Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Hotels | Places to Stay in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

April 6, 2023 Leida Jutras

Discover the best hotels in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands including Galway Bay Hotel, Clayton Hotel Galway, Athlone Springs Hotel, Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Menlo Park Hotel, Hodson Bay Hotel, Maldron Hotel, Oranmore Galway, HYDE Hotel, The Hardiman, Delphi Resort.
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1. Galway Bay Hotel

The Promenade, Galway H91 W295 Ireland
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5142 reviews

Galway Bay Hotel

Voted as one of Europe's Top 20 Resorts by the prestigious travel magazine Conde Nast, the Galway Bay Hotel is situated in Salthill overlooking breath-taking views of the famous Galway Bay and Clare Hills. The hotel is only 5 minutes from Galway City and is within easy access to Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way route. Facilities include fully equipped gymnasium, pool, steam room and sauna. The Bay Brasserie offers modern style cuisine with fresh fish and local produce. The newly renovated Atlantic Bar has an informal dining experience with live music at the weekends. Complimentary wifi access in all guest bedrooms and conference suites is available also. The hotel provides an array of complimentary activities to all guests including: Wine Tasting, Aqua Aerobics and more. During school holidays the Galway Bay Hotel offers family packages that include kids camp and family activities.

Amazing Hotel

Reviewed By tekestebirhanuh

I was there a number of days and their services were amazing. Especially, their foods, cooked by excellent chefs including the famous Chef Robert are delicious. I enjoyed every minutes of my stay vey much!

2. Clayton Hotel Galway

Monivea Road Ballybrit, Galway H91 D526 Ireland
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2733 reviews

Clayton Hotel Galway

Contemporary 4 star hotel with leisure facilities, free car parking and broadband. Located opposite the race course in close proximity to Galway City & just 2 km from Galway Airport.

Amazing time

Reviewed By Nate19987434

Went into the Clayton for the weekend as part of my visit from the states, food was glorious, staff so friendly, Michael the bartender was so nice and always helpful and made the experience great, will for sure appreciate the time I spent there.

3. Athlone Springs Hotel

Tuam Road Monksland, Athlone Ireland
Excellent
53%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1595 reviews

Athlone Springs Hotel

Sleep, relax and refresh yourself at the Athlone Springs Hotel. Modern and elegant with 68 spacious bedrooms, this 4 star hotel is among the best in Athlone. All bedrooms have the option of a bath with overhead shower with additional extras such as work desk, TV and free Wi-Fi. If you are feeling extra tired, the lazy checkout is an option, subject to availability of course. Push the boat out with breakfast in bed and room service. Family rooms are available, some with interconnecting rooms. Additional camp beds and cots are available on request. For the ultimate experience in luxury accommodation, the Manhattan suite comes with two widescreen LCD TVs, a separate sitting room, "his and hers" bathroom, jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, bathrobe and slippers. Fresh flowers and champagne can be organized ahead of your arrival to surprise that special someone. Zen fitness and leisure centre has a 20m swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room as well.

Rosemount 15

Reviewed By 282endac

Just returned from second visit to Athlone Springs Hotel. We enjoyed it so much. The staff were very nice and helpful. A special mention for Fiona in the dining room a true professional guest focused a credit to the hotel. The only negative thing was we had no hot water for our showers we didnt complain we mentioned it on departure. We will return again soon all positives. Thanking you Rosemount 15

4. Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Gleeson Street Co. Westmeath, Athlone N37 D953 Ireland
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2774 reviews

Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Superb Work Trip

Reviewed By moore182

Another excellent work stay at the Sheraton, due in no small part to the superb Maire and Karolina at reception who went above and beyond to help us as usual. Ideal location in the middle of Athlone, within walking distance to bars, shopping and restaurants.

5. Menlo Park Hotel

Headford Road, Galway H91 E98N Ireland
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2367 reviews

Menlo Park Hotel

Excellent service and a friendly atmosphere are key to the success of this 4 star hotel. It offers 81 quality rooms with 20 superior rooms. Food and beverage facilities include bar/carvery and full restaurant with the best of local produce.Meeting facilities onsite - only 10 mins walk from Galway centre.

Excellent hotel & staff - will definitely stay again

Reviewed By Duignad

Lovely hotel, lovely staff, lovely food, room was excellent - large, clean, tasteful & quiet. Loads of free parking and also electric car charging on site. Ideal positioned to get into/out of Galway quickly.

6. Hodson Bay Hotel

Roscommon Road, Athlone N37 XR82 Ireland 011 353 90 644 2052
Excellent
55%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3301 reviews

Hodson Bay Hotel

Located on the gorgeous shores of Lough Ree and with 176 bedrooms, the 4-Star Hodson Bay Hotel is the premier choice for a relaxing getaway. With scenic lakeshore walks, championship golf courses and lake cruises on our doorstep, you’ll have a rich choice of enjoyable activities. For families, we have our fully supervised Kids Camp with fun and games to keep all our little VIPs entertained. Enjoy quality family time in our leisure centre complete with kiddies pool. Discover 'The Retreat at Hodson Bay’ an area of the hotel which is exclusively for adults ensuring a restful stay and guaranteed peace and quiet to unwind in the beautifully-designed rooms. To revive and rejuvenate yourself, take advantage of our award-winning 'Spa at Hodson Bay'. Our restaurants offer mouth-watering meals made from local produce. The centre of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands is a magical place, so treat yourself to a break in this picturesque setting and let our dedicated staff make your stay one to remember.

