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Durban Residence

69 Lower Gardner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Durban Residence
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Ranked #132 of 162 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at Durban Residence during our visit to Dublin. The main thing in the favour of this B&B is it's location. You are on the cusp of the city centre and in easy walking distance of most of the key attractions. As a consequence, you pay a premium price for what is essentially quite basic... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The only good thing about this bed and breakfasts is the central location. Other than that, there is no elevator between the floors, the breakfast is limited to basics and there is no soundproof between the rooms. The staff hardly speaks English and is not helpful at all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I cannot say that was great really. We booked 1 bedroom for 4 people and when we arrived, one of the employee and a customer had difficult conversation based on the price of the room. Both of them were rude to each other. That was not a great welcome to be honest. As we were a bit too early, they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The best thing about it was the staff, they were very friendly. We were there too early for check in and we wanted to go around the town so he happily took our bags and minded them in the staff room, and he did the same again for us the day we left, until we were ready to get our... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have thought long and hard about leaving this negative review. My sister and I shared a twin room on the top floor with 3 other bedrooms, September 20th. There was no external fire escape nor any instructions as to what to do in the event of a fire - perhaps not a mandatory regulation in Ireland ? The only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I hate to say that the only reason I even gave this place a 3 star is because the management was so great. They were a group of polish gentlemen that took over managing the property. It looks like they are still updating the place, but it is not very nice. The location is great, as you have Temple Bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Not sure why this place receives such poor reviews. I suppose if you enjoy simple, then this B&B is perfect. The rooms are fairly small but have all accommodations one would need. Pretty comfortable bed to sleep on, sweet little toilet and if your room is situated by the main street, you'll have a pleasant little view of the street... More 

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