Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

4 Star

Galway, Loughrea

Hotel description

With an impressive location overlooking the majestic Loughrea Lake, this 4 star hotel offers superb t facilities and stylish, modern accommodation in contemporary surroundings. The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa has a beautiful, peaceful, and yet convenient location, just 20 minutes from the city of Galway, on the N6. The hotel’s good access to the region’s major roads makes it an excellent base from which to visit Galway

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

The hotel is on the Galway road

Area Description

The hotel is conveniently located just 20 minutes away from the city of Galway, on the N6. The good location and excellent access to the major road network makes the hotel a great base for business travellers wishing to visit the commercial hubs of Galway, Ballinasloe, Tuam and Ennis. Those visiting the region as a tourist or for a relaxing break can enjoy the excellent golf and fishing locally. Guests can also explore the vibrant city of Galway and the many historical sights in the region.

Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Restaurant
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
  • Breakfast served
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Indoor play area
Things To Do In The Area
  • Pet farms
  • River fishing
  • Walking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Historical trails
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Local sightseeing
  • Children play centres
  • Museums
  • Lakes
  • Horse racing
  • Paint ball
  • Shopping
  • Golfing
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Wedding fair
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free car parking
  • Laundry facility
  • Baby sitting on request
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Stationery
  • LCD projector
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
  • Conference & meeting rooms
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Pampering packages
  • Towels available
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa treatments
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heated thermal lounges

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by collette on Nov 26 2019 19:34

thought this was a lovely busy hotel rooms were lovely and big food was great and staff were wonderful even though there seem to b under pressure.

by mary keane on May 1 2017 11:28

very good 10/10 staff,food,room cleanliness, area , facilities everything , just one small small thing i was a bit shocked on the price of the small white wine spritzer , i have never paid 7.70 before , but over all Will stay there again Mary Keane

by gennie on Sep 23 2016 17:35

Very nice spacious and welcoming hotel. Staff very efficient and helpful. Just in the outskirts of Loughrea and approx. 30 mins drive to Galway city. Food was very nice and excellent service also. Would recommend this hotel.

by Fiona on Sep 18 2016 14:56

Lovely hotel, food nice, staff nice, but not much to do in loughrea in the rain!!

by siobhan on Jun 14 2016 13:10

Beautiful Hotel with big rooms. The service was very good and the roof top Bar is fantastic.

by John C on Apr 27 2016 14:48

Excellent, great hotel excellent spa. Restaurant very good

by Cath21 on Feb 23 2016 22:42

Lovely hotel, friendly staff and great food!

by Lou on Feb 23 2016 17:25

Top class hotel enjoyed our stay rooms were very clean and the food was just amazing will be back again.

by Liz from Cork on Apr 29 2015 21:56

Stayed in the hotel last Saturday night.25th of April.Really enjoyed our stay.Hotel staff were so friendly and our room was lovely. Dinner in restaurant was so nice. Would recommend this hotel for a break. Well done to all. Liz from Cork.

by SYLWIA on Apr 20 2015 12:45

Hi was staying in hotel last Friday and was very enjoyable stay . Rooms very big and nicely decorated with very comfortable beds. Delicious food and very friendly and helpful staff . Spa- had a hot stones back massage - very nice and professionally done . So overall experience 5 stars.

by Carmel on Feb 10 2015 12:20

Five of our club members spent 2 nights at the hotel, the break included dinner. The hotel was just great, we had connecting rooms which was fantastic, the meals were wonderful. We books spa treatments which were better than we could have wished for. The staff in the hotel and spa were just so nice, we are definitely coming back as soon as possible. The location of the hotel is great and Loughrea with the lake walks was beautiful, it was definitely the nicest hotel we stayed in over the last few years due to the staff.

by Denise on Aug 15 2014 16:53

Beautiful hotel, friendly and helpful staff and the food was lovely! Ideally situated to use as base to get to Clare and Galway city. Would go back again and recommend to others!

by T on Aug 8 2014 11:22

The spa charges 20e per person to use the facilities. They don't mention this in advance so we turned up at the spa with our towels and swimsuits and were turned away. They don't let you eat in the restaurant, the two course meal is in the bar. They are renovating so there were a lot of building works going on. The girls at reception were friendly and the quality of the food was good.

by caroline on Jul 14 2014 13:23

I stayed at this hotel with my husband and 2 girls for three nights. The hotel was very clean but the hotel rooms were very warm and stuffy even though we had air conditioning on. Breakfast was very poor, no choice at all if you don't eat a mixed grill. However our evening meal was good, lots of choice but very disappointed with breakfast.

