Ado scored 5 / 5 on 02/03/2017
arrived home from hotel and i got online straight away booked a longer stay over the easter break in a few weeks time,,, the whole family really enjoyed everything about the hotel, staff are fab in every area of the hotel , the breakfast was just fab and the kids were delighted watching their pancakes freshly cooked in front of their little eyes. even the guests were fab. cant wait to get back down,,only five weeks to go woo hoo. thanks guys see you soon
Mairsheen scored 4 / 5 on 14/02/2017
Lovely hotel. Room clean and comfy bed, staff friendly and helpful. My God, what a fantastic breakfast, such choice. Bus stop to city about a 5min walk from hotel. Very convenient. Would definately stay again.
Ciana scored 5 / 5 on 25/04/2016
Cannot understand why this is not a 4 star hotel. Staff were fantastic, room was fantastic and breakfast was fantastic. Close to Galway city, I would highly recommend and I look forward to staying again
Mike scored 5 / 5 on 31/03/2016
Excellent is the only word I can use for The Connacht Hotel. I attended with my family and spent two days one night in the hotel, very spacious rooms, kids loved the swimming pool which was warm and comfortable, breakfast and evening meal were delicious and the service was pretty fast despite the hotel being completely full. Definitely will be returning to The Connacht on our next visit to Galway.
Henry scored 5 / 5 on 27/03/2016
Great stay, the room, the pool, the gym, the kids club all good and the staff very friendly
Mary scored 4 / 5 on 14/03/2016
Very happy with our stay in The Connacht hotel. Hotel staff, food and rooms very nice. Will visit again.
Bernie scored 4 / 5 on 15/02/2016
Lovely hotel Nice friendly welcome.
Good choice bar food Breakfast served until 11am Nice selection of fruit and breads Also served porridge Checked in around 230pm but heating did not come on until 8pm Room was little cold in afternoon v warm all night enjoyed stay def return
Bernie scored 5 / 5 on 02/02/2016
Seriously could not recommend this hotel enough.
The venue, the food, the staff all fantastic, we will definitely be back!
Anne scored 5 / 5 on 02/02/2016
Great hotel lovely helpful staff stayed there with my family & would highly recommend to anyone also very child friendly thank you connaught hotel!
Chloe scored 5 / 5 on 01/02/2016
nice place to stay, highly recommended
Fidelma scored 5 / 5 on 26/01/2016
We stayed on a 2 night break in the hotel for our 20th wedding anniversary, I e-mailed the hotel to ask for a warm quiet room and I was very surgprised with the result, they upgraded us to a suite, looking out over the garden, left a big bowl of fresh fruit, chocolates and a card in our room. I was very very happy with our stay, the breakfast was lovely, all the staff were so nice and helpful, the room was very warm, we went to the leisure centre and it was spotless, showers were hot and the changing rooms very clean. The hotel was very busy but we had no problem at night with noise. Overall we had a fabelous time and they made our anniversary break extra special. I would recommend this hotel to everyone, hopefully we will be back soon to have another break with them. 5 star rating. Fidelma
Breda scored 5 / 5 on 26/01/2016
Great hotel with a good atmosphere.Staff very friendly and accommodating.
Noelhennessy56 scored 5 / 5 on 19/01/2016
Hi to all in the Connaught Hotel it was my husband and son recently stayed with ye my husband could not say a bad word about his stay he thought the from the resecepion to the bar staff food was just fantastic he's a great believer in the small things ie good morning / how are you today / etc cost nothing and its those small things which cost nothing make all the difference the one small thing was the 11/30 to vacat the room when the last breakfast is 11am so you have to vacate the room before you go to the 11am sitting as one would be under pressure to get back to get your stuff out but overall a great few days great staff great food definitely a 5 star kind regards Noel Hennessy
Chris scored 5 / 5 on 02/01/2016
would stay there again staff where great could not fault this hotel food was great service 100%
rooms good and big and clean
Ann scored 5 / 5 on 15/12/2015
Great hotel we stay there every December and always have a fab time and staff are so nice and nothing is too much trouble for them will go again next year
M scored 3 / 5 on 10/12/2015
The hotel is comfortable, although looking a little tired and in need of sprucing. The breakfast was of a good standard, the hotel was clean and the staff were excellent - would stay here again
Kc scored 4 / 5 on 07/12/2015
Lovely Hotel, Pool was fab, food WAS LOVELY AND STAFF WERE VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY. VERY ENJOYABLE STAY
Laurels scored 3 / 5 on 01/12/2015
Hotel staff were very welcoming quick and easy check in. We were a group of eight people , the bar area is divided into eating and no eating areas which was a bit awkward with 8 people, but we were accommodated in the restaurant. Rooms are pretty basic could do with adding a throw on the beds as per the photos on the advertisement running in the reception area. All in all a good stay food good and breakfast o k. All eight said they would return
Lorraine scored 3 / 5 on 01/12/2015
I would recommend this hotel for a stay. I stayed with my family and the staff were lovely & friendly, there was a kids club which the kids enjoyed, breakfast was lovely. I could not fault this hotel in any way, very enjoyable stay.
T scored 3 / 5 on 24/11/2015
nice clean hotel
Frank scored 4 / 5 on 22/11/2015
Great visit where we overnighted. Great swim and gym facilities. Service by all staff was coureois and efficient. Would return again.
Bernie scored 5 / 5 on 16/11/2015
Lovely stay at Connacht Reception staff v helpful .Rooms v comfortable Loads of choice for breakfast Food ii bar v good not expensive Breakfast was served until 11am to avoid queue go before 10am. Bus to Eyre Sq across the road 1.80e Swimming pool excellent Jacuzzi Whirlpool Sauna well worth a visit Music in bar and place was packed great buzz about Def would return
Cyril scored 5 / 5 on 04/11/2015
Very high standing, the personnel was very friendly from the reception to the cleaners in all the services we used during our stay.
They made us feel at home. We will recommend it to friends and will come back.
Barbarabrewer scored 3 / 5 on 03/11/2015
basic accomadation breakfast was good.no choice on bedroom view from window poor.
Sm scored 4 / 5 on 13/10/2015
Great value! Clean and comfortable, great food, friendly staff, kids loved it.
Donal scored 5 / 5 on 19/08/2015
Enjoyable stay at The Connacht. Very friendly and helpful lady on reception as we checked in. Lovely clean room. Great music in the bar on Sunday night and a lovely breakfast with a great selection of food. Overall 10 / 10.
Gerry scored 4 / 5 on 08/06/2015
Enjoyed our stay, found staff to be very friendly and helpful. More than happy with the family room and great value, thanks to Today FM Breaks.
8 June 2015
Ruth scored 4 / 5 on 08/06/2015
Lovely stay, staff friendly and helpful, pool, jacuzzi, etc bright and clean. Breakfast very good. Great value!
Paul scored 1 / 5 on 06/05/2015
Chaotic, delays for sub standard breakfast,delays on checking out,generally not impressed,probably need more staff during peak times.
Reception staff were very friendly cant fault them but were under pressure on check out.
Breakfast needs to be reorganised to avoid delays.
Claire scored 4 / 5 on 09/04/2015
Family friendly, nice rooms, very clean, no noise, lovely bar, great food, fantastic service, great pool, very well run kids club, unbeatable price. I would highly recommend this hotel for a night or two away
Steve scored 4 / 5 on 30/03/2015
Great stay at the Connacht Hotel. The rooms were lovely and big. The only mark down is an old TV in the room and a little chipped paint in the bathroom from condensation. The bed was lovely but the best thing was the fantastic breakfast which was 5 star
Sharon scored 5 / 5 on 14/03/2015
Stayed for one night, reception staff was great friends were staying too so as had separate bookings he kindly put our rooms close to each other as were previously booked on different isles of hotel so was good of him to do this. Rooms erre grand and spacious nice bathroom clean but toilet didn't flush to well..breakfast next morning was a self service and could take as much as wanted with plenty to offer I was spoilt for choice and for 39.50 a night it was definitely a great bargain. Would stay here again. Great hotel
Grace scored 4 / 5 on 12/03/2015
Lovely hotel, not noise at night, room was very hot and window only opened a small bit! Pool area was lovely and clean, breakfast in the hotel was amazing, just once you got there before 10 otherwise the ques were mental! Bus from hotel took only 5 minutes to the centre which was very good. Service of hotel staff was excellent. Barroom could do wig some updating in room 2034. Overall enjoy my stay (young couple)
Josullivan scored 5 / 5 on 09/03/2015
Had a one night stay at the Connacht Hotel, the staff were very nice and welcoming plus the rooms were very clean and the breakfast was very nice. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay.
Mary scored 5 / 5 on 01/03/2015
19 feb 2015 a very spacious hotel wonderful friendly staff kids had a ball the best designed swimming pool for all the family kids club excellent choice of activities for all ages brillant location to eyre square lovely spacious room great food be definitely back thanks so much Mary frances
John scored 4 / 5 on 19/02/2015
Lovely Hotel , its huge, pool and gym are great, 5 mins drive out of town, (8 euro in a taxi). Will go back again
Hannah scored 4 / 5 on 18/02/2015
I stayed with my family for the weekend. The girls were 16. They really enjoyed the leisure centre and swimming pool. They remarked how friendly and helpful the staff were. My husband and I thought the rooms were comfortable, clean and spacious. The girls at the reception desk were very obliging and helpful. We really enjoyed out stay and will definitely return to the hotel. The taxi service is excellent and the hotel is only 5mins away from Eyre Square.
Eilish scored 4 / 5 on 16/02/2015
Loved the hotel apart from being woken up during the night by a crying baby.
Sylvie scored 4 / 5 on 05/02/2015
The hotel location was good, with the regular bus service into Galway it was easy to commute there on an evening. Ideal place to stay if you are wanting to drive to other places such as Connemara National Park, which is well worth a visit. The hotel room was clean, very comfortable and lovely and warm for a good night sleep!
The leisure facilities were average, pool was a good size but we felt it was unnecessary to ask customers to wear a swimming cap. The breakfast was nice, though the honey provided was watered down. The dinner in the restaurant was good value for money and tasty. The Thai Green Curry was delicious!
Staff were friendly and helpful.
Declan scored 3 / 5 on 02/02/2015
Room was clean and front line staff very friendly. However when we asked if we could get a pancake for our 4 year old who doesn't eat sausages etc, we were told that "Chef was too busy" which was disappointing in this day of age.
Jess scored 4 / 5 on 15/01/2015
Really enjoyed my stay, we received a warm welcome on arrival & lots of assistance with directions into Galway City information on the best places to park and to eat. Breakfast the next morning was tasty & plentiful overall an enjoyable restful stay with friendly & very helpful staff I will be back!
Marie scored 5 / 5 on 15/01/2015
To Lidl Breaks Team,
Marie is my name, I was delighted with our trip. My Mother is from Galway so as a family we decided to take a trip to this Hotel. We have stayed here on may occasions over the years.
The Connacht Hotel suited us perfectly as we had a big group of people ranging from 2 to 82. The pool was excellent for us as a group.
We love this Hotel family orientated, staff are so easy going and friendly.
We had a fab meal in the evening and we had 20 at our table and they were super . I have to say their food is excellent and the place was packed out for Halloween but they were brilliant. Looking at the moment on your site for a trip soon with my Mum.
Our booking with you was great I have had many a holiday with LIdl Breaks and always fab. Will be on soon cheers Marie. 5 star
Marie scored 5 / 5 on 15/01/2015
To Lidl Breaks Team,
Marie is my name, I was delighted with our trip. My Mother is from Galway so as a family we decided to take a trip to this Hotel. We have stayed here on may occasions over the years.
The Connacht Hotel suited us perfectly as we had a big group of people ranging from 2 to 82. The pool was excellent for us as a group.
We love this Hotel family orientated, staff are so easy going and friendly.
We had a fab meal in the evening and we had 20 at our table and they were super . I have to say their food is excellent and the place was packed out for Halloween but they were brilliant. Looking at the moment on your site for a trip soon with my Mum.
Our booking with you was great I have had many a holiday with LIdl Breaks and always fab. Will be on soon cheers Marie. 5 star
Pamela scored 5 / 5 on 14/01/2015
Lovely hotel, rooms very comfortable. very friendly staff. We had her dinner there in the bar. Lovely bar/carvery. Will definitely stay again.
Sam scored 4 / 5 on 14/10/2014
had a great weekend in The Connacht hotel, room was lovely spacious & warm. Bed was really comfy.
