Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Lough Atalia Rd, (formerly Radisson SAS), Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland

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    Swanky Funky super fun hotel.


    One gal pal Palie and I arrived, she was splashing in the pool and I was have a cocktail overlooking super fab Galway Bay. You can literely crawl from you room to the pub in town. I should know...

    The hotel was the center feature of one of the best nights I ever had (story under Galway). Lets just say that this is where the Oyster Festival Black Tie Ball is held every year. And at 5:00am in the morning, new musicians where just showing up.

    Unique Quality: Location
    Due to open early in 2001, the hotel is situated in Galway Harbour overlooking the Bay, only a short walk from Eyre Square.
    The rooms are due to conform to the new Radisson designs, being either Italian, Scandinavian, maritime or oriental in style. All will be furnished sumptuously to the highest standard and are due to have interactive television, internet access and computerised controls way in advance of any other property in Ireland.
    It is still to be decided exactly how many restaurants there will be and of what style, but there will almost certainly be a formal restaurant and a more relaxed brasserie.
    Ultra-modern, the hotel will be dominated by glass and steel.
    The lobby is due to be very large and imposing. It will be very modern with contemporary furnishings.
    The hotel will be a stunning addition to the portfolio of deluxe hotels in Ireland. It has an ideal location. A full report will be compiled after opening. (ML 02/01)

    Total Number of Rooms: 189
    - Single rooms
    - Double rooms
    - Twin rooms
    - Triple rooms
    - Non-smoking rooms

    Room Facilities
    Air conditioning
    Satellite television
    In-house movie
    Direct dial phone
    Mini bar
    Trouser press
    Automatic wake-up call
    Voltage 240v

    Hotel Facilities
    Large sized lobby
    Earliest check-in at 14:00
    2 lifts
    Porterage 24 hour
    Rooms service 24 hour
    1 indoor pool
    4 floors
    Coach parking
    Car parking
    Baby sitting
    Laundry facilities
    Disabled facilities

    Directions: Location: Central
    Centrally located
    10 kms to the nearest airport (galway)
    2 minute walk to the nearest bus stop

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Will definately return!!

by A TripAdvisor Member

I had no problems with this hotel, in fact we had a great weekend, we had checked in with another hotel in the city centre but we were not happy so we found the Fairgreen Hotel, its a very central hotel, with modern decor and the staff were very friendly. I was also very impressed with our rooms, what a fabulous room for such a great rate, I will definately return...actually I have already booked a week in July...cant wait!!

Pleasant ...but pricey!!

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed at the Radisson SAS in Galway in early May 2005 and found the hotel modern, clean and professionally run. Having booked through Expedia, we paid 150 Euro for a standard room (instead of the 220 Euro a night available directly from the hotel). While I there was little I could complain about - I certainly don't think the 220 rate is justified.

The only minor complaint I had was that our assigned room was directly above the reception area and in these post-smoking ban days in Ireland a continuous stream of addicts were gathered there to appease their habit. This resulted in some crowd noise which on the Saturday night in question lasted until about 4 am (due to a function taking place elsewhere in the hotel).

poor service in the lounge

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed at the Radisson for two nights during May 2005. Front desk upon arrival was understaffed and we were waiting a while to check in but girl was friendly. Room was adequate but a little cramped as there was a large all-in-one tv, minibar, iron etc unit which took up a lot of space at the end of the beds. Bathroom was lovely and was clean. Our main gripe was with the level of service - full of anticpation we happily made our way on the Saturday afternoon to the foyer bar/lounge only to be met with most of the tables requiring clearing and cleaning. I noticed another group actually clearing off the crockery from the previous partly themselves. Once we had sat down at our crumb-laden table no lounge staff seemed to be interested enough to take our order, we ended up going direct to the bar where a rather stressed looking barman exasperatedly took our order. It then took a further 30mins for the drinks to arrive. Another frustrated customer demanded to see the manager and after this a plethora of staff suddenly swooped out of nowhere to clear, clean and take orders. The breakfast was fantastic and the stay in general was very pleasant. It's just a pity that the level of service did not match the surroundings most of the time.

