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Kilronan House
Ranked #42 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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“Disappointed.... find a better place”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Place has charm and character but rooms are not as advertised. Carpet belongs in an alley way. The wallpaper is peeling off the wall. The shower would not drain. Bathroom felt dirty an unkept. Stay somewhere else. Can hear street noise too

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kilronan_Manager, Manager at Kilronan House, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
Dear Richvb,

I would like to thank you for writing about your stay with us at Kilronan House.

I am truly sorry that your experience appears to have been less than you expected. We are currently undergoing a lengthy renovation process, and some of our rooms are yet to be brought up to the standard we want to provide to each and every guest we receive. Unfortunately, Adelaide Road can get very busy on a Friday afternoon and evening, and we can only apologise that this caused you discomfort. However, I am sure the noise did not carry on late into the night.

That the service and charm were of a high standard is wonderful to know, and I do hope this brought an element of enjoyment to your visit. You are welcome to contact me directly to discuss any other issues you may have, at: info@kilronanhouse.com

Thank you for writing and giving us such valuable feedback about your visit. We hope to be able to welcome you back on your next visit, and to provide you with an experience far more akin to that of the vast majority of our guests.

kind regards,

Seán Finnegan
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

First off the staff is among the greatest I have come across, and they know how to give the personal touch. When we arrived (early) our room wasn't ready but we were welcomed to have tea and some breakfast. Once the room was ready we were shown to the room and had help with our luggage. The building is about 200 years old and has been modernized. This is a quaint place to stay and is close to downtown without the downtown noise. This makes an excellent base to explore Dublin.
However this property might not be for everyone. If you need big rooms and bathrooms, and elevator, and a restaurant then you might be disappointed. If you want a break from the chains and enjoy a glass of Irish coffee in the evening and a good breakfast and the personal touch then this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kilronan_Manager, Manager at Kilronan House, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
Dear Danderism

I would like to sincerely thank you for writing about your wonderful experience with us here at Kilronan House.

Our staff will always go the extra mile to ensure your visit is nothing short of spectacular! I am delighted to read that this was appreciated, and that it made your visit that much more enjoyable.

Our proximity to Dublin city centre is indeed another excellent feature, but we remain very quiet at night, considering how close we actually are to the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

The building is old and in it's original state, and as such, we retain all the qualities of that period. unfortunately, this does mean the rooms are not the largest in Dublin, nor do we have an elevator. However, as you said, the charm and character, combined with our excellent breakfast and wonderfully attentive staff, provide an excellent base from which to explore our wonderful city.

Thank you once again for taking the time to write about your wonderful time with us, and we hope to welcome you back to Dublin for another visit very soon indeed!

Kindest regards,

Seán Finnegan
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Skerries, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed at Kilronan House over the weekend as we were attending a function in Dublin City Centre. It is easy to find, the staff are very friendly and the room was clean.

We were put into the B&B annex instead of the main building which was fine if a little disjointed. The look of the building is a little dated and the decor would not be to my taste but for the price we paid I was quite happy with the service we received.

The staff were very friendly and courteous which always makes a big difference, the breakfast was very good, clean and with good choice. We would definitely stay there again.

The only real low point for me was being woken at 07.20am on a Sunday morning by a City Bin Company bin truck clattering bins all over the place. This is obviously not within the control of Kilronan House but it did annoy me that this goes on.

Perhaps the owners might contact this company and ask why they are collecting bins at that time on a Sunday morning? That should not be happening.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kilronan_Manager, Manager at Kilronan House, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
Dear Grant G,

Thank you very much for taking the time right about your fantastic experience with us at Kilronan House.

I am very happy to hear that the service, price and value were all to your liking. We do try to keep the decor as true to the period of the building as possible, and we are constantly adding and/or removing features in a continuous attempt to find the perfect mix.

I would like to apologise that City Bin Co. were recovering bins so early on a Sunday morning. Unfortunately, as it is a private company and not the City Counsel, we are powerless in this regard. I do hope it did not spoil your experience, and we hope to welcome you back very soon.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to your next visit!

