The Spanish Arch Hotel

Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

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The Spanish Arch Hotel
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34%
95
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27
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  • Families68
  • Couples67
  • Solo50
  • Business45
  • mariaschmidt's Profile Photo

    A nice hotel

    by

    Very centrally located our room viewing the main street promenade - beautiful luxury rooms in spanish style

  • wadekorzan's Profile Photo

    Most beautiful place to stay in Galway

    by

    Just beautiful! And an excellent location, at the end of Quay Street, the pedestrian zone. There probably is no better location in the entire city. The hotel is really beautiful and if you are looking for character and an experience, this is the place to stay in Galway.

    Directions: At the end of the pedestrian street near Galway Bay

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Best fish & Chips in Galway

by sourbugger about Mcdonagh's

This place is a Galway institution.

It has a kind of double identity, as one side is a take away with wooden benches where you have to squash on with everyone else.

The other side is like a proper restaurant with a more extensive repertoire.

I would stick to the fast food side for atmosphere.

The place is decorated with a mish-mash of fishing stuff and clipping from mags / newspapers about the place.

Update : August 2004. recently shared an excellent meal with some guests from Boston.They seem quite amazed at the alcohol arrangements : unless you had wine, you had to walk next door to the Spanish arch hotel and take your drinks back from there - seemed sensible to me ! Cod and chips is the obvious choice and excellent, but it also a good chance to try out some more unusual fish that you don't see everyday in chippies (or chippers as the Irish call them)

F is for Fish and Chips in Galway, Ireland

by sourbugger about Mcdonagh's

This place is a Galway institution.

It has a kind of double identity, as one side is a take away with wooden benches where you have to squash on with everyone else.

The other side is like a proper restaurant with a more extensive repertoire.

I would stick to the fast food side for atmosphere.

The place is decorated with a mish-mash of fishing stuff and clipping from mags / newspapers about the place.

Update : August 2004. recently shared an excellent meal with some guests from Boston.They seem quite amazed at the alcohol arrangements : unless you had wine, you had to walk next door to the Spanish arch hotel and take your drinks back from there - seemed sensible to me ! Cod and chips is the obvious choice and excellent, but it also a good chance to try out some more unusual fish that you don't see everyday in chippies (or chippers as the Irish call them)

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Please help me to organise Galway, Connemara, Aran island trip

by IrishIndian



Myself and my wife, both of indian origin are planning to visit Galway , Connemara, Aran islands. We prefer to do the visit on 8,9,10 of Sept - 1 day each at 3 of these places with 1 night stay at galway and 1 night at Aran islands. From Dublin we would travel by train to galway. The rest we dont have a clue.

Could someone share their experiences on their visit to any these places like which all places to visit, which one to avoid, where to stay cheap, which mode of transport, which tour operator etc.?

Amoung the various aran islands which one is the best to visit?

RE: Please help me to organise Galway, Connemara, Aran island trip

by Hopkid

We spent three days in the area but based ourselves in Galway. One day we spent just in Galway. One day we drove out to the Connemara and visited Clifden, Kylemore Abbey, and also went up to Cong. The next day we took a tour from Galway to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands. On the island there are a number of bus/van operators that will drive you anywhere you want to go. All are the same price so to be fair to all but I'm sure you can bargain with them. I don't have names of tour operators or the hotel we stayed in at the moment but when I get home I'll look that info up.

RE: Please help me to organise Galway, Connemara, Aran island trip

by BarryK2006

Hi.
I am a native in Galway so will try & help.
Once you arrive at the train station, if you come out on to the main street and turn right and 100 meters up that street on the right is a tourist office where you will find some great help & you can also book your day trips/Ferry tickets there also.
There is accomodation all over Galway. My suggestions for best value for money would be The Spanish Arch Hotel Or Juries Inn. You will need to book these in advance. Both are on the web. Both are very central and very good value for money.
Aran Islands: It depends what you are looking for. Inis Mor is the main island and also the most commercial & full of tourists. If you want the real thing go to Inis Oírr. It's small but fantastically beautiful & a lot quiter than the other islands. Trust me.....

Cheers
BK

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 The Spanish Arch Hotel

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Address: Quay Street, Galway, Ireland