Family Breaks Galway

As a family friendly hotel, Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway is delighted to have so many family friendly activities on our doorstep. Come rain or shine, there will be plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

Indoor Activities

Busy Bees Oranmore
Located within a two-minute walk from the hotel’s front door, it’s the perfect place to keep the kids entertained during your break away!

Busy Bees Oranmore located next to the hotel comprises of 4 main sections:

  • A baby and toddler play area
  • Busy Bees Activity zone
  • Buzzin Balloons Occasion Balloon Shop
  • Bees on Skates & Teddy Mountain

Suitable for ages 7 months to 12 years – there is something for everyone. Toddlers can spend time in a soft play area specially designed to be safe and clean with soft blocks and more. Older children have a separate play area where they can climb and navigate through, finding their way to the ball pool or bouncy castle. There is also an indoor soccer and basketball area. Bees on skates can be arranged, hosting a roller skating disco with all equipment provided.

IMC Cinema Oranmore
Located just across the road from our front door, why not pop over to the IMC Cinema Oranmore watch one of the latest family films during your stay here? The perfect solution to the dreaded ‘I’m bored!’ cries from the kids, we can book you into the cinema ahead of your stay with discounted tickets available from reception. We offer family meal deals in conjunction with the cinema too so make a night of it and treat your family to a movie night during your next break away.

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland
Overlooking the Atlantic in Salthill, Ireland’s largest aquarium is home to over 170 species of fish. Over two floors you can expect to encounter all kinds of aquatic life ranging from the largest and only captive white skate in Ireland to baby starfish. Join in at a feeding time and hold spider craps and starfish at the touch pool. Check out the 60 foot Fin Whale Skeleton, the largest skeleton on display in Ireland and explore the model submarine.

Jump Lanes 
Relatively new to Galway, Jump Lanes does exactly what it says on the tin and lots more besides. As well as ten trampoline lanes, you’ll also find an ice rink, two human-sized soccer pool tables, regular pool tables and table tennis. Strict over 5s policy, booking is advised. Toddler sessions are available on Saturday mornings.

Outdoor Activities

Loughwell Farm Park
Whatever the weather, Loughwell Farm Park – situated a 20-minute drive outside the city in Moycullen – will keep kids entertained. Nature walks, sand pits, timber obstacle courses, go-karts, zip wire, mini golf, swings, nature walks and the barrel train can all be enjoyed on a dry day. Get up close and personal with ducks, geese, Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, ponies, turkeys, donkeys, goats, horses, sheep, lambs, calves, rabbits and chickens. An indoor shed also houses a large climbing structure, a four-lane wavy astra slide and their renowned vertical drop slide, while a second barn has indoor skittles lanes, ride-ons and giant Lego.

The Burren Nature Sanctuary 
Located just outside the picturesque village of Kinvara, a half-hour drive from Galway city along the Wild Atlantic Way, The Burren Nature Sanctuary is another of our favourites. Explore the fairy woodland trail; enjoy the Burren’s unique geological features; meet and feed goats, rabbits and guinea pigs; have fun in the outdoor playground and indoor soft play area; browse the Avoca shop and eat in their fantastic onsite cafe which boasts a ‘no fizz – no fryer’ policy. This place has it all and we genuinely love it!

Turoe Pet Farm
Located 4km from Exit 16 (Loughrea) on the M6, Turoe has an all-weather, buggy-friendly nature trail around the perimeter of the 14-acre farm. Kids can feed pigs, ponies, cows, donkeys, goats and sheep (animal feed is provided). Visit the aviary, cuddle rabbits in pet corner, meet Larry the Llama, Curly the Alpaca and Dundee the crocodile or make a wish in the wishing well.

Renville Park
Renville Park is situated about 5 min drive from the hotel in the village of Oranmore. It’s a little off the beaten track but well worth the trip. With spectacular views of Galway Bay, the paved walkways – perfect for buggies, bike and scooters – will bring you through a wooded area to an old castle ruin, a large playground and a walled garden. Picnic tables, BBQ areas, nearby toilets and a coffee/ice-cream van in high season make it a great place to spend an afternoon outdoors.

