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Historical Traveler Reviews Staycity Serviced Apartments Christchurch Dublin
We stayed at the Christchurch Hall apartments as we wanted the flexibility of self catering and wanted to be in the centre of the action as two couples in our twenties. The lobby area is very nice and the staff were very helpful, but while the room was clean we found the decor tired and the carpets a bit lumpy and stained in places. We also found the location was further away than we would have liked, with a 10-15 minute walk into temple bar and many main/busy roads to cross.
I was somewhat concerned by the mixed reviews that were posted here. However, after spending 4 days at the apartments I can understand why the accommodations may not please all but for myself my wife and 3 children it was perfect. There was enough space for all of us and having the kitchen and a grocery a few steps away was just what we were looking for. The accommodation was simple but adequate. There was plenty of hot water (contrary to what others stated). We had a washer/dryer and dishwasher as well. The apartment also had a balcony off the living/dining rooms and a small balcony off one of the bedrooms. It seems that the place was renovated in perhaps the mid 90's so the furniture and carpets are at this point a bit threadbare, but, still serviceable. For a family of 5 this is definitely the way to go particularly because of the convenience of having a full kitchen not to mention the comparing the cost to taking both double and a triple hotel room.
Good for groups
was spacious, clean & good amenities. Perfect for 4 people ample space in rooms & lounge. kitchen small but adequate. not in the midst of dublin but walkable distance to everything.
Just returned from trip to Dublin to celebrate my son's 21st birthday. Got flights from Bournemouth with Ryanair for cheaper than the price of a coffee and a good deal on our accommodation.
We stayed here from the 17th of December to the 23rd of December. The hotel was in a good location (only a 10 minute walk down High Street past Jury's hotel to Dame Street,through an alley behind city hall into Dublin city centre near the tourist office). There is a Spar a block away and places to eat very close by. The problems we encountered were: the very low water pressure(we were on the 4th floor), the many towels and sheets in the hall near the lift(this could be a fire hazard) and the lack of parking. We were told to park at Jury's but this was 30 euro per day!!! We parked the car at a garage on Thomas Street from 530pm to 10am for 7 euro and left the car at a friend's house during the day. Having said that, you can leave your car at Phoenix Park for free all day and move it into a garage at night for safety. The apartments had a very clean kitchen (convenient because we have a baby) and clean sheets and towels available all day, even though they were all over the place in front of the lift. Also good was the burglar alarm in the rooms and a free safety deposit box. The staff were really friendly and even opened the back gate to let us load/unload our car.
Christchurch Hall is well positioned for walking around Dublin. The apartments are not as plush as the Jury but the price is better too. Rooms were a little cold and traffic noise was noticeable at first. For 5 of us, though, this was a better choice than multiple hotel rooms.
Have just returned from these apartments.It was a welcome and well earned break for 5 single parents.
While this hotel does offer larger, self-service space for a less expensive price, don't be fooled. Here is why. The apartment we stayed in was very run down. The carpets were filthy and the mattresses were worn and tired. The upholstery on the furniture was torn in places and pockmarked with cigarette burns. There was an old and used smell to the place. And don't think about cooking, which is the one of the main reasons you go with a place like this over a hotel to begin with. While there is a normal range of equipment, I felt the need to wash and disinfect the cookery and the plates and utensils before I allowed my family to use them. But there was no dishwashing detergent nor liquid provided to do this. The only outright acceptably clean part of the kitchen was the refrigerator (it was immaculate, possibly new and unused?) Also, I must add that the bathroom was very clean as well. But, there was no maid service - period. So, by the end of our stay (3 days) we were running out of toilet paper and clean towels.
Free from hotel restrictions
Stayed at Christchurch apartments with 2 friends. The location is good but a little hard to find initially. We had a 2 bedroom apartment which worked out cheaper than any of the hotels in the area. 2 double bedrooms and a sofa bed meant that we each had our own rooms. The apartment advertises that they can accomodate 5 people but i can imagine that this would be a bit of a sqeeze in the communal areas. The best part of staying in an apartment is that you can make breakfast whenever you like, you are not restricted to hotel dining times (also very handy for munchies after a night out). Would definately recommend this for groups of friends etc.
We traveled Ireland with my three children and nephew and began the trip at The Christchurch Hall Apts. Good value for families, I would not stay there if it had only been my husband and myself. We loved the aprtment becase of the lacation, it was perfect. The aptartments were clean, small but worn. Staff was there and just fine. If you travel outside the U.S and understand that accomadations are smaller you will find it a value.