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Durban Residence

69 Lower Gardner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Ranked #132 of 160 Dublin B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location and decent price, but that's about it. Crappy breakfast, unpleasant staff and noisy neighbours. Wifi was pretty good, even on the top floor. Showers were decent. If it's just for sleeping the night, I'd recommend having breakfast on town instead.

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Fargo, ND
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a room at the Durban Residence because it was the closest (and most affordable) B&B within walking distance of the bus/train station and Temple Bar. Although it's located on the North side of the River Liffey, it is close enough to walk to most areas that I wanted to visit. The staff was accommodating and allowed us to... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We decided to stay here due to the central location of the residence. The room was smallish and the shower was just ok. However we had a great nights sleep, which was the main concern after attending a concert at Marley park. The massive bonus was that we didn't have to leave until 12:00 the next day. The staff were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

me and my finceé stays here a lot to get a break its very noisy here and the bedrooms get to cold at night and the bathrooms are freezing aswell it's ok for the price you pay the staff are very nice and the breakfast is plain but nice I would stay here if u like to be cold at... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I travelled to Dublin for an important annual business trip with 2 Scottish colleagues. What can I say? It was reasonably clean, the toilet was perfectly adequate in fulfilling its function, it was conveniently located near some delightful pubs and the rooms were warm also which is always a bonus. Where I felt the Durban fell down badly was at... More

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Monaghan, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Our room(family,en-site) was facing the courtyard, so quiet enough and very warm. The building itself as well as all in the center of Dublin is quite old and with small rooms, parking for car was a block away (about 3 min to walk , plus extra charge). Bed linen and towels - impeccably white. Standard continental breakfast.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I enjoyed my stay here. the b & b is located in a good area and don't carry the bad attitudes of the hostels located nearby it. breakfast is nice and the staff were good! the rooms were always clean and the showers were good! It's near all the main attractions and you can get a really good nights sleep... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

On arrival our reservetion made one week before didn't showed up on their reservation book. I booked an en suit room and they gave me a room on the basement with shairing toilet. The smell of urine all around the basement was awful. There were two toilets both incredibly dirty,in one of that the light wasn't working,in the other the... More

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Valencia, Spain
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21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Dirty, noisy, too much drunk guests, people screamed in corridor at the night, no works flush in toilet, tap sink broke, strong smell to humidity and waste pipe in bathroom. Brekfast is ok. Place to avoid

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Brandon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The beds were clean and the price was reasonable but we would not stay there again, Toilet was down a flight of stairs and in a dodgy area of the house, Breakfast was fine but nothing cooked. The entire place gave the impression of needing a really good cleaning. Noisy location but then its close to the city center and... More

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Address: 69 Lower Gardner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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!!!UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!!! Durban Residence is a fully refurbished, listed building, which boasts impressive Georgian architecture and interiors. We are located in the heart of Dublin city centre; with O’ Connell Street; Dublin’s main street, only a 3 minute walk away. It is also just 5 minutes from Temple Bar the main party zone of Dublin. Room facilities include tea/coffee station, TV, central heating and fresh towels every day. Free Wi-Fi internet connection. Cots available on request. Free city maps & guides at reception. Reception is open 24hours. 48 hrs cancellation policy. Check out 12 noon. Credit cards accepted. ... more   less 
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