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St. Aiden's Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 4 Rathgar B&B and Inns
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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33 reviews
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“wonderful stay, felt welcome”
Reviewed 18 November 2012

My husband, me and our 7 years old (at that time) were visiting family in Dublin in May 2011. The family lives in the area, that is why we choose this B&B in the first place. We did not read any reviews before getting there and were a bit nervous getting there. But we were so happy we came there.

What a wonderful and friendly place that is! We loved everything.
Our room was very great, had everything we needed, all the batroom stuff, tv and beds were great. My favourite was the little side table and chairs by the big window.

Kevin was super nice and very helpful. There were couple of nights that we felt cold ( not used to the wet weather) and he did turned on the heater for us in the room. (Mind you, it was in May, and in Ireland no heaters used at that time). Breakfast was awesome, there is a selection of juices, serials, milk, breads, etc. and/or you can have something else from the menu-pancakes, porrige or full irish breakfast. The coffee was freshly made just for you brought to your table in french press. We loved everything. Oh, by the way, the dining room has a bookshelf with many interesting books (including all kind of info on Dublin and Ireland) in it and we really enjoyed reading them during free time or even looking at them during breakfast. Also, if you have any qustion regarding Dublin or any road trips- just ask Kevin, he will gladly help you with it.

The B&B is only couple of minutes walk from the bus stop that can take you downtown.

We are planning another visit to Dublin in summer 2013 and thinking of stayng there again.

Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

I can't really review this guesthouse, because I never stayed there. I did make a reservation almost three months in advance, and St. Aiden's was the only lodging in a 14-night trip that required a downpayment to "guarantee" the booking. I paid the required deposit and sent a note to the host, inquiring about a reported discount for folks affiliated with a local Jewish community. He never answered, though I received an automated notice that my booking was indeed "guaranteed" at the full rate.

But one week before our intended stay, we were notified that St. Aiden's was overbooked and our booking was being "transferred" to a less well reviewed (and less expensive) alternative guest house. The notice said our new accommodations were "also popular with the community and quite close to the synagogue." So... he SAW the email about us traveling to visit the Jewish community, he just never answered it. Did he decide our reservation was the one that should not be honored on the basis of our religious affiliation? Who knows? And at the other guesthouse -- which was adequate but nothing to gush over -- we were charged the full St. Aiden's rate.

In two weeks of fabulous friendly Ireland nights, this was the only negative experience. It left me feeling badly about St. Aiden's.

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

The night we arrived we were greeted with tea and home-made cake (delicious, Marie). Things only got better. Of the 3 B&B's we stayed at in Ireland this was, by far, the best. Great food, comfortable and clean accommodations but, above all, wonderful hosts. Kevin and Marie don't seem to stop working to make one's stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

I stayed for four nights and would definitely stay again. Kevin was full of great ideas of things to do in Dublin and the transport instructions were easily to follow. The breakfast was delicious and huge, and the room was clean and relaxing. For the price, this guesthouse exceeded my expectations.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

I stayed here over St. Patrick's Day weekend. The owners treat you like personal guests in their own home. They make excellent breakfasts and will gladly arrange taxi rides to the airport for you. This guesthouse is well worth the visit.

  • Stayed March 2012
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wales
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Stayed here wirh my family for my dads funeral. Owners were very kind and flexible with hours. nice old house. well kept and clean. this is a genteel part of dublin. Only hassle is pay and display parking on street. Free side street parking at end of road if space available.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

We'd like to highly recommend this b&b to anyone travelling in Dublin. Kevin, our host, was extremely helpful and obliging. Our room was comfortable, and the breakfast delicious. The locaton is very good: although not in the centre of town, buses run to the city every few minutes.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: St. Aiden's Guesthouse
Address: 32 Brighton Road, Rathgar D6, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Rathgar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Rathgar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Aiden's Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming guesthouse for comfortable and budget stays. All rooms en-suite. Fantastic range of breakfast options (or none as preferred). Adjacent to numerous restaurants and pubs. Convenient to City and Temple Bar. Direct bus (16A) from airport. ... more   less 
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