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Hotel advice - pros & cons please

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Hotel advice - pros & cons please

As you can see from my previous posts I am on the look out for accommodation. . .

who you guys be willing to comment, giving pros /cons of price, suitability, distance from city centre, quite / noisy; location (ie is it in an industrial estate, or, is there building work going on etc) views from location & then your own preference on the following establishments:

perhaps even a yes / no answer and a brief reason would suffice

School House

Fitzpatrick castle (already had comments, thanks)

No 31

Hotel Isaacs

La Stampa

Clontraf Castle




Aishling House

Jury Custom

Red Cow Moran


4 seasons

thanks to those who have already replied to earlier posts

you are all stars - Dengke

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1. Re: Hotel advice - pros & cons please

I cant comment on all of these- of those that I know

School House- close to Merrion Square- start of Dublin 4's leafy suburbs- central, but wont be too noisey at night.

La Stampa- on Dawson Street- right in the city centre. Some of Dublin's fancier pubs are on this street, so there may be some noise- boutique style hotel- will be quiet if you are not facing the street

Clontarf Castle- residential area, a definite bus journey/ DART journey into the city. Reasonably modern- although it may have castle in its name, it doenst live up to the "I am staying in an Irish castle" dream.

Stillorgan- again a bus journey away- definitely in the suburbs. Residential area- you will need to get to Luas into town

Castlenock- suburban residential

Merrion- If you mean Merrion Square- very pretty square in the centre of town- would be reasonably quiet at night time

Aishling House- I wouldn suggest- this is very close to Housten Station, but (and I dont mean to be cruel) doesnt look like it has seen a lick of paint since the 70s

Jury Custom- there are plenty of these- the best location is Christchurch I think

Red Cow Moran- not a great choice for someone planning on seeing the city- this is situated at the Red Cow roundabout, known here at the Mad Cow roundabout- bad traffic into the city, but on the Luas it wouldnt be too bad

Mespil- not too far from the school house- personally, the school house would be my preference though

4 seasons- Ballsbridge Dublin 4- I bus journey into town, but is a fab hotel. Residential area and on good bus routes.

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2. Re: Hotel advice - pros & cons please

Thanks MullMick for your replies - extremely helpful . . .

could you comment on

No 31 for me please?

also your comments on Fitzpatrick Castle would be appreciated too please

thanks, Dengke

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3. Re: Hotel advice - pros & cons please

I wouldn't recomend La Stampa (at least not the restaurant). And yes, it is on a busy street so you would definitely need rooms out the back (will probably cost more).

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4. Re: Hotel advice - pros & cons please

Can anyone give me their comments of the Longfield's Hotel

9-10 Lower Fitzwilliam Street Dublin 2 please