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The Arches Hotel, Claregalway

Cois Chlair, Claregalway H91 WP38 Ireland
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#2 of 2 hotels in Claregalway
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Claregalway, look no further than The Arches Hotel, Claregalway.

The Arches Hotel, Claregalway offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a sun terrace, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Travelers looking for a place to eat close to The Arches Hotel, Claregalway can head to Treat Cafe Claregalway (0.3 mi) or Emperor's Inn (0.0 mi), all of which are within walking distance.

Should time allow, Claregalway Castle is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

The staff at The Arches Hotel, Claregalway looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Parking garage
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Room service
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, German, Hungarian and 1 more
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Orlagh0 wrote a review Dec 2020
Ballina, Ireland106 contributions46 helpful votes
I popped in here for lunch with my 3 daughters, it wasn’t very busy only a few tables occupied, there were 4/5 staff on at the time. We ordered 3 toasties,a soup and a ciabatta.We waited 25mins for our food which is already off to a bad start particularly considering it was very quiet. The soup and toasties came and we were waiting for the ciabatta, waiting and waiting.I called the waitress over and asked about the ciabatta she went and spoke to another waitress and after 5mins came back and said “there was a mix up with the order, your toastie will be a few mins”.Firstly it wasn’t a toastie it was a ciabatta, we waited another 10mins , the rest of us were finished so we decided to cancel the ciabatta/toastie The food we had gotten wasn’t great at all, the soup was completely over seasoned with a very strong peppery taste, the filling inside the toasties wasn’t even hot, the cheese not even melted, seriously how can you get toasties wrong. The bill came and it was €42, they had charged us for the ciabatta we never got, there was total confusion when I pointed this out. I would never visit here again , the food which is fairly straightforward was awful and the service was shocking, mistakes happen I get it but no apology or anything
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Michael M wrote a review Nov 2020
York, United Kingdom229 contributions10 helpful votes
We use the Arches for its proximity to Galway and a focal point to explore the surrounding countryside. The guests seem to love the place - it has a vibrant friendly bar, restaurant (good breakfast), a gym and pool with a leisure centre, and cosy air-conditioned rooms. We enjoyed the country feel and a walk by the Clare River, across from the hotel, and historic ruins of Claregalway Abbey. Great atmosphere, reasonable prices, a country feel and Galway city just 15 min away make this a bargain hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: All rooms good
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Catherine wrote a review Sep 2020
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This place doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. The breakfast is THE best I’ve had in a long long time. The choice is fantastic and very hard to choose from. The cooked breakfast isn’t greasy and cooked perfectly with more than enough even in the mini. The porridge is amazing, I have tried to make my own just like it, but can’t. The boxy is delicious and will fill you for the day, pancakes, spot in. I can’t really recommend just one as it’s all fantastic and unlimited tea and toast ( no extra charge like some places). It’s a very relaxed and calm atmosphere, the way breakfast should be. The staff are very efficient and very friendly and helpful. I no longer go elsewhere for breakfast locally. Please don’t change a thing.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Brendan Dunleavy, Agency / Consultant at The Arches Hotel, Claregalway
Responded 26 Nov 2020
Thank you for the lovely feedback, Catherine! We are delighted that you had a great breakfast with us, and we will definitely pass your compliments to our team. We look forward to having you again soon. Kind Regards, Brendan Dunleavy, General Manager
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Jane wrote a review Sep 2020
Galway, Ireland5 contributions4 helpful votes
Attended here for breakfast with a mate of mine. We both ordered the pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. 3 flat tiny pancakes were presented on my plate with a tiny ramican of maple syrup. My rashers were over cooked and I was still so hungry after my meal. I will never return until portion sizes improve.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
liam d wrote a review Aug 2020
Moville, Ireland51 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed here for a night after getting out of hospital and have to say it was great . Nothing was too much bother for the staff with all the covid stuff going on it felt almost normal . We had dinner in the bar area at night and everything was great and again the breakfast in the morning was excellent with one of the nicest porridges I've ever had . Also the complimentary tea and coffee in the bar in the absence of it being in the room due to covid was a nice touch . Would definitely return hopefully on a more relaxed visit again . Keep doing what you are doing.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Brendan Dunleavy, Agency / Consultant at The Arches Hotel, Claregalway
Responded 26 Nov 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words. We are delighted you had a good experience in our Hotel, Liam! Hope to see you soon again, Regards, Brendan Dunleavy
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US$65 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayClaregalway
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Arches Hotel, Claregalway
Which popular attractions are close to The Arches Hotel, Claregalway?
Nearby attractions include The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist) (7.1 km), National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock (4.1 km), and Galway Racecourse (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Arches Hotel, Claregalway?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Arches Hotel, Claregalway?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at The Arches Hotel, Claregalway?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Arches Hotel, Claregalway?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Arches Hotel, Claregalway?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack Jordans Traditional Take Away and Family Diner, The Abbey Restaurant, Knockdoe, and Treat Cafe Claregalway.
Does The Arches Hotel, Claregalway have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Arches Hotel, Claregalway offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Arches Hotel, Claregalway located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Claregalway.
Does The Arches Hotel, Claregalway offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Arches Hotel, Claregalway?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Polish, Croatian, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Arches Hotel, Claregalway?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Claregalway Castle (0.2 km).