If you think the splashy pink and purple interior of the g Hotel and Spa bears more than a passing resemblance to the hats worn by Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, you’d be right. Galway son and celebrity milliner Philip Treacy designed both, as well as headgear for Lady Gaga, Grace Jones and Boy George.
The rugged Irish coastal city of Galway doesn’t seem like the obvious setting for such a bold establishment. Yet locals seem as admiring as reviewers -- Condé Nast Traveler named The G one of the world’s top three design hotels. Expect a hot pink Ladies' Lounge, shell-shaped restaurant banquettes and vortex-patterned carpets, plus a blue-hued Gentlemen’s Lounge.
The indulgence continues in the rooms, with huge beds, Treacy-designed linen and photographs of the designer’s favorite model, Linda Evangelista. In the suites, you can watch the big TVs from the bathtub.
The Asian-inspired spa by Espa offers an award-winning hot stone treatment, and hosts a vitality pool, crystal steam room, rock sauna, ice fountain and a relaxation room overlooking the rooftop zen garden.
The light-filled Restaurant gigi's serves modern Irish cuisine with local ingredients and has been awarded two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, one of only three in Galway to achieve the grade. Expect Kilmore Quay king scallops with cauliflower purée and smoked bacon, pan-roasted Silverhill duck breast and basted fillet of Clare Island salmon. After dinner, sip on a cocktail special in the cocktail bar.
From the press:
“Interiors hum with colours, shapes and textures” -- Condé Nast Traveler
“Lived up to its five-star rating with truly excellent
food” -- Irish Independent
“I'm happy to spring out of bed to investigate the
man-pampering and champagne options in the five-star rooftop spa” -- Sydney Morning Herald
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Laundry / dry cleaning
Shuttle service (fees apply)
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children under 3 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request in the Deluxe and Luxury Rooms: free of charge for children aged 4 and under, 30€ per night for children aged 5 to 12, 60€ per night for older children and adults. Breakfast will be included. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel is closed from Dec. 23-26.
nearest international airport is Dublin, which is a two-hour drive away;
Galway, Shannon and Knock airports
serve more local routes. Galway can also be reached by train from Dublin
in three hours. Free self-parking is available on site. Valet parking
is 10€ for the whole stay.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
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