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The Residence Hotel

Quay Street, Galway County Galway, Ireland
+353 9156 9600

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based on 1,205 reviews
The Residence Hotel - Galway, Ireland
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.4 km
Location rating 9.3
Nearest airport Galway Carnmore
Distance to airport 8.2 km



Double rooms


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$162 per night
$162 per night
$206 per night
$328 per night

Standard rooms


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Nightly base price
$178 per night
$228 per night
$248 per night




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  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    Lovely hotel well situated in a pedestrian and lively street. Hospitality and kindness of the receptionist. Modern bedroom with original decoration. Very good adress to recommand.


  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    Arrived to a lovely warm welcome and immediately felt relaxed. It is a wonderfully bohemian hotel with so many interesting characteristics - we really loved the decor and the amazing attention to making us feel comfortable. We felt very at home. The hotel was very central and our room looked out onto a busy and interesting part of town. Great location for sampling Galway's superb night life and the very sociable bar and restaurant right next door. We loved our stay here.

    Having to leave so soon - would definitely stay longer next visit.

  • Good
    Feb 2020

    Reception staff where fantastic very friendly and helpful Cleaner on our floor (top floor) was really nice Room was nicely decorated and comfortable

    Although there was a fire escape to the back from the top floor I would not have liked to have to use it in an emergency No cooked breakfast (you could get cooked breakfast from 10.30am in bar below hotel) The bar appeared to operate separetly to the hotel?

  • Poor
    Feb 2020

    So we arrived to the hotel, everything was great! We dropped off our stuff and headed out. When we arrived back to the hotel we were listening to Alexa(supplied in the room) the lady next door asked us to keep it down so we turned it off & went to bed. (The walls are so thin, I dont know why they have an alexa in the room)The next morning we were checking out and was told we had a €150 charge as we had spilled some water and there was damage done to the table??? I never came across a table that couldnt take a spill of water! Anyway, it wasn't even water spilled, it was a couple of ice cubes that melted on the table the night before! I was extremely disappointed by this, first off the table wasnt worth €150 (laminated, must have had a crack already in it for the water to penetrate-see photo) and how is it possible that your tables can't withstand an ice cube melting on it? I didnt even pay €150 for the room!!! Another thing to add is I never came across such a "snooty stuck up" woman behind the desk, she was shouting at us infront off other guests that were checking in.. very very rude!! I wont be back, either will my friends or family ***IF YOU ARE STAYING HERE, BRING A TABLE CLOTH.. GOD FORBID YOU SPILL WATER*** VERY VERY DISAPOINTED!!!! Management should have a stern chat to the women that was working on the 10th January 2020 on the morning shift! Never being treated like that before in a hotel... look at the cameras please!!!

  • Excellent
    Sep 2018

    Liked the location and the room was beautiful.

    Music from downstairs went on until 2:00am on our last night.

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The Residence Hotel can be found in the heart of Galway, offering access to Galway Bay, the rest of the city, and the surrounding area. It is also an easy jaunt into the rest of Ireland from this travel hub. Close to the hotel, guests will find a number of attractions and locations, including the city’s famous Latin Quarter, Galway Cathedral, and the National University of Ireland.

There are only 20 guest rooms at The Residence Hotel, and they are all designed with comfort and enjoyment in mind. There is a pop art theme that runs through all of the hotel’s accommodations, and each room features stylish, modern furnishings. In addition, guests will find power showers, Nespresso machines, USB charging ports, free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, direct-dial phones, hairdryers, and laundry service. Earplugs are available for guests, as well.

During a stay, guests will be able to access a wide range of amenities and facilities within The Residence Hotel. The property is located in the heart of Galway’s nightlife district, and also features 1520, a renowned bar. Live music shows are held regularly, and the hotel also has a restaurant that serves homemade food. The front desk is staffed 24 hours per day, and there is a luggage storage area. The staff can also help with securing rental cars, taxis, and concerts, as well as sightseeing tours.

While there is plenty to enjoy right on property, guests can also access other dining choices nearby. These include the likes of Zappi’s, which serves Italian food, The Dough Bros., which serves Italian, and Osteria Italian da Simone, which also offers Italian cuisine.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.9 Excellent

based on 1,205 reviews









Things to know

  • Nice building
  • Modern Hotel
  • New rooms

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Concierge service
Laundry service
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Cable or satellite TV

FAQs when booking at The Residence Hotel

Where is The Residence Hotel located?

The Residence Hotel is located at Quay Street, 0.4 km from the centre of Galway. Spanish Arch is the closest landmark to The Residence Hotel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at The Residence Hotel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Residence Hotel.

Does The Residence Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, The Residence Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does The Residence Hotel offer free parking?

No, The Residence Hotel does not offer free parking.

Does The Residence Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Residence Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is The Residence Hotel from the airport?

The Residence Hotel is 64.2 km from Shannon. The Residence Hotel is 65.8 km from Castlebar.

Can you bring pets to The Residence Hotel?

No, pets are not allowed at The Residence Hotel.

Does The Residence Hotel have a pool?

No, The Residence Hotel does not have a pool on-site.


The Residence Hotel - Galway - Building All photos (1)
The Residence Hotel - Galway - Building Building (1)


Most popular landmarks

  • Spanish Arch 140 m
  • Galway City Museum 146 m
  • St. Augustine's Church 187 m
  • St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church 190 m
  • Nora Barnacle House 224 m
  • Lynch's Castle 277 m

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