Mm scored 5 / 5 on 20/07/2014
Delighted with our stay at the Connacht. Very we'll run hotel with great staff and service and facilities. Have stayed before and will return again,
Mary-clare scored 5 / 5 on 07/07/2014
We had a short stay at the Connaught arriving late to the hotel i.e.12.30 am but we were made very welcome by the staff on reception at that time,the rooms were super clean and comfortable .The breakfast was excellent as was value for money.Definitely recommend hotel all around.
Polly scored 5 / 5 on 07/07/2014
Very comfortable beds and good size bedrooms. Staff very friendly and professional. Food very good.Great entertainment in bar. Bar staff very friendly.
Mark scored 5 / 5 on 06/07/2014
Very enjoyable stay, nice room and welcoming staff.
Would stay again.
Tarahillharrier scored 4 / 5 on 22/06/2014
We had no difficulties with this hotel. very efficient on check in, good sized rooms well laid out, staff excellent, plenty of car parking, buffet breakfast well stocked with a large selection, Just one complaint - there was no iron/ironing board in our room, may have been available from reception, didn't enquire, but for guests travelling through this is an essential item, otherwise an excellent hotel and would have no problem going there again (but I will bring my own iron)
Maria scored 5 / 5 on 13/06/2014
Have just stayed 2 nights with my husband for a break. Really enjoyed it .Leisure centre top class.
Great choice of food for breakfast except the juices from juice machine could only be described as water.
Jugs of real orange juice would be way better.
Bar lovely great atmosphere with loads of space.
Staff very friendly. When I asked we got an upgrade which was lovely and spacious with little kitchen.
Already had stayed at Christmas time with my 3 friends to go shopping ,that is why I came back.
On that occasion when we arrived in the morning we had fabulous scones in the bar area before we headed into the city.
Great bus schedule from outside hotel.
Michael scored 5 / 5 on 06/06/2014
We stayed for one night 3/6/14 and will come back again, our room was spacious, food was lovly, we booked with lidl breaks, huge carpark, and friendly staff throughout the hotel.
Anna scored 4 / 5 on 29/05/2014
This hotel is great for families, it is clean, spacious and the dÃ©cor in the bar is fab.
We went on a family break, the children loved the kiddies pool and the bubble pool. The bar served food all day and the restaurant food was top
quality. The Staff were very helpful and friendly. It is a short walk into Galway city and very close to a cinema.
We really enjoyed our stay and we will be back.
Martyg scored 5 / 5 on 13/05/2014
Great hotel and easy access to the city center by taxi (â‚¬8 approx). Lively bar, lovely food, friendly staff and great atmosphere complimented by modern spacious rooms. I would definitely recommend this hotel through Today FM Breaks.
Bren scored 3 / 5 on 07/05/2014
We had excellent room. The Kids club was super and gym/swimming pool were very good too. Stayed in this hotel 17 yrs ago and can only say it has imporved imensely since.
Big scored 5 / 5 on 29/04/2014
great location,parking and facilities. fine bar and leisure center. highly recommended
Anita scored 3 / 5 on 23/04/2014
Very pleased with our stay at The Connacht Hotel. Our Family Room was a very decent size, the staff very friendly, the swimming pool was lovely, my holistic treatment was perfect. The food was okay, with a decent children's menu. Kids' club looked great, although our children didn't partake. The hotel was busy and lively but felt relaxed at the same time. There were queues for breakfast - we had ours in our room on the second morning. All in all, we were very happy and would definitely stay there again.
Amanda scored 3 / 5 on 21/04/2014
Staff were lovely and very accommodating. Was slightly disappointed with the 3:30 check in and 11:30 check out. You've hardly any time in the hotel at all. The rooms were small. We booked a family room, but what we got was a double room with a camp bed put in so it was cramped. It shouldn't be advertised as a family room when it's not a family room. The bar food was lovely and there was a good variety of food for breakfast. Finding the leisure club was fun, it's a good bit away and badly sign posted. There were two or three locked doors with leisure club written on them. We found it eventually. Pool was great size and kids loved it. Stayed in better hotels. I wouldn't go back.
A scored 3 / 5 on 18/04/2014
Very standard. Room/ En- suite nice. However thought there was a meal included in the package to find out upon arrival there was not. Be careful when booking with the lidl- breaks to read thoroughly as apparently the meal is offered only with some hotels.
Overall hotel nice.
Sinead scored 4 / 5 on 16/04/2014
Room nice, staff extremely pleasant. Food very average. Unfortunately fire alarm went off in the middle of the night, but staff extremely apologetic the following day and offered to upgrade for next visit. Would definitely consider staying again, but would eat elsewhere.
Reviewer13318242 scored 4 / 5 on 14/04/2014
staff very friendly and helpful and the pool was great
Brian scored 4 / 5 on 19/03/2014
Stayed here on Sunday March 16 for one night B&B with the family. Great, freindly and helpful staff. Excellent kids club activities. The pool was great too. Really well run considering the size of the hotel.The only downfall was that were a few stag and hen parties on and it was a bit noisy late at night. I will stay here again, and would recommend it
Ac scored 5 / 5 on 19/03/2014
Great hotel, lovely rooms, leisure centre & great customer service. Lovely cocktail bar & also food is lovely. Reception staff are always so helpful & friendly.
Have stayed many times and have requested late checkout and always accommodated -I have never had a complaint about the Connacht Hotel, I will be back again soon hopefully.
Freckles3725 scored 4 / 5 on 16/03/2014
Great hotel, lively atmosphere, modern rooms and excellent location
Melissa scored 3 / 5 on 06/03/2014
The staff were very friendly and courteous, the leisure centre - while it did show some signs of age - was a great addition to a very, very reasonably priced Valentine's Weekend break. The room was nice and facilities therein were standard. A slight issue with the TV remote-control, but no major incidents. Breakfast is substantial, if not luxurious. My main quibble was the food in the bar. We ate there on arrival and it really wasn't great. I still don't understand how a hotel kitchen can't turn-out a decent toasted sandwich; it was served with the ubiquitous side of browning greenery (inedible); the soup was barely lukewarm and our (tiny portion) of chips were hard. We were charged for 1 tea that wasn't ordered and felt that the prices were very high for the food (e.g. â‚¬3.50 for the mini-bucket of chips - â‚¬30+ for a quick pit-stop bite for 2 people is not cheap).
However, all round, a good experience and good value for a well-situated hotel.
I agree with another reviewer, that check-in is quite late (3.30), but I asked for a late check-out on our departure date and were given the room til 1pm free of charge, so that was a bonus.
Eb scored 5 / 5 on 04/03/2014
We really enjoyed our stay at the Connacht hotel, brilliant value, grat service, lovely room. Quiet and comfortable , and great breakfast too! Will be back for sure!
Breda scored 3 / 5 on 04/03/2014
Nice hotel, but don't go for peace and quiet, neighbours in next room had all night party, which resulted in us getting no sleep.
Ac scored 5 / 5 on 24/02/2014
enjoyed my stay and the staff were nice and helpful, Beautiful Hotel With brilliant facilities. Will be back
Susan scored 3 / 5 on 19/02/2014
very nice hotel, staff very friendly. Great location lovely walk into the city. had a meal in the restaurant on the Friday nite food was poor and served out cold.
Cian scored 5 / 5 on 18/02/2014
Great hotel, great staff and very affordable.
Veron scored 4 / 5 on 11/02/2014
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room were fab. Showers in changing room a bit dated. We had dinner in the hotel. Loved every course. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Rooms were spotless and so cosy. No noise at all at night and the hotel was packed. Would highly recommend. 5 mins from eyre square. â‚¬9 Taxi.
Dolores scored 1 / 5 on 04/02/2014
Lovely hotel. Staff very polite and friendly. Rooms very warm.leisure centre great for children as was the kids club.
Rena scored 4 / 5 on 03/02/2014
Lovely hotel rooms clean and warm breakfast was very good .We had dinner there and could not fault it Courteous and helpful staff.Very good leisure centre.
John scored 4 / 5 on 28/01/2014
We, my partner and myself, went to Connacht hotel for one night. The ambience was very warm. Reception staff were welcoming and friendly. When we went to our room, there were two Cots in it and we asked to have them moved which they did in about five minutes. Breakfast was excellent and very enjoyable.
There are two things which we were not pleased with. Time of check in was to late at 3.30. It was 5 0'Clock by the time we got into town, and almost dark. The early check out meant that we did not have opportunity to have decent rest in morning, if we were do all of the things a person needs to do, as well as going for Breakfast.
The only other observation was that there was two Fire Extinguishers at end of corridor where our room was situated, Access to them was impeded by vacuum cleaners which could have had serious consequences in case of fire.
We would give it Four Stars
Maeve scored 5 / 5 on 22/01/2014
really nice and comfortable hotel, very clean and spacious, good location, would stay there again.
Cdoyley scored 4 / 5 on 22/01/2014
Very comfortable hotel.
Bar food is delicious.
Gym and swimming pool are huge and cater for all.
Overall a really nice hotel.
Govind scored 5 / 5 on 14/01/2014
Excellent location and over all very happy with the deal. We booked through Lidl break and got a good deal. To our surprise, at the time of check-in they gave us 2 no. two course dinner vouchers. We will surely book this hotel again.
Reviewer57737908 scored 5 / 5 on 02/01/2014
fantastic hotel, highly recommended from our family,
so child friendly, lovely food and entertainment ,
rooms lovely warm and clean
will be back,
Grainne scored 5 / 5 on 01/01/2014
I stayed here with my daughter and her family with my husband. I had a great time to the cosiness of the hotel, Quick response to problem in the room. Cosy and comfortable bar and quick response to problem in room. Reception staff could not be any friendlier. Music very good in the bar the 2 nights we where there.
Food - Fast service of the bar food and so tasty restaurant quality and great value. Staff lovely and always checking if we where ok with everything. Could not fault breakfast selection or lunch menu. Chef and waiters deserve alot of praise. Highly recommend to everyone and would definitely return
Colette scored 5 / 5 on 16/12/2013
great hotel great location really enjoyed our stay, food very good also nice comfy bar after day at Christmas market and some shopping band very enjoyable kids really enjoyed them ,leisure facilities ok but found a very strong smell of wee coming from somewhere !!!
Amt scored 4 / 5 on 11/12/2013
This is my third or fourth time staying at this hotel, first since it changed names and I was still very pleased with everything. All of the staff were very efficient and pleasant, from reception right through to the cleaning staff. The food was even better than my previous stays, some things could be updated such as carpets that have become frayed and the iron and ironing boards in bedrooms could be better, but I have been told by the reception staff that these are in line for a full overhaul.
Overall an excellent place to stay very close to the city.
Maria scored 3 / 5 on 26/11/2013
We stayed Sat night. We waited nearly three quarters of an hour for a table didn't get seated till 9 30. Food was very good.
Leisure centre and pool very clean. In the morning for breakfast there was a long queue no communication by a member of staff about it.
Just person at entrance when we did arrive at top. It was after 12 when we got back to room and then we were locked out.
Maybe if a supervisor was taking any problem on board and communicate with people. Overall it is a lovely hotel. We enjoyed the break. Rooms were lovely.
Molly scored 4 / 5 on 05/11/2013
Stayed here recently for one night B&B , its great hotel , the restaurant staff were brilliant , very busy hotel booked out the night we were there , ideal location into Galway city just a short taxi ride cost 9 euro each way , room was a bit cold which is unusual for this hotel as have stayed here many times before ,
good hotel if staying again in Galway would def stay here again for price and location .
breakfast served until 11 am
Anon scored 3 / 5 on 22/10/2013
Service in the restaurant can be slow, otherwise all else fine.
Dolores scored 4 / 5 on 09/10/2013
Very comfortable, friendly staff.
Nora scored 3 / 5 on 30/09/2013
very good would stay again
Barbara scored 4 / 5 on 29/09/2013
We really enjoyed our stay. Staff very friendly. first time to stay in the Connacht but would certainly stay there again. Read a review somewhere that said the Lidl clients got a different menu in the dining room for the evening meal but that is downright "lies" . We got the same menu as the rest of the customers and we enjoyed our dinner. Out the side windows could do with a bit of a tidy. Please check the orange juice at the breakfast . But overall the hotel is very good. Staff on reception very helpful and pleasant and greets each customer with a smile .
