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“Very happy with choice”
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Pembroke Townhouse
Ranked #80 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Devon
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12 reviews
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“Very happy with choice”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Chose this hotel as looked comfortable, easily accessible by Airbus, and near Dublin Showground. Very happy with choice, bus stops a few hundred yards away, RDS ground only a bit further and a level walk. Breakfast an absolute highlight with everything made on site and pleasant staff. Room a bit smaller than expected, but comfortable, clean and a decent sized bathroom. Pantry set up an excellent idea and they were happy to store luggage. My only problem was that when booking I had omitted to state twin rather than double room, so on arriving in the evening found a double bed made up. They didn't split the bed, but did provide separate duvets which was fine. However, bed stayed this way for the next night as well. Steep steps up to front door could be a problem for some, and no obvious alternative signed.

Overall, very happy for a two night visit, lovely neighborhood, and restaurants nearby. Specially recommend the pizza place!

Room Tip: I asked for a quite room and ended up on the ground floor at the back of the building by the car par...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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FionaTeehan, Manager at Pembroke Townhouse, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Hi NorthDevonTraveller,
Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
And we love Millers pizza place too!!!
I hope we get to meet you again.
Best regards,
Fiona
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We stayed for a weekend and were delighted by so many things, the service is excellent, the room altho not huge contained a wonderfully comfy huge bed and a great little staircase up to a balcony with a sofa and stereo, The ceilings are so high (15 feet?). The breakfast selection ranged from organic yogurt and apricots steeped in vanilla, mini homemade scones (recipes available) to the full cooked, cooked and served to perfection, oh yeah, and homemade breads and cakes! In the drawing room is a wonderful pantry with tea and coffee and homemade cookies which you can either help yourself to or phone down and they'll bring it to your room, free of charge. I could ramble on for days about how lovely it all was. We will be going back and we never visit anywhere twice!!! We are always on the look our for somewhere better but now we've found it.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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FionaTeehan, Manager at Pembroke Townhouse, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Jo C,
Thank you for your review...we are blushing!
....and we are a bit proud of our breakfast so thank you (-:
I hope we get to see you that second time!
Best regards,
Fiona and all the team
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Clean comfortable hotel, room relaxing, breakfast very good. A walk to the main centre. If you do not like walking too much and are on a budget a few trains away you are in the city centre. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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FionaTeehan, Manager at Pembroke Townhouse, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Dear Maria A,
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.
Thank you for writing and I hope we get to meet you again.
Best regards,
Fiona
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

We enjoyed our stay here and thought the location absolutely perfect, because we quite like a longish walk into town - a nice stroll through Merrion Green has its upsides! The room was small but sufficient and very clean , the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was more than fine. Overall we were pleased with the choice.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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FionaTeehan, Manager at Pembroke Townhouse, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Dear Annette T,
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay.
Thank you for writing and I hope we get to meet you again.
Best regards,
Fiona and all the crew
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Chicagoland, IL
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

We were set up with the Pembroke Townhouse by our travel agent and found it to be an overall good place to stay. A little bit off the beaten path, it is a fair walk from the nearest bus stop (which we took from the airport). Not a huge deal, unless you're hauling a ton of luggage. Location-wise, it's also a fair hike to city center, but the advantage is that you're a little bit off the beaten path.

Comfortable rooms, good breakfast, and a helpful staff.

While appearances would lead you to believe it's a home-like townhouse or B&B, it operates more as a hotel and your experience will leave you feeling that way.

