For the price and the location, it would be tough to beat the Leeson. It's about a 15 minute walk to St. Stephen's Green, 20 minutes to Trinity college, and perhaps a 25 minute walk to the Temple Bar area. But it's a pleasant walk with lots of shops and a pedestrian-only street for part of the trek. From the airport, Air Coach drops you close to the property and has a pickup almost right outside the door. We stayed in two separate rooms on two separate occasions. All that said there are some drawbacks. Here's my list...
Location - quiet at night but within walking distance of the action.
Front Desk Staff - extremely friendly and helpful.
Price - through Booking.com this place can be had for under $100 US per night.
Sauna and whirlpool bath in a few rooms - very nice.
Breakfast - a good buffet selection that can give you a full Irish breakfast, if you want it. The food was not top notch, but neither was it poor.
Elevator - not something we needed, but nice that it's available for those that do.
Tired - the rooms are very average and could be described as "tired". They were clean, but they were dated and worn.
Musty - our first room, with a sauna and whirlpool was very nice with no odors. Our second room had a stale smell, like what you'd expect from a room that had once been a smoking room but no longer was. The windows were open in both rooms when we arrived, so I wonder if that stale smell is a known issue.
Overall, I'd recommend this place to a friend that wanted an inexpensive place to stay in Dublin within walking distance of everything. We enjoyed our stay and would consider staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We pride ourselves on offering affordable accommodation in our comfortable rooms. We offer free parking in our secure on-site car park-a real bonus in Dublin city centre! We are within walking distance of Dublin's many sightseeing attractions, business locations and sports stadiums. You can easily sample the vibrant nightlife and then come home to relax in our calm guesthouse. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leeson Bridge Guesthouse Hotel Dublin
- Leeson Bridge Hotel
- Leeson Bridge Dublin