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Salthill,Galway City, Ocean View holiday home.

Arus Front
Arus Front
Arus Front
sea view
standard double bedroom
salthill peer
quay st
Galway
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Condo/Apartment – 
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

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kelisabet...
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lovely and convenient apartments by the bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Sean was a gracious host, and it was easy to retrieve the keys to the apartments as soon as we arrived, just after noon. We rented the apartments more for the privacy than for the amenities, but it would have been very easy to cook meals and do laundry in the apartment if we had desired. The apartments are an easy taxi ride or a leisurely walk from Galway City center. The walk is a little longer than specified -- about 20-30 minutes, but it's a very nice stroll along the bay. And, staying at Arus Grattan puts you right next to Salthill, a cute little resort town with great access to nice pubs/restaurants, as well as the jogging/walking path along the water.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location, privacy
Liked least: Key pickup/dropoff instructions (or lack thereof)
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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OM12334
Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Apartments I have ever stayed in! No Exaggeration.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Well after a delayed train, and a over crowded bus we made it to Salthill. After we got of the bus we rang the owner and his son came out to meet us on the street he was very down to earth nothing was to much for him.

He brought us up to the apartments showed us around it, then showed us how to work certain things such as oven, hot water, dish washer, washing machine etc. and brought us back down to show us how to enter and exit the premises as you have to enter via the car park..

The apartments themselves are lovely! Wow! Kitchen very modern, flat screen television, Two very comfy couches, very nice breakfast bar with wooden bench.. We had 2 balconies, one in the living kitchen area had a garden table and chairs and over looked the sea, the other balcony in the bedroom over looked the city.. Bathroom was very big, the en suite in one of the rooms had a shower aswell..

The promenade is a 2 minute walk away, the swimming pool, arcades, amusements, fast food places, restaurants and shops are about 5 -10 minutes walking..

If I ever return I will be booking this place again. I hope all the apartments in the complex are up to the same standard as the one I stayed in.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mike k
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Location makes it attractive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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My wife and I stayed at Arus Grattan with another couple for a week in apartment #4. The location is what makes this place attractive. It is right across the street from Galway Bay and the promonade. Great view from the balcony. Walking distance to the Latin Qtr. and Eyre Square. If the apartment was better appointed I would have given it an excellent. The furniture in the sitting area was old and uncomfortable and the beds were poorly assembled, loose headboards and noisy. In our opinion, definitly not of 4 star caliber. Again, the location makes this rental appealing.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
2 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: location
Liked least: furniture, beds
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sue F
Sparta, New Jersey
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Exceeded Our Expectations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We stayed at this apartment last month for a week, primarily to attend a wedding reception at the Salt-hill Hotel, but also to explore Gal way. The proprietor answered all of my emails, promptly leading up to the arrival date. Everything that he promised me was true. We could walk to the wedding reception, we could walk to Gal way city cent re, Gal way Bay was across the street, as was the promenade. The view was spectacular! The unit was roomy and clean and had everything and more that we needed for our stay. The booking process was a snap. We were pleasantly surprised that the Salt- hill section itself is a thriving area with restaurants, pubs, stores, etc. The proprietor spent a lot of time with us to explain everything and to suggest places to go. He also was very helpful, since we did not want to rent a car, in suggesting that we take the bus from Shannon to Galway and then a short taxi to the apartment. This was a memorable vacation, and should we return, this is where we will stay!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The convenience, location, and views!
Liked least: Landline did not work for us, but since we had cells, it was not a big issue.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Nrboyle
Savannah, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great location with great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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Several of our family members have stayed at this rental in the last few years. We will definitely stay there again on return trips to Ireland. It is in a great location and the view overlooking the Bay is beautiful. There are two grocery stores within walking distance. The walk into town is short and if you chose to take a taxi, it is inexpensive.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location, the view was beautiful.
Liked least: Heating was difficult to regulate.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AnneAlexa...
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Arus Grattan was my home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

My stay at Arus Grattan for the month of September 2012 was a delightful experience. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in a friendly, centrally located vacation rental. The owner, Sean Treacy, was professional and very responsive to all of my questions and requests. In fact, just this afternoon, I was singing Sean’s and Arus Grattan’s praises to friends. Arus Grattan is a great value for your money, and I’d definitely hope to stay there if I’m ever lucky enough to be back in Galway.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lassie2O0...
Hamburg, NY, U.S.A
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Clean, Spacious, Convenient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Found Arus Grattan a perfect stay for touring West Ireland. Our host, Sean was very helpful with lots of information. We were able to tour Aran Islands, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher and walk to the City Centre of Galway. It was a perfect combination of driving the countryside and walking to town. The apartment was spacious and clean with many amenities.

I would stay there again and would recommend it highly.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The closeness to town
Liked least: no complaints
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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