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1 room, 2 adults

The Residence Hotel

3-starThis property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Beach nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Lift
Quay Street, Galway, Galway, H91 P628, Ireland

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Eyre Square
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Beach nearby
    • Free WiFi
    • Lift
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
Great location
Awesome vibe
Good internet service
Breakfast can be improved

The Residence Hotel

from £107
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around The Residence Hotel


  • In Galway City Centre
  • Eyre Square - 8-minute walk
  • Galway Cathedral - 10-minute walk
  • University Hospital Galway - 15-minute walk
  • National University of Ireland-Galway - 16-minute walk
  • Hall of the Red Earl - 1-minute walk
  • Druid Theatre - 1-minute walk
  • Shop Street - 2-minute walk

Getting around

  • Shannon (SNN) 57-min drive
  • Galway Station 9-min walk
  • Athenry Station 19-min drive
  • Craughwell Station 21-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

The Residence Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Spanish Arch Hotel Galway
  • The Residence Hotel Hotel
  • The Residence Hotel Galway
  • The Residence Hotel Hotel Galway
  • Spanish Arch Hotel
  • Spanish Arch Galway
  • Spanish Arch
  • Residence Hotel Galway
  • Residence Hotel
  • Residence Galway
  • Spanish Arch Hotel
  • Spanish Arch Galway


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs EUR 12 per night

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 12 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Residence Hotel

  • Does The Residence Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Residence Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Residence Hotel?
    Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 12 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at The Residence Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Residence Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:30 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Residence Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 153 reviews

Good 6.0
Small and noisy. So very noisy.
I was staying here for 5 nights for a conference that was on over a weekend (who does that?!). This hotel was within walking distance of the conference venue, so I figured it was a fairly safe bet. Unfortunately, I couldn't have picked a worse spot for trying to get enough sleep for all the early starts. The room was small, but cosy. However where they had tried to make the most of it with decor, they'd taken away valuable table space with oversized bedside-lamps. Now, the location is both brilliant, and awful, depending on what you want from your stay. As mentioned, I was at a conference, so I wanted a good night's sleep each night. However, my room faced directly out on to the roof of the dancefloor of the pub downstairs, so I was treated each night to ridiculously loud music AND stomping feet until 2.30am. I mentioned this to the staff when I asked for earplugs. They know it's noisy, but when one night in the bar makes more money than the whole hotel being occupied, they're prob not that worried. The car park was also an issue - as it's not part of the hotel, and not free. It's a multi-storey car park about 2 mins walk away, and has a reduced overnight rate. Which I'd wished I'd known before I booked. The staff on reception were really friendly, however, and very helpful (albeit with some confusion over the payment procedure in the car park from the guy who checked me in!). Perfect for a hen night. Not great if you need a good night's sleep
gb5 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Worth staying and very accommodating
Really loved the hotel. At first thought it was a pub from outside but was greatly mistaken . Lots of thought into things like delivering your breakfast in some bags as they don’t have that facility . Parking was nearby in Jury Inn parking and was a charge but not much.Reception explained everything well on arrival and we had new interiors . Worth staying
Helen, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good Hotel - Friendly Staff A++
Nice hotel and very friendly staff. Live music in the pub attached to the hotel which does go on late into the evening but perfect for the trip.
James, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely boutique hotel in a perfect location
Lovely boutique hotel in the centre of Galway. Parked in Spanish Arch multi-story which is discounted by getting the tckt stamped by the hotel. Some inevitable noise from the street below & breakfast comes in a bag (juice, granola, yoghurt, muffin, apple) but lovely, comfortable room and perfect location made it a great choice.
Shane, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous location 💃🍷🍺🍽
Perfect location in heart of Galway & although we didnt eat here food looked fab so would definitely eat here next time. Staff were lovely & although we stayed on a Friday with DJ playing under our room until 2am room was well soundproofed & it didnt bother us. Will b bk.
Stella, ie1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Neat modern central hotel
Modern clean hotel. Coffee machine a good bonus. Centrally located within walking distance of all the spots you want to visit. Would go here again.
Justin, za2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The best holiday and stay
Perfect location, wonderful staff, very comfortable rooms
Catherine, mx4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely loved the location! It was great over all.
ca2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
The Residence Inn
The location can't really be beat and the hotel has made a serious commitment to trying cut the noise from the streets out of the room. You can't be well-situated on a street loaded with pubs and have total silence ; however, the city view rooms have two double-pane windows and thick curtains which seems to do the trick. The rooms also have disposable ear plugs in case it's a particularly noisy evening. In addition to the location, the rooms are very nice and there aren't any issues with poor WiFi connections or slow bandwidth. Everything seems fairly new and there's a bottomless supply of N'espresso in each room. There's also complimentary bottled water (glass bottle) that's restocked everyday (or on demand if you ask the staff). If you drove to Galway, the hotel has arrangements with a few of the local car parks. I'd recommend the Hynes multi-story since the one near the hotel can be a bit cramped. The Hynes one is about a 5-minute walk away and has loads of space. Just park there and then get a hotel discount ticket from the front desk. When you leave, insert your ticket followed by the discount ticket and the rate will be adjusted (to €8/day at the time of this review).
ie4 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location
David, ie2 night trip

The Residence Hotel

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