Galway City Karting
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, we have just the thing for you! Galway City Karting welcomes anyone aged seven and up to join them for an experience you’ll never forget.
With enough karts for everyone – you and the family can enjoy a friendly, family race against one another which is sure to get the blood flowing. If you’d rather just watch, there is a designated area for spectators so you won’t miss out on the fun!

Salthill Prom
Famed as one of the prettiest beaches in Galway – this is the perfect place to go for a sunny day out with the family. Walk the prom to see all the views across Galway Bay. If you’re feeling adventurous,
take a dive off Blackrock diving boards!
Salthill is located within walking distance of Galway city centre and is enormously popular during the summer season. While you are there check out the crazy golf at Leisureland – filled with fun activities for everyone.

 

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Common Questions

  • General Hotel Information

    What time is check-in?

    Check-in is from 3pm on the day of arrival. In the case of earlier arrival, we try our very best to accommodate our guests where possible. Please note that an earlier check-in is subject to room availability and that additional charges may apply.

    What time is check-out?

    Check-out is at 12pm on the day of departure. In the cases of late departure, we try our best to accommodate our guests where possible. Please note that a late check-out is subject to room availability and that additional charges may apply.

    Does the hotel offer baggage storage?

    Yes, you can leave your luggage with the reception until your room is ready or you are ready to depart.

    Does the hotel have WiFi?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Oranmore is pleased to offer complimentary WiFi in all public areas and bedrooms.

    Does the hotel provide laundry/dry cleaning?

    Yes, dry cleaning can be sent out by the hotel in the morning and can usually take a full working day and is brought back to the room once cleaned.

    What do I do if I accidentally left some items in the hotel?

    If you have left any items behind following your stay at the hotel, please contact our hotel reception directly via phone on +353 (0)91 792 244 and our team will be happy to organise collection or postage if the item is found.

    Are pets permitted in the hotel?

    No, pets are not allowed in the hotel, with the exception of guide and assistance dogs.

    Is the hotel reception desk open 24 hours a day?

    Yes, the reception desk is operating 24 hours day.

    What is the hotel’s smoking policy?

    At Maldron Hotel Oranmore, we operate a strictly non-smoking policy throughout the entire hotel. A deep cleaning fee will be charged to guests who are found to be in breach of our no smoking policy.

    Is the hotel accessible?

    Yes, we are proud to be verified as offering very good levels of accessibility throughout our hotel. Please click the button below for full details or contact us if you would like any additional information.

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    Do you sell gift vouchers?

    Yes, gift vouchers are available to purchase at the hotel reception desk or online. Gift vouchers can be used in all Maldron Hotels, in our sister brand, Clayton Hotels and selected partner hotels, The Gibson Hotel, The Belvedere Hotel and Hotel 7, meaning a choice of over 40 hotels in Ireland and the UK.

    Do you provide printing facilities for boarding passes?

    Yes, our reception team can assist with printing your boarding pass.

    Does the hotel offer currency exchange?

    No, we don’t offer currency exchange at the hotel, but we will be happy to direct you to the nearest facility.

  • Rooms & Amenities

    What room types does the hotel offer?

    Maldron Hotel Oranmore boasts 113 spacious and comfortable hotel rooms. Depending on your needs, you can choose between 5 different room types, including double rooms, twin rooms with a double and single bed, triple rooms, executive queen rooms and family rooms.

    Are there wheelchair accessible rooms available?

    Yes, we have 2 fully wheelchair accessible rooms with walk-in showers and support railings.

    Does the hotel have family rooms?

    We have a variety of family rooms available at Maldron Hotel Oranmore. Depending on how much space you need, we offer family rooms for two adults and one child which feature a double and a single bed in each of them. For families of two adults and two children, there are two bedding options, a double bed with two single beds or a double bed, single bed and pull out couch. We also have large family rooms available which comfortably sleep up to two adults and three children which will need to be booked directly with the property.

