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Oranmore Lodge & Leisure

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by Padraiginni Ni Chnamhin on May 17 2016 10:54

The night porter was excellent. We checked in very late on Friday 13th and he was very accommodating and welcoming. The breakfast on Saturday morning was very enjoyable. However, the fact that the breakfast is served only until 10am on Sunday morning is definitely a factor that would prevent me from booking this hotel again for a group. The breakfast should be available until 11am on Sundays. Finally, we spent up to 900 euro on accommodation during our weekend stay at the hotel. One booking needed to be cancelled within the 48hrs period and a full nights stay was being charged for this. I did speak to the Manager and she adjusted it to 50% charge, I still felt that due to the total cost spent at the hotel it would have been a good will gesture not to charge the 50 Euro at the end the day.

by ebony and ivory on May 4 2016 19:50

bedroom very small,number locker beside bed and mattress has seen better partner couldn't sleep because of it.the window in the ceiling had light coming in at first light which didn't help either.the food was excellent though.couldnt fault that.

by demb on Apr 19 2016 11:23

We had a lovely stay in Oranmore Lodge. The staff were very friendly and were very accommodating when we wanted to eat our pre-booked dinner in the bar instead of the restaurant. We also enjoyed spending time in the leisure centre.

by deirdre duggan on Apr 12 2016 13:11

***** 5 star

by Al on Apr 11 2016 22:11

We really enjoyed our recent break. My seven year old son loved the swimming pool. The hotel was spotless. The staff were welcoming and courteous. The bedrooms were clean and well serviced. We loved the bar food and the breakfast was tasty and plentiful. This was our third and won't be our last!

by caroline Murray on Mar 30 2016 09:54

very enjoyable and thank you

by Caroline on Mar 25 2016 22:39

Would recommend staying here just mins away from the city and you can get a bus just outside on main road. Very large rooms and staff very friendly

by Jules0408 on Mar 23 2016 12:13

This hotel was ideal for a couple with a young baby (11 months). The staff were friendly, courteous and very good at their jobs. They could not do enough to help. The room was lovely and had two double beds which was what we requested. Everything was clean and comfortable. The swimming pool is about 10 steps across the yard which I wasn't aware of but since it was so close, it was not an issue. Towels are provided at the pool which is great. Again, the staff in the leisure centre were very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and the restaurant and bar have a lovely atmosphere. There were lots of other families there so it was easy to bring the baby to dinner. Overall, we had an excellent experience and would return. It is only 10 minutes drive for Galway city centre and about 15-20 from Salthill.

by J Sionnach on Mar 15 2016 12:08

Excellent food friendly staff clean hotel I would go back anytime Thanks

by Thomas on Mar 4 2016 00:51

Had a fantastic city weekend break with my wife at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Room very spacious and the beds very comfortable. Lots to see and do in the area plus only a short distance from Galway City where you will have good shopping plus a great selection of bars, restaurants / cafe's. Well worth it and I will be planning a return trip later this year for sure.

by Carliecoo on Feb 2 2016 23:36

Great place to stay ideal location and a great deal!! Very cosy and great facilities bed extremely comfy and breakfast was fab! Would definitely stay again

by Teresa waterford on Jan 19 2016 21:55

Hotel room lovely and staff very helpful. Food excellent . The only down side is that this hotel could do with a little spent on decor. It's a little dated.

by olly on Dec 15 2015 10:45

Lovely spot, hotel staff were very welcoming, rooms were nice and clean. There was a works Christmas party on the same night that we stayed, most of them were in the bar area before the party started and yet the barman always ensured that we were served in a timely manner. Can't remember the chaps name, but was very professional. Pool and Spa area albeit small was more that adequate and nice and quiet. Would definitely stay here again.

by Colm O'D on Dec 1 2015 16:53

Great value, friendly staff and good food. The hotel is a bit dated but very clean.

by kw on Nov 24 2015 10:53

Firstly I like to say on arrival I wasn't very impressed with the outside as it looked dated and gruby and in need of refurbishment. When we checked in the staff were very friendly and reception was nice. Room nice. Back oddly shaped/layed out so everyone wants to sit at one end were the t.v. is and the rest of the bar is empty. Food was very disappointing and we felt it was left overs from the luch earlier and the chicken was overcooked. It didn't help that they never changed the menu one bit for the following evening so you had to pick the same again which was very strange as most hotels would even change the menu slightly. Staff very friendly and helpful. Also very put out that on the Saturday night while having a drink in the bar we were asked to leave because there was a party of 200 people coming and the bar was reserved for them so we had to sit in the breakfast room. Not very comfortable. My husband requested an omelete on the first morning and was told they couldn't make him one. The fact that you have to leave the lodge to go for a swim is awful especially in the cold weather. Showers in the swimming pool were filty and never cleaned, hairs on wall and awful smell and no heating in the dressing rooms. Not a 3 star...maybe a 2 star.

