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Acara House B&B

5 Upper Saint Columbus Road Drumcondra, Dublin DUBLIN 9 Ireland
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Acara House is a Dublin family run Bed and Breakfast ideally located in the quiet residential area of Drumcondra, only 1 kilometre from O'Connell Street (5 mins by bus or 20 min walk),6 miles from Airport(30mins bus), 10 Mins walk to Botanic Gardens& Croke park museum & ethihad skyline tour & Glasnevin museum. Dublin sightseeing hop of hop off bus tickets available for sale. BOOK DIRECTLY WITH ACARAHOUSE AND RECEIVE SPECIAL DISCOUNT
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
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paulinesocie wrote a review Oct 2021
11 contributions8 helpful votes
This a jewel of a place to stay in Dublin, perfect location. Very hospitable, could not want for more. 100% recommended. Great room, shower etc. Tea and Coffee available all the time plenty of helpful advice from liz. Walkin to city in 20 mins will come back again. Liz is very kind and always ready to help. We are so happy to know her. It was the perfect B&B to stay for us.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CD 88 wrote a review Mar 2020
Accrington, United Kingdom21 contributions46 helpful votes
Nice little b&b rooms spacious and clean and spotless beds very comfy. B&b is in a decent location 10/15min walk too city centre temple bar etc . very close too bohemians and crooke park but is also on good transport links for train or bus would stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JerseyGirl319 wrote a review Aug 2019
Providence, Rhode Island38 contributions26 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I spent three nights at Acara House last week. The property is wonderfully located in Drumcondra which is a cute suburb of Dublin and easily accessible to the city center. The room/bathroom was clean and cozy. Liz was a very friendly hostess. We liked staying in Drumcondra vs city center Dublin as it is quieter and not as congested. Would stay here again if in Dublin.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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jatin pal wrote a review Jul 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
A warm and welcoming home away from home Acara House B&B is our favourite place to stay while in Dublin. Aside from being well situated via public transport between the airport and is close to the city center, making it easy to do and see the things we wanted either by foot or bus, it is located in a lovely and quiet neighbourhood near great places to eat, as close to the Botanical Gardens, Independent Pizza our favourite place to eat and drink. The B&B itself is welcoming and has a warm, homelike feeling. The rooms are nice and well kept, breakfast is always wonderful, with options from a full Irish breakfast to lighter and even veggie options. Liz is a warm, wonderful person, always making us feel at home and quickly comfortable, and has always been a help when we've needed some. We've stayed at Acara House B&B 2 times now, and it is always our first choice when looking for a place to stay in Dublin.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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chienandalou wrote a review Jul 2019
Seattle194 contributions103 helpful votes
Nicely located in a quiet neighborhood, within a short walk of multiple buses into town (or the airport). Good breakfasts. Rooms and bathrooms small, as people note, but more than adequate for the purpose. Liz is most helpful and on top of everything.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joseph L wrote a review Jul 2019
15 contributions32 helpful votes
Wonderful host. She was kind, helpful and available. Room was small but very clean. Bathroom was also very small. Location was good but needed bus or taxi for downtown visit. Continental breakfast was adequate More expensive than other B and Bs we stayed at in Ireland but Dublin is expensive. Overall good experience
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daniel C wrote a review Jun 2019
County Dublin, Ireland2 contributions2 helpful votes
The owner was really friendly and extremely informative about different facilities around the area of Drumcondra. The breakfast was cooked well and I really enjoyed it. The accommodation was on point. It took me 15 minutes to walk into the city centre.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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GoPlaces00006528901 wrote a review May 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Liz provided excellent hospitality , was very friendly, accommodating and informative. City centre was easily accessible via a short bus ride.Bus stop only a short walk from lodgings.Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 6 May 2019
Thank you Phil it was great to have you and your sister stay! best regards liz
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nocford wrote a review May 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Thank you Liz for your hospitality and taking the time to assist in anything I needed to know. So friendly,. I'd definitely recommend this B&B to other people. Easily accessible to the city centre by a short bus ride. Lovely lady. Thank you Phil
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kathryn D wrote a review Mar 2019
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Great hotel, easy walk to town. Breakfast was great and rooms were big and comfy. Wifi excellent. Very easy to find and lovely safe and quiet location. Lots to see and do and was able to pop back to Hotel in between sight seeing for breaks as location so near everything. Lovely period house with very new modern twist to it. Lovely clean cosy hotel very good value.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acara House B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Acara House B&B?
Nearby attractions include Experience Glasnevin - Ireland's National Cemetery (1.1 km), Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum (1.0 km), and National Botanic Gardens (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Acara House B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Acara House B&B?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Acara House B&B?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Acara House B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lovinspoon, Bleecker Street Bar, and Wallace's Asti.
Does Acara House B&B have airport transportation?
Yes, Acara House B&B offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Acara House B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (4.0 km), 14 Henrietta Street (1.5 km), and Guinness Storehouse (3.0 km).