    Does the hotel provide cots?

    Yes, we have cots available. Please note it in the comments or give us a call on +353 (0)91 792 244 at the time of your booking to reserve one.

    Do you have triple rooms for groups at the hotel?

    Yes, we have three single beds in our triple rooms. In total, we have 14 rooms what makes it the perfect location for group getaways.

    Are the hotel rooms air-conditioned?

    No, unfortunately, our bedrooms are not air-conditioned.

    Do the bathrooms have a shower or a bath?

    All bedrooms have a bath except for our wheelchair accessible rooms.

    Does the hotel offer wake-up calls?

    Yes, we do offer wake-up calls. Please speak to a member of the reception team to arrange.

    What amenities are included in the room?

    The rooms’ amenities include a hairdryer, iron, ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and toiletries. Mini fridges are available upon request. Please note it in the comments or give us a call on +353 (0)91 792 244 at the time of your booking to reserve one.

  • Dining

    What dining options are available at the hotel?

    At Maldron Hotel Oranmore, we offer a wide variety of dining options. From Vitality Breakfast with lots of healthy options, the delicious Q Bar menu to the Grain & Grill restaurant, there is something to choose from for every taste and occasion.

    Does the hotel offer breakfast?

    Yes, we are renowned for a great selection of breakfast options available each morning. Choose from traditional grilled breakfast items as well as healthier and nutritious options to kickstart your morning. Breakfast is served 7 days a week in our Grain & Grill restaurant, Monday to Friday from 7am to 10am and weekends and bank holidays from 7:30am to 11am.

    What time is dinner served?

    Dinner is served daily from 6pm to 9pm in our Grain & Grill restaurant which is renowned for its exceptional dishes and extensive á la carte menu created from seasonal and local ingredients. Alternatively, you can visit our Q Bar which has a wide range of bar food available.

    Does the restaurant cater food for allergies?

    Yes, all of our menus have a full allergy listing. Please inform your waiter if you have any allergies, vegetarian or dietary requirements and our kitchen team will be delighted to assist.

    Does the restaurant offer a dedicated kid’s menu?

    Yes, we offer a separate kid’s menu for our younger diners.

    Do you provide room service?

    Yes, we provide room service 24 hours a day with a tray charge of €7.50.

    Please note that due to Covid-19 we do not provide room service. However, we do have a Click & Collect service where you can order and pre-pay for your meal on our guest platform and we will contact you when your meal is ready for collection.

    Is there a reservation for dinner required?

    No, a dining reservation is in general not required. However, we advise you to reserve your table to avoid disappointment. To pre-book, please contact our team on +353 (0)91 792 244.

    Do you cater for large groups? Can I book a private dining space for a special occasion?

    Yes, we cater for large groups in both private or semi-private dining rooms. To enquire, please fill out our online enquiry form or call the hotel on +353 (0)91 792 244 to speak with a member of our events team.

  • Leisure Facilities

    Does the hotel offer a swimming pool and gym facilities on-site?

    Yes, leisure centre at Maldron Hotel Oranmore has a 20m heated swimming pool with a separate kiddies pool. We also have a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room on-site. For our more active guests, we also provide a fully equipped and state-of-the-art gym catering for cardio, core and strength training. Whether you want to maintain your workout routine or plan to relax and unwind, you can do both in Club Vitae at Maldron Hotel Oranmore.

    What are the opening hours of the swimming pool and gym?

    Club Vitae at Maldron Hotel Oranmore opens from 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 9pm on weekends and bank holidays.

    Kids are welcome up to 7.30pm daily.

    Is there an age limit for using the leisure facilities?

    Yes, children under 16 are not permitted to use the jacuzzi, sauna, steam room or the gym. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and must be fully supervised when using the facilities.

    Is the use of the leisure facilities complimentary for guests?

    Yes, the use of the leisure facilities is complimentary to all of our guests.

  • Meetings & Events

    Are there meeting and event room facilities available at the hotel?

