The Ardilaun Hotel


The Ardilaun Hotel


The Ardilaun is a former country mansion and is nestled in Galway’s suburbs in a secluded setting in leafy Taylor’s Hill just 1km from Galway City and Galway Bay.


The Ardilaun Hotel is independently owned and managed by the Ryan family. The impressive Ardilaun Leisure Club boasts an 18m Greco-Roman style swimming pool, childrens pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The Galway Gym has both a spin and aerobics studio, a large programme of classes and even an outdoor boot camp area for those feeling brave. The hotel also hosts the Koala Kids Club (seasonal). The Camilaun Restaurant has been awarded an AA rosette and offers fine dining, extensive wine lists and a traditional Sunday lunch. Al fresco dining is also available. The Ardilaun Bistro serves local artisan food in a relaxed setting. This hotel is perfect for families and even has its very own Fairy Garden and trail. Look out for Ardi, the oldest and wisest fairy of them all!


There are 123 ensuite bedrooms and suites. Standard rooms are luxuriously furnished and can be either double, twin, triple or family. Superior rooms are larger and popular with corporate guests. Garden rooms have a patio which gives direct access to the gardens and are dog friendly. The Ardilaun Suites have a separate sitting and dining area and also include mineral water, fruit platter, robe and slippers and complimentary newspaper.

• Wi-Fi • TV • telephone • hairdryer • ironing facilities • tea/coffee making facilities • 24 hour room service • dog-friendly

Room choices

  • Cosy Single
  • Double/Twin
  • Triple
  • Family
  • Superior
  • Garden
  • Ardilaun Suite


PRICING in Double/Twin Room, Bed and Breakfast

Low season Mid season High season Peak season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 451
£ 727
£ 501
£ 849
£ 547
£ 954
£ 583
£ 1,029
2021 Dates
Jan – Feb
Nov – Dec
Mar – Apr
May – Jun
Jul – Aug

A SELECTION OF GUIDE PRICES per person (based on two adults sharing) in £ with flights from London Gatwick to Shannon. Other dates of travel, room types, half-board and single occupancy will be quoted on request. For further flight and ferry information please give us a call.



How to get there

By Plane – There are numerous regional direct flight options into the Republic of Ireland’s main airports of Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock. See below for some of the main routes on offer with various airlines:

  • Flying into Dublin from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Inverness, Jersey, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Southend), Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay and Southampton.
  • Flying into Cork from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted), Manchester and Newquay
  • Flying into Shannon from Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London (Gatwick and Heathrow) and Manchester
  • Flying into Knock from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London  (Gatwick, Luton and Stansted) and Manchester

By Ferry – Stenaline operate sailings between Holyhead to Dublin and Fishguard to Rosslare. P&O Ferries also operate a route from Liverpool to Dublin. You can travel as a foot passenger or with a car – call us for more details

Top tips

  • Renting a car is well worth it to beat the crowds and do things at your own pace
  • Get a Heritage Card and get free admission to all fee-paying state owned heritage sites
  • Ask a local – if in doubt about where to go and what to see next, ask a local, who will know the most up to date must-do’s and will greet you as a friend
  • Don’t be afraid to visit out of season, in December Dublin has fantastic Christmas markets to give you that festive feeling or check out Waterford’s ‘Winterval’. The snowy peaks of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo are simply stunning.
  • Ireland can look small on a map, but packs a punch. Don’t try and fit too many cities or attractions into one trip, allow yourself time to give each place the attention it deserves

When To Go

Festivals run throughout the year so if there is something in specific you would like to see/do then please ask us

November – March – Rural island tends to close down at this time of year but the larger cities will still have a buzz. St Patrick’s Day is of course on the 17th March so expect crowds and book early to avoid disappointment.

March – May – Spring flowers bloom and the beautiful parks and green spaces wake up from their winter slumber. This is a great time for walkers and those wanting to explore the great outdoors in a mild temperature.

June – September – This is the warmest time of year here, and where the landscape is at its most vibrant

September – November – As Autumn comes to Ireland some of the key attractions of the summer including the Skellig Islands close to the public or become impossible to reach due to the change in weather. But this is still a fantastic time to visit with less crowds and plenty of festivals on the calendar.