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Donnybrook Hall Hotel
Ranked #5 of 149 Dublin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Donnybrook Hall”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We picked Donnybrook Hall because of the good reviews it got and the rates are quite reasonable.It was quiet and clean and the staff were quite friendly and helpful. It is well out of town so it is best to to purchase a bus pass if you dont have a car as they will not give change on the busses. We had early excursions and the staff were helpful and booked taxis for us as the busses were not running very early in the morning.

Just a word of warning if you stay at Donnybrook Hall that we had our passports stolen from here. We also dont recommend Insure and Go as they have given poor service and seem to be endlessly delaying our claim.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Donnybrook Hall Hotel definitely has the WOW factor! Outstanding value. A lovely house offering home from home comforts all round and our breakfast was excellent. We were made to feel most welcome and have absolutely no hesitation at all in thoroughly recommending this guesthouse.

Room Tip: Room No. 3 is excellent. Very spacious - 2 double beds, tea making facilities, WIFI,T.V. bed linen...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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donnybrookhall, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Hi Verity,

Thank you for taking the time to write up a review about Donnybrook Hall. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially glad that you felt comfortable and at home here. It is always such a pleasure to receive such amazing comments and feedback and of course our doors are always open to you any time you would like to return.

Best wishes

Debbie
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Dublin, Ireland
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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 review, 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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Vostok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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2784, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

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
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2784, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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2784, Front Office Manager at Donnybrook Hall Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Temple, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Property: Donnybrook Hall Hotel
Address: 6 Belmont Avenue | Donnybrook, Dublin D4, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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Ranked #5 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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