My husband and I stayed here three nights and the price was good. The beds were kind of hard, but okay. If you have a bad back this might not be the best hotel for you.The room had a decent bath tub which was nice. Large room, hot water kettle and tea/coffee provided, no fridge. This looks like it was once a really nice hotel back in the day--maybe the 1940's/1950's? But now it has gone to a budget hotel. There was a cigarette burn in the bedspread. It is what it is.
However, I'd stay here again in a heartbeat because of the location and the accommodating staff. It is located right around the corner from the Aran Islands ferry ticket office, and the shuttle bus to the ferry dock picks you up right outside the front door of the hotel. In addition, it is two blocks from the train station, three blocks from the Budget Rent A Car that we dropped our car off at, and in walking distance from the Latin Quarter and all the shopping, internet cafe, and restaurants.
We originally planned for two nights here, and then two nights in the Aran Islands, and then train back to Dublin. However, my husband got the stomach flu and was violently ill the night before we had to check out and all day the following day. The lady at the front desk booked us another night, suggested a type of medicine from the pharmacy, and let me use the front desk phone to call the B&B in the Aran Islands and let them know we wouldn't be able to make it that night. I was able to go to the Ferry office around the corner and they changed my ferry reservation to the next morning with no hassle or charge. My husband recovered by the following day and we went to the Aran Islands, with the ferry shuttle bus conveniently parked right outside the hotel. When we came back, we were dropped off in the same location and were able to walk three blocks to the train station. We had heavy packs so this couldn't have been more ideal.
We had the continental breakfast twice. It was okay, except they didn't have real butter, just this margarine spread stuff. It was the only place in Ireland that we ate at that didn't serve real butter. We had a great breakfast in Eyre square at a little coffee shop on the corner near the shopping street.
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