Room Tip: Note: You leave your key at the front desk when you leave for the day, which is nice since it's...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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FionaTeehan, Manager at Pembroke Townhouse, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Dear Kevin W,
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and mostly taht you found the staff helpful.
Thank you for writing and I hope we get to meet you again.
Best regards,
Fiona and all the team
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Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2012

We arrived at Pembroke Townhouse at 5:30 am, after an overnight flight, hoping that they would store our luggage while we found some way to pass the time until check-in. What a wonderful surprise - the clerk at the desk immediately showed us to a room that we could use until ours was ready. The room was right behind the desk, and proved to be quite noisy, so they probably try to avoid renting it, but it was a life-saver to us. We immediately went to sleep and rested for a couple of hours until the breakfast crowd awakened us on their way into the dining room. At the time of check-out there was a charge on our bill for use of the room, but when we said that no such charge had been mentioned to us, it was immediately removed. That first few hours was the five-star portion of our stay. We had a room on the fourth floor rear for the three nights we stayed at Pembroke Townhouse. It was quiet and the lack of air-conditioning wasn't an issue, as it was quite cool for the whole time we were in Dublin. The bed was comfortable, although I thought it odd that there was no top sheet - only a comforter. The room was tiny - there wasn't even room to open both our suitcases at once. There was a tiny table and two straight backed chairs, really no place to sit except on the bed, and everything looked kind of worn. The bathroom had plenty of counter space and a good shower, but no fan. The toilet sometimes took up to 10 flushes to empty, and at other times worked just fine. The staff was cordial, but not particularly warm or ready to engage in conversation. The location of the hotel would probably not be good for anyone who can't do a great deal of walking. It is about a third of a mile to the nearest restaurant, and well over a mile to the major shopping and entertainment area, as well at the Hop-on Hop-off bus. All in all, I would probably look for another hotel if I were to return to Dublin.

Room Tip: Do not stay on the lobby floor - there is no escape from the noise of people coming and going. Four...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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FionaTeehan, Manager at Pembroke Townhouse, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Dear Lindapeg,
Thank you for writing a review.
We are glad you had some nice experiences but sad to hear that not all were to your liking.
Our beds are scandinavian in style, but we are happy to provied any extra sheets, blankets, etc for anyone who has different preferences.
Being an older property, our rooms vary in size, I am sorry if you stayed in a smaller one..if you change your mind and like to come and stay again, please do not hesitate to drop me a line and I will arrange a room to your preference.
I hope we get the opportunity to welcome you on another occasion.
Our best regards,
Fiona and all the team
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Leeds
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Clean, with good breakfast.

Room very basic for the price and a fair walk from the centre of Dublin. Our room was next to the back door so there was noise from passing guests a lot of the time. Poor sound-proofing means that the extractor fans in every nearby bathroom are loudly audible. Not a great night's sleep as a result.

Room Tip: Avoid the room(s) close to the rear entrance. Consider ear-plugs.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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FionaTeehan, Manager at Pembroke Townhouse, responded to this review, 10 August 2013
Dear SnuffyArroder,
We are glad you enjoyed your stay, but sad to hear that some noise affected your rest. We have some ear plugs now available for anyone that may be noise conscious (-:
I hope we get to welcome you back again some day.
My best regards,
Fiona
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Property: Pembroke Townhouse
Address: 90 Pembroke Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#57 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Pembroke Townhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Pembroke Townhouse! ...homelier than most hotels in Dublin! Situated in the heart of Georgian Dublin in Ballsbridge and just a 10/15 minute stroll from Grafton Street and St. Stephens Green. Pembroke Townhouse is a 4 star guesthouse with 48 bedrooms equipped with the modern conveniences of a hotel.... Pembroke Townhouse has the personal touch of a guesthouse....Make yourself at home and raid the larder in the middle of the night for home baked cookies or browse the restaurant reviews in the comfortable drawing room over a glass of wine or a coffee. Breakfast gets many compliments! As we are passionate about our food!!... from the Full Irish Breakfast which is freshly cooked to order or treat yourself to the continental buffet which includes Pembroke's home home baking. Secure Parking is complimentary to residents (subject to availability) and free wi-fi is available throughout. Pembroke Townhouse is included within the list of hotels of the Bridgestone "100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland Guides; Fodors Guides "Best"; Michelin Guide; Georgina Campbells' Guide.... "Our aim is to provide you with the highest standard of accommodation and hospitality." ... more   less 
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