    Yes, we have a dedicated conference centre on the 1st floor, providing 6 bright and flexible meeting rooms suitable for small meetings, interviews, training days or courses.

    Does the hotel facilitate conferences?

    Yes, our hotel does facilitate conferences.

    How many people do your meeting rooms accommodate?

    Our meeting rooms can accommodate up to 20 people boardroom style in our smaller meeting rooms and up to 100 people theatre style in our large meeting rooms.

    Please note our capacities have been greatly reduced to 20 delegates n our large meeting rooms with the introduction of social distancing requirements.

    What equipment is included in the meeting rooms?

    All our meeting rooms are equipped with flipcharts, pads, pencils and a projector. In addition, our meeting rooms have national daylight and black-out blinds. Free high-speed WiFi will be provided complimentary in all meeting rooms as well as air conditioning. 

    Are there food and beverage options available?

    Yes, we have a variety of dining options as well as customised menus available for meetings to suit your budget and requirements. For more information, please contact our meetings team via phone on +353 (0)91 792 244 or email mroyal@maldronhotels.com.

    Do you have corporate rates available?

    Yes, corporate rates are available. Should you wish to inquire about setting up a preferred agreement, feel free to contact a member of our sales team on +353 (0)91 792 244.

  • Families

    Does the hotel offer any family facilities and activities?

    Yes, our Games Room is located on the first floor of the hotel and it is a hidden treasure with lots of toys, games and books to enjoy. It has a soft seating area, ideal for your little one to sit and play a game or read a storybook from our new library. We also have a new imaginative play section, with a dual oven kitchen for the budding chef, and a wooden garage for the little mechanic. For the older children there is a full-size air hockey table and a full-size pool table – always guaranteed to keep the boredom at bay.

    To allow for social distancing we recommend pre-booking your preferred times when you arrive at the hotel. Our reception team would be delighted to assist you with this on check-in. We also have a fantastic playground which is located just outside the Club Vitae Health Club.

    Does the hotel run a kids club?

    Yes, our Crafty Kids activities are available during all school holidays and run nightly between 5pm to 10pm. It’s suitable for ages between 4 and 12 years of age. Different activities are planned to ensure there is a variety.

    Please note that due to Covid-19, we’re not running our Crafty Kids Club until further notice.

    Is there a babysitting service available?

    Yes, we have a number of reliable Garda vetted babysitters on hand. Simply speak with any of our reception team to get one organised.

    Do you have any special family hotel deals or packages?

    Yes, to avail of all our special offers, please visit the ‘Offers’ section on our website where all of our current deals and packages will be listed. Alternatively, you can also contact us directly via phone or email for more information.

  • Booking & Cancellation

    What is Make It Maldron and how do I sign up?

    Signing up and being part of Make it Maldron means you can save €10/£10 per room per night every time you book directly on our website (excludes selected sale and promotional special offers). To sign up, visit our ‘Make It Maldron’ page and join in 3 simple steps to ensure your discount is applied to all future online bookings.

    Can I claim back on the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme?

    Yes, we are delighted to confirm that all Maldron Hotels are registered for the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme. That means if you stay with us between 1st October 2020 and 30th April 2021 you can claim up to €125 under this scheme, please see revenue.ie for more information and details.

    What is the best way to make a reservation?

    The best way to book is online on our website where you can easily see our best rates and what exclusive offers and packages are available. Alternatively, you can call us on +353 (0)91 792 244 or email info.galway@maldronhotels.com.

    What should I do if I haven’t received a booking confirmation?

    If you have not received your booking confirmation, try to check your spam/junk folder. If you still haven’t received it, please contact our reservations team on +353 (0)91 792 244 and they will be happy to help.

    What payment methods does the hotel accept?

    Maldron Hotel Oranmore accepts all major credit/debit cards, cash as well as contactless payments.

    What is the hotel’s credit/debit card policy?

