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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Friendly Staff. Service for breakfast pretty poor . Rooms are showing signs of wear and tear. Charging guests to use basic facilities in the spa is a little cheeky but Spa is good. We had a decent rate which was ok. I certainly wouldn't pay any more. There was a mix up where our Prepaid Breakfast didn't match up with the Hotels system. It was manually rectified but this wasn't communicated to Breakfast team. A little embarrassment on 2nd morning could've been avoided otherwise. Overall an average stay in a hotel which could be so much better.
Most overrated hotel I've ever stayed in. Can't believe the hype surrounding this hotel Too pretentious for its own good. Food quality is very good, but let down terribly by it's brash and tastless decor and furniture. Not comfortable or relaxing. Never has a bar/hotel lacked any ounce of atmosphere as The G Hotel.
Lovely staff and really nice rooms but overall the hotel is not value for money, in fact the opposite. The food is exceptionally awful. Breakfast on both mornings was shocking. Room service was the worst I have encountered. We decided to eat out for the rest of our stay. We wont be returning.