by mary on Jul 6 2014 19:56

Very enjoyable few days at Lough Rea Hotel and Spa . The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was lovely The rooms were very spacious and very clean .

by Paul on Apr 3 2014 10:53

Quiet location with easy access to Galway, staff were all very friendly and helpful, nice clean rooms and the food was excellent. The only bad point was the poor wifi reception but apart from that the hotel couldn't be faulted. Will definitely be back.

by G on Feb 26 2014 10:41

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, room was very clean with lovely view of the lake. Food in bar was really nice and good choices, I'd especially recommed the chicken wings! One criticism I would have is the WIFI is awful Would definitely stay here again though, more than worth the price we paid so thank you.

by Therese Galwaygirl on Nov 26 2013 15:02

The Lough Rea hotel ticked all the boxes for us. Friendly staff ,modern and tasteful décor both within the hotel itself and the rooms. Rooms spacious and they were accommodating with adding an extra bed for our son. Food was good. I would have no problems recommending the Lough Rea Hotel

by Ellen McEniry on Nov 13 2013 23:22

Hotel was lovely great buss around. If I was to complain it was the room was a little dusty i.e. inside the red lamp.Otherwise it was great. food was lovely and very affordable. Ellen 2

by pauline killeen on Nov 5 2013 14:52

Hotel was lovely, all staff extremely friendly. Food in the Abbey restaurant was just top class and exceptional value considering the offer. Bedroom felt a little neglected and needs bit tlc or major clean.

by LOC on Oct 30 2013 19:42

The hotel is very modern, the rooms are spacious & comfortable. Food in restaurant was very good. The bar food was very poor, The roast beef was dried out and so was the steak. We asked for plain pasta for a child and were given pasta covered in sauce. We sent it back. We requested a dessert for our child from the children's menu and were informed that it was not available as the menu was an old one.

by Julia on Oct 29 2013 16:45

The hotel itself is clean, bright and modern and the staff were efficient on arrival. The room was really lovely, plush, modern and clean. The bed was superbly comfortable. During our stay we ate in the hotel all the time and we found the bar food to be tasty and reasonable, but the food in the restaurant far surpassed any hotel restaurant food I have come across in such an establishment. It really was delicious. I had a spa treatment and used the spa facilities afterwards and felt thoroughly relaxed. As there is not much to do or see in Loughrea (that we found) you really should pick this hotel if you plan on just holing up for a weekend. The thing that stands out more than anything is the staff employed here. They were personable, extremely friendly, nothing was too much trouble and they were a pleasure to deal with.

by Krissy on Sep 17 2013 12:01

Spent the weekend with my husband and 20mth old son. Staff were always very pleasant and helpful, hotel decor lovely and modern. Those were the plusses. However...the window in our second floor bedroom were not sealed properly and the noise of the wind kept us awake the second night we were there (it was particularly blustery outside). In addition, the draft was so strong the curtains were moving although the window was fully closed. My son now has a bad cold which came on when we got home - probably from the draft because he was sleeping in a travel cot. Another drawback was the meal in the restaurant on the Friday night. I had to send it back. I odered cod which came with mash and a side order of veg. I had asked for the sauce for the cod to be on the side but when i got my plate, there were scoops of mash in a circle with the sauce poured all over it with the fish sitting on top. The mash was hard and flakey on the outside and clearly had been sitting for a long time ready to go with the sauce already over it. The bowl of veg (green beans, carrots etc.) came from a frozen packet and it showed. The green beans were dried up and shriveled and the carrots were discoloured and white because they were so old. If that wasnt enough, the dinner was only warm - not hot. I was totally turned off the food and ended up eating a few chips that I asked for after sending the meal back. The breakfast the next morning was ok but not great. The bacon was again left so long it was hard and dry, much like the eggs and the other cooked breakfast options. Everything looked as though it was cooked at 8am and, if not eaten, was going to still be there by 10.30am when breakfast finished. Thankfully, the rate we got was so affordable that we didnt mind paying it. However, I would have been disgusted had we been paying full price for what we got. Again, I can't emphasise enough about how good the staff were - the meals and the very drafty second floor badly let them down. I'm awarding the three stars for the modern decor, Playtown and the lovely staff.

by ElAINE on Sep 10 2013 11:34

I really enjoyed our stay at the hotel last week. Our room was beautiful with a view of the lake. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Our dinner and breakfast were both lovely. My boyfriend and I would highly recommend this hotel for a romantic weekend away.

