My friend and I stayed for one night only (thank goodness) at this B&B. Our purpose for staying in Dublin was to attend two dog shows at the nearby showgrounds at Clontarf. First impressions were not good - the yard was covered in weeds and looked like a rundown building site. The host was not exactly welcoming and full of irish charm. She wanted payment on arrival and then showed us the dining room, informing us that we had to help ourselves to breakfast!! If we had known this there is no way we would have booked this accommodation. Both of us have stayed in many B&B's all around Ireland and we have NEVER been treated like this. We have always had a cooked breakfast and offered a beverage and snack on arrival. Both of us had the impression that she couldn't be bothered to get out of bed in the morning (we wanted breakfast at 8.30 not 6 in the morning). The room was an ok size but the bathroom was tiny with only one teeny weeny bar of soap for two people. There was nowhere to hang wet towels except on one hook on the back of the bedroom door. The wardrobe had no door and the TV and kettle were perched on top of it - which I couldn't reach. Thinking that it was a bit of a health hazard to have the kettle up there, I looked for a plug behind the bedside cabinet only to find about half an inch of dust. Obviously a case of "out of sight, out of mind". It didn't get better. Next morning there was no orange juice left, one yoghurt in the fridge, white bread only and about 3 cereals. Because no staff were to be seen, we had to eat our breakfast amongst dirty tables where other guests had been. The dining room looked onto a tiny patio and a huge hedge and again the weeds on the patio were about 2 foot high. If you're looking for typical B & B accommodation in Ireland, don't bother going to this place. Never again - I'd rather sleep in the car and not have any breakfast!
- Also Known As:
- Airport Guest House B & B County Dublin/Cloghran