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The Spanish Arch Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Quay Street | Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #29 of 56 hotels in Galway
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Laois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Spanish Arch for a group of 9 women going to a hen party. It was conveniently located and I wanted everything to be within easy walking distance. We arrived early and were greeted by a very friendly Conor. He told us our rooms weren't ready but we could leave our bags there at reception. We filled in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
SpanishArchHotel_Rec, General Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi JayneDel, Thank you so much for your glowing review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay so much. I will pass your compliments on to Conor, he is indeed a Gem..... All other comments have been duly noted, and actioned. See you soon, Frank. More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and Quay Street has everything you could want in Galway. Great food, great music and interesting people watching. The hotel is old, so expect the rooms to be a bit tired. We were not there for the technology, and spent very little time in our room except to sleep. We had wonderful days of weather and spent time... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
SpanishArchHotel_Rec, General Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi GlfChk228, I hope the number above is not your Golf Handicap, assuming from your tag that you're a golfer. :-)) Thank you so much for your kind comments, I will ensure that Conor is aware of them. He is a fine Ambassador for our hotel. Hopefully we will see you back soon again. Sincerely, Frank. More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is in a great location although noise is to be expected here . We love every minute of our stay in Galway . All the staff were very helpful and friendly especially Julie? and Conor in reception this mean alot to visitors to feel they are cared for.Great live music in the bar.We will definitely come back to stay... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
SpanishArchHotel_Rec, General Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Noelline, Your kind comments are most welcome, and I will make sure that Julia and Conor are aware of them. Hopefully you had a pleasant visit to Galway, and had the fun you expected. We might see you soon again. Kind Regards, Frank. More

Kenmare, Ireland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with my mom and cousin at this hotel near the Spanish Arch in Dublin in June while attending a graduation at NUIG. It can be noisy as the rooms are located right above the bars and cafe's on shop street but if this doesn't bother you, its a great to be so close to the town and its... More

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SpanishArchHotel_Rec, General Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thanks for the most gracious few words on our humble establishment. I will ensure Julia and Conor are suitably embarrassed by the compliments:-)) Keep us in mind if you are in town again. Sincerely, Frank. More

Xenia, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here over the past weekend. If you're looking for Wi-Fi then don't stay here unless you want to spend your whole day in the bar. It usually would not be an issue, but we needed to Skype our son in the states. The rooms were not clean, and the full bed is two twin beds... More

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SpanishArchHotel_Rec, General Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Helice, Thank you for staying with us here in Galway. All comments duly noted, and actioned where we can action them. All feedback is important to us, in order for us to serve the public better, and yours can only assist us positively. Hopefully you enjoyed your Emerald Isle sojourn. Sincerely, Frank. More

co galway ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in to this hotel yesterday 8th June 2014 to watch Roscommon/Mayo Match. Nice hotel in general...old type decor which is nice..Pity about the Barman on duty. Didnt get his name( was wearing glasses, small in height) he really should go back to charm school, no greeting or thank you... He definetly would not hold the crowd... Also drink prices... More

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SpanishArchHotel_Rec, General Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi SheebaCostello, Thank you for your feedback. I will work to ensure that your comments and observations are taken on board and dealt with to ensure satisfaction on future visits. Kind Regards, Frank..... More

Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We headed up to Galway with no plans or place to stay. We found out they were offering discounted rooms so we stopped in. The reason was that their elevator was out of service so we would have to walk up the 4 flights of stairs to our room. No big deal at all. It is very unassuming and a... More

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SpanishArchHotel_Rec, Front Office Manager at The Spanish Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wkaage, Many thanks for your review. Sorry about the lift situation, and its no consolation, but it is back in perfect working order. Hopefully we will see you again when you are back in Galway. Kind Regards. Front Office Manager. More

Limerick, Ireland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed here in May and had to put up with dreadful weather eight of us on a stag trip,its very central to all the action,my son and I stayed in a double bedroom that had been freshly painted small enough room very clean and the beds are comfortable Plenty of hot water in a nice bathroom,check in was fairly standard... More

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Cincinnati
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is the first time TripAdvisor has let me down. Yes, this hotel is in a great location but that's about the only positive thing I can say about it. I didn't get in the room until 10pm and had I seen it earlier, I likely would have tried to talk my friends in to moving hotels. But, since it... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed at the Spanish Arch for 6 days and it was wonderful. The location couldn't be better, right in the centre of everything, and the staff was absolutely wonderful. Conor was especially helpful with anything that we needed. We met Michael on the last day at 5am and he helped us bring our bags down from the 4th floor... More

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

Dear achron2014, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. You have made the best of the Tripadvisor service, and posted some very helpful snippets of advice for future travelers. Sorry about the lift, but all is back in working order now. I will pass your compliments to all staff concerned. Kind Regards, Front Office Manager. More

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Address: Quay Street | Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Spanish Arch Hotel 2*
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#18 Family Hotel in Galway
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