Browns Hotel and Apartments
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So today I went on a walking tour with a bunch of other typical tourists to see the city.
It was about 3 hours long, but given the stuff I learnt it was so worth it.
I learnt that Temple Bar is called that because back in the day when the area was a port, there was a ban on Temples in the area.
I learnt that the Ha' Penny bridge is named the way it is ...
Ron got yet another "award" - whereas the Guinness one was for pouring a pint, this one is for whiskey tasting. There were three whiskeys to taste and compare - Johnny Walker Black Label, an American whiskey, and the Jameson 12 year special reserve. Interestingly, the American one is distilled once, the Johnny Walker distilled twice, and the Jameson distilled three times. Only the Jameson ...
... are owned by corporations. Another difference is that no family pays more than €144 a month for their prescription medicines. Finally, Ireland mostly uses brand name medications and are in the beginning stages of introducing generic substitution. After meeting with Pam, we had the rest of the day free to explore Dublin!! Many of us took a historic walking tour. Our guide educated us on the history of Ireland and other tidbits of things that ...
... thickest accent I've ever heard "wiell doont yoo sund fuunnie". S'pose we do to him.
The best thing to do following a night out in Dublin's Temple Bar is to visit the Guinness brewery house. The brewery is 7 levels, and is shaped like a glass of Guinness. If the world's biggest glass was filled, it would hold 14.3million pints. As most will know, I'm not really a beer drinker. The Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam and at Guinness here in Dublin, both said to enjoy it ...
... None to be seen. Did I mention the copious amounts of roadworks going on even in the fog. Not to worry we spot one on the right side of the road. It's a truck filling up one but you can do cars. It's a pre-pay so Rod gives it a go no luck cards won't work. Off we go we see one on the other side. We make 50 u-turns and eventually get to the petrol station. I think you can guess, cards don't work. These last two are self service so we can't ...
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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.
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.
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.
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.