The Connacht Hotel

Country: Ireland

City: Galway

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The Connacht Hotel Review

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by ado on Mar 2 2017 04:14

arrived home from hotel and i got online straight away booked a longer stay over the easter break in a few weeks time,,, the whole family really enjoyed everything about the hotel, staff are fab in every area of the hotel , the breakfast was just fab and the kids were delighted watching their pancakes freshly cooked in front of their little eyes. even the guests were fab. cant wait to get back down,,only five weeks to go woo hoo. thanks guys see you soon

by Mairsheen on Feb 14 2017 15:08

Lovely hotel. Room clean and comfy bed, staff friendly and helpful. My God, what a fantastic breakfast, such choice. Bus stop to city about a 5min walk from hotel. Very convenient. Would definately stay again.

by Ciana Kelly on Apr 25 2016 11:30

Cannot understand why this is not a 4 star hotel. Staff were fantastic, room was fantastic and breakfast was fantastic. Close to Galway city, I would highly recommend and I look forward to staying again

by Mike on Mar 31 2016 10:03

Excellent is the only word I can use for The Connacht Hotel. I attended with my family and spent two days one night in the hotel, very spacious rooms, kids loved the swimming pool which was warm and comfortable, breakfast and evening meal were delicious and the service was pretty fast despite the hotel being completely full. Definitely will be returning to The Connacht on our next visit to Galway.

by Henry reilly on Mar 27 2016 12:24

Great stay, the room, the pool, the gym, the kids club all good and the staff very friendly

by Mary on Mar 14 2016 22:11

Very happy with our stay in The Connacht hotel. Hotel staff, food and rooms very nice. Will visit again.

by Bernie on Feb 15 2016 20:50

Lovely hotel Nice friendly welcome. Good choice bar food Breakfast served until 11am Nice selection of fruit and breads Also served porridge Checked in around 230pm but heating did not come on until 8pm Room was little cold in afternoon v warm all night enjoyed stay def return

by BERNIE on Feb 2 2016 11:18

Seriously could not recommend this hotel enough. The venue, the food, the staff all fantastic, we will definitely be back!

by Anne on Feb 2 2016 11:07

Great hotel lovely helpful staff stayed there with my family & would highly recommend to anyone also very child friendly thank you connaught hotel!

by chloe on Feb 1 2016 13:32

nice place to stay, highly recommended

by Fidelma Hedigan on Jan 26 2016 11:46

We stayed on a 2 night break in the hotel for our 20th wedding anniversary, I e-mailed the hotel to ask for a warm quiet room and I was very surgprised with the result, they upgraded us to a suite, looking out over the garden, left a big bowl of fresh fruit, chocolates and a card in our room. I was very very happy with our stay, the breakfast was lovely, all the staff were so nice and helpful, the room was very warm, we went to the leisure centre and it was spotless, showers were hot and the changing rooms very clean. The hotel was very busy but we had no problem at night with noise. Overall we had a fabelous time and they made our anniversary break extra special. I would recommend this hotel to everyone, hopefully we will be back soon to have another break with them. 5 star rating. Fidelma

by Breda on Jan 26 2016 10:56

Great hotel with a good atmosphere.Staff very friendly and accommodating.

by on Jan 19 2016 20:03

Hi to all in the Connaught Hotel it was my husband and son recently stayed with ye my husband could not say a bad word about his stay he thought the from the resecepion to the bar staff food was just fantastic he's a great believer in the small things ie good morning / how are you today / etc cost nothing and its those small things which cost nothing make all the difference the one small thing was the 11/30 to vacat the room when the last breakfast is 11am so you have to vacate the room before you go to the 11am sitting as one would be under pressure to get back to get your stuff out but overall a great few days great staff great food definitely a 5 star kind regards Noel Hennessy

by Ann on Dec 15 2015 14:17

Great hotel we stay there every December and always have a fab time and staff are so nice and nothing is too much trouble for them will go again next year

by m on Dec 10 2015 11:43

The hotel is comfortable, although looking a little tired and in need of sprucing. The breakfast was of a good standard, the hotel was clean and the staff were excellent - would stay here again

by KC FAMILY on Dec 7 2015 11:42


by Laurels 8 on Dec 1 2015 12:12

Hotel staff were very welcoming quick and easy check in. We were a group of eight people , the bar area is divided into eating and no eating areas which was a bit awkward with 8 people, but we were accommodated in the restaurant. Rooms are pretty basic could do with adding a throw on the beds as per the photos on the advertisement running in the reception area. All in all a good stay food good and breakfast o k. All eight said they would return

by Lorraine on Dec 1 2015 11:25

I would recommend this hotel for a stay. I stayed with my family and the staff were lovely & friendly, there was a kids club which the kids enjoyed, breakfast was lovely. I could not fault this hotel in any way, very enjoyable stay.

