About the property
- Apartment387 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 bedroom apartment to sleep 2 + 2 additional on full size double sofabed
This apartment is located on Parnell St, which is minutes from O'Connell St. It has been refurbished to a very high standard and because of it's central location is only a few minutes walk to all the major attractions in Dublin city centre. For travellers who want to explore more of Ireland it is close to all the major travel links and is also close to departure points for tours of the rest of the country. (more details of these can be found in the Tourist Information office)
The accommodation comprises a small but fully equipped kitchen with clothes washing machine, and microwave oven, living room with dining table and seating for 4, L shaped sofa with pull out double bed, WIFI, cable TV with integrated DVD player (small DVD library provided) , and iPod dock with FM radio. The bedroom has a double bed, bedside cabinets and lamps and linen and towels are provided. There is a three piece bathroom with power shower over the bath. Shaver point in Bathroom and hair-dryer are also provided.
This is truly a home from home experience and we hope you will find everything you need to provide this. On booking you will gain access to the Hospitality Manager which will provide useful information about the apartment and the surrounding areas. 14 days before you travel you will find the contact details of my representative in Dublin who will greet you and show you how everything works.
This apartment is located on the third floor of a quiet building. There are two lifts or elevators to the third floor from the entrance lobby. Because this building is located on a relatively little used stretch of one way street, there is little passing traffic so it is even quieter.
The apartment building is very secure and there are several layers of security between the front door and the door of the apartment itself which can add a sense of security to anybody travelling alone in a new city. There are two key controlled doors in the entrance hall and then a door to the corridor locked by keypad entry before you get to the apartment door which is also secured by lock.
Although it is a city centre location, there are numerous food shops and supermarkets very close by, as well as the usual raft of entertainment venues, restaurants and bars within only a couple of minutes walk and a multi screen cinema literally next door.
The trip from the airport to the apartment is only about 6 miles (10km approx), and the route is well served with buses, specialist airport coaches and taxis. A taxi from the airport should cost in the region of €30 or less for two people but you would be well advised to obtain a quote before travelling.
You are truly in the city centre, and are within walking distance of all the main city cente attractions. World famous Temple Bar is about a 12 minute walk, and glamourous Grafton Street and the south side are about a 20 minute walk across the River Liffey. They are currently building a direct tram line to Grafton Street and it's amenities about 100 meters around the corner from the apartment, making the south side of the city even more accessible. Trinity College, housing the ancient Book Of Kells is only 10 minutes walk away. The main theatres are also close by with the world famous Abbey Theatre just a couple of streets away off O'Connell Street, and the Gate theatre just around the corner on Parnell Square. The Olympia theatre is also a short walk away. For larger venues, The Point which houses the O2 is a short tram journey away, and the tram stop for The Luas is just a stones throw from apartment in Jervis Street.
If you want to travel further afield you can either catch the Luas or take the 20 minute or so walk to either Connelly Station or Tara Street Station and catch the Dart which is the name for the local railway and go northwards following the coast to visit the beaches in North County Dublin and see the lovely fishing village of Howth, or alternatively head south to visit Dalkey which is a lovely village on the south side. You will find along the route several places mentioned in James Joyce's famous writings, including the Martello Towers.
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- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Carolyn Potter
I was born and grew up in Dublin and left home to get a job in the UK in the early 1980's when I was in my 20's. I now live in the UK but bought this apartment in Dublin many years ago after the death of my Mum, so that I have a place for my family and myself to visit, so that I get to keep my accent and my children get to know a bit about their roots!
Carolyn Potter purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Carolyn Potter chose North City
I bought this property because it is right in the very centre of things in the city centre. It is on the northside (only just north of the river!), and because I am a Northsider I was attracted to it, Everywhere you would want to visit is walkable from the front door. Also this particular apartment, although it was just one bedroom, was significantly more spacious than most that I looked at and it was also in a nice well maintained block. It fitted the bill for holidays or short break in Ireland. We refurbished the property a couple of years ago, and completely refurnished it, and it now offers everything you would want in a home from home setting. We also installed WIFI, and cable TV so there is a full range of entertainment options available. There is a small DVD library there too.
