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Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of The Residence Hotel

The Residence Hotel

3.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Parking available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
Quay Street, Galway, Galway, H91 P628

Guests rated this location 9.8/10 - Exceptional

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEyre Square8 min walk
  • Popular LocationGalway Harbour8 min walk
  • Popular LocationGalway Cathedral9 min walk
  • AirportGalway (GWY)28 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Residence Hotel is located in Galway City Centre, a neighbourhood in Galway, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Spanish Arch and Nora Barnacle House are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Galway Harbour and Galway Golf Club. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Galway Greyhound Stadium or Pearse Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Hall of the Red Earl - 1 min walk
  • Galway City Museum - 3 min walk
  • Eyre Square - 8 min walk
  • Galway Harbour - 8 min walk
  • Galway Cathedral - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Galway Station - 9 min walk
  • Shannon (SNN) - 57 min drive


  • The Front Door - 1 min walk
  • Tigh Neachtain - 1 min walk
  • The Quays - 1 min walk
  • The Dáil Bar - 1 min walk
  • Coffeewerk + Press - 1 min walk

About this property

The Residence Hotel

3-star hotel located in Galway City Centre
The Residence Hotel provides amenities, such as a bar and a restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Self-parking (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk and a lift
  • Smoke-free property and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All 20 rooms offer comforts such as free WiFi and free bottled water.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and baths or showers
  • 42-inch TVs with Netflix, streaming services and satellite channels
  • Recycling, free infant beds and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (EUR 12 per night)
  • Off-site parking within 246 ft (EUR 12 per day); discounts available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • 1520 Ba

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Lift
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Bath or shower
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom


  • 42-inch TV
  • Netflix
  • Satellite channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Energy-saving features in guest rooms
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Recycling

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Check-in from 3:30 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
This property is located in a busy area and has a bar with live music at night. Guests may experience related noise on weekends and most weekdays.

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 24 December and 26 December.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Self-parking fee: EUR 12 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 12 per day (246 ft away)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

This 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.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Residence Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 24 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 29 Mar 2023 start from €149.0, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Residence Hotel?

Self-parking is available for EUR 12 per night.

What time is check-in at The Residence Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:30 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at The Residence Hotel?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is The Residence Hotel located?

Located in Galway City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Quay Street, Hall of the Red Earl and Druid Theatre. Shop Street and St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church are also within 5 minutes. Galway Station is 9 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Residence Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Residence Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Residence Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




Rating 10 - Excellent. 133 out of 212 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 51 out of 212 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 21 out of 212 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 4 out of 212 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 3 out of 212 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location of this hotel is nice for being in the middle of a street with good food and bars and shops. But there is no parking unless you park in a parkade at the end of the street and the door isn’t very obvious, so keep that in mind
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What an amazing place with fun decor. Thanks to Erin for our very warm welcome and suggestions for food and entertainment. An really enjoyable hotel close to all the action in Galway

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Erin at the desk was a gem Galway is fantastic. Hotel fabulous
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
3 nights in Galway
We felt very welcome from the time we stepped in the door. Erin was super friendly, knowledgable and informative. All staff we encountered were friendly especially Jasmin and Ewan who works in the attached bar 1520. Our king sized room was spacious and clean. We overlooked the street with a small balcony. Would definitely stay again. Within in the Spanish quarter and walking distance to Eyre Square and the Salthills. Live music nightly at 1520 so expect a bit of noise, didn't stop us from sleeping at all.
Original wall from 1520.
Lunch at 1520
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location (noisy but yo be expected). Room was fairly dusty. Didn’t dare to complain as if it was this obviously dusty, others would be the same. Staff was very sweet and kind
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Had a great time , staff was great , friendly, and very helpful Hotel was clean and beautiful
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
Sleepless in Galway
This hotel is over a pub that becomes a nightclub at night. Music ended at 11:30 pm during the week but on Friday and Saturday it did not end until 2:30 am and even though were two floors up and our friends there floors up, it was so loud we felt like we were in the club. Our floor was vibrating and you could literally hear every bit of the music and the loud crowd inside the pub which was packed full of people partying. We called to asked if they could lower the music slightly and they said they could do nothing about it. I would not recommend staying here….
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Ok but room too hot
It was a lovely room but very hot so had a disturbed nights sleep. Good location with parking a very short walk away. Lift was being repaired while we were there so was out of order.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022