• Christmas in Galway

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas and enjoy your festive trip to the Maldron Hotel Sandy Road in Galway.

It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Enjoy the cosy surroundings with us this year and indulge in the fantastic festivities and flavours on offer. Explore Galway with captivating seasonal spirit, crisp frosty air and all the festive cheer. Let our chefs spoil you with a homely fare. Let our attentive staff take care of your every need. Let the festive atmosphere enhance your stay but most importantly let us be your home this Christmas.

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Christmas Eve

Upon arrival at the hotel for your Christmas break, you will be welcomed by our team. After check-in, enjoy Christmas treats such as delicious mince pies and our homemade mulled wine. Spend a leisurely while discovering your Christmas home.

As dusk draws in, your evening celebration commences with a festive four course meal. Soak up the cheerful atmosphere in the Grain & Grill Bar where our local musicians will keep you entertained.

Christmas Day

Spend the morning relaxing with breakfast at your leisure at our newly refurbished Grain & Grill Galway Restaurant. Later in the afternoon, it’s time for the main event, Christmas lunch, with all the trimmings, prepared by our Head Chef.

Spend the afternoon at a gentle pace – enjoy a stroll in Terry-land Forest Park on our doorstep or perhaps play a traditional board game. Later in the day why not enjoy the Christmas cinema which will be available with a range of films showing at different times.

Later in the evening, enjoy a light buffet supper at your leisure before retiring to the Grain & Grill Bar with family, old friends or new to enjoy the final hours of Christmas night.

St Stephens Day

St Stephen’s Day celebration begins with a hearty breakfast, then while away the afternoon by discovering some of Galway’s best loved shops, explore all Galway has to offer or simply take time to relax in one of our cosy corners where you can curl up with a book.

Dinner on St Stephens’s night is a relaxed affair, spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure or join the jovial gathering in Grain & Grill Bar for songs and stories into the night.

On December 27th enjoy our famous Vitality breakfast before your trip home or extend your stay into the new year.

New Year’s Eve

Reign in the New Year in Galway with our New Year’s Eve package which includes 2 nights’ accommodation in Galway with breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening in our Grain & Grill bar and restaurant.

Why not head out to the Front Door Bar or down to the Quays Bar which is a 15-minute walk away to ring in the new year.

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Common Questions

  • Location & Parking

    What are the hotels Eircode / Post Code?

    The Eircode is H91 ET6N.

    What are the hotels Sat Nav co-ordinates?

    Latitude 53.2860258 / Longitude -9.045065900000054

    What’s the best way to get to the hotel from the airport?

    Dublin airport – Galway: There are buses running from 5 am until 12:30 am each day with gobus, citylink and bus Eireann. You can also get a taxi to Heuston station if you wish to take the train from 7:35 am to 7:35 pm.

    Shannon airport – Galway: Bus Eireann runs a bus from 7:10 am until 10 pm every day.

    Knock airport – Galway: Bus Eireann runs a bus from 8:55 am until 8 pm every day.

    The train and bus station are located just a 15-minute walk from us here with a taxi costing between 6 – 9 euro.

    Does a public bus service pass by Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway?

    Yes, the 407 bus runs every 30 minutes. If you are coming from the hotel and you are going into town, the 407 bus stop is on the Headford Road beside Terryland Shopping Centre (Dunnes Stores) and it takes you to Eyre Square stop 2. If you are coming from town and you are going to the hotel, the 407 is at stop 2 on Eyre Square you get off at the bus stop on the Headford Road across from Terryland Shopping Centre (Dunnes Stores).

    How far away is the hotel from the City Centre?

    The hotel is located just a 15/20-minute walk to the city centre. There are taxis available at the touch of a button that cost between 6-9 euro and there is also a bus stop located just outside the hotel with all bus times available at reception.

    Do you have underground parking?

    Yes, we have complimentary underground parking available to all our guests.

    Do you have to pay for parking at Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway?

    No, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road offers complimentary parking for guests and visitors.

  • Hotel Services

    What time is check-in?

    Check-in is 3 pm.

    What time is check-out?

    Check-out is at 12 pm.

    Can I book a babysitter?

    Yes, once you pre-book, we can organise a babysitter.

  • Rooms

    Is the hotel a non-smoking hotel?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is a fully non-smoking hotel.

    Is the hotel wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, the hotel is fully wheelchair accessible. There are lifts from the car park up to reception and all the floors. We also have 13 ground floor rooms. 61 of our rooms have walk-in showers and we also have 8 fully accessible rooms with wet rooms.

    Is the hotel pet-friendly?

    No, the only animals allowed within the hotel are service dogs.

    Does Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway provide travel cots?

    Yes, at the time of booking please note it in the comments or give us a call +353 (0)91 513 200 to reserve one.

    Is there anywhere to buy an adapter?

    We have adapters available in our vending machines.

  • Booking

    How do I amend my booking?

    If you have booked your reservation directly with us over the phone or through our website, amendments can be made over the phone. Give us a call at +353 (0)91 513 200.

    How do I cancel a booking?

    If you have booked the reservation directly with the hotel over the phone or online, you have up until 2pm the day before your arrival to cancel. Cancel your online reservation or call +353 (0)91 513 200 to speak to our reservations team.

    How can I upgrade my stay?

    Upgrade your stay to an Executive Room for €40 or a Superior King Room for €20 on your check-in or with our reservations team directly.

    What payment options are available at Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway?

    We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We also accept Debit/ Laser cards. Payment can also be made by cash and by One For All vouchers and vouchers that have been purchased through our hotel or online.

  • Facilities

    Are there spa facilities onsite?

    No, unfortunately, we no longer have spa facilities on site.

    Is there a gym?

    Yes, we have a quaint fitness suite which all guests have complimentary access to.

    Does your hotel have a pool?

    No, we do not have a pool on site.

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