Nora scored 3 / 5 on 25/09/2013
Very nice hotel. our stay was very pleasant. Food was good. Staff very helpful. Would stay there again
Carolcoffey scored 5 / 5 on 24/09/2013
really enjoyed my stay in the Connacht Hotel.Extremely friendly staff,very clean room with comfortable beds.Would stay here again the next time I visit Galway
Pauline scored 3 / 5 on 23/09/2013
Excellent hotel, very busy especially ar weekends. Rooms are very clean and comfortable and have very good facilities. Food is excellent, very nice selection for breakfast. Overall a very good hotel and I would stay there again.
Peter scored 4 / 5 on 23/09/2013
Excellant Hotel. Very busy.....Food first class, rooms were clean. Easy taxi ride into Galway City Centre
Brian.d scored 4 / 5 on 16/09/2013
Booked in for just one night through Lidl-breaks. Dinner B&B â‚¬98 for us both. Hotel was great. Big roomey spotlessly clean and friendly staff. Food was excellent and facilities top notch. Will be back again soon.
Praha scored 3 / 5 on 15/09/2013
nice rooms comfy beds, bar big but no floor staff all four behind the bar, asked for bucket of ice got a pint glass. Breakfast in the morning we were sent to an overflow restaurant with only two staff and about two clean tables. no butter on tables, no ketchup... cups on the buffet were not matching.... need to up their game for busy weekends.. unfair on the only two staff in the overflow restaurant. landscaping at the sides needs money. great pool.
Aisling scored 5 / 5 on 08/09/2013
Excellent! We had a wonderful stay. Our room was a double and a single bed instead of three single beds. The reception sent someone up with anew key in minutes for another room and our stay was wonderful after that. Also great food and service. It's my third time to stay there and I'll definitely be back.
Nora scored 4 / 5 on 07/09/2013
We were delighted with our stay. no fault with anything. staff very pleasant and helpful. food very good. whole place very well kept
Jnb scored 2 / 5 on 03/09/2013
Hotel is a maze and can be difficult to find your way about as sinage is poor. Should give out GPS units to direct to rooms!!
Carpeting and walls in corridors are of drap colours and in need of livening up. Some paintings/pictures and flower arrangements would help to give it a lift. Good buffet breakfast but have to queue as busy for periods.
Sadie scored 4 / 5 on 02/09/2013
I have stayed in this hotel quite a few times now and I always enjoy it.
The only complaint I would have is with the Bar service downstairs, it can take ten to fifteen minutes to get served, and not because there are a lot of people in the bar but the staff seem to be busy doing other duties.
I definately reccommend The Connacht and will stay here again.
Bambi scored 4 / 5 on 01/09/2013
Great hotel great location. Fantastic facilities pool, gym, kids club and restaurant.
Really enjoyable family break, will return ; )
Vincento scored 4 / 5 on 14/07/2013
overnight stay marred only by manner of dining room supervisor but to be fair when receptionist was made aware of our treatment at checkout she was very apologetic and compensated us. This is a fine hotel in which I have stayed many times over the years without complaint. Very busy on this occasion so staff seemed under pressure to deliver the high standard usually on offer.However we did enjoy our stay ,food was good but bedrooms were uncomfortably warm as they are not air conditioned but this would probably not be a problem in weather conditions other than we are experiencing at the moment.Would have no difficulty returning.
Robbie scored 4 / 5 on 04/07/2013
Lovely hotel in a great location,inside its a bit of a maze trying to get from your room to the swimming pool.Food and service cannot be faulted.Its a nice place and great value!
Emma scored 4 / 5 on 04/07/2013
The hotel was fab and very central and child friendly the staff couldn't do enough and were excellent especially in the restaurant excellent food leisure centre brilliant except one little thing there were things in pool not working But was great on the whole and will definitely be back and will definitely be using lidl breaks again too just fantastic
Paul scored 4 / 5 on 02/07/2013
Good option for budget-conscious groups who don't mind being a 5 minute drive from city centre. Modern room, plentiful breakfast, and professional service.
Tony scored 5 / 5 on 26/06/2013
The Connaght Hotel is certainly one of the best hotels I have stayed in in the world. The location is fantastic, the building and the service is fantastic.The staff are incredible,as to their hospitality and helpfulness. The food is brilliant. I can,t wait to return.
Jo scored 3 / 5 on 25/06/2013
good hotel staff friendly would go back again.
Jane scored 3 / 5 on 23/06/2013
lovely pool, room good standard. food was grand, nothing amazing though, staff very nice. altogether very happy with value for money.
Tim scored 3 / 5 on 18/06/2013
We booked a night bed and breakfast on Lidl Deals. It was good value, basic not luxurious. The staff were very pleasant. The breakfast was very nice. We did not use the leisure facilities. The Connacht has a lot of rooms and the corridors are long. It was very busy. Grand for a short stay.
Geraldine scored 4 / 5 on 17/06/2013
We had a lovely stay in the Connacht. Room was very clean and spacious. Staff were very friendly. The Pool was great, the kids loved it. The food was very good. Thanks to all. Ger (Dublin)
Pude scored 3 / 5 on 16/06/2013
VERY GOOD PRICE NICE HOTEL
Mary scored 5 / 5 on 20/05/2013
Stayed here on the 15th May 2013 was very impressed with our stay and certainly will be back
We would very much like to single one of the dining room staff for her attention to detail in every way and her power of observation she was truly a star I think her name is Dee. I actually spoke to her and congratulated her she truly stood out .
Thanks to all for making our stay so pleasant. Mary C
Content scored 4 / 5 on 07/05/2013
STAFF: VERY HELPFUL AND NICE
POOL/GYM: GREAT SIZE AND CLEAN, ONE DRAWBACK IS HAVING TO WALK THROUGH THE LOBBY, ALONG THE ATRIUM, UP A FLIGHT OF STAIRS, DOWN A CORRIDOR AROUND A CORNER, BACK DOWN A STAIRS AND YOUR AT THE RECEPTION DESK FOR THE POOL. AKA BAD LAYOUT TO HOTEL.
ROOMS: GOOD SIZE, VIEW IS OK NOT MUCH TO LOOK AT, LIKE ABOVE THE LAYOUT TO GETTING TO THE ROOM IS RIDICULOUSLY LONG.
Kathy scored 3 / 5 on 08/04/2013
Very happy with our stay in the Connacht Hotel for one night at Easter with our two kids. The room we were given had a double bed and one single. We phone reception to ask for a fold-out bed for our second child and they apologised that it had not already been done and sent it up within a few minutes. The room was a little bit small but clean and fresh which was fine. The swimming pool was great for the kids with a bubble area they loved and good sized changing area with plenty of hairdryers. We didn't eat dinner in the hotel so I can't comment on that. In the evening our two kids went to the kids club, which was an extra 10euros altogether. They played games and then watched a movie which they enjoyed though they were a little disappointed that there was not a kids disco as had been promised but I understand that the staff have to try to suit the majority of kids that are there. My husband and I enjoyed the free time to have a drink together in the bar without the kids. There were a lot of kids in the bar but all well behaved. Can't say the same for the crowds of kids running around the corridors and kicking footballs up and down the corridors. The parents are more to blame than the hotel but I do think they should have been asked to stay quiet. Breakfast next morning was buffet style and was fine without being outstanding. My husband said the coffee was very good. I was a bit disappointed that there was just sliced bread and brown bread, no croissants or pastries of any sort, no cheeses or cold meats. But the cooked breakfast was good and fresh and the breakfast area was well looked after not messy and chaotic like some hotels. We felt the break was very good value for the money we paid for it. We would return with the kids but would not recommend going there as a couple.
Daragh scored 4 / 5 on 03/04/2013
Great value , good foid and nice leisure centre
Rosemary scored 5 / 5 on 01/04/2013
Excellent value for a lidl break.
Ann scored 4 / 5 on 01/04/2013
We had a nice stay here last weekend. although the hotel was busy and a lot of children, the room we were in was very quiet. The staff were friendly and helpful. the food was very nice. The room was adequate and the bed comfortable. It was good value and would stay there again.
Stephen scored 4 / 5 on 26/03/2013
Great hotel very relaxing great food and the staff are very helpful and friendly definitely will stay there again
Sinead scored 5 / 5 on 20/03/2013
We had a fantastic time....I have recommended Lidl Breaks to a number of my friends, one of which booked a hotel in Cork over the weekend..
Alila0k61 scored 4 / 5 on 12/03/2013
We stayed in this hotel on the 9th March. It is a lovely hotel. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Staff very pleasant and helpful. We arrived around
2o'clockpm and our room was ready. When we came back in around 1.30am we were checked at the door that we were staying there and our room number and name was checked. We felt this was very good as no one would be able to get in who wasn't staying there.To get to the llift you had to put your room key in the door to enter the corridor where lifts were. Again this was great security. We went to bed. There was a bit of noise with girls coming in, i would say from a hen night, but nothing unruly. Then at 4am we woke to banging and what sounded like kicking of a door on our corridor. Also shouting. It was obvious the person making all the noise was locked out of room and had no key with him. It would be a good idea when security is checking you at the entrance that they ask to see your key. This would help avoid all the noise we heard. Each time we were going to ring reception the noise woiulod stop and then start up again. Although you were awake you were trying to go to sleep and for that reason we didn't ring down to reception. Our daughter and her partner were also staying on that corridor and were kept awake also. When we were checking out we said it to the girl on reception. She was very nice and very apologetic. We went into the bar to meet our daughter and partner and the receptionist/manageress (not sure which) came in after us and asked for my husband. They went outside and she offered him lunch for us but as we were heading backa to Dublin he declined. She then offered him an upgrade for when we would next be in Galway staying in the Carlton/Connacht. He accepted this. I have to say that the girl was very nice, helpful and apologetic over the whole matter. It is very nice to see this in a hotel. Yes, we will definitely be back, and we look forward to our upgrade. We wish the hotel every success for the future.
Prince scored 4 / 5 on 20/02/2013
Staff very friendly and efficient. Rooms spacious and clean. No complaints will return.
Tom scored 3 / 5 on 19/02/2013
Hotel & staff nice.Swimming pool was good .room was spacious. Food only average. I would return
Mgibbons scored 5 / 5 on 19/02/2013
Our stay in the Carlton (renamed the Connaught) was excellent from start to finish. We found the staff friendly and helpful with all requests made by us. The bar food and breakfast was well ahead of what we were expecting. Our kids enjoyed the pool and kid club. Traveling in and our of the city was easy with the bus stop nearby which enabled us to leave the car behind. The bedrooms were comfortable and quiet. Overall this is very much a family orientated hotel which offers great service at very good value. We will return.
Mary scored 4 / 5 on 19/02/2013
Fab hotel, really enjoyed our stay had 5 year old girl who just loved the swimming pool, meal was unreal and rooms were lovely too will be returning shortly to stay ere :)
Sara scored 5 / 5 on 18/02/2013
We are just back from a lovely stay at this Hotel, I have been passing the door for years and never gave it a second thought - but I am delighted that we did and it was excellent. I would give it 5 stars. The room was grand and the food was excellent, the kids loved the kids club and the pool - it has everything. I like my sausages cremated so I was a bit let down by this as it looked like they were deep fried and not grilled to death which is how I like them, But apart from the sausages, very nice and friendly staff especially at reception, the place is very clean and plenty of space. Enjoy, we did. Kids aged 4 and 6 loved it.
Patrick scored 5 / 5 on 17/02/2013
Excellent service, friendly staff, very clean, delicious food. Couldn't have asked for more.
Denis scored 5 / 5 on 05/02/2013
Wonderful hotel and a great staff. Thank you very much. Our room was fab. Denis O'Donoghue
Christina scored 5 / 5 on 05/02/2013
Staff are very helpful and will do anything to make your stay pleasant only complaint residents bar doesnt stay open all night :)
Carmel scored 5 / 5 on 05/02/2013
I would highly recomment this hotel, terrific value for money, food really delicious, both breakfast & dinner, receptionist extremely helpful and friendly. My husband and I horoughly enjoyeded our stay.
Chucky scored 4 / 5 on 31/01/2013
Hotel was very nice. Food was good. Very family frendly. Downside - The pool was really cold!!
Lizzie scored 5 / 5 on 30/01/2013
I booked this hotel for my Fiance and his 2 friends and they couldn't say enough to recommend this hotel, they said everything from the rooms, to the breakfast and the service in between was fantastic. I will be staying in this hotel myself on the 22nd of Feb for 2 nights and i'm really looking forward to it from what my fiance has told me about it.