by Richard Kiernan on Sep 7 2013 18:34

Stayed at the Logh Rea Hotel overnight last Wednesday 4th of September Found the hotel to be very comfortable and the staff extremely friendly and efficient. We did not have dinner in the restaurant but just had bar food instead which was very nice and very reasonable. The bedroom was very comfortable with a lovely view overlooking Lough Rea. All in all great value. Richard Kiernan.

by Ann Byrne on Jul 21 2013 13:33

We are a family of 4 (2 young childern) and we thorougly enjoyed our stay at the Lough Rea hotel. The accommodation was excellent, the staff were very pleasant and helpful. We dined in the bar and the food was very enjoyable. The hotel is in a great location for Galway city and Westport. The immediate surrounding area was idea for the kids as we very near the lough and playarea. Overall we would recommend this hotel and location.

by reviewer60424167 on Jun 26 2013 00:34

Really nice hotel.. Great price for a 2 day break.. Staff were really helpful and lovely to us...food was great too.. First time staying here and we shall definately be back... Absolutely recommend it to anyone..

by Charlie on Jun 18 2013 20:16

Very positively surprised with the hotel standards and service level...exceeding expectations by miles :)

by Gobhnait on May 24 2013 14:36

Stayed here recently on a girlie weekend with two friends. We were very impressed with the spa & treatments. All hotel staff were friendly and helpful. We were disappointed only in the restaurant, the steaks arrived warm, not hot and we could not attract the server's attention to send them back. However, I would recommend this hotel to others based on service and price.

by Maisy on May 21 2013 18:36

We had a lovely stay at the Lough Rea hotel. The receptionist and restaurant staff were very friendly. Rooms were quiet and nicely decorated, and the hotel in general was stylish. The spa was nice but a bit run down- most of the relaxation chairs didn't function and other than magazines, there were no extras like fruit juices/nibbles, head phones etc. While the buffet breakfast was just okay and service quite slow, the evening meals in the restaurant were excellent. We would stay here again and recommend it to others.

by fiona cleary on May 9 2013 11:41

we spent 2nights in Lough Rea Hotel, it was a beautiful place very modern, we had a family room which was excellet standard. i had my 2 children with me so there was plenty of room. the hotel staff were excellent and very helpful and friendly.food was beautiful and very affordable, we would most likely stay there again.

by oliver on May 4 2013 12:27

my wife and i stayed in loughrea hotel and spa in april. Hotel room was lovely and clean and nice decor, dinner was lovely but a little slow service, breakfast was lovely. Spa was great and relaxing. Staff were friendly and pleasant. over all a very pleasant stay and would go again and recommend it to friends.

by michelle and damian on Apr 30 2013 10:52

My boyfriend and i had a lovely time at the loughrea hotel, our room had a lovely big comfortable bed and a very clean Bathroom, the dinner was average but we got get value. I def stay there again

by deanne on Apr 9 2013 13:23

Excellent service and very warm welcome by staff. Family room, adequately spacious. Very close to Galway city

by Marian on Mar 20 2013 21:16

We stayed in this hotel for one night over St. Patrick's weekend. We enjoyed our short stay. Lovely food and friendly staff. We would have no hesitation in going back again for another break in the near future.

by barry O'Sullivan on Mar 6 2013 10:46

We found our stay at the loughrea hotel & spa to be very pleasant and relaxing. We ate in the restaurant on Saturday eve. The meal and choice was very good. Staff friendly . Room was lovely. Cleaning staff a bit over anxious to clean room on sunday morning. We woukd stay here again Barry O'Sullivan

by gordy on Mar 5 2013 19:19

Stayed in the Lough Rea hotel and Spa recently and had a lovely stay. Staff were lovely and helpful from the beginning. Beds are extremely comfortable and rooms cozy. Went for Dinner in their restaurants twice and was impressed with service and food both looked and tasted delicious. Tried out the Thermal Suites in the spa which were a very reasonable price at €15 if staying in the hotel. Was a lovely relaxing experience. A great choice and would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

by markfarrell9572 on Feb 20 2013 18:21

Perfect. The staff are very friendly, the food is mind blowingly good, really excellent. Comfortable bed and the view was beautiful. Can not reccomend Loughrea Hotel and Spa enough

by Suzanne Behan on Jan 8 2013 14:23

Myself and my husband stayed in this hotel for two nights on the 4th and 5th January, during which time I also had treatments in the spa which were really lovely. Our bedroom and bathroom were very nice, and all the staff we dealt with were also lovely. The only thing I would have to say was disappointing was the meal we had in the restaurant on our second night, the choice was very, very limited and my main meal was a big let-down. The bar food had a much better choice and in hindsight I would have eaten here the two nights.

