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Dergvale Hotel
Ranked #75 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

I found this hotel online and it looked good so I booked it. It was worth the rate, which was low. It was very clean and had an ensuite. The hotel is quite old so the room was small, a bit noisy. The breakfast was very good. The staff were all friendly and helpful with directions, information, etc. It is about a 10-15 minute walk to downtown Dublin.

Room Tip: Nice affordable place away from the hustle & bustle of downtown.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

We had room #3 on the first floor. It was a reasonable size and spotlessly clean (though why are hotels so reluctant to put up coat hooks?) The bed was comfortable, though a normal double takes some adaptation when you're used to a king-size.. I just have to say that the shower was probably the best I've ever encountered in a hotel!! - A wonderful tonic after a long day's footsore sightseeing.
Breakfast was fine, though as a veggie I would have liked something more than just eggs in various forms. A bit of tomato or a baked bean or two would have been welcome. Service was taciturn, but not unfriendly.
The location is good: 5 minutes walk to O'Connell St and not much more to Connolly Station, from where you can get a train to pretty much anywhere, including the lovely coastal DART routes, and Croke Park. We also walked to the Abbey Theatre and Temple Bar easily.
Yes, the building is old. It has that in common with the most beautiful buildings in Dublin! (Certainly avoid this place if you prefer a concrete box.) And the Aladdin's Cave of a bar in the basement, from which the owners will happily fetch you a nightcap, is a real bonus.
In general, staff were pleasant and helpful, if not specially chatty.
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Although we only heard occasional sounds from other rooms (seismic snoring on Night 1..!) ours was undeniably noisy at night from the street outside. The first night we tried leaving the window open, because the bathroom radiator was impossible to turn off. Big error. After that, we kept it shut, took a cover off the bed, and also bought some earplugs.
We were there for five nights. It would have been nice if our sheets could have been changed during that period. I do understand the need for economy (business and eco-friendly..) and wouldn't expect them changed every day, but by the last night they were feeling rather over-familiar..
I would guess it makes a big difference which room(s) you have here.. On the whole, though, we would go back. Armed with earplugs and a determination to be assertive about the sheets..

Room Tip: Since it's an old building with thin walls, I would guess the corner rooms with only one neighbo...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

We were in Dublin at the time of the American grid iron match which made it hard to find accomodation. This Hotel is very well situated. The rooms are very small and certainly not fancy but were comfortable enough. Breakfast was good and there is a nice lounge at the back of the hotel. Owners were very hospitable. I could not have stayed here for any length of time but was OK for 2 nights.
Very noisy at night but I think that was only because of the sporting events on at the time

Room Tip: If you don't like stairs you better request a lower floor as our room was up 2 flights of stairs...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

The family who runs this hotel is descended from one of its original owners 100 years ago. They easily carry on their wonderful tradition of exquisite hospitality. They've kept it bright and comfortable while adding modern touches. Tea in the lobby and tea in bed. We had one room en suite and one with spotless and inviting entire bathrooms with deep tubs down the hall. One of my daughters wanted to bring her whole room home with her. There are a lot of stairs, but all our luggage just appeared in our room. They gave us great dinner recommendations, arranged taxis, and we'd go back in a heartbeat. When in Dublin, how lovely to feel we were in Dublin and not anywhere else in the world. Thank you to Olga and everyone.

Room Tip: We loved the views from both front and back.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. It was clean (with the exception of the mildew on the bathroom mat and the toilet that leaked water on the floor). The beds were comfortable, and the room was a fine temperature. The two twin beds were end-to-end in the narrow room (which is fine), and the bedspreads were pink polyester from the 80s. The pictures were screwed to the walls, I guess in case of theft? There were no towel hooks, and the sink gurgled (kind of amusing, in the end) whenever it was run for more than a minute. The towels were clean and fine, with the exception of one with a hole in it. Shared bathroom meant hiking down two narrow flights of stairs. The water pressure was a little less than that of a watering can, and it could be coaxed to warm up past tepid if run for 10 minutes first. Even though the hotel was full due to an event in town, there should have been water/pressure at 1 a.m. Breakfast was bland eggs and ham and bacon and cold store bought bread toast. As a non-meat eater, I asked for tomato and cheese and was given it - cheese food slices. The porridge was good and hot. Contrary to expectations of warm Irish hospitality, we did not find it more than neutral, with the exception of a man who was there one night and one woman on our last night. I might call it standoffish. The area of town is okay, but one cabbie recommended highly that we not walk in most of the streets at night.
There is no elevator, and there were ladders resting in the halls on most days for some reason. This is a bargain B&B where one might stay to save money (79E/night) and not to spend any time. With a small bit of effort, they could have been pleasant and welcoming and could easily do some tidying and upgrades without a great deal of expense. Sadly, paint is slapped on and a minimum of effort seems to be expended. Still, beds were comfortable, and rooms were sufficiently warm.

Room Tip: Even on a budget, opt for an en-suite bathroom.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We stayed here as we were attending a concert in the Pheonix park, and we didn't intend on spending much time in a hotel. This is a great place for just basing yourself from. Now the rooms are small, badly decorated, and the walls are paper thin. The breakfast was lovely though, and it served our purpose well. Great location, just off Parnell Square, and handy for the airport if needs be. Perfect for a place to store your stuff and grab a bit of shut eye while exploring the city, but don't be expecting anything fancy!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

Very pleasant stay, very polite and helpful staff. Location was convenient to the centre of town within walking distance, weather permitting.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: 4 Gardiner Place, Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £54 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dergvale Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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