by t on Nov 24 2015 15:17

nice clean hotel

by Frank Darrer on Nov 22 2015 20:11

Great visit where we overnighted. Great swim and gym facilities. Service by all staff was coureois and efficient. Would return again. 4stars

by Bernie Leitrim on Nov 16 2015 21:53

Lovely stay at Connacht Reception staff v helpful .Rooms v comfortable Loads of choice for breakfast Food ii bar v good not expensive Breakfast was served until 11am to avoid queue go before 10am. Bus to Eyre Sq across the road 1.80e Swimming pool excellent Jacuzzi Whirlpool Sauna well worth a visit Music in bar and place was packed great buzz about Def would return

by SM on Oct 13 2015 10:47

Great value! Clean and comfortable, great food, friendly staff, kids loved it.

by Donal Croghan on Aug 19 2015 12:54

Enjoyable stay at The Connacht. Very friendly and helpful lady on reception as we checked in. Lovely clean room. Great music in the bar on Sunday night and a lovely breakfast with a great selection of food. Overall 10 / 10.

by paul on May 6 2015 11:54

Chaotic, delays for sub standard breakfast,delays on checking out,generally not impressed,probably need more staff during peak times. Reception staff were very friendly cant fault them but were under pressure on check out. Breakfast needs to be reorganised to avoid delays.

by Claire on Apr 9 2015 11:44

Family friendly, nice rooms, very clean, no noise, lovely bar, great food, fantastic service, great pool, very well run kids club, unbeatable price. I would highly recommend this hotel for a night or two away

by Steve on Mar 30 2015 19:44

Great stay at the Connacht Hotel. The rooms were lovely and big. The only mark down is an old TV in the room and a little chipped paint in the bathroom from condensation. The bed was lovely but the best thing was the fantastic breakfast which was 5 star

by JOSullivan on Mar 9 2015 11:28

Had a one night stay at the Connacht Hotel, the staff were very nice and welcoming plus the rooms were very clean and the breakfast was very nice. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay.

by mary frances o connor on Mar 1 2015 23:21

19 feb 2015 a very spacious hotel wonderful friendly staff kids had a ball the best designed swimming pool for all the family kids club excellent choice of activities for all ages brillant location to eyre square lovely spacious room great food be definitely back thanks so much Mary frances

by John L on Feb 19 2015 11:20

Lovely Hotel , its huge, pool and gym are great, 5 mins drive out of town, (8 euro in a taxi). Will go back again

by Hannah on Feb 18 2015 00:26

I stayed with my family for the weekend. The girls were 16. They really enjoyed the leisure centre and swimming pool. They remarked how friendly and helpful the staff were. My husband and I thought the rooms were comfortable, clean and spacious. The girls at the reception desk were very obliging and helpful. We really enjoyed out stay and will definitely return to the hotel. The taxi service is excellent and the hotel is only 5mins away from Eyre Square.

by Sylvie on Feb 5 2015 16:10

The hotel location was good, with the regular bus service into Galway it was easy to commute there on an evening. Ideal place to stay if you are wanting to drive to other places such as Connemara National Park, which is well worth a visit. The hotel room was clean, very comfortable and lovely and warm for a good night sleep! The leisure facilities were average, pool was a good size but we felt it was unnecessary to ask customers to wear a swimming cap. The breakfast was nice, though the honey provided was watered down. The dinner in the restaurant was good value for money and tasty. The Thai Green Curry was delicious! Staff were friendly and helpful.

by Declan Hoare on Feb 2 2015 19:44

Room was clean and front line staff very friendly. However when we asked if we could get a pancake for our 4 year old who doesn't eat sausages etc, we were told that "Chef was too busy" which was disappointing in this day of age.

by pamela young on Jan 14 2015 15:56

Lovely hotel, rooms very comfortable. very friendly staff. We had her dinner there in the bar. Lovely bar/carvery. Will definitely stay again.

by sam on Oct 14 2014 22:38

had a great weekend in The Connacht hotel, room was lovely spacious & warm. Bed was really comfy.

by MM on Jul 20 2014 11:57

Delighted with our stay at the Connacht. Very we'll run hotel with great staff and service and facilities. Have stayed before and will return again,

by Mary-Clare Conneely on Jul 7 2014 19:02

We had a short stay at the Connaught arriving late to the hotel i.e.12.30 am but we were made very welcome by the staff on reception at that time,the rooms were super clean and comfortable .The breakfast was excellent as was value for money.Definitely recommend hotel all around.

by Polly on Jul 7 2014 11:36

**** Very comfortable beds and good size bedrooms. Staff very friendly and professional. Food very good.Great entertainment in bar. Bar staff very friendly.

by Mark Parle on Jul 6 2014 20:06

Very enjoyable stay, nice room and welcoming staff. Would stay again.

