Stayed here with 3 others. Comfortable apartment, ideally situated from city centre, with fab sea views. Only moan is that it was dusty, and no proper curtains on the large windows in the lounge. When there are gale force winds, that area of the room gets a bit chilly. Would also be great if there were blinds in those windows too! Everything else related to our stay was perfect! ...Very helpful staff too! Would definitely book again!
The front rooms of this apartment had been refreshed: nice kitchen, (although rather short of cups) all amenities good, sea view good, although the main road below was often busy, resulting in fumes coming in if we had the window open. However, athough the ensuite was nice to look at, it had a faint but persistent smell of sewage! If the door was left open it made the main bedroom smell unpleasant too. Also, the back bathroom and bedroom had such large opening windows is was poor security to leave them open - anyone could have climbed through them with ease. A small top opener would have been much better. A blackout blind in that bedroom was also the only option for privacy - making the bedroom very dark all day long. Net curtains or privacy film would be helpful. We had a nice beach walk along from the flats, and also found a couple of nice restaurants nearby. It was a 30 minute walk minimum into the centre of Galway, depending on where you were going.
We brought our daughter here with little to no idea what to expect. Well, we were blown away at the view, area and accommodations. The staff was great and wished we could have stayed a couple more days. If we come back to Galway, we will definitely be booking this place again. One thing to know, the parking is limited so rent a small to mid size car if you plan to park on location.
We stayed at this place for 5 nights in mid December 2017.
Staff are extremely helpful, but the apartments have a feel that the owner ran low on monies when doing the makeover. The apartments used to be single hotel rooms, and have been converted to 2 bedroom apartments. On the surface, the finish is good, but there needs to be an attention to detail to bring them up to a standard that they sell themselves as ;-
1. The lighting in the apartments, particularly the kitchen, is very poor. One cannot see in the kitchen properly at night.
2. Rangehood light didn’t work, which contributed to the lack of light in the kitchen
3. No exhaust fans in the bathrooms
4. Windows to second bedroom cannot be opened, nor the blind raised as a walkway at the rear is within feet of the window. Would hate to be in that room in summer
5. Whilst no big deal, there was some sachets of coffee, tea (one tea bag) and sugar. However, salt and pepper shakers were empty and when raised at the front desk was advised that was standard. Ive travelled and stayed in many serviced apartments/houses, and if tea/coffee/sugar are provided, small quantities of salt and pepper are provided
6. The facade of the building needs to be addressed. Understand that one cannot spend monies on something that will not give a commercial return, but the lower floors are utilised for storage.
I guess many of the problems experienced by this place are not uncommon with businesses operating in “seasonal” situations. Would imagine not a lot can be done about reducing fixed costs in the “off season”.
Having said all that, my wife and I still enjoyed our stay, but would hope attention to some of the above could take place