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RiverHouse Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My brother, his wife, small baby & mother-in-law stayed here thr night before they went home. It was possibly the worst hotel I've ever seen (& I've seen a lot). The staff were so uninterested in them checking in. They had 2 big suitcases, a buggy and some other bags to take to the 3rd floor, the lift wasn't working. As the rooms were not ready we were told we could leave the bags near the reception desk and someone would take them to the rooms. They did not. The downstairs toilets were filthy and part of the pub next door. The bedrooms were terrible, small, grotty and had no room for the cases. They had a terrible night without sleep due to the noise. I met them at the airport the next morning to say goodbye and I've never seen anyone look so happy to be getting on a 20 hour flight.

Checked in and was informed that they were having issues with boiler, they offered me a free breakfast or small discount (€29). I chose the latter. The lift was out of order. Got to my room, no hot water (hot water scheduled for 1hour in the morning), no heating ( coldest night in Dublin), crack in the window allowing condensation and cold air to come into room. On this particular night the hotel should not have allowed guests into the hotel (for health & safety) instead relocating them to a nearby hotel.

If your room is on the third floor, good luck connecting to the WiFi. And if you complain to the front desk multiple times, they won't do anything about it. One day I came back to find housekeeping had not locked my room after making-up my room. Luckily, nothing was stolen, but not cool for them to leave it unlocked. When I informed the front desk they insinuated I hadn't locked it when I left that morning. Not a good place for single travelers. I got yelled at for bringing someone back to my room (in the middle of the afternoon--was not having him stay the night). Better to save yourself some money and just stay at a hostel or pay a little extra for something nice. And on the last day there was no hot water, so I didn't get a shower before being stuck on a 10-hour flight.

This hotel do not have a view over the river, and it's really old and tired. It really need a upgrade. The location is in the middle of Temple bar district and the noise from the bars can be to high. The resepsjonist was helpful though.

Booked this hotel for upcoming stay and after getting confirmation from hotel I found that they wanted a deposit of 250e frozen on my account for one night stay in Dublin. I rang hotel immediately and got on to receptionist named Amanda who was most unhelpful and told me to "carry on and cancel". Guess what ...with that attitude I did just that.

We were a party of six so we had three separate rooms. Room 1 - broken bed, room is directly above a late night bar, windows are utter rubbish, might as well leave them open all night, building opposite has an alarm going all night so don't expect much sleep if you are in a room at the front. Room 2 - broken fire alarm, actually hanging off the wall so Im not sure how staff missed this! Broken lamp, just wires hanging out of it, hole in the window where a vent should be, if the cold wasn't bad enough we had a host of extractor fans on a roof outside our window, it sounded like Hurricane Brian had returned, but its fine because they fixed it after I complained, the obviously highly trained repair person had folded over a piece of paper and sellotaped it over the hole. Room 3- on the fourth floor..... guess what, surprise! the lift didn't work!! the toilet was filling all night due to the ballcock falling off. We think there was a red patterned carpet but we are not too sure. There were a couple of really helpful and friendly staff members but the guy who worked one of the nights was grim, he obviously didn't love his job! Cant say I blame him. Seriously don not stay here unless your only other option is the gutter outside, even then its a pretty close competition.

Very budget hotel with basic amenities. Safe secure. If you want a quiet room ask for ones at the back of the hotel. Hotel staff really friendly and happy to accommodate my needs( wanted to change room due to neighbors being noisy) Overpriced when I visited but it was Halloween and a bank holiday.

Pros: polite staff, central location, free wifi Cons: Where do I begin? The toilet fails to flush 3 out of 4 times, the shower ricochets from freezing to scalding and the tub doesn't drain. The listing failed to mention its directly above a MUSIC VENUE which you can hear as if you're in the same room and makes the floor vibrate, until 2AM. My window had a great view of a dirty rooftop. The paint on the (handmade?) furniture is peeling and then bed is uncomfortable. You can hear every toilet flush, stair step, and voice in the building. The elevator is broken. They take a $150 damage deposit which is 3x more than the bloody Shelbourne does. I am appalled that I paid 140 euro for this dump, and should have read the TripAdvisor reviews beforehand. The pictures on are a total scam. Save yourself. Do not stay here.

Having read some of the negative reviews on this site I was very concerned! I was booked here two nights as part of a stag weekend. However this hotel did everything that was required. A clean well serviced room at (for Dublin) a reasonable price. Well situated in the centre of the Temple Bar area. Don't hesitate to stay here and be near the action. It is not a five star hotel nor does it claim to be - it is what it is and just fine for that.

bed was cosy, room was ok for price, breakfast was great. The staff were lovely and even though some work was getting done we enjoyed our stay and would stay again.The night club was also great we were in there until gone 3am and had a blast.

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.


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 392 reviews