Galway hotel named best Irish hotel for 2021

The Irish Trade and Travel Network (ITTN) awards have been among the most highly sought-after accreditations in the Irish travel industry for over 30 years.

A Galway hotel named best Irish hotel for 2021, according to the Irish Trade and Travel Network (ITTN) awards.

Galway Bay Hotel took the top spot in the best Irish hotel category at this year’s ceremony, ranking it among the best places to stay across the island of Ireland.

So, whether you’re planning a festive trip to explore the Capital of Culture’s Christmas market or are thinking about your plans for summer 2022, you may want to add the brilliant Irish hotel to your bucket list.

The awards – a much sought-after accolade

Galway hotel named the best Irish hotel for 2021.
Credit: Facebook / @galwaybayhotel

The ITTN awards were announced on 18 November, revealing the best of the best in Ireland’s travel industry.

From travel agencies to tourist boards, adventure tours to airlines, and more, the ITTN awards recognise the main players in travel.

For the very first time in the history of the awards, ITTN announced the winners of their Travel2Ireland category.

Within this category, the awards named the best Irish airport, the best food/drink experience, and the best Irish experience. They also announced the winners of the best local tourist board and, last but not least, the best Irish hotel.

Galway hotel named best Irish hotel – a must-visit

Galway hotel named the best Irish hotel for 2021.
Credit: Facebook / @galwaybayhotel

Galway Bay Hotel, located on the Salthill Promenade, became the inaugural winner of Best Irish Hotel at this year’s awards.

The four-star hotel is located close to Galway City and the Wild Atlantic Way. Thus, making it the perfect base for discovering some of the best of the Emerald Isle.

With 153 bedrooms, various fine and casual dining restaurants, and six purpose-built conferencing suites, leisure centre, and beauty rooms, there is plenty to discover at the Galway Bay Hotel.

The Galway Bay Hotel suites offer a stay you will never forget. Complete with plush, contemporary décor and a cosy king-size bed, guests are sure to enjoy a comfortable stay.

From the room, you can enjoy fantastic sea views over the Blackrock diving tower on the Salthill Promenade. You can even take in the captivating light over the rugged Burren landscape.

Price: From £81 per night


Other winners – the best in Irish travel

Montenotte Hotel in Cork was named runner up.
Credit: Facebook / @TheMontenotteHotel

Montenotte Hotel in County Cork joined the Galway hotel named best Irish hotel for 2021 as runner up in the same category.

Other winners include Dublin Airport, named best Irish airport and closely followed by Kerry Airport.

Taste of Dublin was named best food/drink experience with Wicklow Way Winery named runner up. Meanwhile, Aran Island Ferries took the award for best Irish experience with Glencullen Adventure Park as the runner up.

Finally, Visit Derry was named best local tourist board with Visit Belfast as runner up.

So, are you planning a trip to Ireland in the near future? If so, make sure you check out the market leaders in Irish travel.

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