by Flossy on Nov 18 2015 09:50

hi, Stayed for one night in a family room. Positives: Receptionist (Tara) on check in very welcoming and helpful, nice room in a quiet part of the hotel which is what we requested, room had a fridge and a microwave which as anyone travelling with a toddler knows makes a difference to any night away!! Ate in the restaurant in the evening, lovely staff especially Bernie (think that was here name)and the food was fantastic, we really enjoyed it. Negatives: Hot water in bathroom was scalding hot, really need to have a sign up to warn you before you turn on the water, mentioned this to receptionist when checking out so hopefully they will resolve this. No heating in the room during the night, no matter what way we turned the thermostat we could not get the heat to work, as we were travelling with a very young child we did not want to call reception as to do so would have disturbed her sleep. Really busy at breakfast, breakfast was nice but it was crazy busy get down well before 10 to get a table. Leisure centre was ok as one reviewer has already said it definitely needs an overhaul. Overall my family and I really enjoyed our stay at the Oranmore Lodge and would return again, the staff were nice, the room was comfortable (apart from it getting chilly at nite!!) and we will definitely be back again.

by NHay on Nov 10 2015 11:28

Had a great night in The Oranmore Lodge. Ate in the restaurant and the food was very nice. Looking forward to booking again. Only issue was the queue for breakfast, I would recommend going earlier then 10am.

by trish on Nov 2 2015 08:08

Booked a 3 night stay 2 adults and 2 children for last week. On arrival we booked in rooms are nice and hotel lovely. However after using the Leisure Center which has cold showers and during the 3 day stay never got any warmer. We then went into the bar to get a sandwich as we had got lunch on the way down and were told that this was not possible as they strictly serve what is on the bar menu and no sandwiches. Therefore we left the bar and never returned to eat there for remainder of stay. Would have thought that any hotel would serve a sandwich!!!

by reviewer87392171 on Oct 24 2015 19:12

my wife and i had a lovely time and would recommend the hotel to anyone we will definitely return Regards, Brendan Flood

by Mccarthy on Oct 16 2015 15:16

Stayed here in October with my elderly mother. Right from the initial booking we were looked after really well. Tara at reception couldn't do enough for us. Our room was comfortable and extremely clean. The fridge and microwave were a welcome inclusion. We only ate light meals in the bar, but the service was good. I used the leisure centre for swimming and sauna in the mornings. 5 adults filled the pool really as we all wanted to swim lengths. Overall I thought the leisure centre could do with an upgrade. It's not very accessible for people with limited mobility. Likewise the hotel itself has a few steps which could be difficult to negotiate. However, we were offered an alternative room for breakfast if we needed it. As I said, the staff couldn't do enough to help. I'm just saying this in case it's relevant to other guests. It's a lovely hotel and I would stay again.

by Ciamie on Oct 15 2015 09:24

its hard to believe this Hotel is 4 Star. it really needs revamping in a bad way. Old, stale and fusty feel and smell to it. Bathroom very basic, and towels need replacing at this stage. No lock on bathroom door. Breadfast room could not cater for the numbers, felt sorry for staff who seemed under pressure. We were moved to the dining room for breakfast which I was quite glad of as the breakfast room was stifling and stuffy. Had evening meal in the dining room, food was excellent, but again room had a fusty smell to it. One issue which hugely irritates me and has happened in hotels before, on booking this hotel I asked for a large room as our group was grandmother, mother and daughter as opposed to 'traditional family'. My daugher e-mailed before we went and again requested this. We were put in to a small room with 2 beds!! Without unpacking my daughter approached reception and again made our request, pointing out the child was 12 years old!! Receptionist looked at her blankly and said 'you requested a ground floor room' NO WE DID NOT. We were then moved to a room with three beds. Sorry to the nice staff of the Oranmore Lodge who work hard and are reasonably pleasant but we will not be returning here.

