|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Bright and spacious 1 bedroom apartment on 4th floor overlooking quiet courtyard. Can sleep a maximum of three people. Price table is based on a 2 guest stay. 3rd person on fold-away bed in living room at extra cost. Location is right in city centre with colleges, shopping, entertainment and places of interest to visitors all close by within walking distance. It has a fully equipped galley kitchen (crockery, cutlery and clothes washer/dryer included). Fully tiled bathroom with shower and bath. South facing living room with timber floors. Apartment is for non-smokers only. Ideal if you are coming to Dublin to work or study. Bed clothes and towels included.
The ideal location for a Dublin city break. The airport bus leaves you right beside the apartment. Live in the heart of Dublin off O'Connell St and 3 mins walk to Henry St pedestrian shopping area. For restaurants and night life Temple Bar is close by. All important tourist attractions can be reached with ease. Theater, music venues and traditional pubs are all around. Apartment is in a court yard location with access through an attractive gated entrance. It is modern with timber floors or tiling throughout and is a non-smoking property. Kitchen has all the necessary crockery,cutlery and appliances. There is a tall fridge and a clothes washer-drying machine. Living room has timber floors, a color TV, broadband, and a dining table.
Marlborough Street - things to see: St Mary's Cathedral with the Palestrina Choir (often performing at 11am Mass on Sundays); The Department of Education grounds; One of Dublin's active pawnbrokers - bring unwanted jewelery - might pay for your holiday?
Dublin Institute of Technology, College of Catering; Modern large 24 hour Marlborough St car park; Marlborough Court Apartments - 90 residential units in court yard beside Dept of Education; Eircom Building - telecommunications company; Ireland's Planning Board; Marlborough Hostel - budget accommodation - nice place by all accounts;.
Adjacent to Marlborough Court is the pedestrian friendly shopping district of Talbot St and North Earl Street.
- 5 minutes walk to Henry St - Ireland's busiest shopping street.
All as described! Pro: convenient, clean, cozy, quiet! Well-stocked w/towels, dishes, pots & pans, hairblower, etc. and a wee, little TV. Stove, dorm-sized frig. electric tea kettle and MW all worked fine. Nice view of the top o'Cathedral. Speedy, little elevator & no parking lot noise. Ample closets. Liam & William are friendly & respond quickly. Walkable to most Dublin attractions, shopping, St. Mary's Pro (RC), transportation and good, fun restaurants & pubs. No car needed! Comfy, cute place!
Con: faint smell of cigarette smoke (previous smoker in apt? Or, wafting from neighbors??). Corridor light was out for nearly our whole stay. Very limited choice of TV channels & no DVR, which would've been nice in cold, rainy December, over a 3-week stay. Not everyone wants to watch nothing but sports & music videos; plus, you can't go "out" every single evening! Bed was a U.S.-sized "double", smaller than a Queen, so it took us (2 people) some getting used to! (A roll-away cot was available.) Toilet seat was a bit wonky & wouldn't stay "up" w/o beinb held. No hot water, as usual, at night. So everyone shower in the AM!
But, actually, most of this was very minor and we loved "our" apt. & would recommend it to others; and, we plan on staying again!! Almost don't want to let on what a "find" this is!
Everything mentioned below is walking distance from the apartment. Walking time is in brackets. Trinity college (10 mins) - once the educator of the elite of Irish society, Trinity College is now open to all. See the old library and the book of Kells; Dublin Castle (10 mins) - Old walls of Dublin, state apartments, and the treasury. Temple bar (8 mins) - Dublin's cultural quarter. Best night spots, restaurants and unusual shops line these narrow, cobbled streets. Guinness hop store (35 mins) - In the Guinness factory complex this excellent visitor center tells the dramatic story of the 250 year history of Guinness. Shopping in Henry St (3 mins) and Grafton St (15 mins) department stores; pedestrian ambiance. Pro Cathedral (2 mins) - historic church. O'Connell St (3 mins) - Dublin premier wide street with the general post office - scene of 1916 insurrection. Christchurch and St Patrick Cathedral (15 mins) - beautiful buildings.