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Harvey's Guesthouse
11 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #65 of 162 Dublin B&B and Inns
Billingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“first class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

on our last vist to dublin we stayed at harveys gusthouse in dublin and founf it very good, it is a family guesthouse, were you are made very welcome clean good breakfast kind and very helpful people, i have stayed in a few bed and breakfasts in dublin i rate this as one of the best, harveys for value you can,t beat the area is quite and a 10 min bus ride to connell street, if you want a clean good breakfast, quite stay you beat this gusthouse and the prices are good i will be back as one famous actor said.

Room Tip: rooms clean, food good, great service and very helpful people
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Have stayed in dublin many times before....usually in Temple bar area or close by. However due to the massive influx of Americans staying the weekend for the American football match, I was pushed to find anywhere and ended up here. My heart sank when I arrived in this area and new immediately I wouldn't be walking back in the dark! The b&b looked very shabby from the outside but the entrance hall.was better. The host was very friendly and explained that there was a mix up with the rooms and instead of the twin room we'd booked we had a room each.......unfortunately they were in the attic of the townhouse - 5 flights up!! My room had a double bed and en-suite but no wardrobe (luckily my sons room opposite had one) It was noisy, facing the road and although grubby, it was comfortable. The bathroom was fine. The whole house needed a good 'fettle'. Breakfast was housed in the basement which smelled fusty. It had an array of different things but disappointingly only sausage and eggs that were warm. Again the hosts were very friendly and willing to provide more tea/orange etc.
I wouldn't choose to stay here again, but it met our needs for a brief stay.
Despite this, it was an amazing weekend thanks to all the wonderful, friendly Americans who appeared to have a fantastic time and rubbed off their enthusiasm on everyone!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, TX
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We arrived to a friendly welcome from Robert, the son of the owner. When we entered the B&B, we immediately knew this was not the place for us. The place is old, run down and not well kept. In our room, there was mold over the shower area and the bathroom also smelled like urine. The bedding was mix and match and we were concerned with no sheet between the duvet and our bodies. Based on the cleanliness of the remainder of the house, we didn't feel the duvets were washed in between each guest. Our room faced out to the rode and it was very noisy, even with the windows closed.
Another piece of information I would have liked to have known was that some of the rooms are 4 or 5 flights up without an elevator or you could be sleeping in a basement room which is dark and damp.
The breakfast was OK but not what we had come to expect after traveling through Ireland for a week. Of all of our B&B's (this was our fourth of this trip), this food was by far the worst.
Even though were we concerned about the house, our bigger concern was the location of the B&B. The street itself felt unsafe and that was confirmed by 3 different cabbies that we rode
with. One cabbie even asked us what were we thinking staying in this area of Dublin.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Like a lot of other reviewers state, hard to fault the value. It's cheap, and it's a bit run down. Rooms are average; there's something grubby about everything. Though the showers are good, if you don't mind cracked tiles and loose leaking fixtures. I believe they're genuinely nice people, and they try hard, but the big issue is the location. It is dire. My advice would be, unless you really can't afford anything better, don't stay in north Dublin.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

i felt it had seen better days, not what we were expecting. sad . our room was not like the pictures.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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California
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7 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

I am a 57 year old women traveling alone and had a fabulous experience w/ everthing a b&b could offer from light conversation to helpful hints as well. The breakfasts were so tasty and filling and the rooms clean. Was not frightened or uneasy walking at night either. Would go back in a second.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heeze
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

To visit our son in Dublin Harveys Guesthouse was an excellent place to stay. The guesthouse offered good value for money. We stayed here for 4 nights.
The owner and her staf were very friendly. They made us feel at home. Borrowing boots and raincoats because of the heavy rain? You don't have to ask them, because they already did the offer themselves.
Breakfast was OK also because of the good service and good company of the 75-year old owner. What a remarkable woman!

Room Tip: Choose a room on the backside (more quiet)
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 162 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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