Stayed one night, last minute booking for a twin room (two single beds) at 75 euros. Agree with most of the reviews dated from 2011. It is a standard hotel with clean rooms, very firm beds (not pillow topped), and indifferent but efficient front desk staff. The location is convenient for sightseeing but not located in the city center, which is about a 15 minute moderate stroll from the hotel.
Our room was facing the river but that meant being just above the car park. Guests were quiet and we had no noise problems. Our room looked just like the hotel photos.
We arrived by bus at Parnell Bus station. It is about a 15 minute walk but did not want to roll suitcases over cobblestone sidewalks. Many streets are one way and the River Lee splits into two channels, so you will get a scenic drive for about 10 euros to the hotel. We took at taxi to the airport -the front desk called a taxi for us. Cost about 15 euros and took about 15 minutes at midday.
One complaint. There was an odd sour odour in the room. It came from two of the walls, which were patch-painted, likely with bad latex paint or oil-based paint. If you notice this, ask for a room change. One other reviewer mentioned the odd odour in the room. I did not ask for a room change, thinking I could tolerate the odor for just one night. I could not sleep, even with an opened window. For this reason, I rated this hotel as just average.
We did not eat at the hotel as there are many options towards the town center (and the English Market). The Cafe Paradiso, just across the street (Washington St) has excellent vegetarian fare. We also ate at the Market Lane restaurant on Oliver Plunkett St. Large portions with their fixed price early bird menu, so you may want to share a meal.
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29 November 2011
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