Recently my other half brought me on a surprise trip to Galway (one of our favourite cities). He booked us into the five start g Hotel on the Dublin road. We got into the car and got there in two hours.
Upon check-in we were surprised when the receptionist disappeared on us into the back office. We didn’t anticipate the news she was going to give us on her return – we were upgraded to the Penthouse Suite !!! Not just any suite, the Penthouse Suite ! After booking a Deluxe room, we were shocked with our luck. We had planned to go into the hotel, check-in and go straight to the bar for food because we were starving, but no way ! Straight up we went to see this room and it didn’t disappoint.
The Penthouse had it’s own private bar area in the entrance hall, along with a bathroom and kitchen area. Then we walked into the room above and OMG, decor ! Shezlongs, glass tables, hard wood floor and wall mounted televisions – there was nothing to dislike. The doors were mirrors and I have to admit, we walked into them many times ! They were confusing !!! But they looked great and in this Penthouse, that’s all that matters.
Speaking of mirrors, the bathroom had wall and ceiling mirrors and was an amazing room to be in. There was a stand alone bathtub, which I spent way too long in as I looked like a wrinkled prune after! And a double rain forest shower in the wet room which I want in my own house.
We booked into the hotel restaurant for dinner and it didn’t disappoint. I had the goats cheese in honey and pistachio pastry roll to start. The other half had lobster in a bisque.
We had the steak and the seabass – both delicious. And the desserts were equally delicious –
The hotel has a signature Pink room and a Blue room. I’m not going to ruin the surprise by posting pictures of these rooms – save the surprise. I’m so glad I hadn’t seen them myself before we arrived because no picture will do them justice. Sitting back with a mojito in these rooms is like sitting in Alice in Wonderlands front room ! You’ll be waiting on The Mad Hatter to appear any moment down the pink corridor.
Because we had the Penthouse we decided to order breakfast to the room and eat in our beautiful reception room. The g Hotel Special Smoothie was a full breakfast in itself, I’m not sure what they had in it but WOW. It made me feel healthy as I drank it.
Once we checked out we went to Salthill and walked the prom. Every time I’m in Galway I have to visit the prom in Salthill.
All in all our trip to Galway was great. The g Hotel is a fantastic hotel and the main reason I say that is because the staff were brilliant and they all appeared to love their job. It makes a difference being in a hotel where the staff value their guests and their jobs. I think this filters down from management and it really influences a guest’s overall experience. Thank you g Hotel, it’s 5 stars from us.