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“Very central, yet quiet at night” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Spanish Arch Hotel
Ranked #40 of 47 Hotels in Galway
Salzburg, Austria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very central, yet quiet at night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

We stayed for 4 nights and had a great time here.The room was very clean and service was friendly and always helpful. Although the hotel is in the middle of the action, there was no noise at night, which was a pleasant surprise. A great place to check out the action in the city center and still get the full comforts of a quiet room. I can wholeheartedly recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Zetta01
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

excellent location. central to everything. very helful staff. a good nights sleep. excellent rates.
room basic but ideal for what was required.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank shocks42
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

They sent us up to a room that hadn't been cleaned when we checked in and then when we told them they said that they only had one housekeeper on and to come back in 2 hours. We had already checked in at this stage and they are telling us to wait 2 hours to go to our room we had already booked. We had somewhere we needed to
And needed to get changed. When we decided that we would go to a friends house to get ready we then agreed to take some clothes and leave our bags at reception. They then had the cheek to ask us for a bag minding fee. So I wouldn't recommend Spanish arch at all. Jury's is always a safe bet in any town. And right next door.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Renvyllian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

If you're coming to Galway for a quiet relaxing holiday then you'd be better off staying in a B&B outside the city. But that said if you're coming for "ceoil agus craic' then the Spanish Arch is the place to stay.

My partner and I booked out the hotel for a few nights so our families could join us for a special event and from the very start the staff were sensational.

The hotel is superbly located in the cultural heart of Galway City. On the hotel's doorstep are many fine restaurants and pubs. Although you shouldn't overlook the hearty food served in the hotel's own quaint traditional Irish bar.

From the minute you walk into the Spanish Arch on Quay St you feel the place ooze history and charm and with a warm fire lighting you'll be very tempted to stay indoors for the remainder of your stay.

The warmth of the venue is matched by the warm friendly staff who'll quickly remember your face and favourite tipple - it's definitely service with a smile.

The hotel rooms are great - clean, comfortable and spacious enough and the free WiFi available throughout the hotel is an added bonus when you want to keep in touch with family and friends overseas.

Quay St, a lovely pedestrianised strip with so much to do and see, also happens to be Galway's party strip with traditional Irlsh live music playing til very early every morning.

The fabulous live music at the Spanish Arch plays til about midnight during the week and a little later on weekends. You'll see locals and tourists alike having fun.

Our group included toddlers and people in their seventies, everyone was well catered for and all had a good time. We had a great stay and we'll definitely be back

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Stephen D
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We just spent two evenings at the Spanish Arch Hotel. We were more than pleased with the cleanliness and size of our triple room. Additionally, the hotel and pub staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful. The location is superb. Everything is within walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jenny Z
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Property: The Spanish Arch Hotel
Address: 14 Quay Street | Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Galway
Price range (per night): $70 - $192
Hotel Class:2 star — The Spanish Arch Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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