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Abrae Court Guesthouse
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 Zion Road, Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland (Rathfarnham)   |  
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Ranked #90 of 171 Hotels in Dublin
Frankfurt, Germany
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“Decent B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Following a friend's recommendation, I stayed at the Abrae Court Guesthouse on two occasions in September and October. The rooms and toilets were compact yet nice and clean; there's free and fast WiFi; and did I mention delicious breakfast with many options including kosher. There's a bus stop close by (it's less than half an hour to get to downtown Dublin). Nearby there's an excellent steakhouse (JD's, 4 Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W). Upon my second arrival in Dublin, it felt like coming home.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Belleville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

If you are looking for a place to sleep it's ok. Upon arrival, Monica informed us the credit card machine was broken and we would have to pay in cash. Would like to have known in advance. It's the tiniest room I've ever stayed in. The shower has no water pressure and the toilet was difficult to flush. The first night, someone left the emergency door open and it started banging in the wind about 5am.,waking us up. I finally got up and went down the hall to shut the door. The rooms are clean but, a bit rundown. Breakfast was good for the price but, definitely not as pictured in the brochure.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed June 2012 for 2 nights for the Westlife Farewell Tour (Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th) on Trivago it's advertised as being in the Centre of Dublin (it's not) on arrival we were asked for payment before being shown to a small twin room, the rooms are very old fashioned but clean, didn't pay for breakfast or use the living room as it was a base while we explored Dublin & watched Westlife. The number 15 bus stop is near to the b&b & takes about 25 mins to get into Dublin or a taxi for€7. Rathgar has some lovely little shops & restaurants but sadly the b&b is rather far but if you don't mind being out the way & are on a budget its for you but i won't return however DUBLIN is FAB & can't wait to return :-)  

  • Stayed June 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at Abrae Court Guesthouse and had a WONDERFUL experience. Nina and Monica (sp?) were wonderful hosts! They were very accommodating with excellent service and assistance. We keep kosher and they offered a kosher breakfast option which really helped our trip. The room was nice and the bed comfortable. Everything worked rather well (we did have a slight issue with the hot water in the bathroom sink, but it did not detract from our stay). Though the rooms are a bit small, it didn't present a problem either. The living room area is a nice place to sit and relax as well. Overall this is an excellent place to stay if you need to be in Rathgar. There is a VERY convenient bus stop to bring you right into the Temple Bar area of Dublin... only about 10-15 minute ride away. I'd stay here again and certainly can recommend it to my friends and associates.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashkelon, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I have only praise for this lovely, warm guesthouse. Nina, who took over management around 3 years ago, and Monica, are a wonderful combination and made us feel so at home and welcome, in their own gentle way, without being at all obtrusive. The guesthouse is a short bus trip from the centre of Dublin, the prices were very fair, the best we had in Ireland, and Nina and Monica felt like old friends within minutes. The guesthouse is clean and friendly with a lovely lounge for guests, the beds were very comfortable and the street was quiet. We slept so well. As observant Jews staying in Dublin over the Jewish Sabbath (we chose the guest house because of its proximity to the Synagogue and good reports on Trip Advisor), it was a pleasure to discover that Nina and Monica knew what to do to make our stay pleasant, like leaving an urn with hot water and tea, coffee and milk (This in addition to the tea and coffee and kettle in the rooms). Because we cannot eat a traditional Irish breakfast due to dietary limitations, Nina offered us the option of a kosher breakfast for E6.50 each, which we enjoyed. I cannot fault this lovely place. If we're ever back in Dublin, without a doubt, we'll stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have no issues with the place itself BUT it is hard to find if you are traveling by car. The good news is that once you get there, a bus stop is but a few yards (meters) away, and the bus drivers are very friendly and helpful. The heart of Dublin is only about 15 minutes away.
The room was older and smaller than some of we have used, but it was clean, comfortable, and the staff was friendly. I would go back there - if I can find it (again).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in may as part of a big family gathering for my husband's granny's birthday. We booked about seven rooms and the process was a bit ridiculous. My mother and aunts in law visited and booked in person on a trip home. We each confirmed our rooms by phone as requested. When my uncle in law called to confirm in April and there was utter confusion with our bookings. Apparently they have different systems (paper book) that don't always tally. Anyway, the ladies were really nice and it was all sorted.

When we arrived we found that some of us had much nicer rooms than others. Ours was nice but the hot water was non existent. We asked for it to be fixed but it didn't really work. But the room was clean and tidy. Everyone else had lots of hot water so we were unlucky.

The breakfast was amazing, really delicious, lots of choice and nothing was too much trouble. It was a birthday breakfast for granny and we had the whole dining room to ourselves with no rushing and all the service we needed. Delicious.

Overall, we would stay again due to convenient family location and good food, but be more specific about which room when booking.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 9 Zion Road, Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Rathfarnham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #90 of 171 Hotels in Dublin
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Hotel Class:3 star — Abrae Court Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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