Travel Blogs from Dublin
... St. James...A UNESCO heritage site and the starting point for the El Camino...in Ireland! Many of you know I have the El Camino on my agenda as a very core part of this year's trip, and I had wanted very much to start this journey with that pilgrimage. But practicality took over, and my around the world ticket wouldn't allow me to backtrack from France. And I was not going to miss Ireland.
I couldn't help but tear up when I saw the sign ...
Sterna line adventurer ferry (book in 1 hr earlier) Ferry was big,seas were rough, but I took a couple of seasick pills and slept most of the way. Had meals etc on road but we didn't indulge. Arrived in Ireland around 5.10pm, the trip took about 3.5 ...
... typical Irish music, it was really nice and a great way to end the day.
Wednesday we rose quite early, had breakfast and then had a bit of a look around Cork. It was pretty overcast and cold but thats Ireland for you I guess. Cork was really lovely, we walked passed St Anne's Shandon which is a massive Bell tower that we were told to go to, but it was too early and not open yet. Walking around ...
... old university with cobbled streets and beautiful architecture and houses the Book of Kells - a 9th century gothic manuscript. The Long Room, part of the Old Library is also fascinating - a beautiful room with 200,000 of its oldest books housed within.
Not far from Trinity College is Grafton Street - a pedestrian street with buskers and the usual retail outlets. En route to Temple Bar we encountered the statue ...
... Santa hats or holiday decorations. Even though it was in the low 40s and misting, many restaurants were open to the outdoors, so we stopped at a bar for a drink and a quick bite..Irish stew for Jerry! Next stop was John gogarty's bar for the musical pub crawl. Unlike Germany, Austria and Quebec, Dublin seems more decorated on the streets and in the bars & restaurants. Not as much as the US but clearly more than other places ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riverhouse Hotel Dublin
Good but noisy
Good location but I was very glad I took earplugs as the noise outside went on until about 4 or 5 in the morning. Lovely staff, good breakfast.
i thought it was really good, right in the centre of temple bar, prime location.
loved the staff, esp Richard!
wuld def cum bk!
Loved the hotel
we stayed in this hotel for the weekend in novemeber.. i thort the hotel was excellent the rooms were nice. it was rite in the heart of temple bar .. all staff are friendly and i wid deffinely stay here agen
Perfect for visiting Dublin
I stayed here with my girlfriend when visiting Dublin for a long weekend. Thought the location was superb and the staff were very friendly. OK, the rooms were "cosy" to say the least but more than adequate. Thought the cooked breakfast was spot on.
Had no problems with noise but we were on the second floor and less than sober on our return so just may not have noticed!
All in all would recommend for a weekend in Dublin if you're there for the craic. If you want luxury and a quiet stay then I would recommend avoiding (and probably avoiding Dublin as well!).
Ok for a few nights
Helpful staff. Fairly clean nothing to write home about but for the position it is in price was reasonable. Ok for a few nights stay but not for a holiday. Would recommand for a stag night or a few days in Dublin
Noisy and cramped
Where do I start.The room was tiny could not even walk around the bed.No toiletries,very dark nowhere to put your clothes need I go on.
Did not know that there was a nightclub directly under our room music started at 7.00pm finished at 3.00am!!!!!!!!
Breakfast very bland,expensive for what you got would only recommend to very young people who stayed out all night.
At the Marillion concert
Stayed in River House in Dublin, slap bang in the middle of The Temple Bar area. Very helpful receptionist when we arrived. Rooms were fine and functional.
The man on covering the night shift was dead on, good sense of humour and I'm sure he needed it, great help as well.
Breakfast was great, service and staff excellent.
Thumbs up from all of us.
28 bunnies go wild in Dublin. Riverhouse Hotel was brill. The people there couldn't help us enough. Star of the show was Robert the night porter he was ace very helpful(with his gossip on which bunnies didn't return home until breakfast) and never shouted at us or slagged of the English. The lady at breakfast was lovely she mothered us all and couldn't be more helpful.Compliments to the cook his breakfast was just what we needed after a good drinking session. Ladys on reception were also very helpful and told us where to go and what to do on our nights out. All in all top hotel friendly people well worth another visit. The bunnies will be back.
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I would love to be in a position to write a review about this hotel.
Unfortunately due to the receptionists inability to perform a basic, but extremely important function, namely entering my booking into the computer, I now find myself looking for 7 double rooms for early February. If you've booked to go to this hotel, or do so in the future I suggest you confirm the booking as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.
The good thing about the riverhouse hotel is its slap bang in the middle of the temple bar so you do not have far to stagger home at night, on the minus side the price of the rooms are a bit on the expensive side for what you get which is very small cramped rooms, if you are looking for some late night entertainment ignore the hotel nightclub and sit in reception with a drink cos the oldman who works on reception at nightime must be the rudest most arrogent person you will ever meet in your life and shouts at people to get to there beds and slags of people who are not irish, but to witness him do this is fantastic entertainment unless its you he decides to have a go at.