Liz scored 4 / 5 on 29/01/2013
friendly staff,good food and warm hotel
Christene scored 3 / 5 on 22/01/2013
Having stayed in the Carlton Hotel in Galway on many occasions, we felt that we knew what we were getting, however we were a little disappointed. The room was freezing when we got into it but in fairness when we contacted reception a guy came to our room within minutes and put on the radiator for us. After a few hours it got extremely warm, seemed there was no in between with it. The carpet in the room we were in was burnt. The water in the sink in the bathroom was warm , even when seemingly on cold, which meant we were left brushing our teeth with warm water. We had to ring down for batteries for the tv remote too. They're not major complaints but just felt that standards a slipped a little in the hotel. Did not use leisure centre so can't comment there
Cliona scored 4 / 5 on 22/01/2013
We had a lovely stay. The location is excellent. Staff were very friendly. The hotel is family friendly. We have two boys aged 6 and 9 and they really enjoyed the swimming pool.
Reviewer46415206 scored 4 / 5 on 16/01/2013
well worth the visit. friendly staff, good food .
Overall enjoyable stay
Joebro scored 5 / 5 on 08/01/2013
Myself, my partner, her daughter and her parents arrived for a one night stay on Friday 4th Jan. After a long trip to the Cliffs of Moher we were welcomed with a amzing hospitality. We got rooms beside each other which were clean - spacious and more importantly very warm. In actual fact to walk around the hotel you didn't need a coat which was a very plesant surprise. We ate in the Resturant which was great value when we went with the dinner for 2 x 2 and I would recommend paying the fiver supplement for the steaks. There was even live music in the bar later that evening for myself and my partner to chill out too.
The next day after a huge breakfast we all went to the Lesuire Centre and my partners daughter went to the Kids Club which she really enjoyed.
All-in-all a perfect break for the family and the Lesure Centre was great plus family friendly. I will be back again :0)
Emmiemcc scored 4 / 5 on 02/01/2013
Stayed one night in the Carlton Galway found the hotel great. It was ideally located 5 mins drive from city centre and for that reason alone I would stay there again. It was clean and staff were very helpful great value for money. The food was good and the room was large and had enough room for three people. Ideally for weekend away or break with the kids as it had ice-skating while we were there. Overall would use this hotel again and would rate it highly for comfort and hospitality.
E scored 4 / 5 on 18/12/2012
Excellent base for Xmas shopping w/end in Galway city.Booking requests were met and we enjoyed an appetising dinner in the onsite Rueben's restaurant which offers an expansive menu and is good value for money.Breakfast was equally good & all staff were attentive and welcoming.Also availed of the Leisure facilities but,
as Seniors, the Ice Factor was a skate too far! But this activity generated a great buzz in the Carlton which is very family friendly and well located close to the city centre.
All in all an a first class property.Would certainly make a return booking.
Only minus was lack of adjustable reading/bedside lighting.
E & U,Mature couple.Midlands.
Lorraine scored 4 / 5 on 18/12/2012
Nice comfortable hotel, well located and family friendly.
Breeda scored 4 / 5 on 17/12/2012
Very good value, and very nice staff our shower was broken so they gave us a new room immediately.
Arthur scored 4 / 5 on 07/12/2012
Always a great place to stay. This is my third time in this hotel and will look no further if i have to spend the night in Galway. The facilities is very nice and the staff is very friendly. Just make a call to the reception when you need something and the problem is solved. Great Hotel, great experience. Highly recommended.
Paul scored 4 / 5 on 06/12/2012
Stayed one night, Saturday, and it was fine. Staff are very friendly and the food was good. Near enough to town , about 5 mins in a car. Loads of taxis available and a bus stop across the road. Stayed in the bar on Saturday night which was ok because there was a crowd but only for that the bar lacks any atmosphere, it,s like a big lobby or waiting area. Also the two piece band finished at 12.30 on the dot which is not much good if your looking to get away for a night out and don't want the hassle of going in to town. Anyway don't let that stop you, it's a grand hotel and we will be back again because of location and the staff.
Reviewer31956848 scored 3 / 5 on 04/12/2012
Very nice hotel and had a great trip. Good location and the staff were helpful. Would recommend.
Ellie scored 3 / 5 on 04/12/2012
We stayed at the Carlton hotel Galway on 1st Dec 2012 with our 2 kids - we had a wonderful time there and it is a very nice hotel with extremely nice staff. We took the B&B with Dinner offer and the food was very good also.
We used the leisure centre on the sunday morning and the kids loved it - the swimming was very nice.
The only thing I could fault about the hotel was that it was seriously warm and I wouldn't like to be paying the oil bills!
I would stay here again and would recommend it to friends
Nell scored 3 / 5 on 03/12/2012
Had two night stay in the Carlton recently. As always it was most enjoyable and comfortable and the food was very good. Although the ice rink was being set up it did not interfere with the comfort of the guests. We stay often for a little break and always enjoy it.
Reviewer34361842 scored 3 / 5 on 27/11/2012
nice hotel to stay in. not too far from the city centre. rooms were nice and clean. the restaurant was beautiful and the leisure centre was great. very family friendly hotel
Ld scored 2 / 5 on 27/11/2012
The staff were very nice but the actual hotel needs a touch of refurbishment. THe walk from the car park to the hotel makes you fear the worst as you enter. Also the bar is very open and very bright - it completely lacks atmosphere and makes you want to head towards town very quickly.
Amo scored 4 / 5 on 26/11/2012
good location. we had a lovely stay. the staff are super friendly, hotel was nice and warm ( very welcome on a very chilly night). rooms are comfortable and breakfast was great. will definitely stay here again.
Henry scored 4 / 5 on 24/11/2012
Good Hotel Everything up to standard. Staff friendly and helpful Enjoyed our stay.
Derek scored 4 / 5 on 14/11/2012
Perfect hotel for visiting galway, took us about 5 mins in a taxi to the city centre. All you need in the hotel for a relaxing break. Only criticism would be the menu in the bar - could be a little more varied but thats only a small thing and we really enjoyed our stay. Recommend it
Peadar scored 5 / 5 on 13/11/2012
Excellent hotel. great location.
Reviewer31393302 scored 4 / 5 on 13/11/2012
Really lovely Hotel. Great Location altho it is a taxi journey at night! its a nice half hour walk during the day tho!
great rooms - kept very well. lovely staff.
would definitely stay again.
Ger scored 5 / 5 on 01/11/2012
Stayed in the Carlton Hotel Galway at the weekend with my husband and we had a fanastic time.The hotel was very busy but we had no bother finding a table at dinnertime as everyone is shown where to sit, the food was lovely with a good choice, good music in the bar each night and the leisure center was really enjoyable. We have booked to come back again in December when the ice rink is at the hotel and the Xmas markets are in town.The staff were all very pleasent and friendly.Thank you LIDL- BREAKS for making these weekends possible at such a great rate and a great range of hotels.Hope ye have the same in the New Year.Thanks again.
Ebradyevans scored 5 / 5 on 30/10/2012
Lovely hotel with great facilities, good sized room and modern leisure centre. Food very nice and grt taxi service to city centre. Had issue with fan that was quite noise outside our window and it was not resolved even after ringing reception @ 3am but have been offer upgrade at next Carlton Hotel Stay. Galway is grt location for fun filled weekend......
Olive scored 5 / 5 on 28/10/2012
Couldn't praise this Hotel enough, Staff were so nice and helpfull and friendly, Food was amazing! Will be back again and would recomend it to family and friends. Hotel is in a good location to City Centre 5 mins by car or about 15mins walk. Leisure centre was lovely, great steam room Also I went for a treatment with Ann, I had Reflexology, She was brilliant and really nice.
N scored 4 / 5 on 20/10/2012
lovely hotel. very good value. free car parking and just 15 min walk to the city centre.
Eileen scored 5 / 5 on 17/10/2012
WE ALWAYS GO THERE STAFF VERY GOOD FAMILEY FRIENDLEY
MANGER ALWAYS NICE ALWAYS HELPS OUT
COULD NOT DO ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE ONLY THING IS COULD UP GRADE BANDS AT WEEKENDS
OTHER THAN THAT ITS A GREAT HOTEL HOME FROM HOME
Naomi scored 4 / 5 on 16/10/2012
Myself and a friend are in college in NUI Galway we have booked the Carlton hotel Galway for every over night stay for the last two years. We have always had very clean comfortable rooms. The food in the resturaunt is fantastic and we would recommend this hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The deal that Lidil provide is just brilliant and allows us a fantastic stay for a fantastic price.
Reviewer18558708 scored 5 / 5 on 16/10/2012
Ciara scored 2 / 5 on 24/09/2012
we stayed in this hotel for one night, on arrival the girl in reception was very nice and polite, very helpful. she advised us that when using the pool we needed to bring the towels with us from our room, which we did no problem..... when we got to reception of the leisure club we were told we needed swimming hats... this we were not told at reception, our room was lovely but there was an awful bad smell of stale smoke in the room, I specifically asked for a non smoking room so I didnt like this at all, I had asked for towels to be brought to the room at 8pm as we had used ours in the pool, I was told they would be there in ten minutes, I arrived back to my room at 1.30am and still no towels, 9.00am following morning house keeping knocked on the door to clean the room, we were only there for one night and check out was not until 11.30 we had a late night the previous night so this was not good.
on the up side the staff in the hotel were more than helpful, restaurant staff were so nice, they couldnt do more for us, reception staff very nice also, As i did complain at check out the kind receptionist gave us the drinks on our room comlimentary which made it better :)
Midlander scored 4 / 5 on 21/06/2012
This is a great family hotel - not surprisingly it rained when we were in Galway, but we were able to enjoy the facilities in the Leisure Centre which kept 2 little girls very happy. The staff in the hotel were extremely helpful and friendly. An added bonus was the separate Euro 2012 fanzone (or probably Kidzone would have been more appropriate!), which meant that we parents with little children also got to enjoy the match without feeling like we were disturbing any of the child free guests. The food was not as good as the previous time we stayed (hence 4* review) but we stay in the Carlton quite regularly and will be back again!
Limericklady scored 3 / 5 on 18/06/2012
The hotel was definitely dated, but clean. Had a lovely breakfast. Leisure centre was very nice and bright. and airy. Great entertainment on Friday night in bar. Staff friendly. Room very warm. Tea and coffee making facilities in room. Able to open room windows.View lacking. We were in Block A, a very long walk to leisure centre if you are not good on the legs. Good value for money and yes would stay there again.
Cliff8410 scored 2 / 5 on 16/06/2012
Wasn't too impressed with the room, was very shabby with a view of the back car park!. Renovations going on and hotel was very dusty. Went for dinner and cost â‚¬30 for two pasta with only water?? The portion was tiny too. Won't be returning, didn't even bother with breakfast in the morning was so annoyed.
Sally scored 1 / 5 on 25/05/2012
From start to finish our stay was a disaster; we had thought it would be a 4 star refurbished hotel, sadly reality was 3 room changes in first 16 hours as first family Room was on smoking floor, second family room, non-smoking, plug in bath was blocked and load of dirt came back whilst partner in shower, we got upgraded at this stage to a suite and given vouchers for free meal each, unfortunately food in restaurant was poor and we found 3 big bones in what was supposed to be a cod fillet. Breakfast was also poor and service overall in hotel not great. Rooms are shabby and old and hotel overheated. Only good part was leisure facilities which were great, big well equipped gym and pool. Avoid this hotel at all costs, we won't be returning
Sadie scored 4 / 5 on 15/05/2012
I stayed in the Carlton Hotel on Friday night last and as usual I enjoyed it very much. Lovely hotel, rooms, bar and lounge and very nice staff. My only complaint is that next time (soon I hope) I will stay 2 or 3 nights and avail of the leisure centre. One night is just not enough!
Jacinta scored 4 / 5 on 30/04/2012
good hotel great food very nice staff
Paulinhio scored 4 / 5 on 30/04/2012
Nice Hotel. If you're visiting Galway City though, you need to add â‚¬20 per night to the hotel cost as this is the round-trip taxi fare.
Carlton should consider running a complimentary shuttle bus. I'm sure the cost of this would be easily re-couped by the extra bookings it would generate.
