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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland

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Jacquie19
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Exceptional Hosts, Views and Location”
Reviewed 12 June 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Wonderful place to stay, price was phenomenal for what we received. Juan and Joanna were welcoming, and very helpful. All recommendations for restaurants, pubs shopping were spot on. We had an accident with an exploding pen (it ruined a duvet cover) and were not treated like imbeciles, but as simply the accident (horrific) as it was. We were not even charged! Completely unexpected. Lovely, lovely location, cannot be beat. Thanks we will be back!

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Liked best: The service and location
Liked least: Perhaps some more amenities, i.e. bottle of water, washing detergent, but really that is looking for something.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jun 2015
Dear Jacquie19,

Thank you for writing this review.

We are delighted to see that you had a wonderful time here at Galway Bay Sea View Apartments. Hope the exploding pen didn't ruin any of your personal belongings, as to duvet cover, we would never make our guest feel uncomfortable because of a small pen accident, especially when someone is as honest as you were and approaches us about it.

Thank you once again for your kind words and we hope you will return to West Of Ireland soon.

Kind Regards
Management Team
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Lizzie_Lo...
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fabulous stay in beautiful clean apartment with a stunning view”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We have recently returned from our stay in Galway and would def return again. My partner and I were travelling with our 4 month old and we stayed for 8 nights. We had a 2 bed apartment which was spacious and clean with a view to die for. The beds were very comfy and we had pretty much everything we could need.

The customer service you get from Juan and his business partner Karina is just fantastic. They spoke to us whenever they saw us and made a real fuss of the baby which was lovely as most places didn't want babies. We had a heater break during our stay and when we mentioned it to Juan he was straight on to it and the heater was replaced within 24hrs with the wall filled and no mess whatsoever.

We also missed check in as our ferry to Dublin was cancelled and we were put on to a later one. Juan phoned me and was very understanding, he simply explained what number we were in and which floor and told me where to find the keys. He sent me the door codes and code to the lock box with the keys in by text making it very easy to follow and made me feel much less stressed about rushing to get there.

They were both very knowledgable about the area and gave us tips as to things we could do with the baby. As little man is still very little we stayed in most nights but we felt so at home it didn't bother us at all.

The location is fab and great if you haven't got a car. Opposite the apartment front door is the bus stop which takes you into town. If you cross the road and take a left you walk all the way along the promenade to town which takes about half an hour and is a lovely walk next to the sea, no problems with a buggy as so flat.

If you take a left out of the apartment without crossing the road and follow it around the corner you are a 2min walk from everything you need. There is a drs and pharmacy (if you need them you need your NHS number and an E111 card for your prescription otherwise it's €50 to be seen and the cost of your medicine. Drs very nice in there and appointment was very easy to get for the same day).

There is a supermarket called
Centra which had everything and where we got bits for our dinner most nights. Also used their sandwich counter which was like Subway for lunch most days as it was much cheaper than getting stuff out.

If you carry on along the high street there are lots of restuarants. Would recommend
Lana Asian Street Food and Galleons. Was also a nice looking Italian but didn't get a chance to go there. Also a Supermacs which is like McDonald's, fish and chips and Pizza Hut all in one. A nice ice cream shop in Salt'n'Pepper too which is next to Centra.

If you cross the high street there is a huge Bingo hall and amusements. Great for little ones as lots that are skill based like throwing balls, aiming water etc. My partner and I are big kids so had a great time playing in there and got an Ireland scarf each with our tickets as well as an Ireland rubber duck for our little one.

If you carry on past the amusements there is an aquarium which was great fun. You can also catch the land train from there which does a tour of Galway. You can hop on and off as much as you like during the day and it shows you where everything is. Would recommend you do it on the first day to get your bearings.

Would highly recommend this apartment because of the quality you are getting for your money and for the customer service. We had a wonderful time and hope to return again next year.

If you stay, please try and see a sunset / sunrise from the apartment window, it's so beautiful!

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Management Response
25 Jun 2015
Dear Lizzie_Lou87,

Thank you so much for writing this informative and honest review.

It was our pleasure to have you here and we are glad to hear that you have enjoyed every aspect of your stay in Galway and have so many kind words to say about or apartments.

Thank you once again for your time and we hope to see you again in the nearest future.

Kind Regards
Management Team
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Eddie L
Reno, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Very Nice Fully-Furnishe Apartment on the Galway Bay”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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person found this review helpful

We have stayed in 5-star hotels in Ireland and thought they were nice, but somewhat a waste of money, and B&B's are not our style. The Galway Bay Sea View Apartments are 2-bedroom, fully-furnished apartments and all face the bay with balconies. The kitchens are fully-stocked and there is a washer-dryer. The apartments are furnished, clean and very suitable. The staff is very friendly (Irish Style). Juan from South Africa, now an Irish resident is like the concierge, desk clerk and handyman and he cannot do enough to make your stay a pleasant one. The building does not look like much from the outside, but the apartments are a pleasant surprise. This was our second time here and we would definitely stay again. VERY AFFORDABLE!

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Liked best: The Location and Balcony Overlooking the Bay
Liked least: The Washer-Dryer is a Bit Dodgy, but Adequate
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
4 Jun 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for this positive feedback.

We are delighted to see that you had an enjoyable stay here at Galway Bay Sea View Apartments. We will make sure to pass on your kind words to Juan, he is a great asset to our team.

Thank you once again for your return visit and we hope to see you in the nearest future.

Kind Regards
Management Team
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Norbert M
1 review
“Stunning view”
Reviewed 30 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Located on Salthill promenade the apartment offered an amazing view over Galway Bay.
Very clean and well equiped apartment.
In particular the warm and welcoming reception open to all questions and requests made us feel at home.

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Liked best: stunning view and welcoming reception
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
4 Jun 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to write this review. We take all our guest feedback seriously and in a constructive manner.

We are glad to see that you have enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. And thank you for your kind words regarding our front office staff, we are delighted that we left such a good impression on you.

Thank you once again for this comment and we hope you will come back to West of Ireland in the nearest future, and hopefully will pay us another visit.

Kind Regards
Management Team
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Mary C
Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I don't think we could have found better”
Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Never having rented an apartment like this before, we were rather nervous about what we would find. We need not have worried. The apartment was spotlessly clean and had everything we could have needed. The view from the huge balcony was tremendous and one you could have looked at all day long. Juan was great and so helpful, it made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. Our grandson found the local takeaway street cuisine great and phoned up each night to order and collect. As it was Asian, we preferred something a little more traditional of which there were plenty of eateries to choose from. I have tried to think of a downside but all I can come up with is that it would have been perfect if the bulbs in the bathrooms were brighter as they have no windows. Having said that, the huge mirrors in the bedroom and living areas were great for hair and makeup, so it was not a great problem.

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Liked best: The size of the apartment, cleanliness and view
Liked least: bathroom bulb wattage
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 May 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for this positive review. We take all our guest feedback seriosly and whet a pleasure to read such a kind words.

We are sure Juan will be delighted to read your review also and we will make sure he does.
We have taken your comment regarding the lighting in the bathroom on board and will pass it on to relevant personell.

Thank you for your timje and we hope to be welcoming you back to Galway Bay Sea View Apartments in the nearest future.

Kind Regards
Management Team
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