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Review of The Arches Hotel, Claregalway

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The Arches Hotel, Claregalway
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Claregalway
Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fantastic Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2010

Recently stayed at the Arches Hotel and all I can say is from start to finish nothing was ever too much trouble. From checking, to room service etc. Very friendly staff. Only downside if I had to pick one was the rooms were terribly warm at night and the windows dont open very much and even with the windows closed the noise from the hotel is terrible especially early morning but that is only a slight problem. Breakfast was lovely and would defintely return. Great room rates and Well done.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank PartyAnimalIreland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ballina, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

Needed to stay somewhere overnight after visiting a patient in the Galway University Hospital. Was able to enjoy the craic in the back-streets of Galway before returning to this hotel which is only a few minutes drive out of Galway. They gave me a super room rate including breakfast. They even offered to help change a tyre after I discovered I had a slow puncture - now that service you don't encounter every day!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank blue_infinity
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cork city
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

Just stayed at this hotel with my 2 young kids and extended family for a few days. What a great hotel with such friendly, helpful staff. Anyone who's travelled with young kids knows what a nightmare it can be but the staff at the Arches were a godsend!! The family room was bright and spacious with plenty of room to move around. The food at the hotel was excellent with the menu having a wide selection and reasonably priced. My aunt is coeliac and was very well catered for. There is a lovely children's playground in nearby Oranmore which kept us occupied for hours. The hotel is only a 10 minute drive from Galway city and perfectly located to tour the surrounding areas. I will definitely be back to stay again!!! Looking forward to it

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank marnas2
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Wicklow, Ireland
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2010

Just stayed at the Arches for the weekend and the hotel is lovely. The staff are very friendly and the food was excellent. The room was very clean and the bathroom was very spacious with a good shower in it. Would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank debrakeogh1
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Limerick
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2009

Stayed in the Arches hotel recently. Was at a wedding next door and the hotel was full. Really lacks any soul for a hotel. My room was very basic but clean. TV didnt work and looked like it had seen better days. Shower was definitely a bit dodgy, head was not secure and keep swinging around and wetting bathroom floor.
Hard to get the night porter to answer the door - waiting in the cold and rain @4.00am is not fun. . Breakfast in bed seemed to be an issue, but got it eventually.
Not a hotel i would return to for any reason !!!

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank dalytraveller
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Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2009

This hotel is ok for a overnight stopover hotel. It is well located and has plenty of parking, The staff are friendly and the breakfast was nice. The room was a good size although there was a bit of damp beside the window and the light fitting in the bathroom was missing. The reception isnt always manned which leave the restaurant/bar staff to deal with your queries and while they were friendly they are not properly trained to deal with all queries. May stay again if i get a cheap rate and and need a night stopover in the area. Wouldnt stay for leisure though.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank baddiel1
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Athlone, Ireland
Level Contributor
42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2009

We stayed in the Arches for just one night to attend a wedding nearby. The common areas of the hotel are well looked after and put forward a clean an welcoming appearance. The staff were friendly and efficient. However, the room was well below par.

It appears that they've received no attention since the hotel opened. The walls are marked and dirty, the window frame was in need to some attention and a broken pole was left on the window sill for some unknown reason. The bathroom had poor fixtures, a shower head that leaked, an extractor fan with broken bearings and no soap at the sink.

Overall not the worst place I've stayed in but I won't be going back.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank ColmDAthlone
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Property: The Arches Hotel, Claregalway
Address: Cois Chlair, Claregalway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Claregalway
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Claregalway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Arches Hotel, Claregalway 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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