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RiverHouse Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We arrived way too early for check in but on arrival of dropping our luggage off I asked if ii could use the toilet.. the lady at reception said it was in the bar but had not been cleaned since the bar closed last night so was advising me not to use it!! I asked if we could look at a room,she said no as they were all full. ok, I understand. But then a couple came down the stairs to complain about their walls and bed being blood splattered, they showed her photos and said it had ruined their stay but they arrived late last night and had no where else to go. I was feeling sick at this. The rest of my party told me to stop worrying it would be fine. We returned at 3pm and I asked if I could check the rooms.... Well...... I cannot describe my feelings, I looked around the 2 rooms we were allocated, checked the beds found stains of dried blood or something similar on one of them, I could not even look in the bathroom, the skirting boards were falling off the walls, the paintwork was very old and shabby, the whole place smelt musty, I was mesmerised as reviews were good for this hotel. I went down and asked to speak to the manager, told him we would not be staying and asked for a refund. The receptionist dealt with this very well and was very nice. I told the manager about the dirty sheets and he called the maid, she said there were no marks so I asked him to look for himself which he did. He came down with the laundry on his hand and said it was the launderette's fault. This place should not be allowed to rent out these rooms in this state never mind trying to charge extortionate prices for the pleasure... you are paying for the location..... We had no where else to go so got straight on to the internet and managed to book an apartment which was £50 cheaper and much much cleaner......... You will be sorry if you book this so called hotel...

Awful hotel, Fauly Towers seems like The Hilton compared to this....l OMG.....L centre of Temple Bar area which was fab but oh my gosh, noise, right outside was massage parlour and sex shop, dunks queuing for nighclub right past our window, people rolling metal beer kegs down cobbled street at 4am, on site bar until way past 3am!!! and that was the outside....... inside..... wow WHAT A DIVE.... bed springs poking out, hole in middle of bed, lights were just bulbs on wall... filthy walls and wood... wouldnt even attemot to use kettle and cups!!!! or put clothing inside drawers!!! Curtains all stains, sink blocked to mention a few things!! Reception desk woman was like in a trance didnt seem to recognise us from one hour to the next or know what was going on!!! Three flights up and no lift, would NEVER STAY AGAIN even with the location.....£140 a night and we had to endure three nights... shame as Dublin itself was fab but DO NOT STAY HERE UNLESS POSSIBLY STAGGER LOOKING FOR BED AFTER BEING OUT ALL NIGHT....

What can I say, the only thing going for this hotel is the location, slap bang in Temple bar. Very dated run down hotel with a bar onsite, if you're looking to get a good nights sleep, forget it, still noisy at 5 am!!! If you're going out at night you have to hand in your room key!!

Stayed for 2 nights and as per previous review writer, I would probably rather sleep on the street if given the choice of returning! The staff were friendly enough. However, the rooms were the most run down that I have ever seen. In my employment I have seen very poor homeless accommodation that is like the ritz compared to the river house. The street noise was unbelievable, even with the windows shut. Avoid here if you are a remotely light sleeper. The location is handy for central Dublin but have your wallet ready to be ripped off throughout Dublin. The shower was powerful but the bathroom was very outdated and tiles were loose on the floor and roof. The hotel recommended a parking block and with the hotel stamp we got a couple of euros off the parking bill. Beware - do not park on this street outside this hotel as you are sure to be clamped, we seen this frequently during our two day stay. I didn't expect to stay at a top notch hotel but this 'hotel' is grim. All visitors to the hotels looked disgruntled and miffed!

This hotel cost us 170 euros per night. I would rather sleep on the street. I don't know where to start- staff friendly enough, but they would have to be at rates like this. The rest is dreadful .Our room was 6 foot above a very loud noisy night club, youths congregated right below our room shouting, smoking swearing, and very loud music. I had one hours sleep. That's all. the room was hot, so you had to open the window to cool down. This let bugs into the room, where I was bitten all over. The hotel furniture is basically hand made rubbish gloss painted. The TV? It must be 30 years old, 6 inches square and 8 foot off the ground, with no remote, so basically, only one channel. Unless you are young, and a very expensive place to rest your head- go to the more famous hotels, there are plenty off them.

Hotel is older , but clean , cozy yet comfortable. We were looking for a place to lay out heads. This fit the bill. Price was good , you get what you pay for. Like the Big Bang theory the elevator does not work , but we knew that ahead of time. This hotel is in the heart of the temple district with shops, bars and numerous restaurants just outside the door. We found all forms of transit within simple walking distance. Staff is friendly. No early checkin .

good prices for BB and in the middle of the Temple Bar area so it was worth it, however do not expect 7 stars 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 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.

23-24 Eustace Street Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ha' Penny Bridge and Dublin Castle
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Concierge services
  • 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. The 35 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers and TVs. 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.


All 35 rooms feature coffee makers. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

Guests of RiverHouse Hotel enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with concierge services and luggage storage.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

30% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 370 reviews