About this listing
Various last minute 2 night stays available over the summer months.
Delightful apartment, tastefully decorated, light and airy. High speed Wifi available. Minutes from the city center, but in a quiet courtyard away from the hustle and bustle.
Nicely decorated one bedroom duplex apartment in Galway's prime location on The Long Walk, Spanish Arch. Sparkling clean, spacious, with a fridge full of necessary items, as well as welcome pack on arrival.
Upstairs bedroom has a balcony that overlooks a well kept garden courtyard. Home is decorated in a contemporary style. Lots of light and fresh air. 500 thread-count bed linen is used in both the main bed and the extra fold-up bed.
The bathroom contains soft towels and cosmetics. The shower is electric, and bath water is heated by timer immersion should you need it.
The apartment is right in the hub of Galway, a stones throw from Quay St/Cross Street, but within its own courtyard so especially quiet at night.
Full security and 24 hour call-out available.
Babysitting service available. Travel cot available fro newborns/toddlers.
Interaction with Guests
24-7 availability to assist with any queries/recommendations
The Spanish Arch (An Póirse Spáinneach) in Galway city, Ireland, was originally an extension of the city wall from Martin's Tower to the bank of the Corrib, as a measure to protect the city's quays, which were located in the area once known as the Fish Market (now Spanish Parade). It was constructed in 1584.
In the 18th century the Eyre family of Eyrecourt, County Galway, created an extension of the quays called The Long Walk and created the arches to allow access from the town to the new quays. The Spanish Arch is located on the banks of the River Corrib directly across from The Claddagh.
In 1755, the arches were partially destroyed by the tsunami generated by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.
Until 2006, part of the Arch housed the Galway City Museum. At that time, the museum was moved to a new, dedicated building located just behind the Arch.
The Long Walk is a promenade to one side of the Arches.
The apartment is right downtown, no need for a hire car unless you plan to travel to Connemara. However, Lally Tours have an excellent reputation for guided tours, and offer a 20% discount if tickets are purchased online.
Other Things to Note
WiFi (broadband, high speed) available for guests' use, both PC and MAC compatible.
No indoor smoking.
The apartment provided by Ms. D O'Connell was lovely! The location was perfect...right in the heart of the city. The courtyard was fairly quite and tucked away along the Long Walk. It was the perfect location since I planned my holiday around the Galway Arts Festival and meeting up with friends in the city centre. The apartment was super clean and had everything...a full kitchen which was stocked with food upon my arrival, fresh linens, laundry machine, microwave, kettle, dishes, Wi-Fi, secure entry into courtyard with code. I was in communication with Ms. D O'Connell during my stay and she was always available to answer my questions. Having lived in Galway for 4 years, I knew my way around but it was nice to know she was available for me during my stay. She changed out the linens half way throughout my stay and provided fresh towels. I could not have asked for a better host. I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone wanting to experience the charm of Galway. The location is also perfect for traveling around Connemara or out to the Burren...easy access in and out of the city for day trips. I loved my stay and will definitely considering staying again during my yearly trips back to Galway!
Ms. D was very communicative from the beginning and made us feel very welcome. She even offered to pick up groceries for us. Her apartment was just as described, and in a great location - a short walk to restaurants and the center of town.
We had a wonderful stay in this bright, neat and well-situated town house. What a lovely view to walk out on. Ms. D provided us with unexpected groceries for breakfast and was so helpful when we needed a sitter. She was extremely communicative and warm. Highly recommend!
It was very easy to communicate with Ms. D and she made us feel comfortable.
The apartment is excellent! Spacious, clean, equippated and in the best location of Galway city. I'd highly reccomend.
We loved the location of this apartment! It was very nice and also had all of the things we needed. Ms. D was very easy to reach and quick to respond with any questions we had. The keys and all info were available upon arrival which was very convenient. The only drawback is the size of this apartment. Would be great for 2 people (a couple) but not really a great size for 3. Even though there is a small roll away cot for a 3rd person, it just got to be a little bit tight in the apartment. Other than that, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this apartment!
Hi Sarah, I'm sorry that you didn't approve of the size of the apartment. The full sized single bed is provided for the convenience of guests who wish to have a third person staying in the one bed-roomed apartment. As I don't charge a per-person rate the extra bed is to help those who wish to keep their holiday costs down.
Ms. D's apartment was lovely, clean, well located and very comfortable, but what I was most impressed with was how helpful she was. From the moment I booked I felt comfortable and in good hands. Throughout our stay Ms. D continued to stay in touch, and was very helpful, giving us local tips, recommendations for places to eat & drink and answered any questions I had instantly.
This was my first AirBnB experience, and I honestly couldn't have asked for more.
Ms. D'S apartment was spectacular. We loved the beautiful scenic location along the Long Walk. The evenings that I was there were spent sitting by the water to unwind each night. The apartment was clean and inviting. Of all the places we stayed she had the best breakfast b selection of anyone. The host was really great with her suggestions of things to do during our stay. Check in was a breeze with her. The apartment location was terrific and within walking distance of city center yet was nice and quiet at night. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Galway.
About the Host, Ms. D
As my apartment is only one bedroomed, it will be rented out completely. It is a really lovely home! I take great pride in the comfort of my home, as its my first real base after many years of international work