Jackson Court Hotel
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... We also ate two more meals of mashed potatoes (Smash! instant potatoes are not smashing), beans, and soup. We then showered and sat in our hostel packing, talking, and listening to One Direction faintly coming into the open window from the rugby stadium. Towards the end it was even dark enough to see their light show and fireworks. Tomorrow we travel to ...
... for use of inflatable slide upon arrival. As we made our way to the rental car pickup, we couldn't help but notice how GREEN everything was (we know it's a cliche observation, but it still took us by surprise).
Our first scheduled stop was to Newgrange, a Neolithic monument older than the pyramids and stonehenge. Mike was honored with the first chance to drive on the "wrong" side of the road, and maneuvered through ...
... we were still going in the right direction.
Two and a half hours later we finally made it to the hotel, guess the walk wasn't a couple of miles like we had originally thought. Later when we plotted our trek, came to find it was six and a half miles. Needless to say we were tired, cold, our feet hurt and very hungry since we didn't see any food on the way in. We ate dinner at the hotel, fish and chips, wings and of course a couple of Guinness ...
... One to google if you're interested.
We had a great time in Ireland. Dublin is fun and the north is beautiful although still clearly stricken with issues of politics and religion. I've drunk enough Guinness for a few lifetimes and enjoyed a heap of great food. I've learned about politics and religion, the struggle for independence, and seen a 1500 year old book and a 600 million year old geological formation. What else could you want from a country?
... function. We were a bit disappointed til a few minutes later he announced it was just a joke. Guinness never closes. Whew!
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Disgusting, dirty and noisy. The Jackson Court Hotel ruined our trip to Ireland! The bathroom was so filthy, lots of mold, hair and god knows what in the toilet!! The shower stall was so small that we had to squish through the dirty, moldy doors to take a shower. The bedding was much the same, lots of stains, no mattress cover. As the place was so filthy we were afraid to eat the "full Irish breakfast". The nightclub in the basement starts around 11:00pm, goes until 4:00am. The music is so loud that it felt like the band was in our room, (we were on the 3rd floor). After the music stops the yelling, throwing up, fighting and peeing goes on in the alleyway right under our room. We have filed a official complaint with the Irish Tourism Board! This place is definately not for average, clean people! It would be okay if you want to join the all night partying and get drunk so that you would not care about the filth! Never again!
The room itself was pretty nice. Very small, but clean. The lobby and the bar on the main floor had a very interesting smell (think cat urine, over-cooked eggs and a splash of stale beer). The front desk staff was very helpful and nice. The real problem with the hotel - the noise from the nightclub at night. There is a bar on the main floor and a danceclub in the basement. The bar was OK, we had a few pints there during our stay. The nightclub was a bit obnoxious. The bass thumping at 4 am and then the recycling of glass bottles woke us up every night, and we were on the 3rd floor. The main attraction of this hotel is definitely the bar/club so if you are looking for a quite place to stay and rest after a long day of sightseeing - this is not the place. We did not have a horrible experience but we would not stay again.
Had a great time
10/04/04-12/04/04 - Just went for short break. Thought accommodation was great. Nightclub in Hotel is highly reccommended, as you don't have far to travel after a few guinness. Will be staying here again, next time in Dublin. Enjoy.
Looking for cheap accomodation in dublin,do not look at the Jackson Court!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rooms small and unclean Bathroom was not clean other people's hair in plug and over flow. Reception in poor state of repair and very messy general state of Hotel POOR. Cooked breakfarce yes breakfarce,order your coffee then wait till lunch to recive it breakfast starts at 07.30 sugest you go down then to get it fresh. PS if you do go take some plastic gloves and domestos and give them a hand
A Charming Hotel! A+++
We had a great stay at Jackson Court. After reading the other reviews we were nervous about our stay. It was great, clean, large bathrooms & rooms, friendly staff, best location in the city, great bar/nightclub (which did not keep us up all night), the only noise to be heard was sorting of bottles in the back alley in the morning. Otherwise great!!
Would surely stay here again!! A+++ Connor in the carvery is so charming!!
Wish I would have read these reviews before I went to Dublin. The Dublin tourist information center booked me a room here as they said it was a good deal (half price). The only way to get sleep here was to drink alot. I was on the third floor and was kept awake from the club in the basement and the drunks outside. I wouldn't stay here unless I wanted to party all night in the Club.
What a terrible place! We were here on the 14th of September and left as soon as possible the next day. The room was tiny and was on the "quiet side" of the hotel, so we were told. There is no quiet place here - the noise from the restaurant, bar, club and street went on from 7 pm well on to 4 am and we did not sleep at all. The stairwell smelled like a toilet and the floors were sticky. Our brief visit was much too long.
The place was clean, food adequate, and a nice bar but on the weekend the place was sheer hell:
We went with two other couples. All three rooms were pokey, small and claustraphobic. The shower was grubby and hard to get into if you were bigger than a size 10! The nightclub in the basement did not affect us - couldn't hear the music BUT we were woken every night between 3 and 4 when the revellers left. The top floor rooms of the hotel were obviously staff rooms in an early period, and should not be used for guests - far too small with very low ceilings
There is a nightclub in the basement from which people spill into a little alley way to fight and puke. My room overlooked this alley.
Closing the window kept most of the noise out and the stifling midsummer heat in. If your room is on the 1st floor there's no defence from the throb of music from below. The room I had - 207 - was tiny and the TV didn't work properly. Otherwise the hotel is OK.