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Donnybrook Hall Hotel
Ranked #2 of 148 Dublin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I have just spent a month in the guest house and i can say that it was a far more friendly experience than some of the business hotels i have stayed in around the world, Terry and all the staff make you feel extremely welcome from the minute you arrive to the minute that you leave, nothing is too much for them, they helped me out with travel arrangements and getting around, breakfast was excellent and the rooms extremely clean and well kept, I have recommended the guesthouse internally at works as a great place to stay and too get into the Irish way

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank Ainsleyj
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2784, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Hi Ainsley,

Thank you for taking the time to write up a review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and felt at home. I am still watching all the movies that you downloaded the most recent one is the nelson mandela story which was great and Jayden is stll watching the croods on repeat lol, so thank you very much for giving up some of your time here to get us the movies. Our door is always open to you just give us a call should you be returning and my dad will be sure to look after you.

Best wishes

Debbie

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

This place is a small B&B but has loveley hosts who look after you in any regard. We has room number 7 which was nicely decorated, to the backside and very clean. The connection to the city center via bus is easy to find and very quick. Taxi is also acceptable for around 10€. The breakfast was great and had nice choices, freshly prepared. Nice stay, Thank you!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank A N
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2784, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Hi A N,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write up a review about us on Trip Advisor and also for adding some pictures of our guesthouse for other Trip advisor users. We are delighted that you had a nice stay with us and you enjoyed our hospitality. Should you decide on a return trip to Dublin be sure to call us directly and we will look after you.

Warm wishes

Debbie

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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Great B&B! The house is just adorable! The common room has a great electric fire place that gives the B&B a very homey feel! The room we stayed in was on the smaller side but was filled with a huge bed! Everything was very clean and great. Terry made us a great breakfast in the morning and was very accommodating when it came to my vegetarian diet and he even gave us fabulous tips on where to continue our journey in Ireland.
The B&B is realistically speaking about a 45 minute walk from the city center- but there are busses that go very often from around the corner.
The next time we're in Dublin we will make sure to go back! Great value and lovely rooms!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Hermine H
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2784, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Hi Hermine,

Thank you for taking the time to write up such a lovely review on Trip advisor. We are so glad that you felt at home and that we could accommodate your needs to your satisfaction, hospitality is a big part of what we offer at Donnybrook Hall and it always means alot when we receive such positive feedback. Our door is always welcome to you should you return to Dublin.

Best wishes

Debbie

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Reviewed 11 January 2014

When you travel this far, you want a place that feels like home. Donnybrook Hall was pretty close. Terry, the host, was accommodating and helpful. Whether it involved calling a taxi at the wee hours of the morning, so we could catch a tour bus, or packing sandwiches to take when we left, he was on the ball.
In addition to plenty of useful suggestions offered by Terry and his staff, breakfast was always a pleasure. From the full Irish to specialties like Eggs Benedict or pancakes, everything was tasty and fresh.
The room was clean and spacious. I relief considering we were 3 in the room. The bathroom, clean. The only catch, a finicky shower knob that took some getting used to. If you don't want to get scalded, make sure you get a lesson if it is an unfamiliar set up.
We loved staying here, and would definitely go again if we end up in the same part of Dublin.

Room Tip: It's a bit of a climb to the higher rooms, but they are quieter than down below. A quick walk ou...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank ynotexplore67
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2784, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Hi Ynotexplore 67,

Thank you for writing up such a lovely review about Donnybrook Hall. It means alot to know that you felt so at home with us, it is always a pleasure to hear such great feedback from our guests and I'm sure it was our pleasure to have helped you in any way that we could. Breakfast is also a big deal for us here and we are so glad that you enjoyed the selection we had to offer you. We would be delighted to accommodate you again on a return trip to Dublin.

