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Best Historic Hotels in Galway

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Situated just 2 miles from Galway city centre, Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers 5-star accommodation, free parking, a golf course, and views of Lough Corrib and the dramatic West of Ireland landscape. Golfers can enjoy 138 acre lake-side golf course, a 21-bay driving range, and golf lessons. Falconry, archery and fishing are also available onsite. Enjoy a cycle around Glenlo Abbey Estate with the use of the estate bicycles, complimentary to hotel residents. Each room at Glenlo Abbey Hotel features an en suite marble bathroom with power shower, free Wi-Fi, luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, and a flat-screen TV. The Pullman Restaurant aboard the Orient Express at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers a unique dining experience and afternoon tea is served daily. Converted into a restaurant car maintaining its original character, these historic Pullman train carriages offer two dining rooms. The Oak Cellar Bar, situated in the main hotel is ideal for casual dining and it has a varied menu, lively atmosphere and cosy surroundings. The River Room Restaurant boasts elegant surroundings.

Treat yourself to ultimate luxury and comfort at the Ashford Castle Hotel. A 13th century castle that lies close to the picturesque Lough Corrib, the brilliance and grandeur of years gone by come alive with its objects d'art and paintings. Furthermore ancient furnishings, heavy drapery and upholstery complete the classic mould. The rooms are fully equipped and every little detail is taken into consideration. There is a restaurant, bar, gymnasium and health center on the premises. The hotel provides unlimited sporting pleasures like golf, clay pigeon shooting and archery, to name a few, and you can take a walk in the well-manicured gardens, for those quiet moments.

Located about 6 kilometres from the city on the Galway to Moycullen road (the N59), this is an exceptional place to stay. Killeen House is a real prize, boasting a fine façade that dates from 1840. The real reward, however, is inside. The accommodation consists of five ensuite rooms in total. Each room features a design based on a different era. There are Georgian, Victorian, Regency, Edwardian and Art Deco suites, all perfectly coordinated to match with the time and fashion of the period. This is a fascinating yet tranquil place to stay, providing a real treat for the discerning traveller.

Overlooking Eyre Square, the elegant Hotel Meyrick features the No. 15 On The Square restaurant and free leisure facilities. Its spacious and elegant rooms have free internet, and there is Wi-Fi in public areas. In the centre of Galway, the Hotel Meyrick is just a 1-minute walk from both the train and bus stations. The dock can be reached in around 5 minutes on foot. You can enjoy magnificent views of the city from the hotel’s gym, hydrotherapy baths and outdoor Canadian hot tub. Other leisure facilities include a steam room and monsoon showers. No. 15 On The Square Restaurant is located on the lower ground floor and open nightly, offering classic design, and food. The Gaslight Bar & Brasserie offers the same standard of service with slightly less informality, and is open for lunch and dinner, and also offers cocktails and a comprehensive wine list.

On the shores of Galway Bay, just a 5 minute drive from the M6 and a 10-minute drive to Galway city and Galway Airport, this 4-star hotel offers luxurious rooms, leisure facilities including an indoor pool and swimming machine. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout. With a countryside location on the outskirts of Galway, the Oranmore Lodge Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre Galway is only a few minutes’ walk from the village of Oranmore, which offers great pubs and restaurants and scenic walks by Galway Bay. There are 55 en suite rooms, including 5 apartments. Rooms are decorated in warm shades, with crisp white linen on the beds and armchairs. The hotel offers intimate fireside dining in the Hunt Room Restaurant, as well as superb food in the cosy Blarney’s Bar, rich in traditional character and original charm. The health club features a 17-metre pool with a counter-current swimming machine. There is also a sauna, a hot tub, a steam room, a gym and a beauty therapy suite available for all guests.

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Delphi Lodge Country House and Estate in Connemara offers accommodation in Leenaun. The hotel has a terrace and views of the lake, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms have a private bathroom. The hotel also offers free use of bicycles. Westport is 26 km from Delphi Lodge, while Castlebar is 39 km away. The nearest airport is Ireland West Knock Airport, 68 km from Delphi Lodge Country House & Estate in Connemara.

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