    A valid credit/debit card is required to secure all bookings made online or over the phone, unless in cases where this is otherwise stated. Please note nothing is charged to the card at booking stage when booking directly with the hotel (with the exception of advance purchase offers or bookings that require a deposit. This will be clearly noted on the booking offer).

    For all rooms that are being paid for in cash must be accompanied with photographic ID. No rooms will be let unless payment is guaranteed.

    What age are children for the purpose of hotel packages?

    Under 12’s are considered to be children.

    How do I make a group or multiple room booking?

    To make a group or multiple booking, please email your enquiry to res.galway@maldronhotels.com or call us on +353 (0)91 792 244 to speak to our reservations manager.

    Are there any age restrictions when booking a hotel room?

    To book a hotel room, you must be at least 18 years old. All under 18s must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.

    Can I show up at the hotel without a booking?

    Yes, you can, however, we would always recommend to call ahead to the hotel or booking online prior to arriving to secure your reservation and to avoid disappointment.

    Can I extend my stay?

    Yes, depending on availability, we’ll be happy to accommodate you for further nights at an additional cost. Please contact our reception team if you plan to extend your stay.

    How can I amend or cancel my booking?

    If you have booked directly with the hotel, you can amend or cancel your booking by visiting the ‘Manage Booking’ section on our website by using your confirmation number and email address. Alternatively, you can call us directly on +353 (0)91 792 244 or res.galway@maldronhotels.com to cancel or amend your booking.

    How can I cancel my reservation if I booked via a third-party website?

    If you have booked via a third-party, you will need to contact the third party directly to amend or cancel your booking as we cannot do that on your behalf. Please note that they have their own cancellation policies, so please refer to your confirmation email.

    What is the cancellation policy?

    If you have booked the reservation directly with the hotel over the phone or online, Maldron Hotel Oranmore offers free cancellation up to 2pm the day prior to arrival unless advance purchase non-refundable rate was selected. Please note that some special offers and key dates outlined in the terms and conditions may specify a special cancellation policy applicable to that offer and date.

    What does the “no-show” policy entail?

    If a guest makes a reservation and fails to show up and doesn’t cancel the reservation successfully then we will take payment for the first night’s stay from the credit or debit card provided at the time of booking. If your booking is advance purchase, the total amount will be non-refundable and you will incur a 100% penalty charge for the entire duration of your stay.

  • Location & Parking

    How far is the hotel from Galway City?

    Maldron Hotel Oranmore is located 10.4km from the heart of Galway City.

    Are there any airports nearby?

    Yes, we have two airports that are close to the hotel. Shannon Airport is only 50 minutes’ drive away and Ireland West Aiport is just 60 minutes’ drive away from Maldron Hotel Oranmore. There are excellent bus facilities which service both routes.

    Are there any shopping areas nearby?

    Yes, Oranmore Village has a selection of boutiques and homeware shopping. We’d also highly recommend a visit to the city (it’s only a short drive away) as there are lots of diverse and high street options available. Galway Shopping Centre in Headford Road is located 9.1km from the hotel or Eyre Square shopping centre is located 9.4km away in Eyre Square.

    How close are public transport links to the hotel?

    There is a bus stop just a 5-minute walk away at the Oran Town Shopping Centre. This serves Galway city (404) and many other destinations such as the Cliffs of Moher (350) as well as the CityLink to Dublin.

    Oranmore Train Station is a 20-minute walk or 5-minute taxi journey away.

    Is there a car rental station near the hotel?

    Yes, Budget Car Rental is located just over 15 minutes’ drive away from the hotel in Eyre Square in Galway City.

    Is parking available at the hotel?

    Yes, we offer complimentary car parking to all of our guests and visitors.

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Maldron Hotel Oranmore is currently open to essential travel only in accordance with government guidelines. During this time our leisure centre is closed.

 

Reasonable evidence confirming the stay is for essential travel must be provided on arrival, otherwise your booking will be cancelled.

 

Please contact our hotel team to discuss your requirements by calling +353 (0)91 792 244 or email info.galway@maldronhotels.com