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“Great Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Spanish Arch Hotel

The Spanish Arch Hotel
Ranked #127 of 466 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Carmel, Indiana
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had two rooms: one on the street and one in the back. Yes, you hear the street noise, but that is perfectly fine...you are on the street in the middle of everything in Galway! In the back we could hear the Americians singing for the Fourth of July. The rooms are spotlessly clean and have a quirks that come with an older, not rubber stamped establishment. The staff is lovely and helpful.

Parking in the garage next to the hotel cost 20 EURO a night with unlimited ins and outs. Not bad for convenience. Space is tight, though.

The resturant is excellent. We enjoyed dinner and trad music one evening and enjoyed a few Guiness in the little side bar. We totally loved our stay.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
wales
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Actually visited the pub just for a couple of beers but ended up staying to watch the tennis. As it got late, I couldn't be bothered to walk anywhere else, so ordered the food not expecting too much. What we received exceeded my expectations. The spicy chicken wings were spot on, garlic mushrooms excellent (& nice size portions), steaks were really tasty. Would recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank strathmoreWales
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Normal, Illinois
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519 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Lots of Restaurants/bar & grill at this very bust touristy area of Galway. Place is clean service is good and wait staff are courteous and food arrive quickly and was tasty. Price seems to be in line with the general location.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank nenf
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West Wales
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food and Music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

What a good find, we found the food very good and as the evening progressed the music started, some very good groups playing trad irish music...

Visited July 2013
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Thank WestWalesTaffey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Food was lovely great pub and a nice few quite pints after a long trek around galway was just what we needed. staff were good and friendly.

Visited June 2013
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Thank jonnyt1
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