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Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Triple Room | Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi, bed sheets

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEyre Square8 min walk
  • Popular LocationGalway Harbour8 min walk
  • Popular LocationGalway Cathedral10 min walk
  • AirportGalway (GWY)21 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 - 10 min walk

Getting around

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

About this property

The Residence Hotel

3-star hotel in Galway City Centre, rejuvenated in 2017
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 lift and smoke-free property
  • A front desk safe and a 24-hour front desk
  • 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 (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Renovated entire property – March 2017
  • 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 1 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 19 Dec 2022 start from €128.00, 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.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 129 out of 207 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 62%
Rating 8 - Good. 50 out of 207 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 24%
Rating 6 - Okay. 21 out of 207 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 10%
Rating 4 - Poor. 4 out of 207 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 2%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 3 out of 207 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



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

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

10/10 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

6/10 Okay

Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

2/10 Terrible

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This was the most horrible stay I have ever had at a hotel. We were on the first floor. The band played below us till 2am and our room vibrated and no ear plugs could even muffle the band. It felt like our beds were in the bar the entire night. I went down to the front desk and sled to be moved but they said they couldn’t do anything They moved us to the fourth floor the next night and it was quieter. I asked for the first night to be defunded by the manager since we did not sleep at all the first night and she responded by saying there was nothing she could do. They are a lovely hotel and too bad. Like I should have known? I did not see this in the reviews. Oh course we wanted a lively hotel anyways but one would assume that you would have it a little quiet by 11not 2am. Room 104 should not even be available as a hotel option
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Personal touch and attention to every detail.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Would do it again.
Parking was not on-site, but was right next door and a discounted rate. Hotel was an easy 100 ft from the ramp. Busy area right on the main pedestrian walkway. Easy walking access to everything. Very friendly and helpful staff both in the hotel and the 1520 pub.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

4/10 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Know what you're getting into before you book
The location is convenient and there's a nice bar with great live music onsite. That said, I wish I'd have been warned going in that the hotel is essentially above a nightclub and extremely busy street and the walls of your room will vibrate with club music until the wee hours of the morning. If that's what you're looking for, you may have a decent stay, but it would have been nice to have been told this beforehand in order to have the choice for those looking for a different experience. There is no onsite parking so prepare to pay to park offsite and carry your luggage a short distance through the streets. If you don't plan on sleeping until daylight, this is probably a decent choice, but it would be fairer to guests to let them know what they're signing up for ahead of time so they can make that decision.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022