Imperial Hotel

3.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Galway City Centre with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Imperial Hotel

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Standard Triple Room | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Bar (on property)

Overview of Imperial Hotel

8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Eyre Square, Galway, Galway
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Vending machine
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

Standard Triple Room

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Single Room

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Double Room

  • 24 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Standard Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Galway City Centre
  • Eyre Square - 1 min drive
  • University Hospital Galway - 2 min drive
  • Quay Street - 3 min drive
  • National University of Ireland-Galway - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Galway Station - 3 min walk
  • Athenry Station - 17 min drive
  • Craughwell Station - 20 min drive


  • The Skeff Bar - 1 min walk
  • Supermac's - 3 min walk
  • O'Connell's - 3 min walk
  • Pascal Coffee House - 2 min walk
  • Butlers Chocolate Café - 2 min walk

About this property

Imperial Hotel

Located near a train station, Imperial Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Galway. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Bar and Grill, which serves lunch and dinner.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 80 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Off-site parking within 1312 ft (EUR 8.00 per day); discounts available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi


  • In-room safe

Special features


Bar and Grill – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies


  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 8.00 per day (1312 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Imperial Galway
Imperial Hotel Galway
Imperial Hotel Hotel
Imperial Hotel Galway
Imperial Hotel Hotel Galway

Frequently asked questions

Does Imperial Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Imperial Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Imperial Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Imperial Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Imperial Hotel?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Imperial Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Imperial Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Claudes Casino (4-min drive) and Caesar's Palace (4-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Imperial Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and practise your swing at the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near Imperial Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Bar and Grill.
What's the area around Imperial Hotel like?
Imperial Hotel is in Galway City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from Galway Station and 2 minutes' walk from Eyre Square.



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10/10 Exceptional

Rick, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good location but older hotel
Hotel is in a good location due to closeness to Temple Bar area. Check in was a bit chaotic. Rooms are small, old, and no A/C. But that is expected in Europe.
Lynne, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

At first given a room that someone had been smoking in. Asked are another room as my wife is allergic to smoke. Given room 230. We were in Europe for 6 weeks. This is by far the best room we stayed in. I want to thank the Manager for making our stay in Galway one of the best destinations on our trip!
Gary, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The hotel is convenient
Erich, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Douglas, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Thomas, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Galway vacation at Imperial Hotel
Comfortable beds. Clean hotel. Looks small from outside but quite big on the inside. Very good location. Very close and walkable to train and bus stations, harbor, historic area and plenty of food joints and shopping. No need for a vehicle to get about town.
Daric, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This hotel was in a great location with very friendly staff. Our room was a little older but spacious with newer bathroom and comfortable bed. We had breakfast downstairs one morning and food was good. We had a nice 2 night stay.
Shandra, 2-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Hmmm…if you’re looking for a hotel that is purely for convenience, this hotel is great for that. It’s centrally located in Galway so ideal if you want to be in the heart of the city. Otherwise this hotel was probably one of the worse I’ve ever been to in terms of cleanliness. Once I walked into my room I was hit with a instant smell of what smelt like burnt bolognese, cheese and smoke - it was disgusting. Thankfully over time I got nose blind to it haha rooms didn’t have enough towels, bathroom sink was clogging - not a good first impression. Hotel also has a very dated look - almost motel vibes. I was super disappointed given the reviews I saw and high rating. Would not be going back here!
Arista, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The rating is kind of low due to the conditions of the hotel. When you flush the toilet, it smells like sewage. The decor, carpet, etc is very dated and dingy. But the location is A . Couldn’t ask for much better. If the hotel was renovated, it would be significantly better.
Megan, 3-night trip with friends
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