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Marilyn Mansion

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Go in the building to the right when arriving , ignore the sign :lL. Room was huge and its walking distance to the city , car park is a good edition however we did get blocked in. Good value for money

Worst place ever, room was disgusting! Curtain was ripped, windows had fungus/mold, see pics in this review. Pictures on the website are not how it looks in real life! TV in the room did not even work. Staff was not friendly nor helpful. Would far from recommend this place.

We stayed here for 2 nights as a last minute option, there were 4 of us and all of the other hotels were around £600 for the 2 nights due to the time of year. Walked in and immediately realised it was not like the pictures, a lot smaller than it looks on the pictures. We were offered breakfast for €5 each, this consisted of cereal toast and a few other cold snacks. No hot food was offered and quite frankly the coffee tasted like crap. The room looked run down only 1 pillow each and the walls were thin, I was kept up until around 2am as the girls who were working there were laughing and talking to eachother. No uniform, when I arrived one of the girls was wearing almost no clothes, very unprofessional. Bathroom was absolutely tiny, shaving light didn't work and the shower was horrendous. There were no toiletries such as shampoo or conditioner, I had to go out and buy some for the second morning. Would NOT be staying again for all the reasons above and more. Ruined the trip.

We stayed at the marilyn mansion for a two night layover before our next stop. Now as i have said i never write reviees but this i have to say. We walked into our room paper thin walls then looked at the walls and there is mildew and salt damp all down one wall. It was bubbly and brown. We then smelt the room andnit was musty and wet. Slept all night with the window wide open so we didnt have to smell the stench which was making us cough, didnt matter anyways as i was coughing regardless. The security in the room isnt there which is a big worry as we had our valuables in there. Shared bathroom stank like something died in there and the shower.... i had a better chance of cleaning myself in the sink. We didnt complain to the manager as he advised they were fully booked so its not like we could go into another room. The dust in the room is teerible feels like they have never cleaned it. I had someone elses hair and dirt on my feet. This place should be closed down the rooms are not liveable! And you are wasting your money. The only positive is the bed is comfy thats about it. I couldnt wait to see the back of this place.

Great place to stay overnight. I have find this place suddenly surching the internet. I would never expect such a nice place for exact price. Room was nice and clean. Staff was also nice and very helpful. They serve a coffee and tea anytime - pleasure at midnight.

Very good customer service by all members of staff. Rooms were clean we enjoyed our stay will come back without a doubt. We were offered tea and other snacks as compliments. I stayed with my wife and 1 child

Weren't too sure about this place because of the reviews but our room was really nice and very clean. The girls working there were lovely! The bus into the city centre takes about 20 minutes and the taxi costs between 10 and 16 Euro. Stayed here with a few friends and we were very happy with how nice it was for the price we paid.

The hotel was booked by friends who we were meeting up with in Dublin for a long week-end (3 nights). I think it unlikely we would have booked a hotel so far out of town. We did have an en suite bathroom but the room itself was large but poorly furnished with odds and ends of second hand furniture with damaged veneers. There was a wardrobe with no mirror, two mismatched beside tables, a double bed with a soft mattress(just two pillows) and a corner table on which there was an old cathode ray television. There was one bedside lamp and no remote for the flickering TV. There was nowhere to sit apart from on the bed. The only mirror was in the bathroom. There were no toiletries. The shower was feeble. I found it difficult to set the temperature, but that may have been down to me. We were woken up in the early hours of the mornings by a group of young men being very noisy. That may be because we were in room 15 near the door. The buses into town were frequent and the real time information useful but the journey was about 30 minutes as traffic was heavy. Coming back later at night was a shorter journey. The continental breakfast was 5 Euros in cash and wasn't too bad, though my husband didn't think much of the coffee. I didn't like the full milk for my tea, but Dublin didn't seem to do semi or skimmed milk. On the plus side the room was clean and warm and the staff were friendly.

It was my first time in Dublin and I felt very welcome. The place was very clean and tidy and the staff were always lovely. The price and the breakfast is good taking in consideration that Dublin is not a cheap city. I had coffee and tea available all the time and TV and wif-fi in my room. The accomodation was not far away to the city centre, around 10 minutes by bus, and I had a lot of bus options all the time.

1 bathroom for all upper floor rooms we were waiting for over 40 minutes to use the toilet and 2 hours for a shower, renovations being done but clearly not to the room we were in. Freezing cold although the heating was on as front door is open all day due to building work, leaking sink in bathroom and rubble in the window sill. Very dated rooms with dirty carpets that were cut short. Telly with no sound. Not reasonably priced as this is a long way from town 15 minutes on the bus. We weren't made aware of any renovation work or we wouldn't have booked this hotel and if it had stated there was only 1 bathroom for the hotel we would of definitely looked elsewhere. No tea or coffee facilities in the room but you can make a cuppa anytime in the breakfast room but all in all don't stay here go somewhere closer to town. I only rated this 2 because the staff were nice otherwise they'd of got a 1 and that would of been generous. Oh and I don't think a couple of pictures of Marilyn Munro hanging downstairs constitutes for this place being called the Marilyn mansion. And just so you know it's 37 garville as there is no sign outside saying this is a hotel or what it's called. It might be nice when it's finished but at the minute as title says it's polishing a turd!!

37 Garville Avenue Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Rathgar within 2 miles (3 km) of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Marilyn Mansion is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as St. Stephen's Green. This 15-room, 3-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Also close to this Dublin B&B are Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Guests of Marilyn Mansion enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. Self parking is available for EUR 5 per day. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a garden and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 184 reviews