The g Hotel Galway

Wellpark, Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland
(5 star hotel)
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in Galway
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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How prentencious can you get ?

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 30, 2007

Philip Treacy may know a thing or two about hats, but it seems quite a jump to then give him a whole hotel to play with.

The public rooms have quite a 'wow' factor to them, with mad furnishings in pink, leopardskin and other such refined subtle colours and combinations. The effect can be fairly easily recreated in the comfort of your own home with a cocktail of illegal substances.

The rooms themselves are in more muted brown and bieges (arn't they all these days ?) whilst the staff wander around in jet black, looking like walking adverts for Guinness.

Unique Quality: The restaurant is well regarded, although portions are on the small side (a nod to nouvelle cuisine) but esquistiely presented and served. Costs an arm and a leg.

Don't count on the view - the rear looks out over the delights of a shopping centre, whilst the town view covers a murky stretch of water, a petrol station, a Paddy Power bookmakers and the local dog track.

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Just Gorgeous

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 28, 2007

Galway’s most infamous hotel, “the g”, is as beguiling as a stunning girl in one of designer Philip Treacy’s extraordinary hat creations. At times frivolous, always striking, and almost secretly practical, the hotel is a feast for the eyes. You will find yourself drawn into a reception that could be dreary on a rainy Autumn Galway day, with its use of black and chrome; however, gigantic bowls of fuchsia orchids lift the spirits.

A stunning salon in shades of old gold and cream provides the most restful public area in the hotel, with its huge marble fireplaces and glass tables that glisten from the inside like stars. A resident pianist entertins as you lounge and look out on Lough Atalya.

Smart ladies glide by into the pink room where morning coffee and afternoon tea are served. This is a pink room which really is BRIGHT, eye-shocking pink. It would be nice to say that the vibrancy of the décor is tempered by a swirling black and white rug, but in truth the feeling is one of being drawn down into a vortex of luxury and fun.

The evening will take you into the adjoining lounge, called the blue room, but which is in truth a combination of Eastern-looking jewelled colours of purple and gold and green. This room, and the adjoining cocktail bar, have tables with legs that cannot but bring to mind miniature electricity pylons or even twisted wire coat hangers. Heavily gilded mirrors give an overall feel of opulence. One might almost say that it was harem-like.

My bedroom was in the soft hues of gold and creamy white displayed in the main salon. The room was huge, with one long wall made entirely of glass. The bed was super-king size and so comfortable that I wished I could stay longer. A soft gold sofa and chairs at the foot of the bed embraced a glass table and faced a flat screen plasma TV which was set into the wall.

The bathroom was one of the nicest I have ever experienced with its oversized freestanding tub, the double shower, twin sinks, and Etre toiletries in large bottles (not the usual hotel miniatures).

Unique Quality: I would encourage you to indulge in several of the cocktails in the generous list served in the exotic cocktail lounge. You simply must dine in Riva at the g, the hotel’s restaurant. Lounge in the lounges, too, as you never know who you will spot. I spied a very famous American movie star and ended my wonderful evening in the company of some professional colleagues that I had never met before and who simply asked me to join them because they were, well, salt of the earth nice.

Finally, there is an Espa spa with staff who want to make your stay as relaxing as possible.

One thing I feel I should mention is that this is a hotel for fashion and fun and enjoyment. I chose it for a business meeting but I think perhaps I made a poor choice in that respect as both rooms and public areas are dimly lit and do not lend themselves to examination of documents. I had booked a room that was referred to as a “suite” on the hotel website as I thought I might take my meeting in the sitting room area. However, I ended up disappointed as the rooms are in fact junior suites with no separate divided room.

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Address: Wellpark, Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland

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