The Dean Galway is the Emerald Isle’s newest must-stay hotel

Galway’s newest and hottest hotel, The Dean Galway, recently opened its doors within the cultural and vibrant city in April 2022. The 100-bed boutique hotel is the latest addition to the Press Up Hospitality Group, Ireland’s leading hospitality group with over 65 award-winning restaurants, bars, hotels and more.

Located in the heart of one of Europe’s friendliest cities, The Dean Galway’s location in the West of Ireland offers guests the perfect spot to take in all the top attractions. Within walking distance of The Spanish Arch, The Latin Quarter and just 3km from Salthill, it welcomes guests from all corners of the world to explore the cultured city. With the Wild Atlantic Way, one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world, being a short journey away, visitors are not short of adventures.

Room at The Dean Galway Hotel
Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant and Terrace at The Dean Galway Hotel

A perfect blend of old and new, the idyllic setting is located a stone’s throw from Eyre Square, with the impressive structures from the Galway to Clifden railway tunnel built back in the 1890s. The two-storey building is originally from the 1830s and Irish Designers Laurence and Long Architecture built The Dean inspired by the appearance of the traditional stone walls throughout the West of Ireland. Whilst incorporating the unique old structure of the building, the boutique hotel brings modern glamour to Ireland’s well-loved city. Each of its 100 comfortable, design led bedrooms and suites cater to any need; think custom made bouncy beds, top of the range bathrooms with luxury bath products and fully stocked Smeg fridges and munchie tray of Irish goodies.

Renowned as a must-visit destination for foodies, revellers and culture-seekers – The Dean Galway has it all. Housed within the hotel is Peg’s Bar, which was once Hogan’s Bar, the infamous music pub which saw local legends come to play, ideal for music-lovers and historians alike. And for those looking for their coffee fix, DIME Coffee and treats awaits visitors in their coffee hatch at The Dean Galway, helping spike adventures and setting guests up for the day.

Up top, Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant and Terrace offers unparalleled views over Galway city with three spacious terraces, making it the perfect spot for every season throughout 2023 with awnings, heaters and plenty of cosy seating. Sophie’s favourites include wood-fired pizzas and succulent steaks, all crafted using the best local ingredients. It’s also home to Elephant & Castle, the West of Ireland’s first outpost of this popular Irish-American restaurant. Originally hailing from NYC, Elephant & Castle set up in Dublin’s Temple Bar in 1989 and has been serving its all American far and world famous wings to legions of fans ever since.

Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant and Terrace at The Dean Galway Hotel
Room at The Dean Galway Hotel
Elephant and Castle Restaurant at The Dean Galway Hotel

For those looking to stay active, Ireland’s newest, boutique, luxury gym POWER will open its fourth location within The Dean Galway in September. The first of its kind in Galway City, POWER will offer two unique class concepts: POWER Box and POWER Run, as well as premium services such as an outdoor heated pool, sauna and steam room, all available to hotel guests and gym members.

Outdoor heat pool, which is available to hotel guests and gym members

As Galway’s first ever design-led boutique hotel, the rooms are filled with gadgets and personalised treats, where guests can expect everything they need at their disposal. Art is a prominent feature throughout The Dean Galway, being creative partners of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and a recent partner of the Galway International Arts Festival. The Dean Galway’s art collection aims to promote and support Irish art, particularly regional artists local to the city. With artworks by Samuel Walsh, Sophia Vigne Welsh, James Kirwan and many more, The Dean Galway is home to over 450 works from emerging and established artists across Ireland.

Artwork displayed in The Dean Galway

Room rates start from €150 per night

POWER Gym opens September 2022

Further information

The Dean Galway Hotel | @thedeanirl | @thedeanireland

Press Up Hospitality Group | @pressupgroup