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Lough Rea Hotel and Spa

Old Galway Road, Loughrea Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#1 of 4 hotels in Loughrea
Travellers' Choice
Lough Rea Hotel and Spa is located in the historical town of Loughrea in Co.Galway. This modern and stylish Hotel is within walking distance from all the shops, amenities and attractions of Loughrea.The Hotel boasts 91 bedrooms with panoramic views of the town's beautiful lake, the Sliabh Aughty Mountains and the Burren. The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa Wedding team are specialists in ensuring that the Bride and Groom have a wonderful day to remember. The hotel can cater for up to 300 wedding guests in the De Dannan suite: a state of the art grand ballroom. There is a range of air-conditioned meeting rooms that provide clients with the very best conference facilities available, conferences for up to 500 delegates can be accommodated. This hotel offers fine dining in their Abbey Restuarant, Relaxation breaks in the tranquility of Shore Island Spa. Enjoy light bites and delicious cocktails in the Rooftop Garden and Sky Lounge where it boasts sensational views of Lough Rea and the mountains beyond.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
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kyra Nelson wrote a review Yesterday
Dungannon, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a beautiful stay we had in this lovely hotel, from start to finish, Mary couldn’t have done enough to make sure we had a comfortable stay allowing our small dog Heidi to join us. Our room was fantastic, clean and tidy & had an adjoining room for our friends. The hotel itself was spotless, staff themselves where outstanding couldn’t have done enough for you, Ana in reception always smiling & had time for a quick chat with ourselves & Heidi our dog. Great food was served in the hotel , a hot breakfast & as much as you could eat every morning & our meal in the evening was delightful, a great choice from the menu. All the staff where so friendly & made our little Dog so welcome as did other guests who where staying in the hotel. I gave this hotel 10/10 and will definitely be returning . Raymond, Kyra & little Heidi x
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Blobbirobi wrote a review 20 Oct
Dromore, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a throughly enjoyable 3 nights here in the hotel. Everyone employed were truly lovely to engage with and their service in every department excellent. The room with lake view was truly lovely and facilities including Netflix on the TV superb Great WiFi too everywhere. The food in both the restaurant and brasserie were excellent and surpassed the normal standards generally found in hotels.y wife thoroughly enjoyed her Spa treatment. We would certainly recommend The Lough Rea Hotel without exception. Thank you all.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Teresina Haughey wrote a review 19 Oct
1 contribution
Would highly recommend this hotel. It is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. We went here for my husbands 30th birthday and I decide to message the hotel to see could they could help me do something special for him. They were very helpful and got back to me straight away. When we arrived to the room there was a 30th balloon and a gorgeous desert with happy birthday wrote on it and to top it off two non alcohol beers as my husband doesn't drink. We went for dinner that night and the food was top quality and with the times that is in it, we were well distanced from other tables. If yous are looking to go somewhere for a wee break I highly recommend Lough Rea Hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Steve K wrote a review 18 Oct
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely check in staff, lovely breakfast, our third trip there, Comfortable bed and room, ................................................................................................................
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Date of stay: October 2021
lydia k wrote a review 16 Oct
1 contribution
Booked 2 nights here and dealt with Mary who done nothing but make our stay so welcoming we changed rooms and got this amazing view Food is stunning rooms are amazing location is relaxing and the thermal suite is lovely I will be back very soon Regards Lydia 😊
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Damien Mc Manus, General Manager at Lough Rea Hotel and Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Wow what a wonderful review!!! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. I will certainly pass your praise on to the team, I'm sure they will be thrilled. I look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future. My staff are the best and I am blessed that they are so customer focused and caring towards the guests and each other. Our food is carefully sourced and prepared by our team of experienced chefs. We are currently in the process of changing all our menus and offering more choice to our guests. We do hope to see you back to our hotel in the future, for the best rates, book direct on our website. Best Regards Damien Mc Manus General Manager gm@loughreahotelandspa.com
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US$68 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayLoughrea
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lough Rea Hotel and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Lough Rea Hotel and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park (5.8 km), Maggie May's Bar & Restaurant (1.7 km), and Saint Brendan’s Cathedral (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lough Rea Hotel and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lough Rea Hotel and Spa?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lough Rea Hotel and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lough Rea Hotel and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hungry Bookworm, Maggie Mays, and Hope's Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lough Rea Hotel and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lough Rea Hotel and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lough Rea Hotel and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Lough Rea Hotel and Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Lough Rea Hotel and Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.