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The Spanish Arch Hotel

Quay Street | Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Location, location, location. This hotel is located in the "party hotspot" that is Quay Street. That is the first thing is liked. Big rooms and clean. Tea and coffee facilities. Even though is located is the heart of latin quarter, the noise is not that loud and it ends on weekdays around 12-12.30 a.m. The Spanish arch restaurant and pub... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit Galway for New Year - been there many times before but never visited this pub - more fool us😀! Just round the corner from Jurys Inn, we decided to wander in on our way back and were blown away by the brilliant music and lovely atmosphere- so much so that we revisited on each night of our... More 

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Thank JeanieLinguini2013
Frankie2014Frankie, Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi JeanieLinguini2013, What a nice review to welcome in the New Year. Hopefully we might see you again for NYE 2017. Frankie. More 

Nairobi
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I ignored the negative reviews and picked this hotel for our short stay in Galway from the positive comments. The location was perfect and staggering distance to all of the great bars in the Latin Quarter. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were more than adequate. If you are in Galway for fun why not be in... More 

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Thank SlammerKenya
Frankie2014Frankie, Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SlammerKenya, So nice to read your lovely review, I will pass on to the relevant departments at the weekly meeting. Perhaps we may see you soon again. Kind Regards, Frankie. More 

Cork, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I stayed here for three days while working in Galway. The location is wonderful for accessing just about everything - shops, cinema, shopping, restaurants and bars. Service, when available, is fine. They're pleased to see you but not terribly interested beyond that. My room was dismal. The bed was reasonably comfortable but the bed linen and all the furnishings and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Just had my hen night there Saturday night organised by my sister!she said the staff were absolutely brilliant to deal with, they went out of their way to make it a great night and served us the most amazing food platters!could not recommend this place enough would have every party there!!

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Thank Tracey M
Frankie2014Frankie, Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tracy, I'm glad we could help with the celebrations for your Hen Party. See you soon again, Frankie More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

we stayed here for one night after a 3 hour drive from Dublin, the receptionist was friendly the room was comfy and clean! obviously its a very old building so there are some bumps and scraps but nothing to spoil our stay! the down stairs bar/restaurant is a old style pub with Toby jugs on the wall and a nice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I was here for a stag party, please don't bring your wife or loved one here trying to impress them , it won't work. .... you'll end up fighting and the hotel will be the only 'durty' part of the weekend. Dirty rooms , blood on the pillow cases , curtains hanging off the wall. Smelly carpets and unfriendly reception... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Arrived here for the Galway Races. Rang ahead to confim our arrival time. A very rude and unprofessional lady was on reception and was extremely unhelpful as she told us our room wasnt ready at 1pm and that we were mad to have expected that it would. We were resorted to getting ready for the races in the bathroom in... More 

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County Sligo, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. This is a complete dump and the staff do not care about anything. The location is great ,it could be a lovely hotel. The carpet in the bedroom was the first thing hit us it was really filthy, curtain hanging off pole. When rooms were made up on second day the bed wasn't... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Spanish Arches is more hostel than hotel. The good news ... the people are lovely, the location is fantastic, the bar itself is great with live music and a friendly, welcoming vibe. However, the beds were awful (I am pretty sure we were sleeping on box springs with no mattress), the room was small and very basic, the noise made... More 

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Frankie2014Frankie, Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi jj-plateau, Thanks for your review. I would add that almost all of our beds and mattresses have been replaced in the past 2 years, and Yes... all have a mattress on them, I checked...! And unfortunately we are located right in the middle of Entertainment Central here in Galway, and along with that comes the brilliant music, great banter... More 

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