Great Location, Pleasant Staff

by TripAdvisor Member martinroundabout

Like another user below, I am surprised by some of the negative comments about this hotel in some of these reviews. We stayed in the Radisson in Galway for one night and really enjoyed our stay. I thought it was excellently placed - right beside the train station and one minute's walk from Eyre Square. The staff were all very pleasant and we loved the leisure facilities, making use of the pool, sauna and hot tub (which offers lovely views over Lough Atalia). Our room was a good size with decent-sized bathroom. Although lacking in aspect, I've no doubt that you could request a room overlooking the lake which would be lovely. We found the room to be spotless, and the breakfast plentiful and delicious. It's fairly pricey which is why I'm giving it 4 instead of 5, but I'd definitely stay there again.

Itching to go back

by TripAdvisor Member sm00

Very convenient location on foot, and you won't get parked any more centrally in buzzing Galway. Very pleasant well-equipped room, good value booked on the net, and loved the leisure centre. Great fun steaming in the jaccuzzi outdoors overlooking Lough Atalia. Be warned restaurant books up quickly for dinner (it's excellent for a hotel restaurant). Buffet breakfasts offer an astonishing choice, well worth the price. Only one disappointment - we couldn't get the particular spa treatment we fancied, but it was short notice. Itching to go back for a spa weekend. We asked about the tariff for Glasgow Radisson on checking out - Glasgow was hugely more expensive.

surprise! a chain hotel that works.

by TripAdvisor Member CintiKid

We were pleasantly surprised and pleased by this large hotel a few paces from the heart of Galway. Thank goodness the hotel is smoke-free, since the streets of Galway are packed with second hand smoke. Rooms and meals were of high luxury - the personel were kind and helpful. One caveat - a large plant in the foyer was increasingly droopy during our stay, despite our pointing out the need for water - perhaps corporate rules forbid watering of plants on weekends or bank holidays. Otherwise, outstanding hotel.

Central Hotel, good value

by A TripAdvisor Member

New hotel... nice decor, very central... rooms were exceptionally nice, the only issue was with the food, a lot of the food detailed on the menu were not available when requested and the portions were small and not exceptionally nice! No bar in the hotel which meant it lacked a bit of atmosphere.

Fantastic Boutique Hotel

by A TripAdvisor Member

Have had a wonderful weekend break in this beautiful little hotel which is so close to the City Centre. The rooms are extremely well furnished with the most comfortable beds.
We had a lovely dinner which consisted of good food cooked simply but well. There is no bar but they offer a nice wine menu...

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Irish Tradition Tour


First trip to Ireland.
Staying at Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty,Co Clare 1 nite
Radisson Hotel Galway City, Co Galway 2 nites
Kees Hotel Ballybofey Co Donegal 2 nites
Ballygally Castle Hotel Ballygally Co. Antrim 1 nite
Radisson Hotel Stillorgan, Co Dublin 2 nites
Trident Hotel Kinsdale, Co, Cork 1 nite
Great Southern Hotel Killarney, Co Kerry 2 nites

Need info on nite life, shopping, etc. within walking distance or short taxi cab ride in the after dinner hours at these destinations.
Thank you!

Re: Irish Tradition Tour

by WhispersWest

In Galway, head for Eyre Square and An Pucan. You could also try Monroe's Tavern on Dominick Street. Both of these have music nightly starting at half past 9. You would be wise to get there early, eat dinner and stake your claim to a table. Taffee's might be another spot to check out, as well. It is located on Shop Street. Oh! Tig Cóilí, on Mainguard Street, definitely a must visit. In Killarney, There is Dunloe's on Plunkett street.

Those would be my recommendations. Have a most excellent adventure!

Slan Beo,

Bit Devine

Re: Irish Tradition Tour

by mad4travel

I stay regularly at the Radisson on Stillorgan Rd, its a lovely hotel. Its about a 10 min taxi ride to the centre of town or you can get the no 44 bus. There are lots of good restaurants in the Temple Bar area. My favourites are Fitzers and Monty's of Kathmandu (Nepalese). Cookes on Sth William St near Grafton St is an excellent modern italian.

Grafton St and O'Connell Sts are the main shopping areas, there are some nice little streets off Grafton St with some interesting induvidual style shops.

Re: Irish Tradition Tour

by karcle

defin go to banquat night in bunratty castle,its great cost about 30euro


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 Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway

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Address: Lough Atalia Rd, (formerly Radisson SAS), Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland