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Clifden Guesthouse

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   32 Gardiner Place, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Ranked #91 of 160 Dublin B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is scruffy, feels dirty, and has the audacity to charge exuberant prices at the weekends! I have not felt so ripped off by a hotel in a long time. To add insult to injury as a B&B there excessively high prices don't include breakfast (although I wouldn't risk eating there anyway) and they have the cheek to charge... More

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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here with a friend for one night, paid ridiculous price just because there was supposed to be a concert that wkend but was cancelled and it was non refundable. Our room was directly opposite the reception desk, not very private, could hear everything. In sayin that the room was quite spacious and the beds were comfortable but the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My first trip to Ireland in mid-June started in Dublin. I booked this guesthouse after several attempts to book in other guesthouses and B&B's. I stayed one night upon arrival and three more nights after a tour around N. Ireland. My first night was a bit disappointing in terms of the room I got. I booked single but for the... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lovely airy clean room, comfy beds, really good breakfast, close to main Dublin attractions and airport bus stop. Also friendly, helpful staff...what else could you want in a budget hotel?!!! Will stay again next time we come to Dublin. Thanks to Flav and staff...

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Nina G, Manager at Clifden Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear shalome63, Thank you for taking the time to review Clifden House. We appreciate all feedback and welcome any comments guests may have that will help us to constantly improve the accommodation we provide for our guests. I was delighted to read your kind words about our rooms, we have been renovating recently and are continuing to do so, so... More

Blaxland, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was our familys accommodation for two nights in Dublin, and although it is located a fair distance from the Liffey River (where the city centre is), it was fairly close to one of the sightseeing bus tour stops. The sightseeing bus tours are 19 Euro per person and valid for 2 days - which you could purchase from the... More

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Nina G, Manager at Clifden Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear jkcamill, Thank you for taking the time to review Clifden House. We welcome all feedback and appreciate any comments that can assist us in maintaining and improving a high standard for our guests. I was surprised to see you thought we were a distance away from the city centre as we are a very short walk to O’Connell Street... More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was the poorest accommodation we stayed in one of the most expensive during our tour of Ireland. Its a pity as it is in an ideal location for the City. Our room should never be let as a double, one of us always had to climb over the other to reach the bathroom, our student digs had more room,... More

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Nina G, Manager at Clifden Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Cawflands9 Thank you for taking the time to review Clifden House. We appreciate all feedback and welcome any comments guests may have that will help us to constantly improve the accommodation we provide for our guests. I was very sorry to hear about your experience with us. We have recently renovated and we are very pleased with the décor... More

New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed at the Clifden Guesthouse for two nights. The location is a bit far from the main tourist sites about a 20 minute walk to trinity college and temple bar area. Half the time we used cabs to get to the hotel because we would be so tired from walking. The hotel itself has lovely modern decor. We stayed in... More

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Nina G, Manager at Clifden Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Kim O, Thank you for taking the time to review Clifden House. We welcome all feedback and appreciate any comments that can assist us in maintaining and improving a high standard for our guests. I was delighted to read you liked our quad room. We have recently renovated and are constantly trying to improve the décor and structure of... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Overnight stay for 3 women. Staff were friendly and helpful, wi-fi worked great, beds were clean. The location is good, but not great. It is a long walk from here to Temple Bar and taxi costs can quickly make the budget prices not-so-budget. Also, toilet was broken when we arrived, but fixed right away. There is some street noise here;... More

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Nina G, Manager at Clifden Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Shea G, Thank you for taking the time to review Clifden House. We welcome all feedback and appreciate any comments that can assist us in maintaining and improving a high standard for our guests. I was delighted to read your lovely comments about our Guesthouse. We have recently renovated and take pride in the new décor. I was surprised... More

Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I stayed here over a weekend with my boyfriend. Although we had a few criticisms (instead of the double we booked, we were given a rather cramped family quad; the original ceilings were obscured by a low and ugly false ceiling; the shower was a little erratic and; the bathroom was in need of a renovation), overall we had a... More

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ClifdenGuestHouse, Manager at Clifden Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Michelle_Ni_Riain Thank you for taking the time to review Clifden House. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us to continually review and improve our standards. I am very sorry to hear that you had a couple of minor issues during your stay with us. Renovating the rooms was a huge task and we did our utmost to ensure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Great value, friendly helpfull staff, we will stay again only 6/7miutes from city nice big rooms would recomend to everyone i know 3 beds in room i was in so pleny of room for the kids too will have them with me nxt time very quiet

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ClifdenGuestHouse, Manager at Clifden Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Seamusd7 Thank you for your lovely review of Clifden House. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves in providing quality accommodation and friendly service, so it is great that you recognised those things during your stay with us! Kind regards, Claudia Irimescu Manager More

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Address: 32 Gardiner Place, Dublin 1, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clifden Guesthouse 3*
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Clifden House is a 200 year old 'listed' non smoking Georgian home with 17 ensuite rooms right in the heart of Dublin city centre, with secure car parking for guests even after check-out.Our Guesthouse is within a quick 5 minute walk to O'Connell street which offers convenient transport around the entire city, making it a great place to stay in Dublin.Experience the warm homely feel at Clifden House with it's kind & friendly staff. We cater for single, double, twin, triple and family stays.All 15 rooms are ensuite, with shower in lower rooms and full bath/shower in rooms on 4th floor, no elevator, with direct dial telephone, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.WiFi internet access available.Convenient easy access to ferryport, DART, LUAS, Busarus (bus station) and train stations. ... more   less 
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