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Barry's Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When you enter the lobby the hotel is filled with charm and feels beautiful, warm, and welcoming. Staff are lovely. But it ends there. The rooms are old and dingy with terrible dirty green carpets. Lighting is very bad. The TV is tiny. The bathroom is tiny. There is no space to work if you're there in business. Bed is a lovely old brass bed, but bedding and mattress are horrid and uncomfortable. You can feel every spring. Everything is dinged-up and old looking. No amenities in the room that you'd normally find even in budget hotels (tea kettle, hair drier, etc.) Shower faucet is on backward so hot is actually cold. Nearly scalded my hands off. Very good hot water and water pressure, however. Looks like a new toilet which is a plus. It looks like someone started renovations, but gave up. Or they did it themselves. Breakfast was very good and free coffee/tea in the lobby was a plus. But, I'd say do yourself a favor and spend the extra €20 to stay somewhere else.

Had to visit Dublin at short notice and ended up booking Barry’s hotel for two nights. Dingy place, and not at all suitable for a business trip (no trouser press or iron in the room, no tea making facilities either). No aircon, WiFi not working properly and even when it did it was too slow to be of any use. No lift. Shower didn’t work properly, carpet badly stained,tiny dingy room and minuscule bathroom. It was £90 a night which was extortionate.

Sign outside states a luxury hotel, not in the least. Dirty, musty smell from nothing in the building being updated ever, with stains all over the carpets. All furniture looks like it was acquired through used donations. The wifi constantly goes in and out minute to minute, very frustrating. The front desk staff is quite unpleasant and not the least helpful. However, the housekeeping staff is very nice and professional.

Sign outside says luxury!!! No way is it luxury. Old dirty smelly and unsafe. Window locks broken dirty carpet. Rooms are small and they smell. Safe are nice but seriously outrageous prices. Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw our room. Paid $230 (AUD) per night. Not happy

Bad in every way dont stay. Over priced out of date not acceptable in this day and age and expensive for what it is. I was booked in here for 4 nights with my daughter for a course she was doing. The night watchman was unhelpful the room was small and smelled stale. We got up early went across the road for breakfast as there was no way Id eat anything in Barrys. We booked in across the road 5 times nicer rooms and surroundings lovely staff and much less money too. So just go across the road if you need to be near this place

Initially we booked a hotel 6 miles away from the city centre, then came across Barry's hotel. The price was cheaper and is literally around the corner from O'Connell street (high street). The room was a decent size and to a good, clean standard. There was always someone on reception to assist if needed and a breakfast could be provided at an additional cost of €5. The odd improvement could have been made to the interior here and there, but this was not an issue for us as we weren't paying to stay at the Hilton. The fire alarm did sound once or twice during the early morning but stopped before we had a chance to react. The windows were only single glazed (expectant of a Georgian period building), so the odd bit of traffic could be heard. Although, if you truly commit to enjoying/exploring Irish culture, getting to sleep after a long day of exploring Dublin shouldn't be an issue. In summary, we would definitely stay here again, but if you're used to staying at more high end establishments this hotel may not be for you. The location saved us a lot of time and energy and the staff were helpful and polite. If we ever look to visit Dublin again this hotel will be our first choice.

We didn't spend much time in the room. During our 2 week tour of Europe, this was by far the most expensive place we stayed. Very nice staff, you have to pay for breakfast, rooms were clean and ok, nothing great but not horrible. The location was perfect as we could walk to most parts of the city or get on the hop on hop off bus right down the street.

Average hotel in a need of a bit of TLC. rooms in the need of an update. On the plus side very nice caring staff, I thoroughly enjoyed the food. I booked here last minute I did find it good value for money however I wouldn't be in a hurry to return

This was the worst hotel experience I've ever had - I was hesitant to book in the first place, but had issues with my flight and needed a place to stay. The hotel offered a 10% off promo on their website, which they then did not honor. When I explained my booking experience, and showed the 10% discount to the hotel staff member at reception he said the discount had already been included, but he wasn't able to tell me the full price before discount. It was a complete scam, he was incredibly unprofessional, don't stay here! The area is also not that great, getter off finding a hotel south of the river.

Stayed for one night only which was plenty, pleasantly surprised when we arrived at reception, receptionist was friendly and helpful although there was a discrepancy with the booking. Happy enough with the rooms although there was a musty smell. Very surprised to find no tea or coffee facilities in room or hairdryer. Fortunately we were provided with rooms on 1st floor. Came back in evening to find bedside lights not working and couldn't charge my phone. Woke up at 6am to find beside lamp light on and electrics socket working, very strange. Went to cafe on corner for a very pleasant breakfast, thought rooms were very overpriced. Won't be coming back.

1-2 Great Denmark Street Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Garden of Remembrance and Parnell Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in City Centre North, Barry's Hotel is next to popular attractions like Garden of Remembrance and Parnell Square. This 32-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. It's in central Dublin and also a short walk from Dublin Writers Museum and James Joyce Cultural Centre.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 32 rooms feature phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Barry's Hotel enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

29% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 293 reviews