G, You Look Good to Me! An outstanding style icon on the west of Ireland hotel scene, Galway’s g Hotel has upped the style stakes even further in a dramatic one-million-euro refurbishment of its spacious foyer, signature lounges and opulent restaurant and cocktail bar. Under the direction of Choice Hotel Group Ireland, the five-star luxury destination on the edge of Lough Atalia has assumed a refreshing new look, distinguished by originality and the very distinct individual personas of its ground-floor spaces. Since first opening in 2005 with the pomp and ceremony surrounding its signature designer, Phillip Tracey, the g Hotel has always been a go-to place for those with an interest in fashion and design. While never shying away from standing out from the crowd the g’s use of dark and light, bold colors, large scale reflective lighting and mirrors, brash artwork and imagery nodding to the Supermodels of the day, all added up to an iconic brand that strives to never be ordinary. The concept for the €1 million refurbishment was to draw inspiration from the avant garde, the diverse and the opulent and to create a distinct identity for each of the hotels’ infamous signature lounges that celebrated individuality and uniqueness. The Grand Salon known for its natural light, generous double height ceilings, views over Lough Atalia and the much photographed bespoke mirrored lighting installation by lighting designer Tom Dixon. The design team from GW Design wanted to maintain the chic and elegant atmosphere of the grand salon and for the room to have a feeling of subtle sophistication. A new jewel like cocktail bar, with a dramatic mirrored back bar display reflects the view of the Lough and the lighting installation. A palette of luxurious leathers and textured fabrics, in soft taupes, grays with hints of plums, create a warm and relaxing backdrop to enjoy afternoon tea or a pre-dinner drink. The g Hotel’s restaurant has been renamed GEO and has had the most dramatic alteration of the entire refurbishment. Originally two separate rooms, the design team removed the dividing wall between the restaurant and cocktail bar and has created a more spacious and open synergy between the two. GEO Restaurant opens out onto a new garden terrace completing the fresh botanical feel of the décor. A new cocktail bar now anchors the open plan room, where the walls are lined with a paradise scene of blossom with ferns, palms and leaves - a true eye catcher for guests visiting. Statement chandeliers and smoked mirrors draw the eye through the restaurant with a subtle sparkle and a palette of olive greens, and accents of coral and an abundance of greenery complete the new theme of GEO. The Hotel’s two other Signature Lounges have been redesigned to still evoke glamor and luxury but with a more subtle hint. The Pink Room evokes class and intrigue with blush pink velvets, tasseled chairs and brass accents create a luxurious feel. In contrast is the Blue Room with its color palette of ginger, charcoal, and rich timber. A texture palette of leathers, timber and fabric wall paneling make this an inviting lounge to linger in.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 queen bed
1 king bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.0
Facilities
8.7
Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
9.1
Value for money
7.7
Location
8.3
Free WiFi
8.6
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  • M
    Marea
    United States of America United States of America
    Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The food and drinks were delicious. We had a huge soaking tub in our room (with complimentary bath salts!) and a fantastic shower.
  • Kent
    United States of America United States of America
    The staff was amazing and the room was spacious/comfortable. Breakfast was outstanding and spa facilities are very nice. Viktor is an amazing asset, seemed like he was everywhere when you needed him.
  • Alan
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Free secure Parking, Really nice breakfast , The lobby and bar and resturant areas are very nice, Staff were friendly, room was big and bed was comfy

Hotel area info

Restaurants
2 Restaurants On Site

  • Geo
    • Cuisine
      Irish
    • Ambience
      Modern • Romantic
  • Signature Lounges
    • Cuisine
      Irish
    • Ambience
      Modern • Romantic

Amenities of The g Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Activities
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPad
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Spa
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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Check-in

From 3:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Check-out

From 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted The g Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform The g Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The g Hotel

  • The g Hotel is 0.9 miles from the center of Galway. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The g Hotel has 2 restaurants:

    • Signature Lounges
    • Geo

  • Guests staying at The g Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Room options at The g Hotel include:

    • Double

  • The g Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Walking tours
    • Movie nights

  • Check-in at The g Hotel is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The prices at The g Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.