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The Spanish Arch Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Quay Street | Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rooms were clean. Beds were not that great. Close to a parking garage if you have a car. DON'T get a room that faces Quay St. So loud at night and in the morning when they are changing out kegs. Great bar in the hotel. Staff was nice. Easy to walk to things, but it's at the end of the... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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120 reviews 120 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the middle of the action in central and congested Galway. You can walk everywhere and that includes many fine pubs and restaurants. The University, Cathedral, Spanish Arch and train station are nearby. There is great shopping, especially O'Mailles clothing design just up the street. The provided all of the garments for the movie "The Quiet Man". The have... More

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County Laois, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Spanish Arch in July. The location of the hotel is excellent, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was very good and the music in the bar provided a great atmosphere. However the rooms are of a very poor standard. The bed was uncomforable, mattresss really needs to be replaced. The shower did not... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in July. On arrival when i walked through the door I thought oh no what have I booked. The reception area was grubby an dirty. It defo needs a new carpet and a paint job. We had to wait an hour or so to check in as we were early, that wasn't a problem... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed here over the 4th of July for two days. Conor greeted us and he was super friendy and very helpful. Our room was on the 2nd floor facing Quay Street. Conor informed us it would be noisey, but that was fine with us...we didn't care about that. We got to our room and unfortunately it was not pretty...there... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our stay at the Spanish Arch Hotel was great from start to finish. We arrived early and were greeted warmly and allowed to keep our bags at reception for the hour or so it would take to get our room ready. The rooms are very spacious and clean with comfortable beds. The location right on Quay Street cannot be beat.... More

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Laois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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

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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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

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

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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

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

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

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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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

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

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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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