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"I had the privilege to stay at this place for almost 19 months (2004-2005) and I can only say one thing - the hospitality and support I got from the owner Sean can only be compared with a home stay with relatives! This place is the best in Galway to stay in the homely atmosphere. Sean became a family member of ours and I strongly recommend this place to all visiting Galway to make your stay most enjoyable! Thanks!"
by Dipak Maitra (San Francisco, California)
"Hello, Sean. My apologies for not writing this sooner. I stayed in a lovely, clean and safe apt here at Arus Gratten last October, 2017-Dec, 2017. I was on my own and fortunately found this listing on VRBO, but probably best to go with direct booking. I just had 2 hips replaced and was concerned about the distance to the city center of Galway. It was quite an easy and beautiful walk. This is a wonderful gateway to Connemara, the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher, among many other beautiful sites. Mr. Treacy could not have been a kinder, more conscientious and hospitable host. I hope to bring my family of adult children back to this area, where my husband's great grandfather is from and would stay here without any hesitation. I always felt safe, the view was spectacular and the location perfect. Thanks for all, Sean! Best, Pam"
by Pamela Reeves, MD (Santa Barbara, CA)
"Sean, we loved Galway city and bay and we could not have wished for a better apartment. The location was wonderful--------the view from our windows, the elevator, the car park, the ability to walk to grocery, other shops, and the walking street in the old city. Our three months with you were great. Your were a very helpful landlord. Thank you so much. Ruth and Ed Kolvereid"
by Ed Kolvereid (Kansas)
"Hello mr Treacy, Sean,

We left early this morning so there was no time for saying goodbye. We left the keys on the table, as you said.
We also left some things in the refrigerator. Just in case the next visitors may use it..

Thank you so much for your hospitality. We had a very lovely stay!

I'll will write a review on your website!

Kind regards,
Coosje and Sjaak
by coosje and sjaak (netherlands)
"We're 2 French tourists who stayed in Arus Grattan, 21-24 May 2012.
The apartment is clean, well equipped and had an exceptional location (15 minutes walk from historical center of Galway)and perfectly located for all guided tour of the region.
The fine grocery is only 1 minute from the apartment(around the corner!)
All in all, we had a wonderful stay and we strongly recommend this apartment.
Thank you Sean for your welcome and advise.

(2 French tourists)"
by Micaela (Paris area)
"I stayed here recently for the Galway Bay half marathon (October 2011) and had a fantastic week with family (5 adults). The location could not have been more perfect, the apartment was spotless and provided everything you could need to cook, do laundry, etc ( a huge savings over having to eat every meal out)
There is a spectacular view from the living room, kitchen and huge balcony directly overlooking the bay. (Perfect for watching the sun go down on Galway Bay!). The price was extremely reasonable and the owner could not have been more accommodating. Anything extra we needed, from a bed to extra parking spaces, was provided free. Parking is inside a secured locked parking area, which is comforting, and access to the apartment building is also locked. Sean was a great host and goes out of his way to provide anything you would need. He lives across the road so is always accessible. There is free wifi, an iron, and hairdryer.
The apartment is perfectly situated directly on the "prom" (a 3 mile section of boardwalk) great for running, or walking. It is only a 10 minute walk from the Latin Quarter and the center of town. I grew up not far from here and only regret not having found this place sooner. I return to Galway almost yearly and this is absolutely the best place hands down I have stayed in over 20 years, including hotels. I will definitely be returning!
by Patricia Higazi (Virginia USA)
"Just spent a brilliant weekend at the Arus Grattan appartments with 'The Girls'. Very clean and spacious, within walking distance of city and plenty of fabulous restaurants and bars very near by. Cannot wait to go back. Sean is extremely helpful, a real gentleman."
by Cathy Flannery (Tipperary, Ireland)
"We spent a week with you in 2007 thanks so much for making our first visit to Ireland so special I have mentioned your place to several friends- Kandy "
by Kandy Hurley (Saint Petersburg, Florida)
"I have just returned from a weekend stay at the Arus Grattan Apts. The apartments are very spaceous well equipt end very clean. local shops amd bars 2 min walk and quite near Galway city centre. Amazing veiws of Galway bay from the apartments. will defintly stay again very soon and would highly recommend to anyone."
by Sandra Kelly (Dublin)
" My friend and I started out 4 week Ireland holiday wth 7 days at Arus Grattan. The apartment was spacious, clean and well equipped. The high point was its location with views over Galway Bay. Even when it was raining we enjoyed the outlook. It is close to some handy shops and a good delicatessen, restaurants, bank, church at Salthill, but within easy promenade walking distance of Galway centre. Sean was friendly and helpful, and ensured that the other tennants did not make a lot of noise - even during Race week. We would like to return here another time. "
by Andy Balmain (Australia)
"I stayed at Arus Grattan for ten days in February 2010. The location is excellent, the town centre being a 12 minute walk out the front door, even though the property is located in a quiet area. I found the views of the bay to be amazing, and the unit itself was very clean, modern, and well-equipped with all that I needed for my stay. I will be booking this for my next trip! The owner was very helpful and available if I needed anything.
There is a gourmet market very nearby, fuel, bank for money exchange, eateries, coffee shops, all within a couple minutes walk. You can't find better than this! "
by IF (USA)
"Arus Grattan was a great facility for our familys two week holiday in Galway. I highly recommend it to any traveler. I was very impressed with the location (a beautiful view of Galway Bay with only a very short walk to the city center in both Galway and Salthill), the cleanliness and condition of the facilities (including very comfortable beds), having onsite secure parking and the attentiveness of the owner/manager. It is one of the best holiday rentals we have had. There is deli/grocery store with prepared meals just around the corner. I anticipate renting it again on future family trips to the area. "
by Prof Duck (Albany, New York, USA)
"I just returned from a week staying at Arus Grattan and I cannot say enough about it! This was my first time trying self-catering in Galway and I cannot imagine staying anywhere else again.

The apartment was spacious, well-fitted and extremely clean, and had amazing views of Galway Bay. The location was exceptional; it is only a short walk into town, along the Salthill prom (which is a beautiful walk).

My dealings with the owner were very friendly and professional. He was very accommodating, welcoming and pleasant.

I would definitely recommend these apartments to other holidaymakers. I will be returning regularly! "
by Cindi G. (Chicago, IL)
"The Arus Grattan Holiday Apartments were fantastic! The property was spacious, clean, and perfectly situated for an easy walk or short car ride into Galway City Center. Salt Hill also offered a good selection of restaurants and bars, which was convenient for last-minute plans. The complete kitchen that the apartment included also afforded us the opportunity to make some delicious meals from home. The owner was extremely thorough and helpful, explaining all the details of the apartment completely, helping to make our holiday worry free. When I go back to Galway, I will definitely stay at the Arus Grattan Holiday Apartments. "
by Kevin CA (Richmond, CA U.S.A.)

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