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The Glen Guesthouse
Ranked #115 of 161 Dublin B&B and Inns
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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“the glen guest house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

this is a place we wud stay in again and again we loved it staff wer very friendly polite and helpfull i suffer from bad lungs also bad arthuritus wen i asked for room nr ground they wer very helpfull and we got a lovely room just righte for my illness culdnt ask for better one of the nights we were there id had a bad time with my arthuritus plus my breathing wasnt so good the one who was on reception that night was helpfull i asked if i cud have sum extra milk n sugar as was haveing bad night n he didnt hesitate to help n that was all hours of the morning we have stopped in differant bnbs on gardiner st wich were nt to good apart frm one other but this one the glen guest houes is a defanet bnb we wud stay in again

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank valerie h
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Manager-MT21, Public Relations Manager at The Glen Guesthouse, responded to this review, 20 September 2013
Hi Valerie H

Thank you for taking the time to offer a review of The Glen Guesthouse Dublin City Centre, it is humbling to be presented with such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. Our staff do the very best they can to make the guest welcome and their stay enjoyable, and we thank you for recognising this aspect of our business.

Our location means that we are central, we are 5 minutes from O’Connell Street and 10 Minutes from Temple Bar, yet our room prices are at least 25% less than similar rooms offered in those locations. We offer a Full Irish Breakfast when you BOOK DIRECT on Our website, and we have discount vouchers for most major attractions at reception.

At the Glen Guesthouse we do our very best to offer good value budget accommodation to all our guests, we hope that you will stay with us again and until then we wish you safe travelling.
Please like us on Facebook where we have great FREE Draws and Special Offers.

Regards, The Management and Staff, The Glen Guesthouse, Dublin City Centre
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bologna, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Apparently Booking customers are all assigned to rooms belonging to a building on the rear of the main entrance which is reachable through a dark and bad-smelling corridor. Overall quality is very very poor with respect to the cost of the service. Curtains were broken as well as the window making impossible fresh air to get in. At that price it is possible to get a more comfortable and cleaner accommodation. Internet is not available into the rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zepmck
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Manager-MT21, Public Relations Manager at The Glen Guesthouse, responded to this review, 7 September 2013
Hi Zep

Thank you for taking the time to offer an opinion of The Glen Guesthouse, we are disappointed that your experience of The Glen Guesthouse did not meet with your expectations. We do hope that you will give us another opportunity to meet your accommodation needs, as we have a rolling refurbishment programme in place right now and hopefully by the time of your next visit you will find our accommodation to your satisfaction.

Please LIKE us on Facebook to stay up to date with Special Offers and FREE Draws.

Always BOOK DIRECT on Our website to enjoy the best value for your stay in Dublin.

Kindest Regards, The Management and Staff, The Glen Guesthouse, Dublin City Centre.
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Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We loved this hotel, it is centrally located within walking distance of Temple Bar, Trinity College, restaurants, museums, shops etc. Right across the road from the Glen Guesthouse hotel is bus stop for the airport bus, which is very convenient if you have a lot of luggage. The hotel was very clean, staff friendly, the Irish breakfast was large and very filling AND included in the price. Given the location of the hotel, the price is reasonable. Will definitely stay there again on my next visit to Ireland.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ellie P
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Manager-MT21, Public Relations Manager at The Glen Guesthouse, responded to this review, 31 August 2013
Hi Ellie P

Thank you for your kind review of The Glen Guesthouse, we loved having you stay with us and we look forward to your next stay. Please LIKE us on Facebook to stay up to date with special offers and free draws and always BOOK DIRECT on our website for your stay in Dublin.

Regards
Management and Staff, Glen Guesthouse, Dublin City Centre
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

I think we were lucky to make a booking in Dublin beforehand. This hotel was full on monday evening and I think the others were too. The lady in reception was very helpful, after seeing all our luggage she arranged a new room for us, in lower level. The room was very spacious and everything worked well, including wifi.

The parking house is about 300 meters from the hotel, but during night time you can park free in front of the hotel, until 7 am.

Good value for money.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank golfaten
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Ra'anana
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

The Glen Guesthouse had very nice, clean, comfortable rooms and is centrally located. We were very pleased with the rooms and the cleanliness. The price is definitely reasonable especially since it also includes the standard Irish breakfast, which is very filling.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ALKALC
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Anaheim, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

I stayed at this location twice recently on a business trip. The location is about the only positive thing about this hotel. The Airlink bus stop from Dublin airport stops in front of the hotel, and it is within walking distance from popular spots such as Temple Bar, O'Connell Street, Trinity College, St. Patrick Cathedral, and the National Gallery. The hotel itself is very old and run down, the rooms I stayed in had very dirty carpet, poorly patched dents and holes in the wall, shower faucet leaking and wrapped in a cloth etc. Although the rooms were quite large and bathrooms were generally clean, but the overall shape of the hotel is pretty bad. However, the breakfast is decent with toast, egg, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee. Overall I would not recommend this hotel unless location and convenience is your only concern.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Don H
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Grand Cayman
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Pros:
1. The Airlink bus stop is pretty much right outside the door - very handy!
2. Fairly inexpensive.
3. Irish breakfast in the morning wasn't spectacular but was okay. There was also a choice of 4 cereals as an alternative. No fruit though, which was a pity.
4. Bathroom was clean and the shower was good with excellent water pressure.
5. Beds were comfortable with clean sheets and blankets.
6. Room at the rear of the guesthouse was quiet at night.
7. Staff were all polite.
8. Tea and coffee in the room was a nice touch, which my mum especially appreciated!
9. Excellent location - we walked everywhere for the whole stay.

Cons:
1. Room was mostly clean, however the carpet needed vaccuuming and the whole place could have done with a little more attention.
2. The room had a moth problem - I must have killed about 15 while we were staying there and there was tell-tale evidence of previous occupants' killing sprees on the walls and ceiling as well. I kept finding them in my clothes and in the towels.
3. Our shower screen was broken, actually trapping me in the shower on the last morning!
4. The communal areas were pretty shabby and run down, but this wasn't too much of an issue to us.
5. The extractor fan in the bathroom didn't work, so we (my mum and I) had to keep the bathroom door open when we showered so that we didn't steam up the whole place.
6. The balcony was inaccessible due to the sliding door being unable to slide open. It only opened a fraction, which allowed for fairly poor ventilation of a room that got very warm with the sun on it.
7. On our last evening the water went off and didn't come back on until early the next morning. This was obviously not a regular occurrence, but was an inconvenience to us all the same.

Overall, none of the cons were deal-breakers but this is very definitely a case of getting what you pay for.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank emthgypsy
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Property: The Glen Guesthouse
Address: 84 Lower Gardiner Street | Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #115 of 161 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Glen Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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