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Durban Residence

69 Lower Gardner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel was in a great location i.e. 15 minutes from Temple bar area. However the immediate neighborhood wasn't the best looking of places. Hotel staff are very friendly and hospitable. However the rooms are in serious need of updating and repair. The bedroom walls were peeling and severe damp in some areas of the wall. Although the website advertised a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't expecting much, based on other reviews. So no disappointments. Three start is because it's a very simple accommodation. Bed comfortable, nice to be able to make tea. No elevator, but the very pleasant young man who checked me in carried my rather heavy bags up the double-flight staircase - to the top floor - 3 long flights! There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We arrived at 8-00pm to book in only to be told they had an electric fault and could we come back in ten minutes, we actually went to a pub and came back after two hours. It was still not fixed and we didn't get into our room until 10-45pm. the stair carpet was very stained but the room was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The location of this "B&B" is great--very walkable to all the sights in Dublin. My room was also very clean. BUT *The floor dipped so much under the bed, I was nervous I'd fall through the floor during the night. *The bed did not have sheets and a blanket, just a bedroll folded in half on top of the uncomfortable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Rooms were basic yet clean and comfortable. Location was fab . Stayed here the night of a concert and was perfect for the occasion. Staff were nice and wifi was free! would stay here again for a similar occasion however not for luxury.

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for one night recently and want to be as fair as possible with my review, having stayed in a few different hotels on the same street, this one was a little less comfortable in terms of the room..we wanted a twin room but it was a tiny room more suitable as a single room, there wasn't any... More 

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I definitely would not consider this a B&B. More of a hostel mixed with a budget hotel. But as far as budget accommodation in Europe goes, you can't really expect much. Europe overall is full of tiny rooms and bad plumbing, unless you want to spend $150+ per night or stay somewhere on the outskirts of the city centre. PROS:... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Where do I start. 1- unclean toilet in the room 2- poor excuse of a shower (no pressure, warm at best with the hottest setting) 3- minimal plug sockets so had a grubby looking extension lead going across the room. 4- they "apparently" use a high with conversion rate (charged £18 GBP over the general conversion rate) and got really... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We booked our last night in Dublin here. Bad decision--WE HAD NO WATER OR ELECTRICITY! The service was the worst. The attendant said he will give us another room or a discount. However, he never came back to us. This lead to my boyfriend running around at 00:30 searching for another place to stay. We checke in at 01:30 down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We had only good memories at the Durban Residence. The staff is very nice and although check-in is at 14:30, he were able to park our car in the morning and they did everything to get our room ready as fast as possible. Very recommendable!

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