by Eugene Duffy on Oct 4 2015 15:16

Very lovely hotel and rates v good

by Margret Hussey on Sep 19 2015 12:32

it was as very good as good 5 star

by Dermot on Sep 9 2015 19:44

Great hotel. Lovely staff. Nice food. Well worth a visit. Will go back for sure

by Mumoftwo on May 24 2015 17:48

Hotel staff very friendly, especially the two young men in the bar/restaurant. We stayed in a family room - two doubles which suited us, the hotel isn't as flash as some we have stayed in, but it had a fridge in the room that we didn't request. Kiddies pool and pool in general great for us, our babies are 2&3 and they loved it. Overall an enjoyable stay, no complaints, would visit again. Great location if you don't want to stay in Galway city, with a cinema, bowling centre, kiddies soft play area all within 5 min drive of hotel.

by s & e h on May 1 2015 11:04

Stayed at Oranmore Lodge April 2015. Room spacious, clean and convenient, Shower very good. Food; breakfast very good, dinner excellent. All the staff we encountered were above average; courteous and helpful. Lovely atmosphere. Absolutely no complaints, would recommend this hotel S & E H Meath

by jackie on Mar 14 2015 12:30

Lovely helpful staff, nice big room with plenty of facilities, brakfast very good

by Tracy on Mar 3 2015 16:00

Lovely hotel, staff very friendly and the food was great. We had a lovely dinner on Saturday night a very good choice for breakfast on Sunday morning. We had a lovely big room, but it was dark and the furniture was very old and dated. It was great to relax in the pool on Sat afternoon and look out at the wind and the rain.

by travels with tony on Feb 20 2015 19:14

enjoyed the one night myself and wife stayed ,staff very friendly and meals were very good ,no problems .Fridge and microwave in room we were allocated was very welcome ,wish other hotels would follow.Allin all a good experience.

by Thomas on Jan 14 2015 21:42

nice hotel but everything could be done a little bit better

by Frank Maher on Jan 14 2015 08:48

The Oranmore Lodge Hotel was excellent. Friendly staff great service and super food. The pool was great. We were very happy with our stay over all. The only criticism was with the format of the children’s menu in the restaurant my daughter is nine and Barney and Pippa pig menu board did not appeal . Thank you to the management and staff of The Oranmore Lodge Hotel

by J Sheridan on Jun 10 2014 17:19

My daughter (nearly 4) and I stayed in a family room with my mum also. We had a lovely 2 night stay with one evening meal. We found the hotel to be very comfortable, friendly staff, and great food, good value also. We made use of the pool, which was lovely, but needs some updating. Overall we really enjoyed our time in Oranmore, and would go again.

by John on Jun 4 2014 09:24

Excellent value in the Oranmore Lodge. A spacious, clean room, fine breakfast and helpful staff. This has been my second visit here and I've thoroughly enjoyed both, a little gem of a hotel that offers probably the best value to be had in that part of the world.

by Breda Rogers on Jun 3 2014 10:53

Lovely week-end in this hotel.Roomd big and spacious.Staff friendly food average.Breakfast ample . One let down lady at reception very unwelcoming and unhelpful. The hotel is in a lovely setting and has a lovely feel about it.Leisure center perfect . Will return.

by Richard Swords on Jun 3 2014 10:45

Hotel was lovely as was the setting.Food average.One thing which left the hotel down was the lady on reception whether it was the language barrier or just her abrupt manner it left a lot to be desired and left one feeling as if they had done something wrong. Hopefully you won't need to visit reception with a query.Most of the other staff were lovely and helpful. It is however a lovely hotel and we will visit again.

by sleepless in Galway on May 29 2014 18:58

My three sisters and I live in different parts of the country. We love to get together when we can and get away from our daily responsibilities. We were looking forward to a nice peaceful weekend. In a nutshell, this is how our weekend went: I couldn't believe there WAS NO ELEVATOR IN THE HOTEL, THIS WAS NOT IN THE INFO.I had before going there, I just couldn't believe in 2014 a hotel would have no elevator. One of my sisters is in remission from cancer and has difficulty with stairs, this was NOT a good first impression. We went downstairs for what we expected to be a quiet relaxing dinner. Boy, were we in for an unpleasant surprise..There was a first communion "party" in full swing.At least ten children were running and chasing each other around a large area.They were unsupervised, screaming (the noise was worse than ANY childrens party I've ever been to). We finished our meal in haste to escape from the bedlam and returned to the sanctuary of our rooms. We were just getting settled for sleep when A HEN PARTY RETURNED TO OUR FLOOR. The noise was HORRIFIC, doors banging, people shouting, we did not SLEEP UNTIL AFTER 4.a.m. We were exhausted on Sunday,and ANGRY that our weekend was RUINED by noise pollution. Where did this hotel get 4 stars?? NEVER EVER AGAIN.....

