Browns Hotel and Apartments

Address: 89-90 Lower Gardiner St, Dublin, County Dublin, 1, Ireland | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Northside area of Dublin, is near Abbey Theatre, Definitive Dublin Walking Tour, Busaras, and Custom House.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Browns Hotel and Apartments Dublin

      Shame about the Room!


      We were disappointed with the room and felt it was more like a hostel room than the supposedly hotel that we stayed in. We were on the ground floor right by reception and heard the bell/phone ringing throughout the night and the heavy door permanently being slammed. The bedroom itself was badly in need of decorating and the bathroom very small, especially for my 6'4 boyfriend. The radiator did not work and we had a plug in heater that was not on when we got there in the evening and we were extremely cold! The description on their webpage is not a true description of the hotel.

      When we go back to visit Dublin, we will definitely be staying somewhere more appealing.

      Not as advertised


      I found my room at the top of some very narrow steep stairs and no one to help. the room was pokey and had dirty window and corners. I would expect this of a cheap B&B but not a hotel that advertises itself as quality period tastefully decorated. I did no stay n the end. for 15 per night more I stayed somewhere far superior. I cannot comment on the staff as I only saw the desk guy who was not exactly welcoming



      We visited the hotel in March this year, and on arriving at reception too early for check in, we were met by very friendly staff, who let us leave our bags etc, the reception, dining and sitting area were very clean and modern. However on our return later in the day when we got up to our room we saw another side to the hotel. The hotel is in need of a complete overhaul, various cracks etc in the walls, stairs, the bedroom itself was of adequate size, but required to be cleaned a bit more and the windows could do with being a bit more secure, the ensuite has some ventilation and dampness problems that didn't make it very pleasant.

      Overall we felt they ahd great staff but it wasn't value for money.

      Good deal in an expensive city


      Stayed at Browns Hotel, Dublin Feb. 2004. Great little hotel with great staff. Excellent location, we were able to walk everywhere with no trouble. The city was very expensive and this hotel was the best we found for the price. No lift, but the staff carried all our bags ( party of 6) up and downstairs!!! Not a fancy place but clean and very adequate.

      Not good


      Booked an 8 bed room for 8 mates, arrived to find they had squeezed 2 extra beds in so we had 2 strangers. Lots of arguing and hassle to rectify the situation for which we were blamed. V small room. Not clean. Toilets miles away and no locks on doors ! Full irish breakfast = toast and weetabix. Avoid



      I found the hotel was average in the accommodation (though we did have a dodgy window) but the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

      Very small pokey rooms.


      I stayed at the Browns hotel last minute booking via the web. I found

      it expensive for what it was. A small albeit clean room. There were no

      facilities to make drinks and, although tea and coffee was free it

      meant a walk up and down 4 flights of stairs. The breakfast was good

      but there was no way to obtain food after this. The location is pretty

      central but not really picturesque. The staff were very helpful though.

      I would not rush back there again.

      Helpful staff


      The small and difficult to use shower was a slight inconvenance, but was more than made up for by the helpful and knowledgable staff. Great service by the staff.

      Great value hotel!


      Great value for money boutique style hotel in central location. Also has hostel next door for backpackers. So much to see and do in Dublin. Can't wait to go back.

      Excellent value


      great three days in dublin, recommend the Abbey theatre, and Beauleys lunch time theatre, take a city bus tour and make sure you visit the book of Kells and the long room.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Browns Hotel and Apartments Dublin

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      Travel Blogs from Dublin

      And the partying begins....

      A travel blog entry by catwatson on Nov 27, 2014

      We are on our way again this time to Dublin. An early start with crossiants for breakfast then off we go, bus to Disneyland station then back on the train, change trains, another shuttle bus then finally we arrive at the airport. Through security and our plane is delayed.....waiting, waiting......finally on the plane and off to Dublin. Nice flight, great views from the plane then off to get our bags and this is when the drama began. Waiting for our bags and out comes mine, waiting, ...

      Beautiful experience

      A travel blog entry by carollhartline on Oct 03, 2014


      This afternoon after Phil and Weezy took their naps we went out to St. Patrick's cathedral for the Evensong service. I saw it listed on the Internet. All the music was done by a male choir. Mostly chants and plainsong.. Simply amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. I confess I had to work hard not to sit and cry through the entire thing. It's obvious the Anglicans and Methodists are closely related, except Anglicans like to stand for longer ...

      Little Girl in a Big City

      A travel blog entry by cindy.althoff on Sep 10, 2014

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      ... place in the center of town area called the Temple Bar Square, its where a lot of pubs, and little restaurants are located. We jumped from place to place listening to Irish music, and having a few drinks. There were TONS of street performers to stop and listen to as we went. Almost every pub had live music. It was amazing listening to all of it. Then we headed back to the hostel to crash and get ready for the long walking tour the next day.


      In Dublin's fair city - Week 31

      A travel blog entry by dedmonds on Aug 10, 2014

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      ... we then left Joy who had to get to work, and we continued to wander around the city before walking back home via Grafton street (which is now a pedestrian mall) and St Stephens Green. That evening we met Sean and Yvonne Mulligan in The Lower Deck, the pub across the road from Mary's house. Ron worked with Yvonne in Sydney about 35 years ago, but she and Sean returned to Dublin about 30 ...

      Fairies and the Roots of Irish Music

      A travel blog entry by colerumbough on Jul 13, 2014

      1 comment

      ... than the text. Four monks
      who lived in isolation on Skellig Michael Island, 6 miles off the coast of
      Ireland started it in 800 AD. They spent their entire lives working on this one
      book. They lived in isolation because that is what the Christian belief was at
      the time-probably because they wanted to hide from the Romans, who were pagan.
      You can still visit the island to this day and see the little stone cells they
      each lived in. The Book of Kells is ...