Kind regards,

Seán Finnegan
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

A friend and I just stayed at Kilronan House over the St. Patrick's Day weekend, and it was a great experience. The staff went above and beyond, and were helpful with everything from directions to recommendations. The location was perfect as it was walking distance to all major attractions, but just far enough away from the heavily traversed main streets to remain quiet at night. I can't wait to go back to Dublin, and will recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.

  • Stayed March 2014
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1 Thank Travelgeekchic
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Kilronan_Manager, Manager at Kilronan House, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
Dear Travelgeekchic,

I would like to thank you for writing about your wonderful experience with us at Kilronan House.

It is always great to know that our staff, service, quality and location combine to make the experience of our guest so utterly memorable and enjoyable. It is what we strive for every day.

Thank you once again for your amazing review, and we look forward to welcoming your back on your next visit to Dublin!

Kind regards,

Seán Finnegan
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Wexford, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

I had an excellent stay at Kilronan House. The accommodation, facilities and food were of a high standard and made for a very comfortable stay. The hosts were very accommodating and went out of their way to provide an excellent service. Add to this the great location close to all of Dublin City Centre's amenities and attractions, along with the free parking service, Kilronan House is great value for money and ticks all of the boxes for a short stay in Dublin Centre.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Janine O
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Kilronan_Manager, Manager at Kilronan House, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Dear Janine O,

Thank you very much for your kind words, and for taking the time to write about your marvellous time with us at Kilronan House.

I am delighted to know that our location, staff and food all combined to make your stay such a comfortable and memorable one. We always go out of our way to ensure that every guest has a fantastic experience, and nothing less. That this was the case for you is wonderful to know, and we thank you for giving us such wonderful feedback.

Thank you for recommending us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Dublin very soon indeed!

Kind regards,

Seán Finnegan
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Pinerolo
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

The whole staff was extremely kind, always ready to prepare some tea or coffee for you, answer any question, helpful... They really made us feel at home, with little but important attentions. They pay a lot of attention to details. The area is very quiet (no noise at all! great!), but 5 minutes walking from many bars, pubs and restaurants (and St. Stephen's Green). The guesthouse is charming and quiet. The only thing, if you book an economy room, you will have private shower and washbasin, but not private w.c., but the price was really competitive. And breakfast was fantastic.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Frapine
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Kilronan_Manager, Manager at Kilronan House, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Dear Frapine,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review about your experience with us here at Kilronan House!

Our staff are always ready to help you in any way possible, and it is truly wonderful to know that this is appreciated and made your stay with us so pleasant and memorable. We have always made our friendliness and helpfulness a top priority, and will never offer less than our absolute best.

Thank you once again for your wonderful feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future!

Kind regards,

Seán Finnegan
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Kilronan house is located very close to the city centre and bars and restaurants, making it an ideal place to stay. The price was very reasonable for a midweek stay. The room was spacious and had a shower and sink in the room which was handy. The room was a little shabby round the edges- could do with a dust and lick of paint, but we had a very comfortable stay. The breakfast is excellent; you can choose which two dishes you would like and it was of a very high quality. The concierge was very attentive and friendly and made us additional cups of tea to enjoy in the lounge, after we had checked out, which was very accommodating.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank ellebtn
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Kilronan_Manager, Manager at Kilronan House, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Dear ellebtn,

Thank you very much for your review and for taking the time to give us such wonderful feedback about your stay.

I am very glad to know that you enjoyed your visit and that we made you feel welcome and at home. We always do our best to make each and every guest feel special, and to provide a top quality service at a reasonable price.

Thank you once again for your wonderful review, and we look forward to welcoming you bock to Dublin very soon.

Kind regards,

Seán Finnegan
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Property: Kilronan House
Address: Kilronan House 70 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#47 Family Hotel in Dublin
#49 Business Hotel in Dublin
#55 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Kilronan House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kilronan House Bed and Breakfast is in the beautiful quite Georgian quarter of Dublin city centre just one minute from St. Stephens Green and downtown Grafton Street area. Built in 1834, the guesthouse is comfortable period house that still features its original cornicing, Waterford Crystal chandeliers and ceiling roses. The staff at Kilronan House pride themselves in spoiling their guests with true Irish hospitality and excellent customer service. The National Concert Hall and Dublin's main cultural and historic sights including Trinity College, The National Museum and National Gallery are within a short walk. ... more   less 
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