First the positives:
Amazing million-dollar views of Galway Bay- 180 degree views, jaw-dropping- makes everything worth it. Even has patio.
Spacious, beautiful place- pictures are accurate.
Great location 5mins from Quay St and on Galway Bay. Around the corner from Long Walk and Salt Hill
Check-in is at casino about 6mins walking away. If you have luggage, we had 1 rolling bag and we were walking from the bus station, I would advise that some members of your party might wait at Jury's Inn with your bags while you get the key and return. Otherwise, you would all walk there through some cobblestones and then backtrack.
You have to leave a deposit of roughly 250euros - I'm hoping to get it back on my cc as I left the place in excellent condition.
This is not specific to this apartment but I believe it is general to all apartments in Ireland - you need to turn on hot water heater when you arrive or you won't have hot water for first few hours.
Overall memorable stay because of the views, condition, and location of apartment and I would rent it again.