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The Connacht Hotel, Galway

3-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.
Dublin RoadGalwayGalwayIrelandGreat location! See map

Family hotel with 2 indoor pools, near St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.2
Great pool
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
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The Connacht Hotel, Galway

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  • Superior Quadruple Room
  • Classic Quadruple Room

About The Connacht Hotel, Galway

Relaxed Galway hotel with pool close to Ballyloughane Strand

East of Galway City

The Connacht Hotel is on Dublin Road, a 10-minute drive east of Galway city center and just over an hour's transfer from Ireland West Airport Knock. It's right across the street from the waters of Lough Atalia, and 10 minutes by car to the beaches of Ballyloughane Strand.

Galway's theaters

Galway city is considered the Arts capital of Ireland, and you can enjoy theater companies such as Macnas and The Druid, or street performers on Eyre Square. A 15-minute drive away is The Claddagh, home of traditional golden Irish rings, and the charming seaside town of Salthill.

Seasonal, local dishes

Having been built up from a family-run business, The Connacht Hotel retains its charm while boasting a gym, and a large indoor pool. Rueben's Restaurant bases its seasonal menu on local produce, and you can park free before enjoying a beer or cocktail at Bar Solo.

Kitchenettes and WiFi

The 338 elegant guestrooms, and suites with kitchenettes, are modern with free WiFi throughout and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Safes are provided to keep your valuables secure, and you can use the coffeemaker to make a nice drink after soaking in a large bathtub.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 368 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Children's club *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Number of indoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator/lift
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Ruebens Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Connacht Hotel, Galway’s small print

Also known as

  • Connacht Galway
  • Connacht Hotel
  • Connacht Hotel Galway
  • Hotel Connacht


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.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: EUR 50.00 per stay

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 11.95 for adults and EUR 5.00 for children (approximately)

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Connacht Hotel, Galway


  • South Park - 40 min walk
  • St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church - 32 min walk
  • Galway Cathedral - 35 min walk
  • Galway City Museum - 35 min walk
  • Spanish Arch - 35 min walk
  • Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre - 3 min walk
  • Galway Greyhound Stadium - 15 min walk
  • Royal Tara China Visitor Center - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Galway Station - 26 min walk
  • Athenry Station - 19 min drive
  • Ardrahan Station - 25 min drive
  • Free self parking

The Connacht Hotel, Galway

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