Glen Guesthouse2.0 out of 5.0
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It's cheap and cheerful. Room was clean and the is very little distance from the hotel to the city centre. There is only single glazing and our room was at the front of the hotel so it was a little noisy. Breakfast was nice but there are jot enough tables so some parties had to share which they didn't look happy about. Not disappointed in the hotel it did the job but the main reason for booking was it stated there was parking, which there is not. They do offer a very generous discount on a car park about 5 minutes walk away which to me is not parking at the hotel. But if you are looking g for something, cheap, clean, comfortable with a decent breakfast it will fit the bill.
We had booked at Avondale, but were moved here to apparently "a better room". I dread to think what the original room must have been like! Our Double was just 2 well-used singles pushed together, and the room was small, tired, and musty. The toilet was loose and gave a great thunk every time you sat on it. Breakfast was adequate (although I've not been served half rounds of black/white pudding before), served up fast by friendly staff. In fact, staff friendliness would probably be my only positive. I would certainly not stay here again for the price I paid.
We booked here as we had a nightmare with the original apartment we had pre paid for in Dublin. The rooms are clean and the breakfasts and lovely! Staff are friendly and helpful. You have to leave your key when you leave the property for security reasons. Would recommend staying here for easy walking distance to all main attractions and public transport.
To be honest, my friends and I were looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful where we could rest after long days exploring Dublin, and this place definitely offered that. We had a triple room (double bed and a single) which was very comfortable and clean enough - but for me the big negative was the breakfast. In my party there were two vegetarians and a vegan - the cooked breakfast was meat only, although there were options to have french toast/ baked beans/ scrambled eggs etc. Unfortunately the only thing I could have was fruit salad or toast with jam or marmalade. I understand that my dietary requirements are my own issue, but I have never encountered this problem at any other hotel! The door staff are friendly enough - the front door is locked at all times so you have to ring and request your key whenever you come in. This is handy in a way as there's no risk of you losing your key, but we saw at least 4 different people on the door in our short stay and it seems pretty unsafe that anyone could come in and request your key! Overall, it does what it says on the tin but pretty much nothing else.
Positives: Great location les than 1/2 mile from O'Connell Street and GPO, good breakfast, pleasant staff, clean, at a very affordable price negatives: Cuts a lot of corners, blankets are old and worn but clean, was there three nights and they never changed the linen, made the bed, only two towels per guest. The top floor of the annex rooms 28,29,30, and 31 have a constant motor noise, staff said it was a water pump, they moved me after I complained. Good for the money but don't expect posh circumstances.
Firstly the positives, the guesthouse is close enough to the centre of town to make it easily walkable. The rooms were warm and our bed comfortable. The night porter, Silvio, was polite and helpful and even when the alarms kept going off on the Saturday night stayed calm and sorted the issue out eventually. The breakfast was good and the staff reasonably friendly. On the negative side the porter on days was rude to one of my friends over a light not working and the shower in their room was overflowing the tray, the other porter was speaking on skype whilst we were asking him questions. The testing of the fire alarm system appeared to be out of date also. All in all we will not be returning to this guesthouse although we will definitely be returning to Dublin.
Just stayed at this hotel. I'm trying to find something positive to say!! The location is good, apart from that there is very little good to say. The breakfast was okay. The room: Window to the floor looking onto private flats, no nets so unless you wanted everybody watching you the curtains needed closing, which was okay because the window was filthy. The TV remote was disgustingly dirty. The room was grubby. The bathroom: the light over the sink didn't work. The shower was black with mould. Broken tiles in the shower. The foyer smelt of cigarette smoke. I asked to be moved when we first arrived to be told they were full. I appreciate it's a budget hotel but even budget hotels should have certain standards. Would not recommend it.
The staff is very kind and helpful. We were not pleased with a few things about our room so the second day we talked to the person at the front desk and he very kindly offered to show us another room, which we did I deed prefer. He moved us with no hesitation and was very pleasant about it. We loved the rest of our stay and would go back again some day if we could.
We got what we paid for, cheap hotel, couple of minutes around the corner from O'Connell street. We were lucky to be in the rear of the hotel, facing away from the road and onto an internal courtyard. We had a balcony which we could leave open to cool down the room. I would tell anyone coming here to buy water as the water from the bathroom tap is almost undrinkable. bed comfortable, shower worked just fine, fresh breakfast every morning. Secure entry, buzz to gain entry even through the day.
At best this is a 2star hotel. To be fair, the rooms and beds were clean. Layout of the hotel was a real mish mash. Breakfast was very good. Staff were friendly and helpful. 10 minute walk to the main center and O'Connell St. or to DART train station. Lots of low budget hotels and hostels along this street. However, was not pleased at check out to see the room rate went from 80 euros pn during the week to 140 euros pn on weekend. Really, really not worth 140.00.
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42% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 371 reviews