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The Charles Stewart Dublin
Ranked #54 of 161 Dublin B&B and Inns
Belfast, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“disapointinting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

well staff did not look happy¬ breakfast was average and cold!! not much service. will give it a miss next time in dublin. but is is very central staff could not recommend a gd restaurant. poor knowledge of dublin

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Just got back after 5 days in Dublin staying at the CSGH along Parmell Street, a stone's throw walk from downtown O'Connell Street and the Spire of Dublin. It is a walking distance to the Temple Bar, Ha'Penny Bridge, Trinity College, Dublin Castle and few distance to St. Stephen's Green. The B&B looked a little rundown exterior/interior wise but it has good points in it too. The staff were friendly, accommodating and would help with queries/directions. My husband and i were given the top most room - it was fine but there are no lifts which would be difficult for older guests. The room itself is cosy and comfy with coffee/tea making facility, always a bonus. Our bathroom however takes time to drain after getting a shower. Our room has been looked after well, towels changed daily. Have observed there are no door signs - have had knocks on the door twice from housekeeping to clean up while we were still in. Not that we didn't want our room tidied up/cleaned it would have been better just to hang a 'do not disturb' sign (as also we have overslept).
Another great thing is the guesthouse's breakfast - big portions of cooked Irish breakfast as you order. The lady serving us is a genius given that we order our eggs differently everyday. Aside from cooked food, there is a good variety of cereals, bread/toast, fresh fruit and yogurt, orange juice. All in all for us, it was a good value for money stay since we are always out during the day/evening and only get to spend the night there to sleep. CSGH is a convenient B&B with bus stops just right outside and plenty of shops nearby.

Room Tip: There is no lift/elevator - quite a trek to 4th-5th floors. Noise levels average due to thin walls...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank tats1029
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Millicent, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We stayed in this guesthouse for more than a week and loved it. We are elderly and when we arrived the receptionist carried our heavy luggage up the stairs for us. The staff were very helpful and friendly, especially the staff serving the breakfasts... they run their legs off. The breakfast can be a bit crowded at certain hours if there is a tour bus staying there. We had a lovely room on the 1st floor in the new part. It was very quiet. The location of the guesthouse is the best.

Room Tip: we had a room on the 1st floor in the newly renovated section
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louise R
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Galway, Ireland
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43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Charles Stewart Guesthouse is in a great location just a few mins walk from O'Connell Street so really convenient for shopping and sightseeing. Great public transport made it so easy to visit Botanic Gardens,Glasnevin Cemetery etc. The building is a bit dated but the dedicated staff and all round good service makes up for that. Our room was much bigger than you would find in a modern hotel and although the bathroom was small it was adequate. The room was very clean, the bed comfortable and had plenty tea & coffee.We asked for a quiet room and that,s exactly what we got. The breakfast was excellent - lots of choice and well presented.No lift but that was not a problem for us.Highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AnnGalway_Ireland
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Marietta, Georgia
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82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

The Charles Stewart Guest house is about a 10 minute walk from the Dublin City Center. It is near a lot of attractions and is easy to get to. The rooms are very clean and the service was excellent. The morning breakfast was a little crowded but the food was good.

Room Tip: You probably would like a room on the upper floors. The first floor ones open up to a court that ge...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thelonepiper
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Pros: The staff were friendly and helpful and the lady at the desk even lent us her personal cell phone to make a local call; the breakfast was fine and included fresh cut up fruit which is a big plus for me; the location is great as we could walk everywhere we wanted to go; Dublin is expensive and this place we found more affordable than many we looked into.

Cons: Our rooms were on the 4th floor which was many flights of stairs to carry the luggage and no elevator, the last flight was narrow and twisting like going into an attic; our room was insanely hot - we were promised a fan but it never arrived; the furniture in our room was student-dorm type worn furniture, the curtain in the window was ragged and the light over the sink didn't work; the hotel is pretty run down with peeling paint in the public areas, there was a huge spider web right over our heads at the top of the landing on the fourth floor. We didn't sleep well from being so hot and the noise from the street, and the fact there was no sheet on the bed only a big duvet. We travelled with family members whose room also had a torn curtain, was hot etc. I would not stay here again, this was the most disappointing hotel of our 2 week vacation. If they spruced it up though it could be quite fine. And why not provide guests with fans in the warm months?

Room Tip: If you need a hairdryer you have to ask for one at the front desk in advance. Ask not to be on the...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JonesO10
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Booked the Charles Stewart Guest House a year before we arrived in Dublin based on the price and the pictures on the website. It is much more run down than the glossy photos show. But the biggest disappointment was that knowing there was no elevator and being a couple in our 60's we had booked a room on the 2nd floor and emailed the guesthouse twice to confirm this. When we arrived we were told that our room had been given to someone else and instead we were given a shoebox with cracks in the walls on the 4th floor.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank GypsyOz
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Property: The Charles Stewart Dublin
Address: 5/6 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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Ranked #54 of 161 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Charles Stewart Dublin 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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