EilÃn scored 3 / 5 on 17/04/2012
We only stayed there for one night. We were given a suite in Block D, which was a long way from the reception area of the hotel. It was more like a one room flat, seperate bedroom, living area and of course bathroom. Breakfast was lovely.The night we stayed the hotel was very lively, Labour Conferance in NUI and visitors down for the Connaght / Ulster match on the Saturday.
Thomas scored 2 / 5 on 17/04/2012
There was one major issue which I had with this hotel and it probably would prevent me booking again. My wife and I were staying for three nights and had no hot water until the day before we left and even at that were had to turn on a booster pump in advance of getting water. I had said to reception twice and was given a notice about if we required extra hot water we would have to turn on this pump. But as I kindly informed the receptionist, this was not extra water I was looking for as we had no hot water at all.
As a result from this the following day was the same, and altough we did turn on the pump before we headed off for the day, when we came back this was cold again. We, as a result of this found ourselves going down to the leisure centre two days for showers and having said this to reception again found no satisfaction which to be honest was disappointing as hot water in a 4star rating hotel wouldnt be exactly considered a luxury. Even a hostel would have a hot shower and hot water.
This was the only complaint I would have on our stay and the fact we didnt seem to get anything back from the hotel, as we were there for three nights this was inconvenient.
Elaine scored 5 / 5 on 15/04/2012
The hotel was great, we were upgraded to a suite as it was so busy. The staff were great, the food was great. The hotel was family friendly and the pool was outstanding. Definitely will go back again.
Trish scored 3 / 5 on 11/04/2012
There was no heating on in the hotel, it was quite cold. Breakfast was fantastic, room was satisfactory, except for not having any heating. Dinner first evening quite nice, second evening wasn't really edible. Because it was a bank holiday weekend there was quite a lot of families with young children about. They were using the bar and while some left by 9:00p.m. there was still quite a lot of young children there until late. Not very nice for other guests. The entertainment in the bar on Sunday night left a lot to be desired.
All staff were very efficent and friendly, couldn't be faulted in any way. I would return to the hotel but for bed & breakfast only, perhaps the bar food would have been a bettter option for evening meal in preference to the menu in the restaurant.
Ger scored 5 / 5 on 09/04/2012
We have just returned from our second break in the Carlton Galway. We enjoyed our first visit so much we had to go back again. The Carlton is a lovely comfortable, family friendly hotel. The food is excellent and the rooms are really nice too. The pool and leisure facilities are very good. Its well located for trips into Galway city and Connemara and even down into Co. Clare and the Burren. The hotel has a very well run kids club which our little boy enjoyed on both occasions. Last but not least the staff are very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel particularly to families with young children.
Siobhan scored 5 / 5 on 02/04/2012
Fantastic hotel with lovely staff,brekkie to die for and the pool and sauna are spotless
Patrick scored 5 / 5 on 24/03/2012
Rooms are very comfortable,spotless and well equipped including laptop safe. The staff are very friendly. Bar food and breakfast were top quality. we have stayed here 3 times and will go back again.
Gordon scored 5 / 5 on 24/03/2012
This hotel is excellent. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The staff are friendly and very helpful. We only had bar food, but it was superb. Even if you're not staying in Galway, it's worth visiting the hotel for the food. Also, we used the swimming pool while we were there, which is brilliant. Loads of space for the kids to splash about, as well as plenty of room for the swimming lanes. - Gordon.
Bernadette scored 5 / 5 on 20/03/2012
we were extremely happy with the rooms, breakfast, The staff were very friendly, Everyone enjoyed their stay in the Carlton, Congratulation to the manager and staff of the Hotel, and to lidil. Thanks so much,
Kathleen scored 5 / 5 on 20/03/2012
The hotel is just amazing in every sense of the word.The staff are so pleasant and helpful.We had a great time there ,and have spent many weekends in this hotel.
If you are looking for really good food then this is the place to go,as its brilliant,as is the fast service.
Could'nt fault it in any way.
King scored 5 / 5 on 20/03/2012
Top marks friendly staff, hotel spotless and the food excellent and plenty of it . Would highly recommend this hotel and we will be returning for sure.
Reviewer71589951 scored 4 / 5 on 18/03/2012
lovely hotel; would go back again; excellent kids club and leisure centre;
Rooms very clean; staff friendly
Gertrude scored 4 / 5 on 05/03/2012
we had very enjoyable stay,was upgraded to a suite,food and service excellent.lovely hotel everything you need there.
Sionna scored 5 / 5 on 28/02/2012
Reply enjoyed our weekend at the Carlton hotel Galway we have stayed there 4 times and will stay again soon. Staff were excellent. Rooms spotless and well decorated. Would highly recommend!!
Noreen scored 4 / 5 on 28/02/2012
XXXX We were extremely happy with the service we were given by the Carlton Hotel. It met all our requirements and exceeded them in relation to the hotel's leisure facilities and treatment of children. Also we found the staff very helpful and friendly. We felt we got an extremely good value for money package and we will definitely be using Lidl package again! Thank you
Martin scored 4 / 5 on 15/02/2012
The Hotel was great, staff where very friendly, would reconmend this Hotel to anyone, and for the breakfast, lots of food to choose from, and it was great value for money, and will be back there very soon
Claireoc26 scored 5 / 5 on 15/02/2012
This is one of my favourite hotels in Ireland, we have stayed here numerous times and its always a pleasure. i would recommend to anyone. staff are wonderful and the food is fabulous. we will most certainly be returning again, sooner rather than later
Nell scored 4 / 5 on 04/02/2012
Had short stay in the Carlton Hotel recently. Have stayed many times and as usual everything about it was perfect. Staff are very nice and helpful, rooms very clean and comfy and food delicious and plenty of it. Would highly recommend it and the Lidl breaks are brilliant.
Naomi scored 4 / 5 on 30/01/2012
My friend and I stayed in the Carlton Hotel Galway this weekend. The room was nice and comfy and very clean. We had a lovely meal and the service was great. After our meal we went to the bar the two piece band playing were very good and the bar service was great there was a good atmosphere and people of all ages having a good night! looking forward to returning soon.
Caroline scored 5 / 5 on 24/01/2012
5 stars. great location. great facilities. staff were very friendly and so helpfull. i will be returning for sure
Joe scored 4 / 5 on 23/01/2012
My wife and I arrived on Friday evening at 1800hrs and were immediately made to feel welcome. Reception staff were courteous and efficient and the room was clean and tidy. I used the leisure centre facilites, which were excellent, if a little far away from the reception. I availed of the breakfast on Saturday morning and I was shown to a table promptly on my arrival in the dining room and while there was a small delay as I waited for scrambled egg to be prepared, it was worth the wait and the breakfast was substantial. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel as an excellent place to stay and the cost through the Lidl break promotion was excellent value! Joe Ryan
Carmel scored 3 / 5 on 18/01/2012
Ok Hotel. Best thing going for it was the Receptionist Ann marie, so pleasant , and helpful nothing was to much for her. Would stay here again.
Mark scored 5 / 5 on 17/01/2012
Stayed at this hotel for 49 euro pp which included b&b and evening dinner so wasn't expecting a lot. Well I was wrong . The rooms are ok and the pool is lovely especially in evening with underwater lighting . The bar was great with plenty of sport on large screens . As for the dinner in Reuben's restaurant ... Well it was way beyond what I expected . Staff were fantastic and presentation was great only problem there was too much !!!
Slept well on comfy bed and pillows were nice . Breakfast was buffet which is what I like and was fresh hot and again plenty of very courteous staff. Overall a great nights stay . Remember you pay for what you get but in this case you will be greatly surprised . Enjoyed ! ( this is the same reiew i gave in trip advisor)
Sheilam scored 5 / 5 on 09/01/2012
very enjoyable stay, room comfortable, food excellent.and kids club brilliant value..5 euro per child for 4 and a half hours..def going back
Robert scored 5 / 5 on 01/01/2012
Myself and my husband have just returned from a three night break at the Carlton Hotel in Galway. The accomadation was excellant, the Hotel was very busy during our stay, however nothing was too much trouble for any member of staff, we were greeted every morning and evening by friendly smiley happy members of staff from the Restaurant team, again where nothing was too much trouble. Our stay was immensely enjoyable, great accomadation, great food,great location. We will definitely be returning. To those of you looking at reviews, look no further.
Geraldine scored 5 / 5 on 06/12/2011
we stayed at this hotel last Saturday Night, it was great ,its our second time staying. could not fault it in any way, the leisure center is really good and quite busy it was lovely to see so many people enjoying it.
This year there is an ice rink on the grounds of the hotel, which was very busy but great fun. We will be back to this hotel again and will book with lidl breaks they are great value.
Gismox scored 4 / 5 on 05/12/2011
We had a lovely time at the Carlton Hotel in Galway the staff were lovely hotel even tho was getting renovations done was very good We shall be going there again star rating %
Rho scored 4 / 5 on 30/11/2011
We all enjoyed our weekend in the Carlton Hotel, beautiful food, excellent and friendly staff. The leisure centre was spotless and adding to the view was the Osprey rugby team in the pool on the morning of our departure :)
Would recomend it and go back again.
Franner scored 4 / 5 on 15/11/2011
Very enjoyable stay. Room comfortable. Staff friendly and welcoming. Breakfast delicious.
Lisa scored 4 / 5 on 09/11/2011
lovely hotel, dinner times were a bit confusing werent sure where to eat and when we arrived for dinner we were told we had not been written down for a table even though we had requested it at reception. close enough to the town 30 minute walk which was nice. the food i must say was gorgeous and no complaints about the room. would recommend it.
Orla scored 5 / 5 on 08/11/2011
Simply Excellent - fantastice value for money!!!!!!!!!!!!! Comfortable, friendly hotel!
Family scored 3 / 5 on 07/11/2011
Have 5 year old girl. Hotel nice, Our room was a bit dated, But clean. In good location. Had dinner in bar. Food was good and staff very nice and efficient. Was in the leisure center for Swim. Really enjoyed it . Swimming pool great for Kids.
Ann scored 5 / 5 on 07/11/2011
DELIGHTED WITH SERVICE AND PRICE.WE PARTICULARLY LIKED THE IDEA OF THE DINNER VOUCHERS AND THE FOOD WAS GREAT.
HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDED CARLTON TO FRIENDS.5 STAR
ANN CO MEATH
Sadie scored 4 / 5 on 06/11/2011
Have stayed in this hotel plenty of times and again on this Lidl break. Great big swimming pool if you have kids that swim as there is a large shallow part, as well as a proper lane swimming area. Breakfast can be busy at peak times but just get down early. Rooms have a double and a single and they will put in a camp bed or a cot. There is casual food in the bar till 10pm. All staff very helpful and nothing is a problem. Also a Kids Club onsite. The G cinema is just a few minutes walk up the road and its a handy enough drive or taxi into the city centre.
C scored 4 / 5 on 03/11/2011
Have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions - excellent family hotel. Good facilities & location. Very friendly staff. The only place I stay when in Galway.
Will be back next June.
Rachael scored 4 / 5 on 01/11/2011
Very enjoyable stay. Bar and food was excellent.Staff were very pleasant and helpful. However the corridors were too hot and stuffy. The bedrooms were also too hot. I found the windows were impossible to open. other than that top marks
Bernie scored 4 / 5 on 01/11/2011
Had a very enjoyable stay in the Carlton hotel in Galway. We stayed for one night and location was perfect for city centre. There is a bus stop across the road from the hotel â‚¬1.80 for an adult fare. Taxi from city centre later that night was â‚¬6. Overall hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Room was large and spacios with an excellent choice for breakfast in the morning. The Lidl offer was very good value for money.
Ellymai scored 5 / 5 on 28/10/2011
Had a great time. Took our son who has disabilities and the staff could not have done more to accomodate us in every way. We have stayed at this hotel before and received the same good service.
Ellymai scored 5 / 5 on 28/10/2011
We really enjoyed our break. Food was good. Bedrooms clean and staff very friendly.
