Thing to do with the family when it rains in Galway

Galway is a great destination for a family break but we can’t always predict the weather! There is so much to see and do in all weathers to keep the family entertained all year round.

Planet Entertainment

Planet Entertainment has something for the whole family of all ages to enjoy on a miserable day. Enjoy ten pin bowling or laser tag if you are a family who are competitive. For the smaller children, they can enjoy the ball pit with slides and much more to keep them busy. Planet Entertainment is situated at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road and is just a 5-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway.

IMC Cinema

IMC Cinema is the perfect hideout for any family on a rainy day. Escape the rain and stock up on your favourite treats while watching the newest film releases on the big screen. The kids might also be able to enjoy their favourite flavour slush puppy and dig deep into a box of popcorn. The IMC cinema is located at the Galway Retail Park on the Headford Road, only a 5-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island Kids Zone is the perfect activity centre to take the children on a rainy day. Let the kids run wild and enjoy several slides including their Big Blue slide, tire them out on the stairs climbing up, down and over. The kids can roam free, enjoy the ball pit, climbing frames and explore the secret tunnels and passage ways. If your kids are competitive then the race car track is a perfect activity for them. Treasure Island Kids Zone is located at Merlin Park Industrial Estate and is just a short 10-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway.

Jumplanes

Jumplanes is the ideal place to bring energetic kids over 5 years to on a rainy day. They can literally bounce off the walls on trampolines or enjoy an indoor ice rink in the middle of summer. The staff organise indoor games including dodgeball or football. It is guaranteed to bring a smile to your kids’ faces while tiring them out. Jumplanes is situated on the Monivea Road a 10-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway.

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is the perfect place to base a family stay, on a dry day it is only a 10 minute walk to the city centre, if it is raining you can catch the 407 bus into the city centre every 20 minutes on the Headford Road beside Terryland Shopping Centre (Dunnes Stores) and it takes you to Eyre Square stop 2. Taxis can also be booked at the front desk.

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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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