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The Ardilaun Hotel



5 euro A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
The Ardilaun Hotel
Taylors Hill, Galway Co Galway
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Tel: +353 91 521 433

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A well-run establishment where friendly staff make a good impression from the outset
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Fitness Room
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Leisure Centre (Gym & Pool)
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Spa (Other)
  • Steam Room
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Banqueting
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Beauty - Salon
  • Beauty - Treatments
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Business Hotel
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Children's Kids Club
  • Children's Playroom
  • Conference Venue
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Dogs permitted - charge
  • Dogs permitted - staying in bedroom
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Live Music
  • Location - Beach <1km
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly

The Ardilaun Hotel

This famous old hotel dates back to about 1840 and has been in the ownership of the Ryan family for over 50 years and John Ryan is the current General Manager.

Recent extensions and renovations have extended the hotel considerably, but without losing its gentle old-style atmosphere; everything about it confirms the feeling of a well-run establishment and, as ever, friendly staff make a good impression from the outset.

This Galway hotels welcoming lobby/reception area, is a convenient meeting place and pleasant spot to sit for a drink or a sandwich. Some of the spacious, traditionally furnished public areas overlook gardens at the back - including the main Camilaun Restaurant, which is an elegant traditional dining room, with white-clothed tables and a lovely garden outlook (and access). The warmly contemporary Blazers Bar & Bistro offers casual dining, which is a popular alternative for guests who prefer an informal meal.

Understandably, this is one of the area’s most popular wedding and conference venues and accommodation - all of which is furnished to a high standard and regularly refurbished - is equally suited to business and weddings guests, as well as leisure breaks. The style is upbeat traditional and there's a luxurious suite with separate sitting room and dining area (the perfect bridal suite), also 12 stylish new deluxe rooms.  

Excellent in-house leisure facilities include a leisure centre with 18m swimming pool. Off-season and special interest breaks are offered - an enjoyable prospect at an hotel that has character and a relaxed atmosphere.

Pets are welcome - this is, as they say themselves, 'one of the few Galway hotels to realise that you can’t have a family break without all of the family'. Garden rooms are available for guests with dogs, and there's even an Ardilaun Doggy Pack provided.

Conference/banqueting (650/380); business centre; free broadband wi/fi. Children welcome (under 3s free in parents' room, cots available without charge, baby sitting arranged, kids club). Pets permitted in some areas (charge to stay in bedrooms). Gardens. Leisure centre (fitness room, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room); beauty salon, treatments, massage.

Rooms 125 (4 suites, 3 junior suites, 42 executive rooms, 11 family, 2 shower only, 113 no-smoking, 8 groundfloor, 2 single, 3 for disabled). B&B €150 pps (€55 low season), ss €20. Lift, 24 hr room service. No SC. Closed 22-27 Dec. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 31-03-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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