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... thousands and thousands of rare manuscripts and other items. It is absolutely priceless.
I also saw the statues which commemorate the Great Famine. These are very moving, and portray a sense of absolute suffering. Surrounded by city buildings, they keep a modern city in touch with its not too distant past. Adjacent to the statues is a restored ship that was used to transport emigrants from Ireland to the USA in the mid 1800s. ...
... studying the Famine memorial. It's a remarkable piece of public art, jarring and almost a little distressing. I keep being drawn to it, and I don't know why. I guess that's the sign of a good memorial.
The first big stop of the day was Trinity College. I managed to hop onto a tour given by one of the students, which was funny and very informative. Into the queue to see the Book of Kells and Trinity's Old Library. Despite the crush of tourists, it was well ...
... almost lyrical elvish languages. There were two gentlemen sitting at the bar nearby speaking English in very thick Irish accents, and also 3 guys who appeared to be in Dublin for some work conference and not from Ireland. I took in the sights and the sounds and was satisfied with the Dublin “pub experience” just from that little bit. It was then time to go back and pack for the journey to Amsterdam the next day.
Overall, we enjoyed ...
... around 11:30 and had an hour and a half to explore. It went on for miles and was so amazing, the pictures will not do it justice. We stopped for lunch on the way back and made some stops in Galway along the coast. We experienced sideways rain, hail, and sunshine today. Apparently our jet lag set in on the way back because we passed out on each other and couldn't even get off the bus sometimes to check out the scenery. We slept for a good two hours so we figured early to ...
... either! We had the misfortune (though in the end it was too the ladies on our trips benefit!!) of having to wait an extra 45 minutes whilst the firecrew and ambo's had to rescue some silly tourist who busted an ankle walking around up the top. I'll tell you what ladies a man in uniform is not too shabby, an Irish man in uniform even better!!! With many a single girl on our trip the camera's got a workout and i even managed to sneak a kiss ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Charleville Lodge Dublin
OK but not great
We stayed there in August because it was reasonably priced for a family of 3 - 95 euros. Based on other reviews I suspect we would have preferred the new wing. We had a ground floor family room in the old section and the closet had mold. However, the public rooms were lovely and the service was great.
It was a bit of a hike to the city center, and the walk wasn't always lovely. Next time I'll probably spend more and stay right in the center.
My partner and I stayed at the Charleville Lodge last week and I must say that our stay could not have been more enjoyable. Our room was located in their garden wing overlooking the courtyard. It was very comfortable and excellent value. The guesthouse is family run and the staff went out of their way to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. This type of friendliness would not be seen in a five star hotel!!! Breakfast was hot and delicious with a great variety of food. We will be returning to Charleville Lodge without a doubt and would recommend it highly to anybody looking for comfort, quality and friendliness at a very reasonable price.
Really enjoyable stay
My wife and I had a really pleasant stay here. The hotel had just been refurbished and was in SPOTLESS condition. We would highly recommend Charleville Lodge
We stayed at Charleville Lodge for 3 nights and 4 days and couldn't have wished for a better hotel.
We stayed at Charleville Lodge for one night in November. It's in a not so great area of Dublin so if you are planning on doing a lot in Dublin I would stay somewhere more centrally located. One good point was the nice man who was working the night shift. We arrived fairly late (11:30pm) and had to check in and park our car. He was very sweet and understanding.
Old, 1950's hotel
This is an old inn, and very lumpy beds. The t.v. only gets 3 channels, if it works. It's just a very basic accommodation with no lift. Don't expect much. It's a 10 minute bus ride from the center city.
We had booked and payed our stay at Charleville Lodge in December 2003 for September 2004. 3 days before departure to Dublin the hotel manager
told us about problems with the travel agent. Supposedly the hotel didn't received our amount and if we would like to keep our room we have to pay the sum again (with a little discount). That was not really fair because our travel agent confirmed our booking and the transfer of the money. What was going wrong? We didn't accept the hotel's
offer and we advise tourists who like to stay in Charleville Lodge not to pay the full amount in advance! Perhaps they have to pay twice...
Bit far out of the city centre
Stayed here for the Robbie Williams gig last summer - nice guesthouse with a good cooked breakfast,large rooms and in a good state of decoration.Downside - the "coffee making facilities" were a coffee pot in the corridor where they ran out of cups/milk/sugar very early in the day.My only other gripe is the location - it is NOT 15 minutes walk into Dublin - it's at least a brisk half hour to Temple Bar from here.The bus is good but make sure you have correct fare or you won't get on - and the Lodge won't change any money for you. The last bus back this way is also very early so you will need to save your beer vouchers for a taxi and not have that last Guinness....Oh, and if you haven't been to Dublin and are thinking about it - JUST GO
Had a great weekend break
Very comfortable and clean All staff very friendly and helpful Breakfast hot and tasty We had a very pleasant stay
The ol charlie
very clean,friendly guesthouse at very reasonable prices for dublin.tasty breakfasts every morning served by friendly staff.a short 1o minute ride on the no. 10 bus takes you into the heart of the city.reception staff are also very helpful and informative.well recommended