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Travel Blogs from Dublin
Well we're off again over the ditch and it's time to sum up our travels in Ireland.
Funniest misinterpretations of what was being said to us include: 1. Reject Australia and the Kurds! which was really Reject austerity and the cuts! closely followed by 2. Madam here is your rarebit toad which was really Madam here is your breaded cod.
... practically shout to be heard. At one point we had to cross the river and that is where all the crowds were centered because the planes were actually flying right up the River Liffey. There were so many people on the little Ha'Penny Bridge I was afraid it would collapse! The tour ended about 30 minutes late (because of aaallll the extra details about the rebellion provided by John) by the General Post Office. Dennis had to bail early to return our rental car to the airport ...
Breakfast was as ordered the night before, this is a "no nonsense" B&B. This morning we went into town by public bus then on the HOHO bus to do the loop, lunch, a quick stop to see about data packs for my phone and we were off on the bus again, this time to the gaol. We stumbled upon a lovely old ...
... We could not believe the amount of people, we joking thought that the city hired people to make Dublin look like a bustling city. We walked around O'Connell St and the surrounding area. Dublin really has a buzz that no other city in Ireland has. People seem to make the very best of the fine weather.
We went back to the hotel to repack and sort out our tax receipts ready for our claim ...
... and I ran smack dab into the pub a block later. The origin of Brazen Head can be traced to a coach house established in 1198. A number of famous patrons including James Joyce (1882-1941) and Irish novelist famous for “Ulysses”; Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) writer of “Gulliver’s Travel”; Robert Emmet (1778-1803) an Irish nationalist, and many additional famous people have graced the doorway of the Brazen Head. I walked in and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Enjoyed a few days here within walking distance to everything in Dublin.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPembroke Townhouse Dublin
Historical Traveler Reviews Pembroke Townhouse Dublin
We stayed there in October, 2005. Our room, on the fifth floor facing the street was just fine---very clean, just enough space for the two of us. Breakfast was one of the best of the 6 places we stayed in Ireland. We found a great weekend deal on their website, which we doubled for four nights. (We arrived at 10am and our room was ready at 1pm---not bad.)
We walked everywhere---into Dublin---not more than 15 minutes away. We also walked in the other direction toward Ballsbridge Terrace (5 minutes), where we found several great restaurants and one fine pub. Check out the early bird specials all over Ireland (usually from 5-7pm) which are great deals. We loved Roly's Bistro.
Overall, a great start to our trip.
Well, hotel guests normally expect some degree of "professionality" in the service provided by hotel employees... but in Pembroke Townhouse you can forget about it: problems in the bath tube sink, no heating... and no solutions! this is the problem...
The Pembroke Townhouse is situated in the prestigious Pembroke Road - a twenty minute stroll from Stephens Green in the centre of Dublin.It is a guest hotel only serving breakfast but superbly run by a friendly staff and spotlessly clean. It has an ambience of Old Dublin with a nice lounge with complimentary newspapers for guests adjacent to reception.In nearby Baggot St- five minutes walk - you will find Searson's and The Waterloo - two of Dublin's oldest pubs and a selection of restaurants.Offering great value , the hotel is constantly in demand and rightly so as its location while peaceful is close to all major amenities on the South Side of the Liffey. Some of the rooms are better than others - go for the fifth floor if you have a choice - avoid the car park level rooms - the hotel has secure car parking to the rear.Ideal for long weekends, rugby (Landsdowne Road is six minutes walk) and business travellers the only criticism I have is a lack of a PC for business users though on line access for laptops is available. Great value - but book early.
Good value for money
Very friendly and helpful staff. Great atmosphere and good value for money
Perfect Place to Stay
We arrived early in the morning and our room was not ready, however we were offered breakfast and a changing room. Our luggage was stored away and our room was ready within an hour. The room was really beautiful and had a fab large window to the front.
The staff were super and friendly, so efficient and helpful. The location is extremely central and close to all tourist attractions and everything really!!!
I have stayed on anumber of occassions and will be back again.
The breakfast is especially great, try the French Toast and omlettes!!!!!!!
Be prepared to wait!
First of all, don't plan on checking into this place until at least 5pm. We arrived after an overnight flight and were told that our room would be ready at 2pm. We stowed our luggage and took off on foot to sightsee. When we returned at 2:30, we were told by the desk clerk that it would be a little longer. There were several other people asleep on the couch and chairs in the lobby area so we sat outside until 5pm. There were no apologies by the desk clerk and there was only 2 housekeepers in the whole place. The next day, our room wasn't cleaned when we returned from our bus tour at 4:30pm. We spoke with many others at the property that complained of the same problem. The rooms were ok but I would probably never stay here again.
We stayed at Pembroke Townhouse May 17-19, 2004, and were very pleased. While the room was not terribly spacious, it was very clean, had above-average amenities, and comfortable beds. The hotel is NOT air-conditioned, but window ventilation was adequate. The staff was very helpful, and breakfast was tasty, although portions were small.
It was a very good value for Dublin. We would definitely stay there again.
Two nights special in Dublin
Had an excellent stay at the Pembroke townhouse, clean spacious rooms, very helpful staff and delicious breakfast. Good location just away from the hustle of downtown Dublin but within healthy walking distance of all the attractions, would definitely recommend a visit.
We booked the Pembroke after seeing it on the web. It's the only B&B or hotel I've ever stayed in with an upstairs! A staircase led to a loft with sofa and stereo. Consequently, the ceiling was two storeys high--very unique room. The building itself was lovely, Georgian, in a quiet neighborhood that was still convenient to the city center. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I thought it was great value at 110 Euros (with full breakfast) in a city that ain't cheap.
Great value, wonderful property
A quiet boutique property located in a residential district. Room was spotless with quality amenities & linens. Clean, comfortable, with competent staff. Breakfast was delicious & efficient. Walking distance to most Dublin attractions. (1-3 miles) Taxi stand close by for those who don't enjoy pounding the pavement.