Warm wishes

Debbie

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We stayed at the Donnybrook Hall B&B over Christmas break, 2013... and it was a joy. Terry and his staff were SO gracious, the breakfasts were incredible, the rooms comfortable, and the location was just great for us. A block from a major bus stop, and an airport bus stop, it was a short ride into city center, for the days we did not want to walk. We stayed in a family room, which was divided into two spaces; each had two beds, and a wardrobe, as well as a small chest and a table. The beds were comfortable, there was in room coffee and tea, and the shower in the bathroom was a good size. The lounge was great on a cold morning, and the breakfast room was bright and pleasant. Did I mention the breakfast and the attentive staff? Plus a nice pub, a Tesco, a kabob place, and an Eddie Rockets are just around the corner. Don't spend a fortune to stay in the city center... stay in picturesque Donnybrook, and use the bus or a taxi on the days you don't want to walk up Morehamton to St. Stephen's Green, and just around the corner to Trinity College and Grafton steet.

Room Tip: Room 2, just up the stairs, is a family room to sleep 4
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank RCraigCollins
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2784, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Hi R Craig Collins,

We are absolutely delighted that you have described us as a hidden gem, nothing means more to us than to know that our guests have left Donnybrook Hall satisfied and taken a piece of us with them :) I am so glad that you appreciated and enjoyed our hospitality as much as you did and we hope that when you return to us again this year you feel just as at home as your last trip.
We look forward to meeting with you again.

Best wishes

Debbie

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

I stayed here with family and was very impressed with the room: one bathroom and two bedrooms (one with two twin beds and the other with a queen and TV.) Extremely cozy and Terry and the staff were very accommodating. Breakfast every morning was delicious.
The hotel is a short walk from Dublin center so in bad weather, we took a taxi, but in nice weather, it's perfect.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank R J
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2784, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Hi RJ,

Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially glad that you liked your room so much. We love the cosy atmosphere at Donnybrook Hall where theres always a fire glowing and candles lit so its nice to know that these little touches are enjoyed by our guests.
We welcome you back at Donnybrook Hall whenever you decide on a return trip to Dublin.

Warm wishes

Debbie

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

In general, given that Donnybrook Hall is not too far from downtown Dublin, it’s a fairly nice place to stay. However, details matter. My room (#4) was on the 1st floor just above the street entrance. It was good and enjoyable, with a private bathroom outside. But my mom’s room (#8) on the ground floor had quite a strange configuration and was very small. It had a glass door facing the courtyard passage and no windows (though Terry claimed the opposite, probably calling the door itself a window?). Bed frame was higher than the mattress at some points, hence a bit uncomfortable sleep. Besides, it was quite cold there. My conclusion is that this room was definitely overpriced (Euro 65 per night).

On a positive side, I would note interesting breakfast options (like black pudding omelette), ease of getting to the Dublin central districts (bus stops nearby and buses running frequently) and nice area around.

Room Tip: I do not recommend room #8 (see the review).
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Kirill_Muradov
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2784, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Hi Kirill,

Thank you for taking the time to write up a review on Donnybrook Hall. All feedback is welcome to us and gives us a chance to take note of our guests views. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked your room in house. Breakfast is an important part of what we offer at Donnybrook Hall so knowing that you both were satisfied with our selection means alot to us. Room 8 out back is a single en suite room overlooking our garden area/conservatory, it has a large patio door to open onto the garden and a pane of glass on either side of the door which is indeed a window, this may have been overlooked and it would have been our pleasure to show your mother this should it have been brought to our attention. Should you decide on a return trip to Dublin we would love to have you stay here with us again and would be delighted to look after you.

Best wishes to you both

Debbie

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Address: 6 Belmont Avenue | Donnybrook, Dublin D4, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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Ranked #2 of 148 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range: £84 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Donnybrook Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Embassy Belt of Dublin 4, our Bed & Breakfast is centrally located to University College Dublin, the RDS Showgrounds, Lansdowne Road Rugby and Dublin City Centre. Donnybrook Hall is a family owned and run Bed and Breakfast. We offer clean, quiet and comfortable accommodation in the central Dublin neighbourhood of Donnybrook. Nine of our bedrooms feature ensuite bathrooms, wood floors and restful furnishings.Three of our bedrooms open onto a lovely garden. A comfortable sitting room is available to all our guests. Donnybrook Hall in Dublin has 10 rooms. ... more   less 
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