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Homely apartment with WIFI in heart Dublin of city centre

Bedrooms 1
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

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 receive an information pack giving you hints and tips to get the most out of your trip .

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 little used stretch of one way street, there is very 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. 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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Carolyn Potter
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

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 Dublin

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 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"5 étoiles: Parfait

Nous revenons de 4 nuits à Dublin dans l'appartement de Carolyn Potter.

Je suis très contente de mon séjour dans cet appartement.

La propriétaire habite l'Angleterre et je savais que nous ne nous verrions pas.

Elle a été très gentille, très rassurante et très patiente avec toutes mes questions.

Nous sommes arrivés avec le bus sur O'Connel Street et nous avons trouvé notre adresse sans aucune difficulté.

Je voulais que le quartier soit sécuritaire et ne pas avoir peur en rentrant la nuit.

C'était impeccable.

Henry Street et ses magasins sont à 1 minute de l'appartement ce qui a fait le bonheur de ma fille qui a pu partir en expédition shopping toute seule.

Il y a toutes les sortes de fastfood sur le boulevard à quelques minutes de l'immeuble ainsi que plusieurs supérettes.

Donc aucun soucis pour faire les courses.

Nous mettions 9 minutes à pied en passant par Capel Street pour se rendre au premier Pub à Temple bar (the Porterhouse était très animé)

L'appartement était très propre.

L'appartement, l'immeuble et le quartier sont impeccables.

La literie dans la chambre est très moelleuse.

Par contre celle du canapé convertible est plus ferme. C'est un peu difficile pour mettre un drap en dessous mais il est confortable et grand pour 2 personnes adultes.

Les couettes sont agréables.

Nous avions des serviettes de bains à notre disposition. Cela pourrait être pratique d'avoir quelques chose dans la salle de bain pour les mettre à sécher.

Je n'ai pas eu froid du tout dans l'appartement malgré le temps mitigé.

Et il y a des radiateurs si besoin de chauffage supplémentaire.

Je reviendrais sans hésiter dans cette appartement si nous revenons à Dublin."
Apr 2012
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Rotunda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size double sofabed in lounge
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
This is a third floor city centre apartment, and a car is not necessary, as public transport is on your doorstep. If you wished to hire a car for longer trips out of the city, there is a large public car park next to the building where you can park a car for €14 per day. Night rates also apply, and there is also free street parking from 7pm till 7am. Even though it is a city centre, there is a good range of food shops and supermarkets within a few minutes walk. There is also a taxi rank directly opposite the building, servicing the multiplex cinema located next door. Internet access has been upgraded to cable broadband WIFI 8mg at no additional charge. In addition there is an internet cafe yards away. You will be greeted by our representative and will find linens and towels are provided for your stay. This apartment truly is a home from home, and is right in the heart of Dublin. You couldn't be closer to the centre of things if you tried.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Homely apartment with WIFI in heart Dublin of city centre
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 67 reviews

Great apartment in the heart of Dublin

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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City centre apartment

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment situated close to the city centre ..within walking distance of the south side as Temple bar but far enough away to be quieter .close to hopnon hop off stops

Dublin has loads of roadworks at the moment which spoils the overal appearance but doesn't stop you getting around

The apartment is small but clean and comfortable .and I would say more comfortable for 2 than 4 if your stay is longer than a few days ..there are a few minor maintenance jobs needed but nothing to spoil the stay ..indeed a new washing machine and cooker were delivered on our last day .

The lady who met us was at the apartment at the time specified and was easily contactable if we need her and she allowed us to leave our cases in the apartment for longer as we had a late flight

Security is good for the block

The only negative the corridor outside the rooms is soulless and a little smelly ..

Would stay there again as it suited us perfectly

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great city centre appartment

  • 5 of 5

Great location, secure appartment building. Friendly and helpful check in - told us about local area. Clean, comfortable and well serviced. Loved our stay thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The location is awesome. Just beware that this apartment is more comfortable for 2 people, not 4. It has a pull-out couch that is much different than those in America. It is not comfortable at all.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It couldn't have been better! Fabulous location, great place. Very happy:))

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location with full facilities.

  • 4 of 5

What a pleasant apartment. Neat, clean and complete with all facilities.

We were lucky to get this apartment. Madam Carolyn was great as we could access many information from her website including how to reach the apartment as well as the many attractions. The information provided was accurate and made it easy to reach the apartment building from the airport using bus.

A very big plus point is that the location is great. It is close to many restaurants, shopping malls and shops, money changes and walking distance to many attractions. The multi complex cinema is just a stone throw from the apartment unit.

Security; the apartment building had a great security. 2 level of security from ground floor and an additional security before entering the apartment unit. And it is easy BUT yet safe. Anyway, it is safe in Dublin.

We do not have any problem with the shower after tutorial from Madam Inez. She was nice and inform us on how to use the facilities. We really had a great time staying in this apartment unit.

Should we returned to Dublin, we will surely stay at this apartment. We will also recommend our friends who are coming to Dublin to stay at this apartment unit.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Royal Dublin Links St Margaret's , Forest Little,
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Dublin Port
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
There are numerous beaches available
Car: not necessary

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.

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.


Rates & Availability

Rotunda Apartment Rental Rates

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Mar 1 - May 30
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 - Aug 30
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 - Oct 30
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2012-2013
Nov 1 - Dec 21
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 - Dec 30
3 night minimum stay
New Year
Jan 1 - Jan 2
2 night minimum stay
Jan 4 - Feb 27
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $257.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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