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The House Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
8.6 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

ExcellentBased on 801 reviews
8.6

This unique 4-star hotel provides a range of accommodation options throughout the old city of Galway. It is steps from Spanish Arch and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

Victoria Hotel
7.9 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

GoodBased on 2,302 reviews
7.9

This elegant hotel in Galway offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms. It is close to Eyre Square, eateries and shops.

The G Hotel And Spa
8.4 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,321 reviews
8.4

The G Hotel is set in Galway and is within a short walk of nearby attractions, such as Galway Sportsgrounds. This 5-star hotel features views of Lough Atalia, plus a sauna and a rooftop terrace.

The Western Hotel
8.5 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,732 reviews
8.5

A 10-minute walk from Galway Railway Station, Western Hotel has a convenient location, making it an ideal place to stay while visiting Galway. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from Eyre Square.

The Herons Rest Boutique Townhouse
9.4 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

ExcellentBased on 62 reviews
9.4

The Herons Rest Boutique Townhouse is located in Galway and offers free Wi-Fi. It is moments from Spanish Arch and is close to the area's well-known attractions and dining spots.

St Bridget's Serviced Apartments
8.4 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

ExcellentBased on 583 reviews
8.4

St Bridget's Serviced Apartments is located amongst Galway's popular restaurants and eateries, just a short stroll from Galway Railway Station. It is moments from Eyre Square.

Park House Hotel
9.1 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,134 reviews
9.1

Park House Hotel is set amongst Galway's popular shops and boutiques, just a brief stroll from Galway Railway Station. The various amenities this charming hotel offers include luggage storage, babysitting/child services and a 24-hour reception.

Bunk Boutique Hostel Galway
10.0 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2 reviews
10.0

Located under a 10-minute walk from Galway Railway Station, the hostel provides guests with a convenient base when in Galway. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from Eyre Square.

Wards Hotel
7.6 Good

1.5 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

GoodBased on 479 reviews
7.6

Located amongst a range of tourist hot spots, shops and restaurants, Wards Hotel is ideal for guests wishing to explore Galway and its surroundings. Guests can also enjoy free internet access in all areas.

Galway City Hostel
9.2 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

ExcellentBased on 727 reviews
9.2

Galway City Hostel is set in Galway and is within a short walk of nearby landmarks, including the Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short walk from Galway Railway Station.

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Park House Hotel
9.1 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Park House Hotel is set amongst Galway's popular shops and boutiques, just a brief stroll from Galway Railway Station. The various amenities this charming hotel offers include luggage storage, babysitting/child services and a 24-hour reception.

2
The Ardilaun Hotel
8.4 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Located amongst a range of tourist attractions, boutiques and dining options, The Ardilaun Hotel is ideal for those wishing to discover Galway and its surroundings. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Avalon Health and Beauty Salon and Leisure Club.

3
Bunk Boutique Hostel Galway
10.0 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Located under a 10-minute walk from Galway Railway Station, the hostel provides guests with a convenient base when in Galway. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from Eyre Square.

4
Ash Grove House
9.1 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Situated within walking distance of Galway Railway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is an ideal base for those wanting to discover Galway and its surrounds. It is conveniently located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

5
Victoria Hotel
7.9 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

This elegant hotel in Galway offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms. It is close to Eyre Square, eateries and shops.

6
The Western Hotel
8.5 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

A 10-minute walk from Galway Railway Station, Western Hotel has a convenient location, making it an ideal place to stay while visiting Galway. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from Eyre Square.

7
Jurys Inn Galway
8.1 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Located in Galway, the hotel provides stylish, 3-star accommodation close to the Galway City Museum. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, which is only a few minutes walk from the Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe.

8
Galway Arms Inn
8.0 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Situated in Galway, just a short walk from Galway Railway Station, the inn offers 3-star accommodation and complimentary Wi-Fi. It is close to Spanish Arch, shops and nightlife options.

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Bunk Boutique Hostel Galway
10.0 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Located under a 10-minute walk from Galway Railway Station, the hostel provides guests with a convenient base when in Galway. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from Eyre Square.

S$ 25
Avg. per night
Galway City Hostel
9.2 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Galway City Hostel is set in Galway and is within a short walk of nearby landmarks, including the Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short walk from Galway Railway Station.