Norah scored 2 / 5 on 27/10/2011
have stayed at this hotel before first time was grand evening meal was beautiful which was in a restaurant seperate from dining area in hotel secound stay meals were in brekfast area of hotel meal was not as good but this time took the biscuit my daughter ordered steak well done it came out burnt i ordered roast lamb couldnt even cut it let alone eat it ordered apple pie custard 25mins before we got that mattress on beds very hard and unconfortable all in all very disapointed with our stay definitely wont be stayin again two customers lost and certainly wont recommend them
Donaghy scored 5 / 5 on 18/10/2011
Lovely break .The Room was very clean and warm and cosy, very staff friendly and helpful and food was first class .Great value for the money.Will certainly be back for more
Michaeldurkanjs scored 5 / 5 on 18/10/2011
Hotel was very good. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Food very good. Bedroom perfect
Rita, scored 4 / 5 on 10/10/2011
I stayed here with my 8 year old son, we had a great time. My son particularly enjoyed the pool and the activities. I found the staff friendly and would stay again
Janette scored 4 / 5 on 04/10/2011
stayed here for an overnite stay.....Would definitley go back. Even tho their computers had crashed when we checked in and their tills were out of action, the staff coped very well under pressure and were very polite and helpful. Breakfast time was very busy, but very well organised and we were seated very quickly....Well done Carlton Hotel and well done LIdl for a great deal.....
Breege scored 5 / 5 on 28/09/2011
Very friendly staff and professional and efficient. Room was spacious, clean and v comfortable plus a late breakfast was great! Would definately recommend anyone to stay
Kathleen scored 2 / 5 on 27/09/2011
We were there on a Saturday, check in was suppose to be at 3.30pm,we did'nt get into our room till 4pm. There key card system was down so everytime we wanted to get into our room we had to queue with everyone else,this is how most of our day was spent.I wanted to change our time for dinner and went reception, they could'nt get an answer from the dining room, she asked me to go out and do it. The worst about the night was, breakfast was been served till 11am, and at 10.15am we had someone banging on our bedroom door and when they got no answer they opened the door and shouted in good morning, we did NOT ask for an alarm call. I also left my coat in the lobby the night before and when i looked for it ,it was gone,when i asked at reception if someone had handed it in the response i got was, "why did'nt you pick it up". Food was lovely.
Marie scored 5 / 5 on 21/09/2011
I spent last saturday night in the Carlton for my 60th birthday and really enjoyed my stay. the staff in all sections were particularly friendly.....something thats been missing in hotels lately....our dinner was top class - food excellent - waitress forgot to bring our bottle of wine but that didn't take from the experience. We also used the pool which was clean and pleasant....its just a pity its so complicated to get to it.
Would love to return sometime
Olivia scored 3 / 5 on 20/09/2011
carlton hotel was close to city centre. staff were friendly and efficient. bedroom was plain and smelly. dreadful smell of cigs. the receptionst did not have any information relating to my booking, luckily i had my deposit paid and reservation letter with me. meal was very tasty and well presented.
Gerald scored 5 / 5 on 19/09/2011
My wife and I were exceedingly pleased on our one night stay in early September. There was an excellent variety on the dinner menu and the food and its presentation were of the highest standard. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Excellent all round and great value for money. Would recommend it to others and would definitely choose to stay again. Good location for Galway city.
Kearnsgang scored 5 / 5 on 19/09/2011
I have stayed many times at the Carlton Hotel Galway and can not rate it highly enough. It is the best value for money to be had anywhere as the food is excellent and you get to choose off the proper menu - (no economy versions). Staff I have always found from Reception throughout to be courteous, friendly and helpful no matter how busy they are and they almost always are. I am not surprised. A bit out of the city but with free parking included in prices if one has to get a taxi it is not a problem.
Mary scored 4 / 5 on 14/09/2011
Hotel was beautiful and breakfast was lovely. I did not have dinner in the hotel as we went into the city. Room was lovely enjoyed my stay :)
Sandra scored 5 / 5 on 13/09/2011
We stayed at the Carlton Hotel Galway City on Saturday 10th September and it was one of the busiest night they had in a long time but the service was superb from the minute we arrived to check in at reception. Each and every member of staff was helpful and courteous. The food in the bar and the restaurant was fantastic and the breakfast was also great. On the Sunday morning when we were checking out we were informed that the computer system was down but we were still dealt with in an efficient and friendly manner. We will definitely be recommending the hotel to friends and we do hope to return there again. This hotel is in a great position as it is only 2kms outside of the city but there is plenty of car park spaces available and this is complimentary to all paying guests at the hotel. The leisure complex looked superb but unfortunately we didn't get to avail of it as we weren't there for long enough but we did go and have a look and it was one of the best hotel swimming pools I have ever seen (and I have seen a few as I worked in the industry for many years) So well done to all the staff at the Carlton Hotel Galway City.
Olwen scored 5 / 5 on 13/09/2011
As part of the Lidl Breaks offer, my friends and I stayed in the Carlton Hotel, Galway City on September 10th. We were delighted with the hotel - our special request for an accessible room was provided. The staff were friendly and efficient. The leisure centre was a bonus. Breakfast was until 11 and check out not till 12, so we didnt feel rushed or under pressure at all. I would definately stay there again. Thanks to Lidl Breaks who made our booking so simple.
Sadie/donegal scored 4 / 5 on 12/09/2011
We had a lovely stay in September. Everything was excellent, the food, the room and the friendly staff. Sorry to only stay 1 night on this occasion but will definately go back again.
Prosbotham scored 5 / 5 on 19/08/2011
Very welcoming staff, always wiling to help and assit. Pool is great for kids and pleanty of families. Staff are very child friendly and the rooms are well serviced. A little disapointed with the quality and range of breakfast items.
Anne scored 5 / 5 on 12/08/2011
Lovely clean hotel great food friendly staff comfortable bed close to city and lidl breaks are excellent value for money .Will return to this great hotel again in the future. Anne Offaly.
Rachel scored 3 / 5 on 30/07/2011
Stayed in Carlton last sun night, with our 2 boys, lovely kids club, lovely meal, good service. Room was small for 2 adults and 2 kids, and no air con, we werent all that comfortable with that, but overall, very good value, would definitely stay again on a deal, would prefer better, airier room.
Anne scored 5 / 5 on 26/07/2011
We stayed in your hotel last monday the 18th we really enjoyed ourselves. the food was first class and the kids club and your swimming pool facilities were excellent i have been telling everyone and we will definately be back
Anne scored 4 / 5 on 18/07/2011
Stayed in july with my 2 kids and mother, could not fault the service, or standards of service, food was excilent, even the kids food was very good, freshly prepared melon and orange cocktail for kids starter, which the chef had actually segemented the oranges him/herself and not used the tinned version. Freshly prepared banana split for kids dessert, and the usually kids mins, but also roast of the day, staff were very friendly in all aspests of the hotel, leisure centre very clean, pool nice, supervised by staff in leisure anytime we were there.
The adult food was excellent, very well cooked and presented, with effort made on every course.Breakfast good , but busy for breakfast, but they were able to manage it well, i also noticed the presence of management throughtout our stay, which was good to see, my only fault was the room was a wee bit small, and did not match up to other family rooms i have stayed in. i would have no hesitation going back, or recommending to others.
Breda scored 5 / 5 on 12/07/2011
Enjoyed our stay, Staff very friendly, Facilities very good.
Deerob scored 5 / 5 on 12/07/2011
Stayed 2 nights in the Carlton, lovely stay, room was very spacious and the food was lovely. Good location also. This was our second time staying in the Carlton and we will be back again.
Jac scored 5 / 5 on 05/07/2011
We had a lovely stay in the Carlton hotel comfortable, lively, staff very courteous and accommodating. Bar food not great but overall we enjoyed our stay and woul go back again.
Ricky scored 4 / 5 on 05/07/2011
On our arrival we found a lot of people checking in at the reception area and things appeared a bit chaotic. We were checked by a pleasant gentleman but on arriving at our room we found it very stuffy and there was no air-conditioning. The room was on on the third floor hence the window could only be opened slightly. As the weather was very warm and my husband has breathing problems we requested a change of room. After another wait at reception we were allocated a very nice suite which was airy and the decor was much nicer than the previous room. The food was good and we had a very nice waiter on both evenings. Breakfast was very good, but again the queuing system was chaotic with the same queue for hot food and fruit which led to long delays. All in all a pleasant stay but our abiding memory will be of queues.
Anonymous scored 5 / 5 on 04/07/2011
Nice hotel, good breakfast and dinner, family friendly, great price. Location excellent. Check in and out was quick, efficient and friendly. Our request for particular accommodation was met promptly and in a very friendly manner. The hotel room was kept very clean and was a grand size. The hotel has a gym and a pool/sauna etc which is great. Overall i would return to the hotel and i would recommend it to friends. Full marks to Carlton and thanks a lot to Lidl !!!
Emer scored 5 / 5 on 23/06/2011
We had a brief overnight stay in the Carlton Galway last Sunday night, when I say brief we checked in Sunday afternoon and checked out at 5am Monday morning, we got take away coffee and light breakfast at that time.
All the hotel staff we encountered were extremely helpful. We ate in the restaurant my daughter son and myself. The food was excellent we all were very pleased with the dishes we had chosen. However we were in a rush because we had to get my son back to Irish college, the restaurant staff went out of their way to accommodate us and could not have been more helpful.
Our room was bright and lovely and quite, as I had requested I couldn't fault it. We used the pool facilities which were really great in fact the only fault I had was the jacuzzi had an odour, and I regretted using it.
Overall the Carlton was excellent value for money particularly through Lidl breaks but the friendly helpful staff really made the break for us.
Vinnie scored 4 / 5 on 14/06/2011
Had a lovely time .Great value room only . Would stay again
Sheila scored 5 / 5 on 14/06/2011
I would highly recommend this hotel,staff and service was first class and the location is great also...stayed on a saturday night,great atmosphere. had our meal in the bar and we had a great choice and very good service....had to call reception from our room to get some milk and also couldn't open the window, someone was up to us within a few minutes and were sorted with both issues...leisure centre great. the one downside was the queue for breakfast as it was self service but then we went down at the busiest time,however staff were quick in dealing with the queue and very efficient..would stay here again no problem
Lamk scored 4 / 5 on 01/06/2011
Rooms were nicely decorated, bed very comfortable, had dinner in the restaurant, this was the only downfall, we were served by at least 6 people during the meal, it was all a bit manic, meal was ok, with only a teaspoon of potatoes with the dinner however breakfast the following morning, fantastic, made up for the dinner, we were down early but when we were on the way out there was a queue for the breakfast of about 20 people so go down early if you want to miss the crowds. Use leisure facilities all good, would definitely visit again.
Gavin scored 5 / 5 on 31/05/2011
We stayed in the hotel over the last weekend and I have to say it was a fantastic place to stay. The hotel, staff, facilites, food and atmosphere were all top class. We ate in the hotel on the Friday Night and Saturday for Lunch and the food was 4-5 star standard!!
I would highly recommend this hotel and the lidl breaks was and excellent way to stay with, with an excellent price along with it.
Look forward to visiting it again!!
Mary scored 5 / 5 on 31/05/2011
This hotel is First Class, the staff are excellent - even though it is a really busy hotel - every attention to detail is given. Food is excellent and the value for money was the best I have ever had in Ireland. We had thought there was only 1 dinner but reception assured us it was 2. I don't know if thats a bit confusing from Lidl booking point of view but it was a great bonus and even better value than we had originally thought. Being a bit out of town is not a problem as there is an excellent taxi service. The hotel is so comfortable and a nice bar and good food - one wouldn't ask to leave it anyway. Thanks!
J&l scored 5 / 5 on 24/05/2011
Had a great weekend in the Carlton staff at reception and in restuarant were very pleasant and had time for everyone rooms were spotless food was great would definitely recomend it Lidl Breaks are fantastic we use them all the time will give Hotel and Lidl 5 stars,
Gracer scored 5 / 5 on 11/05/2011
I have stayed at this hotel twice and was delighted with it. The food was excellent. The staff in Reception were very friendly and helpful. We had a very friendly and pleasent girl serving our dinner. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Gracer scored 4 / 5 on 10/05/2011
I have stayed at this hotel twice and was delighted with it. The food was excellent. The staff in Reception were very friendly and helpful. We had a very friendly and pleasent girl serving our dinner. I would definitely recommend this hotel
Arry scored 5 / 5 on 27/04/2011
Very good hotel and would recommend it for families with young children - very child friendly. Staff helpful only negative is the long queues for breakfast it was a bit manic at times but apart from that overall a very good experience and we would go back. Excellent value for money.
Susan scored 5 / 5 on 12/04/2011
We had a lovely stay, the hotel was spotless and the staff were fantastic, food amazing...we'll definately be going back!!!
John scored 5 / 5 on 05/04/2011
Absolutely fantastic, we had a great time in this hotel. Lovely dinner and very relaxing. Thanks for everything it was excellent value so well appreciated..
