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Welcome to Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Galway

Discover Loughrea, Galway’s Hidden Treasure

Welcome to the award-winning four-star Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, proudly owned and run by Só Hotels.

Lough Rea Hotel and Spa is one of the most highly recommended and well-known venues in Galway. Recently awarded a 2024 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa is proud to be named amongst the top 10% of hotels worldwide for delivering fantastic customer experiences. Awarded Hotel & Restaurant of the Year in Co.Galway for the prestigious Europe 2024 Travel & Hospitality Awards.

Awarded Top Rated Wedding Venue in Ireland 2023 by Wedding Dates, based on customer reviews. We are proud to be named no.1 amongst all hotels in Ireland for delivering wonderful wedding experiences.

Nestled just outside the quaint town of Loughrea overlooking Loughrea Lake, yet only twenty minutes from Galway, our location combines the tranquillity of a rural setting with the convenience of easy access to Galway City and the Wild Atlantic Way. Use the Loughrea Hotel and Spa as your base for exploring this year, we have some ideas on where to start. Visit our Itineraries page for more details. Whether you’re heading to the famed Galway Races or looking for a simple, stylish night away, the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa will cater for your needs.

Boasting 91 bedrooms, extensive Shore Island Spa, ample free car parking on site, and complimentary high speed WIFI, book the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa now for your next getaway.

Guests can enjoy the Rooftop Garden Bar, which boasts panoramic views of Loughrea Lake and the Galway countryside. Experience some fine dining at The Abbey Restaurant, relish a more casual atmosphere at the Lir Bar & Brasserie and indulge in our wonderful Afternoon Tea sat the Lir Lounge.

Set in an oasis of calm, our exquisite Shore Island Spa promises an experience of complete relaxation and indulgence. From massages to pedicures, your options are endless. Awarded Best Connacht Spa Award 2023 by RSVP Magazine.

Lough Rea Hotel & Spa is also host to several LIVE Concerts & events throughout the year. From comedy, tribute bands and country music stars, we have something for everyone. Enjoy delicious dining ahead of the show and why not stay overnight with us to make a real occasion of your night out. Visit our Concerts & Events section for more details on upcoming shows.

One of Six properties within the Só Hotel Group, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa promises the ultimate Four Star Luxury Experience that is contemporary in style and genuine with service and hospitality.

Whether you are staying for business or leisure, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa is the perfect choice for you. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in Co. Galway soon.


From €84pps per night

Galway Golf Experience

Enjoy one night’s accommodation with a hearty Full Irish Breakfast and a Round of Golf at a local, award-winning golf club.

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From €169 per night

Midweek Spa Escape

Unwind the body, mind and soul! Why not escape to the Loughrea Hotel & Spa with our fantastic offer. 


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From €149.50pps per night

Galway Race Week Offers

Only 20 minutes from Galway’s Ballybrit Racecourse Join us for our Best Galway Race Week line-up yet!

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From €169 per night

Golden Years Break

Relax and Unwind with our Over 50s break

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From €146pps per night

Girls Night Out Party - Spa Package

Gather the Girls for a Ladies’ Night Away. Full Dinner Experience including House Cocktail, Bed & Full Irish Breakfast plus Spa Treatment with 60 Minutes Access to Thermal Suite.

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Girls Night Out Party Spa Package

From €170 per night

Summer Breaks

Escape to Galway this Summer!

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with us in luxury rooms or executive suites
Our rooms


in our tranquil spa facilities with a range of treatments available
Shore Island Spa


are one of our specialities, join us for your beautiful day


in style with friends, family or a romantic meal for two


for the whole family are close by


Facilities to cater for the largest of meetings and business showcases

Rooms & Suites


Happily Ever Afters


Dedicated Staff Members


Complimentary Parking Spaces

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Good to know

- Proudly owned and run by Só Hotels.
- Located just 3 minutes drive from Lough Rea Town
- Just 25 minutes drive from the heart of Galway City
- Free parking available on site
- 2 newly refurbished restaurants to choose from
- Rooftop Garden Bar overlooking Loughrea Lake
- Award winning Shore Island Spa
- 8 conference rooms catering for up to 500 delegates
- Voted Top Rated Wedding Venue in Ireland from weddingdate.ie
- Awarded a 2024 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award
- Awarded Hotel & Restaurant of the Year in Co.Galway from Europe 2024 Travel & Hospitality Awards.

A message from our Managing Director

Dear Guest

Welcome to the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. This hotel is particularly special for us as it’s close to home and offers beautiful views from our Rooftop Garden, a unique setting in the Galway countryside and overlooking Loughrea Lake. We take particular pride in the warm welcome that our team show to all our guests. Our dedication to tradition is what sets the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa apart and our team pays careful attention to the requirements of those on a leisurely Spa break, on business or are celebrating their wedding with our award-winning wedding team.

Thank you for considering the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.

Pat McDonagh
Managing Director, Só Hotels Ireland

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