Galway

 

Galway, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Ireland, is located on the west-central coast of the country.

The city is sometimes called the cultural center of Ireland, for its vibrant lifestyle and nightlife, as well as its many festivals, celebrations and events.

While Galway is short on traditional travel attractions, its most genuine experience is its charming, pedestrian-friendly streets, its numerous pubs and cafes, and the many events that fill its calendar.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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Almara House

Almara House is situated in Galway, 1.1 km from Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre and 2.2 km from Galway Greyhound Stadium. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 133 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$52

 
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Abbey Court Apartments

Located in Galway, Abbey Court Apartments is 100 metres from St. Nicholas Collegiate Church. Eyre Square is 300 metres from the property. Free WiFi is featured . All units have a seating and dining area. Average score from 209 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$139

 
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Dominick Street Apartments

Offering a terrace, Dominick Street Apartments is located in Galway. St. Nicholas Collegiate Church is 400 metres away. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Accessed by stairs only, the accommodation comes with a satellite flat-screen TV. Average score from 470 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$53

 
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Budget Apartments Galway

Offering free WiFi and a terrace, Budget Apartments Galway is located 1.1 km from Galway train station and Eyre Square. The apartments offer free WiFi on site. Accessed by stairs only, the accommodation has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$75

 
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Sunrise Lodge B&B

With a beautiful location overlooking Galway Bay, Sunrise Lodge is a family-run B&B on the Salthill Promenade, just a short walk from Galway city centre. Average score from 816 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$84 - $133

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Roaring Water

Roaring Water

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Roaring Water offers pet-friendly accommodation 6 km from Galway. Free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$75

$759.5
First Green Bed and Breakfast

First Green Bed and Breakfast

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, The Green bed and breakfast offers accommodation in Galway, 15.9 km from Galway City. Free private parking is available on site. Views of the sea, garden or city are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 69 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$64

 
$649.4
Sunrise Lodge B&B

Sunrise Lodge B&B

With a beautiful location overlooking Galway Bay, Sunrise Lodge is a family-run B&B on the Salthill Promenade, just a short walk from Galway city centre. Average score from 816 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$84 - $133

 
$849.2
Claremount House B&B

Claremount House B&B

Overlooking Galway Bay, this bed and breakfast boasts bright, luxurious decor and fresh breakfasts cooked to order. With free parking, Claremount House is situated next to Salthill beach and promenade. Average score from 206 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$85 - $92

 
$859.2
Park House Hotel

Park House Hotel

In central Galway, the Park House Hotel blends the warmth and personality of a boutique hotel with 4-star luxury. It offers an award-winning restaurant and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 28 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$105 - $212

 
$1059.1
Salthill Hotel

Salthill Hotel

Overlooking the famous Salthill Promenade, Galway Bay and the Clare Hills, this elegant hotel features a 25-metre swimming pool, a whirlpool, and a large gym. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$67 - $1086

 
$678.9
Galway Luxury Sea View Apartments

Galway Luxury Sea View Apartments

Offering free WiFi and a terrace, Galway Luxury Sea View Apartments is situated in Galway, 500 metres from Eyre Square. St. Nicholas Collegiate Church is 500 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$96

 
$968.9
Abacus Guesthouse

Abacus Guesthouse

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Abacus Guesthouse is situated in Galway, 200 metres from Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$64

 
$648.7
The Western Citypoint Apartments

The Western Citypoint Apartments

Each of these brand-new city-centre apartments has great views and a great location close to Eyre Square, above Galway's newest shopping centre, The Citypoint. The property offers free valet underground parking for one vehicle per apartment. Average score from 754 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$85 - $490

 
$858.7
Jurys Inn Galway

Jurys Inn Galway

Overlooking Galway Bay and situated on Quay Street, Jurys Inn Galway is a 2-minute walk from St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church. It offers a restaurant and a 24-hour reception. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$86 - $233

 
$868.7
Clayton Hotel Galway

Clayton Hotel Galway

This contemporary hotel with leisure facilities, free parking and free internet access is opposite the racecourse, close to Galway city and just 2 km from Galway Airport. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$79 - $244

 
$798.6
The House Hotel

The House Hotel

In Galway’s historic Latin Quarter, The House is an elegant, 4-star hotel just off Quay Square and the Spanish Arch. It offers air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and cocktail bar. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$95 - $352

 
$958.6
Athena Guest House

Athena Guest House

Situated 1.3 km from National University of Galway in Galway, Athena Guest House features free WiFi access and free private parking. Every room is equipped with a TV with cable channels. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$75

$758.5
Imperial Hotel Galway

Imperial Hotel Galway

At Eyre Square, the warm and comfortable Imperial Hotel in Galway city centre is close to Galway University NUIG and the bus and railway station. All rooms are spacious and bright, with modern cherry-wood furniture and a contemporary decor. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$68 - $319

 
$688.4
Seashore Lodge Guesthouse

Seashore Lodge Guesthouse

Near Salthill Promenade and Galway Golf Club, this guest house offers scenic views of the bay and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Galway city centre is only 5 minutes' drive away. Average score from 197 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$96 - $107

 
$968.2
Atlantic View B&B

Atlantic View B&B

A short walk from historic Galway, Atlantic View House overlooks the beach of Galway Bay and has spectacular views of the Aran Islands and the Burren Mountains. The guest house has a large sun balcony and free Wi-Fi internet. Average score from 473 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$64 - $256

 
$648.1
Budget Apartments Galway

Budget Apartments Galway

Offering free WiFi and a terrace, Budget Apartments Galway is located 1.1 km from Galway train station and Eyre Square. The apartments offer free WiFi on site. Accessed by stairs only, the accommodation has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$75

 
$757.9

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Cultural
Nightlife
While music is an important component of Galway’s nightlife, the city has over 50 event venues. These include dance organizations, festival companies, theaters companies, etc. Check local free paper, the Galway Advertise, for up to date info on cultural events.
Music
Galway has a vibrant and varied musical scene. As in most Irish cities traditional music is popular and is kept alive in pubs and by street performers. Traditional and contemporary music can be heard at numerous locations around the city.
Also of Interest:
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