The Galmont is one of the reasons why Galway has become the piece de resistance of Ireland’s food culture, and one of the reasons why the city regularly heads up travel guide lists of the hottst place to visit in Europe.
The hotel and its staff are attuned to the beat of the city, and epitomise the energy that makes Galway unique: no other Irish city feels like the capital of the Wild Atlantic Way. The staff are hip to the needs of the city's residents, its visitors, its business and academic communities, which means that the hotel can, at any given moment, feel like the centre of the storm, the place where it is all happening, the place where you want to be.
It’s not an easy matter to create this feeling of being right at the heart of the action, but The Galmont pulls it off. It's the warmth of the hospitality you encounter here that makes the difference.
Of course, it helps that the rooms are excellent – stylish; understated; perfectly judged in terms of aesthetics and feng shui – and if you are able to afford the tariff, then the top floor rooms with balconies are pretty amazing. But realistically, it’s downstairs in the restaurants and bars where you can enjoy the energy of Galway being Galway, in the way that only Galway can. The Galmont is a player, a pivotal part of the Galway action, the place you want to be.