240GBP per night - let that sink in. 240GBP for a tired, sad, unloved, grubby cheap b&b at best - but without the breakfast! 240GBP for a pokey bathroom with a plastic toilet seat, a shower installed over a bath as an afterthought and totally inadequate products - one sachet(!) of body wash. 240GBP for accommodation booked months in advance. For 240GBP you could stay in an ultra modern, built for purpose, breakfast included hotel in central London - with a full app for checking, access etc - not just an email with codes - which some reviewers here hail as near ground breaking! I know Dublin hotel prices are ridiculous but that does give you a mandate for profiteering - you are going destroy yourselves if you haven’t already - this place used to have a good reputation. You’ve left a bad taste in my my mouth that even a great pint of Guinness can’t clear. Shame on you - I would give you no stars except that’s not an option.…
Post pandemic this ‘hotel’ has been raping tourists. The whole place and the rooms are shabby and tired and frankly grubby. There’s a crap fridge in the ‘communal area’: a dark smelly musty room with a few miserable and unhappy tourists trying to find something to do. Irish hospitality this is not. It makes me ashamed to be Irish. This cost €240 per night. Booked 4 months ago. Do not go here.
My daughter & I stayed here the night of the Harry Styles gig in the Aviva Stadium. From that point of view the location was perfect as it’s right next to the Aviva & the Lansdowne Dart station. However, it cost me €390 for a twin room which is exorbitant but reflective of the crazy cost of tourist accommodation in Dublin at the moment. I personally like the coded entry system but find the absence of staff very impersonal and it lends the property a ‘Hotel from The Shining’ vibe - we saw no other guests until we returned from the gig - there’s just no atmosphere. There is also no breakfast served which is pretty disgraceful given the price of the room & the claim to a 4 star rating. It cannot be 4 star (in my opinion) as it has no facilities! Our room was pleasant & clean, as was the bathroom but my daughter went to shower at 6am as she was leaving early and there was no hot water. The property is pleasant & convenient but I would caution people to take on board that the website makes it look and sound a lot more glamorous & upmarket than it actually is.…
We had a great stay and it was clever to be sent the front entrance codes and hotel rooms so you don't have to carry round a key/key card. And only about a 20-min walk to the city centre with some nice pubs and restaurants nearby. One minor criticism is that we didn't see any staff when we were there but thankfully we didn't need them during our stay.
Firstly the staff are amazing, very friendly and helpful. We were in room 16 and the lock was faulty - we were locked out, luckily there was staff on hand to help . The rooms are small but that was okay. The room needed a good dust and just some general TLC. This hotel isn't a 4 start place - more like a 2/3 motel style. No food is served but Ballsbridge has good choices.
This ‘Town House’ needs to be reclassified as a hostel. Be aware all the photos are probably from when the house was done up in the mid 1990’s and bare no resemblance to the current state of the property. This place is best described as a hostel. Stained and peeling paper on the walls, no working heating, dusty and full of cobwebs, noisy and to top it all the beautiful common room in the photos has a fridge holding milk, lunches, booze etc of the guests. It is what it is, which is fine but if you are looking for something special, this is not it!
Unpleasant check out experience! No time was given on when we had to leave the hotel and check out I had emailed them in the morning but no response. We went in to Dublin on an €8 train just to get 3 calls whilst we were out for a meal asking to collect luggage within the next 30mins so we had to go back and waste an hour of our last day travelling back to collect luggage and waste money on an extra journey. I sent an email explaining my disappointment which was ignored so hopefully my review holds more currency to this hotel on how to treat its customers.
We stayed here for a long weekend and it has its pros and cons. The pros were that the location was pretty good, it's close to ballsbridge which is just outside of Dublin and has many different amenities. There are also many buses and darts running through it, it is also close to the arena and stadium. Another positive was the WiFi was very quick and you could get it in every part of the hotel. There are the added extras in the room which are useful such as hairdryer and ironing board. The negatives were that the bed was very squeaky and could do with upgrading. We stayed in one of the front rooms and could hear cars and people going past the hotel all night even though the window was closed. The room also wasn't cleaned the whole 4 days we were there so out bin was fully by the time we left and if we wanted clean towels etc we needed to text to ask for them to be provided.…
Friendly and helpful staff. Basement room was freezing. Good shower. Nice communal lounge area upstairs but again was freezing. Location okay - Walking distance to local amenities. No parking. I’ve stayed in other guest houses in the area that were better and would not stay here again.
I'm travelling around the globe since almost 40 years, related to hotels I would say I experienced almost everything. End of October this year we stayed in at Butlers Townhouse which is rated as very good, I'd certainly like to know where is this rating from; the place is a dirty worn out facility not worth a penny.