RiverHouse Hotel2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
good prices for BB and in the middle of the Temple Bar area so it was worth it, however do not expect 7 stars hotel...it is clean, warm. the elevator was not working so it was difficult after travelling all day long
Booked this venue as a last minute trip to Dublin for one night over the June bank holiday as it was the cheapest I could get in Dublin city center. The hotel is Ideally located in Dublin's Temple Bar on a street just off Dame street and about a 10 minute walk to Grafton Street. The reception staff were pleasant and we had a really warm welcome. The bed linen was freshly washed and clean and bed was comfortable. The corridor leading from the reception to the stairs up to the rooms shares an access door to the pub next door and is also where the pub toilets are located. The venue is in dire need of an update. The room itself was bad. The TV was very outdated, tiny and placed at a weird angle to the bed. Nearly every single surface (wardrobe, beside table) was damaged/scratched. The bathroom was generally clean but again needs a serious update. The key needs to be dropped back into reception once leaving the hotel and picked up again when you return. The breakfast is not held on site. You are given a voucher at reception to bring to a cafe down the road for a Full Irish with tea/coffee. I wouldn't stay here again. I feel I didn't get value for money but as I said it was the cheapest hotel at the time. May be more suited for someone literally looking for a bed for a night and not going on a trip to the city.
We wanted to be in the middle of the Temple Bar area and this was it. The elevator was broken so up 3 flights (6 stair cases) to get to our room. A bed, 3 hangers, a dingy bathroom done.....no phone, no air conditioning, no breeze, no frills. We used it as a place to sleep and shower and got the heck out. It wasn't too noisy in our room but we were facing an alley so thankfully we could keep the windows open to stop from melting. I would never ever stay here again. We paid over $200 a night and I would have liked my money back but it was non-refundable. If you are looking for the bare bone basic, this is your place. One good thing, we walked every where. No car or transportation needed.
This hotel is really what you see is what you get. It is very basic - no frills or luxuries, it has a bed and a bathroom and that is about it. It seems a bit run down and old, but the bathroom is probably the nicer part of the room I was in. The beds were old and rickety, but honestly we were just looking for a place to sleep for the night and this did the trick. The lady at the front desk was very kind and was doing her best and that was probably the main pleasant part of our experience. One odd thing for us was that we had to return our key every time we left and then had to pick it up when we came back in. The only reason I was not super comfortable with this is because we are basically letting the staff into our room - so I didn't feel as though my things were very safe. But at the same time, giving them the key made it apparent if the staff were to take something, so they could be held accountable if need be. Fortunately, there was nothing for me to worry about as my belongings were fine and untouched. Our room was against a window and it was a little loud, but nothing that I couldn't sleep through. For the quality of this hotel, it is quite overpriced.
Perfect location right in the centre of Temple Bar. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room very tired, small. Not sure what was older the TV with continuous interference or the bed and mattress all at least 20 +yrs, linen had a strange smell and towels small and old. Bathroom was clean and water pressure very good. The lift was out of order and the whole place very tired and in need of a major reno. I expected noise given the location but the bar of the hotel runs music till 3am and it vibrates right up through the bed frame and pillows so little sleep. For the rate charged not impressed and wouldn't return.
The location is perfect; slap bang in the middle of temple bar, close to the city centre and easy enough to navigate. The staff were absolutely lovely; great banter. Very helpful and friendly, the 24 hour reception was fantastic through our stay The room was clean, if a bit basic. They were also a bit tired looking, admittedly. The bedside shelves could have done with a lick of paint and the vanity was a bit rickety. However, as we were leaving the staff mentioned that the apartments in the rear had recently been redecorated, and they would shortly be renovating the rooms, floor by floor, so that shouldn't be a problem for much longer! All in all, would definitely stay again.
Stayed here for a few nights. Staff are really good, helpful and polite. The rooms, well, a bit tired but you get what you pay for location wise, in Temple Bar. Location is good. Bedding and bed was clean as was the shower facilities. If you just use the hotel as a base as we did - it's more than adequate. We didn't try the food because there are so many bars, cafes and restaurants nearby but they do serve it at the hotel at a cost. There certainly weren't any complaints in our group from our stay here we enjoyed it. The main Temple Bar strip is within 2 minutes walk, so it can get a bit noisy on certain days of the week. You can walk to Guinness Storehouse in about 20 mins.
Mixed reviews left me anxious on what we would be greeted with. We stayed in the apartments which were through the back of the hotel, we managed to check into one a few hours early (great!) and the other was ready on time (11 of us for a hen party). They were clean and well furnished, 2 bathrooms in each, and were much better than I expected. No issues with the properties at all, a negative would just be that in the living area with the sofa bed this was quite noisy at night with it being on the street side and so there were some sleepless moments BUT this is in the centre of temple bar so it's what you should expect. The 2 bedrooms however were much quieter and comfy! We also made use of the bar underneath the hotel as the music and atmosphere was perfect, and the drinks not too badly priced - under €6 for a cider and black which we could handle. I would stay here again, but maybe it would be better with just x4 to the apartment so everyone gets a proper sleep in the bedrooms. Thanks river house!
My friend and I visited from the US at the end of April and we needed a hotel for the first 2 nights of our trip. We decided to stay right in the heart of Temple Bar, and since we are on a tight budget, we decided on River House Hotel. Once we found it (it took us awhile!) we found it was right next to and above a club/bar. The first night we were jet-lagged and wanted to sleep and the previous reviews about the band downstairs and the loud streets are 100% true. It didn't bother us- that's what you get for staying in Temple Bar. The 2nd night we were part of that crowd, and we found the hotel location was PERFECT for what we needed- a convenient place to crash. If you are looking for a good hotel to come home to after a night out, this is your place. Other important notes: The rooms are small. The shower didn't always stay hot or cold- the hot water varied. The second night we had a friend (who lives locally) stay in the room with us and although it was against security policy, the man at the front desk was very helpful and allowed our friend to stay after paying a small fee. Check-in began after 3pm- however, you can keep your belongings in a closet in the lobby to go out and enjoy the city if needed.
Had de room above de kitchen. Mould and all. Filty place, won't stay again. Room had mould and no shower door, couldn't open de window because smells from de kitchen. Intolerable, asked for me money back, waitin for it
- Walking distance to Ha' Penny Bridge and Dublin Castle
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Temple Bar, RiverHouse Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Ha' Penny Bridge and Dublin Castle. This 35-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, a nightclub, and a 24-hour front desk. Centrally located in Dublin, the hotel is also a short walk from Dublin Tourism Centre and Trinity College.
Start each morning with English breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 35 rooms feature coffee makers. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Hair dryers are also standard.
Guests staying at RiverHouse Hotel enjoy features like a nightclub. Offsite parking is available for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets.
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30% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 361 reviews