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
Had afternoon tea here as a family birthday treat...worst idea ever. We had been here a year ago for a similar occasion and everything had been wonderful. This time was different. Waited for an hour for afternoon tea, when it came, it was wrong (they had asked if we had any dietary requirements as my sister was pregnant offered to exchange some items, but the items they said they would change had not been replaced) so they whisked away the tray &,left us with no food for another 15 minutes. I needed a clean cup for my tea..waited 15minutes for it. Milk had to be requested 3 times. An afternoon in the G used to be a treat. Not anymore.
Check in is 3:00 pm, which is when we arrived. We could not get a room until 4:30 PM. Food was mediocre at best. We would not recommend this property, or stay here again. Galway is a big city - there must be way better choices.
We had s fab experience! The while ambience about the G was wonderful , highly recommended the quality of service was excellent, near the city , parking, 5 star all the way we will be back for a longer stay !