by jimmy on May 23 2014 08:20

Very nice hotel, staff in every section was helpful, happy and considerate , we got a upgrade to the bridal suite which was very nice and cosy with the gas fire, needed after the weather turned into a winter rather than summer day, the food was excellent especially the fish dishes, the breakfast was a little of a let down, but quite ample all the same, would return.

by Sparkle on May 13 2014 11:07

Nice Hotel and kids enjoyed the swimming pool. The breakfast was fine but I thought the choice was limited and dining room very small. Also we could not get Wi Fi to work with codes we were given but apart from that enjoyed the stay.

by coola on Apr 29 2014 13:49

Very nice hotel, food pretty basic, but tasty, rooms very clean, leisure centre nice as well. The only thing which I found disaster, was the activities on Easter Sunday morning for the kids. My son was crying coming back from it. Very unprofessional and I have to say very unfair for the kids who didnt get help from the parents with the activities. How come 6 months old baby picked up the stickers from the bar quicker than my 5 years old??? Other than that, everything was very good.

by reviewer35936859 on Apr 15 2014 20:09

lovely hotel to stay in with very friendly staff.

by Margaret O Donoghue on Apr 14 2014 16:57

Friendly efficient excellent food lots of hot water my kind of place.

by Moyrus on Apr 8 2014 16:12

The rooms are big ,bright and clean. The dinner is excellent, the hotel is worth a visit for the dining experience alone and that along with the staff made our stay enjoyable. Free paper with breakfast that has a good selection of hot and cold food. Close to Galway city if you want the bright lights or to shop till you drop. All round great experience. Would highly recommend it .

by Ciara on Apr 1 2014 10:46

There was a lovely friendly atmosphere at this hotel. Great choice of dinner menu, food was tasty and serving staff were very friendly. Again, full Irish was available for breakfast and staff were friendly. Would definitely recommend this for family or relaxing get away.

by Brian Sligo on Mar 27 2014 14:17

We stayed two nights in March 2014 and were very pleased with the hotel. Service was excellent, the staff really efficient. The twin room with fridge, microwave and kettle was really nice. The leisure centre was top class and we especially enjoyed the jacuzzi. The location is excellent in close proximity to the N17 / N18 routes North or South and near Oranmore village. We used the restaurant on one evening and were very satisfied. There was a great choice on the breakfast menu. Overall, a very nice place to stay.

by BB Dublin on Mar 21 2014 09:35

Visit was low season - beg March, not mid-term or other school holiday. Really enjoyed our stay, the family room was lovely, big and clean. Breakfast very enjoyable, dinners very nice - bar cosy and friendly. Staff attentive. We used the Leisure facilities, preferred to shower after in our own room as the shower was nicer in our room, slightly cramped changing/shower area, but other than that perfect.

by Ali on Mar 10 2014 11:34

Lovely hotel and friendly staff. Room was quite large and very warm. very pleased with our stay and breakfast was delicious. Hotel is old but very welcoming. Didn't use the leisure centre as our stay was short but would definitely go back. Lovely setting and a nice drive up to the hotel. We were greeted by a very friendly black and white cat which was a bonus for me. Really liked the ambience of the hotel.

by Grainne on Mar 4 2014 23:12

We were a group of 7 women and we had the family room and a twin room. We had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend, such good value. Staff were very attentive and efficient. Food was plentiful, bar a bit packed at times, staff run off their feet. Would recommend

by ulsen on Mar 4 2014 22:16

Stayed as part of a group, with children, for 2 night b & B, and 1 nights dinner. Found the staff in the restaurant, reception, and breakfast area superb, and very accommodating. Service in the bar area could be hit and miss depending on time of day, and who was serving. Leisure facilities were excellent, and had everything available in changing rooms, including changing mat and travel cot, which I was delighted with as I had a young toddler. Kids loved the pool, which we used both days. Rooms were spacious, and we were delighted to find not only a fridge, but also a microwave. We did find the room uncomfortably warm, we had to get a staff member to turn off the heat in the room with a wrench, and even then the room was still very warm.

