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River House Hotel
Ranked #143 of 152 Hotels in Dublin
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We stayed here for a weekend in Dublin .. To say it was disgusting is an understatement. We were staying in an "apartment" as there were 5 of us. There was no kettle which is the least id expect in an apartment . One of the rooms had a bed in it and nothing else nowhere to hang clothes absolutely no facilities. Beds were old and stained bathrooms were disgusting . One of the rooms was locked when we arrived and couldn,t be opened by us or staff. It took 4 hours for them to get a locksmith to open room which delayed us unnecessarily. For this inconvenience we were refunded €40 to the card on which we booked. They offered us breakfast in adjoining bar one of our party went for it on first morning told us not to bother it also was disgusting. We paid good money to stay here but i definitely wouldnt recommend it. I am from Dublin and would be ashamed to think that people come here on holidays and would think this was the standard we accept as the norm

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

I have mixed emotions about writing this review. The people at this hotel were so friendly and helpful, but i would not recommend staying here if you want to sleep while you are in Dublin. The hotel is right in the middle of the Temple Bar area, which I thought would be a great location, but it's actually only great if you want to party all night every night. The room was your typical tiny european hotel room, bit of a hard mattress, but nice size bathroom. The breakfast however was awesome, traditional Irish breakfast of fried egg, bacon, beans and tomato. You can tell they are used to dealing with the hangovers. Great people, but I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

I will begin with the cold, hard fact that our double room cost us only 64 Euro despite it being high tourist season (end of May) and situated smack in the middle of Temple Bar. This feat allows Riverhouse Hotel to score higher than it would have otherwise given its...uh...dated feel. There's not a lot to like, but some of the hotel's attributes are just enough to get me to consider recommending it. The staff, from the front desk to the cleaning crew, is extremely nice and easy going. The hotel has a small lobby with a left luggage room and has its own breakfast area and residence bar. What's not so great is that the rooms (and most of the facility) really look like they've seen some hard use. The decor is authentic 1985 in most areas of the hotel (and it shows!). Our room had two twin beds which were comfortable enough for one night, but they were showing obvious signs of age as did the rest of the furnishings and the bathroom. But, at the end of it all, where else in Dublin could one find a hotel (not a hostel!) in such a perfect location at such a cheap price? If ever 'location, location, location' could apply as an advantage, Riverhouse Hotel definitely has the advantage. Other reviewers have commented that the hotel is noisy. However our room, on the top floor, faced a small courtyard shared by neighboring buildings and was completely quiet. Riverhouse Hotel is definitely not a place for a romantic getaway or someplace I'd suggest for a family vacation, but for the casual traveler looking for an alternative to a hostel, this might fit the bill.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that doesn't face Eustace street!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

I would totally go back. It was so bad it was kinda fun.

It was super noisy. To the point where sleep is impossible.

The beds were so uncomfortable. Kind of like sleeping on bed springs with a thin blanket for cushion.

The lift was broken, so hauling our bags up the stairs was lame.

I've heard of people's plumbing not working in the bathrooms. Ours worked fine, however, the condition of the bathroom, I would be surprised if peoples didn't work.

I didn't have a problem with the cleanliness. It was adequate. I doubt it would win any cleanliness awards. Beyond it smelling a bit odd, nothing was "dirty".

The staff and the location were awesome. One of the guys behind the counter is an amateur landscape photographer that can provide amazing entertainment with his awesomely flamboyant accent. Just ask to see some photos of his.

Room Tip: Bring ear plugs.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

The smallest room ever seen
The most noisy place ever
The smallest tv ever
No internet even at the reception
Cigarette smell in the corridor and in the room!
Corridor is shared with bar toilets and bar kitchen
I arriver at 8pm, stay 5 minutes in the room, and then pack my luggages back and go! Didn't stay even more than 10 minutes (but of course needed to pay my first night ...)

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank Antoine D
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights April 2013. great place if you're on a budget and plan on clubbing. Would not recommend if you want to get a good sleep. We were in a front room, which was VERY loud.
It had a few things that needed attention, r.e maintenance that would not be difficult to fix, this was disappointing as it just felt as if the owners didn't care. Overall it was clean and acceptable for the low price. If you want luxury, look elsewhere.
The location is excellent, however.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Booked into this place had to be worst then a nightmare,most dirtiest disgusting rudest staffed place i have ever been...Pictures are lies mold and dirt of the rooms slept in my full set of clothes.Got rudely awaken at 7am constant banging on the door and when notified the staff the next morning as slept in the depart times the staff x3 stood there telling me it was my fault and sneering you only pay for what you get and this is certainly the lowest of the low

ITS A HEALTH HAZARD....Would rather dip my hands in acid then EVER STAY HERE.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else....Keep Away
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank IrishPrincessB
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Additional Information about River House Hotel

Address: 23 - 24 Eustace Street | Temple Bar Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #143 of 152 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range: £57 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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