We have just spent two lovely nights in the Ardilaun. It was my birthday weekend and of course I wanted to bring the dog. We found the Ardilaun on the Internet and they claimed they are dog friendly and I was delighted to find that they are.
We booked a pamper package with 2 nights bed and breakfast with a treatment for €130 each.
We checked in about 3 and our room wasn't quite ready and so we walked the dog round the grounds for a while. When we got into the room there was a dog bowl with a treat for her. It had laminate floor so we could let her drink her water.
They have four or five rooms on the ground floor that have patio doors onto the garden so it was great. They allow dogs into the seating area at the reception where you can also order food. The dog loved sitting in front of the fire and we enjoyed a two course meal for €21.
We ordered breakfast to the room at an extra cost of €5 each as our one barks when left so we didn't want to disturb the other guests. It cost €15 per night for the dog to stay but they do some good deals and it is a walkable (all be it a long one) into the centre of Galway.
We were a little surprised to find our room wasn't made up when we returned at 3pm to get ready for our spa package but other than that it was great. We will definitely be back.
The Ardilaun Hotel, Co. Galway
Tel: +353 (0)91 52 14 33
"Excellent hotel. Dog in room, and they accommodate you on ground floor near the back garden, so you can come and go as you please, even late at night!