Frankieoc scored 5 / 5 on 30/03/2011
The staff were very pleasant.The food was delicious.The room was very comfortable.Plenty of parking spaces.Location was ideal.
Overall the hotel was great.We would recommend it to anybody who wants a bargain.Thanks to Lidl
Aisling scored 5 / 5 on 28/03/2011
Great value for money! The hotel was beautiful, staff were friendly and helpful. The meal was delicious and the restaurant was lovely. The breakfast was enormous with a huge range of hot and cold food on offer. The rooms were top class, clean with a huge king size bed. I booked this for my husband's brithday and it exceeded our expectations in every way. I would give this five stars. Thank you !
Henry scored 3 / 5 on 23/03/2011
A great hotel friendly staff and in a good location not too near or far from the city centre.
The food was great and selection was good, the hotel definitely has a good chef.
The only complaint was that the rooms do not have temperature control and they kept them
too hot but it was not worth complain to management about it but I would prefer sleeping
in a cool room.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.
Lidl breaks deals are worth every penny and will definitely be using it again.
Skippy scored 5 / 5 on 22/03/2011
The hotel was lovely, the staff were friendly and the food was nice:) had a wonderful two days in Galway, thanks to Lidl breaks... The only complaint I would make is that the bed in the family room was very small and we found it difficult to sleep in!
Olivia scored 5 / 5 on 22/03/2011
Great value for money. The meal which was included in the package was really excellent as was the breakfast. The hotel itself had nice reception and bar areas and the leisure complex looked amazing although I didn't have time to use it.
Within walking distance of the city and also on a frequent bus route although it was raining so we did get taxis.
One observation that I will make is that this is a very family orientated hotel and it was very busy on the weekend that we were there. There were a lot of children in the bar and resaurant areas. Brilliant if you want a family weekend away and not so brilliant if you were expecting something a bit quieter.
All in all a nice, great value, well run, very friendly hotel
Louise scored 5 / 5 on 21/03/2011
Really enjoyed our stay! Rooms were nice pool was lovely great value for money will go down again
Arl scored 5 / 5 on 11/03/2011
lovely hotel . Very good for a three star hotel . Food fab , staff excellent .would stay there again
Shaza scored 2 / 5 on 08/03/2011
Great hotel and staff very helpful and friendly
F scored 5 / 5 on 08/03/2011
I was very impressed with the accomodation in this hotel- bedroom very clean, spacious & all mod cons. Staff at reception were friendly & efficient. Staff in restaurant/bar were particularly pleasant. The location is excellent & good parking facilities. All in all, I would recommend this hotel highly
Db1973 scored 4 / 5 on 28/02/2011
Stayed in The Galway Carlton last week for couple of Days. We are a Family of 5, 2 Daughters age 10 and 7 and a son aged 8. They had a fab time swimming and in the Kids Club. Both myself and Hubby really relaxed and enjoyed our stay. Bar Food excellent and the service is Top Class. This was our second time to stay and we will back again during the school Holidays. The people of the Hotel are very friendly and the hotel really caters for all Families with children.
Norah scored 5 / 5 on 25/02/2011
was very pleased with hotel the food was lovely execellent value for money would avail of this again regards norah
Catherine scored 4 / 5 on 16/02/2011
Had a lovely stay in the Carlton. Was lovely & cosy. Staff very friendly. Food lovely. Have booked to stay again next week. Looking forward to it.
Well done Lidl for these value for money breaks. Badly needed in these hard times.
Stayer2011 scored 5 / 5 on 15/02/2011
Great hotel,such a bargain deal with Lidl Breaks.
Food was lovely, good selection to choose from.
Staff were very friendly.
Rooms were clean and spacious.
Only downside if you can call it that is that the hotel is no actually in the City Centre, it''s about a 5-10 drive away. Taxi's are easily booked through the courtesy phone at reception and cost approx %u20AC10.
Overall a great stay and would definitely reccommend.
Josie scored 5 / 5 on 07/02/2011
Have stay in this hotel twice now and cant wait to stay there again. The food, staff, accomadation and location are all excellent. Would recommend it to everyone.
Helen scored 5 / 5 on 19/01/2011
Lidl breaks are great value for money. Enjoyed our stay as we always do at this hotel. Have booked another lidl break already.
Derville scored 4 / 5 on 11/01/2011
Stayed here in a large room, with a double and two single beds, for initially two nights, but extended to three, after having such a good time, cant complain about anything, lovely food, great staff, warm and inviting hotel, great for families, lovely swimming pool etc, cant complain.
Mary scored 4 / 5 on 10/01/2011
really enjoyed our stay.Staff friendly and helpful;rooms satisfactory and food good.
D scored 4 / 5 on 09/01/2011
Overall very pleased with hotel - facilites excellent, particularly pool. Food satisfactory - menu not priced and all courses priced individually. Child friendly. Had older children with me but noted lots of amenities for younger children. Staff helpful, responded quickly to request for extra teabags. Room nice, decor contemporary. Would recommend especially to other families.
Rosie scored 3 / 5 on 05/01/2011
Excellent value for money ,kids club great for the kids, lovely pool but a bit cold. Food is very good lovely menu, rooms very nice. Would def go back again.
Claire scored 5 / 5 on 04/01/2011
Did'nt know it was going to be so full of families with kids. Went for a relaxing break after a stressful xmas but didn't get that. Noise in hotel & corridor until 3.15am. The rooms are quite basic, no shampoo/conditioner. Dinner was fabulous though & we have recommended it to my brother who has kids as the kids clubs & entertainment looked very well organised. Have had better Lidl break value. 3*
Martin scored 4 / 5 on 06/12/2010
Staff excellent, location ok short walk into town, Faccilities good. resturant sevice excellent. will use again.
Tweetie scored 5 / 5 on 02/12/2010
Hotel was lovely as always, staff very friendly. Restaurant menu has changed, disappointed to find that there was not a Vegetarian option listed on the Main Courses, I had to ask. Were sitting at a window seat and it was particulary cold, quite a draft. Tweetie.
Noreen scored 5 / 5 on 01/12/2010
Bedrooms in Carlton Hotel Galway were extremely spacious, comfortable and cosy. The Parking at hotel is also excellent, with plenty spaces available. Hotel is ideally located and only 20 minute walk to city centre. We had dinner in the restaurant which was very tasty, no delays whatsoever in between courses. Plenty of food available for breakfast. The pool and leisure centre is a great bonus. The Lidl break deals are unbeatable and you don't have to build up points like with the "Supervalu" breaks. Just go to the website and book away.
A scored 5 / 5 on 30/11/2010
very good value break, friendly and helpful staff. nice rooms. evening meal was only ok but generous portion size.
Shelley scored 5 / 5 on 26/11/2010
I was very pleased with the Hotel, the staff were all very nice and the food in the resturant was lovely.
The room itself was standard but it was spotlessly clean. Would recommend it to anyone.
Pat scored 5 / 5 on 23/11/2010
Very enjoyable stay, great value. Restaurant is excellent. Great to have kids allowed in the pool late evening.
Damien scored 5 / 5 on 06/11/2010
Great hotel, staff are friendly and very helpful. Food was excellent and rooms are very comfortable. Had a wonderful stay.
Shona scored 5 / 5 on 03/11/2010
From arrival on the 29th Oct for 3 nights/4 days untill departure we had a lovely break. The hotel was in a great location if you have a car. Reception staff couldn't be more obiliging. They had a fabulous pool to suite all ages. It was spotless clean. The Ruben restaurant staff where friendly and very helpful. Food was very tasty. The breakfast in the hotel was very fresh and they offered a wide variety of food. Parts of the hotel looked old but you couldn't fault it because of how clean the Hotel was kept. My only complaint is the size of what the hotel class a family room. We had 2 Adults/3 kids and had been given a room with one double bed and a single bed. They also supplied a pullout bed. Normally a family room consists of two double beds. When I explained my girls couldn't sleep they provided an additional pullout bed. I would highly recommend this hotel. Its well worth a visit.
Josephine scored 5 / 5 on 31/10/2010
really enjoyed our recent stay at the carlton hotel again. food was lovely and there was plenty of choice on the menu. staff were very helpful and friendly. received our request for a room on the ground floor. will definitely be going back.
Angela scored 5 / 5 on 30/10/2010
I think the Lidl breaks are great value for money. You can stay in a good hotel at a very reasonable rate and the kids go free. The Carlton Hotel is in a good location in Galway with a good size gym and pool. My only complaint about this hotel is the staff were not as friendly or helpful as I would have liked also this seems to be a hotel that deals with quantity rather than quality. There was a huge amount of people staying and I think they are more interested in getting the numbers in the door than providing a good quality service.
Elaine scored 4 / 5 on 27/10/2010
We stayed at the Carlton in Galway last sunday night. Lovely hotel, friendly staff, fabulous swimming pool, delicious meal in the restaurant. however, it is in need of a little maintenance work, nothing major though. We also had to queue for 45 minutes for breakfast, I believe the hotel was fully booked and everyone went for breaky at 10.00, it was due to finish at 11. We had agreat stay and will defo go again.
Steph scored 5 / 5 on 27/10/2010
from the start of my weekend away it was just brillant the hotel,the staff,the food and atmosphere was excellent. i would def go back there again the food was very high standard and the kids entertainment was fantastic they were never bored the girls were lovely and my kids really enjoyed it they had discos and halloween activities throughout the weekend it was def great value and i would recommend it to anyone thinking about staying there.
Iain scored 5 / 5 on 20/10/2010
the hotel was excellent.all staff from reception to bar to restaurant were friendly and professional.the rooms were spacious and well equipped.the food in the restaurant was top class as was the service.the use of the leisure center was a bonus. i will definately be returning in the future.
Jacqui scored 4 / 5 on 19/10/2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the carlton hotel Galway. The standard of accomadation was excellent, very comfortable bed and spotlessly clean. Dinner was very good served by very friendly waitors, and we had a great breakfast each morning! Leisure centre enjoyable pity the steam room wasnt working! All in all i would havwe no hesitation in recommending a stay at this hotel. Great Location and i intend to come back!
Jacqui and Pat
Marie scored 5 / 5 on 19/10/2010
I would rate this hotel a 5 star excellent from food accommadation right down to staff thank you for a wonderful stay
Mi scored 5 / 5 on 17/10/2010
Hotel was excelent , Bedroom first class, Breakfast and Evening meal very good.
We think the Lidl breaks are great value . Hopefully they will continue
Brian scored 5 / 5 on 15/10/2010
really enjoyed our stay at the carlton the food was lovely and so were the staff,
Mary scored 5 / 5 on 12/10/2010
We had a wonderful weekend staying at the Carlton. The staff were most friendly and helpful i couldn't fault it in any way. The lidl breaks are fantastic value for money and i will be most definately using them again. Keep up the good work all involved
Ger scored 4 / 5 on 12/10/2010
Four of us stayed in the Carlton for 2 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff, food, and entertainment all excellent. Thanks to all we will be back.
Gah scored 4 / 5 on 05/10/2010
We have had a great weekend in the Carlton in Galway.
Staff were very friendly and helpful and very professsional .
We dined in the restaurant on the Saturday night and the waiter told us that there would be a delay due to the large number of people dining .We were in no hurray so we ordered a bottle of wine to keep us company.
The food was worth waiting for and to cap it all we were told that because of the delay in the service the wine was on the house.......that's what you call customer service ...
Great leisure centre too......
Thanks Carlton & Lidl..We will be back..
Nora scored 5 / 5 on 29/09/2010
We went to the Carlton Hotel in Galway for the weekend and could not have stayed in a better Hotel ,Very friendly helpful staff,food was excellent in the bar ,and their beautiful new resturant ,very good variety for the self service breakfast, and we made full use of the pool ,sauna steam room etc,and the water in the pool was at a nice tempature, ,and all for 49 euro per person with Lidl Breaks a fantastic all round experience,cant wait to re visit,, loved it Nora
Lorna scored 5 / 5 on 27/09/2010
Great night. The food was excellent and the hotel was lovely. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Great value. We'll be back!
Ger scored 4 / 5 on 26/09/2010
Lidl Breaks is fantastic, we had our holiday in the Carlton Hotel Galway City. Great value for money. The food was fabulous, the location was perfect and rooms were lovely. However the only downside was the rudeness and complete laziness of the head bar man a fairly elderely man with a terrible attitude towards guests especially guests who had paid a large amount of money in the hotel through the bar and restaurant and lunch each day. He cleared away our drinks when we were not finished, we asked him 3 times for a menu and I saw him having a fight with another lady on the table beside us as she was not happy with him either. I would hope that one member of staff would not bring down the hotels standard as the other staff were brilliant and the hotel is great. Definitely will be back. Thank you.
