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“Wonderful, Immaculate, and Friendly B&B While in Dublin”
Review of Ashling House

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Ashling House
Ranked #117 of 150 Dublin B&B and Inns
Brooklyn, New York
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“Wonderful, Immaculate, and Friendly B&B While in Dublin”
Reviewed 16 July 2010

The staff at Ashling were incredibly patient and kind and assisted us with every detail of what we needed during our stay in Dublin. As an LGBT group with a baby, we were worried about all the possible outcomes of a stay in a B&B. But we had nothing to worry about. The service was fantastic, they were so helpful, there was always some food and drink available which is VERY important to me and to many folks with blood sugar issues and babies! They totally went above and beyond the call of duty to be of assistance. And the place was so clean I almost couldn't believe it! Spotless. And everything smelled wonderful.
The only downsides:
The room I had was right off the street so it was quite noisy with all the traffic going by. But most of the rooms are not located as such.
The breakfast was just a choice of cold cereals, low-fat yogurt, scones, rolls, bread, cheese and sliced ham every day. No cooked meals. Although the scones and rolls were hot. And you could microwave your sandwich.
There was always water, coffee, tea, apple and orange juice available. Along with butter, jelly, sugar etc... and you can use the dining room whenever you want it... any time of day.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

It seemed the owners did not live here, we were met by a youngish lad (the son) who was friendly and helpful. An East European (my guess) girl was there in the morning to help with breakfast.
The room was clean but very basic & all white.
The breakfast was continental style - no cooked breakfast.
Easy bus ride into & out of Dublin.
If you are looking for a homely B&B then this is not the place for you.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

Ashling House is on the main road from Dublin Airport. It is extremely convenient as several buses run past the door to the city. The hotel is exceptionally clean. It is very good value. Our room was large with a bay-window and dining table. Residents can access the downstairs dining room for cups of tea or coffee at any time. Breakfast is basic continental. The host, Padraig, went out of his way to be kind and helpful, when I had to make arrangements for a bereavement back home.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 May 2010

Myself and my two sisters stayed in Ashling in advance of an early morning flight to Rome. We were departing at 5 a.m. and we still had a buffet breakfast facility available to us. Padraig and Bernadette greeted us on arrival with some lovely, warm tea and freshly made scones - a welcome arrival if we ever saw one!
I stayed in the honeymoon suite with a huge bed, beautiful en-suite and a plasma. Only for I was making a flight, I would have loved to extend my stay for a week and I certainly look forward to a stay in their sister premises of Azalea Lodge.
I would absolutely, highly recommend to contact Padraig and Bernadette if staying in Dublin and for people who are coming from or going to the airport or indeed want to be close to the city, you won't get better than this!
A big thumbs up from me and thank you so much Padraig and Bernadette for getting a great holiday off to a fantastic start!!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 21 September 2009

Walking distance to nice pubs, and restaurants.
Bus stop right outside the door. Bus to city centre every 5 minutes (takes about 10 minutes)
Bus to airport every 10 minutes (20 minute trip)
Very nice pub about 2 bus stops towards town, walking distance.

FRIENDLY STAFF!!! And very helpful

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Brighton
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Reviewed 18 July 2009

A friend and I spent a weekend in Dublin at Ashling House. It and its sister b&b Azalea Lodge were both recommended on Trip Advisor, I stayed for 5 days in Azalea and the weekend in Ashling. In Ashling we had a twin room on the ground floor which was far better than 90% of hotels I have stayed in. Spotless bathroom, really well equipped room with double doors onto the terrace, we felt like we had our own suite. Very good continental breakfasts with great bread selection. Ashling House is in a beautiful building, and the rooms are spotless - snowy white bedding and towels, efficient, friendly staff. The gardens are as well kept as the house, I would recommend either B&B to anyone staying in Dublin - near to both airport and City, easy transport connections, good value for money and well run B&Bs with welcoming, friendly owners.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2009

Ashling House is a nice place to stay in Dublin. The rooms are a bit small, including the bathroom, and but still clean and comfortable. At my arrival I was welcomed by the owner who was very helpful in explaining how to reach the city centre, which is actually very close and reachable by bus in about 20 minutes. It is also handy as it is on the way to the airport. Breakfast is very good, with delicious bread and a variety of other things.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ashling House

Property: Ashling House
Address: 168 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ashling House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ashling House was built in the 1930s, can boast a wonderful location in the leafy suburb of Drumcondra and yet within a short distance of the city centre and Croke Park. Dublin Airport is 6 miles away and journey time is ten minutes by car or twenty minutes by bus (bus fare is €2.40, taxi about €15). At Ashling House Bed and Breakfast you have full use of our Landscaped Private Garden to the rear of the house. ... more   less 
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