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Celtic Lodge Guesthouse
Ranked #88 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“great location”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Situated next to famous Celt pub with live music and le Bon Crubeen top restaurant, three minutes from O Connell St and good homely atmosphere so very happy to put up with its limitations on space for price. Free airport transfer.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

After massive amounts of research, this was the cheapest hotel in the area for our dates, and that was the sole reason we stayed there.

Pros:
1. 10 minute walk from Temple Bar area/Trinity College/etc
2. Clean room, comfortable bed
3. Clean bathroom

Cons:
1. Our Irish friends informed us that the 10 minute walk to Temple Bar is one through a "really bad area" of the city. Being from LA, we didn't realize, nor did we think it was too bad: a handful of drunks/homeless, a couple guys on drugs. Minimal harassment at night, morning was worse.
2. THEY TAKE YOUR ROOM KEY WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOTEL AND "HOLD IT FOR YOU". We would not stay again for this reason. If you a truly a hotel and not a hostel, you do NOT hold keys when people leave. We returned to our hotel after having dinner the first night , and told the kid at the front desk a random room number to test our theory that they wouldn't check ID. The front desk guy handed us the key to the room we asked for... the room that wasn't ours. No ID check, nothing. We stared at him and told him it wasn't our room, and the reason we asked was to make sure no one could come in off the street and steal stuff. He said "he remembered us from before so it was ok". No, it's not ok. Absolutely not.
3.. Inconvenient but ok: Nowhere near to park if you've got a car. The closest garage closes at midnight and opens at 7.
4. We were on the third floor, which was actually the fourth floor. Corridors were poorly marked, and it was a hike with our bags (no elevator). Our room was very hot in September, with no AC. If you leave the window open, there is a lot of street noise until midnight.

The key thing sealed the deal... I would not stay again or recommend to a friend, as the teens at the front desk have no idea what's going on and it's very unsafe.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

We spent three nights there..and there were things that we didn't like for the price we paid (100€/night):
the room was too small (double room in third floor, we don't know the others)
there wasn't shampoo/gel, and the soap we found for the hands smelt very bad, really.
the service was good, and the breakfast also, but not outstanding.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

This hotel is rated a 2 star which we don't ususally do but the closeness to the train station was the reason we tried it. It was very small and not much in amenities. No soap or shampoo, no hand towel or shower mat. But it was clean, the bed was better than a lot of 4 star beds we have been in. The shower was small but the water good.
The service however, was worthy of a five star hotel. They couldn't do enough for us.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

lets start with the paddy wag 1 hour late pick up and bad attitude driver... the staff in the celtic lodge nice people... room small comfy bed toilet didn't flush and shower was rubbish.. noisey room but we are noisey people haha.... got in one afternoon and our bedroom door was wide open and no one about we had clothes money watches etc in there so we phoned down stairs and she came up and said but nothing has been taken? a mean is that even the point... I said we payed a lot to stay here do no leave are door open... she said sorry?...great location great night life.... paddy wag again attitude problem... then Dublin airport fineshed our trip because we missed are flight hahaha Dublin=fun.....................................................................................................

Room Tip: no lift so if u have luggage go for 1st floor
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Very nice that they have airport shuttle (green Paddywagon bus - it does stop at other hostels too). The location is right by several places to eat and shop and the train station, and is only a few minutes' walk from O'Connell Street. We felt very safe there but it was a bit bright at night. We stayed in one of the double rooms & it was a bit small and basic but all we needed. Only complaint is that when we booked we paid for breakfast too, not realizing that breakfast was only open from 8-9:30. Since we had to leave at 7, they still charged us the full price for breakfast even though we only had a cup of cereal and toast, but I am glad they laid out the continental breakfast for us. The layout of the hotel is very interesting - a bit of a maze but well marked. Very unique.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Close to Connelly station & Luas stop. Free shuttle from airport was nice, but a glitch on the return to the airport resulted in a taxi being summoned (they did pick up the tab). Rooms are small but clean; if you're street side it's a bit noisy til around midnight. Staff was very friendly & helpful. About right for the price. Breakfast was good.

Room Tip: Higher rooms are smaller; street side is noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Celtic Lodge Guesthouse
Address: 81 - 82 Talbot Street | North City Centre, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > North City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #88 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Celtic Lodge Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Celtic Lodge Guesthouse - Restaurant & Bar is located in the heart of Dublin city, within an easy 5 minute walk from both Connolly Train Station and The Central Bus Station, and only 20 minutes from Dublin Airport. Dublin City itself is filled with culture and learning, with lots to do within easy walking distance. It is rich in historic sites, theaters, museums, music and comedy venues, restaurants, including our own Award Winning Restaurant Le Bon Crubeen, serving very reasonably priced French / Irish cuisine, which can be followed with a "Pint" in our Award Winning Traditional Irish pub The Celt Bar, which with its friendly atmosphere and nightly live Traditional Irish Music Sessions makes a "must" after a day out. City Centre - 5 mins walk from train and bus stations, 5 min tram ride to The 3Arena from the Bus Station - the most popular music venue in Ireland. Own Award winning traditional Irish Pub - The Celt Bar with free live Irish traditional music nightly. Own Award winning Restaurant - Le Bon Crubeen. 24 Hour Reception. ... more   less 
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