Where to stay during your visit to Galway
Welcome to Galway – the city of the tribes! Renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and hospitality, we welcome you to this scenic stop along your Wild Atlantic Way journey.
Deciding on where to stay during your visit to Galway Bay Golf Resort? See below some of our favourite hotels within the city – only a short distance by car to the golf course.
The Connacht Hotel
Due to its prime location, The Connacht Hotel is your perfect accommodation choice when visiting Galway, for business or pleasure. A casual, relaxed hotel in a great location, easily accessible location just off the M6, M18 & M17. Perfect to explore Galway.
The Connacht Hotel boasts 349 bedrooms, suites and self-catering apartments. Catering for the long-term guests is their self-catering apartments. Their one and two bedroom apartments come fully equipped for your stay and are finished to a very high standard, with a comfortable living and dining area.
There is a choice of dining options in Bar Solo and Reubens Restaurant. Their onsite banqueting suite and event suites are perfect for special occasions and gala events.
The hotel offers free parking, free Wi-Fi as well as a taxi rank at the entrance and a regular bus route near the hotel with direct access to the city centre.
Extensive Leisure Centre with 20m Swimming Pool
Active 24 Fitness – 24 hour Gym
Number of Bedrooms & Apartments: 349
Number of Meeting Rooms: 8
Meeting & Event Capacity: 2 – 180 guests
Driving time to Galway Bay: 14 minutes
HYDE Hotel (formerly The Forster Court Hotel) is a boutique hotel ideally situated for those travelling to Galway with its central location. Just a short walk from the train and bus stations in Galway and near the famous Eyre Square.
50 rooms of this city centre hotel were renovated in 2017 and most recently has seen an addition of 19 new bedrooms in 2022. Each room comes with complimentary Wi-Fi so all guests can enjoy the comforts of home during their stay. There are tea and coffee making facilities in each room as well as shower and bath combos in the bathroom. This superb Galway city location offers discounted parking rates at a nearby car park which is just a short stroll away from the lobby door.
HYDE Hotel is the ideal base if you plan to tour the West coast – the Wild Atlantic Way is one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Galway is the only city on the route so where better to savour the amazing West of Ireland welcome. With a choice of newly refurbished, stylish bedrooms, the hotel is designed with muted and calming tones with the guest’s comfort in mind at all times.
You’ll also find their very own HYDE Bar located right beside the hotel. Elegant, stylish and refined – the award-winning bar and restaurant, HYDE Bar combines friendly and attentive service, a menu bursting with local flavours, killer cocktails and a chic-but-casual ambiance. Whether you’re a guest at the hotel or passing through Galway this is an ideal choice for their renowned brunch, an intimate dinner, lunch meeting with colleagues or a pour of one of the 450 Gins!
Number of Bedrooms: 69
Number of Event Spaces: 2
Meeting & Event Capacity: 2–80 guests
Driving Time to Galway Bay: 20 minutes
The Residence Hotel Galway is a contemporary, boutique hotel, located on the famous bustling Quay Street in the heart of Galway City. With just 20 bedrooms, each individually designed offering free Wi-Fi, Smart TV’s so you can stream Netflix and Spotify with ease, plus great coffee – with a Nespresso machine in every room.
The Residence Hotel is modern in design but perfectly in keeping with its historic surroundings and is part of the famous Latin Quarter, with a vibrant and eclectic mix of businesses, cafes, bars and restaurants on the doorstep.
Step out onto cobbled streets and soak up the arty and bohemian atmosphere that is Galway. You are sure to stumble upon buskers and musicians on the winding, pedestrian streets. The Latin Quarter is famous for its lively atmosphere, awash with brightly painted pubs, boutique shops and cafés. Tourists and locals alike flock to this area for the selection of award-winning restaurants and the traditional Irish Pubs which offer a variety of entertainment options. Included in this is their very own 1520 Bar, which offers great food served all day. Live music is also played every weekend from traditional Irish sessions to modern live bands.
Number of Bedrooms: 20
Number of Event Spaces: 1
Event Capacity: 2 – 60 guests
Driving Time to Galway Bay: 20 minutes