Ratings based on 976 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Isle Of Wight, England

A Functional Hotel with no frills.

Posted 19-Sep-2017
Pros: One of the best swimming pools we have encountered on our travels. It has great areas for children whilst leaving serious swimmers plenty of room.
Cons: Many people would welcome what The Connacht Hotel has to offer. It just wasn't for us.
Location: About ten minutes away is the old part of Galway which fascinating to visit. Not much further away is Salthill which is a lovely sea side venue.
The Connacht is a very big hotel which caters for large groups of people so is ideal for conferences, conventions, coach parties and travelling sports teams with accompanying fans. It also has good facilities for young families with children. Unfortunately, the expansive restaurant and bar areas amplify sound so the only escape from the noise is outside in the conservatory area which is quite cold. In fact, the hotel is cold throughout. Our room was a good size but lacked the comfort we have grown to expect for the same price, on our travels. Other Spa hotels provide bathrobes - this one doesn't. Staff members are pleasant and helpful and the hotel boasts some excellent gym and Spa facilities. Generally there is a good choice of food, especially at breakfast time, although it is necessary to request tea spoons with which to stir coffee or tea! For us - as an elderly couple wanting a bit of comfort and finesse whilst on holiday - this hotel was not what we had hoped for.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from arizona

Nice big room ,

Posted 18-Sep-2017
Nice big room, clean, real king bed, so nice! Restaurant had great dinner close to town
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Toronto

Large hotel far from downtown

Posted 16-Sep-2017
It is a 25-30 minute walk to downtown Galway from this hotel. Rooms are outdated. Hotel is always very busy. Breakfast was good paid 8 euro pp at check in to add. A bonus was a free washer and dryer for guest use in each wing.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Canada

Hotel has seen better days

Posted 12-Sep-2017
Pros: Bathroom and room were clean. Front desk staff were extremely welcoming and helpful.
Cons: Updates to hotel would improve the ambience. Restaurant staff could be more attentive.
Location: It is about a 25 minute walk to downtown. Traffic in Galway was chaotic. It was easier to walk.
Hotel room was ok, but a bit "tired" looking. Staff at front desk were very helpful, but the restaurant staff were not very attentive. Food for breakfast was ok. Dinner and bar food were good.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Australia

Dated hotel

Posted 11-Sep-2017
Pros: Pool was ok. They looked like they had a great kids club, but we did not utilise it. The food in the restaurant was nice.
Cons: Friendliness and attention of staff could be improved.
Location: Walked into town - about 20 minutes away.
Hotel seemed dated and tired. Access was a bit scary getting in and out of the driveway on such a busy road. Pool was nice, but very shallow - and we had to walk through reception and quite a long way to get there. We had a meal in the hotel which was nice, but staff were not very attentive. Reception staff were not very friendly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Large hotel with on site bar, restaurant, gym

Posted 06-Sep-2017
Overall a good place. About a half hour walk to city center. Clean and comfortable. Good breakfast selection. We had a couple staying above us who yelled at each other throughout the night. The staff were very understanding and quick to respond to the situation. The couple was kicked out the next day. There were little things to improve on: knocking when entering rooms for routine housekeeping and ensuring things like salt, pepper, cream on every table for breakfast. We would stay here again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from NY, USA

Beautiful hotel! I would absolutely recommend it!

Posted 04-Sep-2017
Cons: No kids under 12 in the pool after 8PM & swim caps required for all... wish we had known so that we could have planned accordingly.
Location: Wonderful time horseback riding at the Cooper Hill Equine Center! <10mins away. Contact them ahead of time to schedule your visit. Worth it!!
Beautiful hotel! Friendly staff, clean rooms, close to all & a wonderful pool!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from kent

Galway stay

Posted 30-Aug-2017
Overall it was good. Very good value breakfast. Not impressed with lack of toiletries in bathroom. Also too early chack out at 11.30 am.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Toronto, Canada

A bit far, but good value

Posted 22-Aug-2017
If you are willing to take the local bus, this is your hotel. Not in walking distance of too many sights but the bus is a short drive (10 min) in to the city. The hotel & staff were wonderful and I would definitely stay there again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Oromocto, NB, Canada

Great hotel for all

Posted 20-Aug-2017
Pros: Everything
Location: Locarno on the edge of Galway it was a mere 20 min walk to the shopping area.
This hotel has something for everybody. From the family vacation to the conference goers this hotel will meet your needs. The dining facilities are roomy and serve excellent meal. The pool, gym facilities and child care area are a great pluses.