The Harbour Hotel
“Central yet not in the middle of the bustle” - AA Inspector
GALWAY, COUNTY GALWAY
Our Inspector's View
Within a three-minute stroll of the bustling and vibrant Quay Street area of Galway, this hotel really is in the centre of things, yet easily accessed without driving through the city. Bedrooms come in a variety of sizes – all are modern and comfortable. The Harbour Bar, popular with locals and residents alike, offers interesting menus featuring home-made dishes, with seafood being a speciality. Limited secure parking is available at a reduced rate, and the hotel has a fitness suite.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 96
- Family rooms: 5
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Weekly Entertainment
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 70
- Single room, minimum price: £109
- Double room, minimum price: £109
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 130
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About The area
Discover County Galway
County Galway on the west coast features Galway a very lively city, filled with shops, cafes and bars. Thanks to its university and the number of industries that have come to the town, it combines traditional appeal with modern-day attractions. It is also one of the places where you are likely to hear Irish spoken.
In July there’s the Galway International Arts Festival, and in the last two weeks of July or the first week in August, the Galway Races are on, so things can get very busy. Medieval Galway enjoyed great prosperity through trade with the rest of Ireland, Spain and beyond.
It all came to an end after the city was attacked by Oliver Cromwell in 1652, and again by King William III in 1691, but you can see evidence of this former wealth in the decoration of ancient doorways, window frames and walls. Rich merchants would employ the best stone-carvers to adorn their town houses with their coats of arms, and with grotesque sculptures and heraldic beasts.
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