The G


At a Glance

  • A fun and contemporary hotel designed by Philip Treacy

  • Fantastic food and colourful dining rooms

  • Lots of big spaces filled with comfortable chairs and sofas in which to relax

  • The bar is very popular with locals and is the place to be seen

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It is very difficult to predict the weather in Ireland - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but Ireland does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

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The salmon and potato cakes make a delicious breakfast!

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The G is a breath of fresh air for the hotel scene in Ireland with its bold colours and contemporary design. Don't be put off by the brightly coloured public spaces as the rooms are neutrally decorated and very comfortable.

The G hotel is the only 5 star hotel in Galway and is located in Lough Atalia, as you come into the city, so a 5-minute drive to the centre or a 15-minute walk. The hotel has become the place to be seen for the residents of Galway which brings a great atmosphere to the bar and restaurant.

The glass-fronted hotel is fabulously designed by Philip Treacy with high ceilings, pink and purple hallways and brightly coloured dining areas and furnishings. It's fun, contemporary and has a lovely relaxed atmosphere with lots of comfortable armchairs and sofas in which to relax with a drink.

Although the main hotel is colourfully decorated, the rooms have been designed with pale, neutral colours. The beds are incredibly comfortable, the rooms are spacious and light with big windows. The bathrooms have baths and separate showers and all amenities you may need.

The spa is excellent with a fitness centre, a thermal suite that includes a vitality pool with water therapy jets, a crystal steam room, a rock sauna and ice fountain, several treatments rooms and heated loungers.

There are three signature lounges at The G where meals and drinks can be taken; the Grand Salon which has high ceilings and pale colours, the pink lady's lounge and the blue gentleman's lounge. The food is international cuisine and the breakfast is very good indeed!

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This five star gem is located in the heart of Galway City. The G Hotel hosts 101 rooms combining a mixture of guestrooms and suites, stylish and ranging in size to suit each preference.

Superior Room

The most spacious of rooms available at the G Hotel; hosting a King size bed. Superior bedrooms are combined with a bathroom equipped with shower, bath and complimentary toiletries.

Each room comes with either an urban or garden view within the hotel.

There are all necessary amenities included such as a desk, fridge, plasma television and more.

Deluxe Rooms

The Deluxe rooms can accommodate a super king size bed or 2 single twin beds depending on suitability.

From these rooms a variety of views could be enjoyed either towards Lough Atalia, or towards the interior terrace of the G hotel.

All necessary room amenities are included such as a desk, fridge, plasma television and more.

Luxury Rooms

This room offer that extra amount of space; hosting its own living space area. All luxury rooms hold urban views. The bathroom offers beyond comfort with a double walk-in shower, bathtub and an ample amount of space for those sharing it. The living space can be put to good use for extra luggage, or for additional beds if necessary. All necessary amenities are located in the room including a desk, fridge, plasma television and more.

Junior Suites

All Junior Suites host a beautiful panoramic view in the direction of Lough Atalia and the Galway city skyline.

The bathroom oozes luxury and class equipped with top end bathtub and walk-in shower, as well as a double sink ideal for those sharing the bathroom.

All necessary amenities are located within the room including a plasma television, desk, fridge and even a Nespresso coffee machine.


Ashford Castle look to spoil their younger guests, children under the age of 2 years receive an Ashford Castle teddy bear. Children aged 2-11 years receive their own bathrobes and slippers, blue for boys and pink for girls. Baby sitting services are available on request.


Whether it's work or leisure the hotel composes itself of a number of fantastic facilities. The G Hotel is able to host meetings and conferences, weddings or even those seeking a relaxing weekend away within the well acclaimed ESPA spa. On the culinary side the hotel prides itself on its 3 year consecutive 2 AA Rosettes awarded to Restaurant Gigi's. A more relaxed menu is served within the Signature Lounge, as well as afternoon tea.



Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)

The contemporary style of The G is quite refreshing. Don't be put off by the slightly darker pinks and purples of the corridors as all the rooms have a much more natural style. The public areas are lovely with plenty of space to enjoy a drink or nibbles or just curl up with a good book. In terms of location, it is right next to a retail park and not all of the rooms have windows which open. However, you are just a 10-minute drive from beautiful Galway centre where there are picturesque pedestrianised streets lined with little restaurants and boutiques. As you are right by the sea here there is delicious fresh fish on offer too.


Milly Walker (Staff)

The G was unlike no other in Ireland - very contemporary designy decor with bright colours and bold ideas which worked very well. Huge ceilings and big sitting areas other comfortable sofas and armchairs ideal for drinks. The food was excellent, the rooms are neutral and a great contrast to the rest of the hotel and the staff was absolutely charming. Location isn't great overlooking a retail park and being a 10-min drive into town but the hotel facilities make up for it and if you spend the day looking around Galway you won't notice the view anyway!


  • Clay Shooting & Archery

    Experience this Irish tradition, followed by kings and lords for centuries. Test your skill against a bolting rabbit, springing teal or wily woodcock. Or aim for the bull's eye on an archery target.

  • Discover Cong

    Cong is a village on the borders of Counties Mayo and Galway. Situated on an island formed by a number of streams, Cong is famous for its medieval abbey and as the location for the Oscar-winning movie The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne.

  • Fishing Lough Corrib

    From fly fishing lessons to half and full day trips, enjoy an exciting fishing experience at Lough Corrib aboard 19ft hand-crafted wooden boats.

  • Irish Farm and Sheep Dog Herding

    Head out for a day on the farm to experience first hand the intriguing art of sheepdog farming and watch in awe as the farmer and pup work together seamlessly as the perfect team to corral the wandering sheep.

  • Private cruise on Lough Corrib

    Get out on the water to experience Lough Corrib’s exceptional beauty from its crystalline waters before stepping ashore at Inchagoill to hike through deserted woodlands, along secluded beaches and past ancient ruins.

  • Sea Kayaking

    Enjoy a sea kayaking adventure as you enjoy the beautiful Irish coastline , navigating sheltered waters to hidden coves. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife such as puffins or seals whilst listening to the calming lap of the ocean.

  • The Aran Islands

    Situated off Ireland’s west coast, the Aran Islands offer spectacular limestone pavements, awesome coastal scenery and a traditional way of life that is still very much alive. A day trip or an overnight stay will live with you long after you’ve returned.

  • The Ring of Connemara

    The Ring of Connemara is a circuit taking you through the wild beauty of Galway and Mayo. Famed for its lakes, mountains and rivers, the breathtaking scenery and isolated crofts and abbeys provide a stunning glimpse of rural Ireland.

  • Working Sheep Dog demonstration

    Experience a key part of Ireland’s farming culture as you travel to the atmospheric Caherconnell Stone Fort on the Burren to watch a sheep dog demonstration.

Holiday Ideas

  • Essential Ireland

    Belfast, Galway, Killarney and Dublin

    from £3100 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights

    • Take in the highlights of both Northern and the Republic of Ireland, visiting Dublin and Belfast
    • Experience Ireland's beautifully-varied landscapes and stunning national parks
    • Journey to the mystical coastline at the Giants causeway and the Cliffs of Moher

Location & directions


Located on the West coast of Ireland, directly parallel to Dublin.

How to get there

The G Hotel is a convenient 10-minute car transfer from Galway Airport.

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