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The Norseman
Ranked #12 of 161 Dublin B&B and Inns
Adelaide, Australia
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82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“This was a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great value, excellent room and good service! Right in the middle of the Temple Bar district (which yes is a bit of tourist trap but still worth the look) and close to all the sights in Dublin. You will get the night noise but that really didn't bother us. The best value place we have stayed in since our time in Europe!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Falfield, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were booked to stay at Farringtons for two nights, but unfortunately the first night that we were due to stay there was a problem with the room. The staff were incredibly helpful with this, and the manager booked us a room to stay at a different hotel while we sat and had a free pint in the bar.

The room was sorted by the second night so we returned to Farringtons and had a nice stay. The rooms were not massive but were big enough, and the shower was excellent. It is right in the centre of Temple Bar so the surrounding area is very noisy; you can hear people on the street and when the doors are open you can hear the noise from the pub below. It might not be the best place for people who like an early night, but if you intend to go out and make the most of Temple Bar it is possible to have a bit of a lie in because there isn't too much noise in the morning.

Overall Farringtons as a hotel is really good value, the staff were great, and the pub has a really wide range of beer on tap which is what you want from a pub really!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Lovely accommodation with very friendly and helpful staff! Rooms were a good size and had very comfortable beds. Location was brilliant with everything you need on your doorstep. Will definitely be coming back :)

From the two London girls.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

This pub became a favorite of mine on my trip to Dublin. It has an excellent range of beer and the live music is very good.

The whole pub has a nice friendly atmosphere and is not as loud as other places on Temple Bar.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SME_642
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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great Price, for a hidden gem.
very much a boutique room, we stayed in a room with a luxury Jacuzzi bath!
we stayed quite a while ago now, but the room was fantastic.
it was noisy but this is temple bar area so what else do you expect
we were pleasantly surprised by the room and the bar downstairs was nice also
we would return to the room!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sinead H
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

I loved it here the room was warm and comfortable, the staff were extremely helpful telling us exactly where to go for what etc. The pub below is traditional and friendly and the only downside was it was quite noisy outide at night but it is a great location for pubs and clubs!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic pub, friendly and helpful staff, manager even put the celtic v Ajax game on for us, live music was very enjoyable, food was lovely and tasty, drinks flowed all night, pub was busy with a mix of tourists and regulars who mingled and entertained with each other's stories. Would return again

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Norseman
Address: 28 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin D2, Ireland (Formerly Farringtons)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Temple Bar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 161 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Norseman 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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