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Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

WELCOME TO Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

‘Céad míle fáilte go dtí Bhaile Locha Riach, Co. na Gaillimhe’

Located on the cusp of the Wild Atlantic Way, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa is the gateway to a region defined by community, creativity and rural Ireland at its best. County Galway offers an abundance of tradition, activities and scenic landscape for your enjoyment. With Galway City just 20 minutes’ drive away, home to numerous international festivals and European Capital of Culture 2020, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa is the perfect base to explore all the West has to offer.

Wild Atlantic Way

A one-of-a-kind adventure and the road trip of a lifetime, the Wild Atlantic Way’s stunning 2,500km stretch of coast offers all this and more. Whether you want to dive into those invigorating sea swells, indulge in gastronomic gems or simply embrace those scenic vistas at a pace all your own; the route encompasses seven counties and never fails to create countless memories.

Just on our Doorstep – The Bay Coast

Revel in the salty fresh-air playground of the Bay Coast, which spans from Doran’s Point Discovery Point in County Mayo to Traught Beach on the south shore of Galway Bay, you’ll discover soaring hills sweeping down to a shoreline that’s laced with loughs, coves, beaches and islets.

To the South – The Cliff Coast

Moving from south County Galway through Clare and into the north of Kerry, this region is home to some incredibly dramatic ice-age landscapes. Sheer cliff faces sweep down to the crashing ocean below; from their wild and windy peaks, you can gaze out to the many islands dotted in the swirling Atlantic.

To the North – The Surf Coast

Experience the ‘thrill of Strandhill’; a bustling coastal town that boasts delicious food, fun outdoor activities and plenty of craic. There’s also an opportunity to learn about foraging for seaweed (an activity that’s been popular here for centuries), try a spot of surfing, explore hidden caves and enjoy captivating views from one of the coast’s most well-known headlands.

Galway City

Just 20 minutes’ drive from Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, the only city along the 2,500km stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way, Irelands only bi-lingual city and recently named in the top 5 cities to visit worldwide where better to spend the day immersing yourself into the Irish culture.  Galway is known as a city of festivals with Ireland’s best cultural events happening on the cobbled streets throughout the year. In April, Cúirt a literacy festival filled with discussions, readings and music. In July Film Fleadh, an Indie Film Festival and Galway International Arts Festival take place and The Galway Races in July/August provides a thrilling week of horse racing, jiving and summer fun. Finally in late September the International Oyster Festival, the oldest Oyster Festival in the world rounds off the summer months in Galway City. With Galway becoming the European Capital of Culture for 2020 and events planned from February 2020 until January 2021, there is no better time than now to visit the City of Tribes.


Cliffs of Moher

Located just over an hour’s drive from Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most visited natural attractions. Stretching for over 8km along the Wild Atlantic Way and reaching 214m at their highest point, the Cliffs of Moher are jaw-dropping in beauty, with vertical limestone cliffs and edges dropping into the constantly churning Atlantic Ocean.

Burren & Connemara

Less than hour’s drive from Lough Rea Hotel & Spa the Burren is a must-see for all tourists. The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place and has been shaped by geological forces for hundreds of millions of years. It is a remarkable area of more than 100 square miles of limestone landscape, where a rich variety of plants thrive in the cracks and crevices, it is home to about 1100 plant species, about three quarters of the total flora of 1400 plant species found in the whole of Ireland.

Connemara, dubbed by Oscar Wilde as a place of ‘savage beauty’, is located just over an hour from Lough Rea Hotel & Spa is a region showcasing the true beauty of Ireland. Connemara is peppered with some attractions like the Alcock & Brown Memorial, Kylemore Abbey & Walled Victorian Gardens, Connemara History & Heritage Centre in Clifden, Glengowla Mines in Oughterard, Dan O Hara’s Homestead and the 40,000 acre Connemara National Park. Home to the largest Gaeltacht in Ireland, it is an area fiercely protective of maintaining traditional Irish Culture, with the Irish language, dance, song and literature found in abundance.


Lough Rea Hotel & Spa is easily accessible from North America and is just 45mins drive from Shannon Airport, with motorway access for your route, and one hour from Knock Airport as well as 2 hours’ drive from Dublin Airport. Loughrea is located just 20minutes from Galway City making it the perfect base to explore the West of Ireland.  Avail of our best rates in Galway and start planning your trip to Ireland’s cultural capital.


Enjoy 2 nights Bed & Breakfast with dinner on an evening of your choice from just €105 per person sharing (approximately $117). Book Now.

Bed & Breakfast rates starting from €99 per room (approximately $110) Book Now.



Shannon Airport (SNN) – Just 45mins drive from Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Direct flights from Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto.

Ireland West Knock (NOC) – Ireland West Knock Airport is within 1 hours drive and is also good option for U.S. and Canadian visitors connecting from the UK or Europe.

Dublin Airport (DUB) – 2 Hours from Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, accessible via motorway.

Flights from Boston, Chicago, Hartford, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington



When you book on www.loughreahotelandspa.com we offer a Best Rate Guarantee, you can be assured you are getting the very best rare for your stay, We can assist you directly whether it is with special requests or giving you a warm Galway welcome.

No hidden charges – deposits are not required when you book directly on www.loughreahotelandspa.com with exceptions for offers advertised as Advance Purchase rates. By booking directly on www.loughreahotelandspa.com you will also receive priority consideration for bedroom requests and we offer Free Cancellation – Up to 48 hours prior to your arrival. Bookings cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival will be charged for their first night’s stay. This offer excludes Advance Purchase bookings.