Enjoy A Family Break in Galway

At The Connacht Hotel we're the perfect family-friendly hotel choice for your next holiday!

The Connacht Hotel


The Connacht Hotel is ready to welcome you for your well-deserved family break in Galway.

Amazing facilities combined with a convenient location means you can do Galway, your way!

You know you’ve earned it, so why wait to book? A family break at The Connacht Hotel in Galway means new memories to last a lifetime – plus we have swimming pools, our Friendly Fellows kids club, tasty food, and amazing rooms, suites & apartments ideal for a family stay.

Best Family Hotel

The Connacht Hotel has long established a reputation as being a great place in Galway for families to enjoy a fun stay. In 2022, this was made clear once again as the hotel won Best Family Hotel in Connacht at the Irish Hotel Awards. It’s always great to receive positive recognition because it underlines how much guests appreciate The Connacht Hotel’s family-friendly appeal. What’s more important is that our Galway hotel is a place that families enjoy coming to, time and again.

Everyone at The Connacht Hotel is delighted to create memorable visits for guests, and the 2022 award builds on the award-winning history of previous years. In 2021, for example, The Connacht Hotel was recognised by the European Travel Awards as the Family-Friendly Hotel of the Year.

The Ideal Family Getaway

We’re ready to welcome you for an unforgettable family stay – whether you want to enjoy what our hotel has to offer or explore beautiful Galway, The Connacht Hotel has you covered.

✔️Family-friendly on-site dining options.
✔️Family Rooms, Bunk Bed Rooms, and Family Suites. Plus, free use of cots and/or rollaway bed(s), subject to maximum occupancy.
✔️A whole host of fun, child-friendly activities to do on site or around the city.
✔️Board games available for rent from reception.
✔️Free use of our 20m swimming pool, kids pool, and Friendly Fellows kids’ club when you book direct.
✔️Live music in Bar Solo.

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Family Sunday Lunch

The Connacht Hotel is a great family-friendly hotel in Galway – and Rueben’s Restaurant is where families choose to eat when they stay with us. Its relaxed and welcoming décor helps to create an ideal atmosphere where everyone can enjoy delicious food made with craft.

Grab a table and sit down with your family as everyone savours tantalising flavours in a splendid setting. Rueben’s Restaurant is the perfect place to cap off a day of exploring glorious Galway or as somewhere to enjoy a lovely afternoon lunch on your relaxing getaway.

Join us on Sunday's for a Family Friendly Sunday Lunch where you and your family can enjoy a delicious relaxing meal as the team provide all little guests with a Friendly Fellows fun activity pack to keep them entertained.

Plus, your children might just enjoy a visit from their very own Friendly Fellows mascot.

Child’s Play at The Connacht

At the Connacht Hotel, kids can really enjoy their time thanks to the brilliant Friendly Fellows Kids Club. With activities for groups ages 3-5 or 6-13, it’s ideal for playing games and having fun.

  • Our arts and crafts time lets kids explore their creative side with lantern crafting, colouring competitions, and jewellery making.
  • Kids can also make the most of Puppet Storytime, dress up for cool games, and watch awesome movies with Cinema Time.
  • And they can get in the fresh air and explore the great outdoors with nature walks and plenty of other activities.

Family Activities

A family stay at the Connacht Hotel means you’re spoiled for choice across the city and county. Our hotel has won many awards for its family-friendly atmosphere. Facilities like the Friendly Fellows kids club and Leisure Centre mean there’s plenty of excitement. Plus, the Connacht Hotel’s location means you can easily explore lots of fun-filled adventures across Galway, like boat tours, bike rides, beach walks, and more.

Afternoon Tea

What better way to spend some family time than with a delicious Afternoon Tea at the Connacht Hotel? Gather together and get comfortable before you’re wowed with delicious treats and piping-hot beverages. Whether you’re simply enjoying your family stay in Galway or you’re looking to celebrate a little one’s birthday, it’s an ideal choice. We’re here to make it memorable!