Molesworth Court Suites
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... around 9:15 or so. We also ended up in the best seats in the house somehow! Right n the front of the pub where the musicians would be playing. The musicians arrived shortly thereafter and before you know it we were right in the middle of a great traditional Irish music session. The musicians were very personable as well and said they would play requests if we had any. Dad asked if they knew his Paddy Murphy song but, sadly, they did not. He did his best ...
... course and headed for Ireland’s most prestigious college, Trinity College. It was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I to establish a Protestant way of thinking about God. Our campus guide, a very witty doctoral student, presented a colorful description of the historical highlights of Trinity College and details of the college Library, which contains the Book of Kells.
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... up and joined us. The three of us left after a while to go and get some subway, but we stopped at a small takeaway place called Maguires, where Darren and I chose to try a baguette sub type sandwich instead, then went to subway for Pancho to get his. We stopped by an off license on the way back for some more beer, then spent a decent amount of hours at a table in the common room just drinking and jamming and doing a few covers here and there, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Molesworth Court Suites Dublin
Great place to stay
I just returned from a 9 day trip to Ireland with my sister and my 10 year old son. While in Dublin we stayed at the Molesworth because of the great reviews I had read on this site. The Molesworth was indeed all it has been said to be. The location is fantastic, even my friend that lives in Dublin was impressed by how close it is to Graffton and all the other attractions in Dublin.
I would especially recommend this type of accomodation for anyone staying in Dublin with children because you have a full kitchen and can buy groceries and eat meals in (food in general in Dublin is expensive) so my son wasn't constantly in a restaurant. We had a one bedroom and myself and my son slept on the hide-a-bed in the livingroom and were very comfortable. The staff were very warm and gracious and helped with anything and everything we asked for.
If I had to find any fault it would be that there was construction going on on the alley outside our place but having lived in San Francisco typical city sounds don't bother me and this slight irritation was certainly not the responsibility of the Molesworth. Also if you are going to have a car let the staff know because there are 12 units in the building and only 5 spaces for the establishment. My friend in Dublin left her car in the car park (after a night out) and all the slots were full so she left her car at the end of one and when she went to move it the next morning she was chastised by one of the solicitors from the builing behind the Molesworth. The staff were very apologetic for the mans behavior so again I hold no ill will toward the establishment for this. My advice would be to make sure to know a space will be saved or made available for you.
I couldn't recommend this establishment more, and I know that upon my return to Dublin I will again stay at the Molesworth Suites.
We just returned from 3 days at the Molesworth. We visit Ireland about once a year and have stayed in a wide variety of accommodations. This is by far the best. The location is unbelievable--right around the corner from Trinity College and Grafton St. The price is right--the same as a night at the Hilton. And the staff could not be more welcoming. We arrived after midnight on a Friday and were greeted by Deirdre like we were long lost relatives. Even though the hour was late, she graciously showed us around the suite to be certain we were well settled. As other reviewers have noted, the kitchen was thoughtfully stocked with everything we needed for a lovely breakfast the next morning.
I was a bit concerned about the lack of designated non-smoking rooms, but was assured that the rooms are well aired between guests. That promise was kept and we arrived to a fresh smelling suite that was neat as a pin. I was also concerned about noise given the in-town location. That was not a problem since it is actually tucked away on a quiet side-street.
Rionna Canney, the property manager, is very responsive to email inquiries and will go the extra mile to make you feel welcome. We will return again and again and have already recommended it to friends.
Molesworth Court is a little gem in Dublin. We had a suite that had 2 separate bedrooms, a complete kitchen including washer and dryer, dishwasher, silverware, plates, absolutely anything you needed. There was also a nice size living room. They provide you with milk, butter, bread, orange juice, cereal, and candy bars at no extra charge. They are happy to hold your bags after you check out of the hotel until you have to leave. The manager Riana cannot do enough for you. It was extremely clean.
Perfect location, lovely rooms, and great staff...only wish we were there longer!
I have stayed at the Molesworth Court Suites on several occassions and will return, the suites have all mod cons and its in a quiet corner of the city but within a few minutes walk to shops, bars and clubs, prices vary depending on which website you book on but we got a suite sleeping 3 for 105 euro per night and that was a bargain, once checked in you never see the staff till check out ( check out is 10am not 11 as some websites say) There is enclosed secure car parking and the staff could not be more friendly, you also have a welcome food pack, milk, orange juice, cereal etc. Granted there is noise from another suites as can only be expected in rented accomodation especially at weekends but this happens in hotels with people walking up and down corridors but it did not have any impact on the stay. Much better value than any hotel and you can come and go as you please with no hassle and invite friends round for drinks before hitting the bars and clubs of Dublin.
We were a little upset because the airlines lost our luggage, but our spirits were raised when we arrived at the Molesworth. The manager was extremely helpful. She took care of making the calls to get our luggage, gave us detailed directions around town, recommended a great coffee shop for breakfast and even brought us groceries to get us started. The apartment was wonderful. Clean,roomy, and in the very best location in Dublin. I would highly recommend it.
I cannot praise this hotel enough. The location is right in the middle of all the sights and within walking distance of almost anything else of interest. It is by Temple Bar, St. Stephens Green, and around the corner from Grafton Street and Trinity College. It is very clean and very very quiet. Very comfortable. There is no elevator, so people with disabilities might have a hard time. Great price for great room and great location!!! This type of hotel with a kitchen is very important in Dublin since everything closes at six (except some restaurants)--so there's nothing to do in the city other than eat or drink, which for me wasn't enough. I wanted to kick back and relax in my suite and watch TV and eat a meal I fixed from the excellent grocery stores in the vacinity (Mark and Spencers or Dunnes).
Great location for groups
Great location in Dublin, you can walk almost anywhere from the central location. It is located in an alley, but in a very safe quieter part of town. The 2 bedroom units are great if you are traveling with a small group. It was nice to have the kitchen & living room. If you are staying for more than a week you might want to bring some laundry and automatic dish washing detergent. The only trouble we had was with the questionable water heating - cold showers! Overall a great place to stay. Would definately stay again.
Very hard to find but worth it
This hotel is located on an alley! There are no markings that it exists other than a discreet sign on a door. Our cabbie had NO idea even where the "street" was (one way..one lane and truly an alley!). However, it is in close proximity to Grafton Street and very convenient.
Our suite had a small living room, a kitchen (with clothes washer!) and two bedrooms. The manager was very pleasant and accomodative. The hotel was quiet and safe and I would definitely stay there again.
Loved this place
I travel to Ireland every year and usually stay in a B & B. However, I found it very hard to find an affordable, yet comfortable, hotel in Dublin until I discovered Molesworth Court Suites. It's not so much a hotel as renting an apartment in the middle of the city. The location is superb. It's two blocks from St. Stephen's Green and one block from the Dail. Grafton Street is a two minute walk. The apartment is wonderful. It had an American style large bathroom, full modern kitchen, large comfortable bedroom and small living room with television. The only criticism I can offer is that there is noboby on staff during the evening. So, if somebody is loud and having a big party in the room next door, which happened to us, there is no one to contact. Notwithstanding this, I would highly recommend this "hotel" and plan on staying there every time I am in Dublin. Great value for the money. Better than any hotel I've stayed in Dublin and I've stayed in the Clarence.