A restored 18th-century mansion set in extensive grounds, Glenlo Abbey Hotel is within close proximity to Galway city yet has an exclusive air of seclusion. The hotel has characterful historic touches throughout and an array of dining options and activities on offer.
The Galmont Hotel and Spa
Situated on the waterside in the heart of Galway, The Galmont is within just a few minutes’ walk of Eyre Square and has views overlooking Galway Bay. Its 262 rooms and suites are spacious and contemporary in decor, with muted tones and modern amenities, and many have bay views. The hotel’s facilities include a swimming pool, fitness center and large spa, along with several dining options. Marina’s Restaurant serves locally caught fish and seafood, Coopers Bar & Lounge offers classic pub dishes and drinks and afternoon tea can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace.
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Simple, sleek designed rooms offer comfort and modern features. Large beds with top of the line Egyptian cotton bedding complemented with hypo-allergenic goose down duvets and oversized pillows provide the perfect place to rewind after a busy day exploring. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi, an LCD smart TV, a CD/DVD player, blackout curtains, a steam iron, a hairdryer, a work desk and electronic safe, and complimentary water, tea, and coffee facilities.
Located on Lough Atalia, The Galmont is pleasantly positioned in the heart of Galway city yet is a bit tucked away from the constant hustle and bustle. Views overlooking Galway Bay give the feeling of the Irish countryside, while remaining within walking distance to the heart of the cityfilled with restaurants, pubs, and shops.
Food and drink
All-day dining is served at Marina’s Restaurant located at the Galmont. A buffet breakfast with hot and cold options begins the day, while the restaurant specialises in locally caught fish and seafood. Coopers Bar & Lounge offers classic pub dishes and drinks in the afternoon to early evening daily. Afternoon tea is served on the outdoor terrace and can be combined with a spa treatment, if you wish.
There are many interconnecting room options at The Galmont Hotel to accommodate families and larger groups. In addition, family rooms can accommodate two adults and two children. Families can enjoy the leisure center and particularly the children’s pool.
Facilities and activities
The Galmont has many facilities for guests to enjoy including an 18-meter indoor swimming pool, a children’s pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, a fully-equipped gymnasium and a spa.
We love the location of the hotel just minutes from Eyre Square with beautiful views overlooking the bay.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
A decidedly modern property offering fantastic value, the Harbour Hotel Galway City offers spacious, comfortable rooms decorated in cheery tones. Although it has limited facilities, it is well located a five to ten minute walk from the heart of the city.
Well located in the heart of Galway, this property boasts good value and a local feel. Despite its central location, rooms here are quiet and offer a retreat from the bustle of the city.
Overlooking Eyre Square, this historic property is well located within Galway and offers luxury accommodation and period charm as well as fine dining and excellent service.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Follow the resurgence in Irish literary and esthetic tradition in the late 19th century as you tour a castle once owned by WB Yeats, the country estate of Lady Gregory and the beautiful Arts and Crafts cathedral in Loughrea.
Explore Galway, one of Ireland's most charming cities on foot with a local guide to get an insight into its long and remarkable history and its place as both a bastion of traditional culture and vibrant, bohemian city life.