What makes this Apartment unique
The main benefit of this property is it's location. Although it is right in the heart of the city it is not on a main traffic route. It is situated on a little used stretch of a one way system, so there is very little street noise. The apartment is on the third floor and in all my visits there I have never heard any noise coming from the neighbouring apartments. It feels a very comfortable and safe place to be . In this part of the city centre there are several apartment blocks and they have been well catered by foodstores. There are several major supermarkets withing a couple of minutes walk and many other small convenience stores, not to mention the myriad of bars, restaurants and other venues right on your doorstep. I am often asked if the apartment is safe. I frequently travel there by myself and walk back to the apartment late at night. As I woman alone I feel very safe there. There are several layers of security between the front door and the street, and the streets themselves are quiet, but busy enough to feel safe walking down alone late in the evening. Obviously, this is a city centre, and I am relating my own experience. I can't guarantee that you would never encounter problems, I am just saying that I never have.
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Great apartment in the heart of Dublin
I had a fantastic time staying at this apartment in Dublin. It has a great central location, right in the heart of the city. The apartment had everything we needed and it fitted four of us comfortably for a couple of days. The bed was extremely comfortably and the apartment was homely. I would definitely stay here again, and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a short break in Dublin!
Thank you for your lovely review. Your review is really helpful to potential renters who can benefit from your experience and your comments . A big welcome will be waiting for you if you decide to return in the future.
Apartment was perfect..clean, central, comfortable and very secure.
Booked this for my parents to meet up with long lost family in Dublin. The property manager was fabulous!! Helpful, friendly and generally lovely. They could not have asked for a nicer apartment and it was easy to get back to from their travels. They felt very safe and secure. It helped make their wonderful weekend that bit more special. Thank you x
Great location to easily walk to the Temple Bar district
Overall, a wonderful stay. The building was very secure. We were welçomed by the host and toured thru the apartment with ease. About a 10 minute walk to the Temple Bar district with lots to see and do there. Only concern was the low water flow in the shower - not quite what we are used to at home, but managed to make the most of it. Would definitely recommend this location to others!
We stayed 4 nights at the apartment with my husband and 2 daughters. The apartment is very nice and cosy abd has everything you might need. The most important tor us was the location. It is very y conveniently located, only a walking distance from many of the city attractions. I definitely recommend it and hipe to come back once again.
Thank you, Inez, for being available earlier for us on our arrival. It helped a lot.
Great apartment! Very safe and well kept! Easy to get everywhere from here! Highly recommend a fantastic pub on Capel st just a short walk from apartment called J. McNeil’s music store. Well run and the owner is always there and they usually have some live local music. Also The Church restaurant is a 2 minutes walk and should not be missed! Loved our stay and Inez was super helpful and available to make our arrival smooth! Thank you!!!
very clean and tidy close to all amenities and city center within walking distance
overall stay was very good
This property is located right in the very heart of the city centre on the north side of the river Liffey. It is located in a residential block on Parnell Street, which runs parallel to Henry Street (2 minutes walk) which at one time was labelled the busiest shopping street in Europe. O' Connell Street which is normally considered the centre of the city is only 5 minutes walk from the front door. It only 2 minutes walk to the Dominick stop of the new Tram line called the LUAS. This new line takes you straight across to St. Stephens Green. (The line opened in December 2017) This allows quick and easy access to the south city and it's amenities. There are numerous bars, shops restaurants and attractions on the doorstep, and the world famous Temple bar is only a leisurely 12 minute walk away over the River Liffey.In addition there is a multiplex cinema directly next door to the apartment building. You would find it hard to be closer to the heart of the city. Dublin is a small city and all the major attractions are located within walking distance. Travel out of the city is also possible, and numerous sightseeing trips are organised by travel companies operating in the city centre. The pick up points for those tours are generally within walking distance of the apartment too.