Pania scored 5 / 5 on 23/09/2010
Fabulous room. Delcious food, great service, very child friendly. Amazing lesure center.
Really good value.
Amanda scored 4 / 5 on 21/09/2010
We really enjoyed our stay in the Carlton, Renmore, Galway. The staff were very friendly. The food was very good but the queue in the morning for the breakfast was very long. We had a twenty minute wait in line for hot food. Advice, go to breakfast early, don't leave it until the last half hour. The leisure centre was fab. We'll definitely go again.
T. scored 5 / 5 on 21/09/2010
The Carlton Hotel was lovely!! The food was delicious and the room was spacious and spotless. I would recommend this hotel to anyone for a city break. Thanks Lidl for excellent value and great breaks!
Margaret scored 5 / 5 on 14/09/2010
We had a lovely stay in this hotel, the room was spacious and clean and staff were very friendly. The evening meal was very good and I would recommend this Lidl break as great value for money.
Noz scored 5 / 5 on 03/09/2010
I was among a group of friends on a mini-getaway. From arrival to departure it was fantastic. The food and service were second to none. The gym and leisure facilities were superb. I cannot but recommend this lidl break hotel.
Gc3 scored 4 / 5 on 30/08/2010
Great value for overnight stay in Galway. Room very basic and small for 2 adults and 2 kids - but very clean and reasonable for the price. Only complaint was no air conditioning and room extreamly stuffy. Kids club and leisure centre really excellent. Would use again.
Gerard scored 5 / 5 on 30/08/2010
Carlton Hotel Galway , is a fab place to go on a short break. The staff are very friendly and the Food is excellent , M/s Daly in the Restaurant makes you feel that you are the only and special people in her Restaurant. The price paided for three day B & B & Dinner is excellant value for money. Yes i would use the lidl breaks again and again.
Only one issue is that i feel that the hotel should have read the e-mail forwarded from lidl regards requests made by customers,if requests were not available in the hotel then a simple statement at check in would be yes we received your requst but we are unable at this time to help you with them at this time.
Were on arrival to the hotel we had a discussion with check in regarding our requests which was a bad start on the first day of our break.
Eimear scored 5 / 5 on 30/08/2010
The Lidl break was excellent vlaue for money. The Carlton Hotel is a great hotel, lots to do, very comfortable, lovely bar, food and great leisure facilities.Would definitly return
Dionne scored 5 / 5 on 27/08/2010
Stayed At the Hotel with My Husband and 2 Children. Brilliant Hotel, Staff are very friendly and helpful and always smiling. Food was fantastic, Children has a ball in the Kids Club and were enterained for the evening while myself and husband were able to relax. I will give you 4 stars for this hotel, the breakfast was ok the bacon very salty and the pudding no taste to it. Will recommend this Hotel to everyone.
Ger scored 5 / 5 on 16/08/2010
food good staff nice drink 10cents cheeper pool lovely great for kids and kids club 5 mins from city and good deals go for a break
Barbara scored 4 / 5 on 13/08/2010
This Hotel offered good value for money, its a busy hotel, large bar, ate in restaurant dinner and breakfast was fine, bedrooms very nice , would stay in this hotel again
Sheila scored 2 / 5 on 13/08/2010
We stayed at the Carlton Hotel mid-week for two nights, I would have to say that we won't be staying here again and I will not be recommending it to any of my friends. I could not fault the facilities, the bedroom was clean and comfortable and the leisure facility was good but as for management and care it was certainly lacking. Our experience at dinner was awful. We had to ask for our orders to be taken and then had to wait 40 minutes before the first course arrived, we had to ask for the cutlery, the tables on either side of us were never cleaned during this time, I eventually had to ask for this to be done, all in all a very unpleasant experience. I would have to say that this Hotel needs to get its management team in order if it is to compete in the current market.
Kathleen scored 5 / 5 on 11/08/2010
We had a brilliant time in The Carlton Hotel.Suite was first class,staff so good and helpful.Food to die for.They had great music in bar all weekend. Will be returning again very soon as the price in excelllent and great value.Cannot wait to go back again Thanks Lidl and also hotel.
Sean scored 1 / 5 on 11/08/2010
wrote a review, 3 days ago, and it didn't get posted....
Sean scored 3 / 5 on 09/08/2010
Carlton Hotel Galway.great hotel for kids. Can't fault the staff, pool is A1 and allow kids, all day, a great bonus.I'd give 5 stars on it if the following was corrected.left a very bitter memory of the stay.very odd took my credit card and pin on check in, and again looked for the full amount on checkout.took ages to convince the lady that the money was gone off my card, she kept saying pre-authorized.I could only see when I checked online that the money was unavailable for me to spend, so they were not getting over 500euros from me. I'm on holidays, 250euros unavailable for me to spend is not acceptable to me.I've stayed in hotels all over the world, this is the first time it happened, the card is normally just swiped on checkin.be prepared for is if it's a Carlton Hotel.
Lez scored 4 / 5 on 03/08/2010
The Carlton Hotel was a great for the weekend stay. We realy enjoyed the friendly atmosfer and great food. The Lidi breaks are great value for money and very easy to use. Many thanks.
Valerie scored 5 / 5 on 02/08/2010
This is an excellant hotel nice rooms and lovely food.The staff in this hotel are the best we have met in a long time from the reception to bar and restaurant to accommodation.They were all very friendly and excellent at their jobs.We have found excellant hotels at brilliant value for money through the lidl breaks.
Trish scored 4 / 5 on 24/07/2010
When TV didn't work, they immediately replaced it with a new one. Block B seemed a bit tired, it is an old hotel, after all, only recently taken over by Carlton. The staff however, more than made up for any shortcomings in the actual building, they were all wonderful! Food was excellent! Really enjoyed the break.
Thomas scored 5 / 5 on 13/07/2010
An excellent hotel no complaints, we were very pleased with the level of service, the bedrooms were very comfordable., The Lidl Breaks are great value, I would recommend them to anyone seaking a short break. Regards.
Patrick scored 5 / 5 on 07/07/2010
excellent in all respects.
The staff were particulary helpful and even allowed me early access to the restaurant for breakfast,so that I could keep an early morning appointment.
Congratulations to Lidl for arranging such good value breaks in 3* and 4* hotels. The practice of including just two courses for dinner with an option of a third displays an innovative and practical way of keeping the base cost reasonable.
Farreller scored 5 / 5 on 06/07/2010
Stayed here for the weekend, had a really great time, food was really really lovely and staff were very friendly and helpful. Would go back again and hope to soon.
Karl scored 4 / 5 on 05/07/2010
lovely hotel, nice frindly staff, rooms spotless, lidi break offer was excellent value for money,
we really enjoyed our stay..
Sophia scored 5 / 5 on 05/07/2010
Very enjoyable stay in the Carlton Hotel, Galway. Good location, nice food and lovely hotel. The only negative thing was the Jacuzzi was not very clean looking and the leisure centre could do with a face lift. Would go back again no problem.
William scored 4 / 5 on 02/07/2010
Excellent hotel, facilities staff, rooms and food.
Really enjoyed our stay.
%u20AC7.50 for room service was ridiculous.
Lidl breaks was excellent. Not enough people know about it though, any of my friends dat i have mentioned it to did not hear about it. Maybe iy needs more advertising.
Pat scored 5 / 5 on 01/07/2010
The Carlton Hotel,From the moment you arrive at the reception you know that you are in a 1st Class hotel,the staff are very friendly,the rooms are excellent and the menu's for both breakfast and dinner are fantastic and cooked exactly as you would expect them to be.
The main bar is staffed with some great barpeople, fast friendly and full of local knowledge,the prices at the bar are better than most of the bars in the city,
The location of the Carlton is ideal a short taxi ride to the city centre or pick up any bus across the road.
The best thing I can say about the Carlton is we will be back.
Carol scored 4 / 5 on 01/07/2010
I stayed for a weekend with my fiancé and had a lovely time. The hotel and staff were lovely. Food in the restaurant was gorgeous and had a different menu on each night. It was less than a 5 min taxi into town and taxi’s were readily available. Would recommend to stay again.
Amgie scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010
the carlton hotel in galway was a fabulous place to stay, staff were friendly, rooms were warm and very clean . the leisure centre was lovely although i did find it a little overcrowded with kids, made it a bit hard to swim. food was beautiful . close enough to the city. we would definatly go back there again
Damien scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010
The Carlton Galway is a beautiful hotel that's comfort matches its appearance. Rooms are lovely and bed was comfortable with extra pillows and blankets already in the room. Food in the restaurant was top class. Great value deal.
Pauline scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010
I stayed in the carlton hotel for i night in June, I was made very welcome by a lovely gentleman when i arrived.
The room was very clean and comfortable. All staff were very friendly, food was very good. There was lovely music in the bar and i will be back again for a longer stay.
Emmmyjay scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010
This was a lovely hotel and the service was impeccable. The food was delicious although the dining room staff was undermanned. I would certainly stay here again.
Aine scored 4 / 5 on 30/06/2010
A lovely spacious hotel, with plenty of activities for kids and adults. ROoms are clean and the staff pleasant. I would recommend for a family stay!
Caroline scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010
Excellent value I would definitely avail of the offer again.
The hotel facilities, bedroom, evening meal and breakfast were all top class, staff were friendly and co-operative and I would go back.
Thanks for a lovely break.
Alan scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010
A pleasant Hotel, with pleasant Staff just minutes from Galway City Centre. Facilities were excellent, no complaints. We had a very relaxing weekend. Many thanks to all the Staff of the Carlton, and to Lidl for the great offer. Alan McGowan, Dublin.
Catherine scored 4 / 5 on 30/06/2010
We stayed at the Carlton Hotel in May and had a lovely relaxing break. The staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. We asked for change of room and were facilitated in a professional and efficient manner. The food was superb and whilst the restaurant was very busy with bus tours, large groups were accommodated in an allocated area thus freeing up tables for small groups/couples. The internal network to the leisure facility is endless and I would advise accessing same via outdoors. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. Thanks to all.
Eddie scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010
Excellent Hotel, great service, it is a great hotel for families ,very close to the city centre.
Exceptional value from Lidl-breaks. We have been to the carlton a few times and we have never ever had a fault with and the kids can't wait to go back, they would prefer to go there than go abroad.
The staff are friendly and very helpful with your evry little need. Definite 5 star stay
Anne scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010
When I stayed at the Carlton Hotel in Galway with my 2 daughters we had a great stay. The staff were more than happy to change our room due to a medical problem I forgot about until we were on our way to our room whick was on the 4th floor and I don't go in lifts. The staff were very professional while still making us feel very comfortable because they were so polite and friendly. The restaurant was first class and the music in the lounge was very relaxing. We had a superb stay and have recommended it to friends and family. We woiuld definitely stay at the Hotel when visiting Galway. Many thanks to the hotel and staff. Well done and 3 cheers for the staff. Hip Hip Hurray....Anne Clancy,
Mmullen scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2010
we stayed in the carlton hotel galway the june bank holiday.they hotel was lovely family suites brillant although they we're situated a bit far away from reception,a bit awkward to get to them.the dining area was lovely and food fab.staff very helpful.we enjoyed our stay with the carlton and would recommend it to anyone.
Ann scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2010
The hotel is first class, the staff are very helpful and remember your name. The room was really lovely and the bed very comfortable. The food was delicious and we couldn't believe our luck to have gotten such good value. We will definately be back.
Oonagh scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2010
Had a great time but hotel was mad busy for mid-term so pool and dining room were a bit hectic. Great hotel for families and the staff were really nice and very helpful. Bedrooms were lovely with nice comfortable beds! Food was excellent in the dining room and the value for money was just brilliant.
Sweeney scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2010
we had a lovely stay at the carlton, the room was lovely and the food was also very good, will definitely come back.
Vincent scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010
Good quality hotel with comfortable rooms and excellent leisure facilities. It is in a good location and is a pleasant walk into town for anybody that is reasonably mobile. Staff were very pleasant also.
Ger scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010
Average hotel. Rooms very dated. Buffet breakfast was greasy and limited. Would not stay here again. However for the price paid it was good value.
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