Excellent restaurant experience accommodated by Martin and his fab team

Reviewed By Lauragal84

We had booked in for 3 night stay with dinner and booked dinner for 8 but approached Martin to see could he fit us in earlier he litterly got us in straight away and cudnt be more helpful even though it was so busy he made us feel More than welcome and changed our booking for the next night. The service was amazing his team really went above and beyond and made us really looking forward to coming back definitely the best experience with great customer service thank you Martin and team Will definitely be back !!

7. Maldron Hotel, Oranmore Galway

Carrowmoneash, Oranmore, Galway H91 K7FA Ireland
Excellent
48%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1678 reviews

Maldron Hotel, Oranmore Galway

Excellently located on the N6, just 10 minutes drive from Galway City. Modern superior 4 Star hotel with superb Leisure Club including 20 m pool, extensive gym facilities, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. 113 spacious bedrooms including spacious family rooms featuring two double beds and single bed. Delicious food served all day in our Grain & Grill Restaurant & Q Bar. Free secure car parking on site. Regular entertainment. Voted in the top 10 family hotels in Ireland in 2017, complimentary Crafty Kids Club runs during all school holiday. IMC cinema located just across the road. Corporate rates available for business travellers. 6 conference suites on site for conducting meetings and training. Under an hour from Shannon Airport.

Club Vitae Leisure Centre, The Maldron Hotel, Oranmore, Galway

Reviewed By joancT4954FB

I am a regular gym user at Club Vitae in the Maldron hotel Oranmore, Galway where I am at present availing of gym sessions with the wonderful trainer Louis who has drawn up an extremely well-structured, comprehensive exercise programme to help me achieve my exercise /health goals for this year. The gym is modern, spacious and extremely well equipped. I am really happy with the programme and am making great progress! The encouragement, support and guidance I get during each session is hugely motivational for me. I cannot speak highly enough of the commitment and professionalism of Louis and all the team at Club Vitae!

8. HYDE Hotel

37 Forster Street Near Eyre Square, Galway H91 PY7E Ireland
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 843 reviews

HYDE Hotel

HYDE Hotel (formerly The Forster Court Hotel) is situated right in the centre of Galway, just steps from the famous Eyre Square and minutes from Shop Street. Relax and unwind in our newly refurbished and stylish rooms. A boutique hotel offering a warm welcome, with friendly service throughout your stay. Choose from Double, Twin Triple and Quad Rooms as well as our Deluxe Suites and Premium Jekyll & Hyde Suites, offering modern conveniences, including complimentary high speed WI-FI, Plasma Screens and designated USB charging points and Tea/ Coffee making facilities as normal. Our HYDE Bar is a relaxing place to have Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner. HYDE Bar is elegant,stylish and refined, stocking more than 450 gins from around the world. Discounted car-parking is available in a nearby multi-storey car park, to the rear of the hotel. HYDE Hotel is easily accessible from all routes and is located near to the Train, Bus and Coach Station in Galway.

Hyde Hotel - Great Location

Reviewed By Soltrip71

I was able to book this hotel for under $200, which was surprising, considering we couldn’t find anything under $250 for an additional night. The staff was friendly and helpful. The included breakfast was actually pretty tasty and had a variety of options. The room was comfortable and had a cute little patio to sit and have your morning coffee/tea. We couldn’t have asked for a better location either. Close to the bus station and within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, Eyre Square, and the harbor. I would definitely recommend.

9. The Hardiman

Eyre Square, Galway Ireland
Excellent
45%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2250 reviews

The Hardiman

Perfect Location for a short Visit

Reviewed By Denny789

Excellent stay. Location was perfect. We love the vintage Train/Hotel experience. We itinerary both in hotel breakfast and room service. Both were well done. Would definitely stay there again should we visit.

10. Delphi Resort

Tawnyinlough, Leenane Ireland
Excellent
62%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1272 reviews

Delphi Resort

From warm Irish hospitality to exquisite food, outdoor adventure to ultimate relaxation, Delphi Resort is the place to escape to, to enlighten your lust for life, awaken your senses and truly embrace Ireland's magnificent landscape and scenery, all from the comfort of the 300 acre resort. Delphi Resort is located in the heart of the scenically breath-taking Delphi Valley, near Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland. With its stunning scenic location, Delphi is a world apart and a haven for romantic getaways, special occasions, adventure-filled family holidays and wellness escapes. Situated just 10 mins from Leenane, Connemara, 30 mins from Westport and 80 mins from Galway City, Delphi Resort is surrounded by magical scenic drives along the Wild Atlantic Way. If looking to explore the area, Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park are located just 30 mins away, with Louisburgh and Croagh Patrick just 20 mins away - making Delphi Resort the perfect base for those that want to get settled at the resort and for those that like to travel and see the sights!

Great Place to Stay

Reviewed By C6721IWilliamH

We were Recommended to this hotel by a local and we enjoyed so much. The hotel is very high standard room are comfortable very clean, and nicely decorated. ?Super breakfast with loads of different choices cozy and delicious dinner, peaceful setting plentiful activities. And the Spa are Amazing, All the staff were very friendly and helpful Jenifer was excellent and so professional super kind and great attention to special request. Nothing the whole experience was beautiful Looking forward to stay again.

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