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Review of Arus Grattan Apartments

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Arus Grattan Apartments
Ranked #13 of 50 Speciality Lodging in Galway
Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Had a great stay in these apartments last year for the Galway races. Would recommend.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Evry1LovesAIrishGirl
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The apartment itself was nice enough, plenty of space with everything you need even, although possibly a little dated for some. The owner was very helpful and polite.

My major problem with it, is that it isn't the building advertised in the pictured. The building advertised is sea front location, and we were in fact placed around the corner, on a backstreet with a view of a Petrol/Gas Station and a derelict hotel building. Not the sea view expected!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank SeasonedTraveller579
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

Spend a fantastic week with friends in Arus Grattan.
The appartment is very spacious and has everything you need, very practical no luxury but extremelly comfortable and clean. Very well located, first line, espectacular views of the beach.
Sean Tracy is very professional and accomodating. There is a whole pile of brochures with info about places to visit.

Would definately recommend it to everyone who wants to spend some time in a nice, quiet, clean and convenient location at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sabela_castro
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

The owner was very accomodating with our every request. The apartment was very clean and spacious. The owner went over places to visit & put together a binder with very helpful picture and information on tourist attractions. Our view was spectacular every hour of every day. I would highly recommend staying here. I would come again.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bkadams88
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2011

My trip was intended as a month-long personal retreat, and this place was ideal for that. It is in a quiet, mostly residential and B&B-populated area, with Galway Bay right across the street. The building and apartments are clean and well maintained. The kitchen was adequate to cook in. The owner was gracious and friendly, and though I didn't have many needs, I felt he was easy to reach and responsive.

It's not a hotel, so don't expect daily room cleaning or a front desk. This is definitely more for an independent traveller or someone who would like a reasonably-priced home base from which to go on day trips or enjoy the music and scenery of Galway City. It's got the basics of home, it's comfortable, and it's a great location.

A few things to make your stay better, if you're planning for more than a week like I did:

Hit the €2 Store the first day and get anything you need that's not already there. There are a couple of them in the city centre. For food shopping, Mortons is literally a 1-minute walk around the corner, but it's expensive. A little closer to town is a larger and less-expensive SuperValu, and further into town is an even larger Dunnes Store. Ask for a tutorial on how to use the combination washer/dryer, but don't expect it to dry the clothes too well. The owner provides a rack to hang clothes on; very bohemian :) The free high-speed internet is wired, so if you prefer wireless, bring along a wireless router with you.

Enjoy. Galway is a lovely place to spend some time.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank BakerManDan
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Armagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2010

Would not recommend this apartment.
Priced the apartment, the man on the phone asked me 'What I was laughing at'. When unable to take the aparment - His reply was - 'GOOD'
Most unprofessional considering the price I was going to pay.
Actually left me feeling very upset.

Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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3 Thank gemmak98
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2010

It is an excellent pace to stay. It has all the comforts needed for time away from home. It is spotlessly clean, very secure, close to all shops and amenities, and within walking distance of Galway City. The prom is directly across the road, and the view from the living room window was great. The owner was always gracious, helpful and available. I was glad of the privacy. While I spent a few weeks on my own there, I enjoyed many activities in the area, and I could recommend it for couples or families. I hope I can return! Galway was within easy walking distance, and so it has become my favourite city!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank marionreynolds
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Property: Arus Grattan Apartments
Address: Grattan Road, Galway, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Galway
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 50 Speciality Lodging in Galway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arús Grattan Holiday Apartments provide the very finest holiday accommodation. These Irish Tourist Board Approved 4 star one and two bedroom apartments are architecturally designed to meet the highest standards. Comfortably furnished with all modern appliances including direct dial phone, broadband internet, hair dryer, cloths iron, cable TV, video, radio/CD, full kitchen with washer/dryer, microwave oven. Electrically heated throughout. ... more   less 
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