by Tarahillharrier on Jun 22 2014 11:01

We had no difficulties with this hotel. very efficient on check in, good sized rooms well laid out, staff excellent, plenty of car parking, buffet breakfast well stocked with a large selection, Just one complaint - there was no iron/ironing board in our room, may have been available from reception, didn't enquire, but for guests travelling through this is an essential item, otherwise an excellent hotel and would have no problem going there again (but I will bring my own iron)

by Maria on Jun 13 2014 16:22

Have just stayed 2 nights with my husband for a break. Really enjoyed it .Leisure centre top class. Great choice of food for breakfast except the juices from juice machine could only be described as water. Jugs of real orange juice would be way better. Bar lovely great atmosphere with loads of space. Staff very friendly. When I asked we got an upgrade which was lovely and spacious with little kitchen. Already had stayed at Christmas time with my 3 friends to go shopping ,that is why I came back. On that occasion when we arrived in the morning we had fabulous scones in the bar area before we headed into the city. Great bus schedule from outside hotel.

by Anna on May 29 2014 10:30

This hotel is great for families, it is clean, spacious and the d├ęcor in the bar is fab. We went on a family break, the children loved the kiddies pool and the bubble pool. The bar served food all day and the restaurant food was top quality. The Staff were very helpful and friendly. It is a short walk into Galway city and very close to a cinema. We really enjoyed our stay and we will be back.

by bren on May 7 2014 22:33

We had excellent room. The Kids club was super and gym/swimming pool were very good too. Stayed in this hotel 17 yrs ago and can only say it has imporved imensely since.

by big d on Apr 29 2014 12:36

great location,parking and facilities. fine bar and leisure center. highly recommended

by Anita on Apr 23 2014 15:19

Very pleased with our stay at The Connacht Hotel. Our Family Room was a very decent size, the staff very friendly, the swimming pool was lovely, my holistic treatment was perfect. The food was okay, with a decent children's menu. Kids' club looked great, although our children didn't partake. The hotel was busy and lively but felt relaxed at the same time. There were queues for breakfast - we had ours in our room on the second morning. All in all, we were very happy and would definitely stay there again.

by Amanda on Apr 21 2014 13:36

Staff were lovely and very accommodating. Was slightly disappointed with the 3:30 check in and 11:30 check out. You've hardly any time in the hotel at all. The rooms were small. We booked a family room, but what we got was a double room with a camp bed put in so it was cramped. It shouldn't be advertised as a family room when it's not a family room. The bar food was lovely and there was a good variety of food for breakfast. Finding the leisure club was fun, it's a good bit away and badly sign posted. There were two or three locked doors with leisure club written on them. We found it eventually. Pool was great size and kids loved it. Stayed in better hotels. I wouldn't go back.

by Sinead on Apr 16 2014 11:42

Room nice, staff extremely pleasant. Food very average. Unfortunately fire alarm went off in the middle of the night, but staff extremely apologetic the following day and offered to upgrade for next visit. Would definitely consider staying again, but would eat elsewhere.

by reviewer13318242 on Apr 14 2014 15:10

staff very friendly and helpful and the pool was great

by Brian from Co. Clare on Mar 19 2014 13:18

Stayed here on Sunday March 16 for one night B&B with the family. Great, freindly and helpful staff. Excellent kids club activities. The pool was great too. Really well run considering the size of the hotel.The only downfall was that were a few stag and hen parties on and it was a bit noisy late at night. I will stay here again, and would recommend it

by ac on Mar 19 2014 10:51

Great hotel, lovely rooms, leisure centre & great customer service. Lovely cocktail bar & also food is lovely. Reception staff are always so helpful & friendly. Have stayed many times and have requested late checkout and always accommodated -I have never had a complaint about the Connacht Hotel, I will be back again soon hopefully.

by Freckles3725 on Mar 16 2014 09:07

Great hotel, lively atmosphere, modern rooms and excellent location
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Hotel Information

The Connacht Hotel is located just a few minutes drive from the vibrant city of Galway and is the ideal destination for a business or leisure trip. Galway is well known for its great shopping and good food with plenty to see & do, including a great nightlife of dancing, concerts, funfairs, festivals and much more. With a choice of 363 spacious and contemporary bedrooms and suites, the The Connacht Hotel offers something to suit all. Choose from king, twin, interconnecting rooms or upgrade to a work-zone or one or two bedroom family suites. As well as a great accessible location the hotel also offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, extensive leisure facilities, a choice of two onsite restaurants, Bar Solo with Sky and Setanta Sports and the Connacht Kids Club.

Check In From - 3:30 pm : Check Out Up To - 11:30 am

Cancellation Description : Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description : Coming from Dublin on the M6 bear left at the roundabout (first exit) and follow the signs to Docks and Galway City East.

Area Description : The Connacht Leisure Club is the perfect place to unwind during your stay and offers a 20 metre pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. For those who are feeling energetic the extensive gym at the Leisure Club offers a variety of top of the range Cybex equipment. Guests can also avail of a treatment in the luxurious aromatherapy and reflexology suite. The Kids Club is open most weekends and during school holidays and provides supervised fun-filled activities for children aged between 3-15 years (an additional cost applies for this facility).The kids club gives parents some well-earned relaxation while the children are having a great time! The Kids Club team is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of all children and the success of the programme is based on their enthusiasm, good humour, patience and encouragement to ensure full participation in the activities.