The Connacht Hotel - Galway

ex. Carlton Hotel Galway City

Dublin Road, Galway, Irelandshow map
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Overview

Opened in 2005, The Connacht Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a solarium and a cocktail lounge. The excellent building was renovated in 2012 and now combines an elegant architecture with modern technology.

Situated in a leisure area of Galway, the hotel is set near Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. The Spanish Arch is 25 minutes’ walk from this hotel.

The hotel is located close to the sandy beach with sunbeds and sun loungers.

Galway Railway train station is 20 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. Carnmore airport is about 10 km away from The Connacht Hotel.

Rooms

Guests can stay in one of the 267 rooms, all fitted with a minibar, a balcony and hi-fi. The rooms also include a microwave oven, an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

A comprehensive continental breakfast is offered each morning to the guests. The on-site Lounge & Ruebens restaurant serves Irish cuisine. There are a music bar and an indoor restaurant on site.

Services

A video projector, a business centre and laptops make The Connacht Hotel ideal for business travelers.

Relax

Parents will find child care, high chairs and a play area for their children on-site. Mountain biking, horse riding and golf are offered to the guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   267.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Seasonal indoor pool

Heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Mountain biking
  • Basketball
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal indoor pool
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun loungers
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:30-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children4 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Galway-Mayo Institute of TechnologyGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology2700 ft
Galway Greyhound StadiumGalway Greyhound Stadium3300 ft
Galway Irish Crystal Heritage CentreGalway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre400 ft
Royal Tara China Visitor CentreRoyal Tara China Visitor Centre2000 ft
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Spanish ArchSpanish Arch1.4 mi
Salmon Weir bridgeSalmon Weir bridge1.4 mi
Galway Technical InstituteGalway Technical Institute1.7 mi
The CladdaghThe Claddagh1.7 mi
Galway Railway StationGalway Railway Station1.1 mi
Galway Shopping CenterGalway Shopping Center1.0 mi
Eyre SquareEyre Square1.1 mi
Bold Art GalleryBold Art Gallery1.3 mi
Glenlo Abbey Hotel Golf CourseGlenlo Abbey Hotel Golf Course2.8 mi
St. Nicholas\' Collegiate ChurchSt. Nicholas\' Collegiate Church1.4 miMarket Street
Galway CathedralGalway Cathedral1.4 miUniversity and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square
Galway CathedralGalway Cathedral1.4 miUniversity and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle10.3 mi KinvaraIreland
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Getting around
Airports
Carnmore (GWY)3.7 mi
Connemara (NNR)18.7 mi
Train
Galway Railway Station1.1 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  930  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    It was easy to find The food, breakfast, lunch and dinner was very nice The swimming pool was very nice and clean incl. the changing rooms All the hotel staff was very friendly The bar and staff was very good the entertainment was ok

    We really enjoyed our stay the only thing that wasn't great was the beds they weren't very comfortable.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    I liked the leisure facilities. The room was spacious and clean. For breakfast, the peaches and yogurt were good. The young lady at the reception desk of the swimming pool was very helpful. (She had dreadlocks) She was very friendly. Daily room service was quick and good.

    I was looking forward to the 'irish breakfast', however it was not good quality food. The hotel is a good 30mins walk from the city centre. This is okay during the day but not at night when your heading out. For the sake of an extra 30 euros, I felt it would have been better had we of stayed in an hotel more central. At night we paid the taxis fare 10 euro in and out so in the long run it would have been better to have stayed somewhere more central. We were placed at the right wing of the hotel (above the swimming pool) A very noisy place. I was woken up two out of my three mornings very early. (7.00am) I found that the hotel were stingy with their products, such as: tea, milk (no biscuits in room), however when I asked the room service lady to provide more, she did so without any problem. Also in the bathroom there was only shampoo and handwash.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    - the noise from the timber floor on the corridors was very bad, - there were lots of black marks in the room walls, - found a ear plug on floor when checking out of room, "was said to the manager on checking out"

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location

    The price of the room- €288 for two nights and it didnt include breakfast- very steep in recession times! The food, excluding breakfast was always cold! We ordered chowder, soup, sandwiches and all were cold! Others with our party had a main course and it was also cold! The coffe was like tar and freezing cold too!! Not impressed!

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    They helped to make my Parents 30th wedding anniversary really special by giving them a free upgrade to a lovely suite

    The queues for breakfast, but it wasn't too bad

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Poor control of public area heating - a lot of energy being wasted. Excessively hot water in taps - risk of burning

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good food and Spa facilities. Short hop to the airport for the flight home.

    Shame that some of the spa functions didn't work.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Clean room at a reasonable price.

    Pool is far from rooms and you need to buy a swim cap to go in. Bus to downtown (eyre square) is easy but on Sunday busses only every 40 minutes I found myself waiting for the bus a lot and had to take a taxi once. A hotel near eyre square would be more convenient.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    really quiet so good sleep.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    All of it ut was a lovely hotel

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    The food was not bad and the staff pleasant but everything else is truly awful.

    Getting to my room in the prison sounding d wing was an obstacle course, passing through dreary dirty corridors and a confusing array of stairs and doors, not to mention the seven different types of dirty carpets. The hotel rooms are so noisy that I had to purchase ear plugs and the very worst thing was the bedside cabinet in my "clean" room contained used sex accessories left behind by the previous occupants! The complementary wine and peanuts left in the room as an apology was little comfort. The fact that the normal price of the room was more than doubled for race week added insult to injury. I would rather sleep on the street than stay here again.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    staff were lovely n really helpful

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    i loved the hotel it was beautiful all the staff were excellent. the rooms were beautiful and for the price of the rooms it was brilliant i would deffinlity come back and stay there again.

    i have nothing bad to say about the hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    We stayed in the 2 bedroomed suites and they were perfect for our needs.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Our stay at the carlton hotel was lovely. The heating was excellent. (It was a very cold weekend) The food was excellent the entertainment on Friday and Saturday was great. We had a lovely time

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  930 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in Ireland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:30-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children4 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Carnmore (GWY)3.7 mi
Connemara (NNR)18.7 mi
Train
Galway Railway Station1.1 mi
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