Travel Blogs from Dublin
... I was lucky enough to stay in an old 1600's stately home called Lloyd Hall. With a dining room large enough to seat twenty for dinner, bathrooms twice the size of any normal bedroom and huge original portraits of Dukes hanging in every room, it really did feel like we had taken a step back in time! It was an amazing week in Wales catching up with family, some of who I haven't seen in over 15 years! Staying outside a small village called Mold we made our way to Llangollen ...
... angels. Then we get to wander around 2 floors of props, sets and costumes. My job is to take a picture of everything I see for Daniel. The kids wander around for quite some time before we are finished with our day with Dr. Who.
We leave the Dr Who Experience in search of some sort of tower on a BBC show called Torchwood. The kids simply must find this tower...don't have a clue why. We walk along the cute bay to find the tower covered with decals for the festival and ...
... we headed on to the Jameson Distillery (we didn't want to get there too early in the morning). This was a guided tour and much more interactive and interesting than the Guinness one, but ended the same way - alcohol in hand. Jameson and ginger ale to be exact. Next on the agenda, the Kilmainham Gaol. Scheduled for tour time and hour later, we walked around the museum section to read up about more of the history. ...
... drink and watched Sliotar play again. They had a replacement guitarist this time who was really cool and played some awesome rhythmic stuff which really gave a cool lift to the band. We topped up our glass a few times with some sneaky beers we'd brought in, then when they had finished we headed down the street, and got a card for a drink and shot at a pub called Trinity Bar, so we headed up there and Darren had a drink and we watched the band there who were playing acoustic covers, in ...
... sure we remember a whole lot from the tour of Dublin - plus the tour guide at that point was slightly annoying, so we might have been tuning her out. :-) No worries! We have a day on our own in Dublin at the end of the trip, so I'm sure we'll revisit some sites then.
I'm not going to post many pictures to this blog (it's too difficult from my tablet) but we'll upload them to Facebook when we can.
Ronda & Sherry
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Historical Traveler Reviews Clifton Court Dublin
Ok, so its basic to say the least but then what do you expect for the price? The Clifton Court is in a great location within stumbling distance of Temple Bar, walking distance to Grafton Street for shopping and just round the corner from O'Connell street where you can pick up the shuttle bus to the airport for around 6 euros and hop on the tour buses.
Granted the weather was fantastic during our all too short stay in Dublin so we didn't spend much time indoors but the hotel is a clean and safe place to make your base. The staff were warm, friendly and welcoming even at 3am when being cajolled to open the bar for four drunk English girls, (Ed and Paul, we are truly sorry, we promise to behave next time...!)
No, its not The Savoy but I for one can't wait to go back again!
Good location,comfortable bed.
I'd read reviews before going but decided to try it anyway.I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel was clean,comfortable,smallish room with en-suite shower room which could have been bigger.Breakfast good[fullIrish].Staff helpful. Good location for transport and sights,On main road so quite a lot of traffic noise,bar below.I was on upper level so not really a problem.[Stairs to climb,no lift.]
Clifton Court has old world charm and great location
We were very pleased. It is small and you have to go up stairs to get to the hotel part of the building, but the staff was great and the location perfect. I would highly recommend it if you are willing to enjoying 'old world' inconveniences.
I was very shocked when I arrived at the 'Hotel' For a start it was half the size of the picture that was on the Net; myself and my boyfriend struggled to fit in the bedroom, plus we certainly didnt have a view overlooking the River Liffey, more like a building site out the back! I don't know how this could even be called a hotel. I've stayed in nicer Hostels! I'm actually thinking of sueing for false advertising so that no-one else can be conned by these people!!
Would I stay again?
NO!!!!!!!! We were part of a party of four. Two had okay rooms, 2 were very poor. River front view okay, if you get back of hotel - awful.
Hot, radiators falling off, loo didn't flush & very noisy. Staff friendly - some more helpful than others. To top it all off, they wanted to charge us £80 a night instead of the £40 we were quoted - RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!! Nightclub music can be heard till early morning. No good for kids.
Not recommended. The hotel was supposed to have been refurbished, however this consisted of the walls being painted a vile egg-yolk yellow and green, and the ancient furniture slapped with a layer of varnish. The hotel did not appear to own a vacuum cleaner as the carpets constantly seemed dirty. No overhead light in the room, the only light coming from a small bedside lamp and a dim wall light. The nightclub was really noisy until early hours, but as our room was on the 4th floor we didn't hear much of it, however there was a huge air-con fan directly outside our window which was enough to wake the dead and when the window was opened the room was filled with a vile chip-fat smell. The 'en-suite' is little more than a plumbed wardrobe and if you intend using the toilet while you are in Dublin, get used to sitting sideways on, because the tiny shower cubicle is so close to it that anyone over 5 foot tall will not be able to sit straight without hitting their knees on the shower cubicle which, incidentally does not have properly closing doors and requires an engineering degree to operate the shower temperature control (not an exaggeration!). Hotel does not have a lift which is a nuisance for people on top floors, does not have trouser press as stated, which is just as well because there would be no room for one, 2 out of 3 drawers in bedroom nailed shut (why???) breakfast mediocre, general demeanour: tatty, desperate for refurbishment, noisy. redeeming features: staff friendly, helpful and efficient, location good, clean sheets
Hotel !!!!!!! B&B with a bar more like
Having saw the mixed reviews on this site thought it best to see it for myself. The room whilst spacious reeked of cigarettes, which a squirt of an air freshener could have reduced. To get a remote for the tv was a deposit of 20 euro. The TV itself was not at all in tune and difficult to watch. The bathroom was very small and the shower unit tiny. Because of there only being a small extractor there was quite a lot of damp on the ceiling. If you are going to Dublin for sightseeing and not clubbing then this is not the hotel for you as it has a bar below it and a club below the bar thus the chances of getting to sleep before 4 are slim. Not sure what gives a hotel its status but this is at the lower level.
I found the staff helpful and the location was very good. The bedroom and small ensuite were clean. However the milk for the in-room tea and coffee was sour, and the service at breakfast was extremely slow and there was no choice of breakfast.
Spot on, no complaints at all. Friendly, clean and a cracking breakfast.Would go again any time
Worst Hotel ever stayed in
Hotel was dirty and the room barely bigger than the bed, OK if you like your room to vibrate with music from the bar below