Love in the heart of Galway City
Show you care by choosing The House Hotel for your romantic hotel getaway in Galway
Relax and enjoy each others company with an overnight stay with Full Irish Breakfast (In bed if you wish) the following morning and a complimentary glass of prosecco to toast the one you love and a single stem red rose in your room for arrival for an extra surprise!
Here is our top 10 date idea’s for couples in Galway
1. Go for ice-cream at Gino’s
Pick up a creamy & delicious gelato from Gino’s and wander down Shop Street where buskers and street performers are always on hand to prevent any awkward silences, only 5 minutes away from The House Hotel
2. Take a road trip (a very short one) to Spiddal
Take a spin out to Spiddal on a sunny day. The village itself is picturesque, but when you add in two beaches and a scatter of pubs and cafes, it’s a perfect afternoon date spot. Grab an ice-cream and walk on the sand, or settle in for an evening of trad music for a date night like your folks used to have!
3. Ride the Ferris wheel in Salthill
While summer is in full swing, the Ferris Wheel, beside Leisureland is the ultimate in throwback romance. Pretend you’re 16 and soak up the brilliant views over Galway Bay from the air.. Just make sure you’ve cured any fear of heights before heading up there.
4. Cocktails at The g Hotel
Our sister hotel in Galway is the 5 star g Hotel, we will help arrange a table for you both to enjoy some of their famous cocktails in one of their signature lounges.
5. Share a picnic in Coole Park
Wander through the fields bluebells in search of the Autograph Tree. Some of Ireland’s most famous artists made their mark here including WB Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Sean O’Casey. Follow up with a homemade picnic on the grass for a picture-perfect date.
6. Have a luxury cinema night
The Palas Cinema is located behind The House Hotel, with cosy leather seats. If there’s something that she’s really looking forward to.
7. Take a cooking class at Aniar Cookery School
There are all sorts of classes to choose from like, intro to tapas, learn to make bread or gastropub classics. An afternoon here is a good way to get your hands dirty together.
8. Enjoy a food walk
Grab lunch from one of the incredibly good food vans in the market by St Nicholas’ Church (falafel or doughnuts are a good choice) and take a gentle walk along the canals, before finishing up at the benches in NUIG, where you can watch the world go by.
9. Spend a night together with the arts
Galway is a city of the arts, go for a date with a difference at one of the many theatre/arts events that happen throughout the year. Start with the Town Hall Theatre, An Taibhdhearc and the Druid: they all offer varied programmes, worth a look if you want to impress.
10. Eat oysters for dinner
We’ve all heard what oysters can do. Head out to Gaslight Brasserie at The Hardiman on Eyre Square for some of their mouth watering Oysters. A dish of oysters, washed down with a pint is perfection.
11. And watch the sunset in Kinvara
It’s not too long a drive (about 40 minutes) from the city and is worth it for the amazing views and chilled-out setting away from the hustle and bustle of Salthill.