The G Hotel Galway. A little break away

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Having a weekend away is such a treat. I am working pretty hard at the moment so when the opportunity comes up to take some time out, and go somewhere lovely then I am all over that. The wonderful people at The G Hotel, Galway invited me over to stay earlier this month so some R&R and to experience the splendour of this iconic hotel. Situated overlooking Lough Atalia, the hotel is not right in the city centre, but only ten minutes away and in a super spot if you are travelling to Galway from outside the city.

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I had been at the hotel many times when my husband lived in Galway, and it always remained a favourite cocktail spot for me. Checking in, I was treated like a celebrity with five star treatment which was just lovely. The staff know how to make you feel welcome and comfortable. We stayed in a junior suite (you might have seen my video on instagram) which had a sitting area with the most comfortable couch (on which to watch the Ireland v Italy game!). I swear the carpet was so plush my feet sank in it. Gosh I could do with that now, having been in high heels all through fashion week. The HUGE bed was soft and I had the best night’s sleep. Bathrooms are always a big thing for me and between the double monsoon like shower and two sinks (the key to every successful marriage I tell you), we could not have been in a nicer place for the weekend.

Saturday afternoon was spent in the ESPA spa where I had a fitness massage, and honestly it was well needed. As a runner, I have had the most horrific tension in my shoulders and calves and the expertise of Elaine at the spa is exactly what I needed. Even after 55 minutes of a massage, I instantly felt better. The spa is beautiful, you kind of feel like you are in a rainforest, but it’s more of an urban retreat. You are not rushed, more that you are encouraged to stay and enjoy your surroundings including the thermal spa. You could sit in that for hours. I almost did I tell you.

Dinner was a sumptuous experience where we had a sharing plate of Chateaubriand; it was delicious and I can highly recommend eating dinner there if you happen to be in Galway. And that was just the beginning of the eating experience. Afternoon tea is one of my favourite passtimes and at The G it’s even more special. Scones, pasties and pink champagne, yep, it’s heaven.

One thing I must point out is the staff. Staff make a hotel and at The G they are total pros at treating guests to a warm welcome. From Dean our waiter who was so lovely to chat to and Noel who kindly came to our room to show me how to work the fire, the staff are five star.

If you want to take a trip the G Hotel, you can log onto the website: www.theghotel.ie

With my sincere thanks to everyone at the G for the most lovely and relaxing stay.

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