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The Glen Guesthouse
Ranked #110 of 149 Dublin B&B and Inns
Timaru
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Choose your room carefully”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

There seems to be different quality rooms available here. The first room we were given was not up to standard ,with many reasons to not stay .this room ,out the back ,was sub standard,and like another guest who refused to stay and left,while we were in the office ,we felt the same.
However the next day we were offered another room which was much improved and even had Wi fi available.The staff ,and breakfast ,are excellent,location is also very good.

Room Tip: Make sure you choose a room that isn't out back in another building, they are sub-standard
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manager-MT21, Public Relations Manager at The Glen Guesthouse, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Hi Stanley

Thank you for your comments, as you may have noticed, The Glen is under-going a complete refurbishment, this is difficult work that can only be achieved in what we would term the low season, we apologise that you were initially offered one of our rooms that did not meet your required standard, all of these rooms will be completely refurnished by next Spring and we hope to see you stay with us again.

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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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We are a young couple with a small baby who traveled down to dublin for two nights for a shopping break stayed at this guesthouse for two nights, wow soo close to the centre of everything, rooms where lovely great condition like a hotel room friendly staff, breakfast gorgeous full fry up! We had such a wonderful stay as soon as we came back we booked to stay here again in December plus family joining us! Such great value for money!! Worth every penny!! :-))

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank Amzy411
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Manager-MT21, Public Relations Manager at The Glen Guesthouse, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Hi Amzi411

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at The Glen Guesthouse. Thank you for your kind review of The Glen Guesthouse, you have pointed out two of our key selling points, our central location and our Full Irish Breakfast. We look forward to you next visit, please BOOK DIRECT on Our website and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee in Ned Keenan’s Traditional Irish Bar.

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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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We booked this guesthouse for a weekend break in Dublin. Pleasantly surprised for the money, a small clean double room with en-suite tea and coffee making facilities. the room was cleaned daily with clean towels. Some of the fixtures and fittings were a bit loose but not a real issue. The breakfast was excellent with full Irish and cereals tea and coffee and unlimited toast. All staff were friendly and attentive. A good location and good for the price.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jon L
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Manager-MT21, Public Relations Manager at The Glen Guesthouse, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Hi Jon L

Thank you for your kind review of The Glen Guesthouse, you have pointed out two of our key selling points, our central location and our Full Irish Breakfast. We look forward to you next visit, please BOOK DIRECT on Our website and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee in Ned Keenan’s Traditional Irish Bar.

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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Phoenix
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Sliding door to patio was not attached to the wall and came off when you tried to slide open the door. Staff was not helpful at all, no outbound phone available, website cites free WiFi - WiFi only available in the lobby. I've never in my life stayed at a place where you deposit the key in the lobby every time you exit the building. It provided for an unusual feeling whenever we stepped out for a pint.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Peter H
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Manager-MT21, Public Relations Manager at The Glen Guesthouse, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Hi Peter H

Thank you for taking the time to offer an opinion of The Glen Guesthouse. We offer budget accommodation in the heart of Dublin City Centre. We do hope that you will stay with us again and you will find that our total refurbishment is complete.

Regards The Glen Guesthouse Management and Staff
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Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

for the price we paid, I guess we couldn't expect much more! breakfast was brilliant, the service/staff are friendly & helpful, our room was small.. but we did have an ensuite which was nice.
the bed was very uncomfortable.. springs sticking in your back! & very thin pillows. this is the main reason why I have given only average for the room.
the location of the place is good.. bus from airport stops right across the street & it's not far to walk into the main bit of the city.
all in all I would say it was good.. but not great. I wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Megzy89
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Manager-MT21, Public Relations Manager at The Glen Guesthouse, responded to this review, 20 September 2013
Hi Megzy89

Thank you for taking the time to offer an opinion of The Glen Guesthouse Dublin City Centre, you have acknowledged that we are centrally located and value for money, and these are the corner stones of our product and service. 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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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
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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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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 #110 of 149 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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