by mary on Mar 4 2014 12:58

Great hotel, perfect for a weekend break! not far from the city and the staff are lovely! the food in the hotel is delicious, we ate on both nights and enjoyed the scrumptious meals. its worth a visit

by Rob on Mar 4 2014 12:29

We had a great weekend at the Oranmore Lodge, the room was very comfortable as was the whole hotel. We had an undisturbed nights sleep with no noise even where we were at the front of the hotel near the entrance. The staff were all very helpful from the moment we arrived on Friday afternoon until we left on Sunday. Breakfast in the morning was a good hearty one with plenty of choice and the evening meals, one in the restaurant and one in the bar, were superb and well priced if paying separately ( there were good value meal inclusive packages available as well). We used the leisure centre on each of the three days and the facilities there were better than some much more expensive hotels we have stayed in, the pool was first rate and there was a well equipped fitness suite. My wife had the 'pampering', massage on Saturday morning and really felt the benefits of that. There was a small group on in he bar on the Saturday night and the atmosphere was brilliant with a bit of dancing and music tailored to the customers. The hotel is well situated close to Oranmore itself and a few minutes drive from Galway town centre which was a great place to visit. The free Wi-Fi worked well throughout the hotel and there were free newspapers supplied in the very comfortable lobby as well. Our weekend at The Oranmore Lodge was one of the best we have had in Ireland and a lot less expensive than others that were not just as good.
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Hotel Details

The original manor house was built in circa 1850 and it has been tastefully extended to a 4 star luxurious hotel, incorporating a superb lesiure cetnre, conference centre and banqueting suite ensuring our guests enjoy a truly unique Irish hospitality

Check In From - 3:00 pm : Check Out From - 12:00 pm

Cancellation Description : Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description : From Galway City: Take the main road from Galway city south directly to Oranmore which is approx 7kms from the city centre. At the roundabout follow the sign for Oranmore and we are located on your right.From Dublin: Take the M4 route off the M50 and continue straight for Galway. Take Exit 19 off the motorway signposted for Oranmore/Limerick. When you come to the roundabout take the 2nd exit and we are located 100 yards on your right.From Cork: Follow N20 to Limerick, then the N18 bypassing Ennis, follow straight into Clarinbridge. At first roundabout follow signs for Galway City until you come to the 3rd roundabout - take exit for Oranmore - first on the left and we are located on your left.

Area Description : Often referred to as the 'Capital of the West', Galway is a cultural Mecca of sorts, attracting thousands every year to the many lively festiavls hosted by the town. Just to mention a few:

Hotel Location
Hotel Facilities

Hotel Restaurant

  • Vegetarian Options
  • Dinner Served
  • Breakfast Served
  • Lunch Served
  • Early Bird Menu

Hotel Meeting Rooms

  • Stationery
  • Internet Access
  • LCD Projector
  • Complimentary Wifi Access
  • Black Out Facilities
  • Projector / Screen Available
  • Dedicated Organiser
  • Refreshments Available
  • Natural Daylight
  • Conference & Meeting Rooms

Hotel Children Facilities

  • Cot Available On Request
  • Swimming Lessons (by appointment)
  • Baby Sitting Service On Request
  • Kids Activities During High Season

Hotel Guest Services

  • Laundry Facility
  • Internet Access
  • Babysitting Service
  • Non Smoking Hotel
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Breakfast Served To Your Room
  • Wifi Access In Public Areas
  • Baby Sitting On Request
  • Complimentary WIFI Access Available
  • Wireless Internet In Areas
  • Free Car Parking

Hotel Bar

  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Sky Sports Available In Bar
  • Fully Licenced Bar
  • High Season Entertainment
  • Bar Food Menu

Hotel Venue Entertainment

  • Wedding Fair
  • Banqueting Rooms Available
  • Christmas Parties

Hotel Business Centre

  • Fax
  • Photocopying Service
  • Complimentary WIFI Access Available
  • Meeting Rooms

Things To Do In The Area

  • Lakes
  • Shopping
  • Amusment Arcades
  • Local Sightseeing
  • Golfing
  • Visit Local Heritage Sites
  • Children Play Centres
  • Live Music Venues
  • Historical Trails
  • Cycling
  • Cinema
  • Comedy Clubs
  • Local Restaurants
  • Guided Tours
  • Walking Trails
  • Visit Castle
  • Bowling
  • Night Clubs
  • Pet Farms
  • Boat Trips
  • Horse Racing
  • Horse Riding
  • Go To The Beach

Hotel Leisure Club

  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Baby Changing Area
  • Spa Treatments
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Sun Bed
  • Towels Available
  • Pool Side Play Pen
  • Sauna
  • TV Equipment
  • Gymnasium
  • Fully Equipped Gym
  • Steam Room
  • Swimwear To Buy
  • Pampering Packages
  • Aerobics Studio
  • Children's Pool