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Historical Traveler Reviews The Charles Stewart Guesthouse Dublin
A nice place to stay
We arrived on Saturday 23 october 2004 and was pleasently surprised at the accommodation.We had a room opposite the reception and it was huge with a nice big window. It also had ensuite shower and a supply of towels and a selection of toiletries.
the room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The breakfast was good and enough of it. walking to shops and pubs didn't take long only 10/15 mins and theres enough taxis and buses. If I go to Dublin again I will be staying here again its a good base to see Dublin.
I've got mixed feelings about this hotel. We went as a small group for 4nights, and had 3 rooms between us.
2 sides to this hotel
I stayed here for 3 nights recently and booked a double room.
I was given the key to my room and was shocked to see that it was really small, no windows and the bathroom was something else, you could just about squeeze in the shower.
I went to reception and asked whether we could move to a room with a window, but unfortunately none was available until the next day.
When we did move, the new room was fantastic, great view, spacious, big bathroom and clean...
If I had been given this room from the start, I'd have given the hotel 5 stars. The staff were polite and friendly, the location great, breakfast was nice (especially after an heavy session the night before)
After reading several glowing reviews of the Charles Stewart Hotel in Dublin, I decided to book a single room there for 3 nights in July. Upon checking in and seeing my room for the first time I was horrified. The room was small, about 9'x9'. There was no window in the room but a small skylight over the bed that let in little light. The bed was a single with an old dingy, spotted bed spread on it. I know it's a relatively cheap room in a very expensive city, but you couldn't pay me to stay there! I couldn't help wonder if the previous reviewers had stayed in the same hotel. The only good thing about the hotel was that they refunded my money because there were no other rooms avaialable. I went two doors down and was able to get a bigger and cleaner room at the Hotel St. George for a few more dollars a night.
The hotel is very central and for the location exceedingly cheap compared to other similar hotels I looked at before booking. On checking-in I was greeted with big warm smiles and jokes, very friendly and welcoming indeed. The room was on the top floor (4th I believe) and was warm, clean, spacious and secure with comfortable beds and a compact en-suite shower, sink and toilet with plenty of clean towels, shampoo, conditioner etc.
The Charles Stewart is an oasis offering value for money in Ireland's pricey capital. Almost all the Dubliners we met were warm, friendly & helpful but you do get the feeling that the last thing they want you to take from their city is a bargain. Our accommodation at the Charles Stewart was a warm, spacious room, more than adequately furnished & with ensuite facilities. The breakfasts would suit gluttons, anorexics & the rest of us between. Bread, cereals, fresh fruit, tea, coffee & juice are there to help yourself whilst the very hearty, Irish breakfast is cooked for you on the spot. Reception is friendly & helpful. They give directions & advice willingly. Storing your cases on arrival & departure outwith your booked hours, is fine. The other services also run with an unobtrusive efficiency. If you want a flunkey stay - book elsewhere but, if you are happy with welcoming accommodation that still offers some of the freedoms of living at home, the Charles Stewart is a good choice. The location for those arriving by air could not be bettered. The Dublin Bus from the airport No. 747, passes the Charles Stewart's door then makes its only stop before it reaches its terminus. After alighting, you only need a short walk back on the same side of the street to reach the door. When returning to the airport, you pick up the 747 on the opposite side of the Square. Dublin too, offers attractions for the less-well-off tourist. Their National Galleries & Museums are all on a donation basis allowing you to contribute according to your own means & wishes. They house treasures of international significance but we enjoyed most the Irish bits & bobs in The Collin's Barracks & The Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art (mostly not modern at all, but 1870 1950 art which suited me fine!). Dublin Bus is superb. It is manned by cheerful, caring drivers & its services are frequent, reliable & punctual. The €14.50 we paid for a 5 day Rambler Ticket, purchased at the airport, covered our travel to & from the airport & ALL our travelling during our stay. You can spend an exorbitant amount of money to be splashed through the dirty waters of the Liffey & be stuck in a traffic jam on an amphibious vehicle in Dublin, OR you can spend little to gaze at the offerings in the Irish Collection & then be stuck in a traffic jam on Dublin Bus. The choice is yours but I know which one I will take on my return.
Excellent hotel! Great location! Yes, our room was at the top too, but didn't mind the stairs. Very friendly staff. Good value for money.
Clean and reasonably sized rooms. Excellent breakfast which we only sampled on our last day (would have been up for the cooked breakfast everyday if we had known!!). Highly recommended.
My husband & I and my daughter & husband had a long weekend at the Charles Stewart hotel 14th - 17th November 2003. We had 2 double rooms right next to one another and for the price we paid we was expecting this to be very basic, but we had a pleasant surprise, the rooms were spotless and very comfortable, had clean towels every day, and the hotel staff were very friendly and informative one man in particular (cannot remember his name) he gave us quite a few tips on where to visit and to eat, very useful information. The one down side we had was our rooms were right at the top, we had to climb 77 stairs each time, as the hotel is a listed building they are not allowed to install a lift, but hey it gave us some excercise after all we ate & all the Guiness !! so yes I really reccomend any one to stay at this friendly hotel and its also right in the heart of everything 2 min walk from O'Connell Street, we really enjoyed our trip to Dublin.Mrs. Denise Fry.
Stayed for a few nights in July in a triple. The room was HUGE and had a bathroom ensuite. Considering the price, this place was great! Comfortable beds, very clean rooms and bathrooms, decent shower, breakfast OK. Excellent location in city center. Loved the front desk staff--very friendly and helpful. Felt much safer than at a hostel and will definitely be staying here again next time I'm in Dublin!
Clean, warm and friendly.
I was expecting this place to be kinda manky, given the price I was paying for somewhere so close to the city centre, and the fact that it also runs as a hostel. I was wrong. The place is huge. I stayed in an ensuite room for one night. I skipped breakfast, so I can't tell you about that, but the room was warm, clean and had a TV. The folk at the desk were chatty and helpful, and I'll be going back again.