The house is located on a quiet street within a 10 minute walk to a variety of good quality restaurants and grocery stores. An active cab stand is in the same area. We had a group of 4. The house itself was clean and updated with the appliances necessary to facilitate family breakfasts, "happy hours", dinners etc.. We spent 6 days in Ireland. Two days in Dublin (15 minute 13 E cab ride to the city center) and 4 days on private tours (curb side pickup) to various sites at different points of the compass. Renelagh is a vibrant small town. Rugby Lodge was a comfortable place to unwind at the end of some very busy days.
We loved staying in this cottage. It was tastefully decorated and felt quite spacious. 6 adults was not too many. We loved the Ikea furnishings throughout, including the kitchen tiles. The carpet on the stairs was especially cheerful. All the fixtures and the bathrooms seemed new, and everything worked wonderfully. As American's the only thing that was a puzzle was the washer dryer, (not so self explanatory.) A more step by step explanation would have been nice:)
Also, I feel bad that we didn't understand about the garbage pick-up schedule (or what time the garbage should be put out) until too late. And we didn't even try to open the side gate, as that was not discussed. These are very small issues compared to the overall experience.
Our family recently stayed at the Rugby Lodge & absolutely loved it! What a wonderful area of Ranelagh in a quiet village near the city center of Dublin. Very quick cab/bus ride, but we opted to walk (15-20 min.) The mornings I would walk 5 minutes to Ranelagh center for bakery goods. The accommodations were clean, comfortable & perfect for our family of 5. Would absolutely recommend for anyone looking for a great stay in Dublin!
The house was great, spacious and well equipped. It was 20 mins walk into Dublin centre which was fine for us but there is also plenty to do in the immediate area.
Rugby Lodge had everything we needed to kick off our family vacation. From the rooms to the kitchen to the proximity to grocery shopping, restaurants for breakfast and dinner. We also had a great time cooking breakfast and dinner at Rugby lodge. Parking was so convenient. Hope to stay there again on a future trip.