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The Spanish Arch Hotel

Quay Street | Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reading the last few reviews I was dreading staying here.We stayed in a double room on the 3rd floor at start of Galway races. It was a basic room but nice and clean. Carpets could do with updating but bed was grand. The bathroom was fine too. It's such a handy central location and hotel done the job!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights, 12th to 14th July and although we had a wonderful time, I wouldn't choose to stay in this hotel again. The hotel is more suitable for hen or stag parties, we booked a double room and ended up in a room with four single beds. The other two rooms that were occupied by the rest of... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in The Spanish Arch Hotel few years ago, when we had really nice fourth floor room. That was worth of 4 star at least that time. Now we stayed in hotel again and I was really disappointed. We had two rooms, 104 and 105 (two couples) which I can't really recommend to anyone. Rooms practically didn't have a... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is more of a slightly dressed up hostel out of the mid-70s, a Fawlty Towers without the blessed characters of Basil, Sybil, Polly, or Manuel, than anything approaching what could be described as a 'hotel'. This actually is some sort of cruel and rather expensive joke: straight-off there's no internet in the rooms (and it is 2015, lads... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Galway for a friends 50th birthday for the weekend. We had a fantastic time! There were around 30 of us and 90% of the group stayed at the Spanish Arch. After a brilliant day sightseeing down the west coast on our way from the airport we hit Galway at around 5.00pm. After a bit of a stressful booking... More 

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Glenwood Newfoundland
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights last August. The Hotel and room was just ok. The room had a musky smell and was very outdated but everything in the room worked and we found the bed comfortable. We did have a room in the back so we did not hear much noise. The hotel is in a great location so you... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay for a hen or stag or large groups. music will keep u awake till d early hours as hotel is right across the road from the keys bar. staff are lovely and helpful. no breakfast. I would stay here again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I really regret booking here. The carpet is so gross, I won't walk without shoes. The bed is extremely uncomfortable - worse than a pull-out couch. Springs dig in my side and it says in the middle. I woke up with a lot of soreness. Everything is dusty, including the glasses. It's very noisy and I had a hard time... More 

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Red Hook, New York
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Totally substandard. After you give it one star for location, it is hard to find anything else positive to say. Furniture very scarred, rug stained and dismal, lobby cramped, elevator dirty. Found a broken CFL bulb left on the side table.(Keep in mind that CFL bulbs leak mercury!) Our friends who booked a room with a double bed were given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Right in the heart of Galway, close to everything. Lovely accommodating staff, accidentally booked the wrong dates but they were fantastic for fitting in and finding a room! Good size, great amenities and very helpful for activities and fixing up of other bookings. Can definitely recommend!

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