Travel Blogs from Dublin
... them in Edinburgh.
We met T again the next morning and headed to the Jameson Distillery for a tour. Now, there is no distilling happening there anymore, so it was just set up for tourists. It was still fun, we had a French tour guide, which seemed a bit odd. All three of us got to do a whiskey tasting, comparing Irish, Scotch and Bourbon whiskies. I've always liked Irish best, it's in the triple distillation you know. After a quick lunch, T ...
... world" I should have listened to him :( Me and dad went in while mum and peter went up the stairs. There was Frankenstein who makes you jump, psycho who rattles around in his cage and a man in an electric chair.(rest to scary) next we went to the Guinness storehouse were we got a free fizzy ...
... shave a sheep (58 seconds) and how the wool is made into yarn and blankets. The guide was the15 year old son and he gave a great tour.
We had to drop off our rental car and get to out hotel for some sleep. Our flight back leaves at 5:45 a.m.!
We are amazed that there has been 400 views of our blog so far. Blogging has been fun and is a good record for our adventure. We will do one more when we get home.
... out Omar Sharif acted in a film that will be presented at the festival, and that he is doing a Q&A session. I am, very unfortunately, unable to attend. That would be incredibly exciting to see him!
Overall, it was a slow-paced, largely unexciting day, but I enjoyed myself. I think that tomorrow I will visit the National Museum of Ireland and find some other fun things to do. I had better make it adventurous, else I'd have nothing to write to you about. ...
... lucky enough to fit in a walking tour of Dublin and get probably the best guide we could have, a typical traditional red head, thick Irish accent, born and breed in Dublin....fantastic!
Our last day was spent chilling out. The last 6 days of driving from one end of Ireland to another had been exhausting, but so worth it. We got to see whats considered 'the best of Ireland' and finished our stay with a celebration like no other. Was a great holiday, and we love the Irish!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Waterloo House Dublin
Family-friendly stay at Waterloo House
We spent two nights in the family suite at Waterloo House in August. Having just arrived in Ireland a few hours earlier, and still getting used to driving our rental car, it was a relief to easily find this wonderful place - even better that it had its own car park (trying to find street parking would have been impossible!)
When we checked in the owner was very friendly, and took us to our room on the first floor right away. The family suite is very much like a standard hotel room in the States, two double beds, desk, armoir (which was essentially the closet), hairdryer, telephone, TV, and bathroom. TV only gets a few channels, but as we were to find out, most of Ireland only gets a few channels. They also provide wake-up calls here which was nice.
We overlooked the rear of the property, right above the glass solarium that they use as part of the breakfast area. We were there over a weekend, and both nights we had our windows open with no street noise whatsoever. Waterloo House is on a street lined with other B&B's so we didn't necessarily expect too much noise, but being in a city you never quite know.
The bathroom was great - nice large tub that also doubled as a shower, lots of towels, clean, and plenty of room to move around in. The shower was nice and strong and hot - one morning we got up early and the other we slept in late, and the shower performed the same both times.
Breakfast is served in the morning, down in the walk-out basement level. The main room is quite nice, beautifully decorated, as is the solarium. White linen tablecloths and napkins helped to make the whole meal special. They had out a good selection of cold cereal and granola, yogurt, stewed prunes, chopped fresh fruit, coffee and juice to select from, plus a selection of hot food that you order off a menu (french toast, waffles, full irish breakfast).
One of the fun features of Waterloo House that my children loved are the dogs. The owner has two dogs, Charlie and Malloy, that just live for someone to come into the backyard and play with them. Each morning and evening were spent visiting the dogs and taking some time to relax.
True, Waterloo House is a short distance from Dublin city center, but has quite a lot of shopping and coffee shops, restaurants, etc. nearby. Just around the corner from Waterloo House on Baggott is a restaurant called Ouzo's - wonderful dinners (Italian/seafood) and even something for the kids which was nice. The owner gave us quite a few good recommendations for places to eat, places to visit - she was a great resource!
We truly enjoyed our stay here - it was especially comforting as a first stop, friendly, clean, quiet, good food, good (and safe!) location, nice facilities. If we come back to Dublin this is definitely the place we would go!
Do your homework on the location
I can't believe people giving this place a negative review based on its location. If you want to stay in a city centre hotel, do your homework and look at a map.
We liked the location of Waterloo House because it was outside of the city centre. Ballsbridge is a lovely area with some nice pubs and restaurants and we enjoyed the walk (about 15-20 minutes) into the city along Baggott Street.
Our room was fairly small and the furnishings were a bit old but it was very clean. No bath in the bathroom, just a walk in shower which suited us fine. Breakfast was good in a lovely dining room. The staff were friendly and very helpful.
Just returned from a 2 night stay, room was clean and comfortable,not disappointed, a little out of town but all the better fro a good nites sleep. Handy for Baggot street and all the qulaity bars and coofee shops.
Went to the Waterloo Guesthouse in September 2005 and had a great time there. If possible, you should choose room No. 36 or 37. You have to pay the price for a standard double room, but they are larger than other rooms. Rooms are really clean and staff friendly. The Guesthouse isn't to far away from city centre. It's just a walk of 15 minutes and the area is quite secure. Food wasn't too much but the quality was good. I can really recommned this Guesthouse.
Not A Good Location
We stayed at Waterloo House on our first trip to Dublin in September. The rooms were fine but we were very disappointed in the location. It was too far away from the city center and not good for touring. I would choose another location next time.
Too far away from city centre -
We stayed at Waterloo House and found it to be too far away from the city centre, we had to get buses and taxis to and from the guesthouse all the time we were there, which added significantly to the cost of our stay . While it may be nice and quiet we wished we had chosen some other guesthouse right in the city centre. If you want to be close to the city centre - avoid this place.
Good location and above average B&B
Stayed here in May and would recommend this B&B. Quiet, safe neighborhood within easy reach of public transportation to city center or a 15-minute walk. Very nice accommodations: large room, nicely appointed, good breakfast. I feel that I made the right choice staying at Waterloo House.
All is quiet at waterloo house
I Stayed at waterloo house from june 9th to 12th.The guesthouse is in the more quieter part of dublin which is great if you what a goodnight sleep. The breakfast was large and plentful which set you up for the day. Not far from the guesthouse is a small area where there are a selection of bars and restaurants which if you get the chance go to the cuban restaurant as the food is excellent but you must book a table.
Would stay here again
We were so pleased with the Waterloo House. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was very spacious, quiet and comfortable. I would stay here again without a doubt.
Waterloo House was a wonderful stay for us. The staff was hospitality and tried to help when possible. The breakfasts are great. The room was small but comfortable once we got the heater working. The location is fabulous, too.
We would recommend Waterloo and are now planning to return in a few weeks.