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The Residence Hotel

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14 Quay Street Latin Quarter, Galway Ireland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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The Residence Hotel Galway is a contemporary, boutique hotel, located on the famous bustling Quay Street, in the Latin Quarter of Galway City. Once a 16th century Carmelite Convent the Hotel offers just 20 newly renovated guest rooms. The hotel is modern in design but perfectly in keeping with its historic surroundings. Situated right next to the River Corrib and the famous Spanish Arch. The Residence Hotel offers 20 well appointed guest rooms equipped with; • En-suite with bath and shower • Direct Dial telephone • Nespresso Machine • Hairdryer • Smart TV's to Stream Netflix • Iron & Ironing Board • 24 hour reception This boutique hotel is ideal for a short break in 'City of the Tribe’s, and is the ideal location for a fun weekend away or midweek break. Discounted parking is available in the nearby car park’s and food is also available in the adjoining bar 1520, one of Galway’s most popular venues which has live music night and a great cocktail and gin selection.
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Paid public parking nearby
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Free internet
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Bar / lounge
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Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Iron
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Noelle D wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the best hotels I've ever stayed with in Galway, the room was spotless and very modern with all the comforts of home smart TV, an Alexa, espresso machine, clean towels and usual hotel accessories. Can not fault the place one bit, the staff are amazing very friendly and approachable, especially Kris great guy to have on the front desk. Really looking forward to staying again, I'd highly recommend this hotel very reasonably priced and as I said very modern with all the comforts of home. 10 out of 10 in my books.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Julia Curran, Guest Services / Front Office at The Residence Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Noelle, Thank you so much for the 5* review. I'm delighted to hear how great everything was during your stay in The Residence Hotel and that our staff displayed the level of customer service on which we pride ourselves. Looking forward to looking after you again in the future Warm regards Julia C
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TravelAddict5 wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin333 contributions25 helpful votes
Spent a great 3 days in Galway and staying at the Residence made the trip. The staff are the greatest asset to this hotel. From Chris and Aoife at reception, Ethan and Philip behind the bar and Rory on the door all managed fantastically by Chris & Julie. We had a great time chatting to all of them over the 3 days. Some small things in the rooms (we stayed in two rooms) - taps and bathroom fittings could do with tightening, one of the mattresses needed attention and the addition of more USB charging points would be great but the decor is fab, we loved the touch of the Nespresso machine and the breakfast bag on our last morning was a lovely touch so thank you for that! Discounted parking available in Spanish Arch car park next door - €10 for 24 hours. We will definitely stay here when we return!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Julia Curran, Guest Services / Front Office at The Residence Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that you were so happy with every aspect of your stay and in particular that you found the staff to be so friendly during your visit. I have passed on your feedback to the relevant departments and we are working on amending them where possible. We will certainly be acting on the information provided to improve our guest's experience. It is only through guest feedback that we can maintain our high standards. To hear that you will be returning very soon is one of the highest forms of praise we can receive from our guests, and the whole team will be delighted to welcome you back when you do. Warmest regards Julia C
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Minlafford wrote a review Sep 2020
Torremolinos, Spain35 contributions16 helpful votes
Fabulous little gem in centre of Galway well worth a visit so central spotless clean room small but amazing bathroom high standard everything thing on your doorstep nightlife and all the restaurants parking so handy
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Julia Curran, Guest Services / Front Office at The Residence Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am delighted to see you had a great time. We are lucky in regards to our location as we are close to everything Galway has to offer. I will pass on your praise to our staff. We hope you return again soon. Warm regards, Julia C
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Paul L wrote a review Sep 2020
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Great hotel centre to all amenities very clean great people working there,will visit again staff were very informative and helpful in all we needed,the food looked and tasted really really good,felt very safe and all covid measures were implemented to the highest standard
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Paul & Elizabeth, Thank you so much for the great review. I'm delighted everything was so perfect for your stay with us and all the team here would be delighted to welcome you back any time you're in the area again. Warmest regards Julia C
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Tara F wrote a review Sep 2020
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Had a great time staying at the Residence hotel this weekend, are room was lovely and spotless and the staff were very friendly and helpful. 100% recommend this hotel for a stay in Galway, the location was perfect too. I’d also highly recommend the dine around offered with your stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Julia Curran, Guest Services / Front Office at The Residence Hotel
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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the 5* review. I'm delighted to hear how great everything was during your stay in The Residence Hotel and that our staff displayed the level of customer service on which we pride ourselves. Looking forward to looking after you again in the future Kind regards Julia C
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PRICE RANGE
$96 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
spanish arch hotel, spanish arch galway
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Spanish Arch Hotel
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayGalway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Residence Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Residence Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pedal Power Galway (0.2 miles), Great Escape Rooms (0.2 miles), and Tunes in the Church (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Residence Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at The Residence Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Residence Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Residence Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zappi's, The Dough Bros, and Temple Cafe.
Is The Residence Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Galway.
Are there any historical sites close to The Residence Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Medieval City Walls (0.3 miles), Ceannt Station (0.3 miles), and Gothic and Tudor Revival-style former cathedral - Abbeygate Street Lower (0.2 miles).