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Albany House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   84 Harcourt St, Dublin 2, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #77 of 178 hotels in Dublin
Canmore, Canada
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed at Albany House Sept. 18 and 19 this year and found it to be very nice. The building is old Georgian and well-kept. The location very good - we walked everywhere, even to the jail. The bathroom nicely updated and bedroom at the bottom and the back was very quiet and comfortable. All in all, great value for the money and would not hesitate to stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Very nice guest house. Really close to grafton street for shopping. Rooms are lovely and clean. Lovely Georgian interior. Only downside is the breakfast. Very poor attempt. Cereal, toast, bread and cheese. Needs hot food with a fry available. If it had this it would get 5 stars. Internet is a bit awkward as instead of just connecting to an open router you have to get a four word password from reception every 24hrs. Would prove confusing for those with a lesser technical ability, as have to register with bitbuzz.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I had room 43, which is at the very top and back of the B&B. It is the quietest of rooms per se but - it was still quite warm and there is no a/c so sleeping with the window open still allowed the noise from the street to be heard. The breakfast is great! the staff for the most part could not do enough for you. A special shout out to Una and Owen at the front desk who were always so friendly. All in all a great location, close to everything without having to take a taxi.

There is no lift(elevator) so you can appreciate climbing up to the 4th floor (80 steps up and 80 steps down - yes I counted them) was a bit trying with the suitcases upon arrival. While there are only 2 pubs across the street the noise can definitely be heard till 5am - Fri, Sat, Sun. The quietest nights were Tue and Wed. The wifi was hit or miss which was disappointing. I am not sure if that was just the Albany House or the internet in general.

All in all a great B&B to stay if you don't mind the noise but rest assured there are other hotels near Grafton St. and Temple Bar where the noise is worse. So if you want to be close to the middle of everything this is the place. As I will be traveling often to Dublin, I am not sure if I would stay here again as the noise was an issue for me. I was told it is like that wherever you may stay in Dublin.

Room Tip: If you want the quietest room ask for a room facing the back
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Avondale, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I chose this hotel because Rick Steves recommended it. We spent our first two nights in Dublin here and returned for our final night after touring Ireland. The location is great if you want to be near St. Steven's Green, Trinity College, shopping, museums, and great restaurants. The staff is very helpful. Breakfast is OK. It never changes and the coffee is pretty bad. The rooms we had were very nice and meticulously clean. I knew to ask for rooms in the back which we did get. It made no difference! There is a night club across the street. I used ear plugs and it still did not help. People yelled and screamed and cars honked horns from about 1AM to 4AM. This occured the three nights we stayed there. Having no lift was a minor inconvenience in comparison to the unending raucous that went on at night.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The Albany House is a very nice Hotel located in a great part of the city. Because this Hotel is located in a very old building there is NO elevator and almost all of the rooms are at least 2 flights of stairs up. If you don't mind stairs, thats great but there is a lot of stair climbing each day. The breakfast in the morning was good. The room I stayed in was huge for one person and faced the main street below. Because there was no air conditioning, having a window open was necessary, but the main street was very noisy. I would stay here again on a return trip.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Orebro, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Good location at walking distance to most points of interest. Nice old house. Nice rooms. Friendly staff. Good breakfast with fast service (The breakfast staff works really, really hard). So what is missing for a better grade?
Many stairs and no lift. Some nights a lot of noise from nearby clubs going on all night it seemd. And we were at the back at the top floor. Bad light for doing your make up in the bathroom and in the room. No reading light by the easy chairs. No WiFi in rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed at the Albany House for our last two nights in Ireland. Although I gave high marks to our other 3 hotels/manors in the West, the Albany House was our favorite. I read all the reviews prior to making our reservations, so I was alerted to some of the negatives, i.e. noise, no lift. I made the reservations and requested a quiet, first floor room. We were in Room 102, just a short trip from the lobby and right next to the kitchen/dining area. It was perfect. The room was spacious, quiet, and very comfortable. Breakfast was limited (no eggs, pudding, sausage) but it was more than adequate with fruit, toast, oatmeal, and assorted cheeses.The staff was very accommodating, although like everywhere we stayed, we handled our own luggage.
I would definitely stay there on a future visit to Dublin.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Albany House Hotel
Albany House Hotel Dublin
Albany Hotel Dublin
Address: 84 Harcourt St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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#75 Family Hotel in Dublin
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Hotel Class:3 star — Albany House 3*
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