S$ 33
Avg. per night
Desota House Bed And Breakfast
8.8 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Situated close to Galway Railway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to discover Galway and its surrounds. It is located just a short stroll from a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

S$ 72
Avg. per night
The Sliding Rock Inn
8.4 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Located within walking distance of Galway Railway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Galway and its surrounds. It also offers a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

S$ 86
Avg. per night
Glen Oaks Hotel
9.1 Excellent

2.4 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Glen Oaks Hotel offers 3-star accommodation in Galway. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and a swimming pool.

S$ 89
Avg. per night
Eyre Square Townhouse
8.6 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

The Eyre Square Townhouse is situated in the city's famous tourism and shopping area. Just five minutes' stroll from Galway Railway Station, the guest house offers guests a convenient base when visiting Galway.

S$ 96
Avg. per night
The Western Hotel
8.5 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

A 10-minute walk from Galway Railway Station, Western Hotel has a convenient location, making it an ideal place to stay while visiting Galway. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, just a short walk from Eyre Square.

S$ 104
Avg. per night
Jurys Inn Galway
8.1 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Galway Show on map

Located in Galway, the hotel provides stylish, 3-star accommodation close to the Galway City Museum. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, which is only a few minutes walk from the Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe.

S$ 109
Avg. per night

Hotel prices near Galway Cathedral

2 stars or below

S$ 33 - S$ 202

No. 1 most popular

S$ 202
Avg. per night

Best value

Galway City Hostel
9.2 Excellent
S$ 33
Avg. per night
3 stars

S$ 25 - S$ 153

No. 1 most popular

Eyre Square Hotel
8.0 Excellent
S$ 150
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

Travelodge Galway
8.5 Excellent
S$ 113
Avg. per night

Best value

S$ 25
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

S$ 109 - S$ 274

No. 1 most popular

S$ 126
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

The G Hotel And Spa
8.4 Excellent
S$ 274
Avg. per night

Best value

Jurys Inn Galway
8.1 Excellent
S$ 109
Avg. per night

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About Galway Cathedral

The biggest Catholic Church in the city and the seat of the Bishop of the local diocese, Galway Cathedral is an iconic and famous landmark of western Ireland and a site of historical significance. It was the last church in the country made of stone, containing a combination of architectural styles, from Gothic windows to Renaissance towers and Romanesque nave arches. Also called the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, the grand church contributes significantly to the skyline of Galway and defines the city and their cultural identity and heritage.

A prominent feature of the cathedral’s exterior appearance is the 44-metre high dome as its core, although the intricate designs inside are equally remarkable with the roof and walls full of artwork. Inside Galway Cathedral, a mosaic depicting the crucifixion stands behind the altar, with similarly impressive pipe organs near to it being over 70 years old with 59 speaking stops and still in use during services today. Artists have beautifully decorated the cathedral with a grand statue of the Virgin Mary, attractive bronze handles that garnish the western doorway and Gabriel Hayes’ Stations of the Cross on the walls. The floor is just as elaborate as the walls and ceiling made of Connemara marble, while the colours and shadows created by rose and stain glass windows light the space beautifully.

Visitors can quickly reach Galway Cathedral by foot from the centre of the city, which is only 10 minutes from Eyre Square, and many buses also travel to the site taking visitors over the river to the church. It is also only 1 kilometre from Galway Central train station and merely a 15-minute drive from Galway Airport, which also has public transport links into the city.

Completed in 1965 and seven years after construction began, Galway Cathedral is a relatively young church that just celebrated their 50th birthday. The building material of the Cathedral is mainly sourced from the local land, made of limestone, and reveals the connection of the cathedral to Ireland. The site of Galway Cathedral is the former grounds of the city jail from 1810, with a stone cross outside its doors marking the remembrance of the old jail graveyard and the Irish history.

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  • What are the best hotels near Galway Cathedral?

    One of the most popular hotels near Galway Cathedral is Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway, which has been reviewed by 2,662 users and currently has a rating of 8.5/10. Other top-rated locations include The G Hotel And Spa and Citypoint Apartments, which have received 8.4/10 and 8.6/10 ratings from our users, respectively.