Best Spa Hotels Galway: 7 Chilllled Spots Where You Can Recharge For A Night Or 3

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Photo left via the the g Hotel & Spa. Photo right via the Galmont Hotel & Spa.

If you’re in search of the best spa hotels Galway has to offer, you’ve landed in the right place.

As you’ll know if you read our guides to the best hotels in Galway and the best 5 star hotels in Galway, this scenic county is home to its far share of places for a pamper.

In the guide below, you’ll find everything from fancy spa hotels in Galway for a treat to places to head for a day with a friend for a bit of chill time.

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The most luxurious spa hotels Galway has to offer

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Photo via the Connemara Coast Hotel

Perched on the edge of Europe, the ‘City of Tribes’ is an escape in its own right. There’s endless things to do in Galway, from hikes and walks to drives, historical sites and much more.

Add in a bit of luxurious pampering in one of the many spa hotels in Galway and you’ve got a winning combination. Discover the best of them below.

1. The G Hotel

The G Hotel is widely regarded as one of the best spa hotels in Ireland, and for good reason. One of two 5 star hotels in Galway, a night in the G is a treat and a half.

With 101 newly appointed rooms overlooking Lough Atalia, this upscale hotel is also home to Galway’s only five star spa. View your stay as a sort of NCT for your body, mind and spirit with award-winning cuisine and more.

Book yourself a massage and a few relaxing treatments in the amazing Philip Treacy-designed spa which includes a thermal suite with hydrotherapy pool, rock sauna, crystal steam room and chilly ice fountain.  

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2. The Hardiman

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Photo via the Hardiman Hotel

The Hardiman is one of the more iconic spa hotels in Galway and it boasts a rich history, luxurious rooms and outstanding service.

It also offers the chance to enjoy a spa day in the tranquil environment on the top floor of this outstanding four star hotel.

Soak away strain and stress in the outdoor Canadian hot tub, allow jets to pummel and punish muscles in the jacuzzi, and finish your day in the relaxation room.

Professional clinicians stand ready to offer facials and massages in a series of treatment rooms. The calming grey decor of rooms and suites completes the wind-down perfectly. 

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Spa hotels in Galway with excellent reviews

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Photo via the Delphi

OK, now that we’ve got our two favourite spa hotels in Galway out of the way, it’s time to see what else Galway City and the wider county has to offer.

There are five more hotels which have racked up rave reviews online and that are located in incredibly scenic corners of County Galway.

1. Connemara Coast Hotel

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Photo via the Connemara Coast Hotel

On the shores of Galway Bay, the Connemara Coast Hotel is the perfect place to spend a little me-time, especially in the luxury spa.

Book time in the Therapy Rooms and look forward to an Aromatherapy Massage or more rigorous Swedish massage. Natural aromatic oils are used in the Hot Stones Massage that delivers deep heat to inner bone and tissue.

Leave time before dinner to wander through the gardens enjoying spectacular landscapes and don’t miss a dip in the 18-metre indoor pool and jacuzzi tub.

This is one of the best spa hotels Galway has to offer if you fancy exploring during the day – it’s a stone’s throw from Connemara National Park (give the Diamond Hill hike a go!).

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2. The Galmont Hotel and Spa

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Photo via the Galmont

Any visit to the Galmont Hotel and Spa is one to remember and spending a few hours in the spa will be the pinnacle of your stay.

The award-winning Spirit One Spa promises complete relaxation in this idyllic escape. Boasting awards including “Spa Hotel of the Year” at the 2019 Irish Hotel Awards, this spa comes with a clutch of endorsements.

They use premium Elemis and Lindo skin products and you can purchase a selection of your favourites to continue the therapy back home. 

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3. The Twelve Hotel

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Photo via the Twelve Hotel

Hotel of the Year 2018, The Twelve is an elegant retreat in Barna Village. It combines exquisite dining, luxurious rooms and some well-deserved relaxation therapy in Le Petit Spa.

Escape the world for a time and immerse yourself in a Nourishing Marine Cocoon Wrap or get back to nature with a mineral-rich Seaweed Bath which is known to have amazing restorative healing properties.

Spoil yourself with a visit to the Twelve Bakery Shop and complete your sensory therapy with a gourmet handmade cake! 

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4. Delphi Resort Hotel and spa

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Photo via the Delphi

The Delphi Resort is arguably one of the most unique spa hotels Galway has to offer, and a quick glance above should tell you why.

Combine adventurous outdoor activities with a relaxing day of calm in the Delphi Spa. Slow down the pace as you enter this haven of tranquility.

Treatments use 100% organic products and are designed to balance and harmonise body, mind and spirit.

The hydrotherapy facilities are enhanced by views of surrounding stunning mountain vistas as you sip a cup of Delphi herbal tea. Pure bliss!

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5. The Ardilaun Hotel (one of the most overlooked spa hotels in Galway)

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Photo via the Ardilaun Hotel

Set in five acres of landscaped gardens in quiet Taylors Hill, The Ardilaun Hotel offers classic mid-range rooms brimming with old world charm.

It’s the only hotel in Galway with its very own Enchanted Fairy Garden, which should tickle the fancy of those of you in search of family hotels in Ireland

As well as two restaurants and an afternoon tea service to die for, The Ardilaun tempts with a fitness centre offering group classes and bijou Avalon Beauty Spa with indoor pool.

A series of beauty packages and treatments are available providing a weekend (or longer!) of pampering and indulgence. 

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6. Raheen Woods Hotel

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Photo via Raheen Woods Hotel

To round off our guide to the best spa hotels Galway has to offer is the often-missed Raheen Woods Hotel and Spa.

This four star luxury hotel has plush rooms, marble halls and beautiful gardens to complement your spa treatments.

The Tranquillity Leisure and Spa offers a full menu of beautifying therapies designed to relax and nourish body and soul.

From massages to makeup, it offers head-to-toe treatments that will relive tension and boost natural energy. Could be just what you need!

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Spa hotels Galway: FAQs

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from which are the best spa hotels in Galway City to which ones are the best base for exploring the county.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

What are the best spa hotels in Galway?

  1. The G Hotel
  2. The Hardiman
  3. The Connemara Coast Hotel
  4. The Ardilaun

What are the best value spas in Galway?

This is going to vary based on how much you have to spend but, in our opinion, the Connemara Coast spa hotel in Galway and the Ardilaun are the best value for money.

If you can visit mid-week, in particular, you can nab a decent price. You’ll also find deals on their website that include stay-and-spa type packages.

Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.

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