We arrived about 2 hours before check in and were told to wait, so my husband went off to find a laundry and my son and I hung out in the pub. After about an hour and a half, the manager, or who I assumed to be the manager, came over, asked if we were waiting to check in and informed us he could have already given us a room. Then I gave him my name and he was unable to find our registration. I pulled out our confirmatoin e-mail, he left to check on things and I was told another e-mail had been sent seconds after the first to tell us our reservation had not been accepted. My husband insists he never got it. In any case, I have to give the manager credit for making the effort to get us a room and one we could stay in all nights we were there. Throughout our stay, he seemed quite harried though and as if things were just out of his control. He needs to project an image of calm despite the storm, but that's just my opinion as I have a background in service management. The other employees, to their credit, seemed perfectly capable of handling everything, were very friendly and the food and drink service in the pub was always good. The food is typical and was just fine. The room itself was clean and well appointed (but wish the wi-fi worked in the rooms, not just the pub) and the beds comfortable. The only ding on the room was the shower. The grout could use some serious bleaching as there was quite a lot of visible mold accompanied by the smell it generates. The location is pretty decent and it was not a bad walk to city centre and Trinity College. It is just across the street from a train station, two stops from Aviva Stadium which proved handy for us as we got last minutes tickets to a game. All in all, if you are on a budget in Dublin, this isn't a bad choice, just double check to make sure you've got your reservation in order and don't expect a five-star shower. Oh, one other note, if you're prudish, we had a 'family' room and my 11-year old was quite tickled by the art work depicting a naked woman reclining. I did not find it offensive, but some might.
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