‘Travellers Choice’ by Tripadvisor for 2018 which recognises the best places to stay in the country.

  • The Nest Boutique Hostel:

Coming to Galway on a budget, then fear not, as this is the perfect place for you to stay during your time here. The Nest Boutique Hostel is one of those unique places to stay in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way. This place offers alternative accommodation instead of hotels and B&B’s, offering something different to guests but while still providing the ultimate comfort.

Perfectly located two minutes from a variety of shops, bars, restaurants and the beach in the lovely Salthill village in Galway. This would be a great place for anyone travelling solo or with a group of people as the Nest Boutique offers dorm rooms to share with others.

The place has been created for those wishing to chill out after a day exploring, or where you can get to know other guest or relax with a book in the evenings. There is also a guest kitchen for you to make your own food at your leisure.

  •  The G Hotel

If you are looking for the perfect place to relax, then this hotel might just be the best place for you to stay in Galway. The G Hotel is a magnificent 5-star hotel and spa, where you’ll be pampered like a queen or king while here. As well as being perfectly centred in Galway City you can’t go wrong by choosing this place if you’re wanting a bit of luxury that you won’t quickly forget.

The G hotel has definitely become one of the most popular places to stay in Galway, especially for a romantic getaway. It is the only 5-star spa destination in all of Ireland, and will totally take you a world away as you relax and refresh within its state of the art spa facilities.

Not forgetting its amazing dining facilities that include a variety of delicious menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is home to one of the best restaurants in Galways: Resturant Gigi, where you can enjoy many scrumptious dishes created with the best of the local produce and ingredients.

  • Park House Hotel

Next on ConnollyCove’s guide to the best places to stay in Galway is the elegant four-star hotel located in the heart of Galway City. Since 1975, the Park House Hotel has been welcoming guests through its doors, over the years the place has gained a fantastic reputation for its brilliant accommodation, customer service and food provided here.

Just outside the hotel, you’ll have access to all the popular attractions in Galway City as everything is within walking distance, you’ll be greeted by natural beauty, culture and heritage on every corner.

Every room in the Park House Hotel offers guests a luxurious and spacious environment to soak up. All of the 99 rooms are smoke-free, include wifi, air-condition, premium bedding with a variety of three standard rooms to choose from; Superior, Delux or Junior Suites. The hotel restaurant has also been creating world-class dishes since the place first opened and guest can an enjoy an unforgettable dining experience.

The Park House Hotel is great for those looking for a place that is central as well as offering beautiful interior designs and friendly staff to help you with all your needs.

  • The Salthill Hotel

The last hotel on our list of great places to stay in Galway the beautiful Salthill Hotel that overlooks the mesmerising Galway Bay. If you’re searching for a place with magnificent scenic views then you can’t go wrong with this place. Salthill Hotel is considered one of Galway’s finest places to stay and is renown as a popular wedding venue.

This hotel boasts an impressive 161 deluxe bedrooms and suites with most rooms offering you those stunning ocean views. The Salthill Hotel is perfect for all, whether you’re coming to Galway for business, fun, relaxing or whatever it may be.

There are many great features at this hotel including its Ocean Fitness Centre that include an indoor pool, saunas, steam room and a whirlpool.

These are just a few of the places ConnollyCove recommend staying at while visiting Galway. Wherever you choose to stay, just know Galway will capture your heart and attention and you’ll be quickly planning a second trip back to the amazing part of Ireland.

Places to Stay in Galway

Let us know in the comments below where your favourite places to stay in Galway are and what you loved most about them.

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