by Orla on Dec 4 2012 16:13

Had a fantastic stay in the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. Booked a girly weekend for myself and 2 friends, would highly reccomend it . Staff are very efficient and friendly, room was very comfortable and clean. The spa was wonderful and we all availed of different treatment packages that were on offer, very relaxing! The food in the restaurant was lovely with the only complaint being that there was little or no vegetarian option available! The restaurant wasnt open on Sunday evening but the option to eat in the bar was given. The bar food was excellent and when I ordered a medium rare steak and it came out slightly over done it was immediately replaced and apologises were given and the additional charge was removed from the bill. Would reccomend the Lough Rea Hotel to stay in if you are looking for a quiet relaxing get away, we'll worth the money.

by sean on Nov 28 2012 11:48

YRoom was perfect and town was queit perfectly close to galway city Really nice staff felt food in restauraunt could have been more realistic prices

by cbec bradley on Nov 14 2012 11:19

Just spent a weekend in the hotel & spa ,had a great time ,hotel is clean and modern,spa is excellent,had small issue with a faulty window on arrival but was fixed straight away .Staff are friendly .location is very handy to the town.

by D F on Nov 6 2012 12:02

Stayed in hotel at beginning of November,two nights b+b plus two evening meals.Had informed hotel before arrival that it was our wedding anniversary and was warmly greeted on arrival and swiftly upgraded free of charge to the bridal suite!!! Food was of good quality and staff attentive and friendly,entertainment in the bar was geared towards older clientelle so didn't spend much time there.The suite we stayed in was fabulous but a liitle chilly,needed to have the air-con on quite high to heat the room.Very little noise at night time so was able to relax and sleep no problem. Good location near to town and would recommend a visit especially in the summer months. Thanks again D F.

by Mandy on Oct 23 2012 12:57

Stayed for 2 nights with 3 friends (2 Twin Rooms). Really enjoyed our stay. Hotel was modern, clean and staff were really helpful and friendly. Rooms were a good size and spotless. Anything we asked of reception (problem with tv and sink plug!) was dealt with straight away. Had bar food first evening and it was lovely. Had dinner in the restaurant the 2nd night, starters and main courses were fantastic - really tasty and very well presented. However desserts were disapointing and that is usually my favouite course! Apart from that couldn't fault restaurant, service was superb! One area that I felt they could improve was breakfast, the layout and selection wasnt great. Missed all the juices and fruits the first morning as they were "hidden" in the bar! Overall it was an enjoyable weekend and would go again!

by Cica on Oct 16 2012 21:11

Very good location just a few minutes of the M6. Nice lake view. Spa area excellent with very friendly staff Dinner good value and quality Good room size Only downside: shower in disabled room flooded half the bathroom. Water leak from ceiling.

by Tina on Oct 16 2012 10:42

Excellent hotel, couldn't fault it

by ann scannell on Oct 9 2012 21:59

very nice hotel excallant staff will be back dave.ann

by Gusker on Sep 25 2012 11:50

Stayed in Loughrea Hotel and Spa on the 22nd of September, Booked B&B, Nice hotel ! Staff could not be anymore helpfull. We availed of the Spa which although a little compact was more than adequate. Ate in the hotel restaurant, good choice of food , I had the duck which was lovely, my Wife had the Cod which was also excellent. Bannofie Pots for dessert - very tasty and superb value @ €25 euro for 3 courses. My only gripe with dinner was that my fancy biscuit which was sitting on the saucer beside my apres dinner coffee was crushed - i love to dunk ;) Entertainment in the bar was lively and the beer was good, smithwicks @ 3.80 a pint. and the hotel was busy which created a nice atmosphere. I would definatly stay here again, and recommend it highly.

by poachcake on Aug 28 2012 19:07

Stayed at the Lough Rea Hotel recently for three nights with my partner and two children. First impression of the hotel was that the entrance was quite dirty, with ashtrays overflowing at the entrance, it looked like they hadn't been emptied for some time. The hotel itself was well designed and quite modern, the furnishings and decor were all good quality and very contemporary, but sadly the hotel is let down by the low standards of cleanliness, especially in the common parts. For example the carpet in the dining room was always covered with bits of food, on the last evening what looked like a chunk of chewed up old beef was on the floor next to our table. The bedroom was well equipped and a very good size, however it would have benefitted with a good vacuum as it was very dusty. The problem overall in the hotel seemed to be a shortage of staff. It was a shame, as the standard of cleanliness overall did not reflect the four star rating, this could easily be resolved with a few extra staff and an overall deep clean.

by cornelia ryan on Aug 16 2012 15:27

hi was totally delighted with our 4 night stay in lough rea hotel and spa lovely hotel will definitly be back many thanks
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