Hi Everyone

I’m back with another hotel review. My SnapChatters will know We had a midweek hotel break this week. Anyone would think I had a great life with going away again so soon. I wanted to take my son Lee away for a little break during his Easter holidays. Of course I was working all week as Easter is a busy time for us in the salon. Although I think We all felt a bit cheated this year with two long weekends so close. It all came together this year.

Anyway I was browsing online and found the Claregalway hotel had a few good deals on family rooms. I was looking for a hotel with a pool and kids club for Lee as it was his little treat for his Easter holidays. The Claregalway hotel was perfect. An hours drive from home, a very fresh and modern hotel with a fabulous leisure centre, perfect. I rang and booked a two night family package for Easter Monday night and the Tuesday. B & B with one dinner included for the three of us on the First night.  Mr Dillon came with us for the first night but as He was back to work on Tuesday morning myself and Lee had the second night in our own.  You can check their website for very affordable spring packages here.

So Monday afternoon We headed off. We arrived to the hotel and checked in We were given vouchers for our evening meal. We got settled in our room and I headed off to the gym for an hour first and then headed for the jacuzzi while Lee checked out the pool.

 Afterwards We headed down for dinner. This was from the bar menu but was very tasty and delicious with a good selection to choose from. I went for ceaser salad to start while Mr Dillon had soup, both were yummy. We both had the beef stir fry for main course this was super tasty . We couldn’t resist the Ferraro rocher cheesecake for dessert. Yes it was as good as it looks. Divine. Lee went for Sausages and chips with vanilla ice cream for dessert. We had a couple of drinks too as nobody was driving ,before an early night.

We were up early for breakfast as Lee was going to the kids club at 9.30am. This was fantastic service and the staff in the leisure centre were absolutely lovely and great with the kids. There were evening options available as well with arts and crafts and a movie night, but We had our own plans. Lee had a great time at the morning swim camp. I got to go to the gym upstairs while He was at kids club. This was brilliant as I could keep up with my training plan while We were away. Core fitness is the name of the leisure centre at the Claregalway hotel. It’s a lovely gym bright and spacious and super clean with plenty of equipment. I really enjoyed doing my work outs there.

In the afternoon We headed into Galway Lee wanted to go to lifestyle sports. We stopped for a quick snack in 56 central. Always my favourite spot in Galway. I love the place and make it my business to go every time I’m in Galway. The coffee there is just gorgeous. We also met up with my friend Rena and her kids to go bowling in Oranmore. The kids loved it here although We were robbed by the end of it with all the slot machines. We were  all wrecked after a busy day and headed back to the hotel for about seven for another early night.

Another early start Wednesday morning yummy buffet style breakfast first. I was trying to be kinda healthy and make good choices. It was sausages and cereal for Lee, before kids club at 9.30 am. I used the hour in the gym followed by some relaxation in the Jaccuzi before check out. I had to go to work Wednesday afternoon so our fun was over until next time.

All in all We had a great time. I’d highly recommend this hotel for a break away with kids. It was perfect for what We wanted. Great location, very near Galway city and near the bowling alley and cinema in Oranmore. The pool kept Lee entertained for hours. The food was great, staff very friendly and helpful. Great gym,loads of parking. It’s very good value for money. We would definitely return to this hotel .Lee is looking forward to his summer holidays already as He can’t wait to go again. Special thanks to the pool staff for looking after him so well at kids club.

As always thank You for reading. Please share this post with anyone who may find it helpful.

Love Maria


Disclaimer this post was written based on our actual experience in this hotel. We were paying customers and really enjoyed our stay.


On our mini break


Maria Dillon
Written by Maria Dillon