Travel Blogs from Dublin
... 2 Americans and 32 Aussies on this trip. We've noted busloads of Americans in Ireland who no doubt have come for the Gathering. So many Irish emigrated to America. Dublin's dirty and was a disappointment. The whole country is showing the downturn in the economy. The comedian the other night was joking about how we should by his CD and he'd take any type of money even monopoly as they're so desperate. There's unrest as well as we saw by printed posters and ...
... I had slept through because I couldn't see anyone that was on the bus so I grabbed my stuff and walked towards the door but then I saw a family that were on the bus asleep on some other couches so I went to the toilet and then went back to the couch and fell asleep till just after 5. Went to the loo again then waited until we could Get off. Got back on the bus and talked to this Irish dude until we got to the bus ...
... and heritage are inviting me back home to where my roots are. Maybe ancestors of mine worked in some of the factories I passed by, or made laws to govern this country, or fought the bloody British as they stripped them of their dignity. Yeah, I guess aside from the pleasant environment, I'm proud to admit that I'm proud to be Irish. And when I see humble farm folk at a small town carnival, old men dressed ...
... Contiki tour we have next week. We arrived here around 3:30 Saturday afternoon. After meeting some Americans who were staying in our room we grabbed some chow from a local brew pub called the Porterhouse. Back to the hostel we met up with the Americans again and hit the infamous Temple Bar area. The atmosphere was something that we as Canadians aren't completely used to. Nevertheless it was a blast. The next morning wasn't a blast, as we completely slept through it. After ...
... Mountains tour we went on turned out to be nothing short of excellent and despite a bus load of the aforementioned Americans I was riveted for the entire trip. Our guide George was nothing short of excellent, a real character who's love of Australians was only beaten by his knowledge of the area we were touring. The highlight for me was the 1500 year old Glendaloah monastery that was founded by St Kevin. Ironically Kevin was canonised for his ability to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Waterloo House Dublin
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!)
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.