The g Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- 2015 Jetsetter Hotel Food Award Winner
- Celebrity milliner Philip Treacy combined sleek chrome, plush curved banquettes and a Crayola sampler’s worth of brightly colored velvet to create the mod, mod world at Gigi’s, the chic restaurant
- Romantic, windswept location on the coast of Galway
- The cocktail bar is a magnet for Galway’s PYTs
- Award-winning g Spa with rooftop Zen garden
What To Know
- The hotel was built in 2005
- Free WiFi and parking (valet parking costs around $13 per day)
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This 101-room hip hotel on Ireland’s romantic Galway coast caused quite a stir when it first opened its gilded doors in 2005, and it’s still white-hot thanks to the trailblazing design by the world’s most famous milliner, Philip Treacy (a Galway native). The lobby sets a Hollywood-fantasy vibe, with black glass walls, a bespoke wall fashioned from Venetian plaster to resemble a seashell and a tank filled with sea horses. The high drama continues in the hotel’s lounges, outfitted in various stylish guises, from the Grand Salon with its 300 silver mirror balls to the Ladies Lounge, with its psychedelic black-and-white rug and shocking-pink furniture. Give your overstimulated senses a rest in the tranquil spa, complete with a crystal steam room, a rock sauna and a relaxation lounge looking onto the Asian-inspired rooftop garden.
In the Area
A good place to start taking the pulse of the lively, art-loving city of Galway is the famous Saturday market near St. Nicholas Church, where you can browse an array of handcrafts and fresh produce while chatting with locals. Step back in time at the Galway City Museum, a striking contemporary space on the River Corrib that houses exhibitions exploring the city’s history. As you ramble through the Bridget’s Garden Celtic gardens, it will feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale. Then get above it all at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, craggy cliff tops that stretch five miles along the rugged Atlantic coast.
How to Get There
I stayed in the G with my wife for our first anniversary. The staff were great, they went above and beyond to make it a memorable weekend. When we got to our room we found a card, balloons and some treats wishing us a happy anniversary, my wife was delighted. The room was great, really spacious and the bed is comfy. I requested the rose petal turndown service for an additional cost when booking, so when we returned from our dinner the house keeping staff had placed tea light candles and rose petals in the room. Again, it was a lovely surprise for my wife so it made it a memorable & romantic weekend.
We booked the luxury room, on arrival bathroom wasn’t clean, air con was broken, we actually had to ask at reception was it a luxury room as it didn’t feel very luxurious!
Food was good but one of the mornings they forgot about our breakfast order and we waited for an hour on it.
I have paid equal amounts of money to stay in hotels superior to this and would not recommend it.
We were given a room in poor condition. I called the front desk and they kindly told us we could move but we were so tired from our travels, and we were only staying for one night we figured we would just stay and wear slippers in the room. Basically the carpet was a disaster as you can see from the pictures. I showed them the pictures and they said the room was due for an update. I have stayed at 5 star Hotels before and I would never expect to be placed in a room like this. The front desk manager at check out gave me a 50 credit for out troubles and I appreciated the gesture. Then I mistakenly left items in the closet because I really wanted to get out of that room and I had to pay 28 euros for shipping. That was totally my fault but frustrating. On a high note , the breakfast was wonderful.
Afternoon tea was just okay. Thought the savoury items could have been more imaginative but was very disappointed that when I asked for another pot of coffee, I was given an Americano and charged 3.95. In other places that I have been I have never been charged for a 2nd coffee.
Recently stayed here and it was a nice short getaway! On arrival I found the lobby to be full with a hen party which meant it was a few minutes before I was looked after but it was a smooth process after that! I was also told on check in that our room had been upgraded, I think the room was the same style but got upgraded to lake view!
The room was amazing, the interior and attention to detail was fab and was accompanied by two lovely cupcakes 😊
I was surprised that hot food was available throughout the whole night, I worked in a hotel and only cold sandwiches were offered after a certain time, we got pizza and a ceaser salad at like 3am and it was gorgeous 🙌🏻
Breakfast the next morning was probably the only dissatisfying part. We both got Eggs Benedict, I never had it before but it was hard eggs and tasted very salty, plus everything in the buffet was very scarce and not seemed to be topped up even though there was over an hour of service left! —-so I cant recommend breakfast, but everything else was nice