First impression is awe with the amazing wall murals, red & black theme and character features intact...LOVELY! The main lady on the desk was kind and very helpful, but not the unapproachable cranky old guy. For the price they charge I would think they could re-grout or at least scrub the shower to remove all the old black mildew. The closet floor was wet. The many wall lights over the beds need to have individual controls for reading when others want to sleep. I don't get the hype about the breakfast. Yes, it's buffet style with the usual cereal & juice plus fruit cocktail out of a can (no fresh fruit). Then you have the typical English/Irish? breakfast - sunnyside up? eggs dripping in oil, greasy bacon, deep fried (previously frozen) "hashbrown" triangles, bland sausage, tomatoes, canned baked beans and cold toast. The brewed coffee was good and when it was available, the unfiltered apple juice was deluxe, as was the fresh brown bread. The fruit scones (raisin biscuits) were giant and not very tasty. After a few days of the same meal it was just plain boring. But then, that's an American woman's point of view! My teenagers quit eating breakfast after the 2nd day. On the other hand, the quilted floral toilet paper was lush! And free wifi was a bonus. Overall, we had a much better time staying our first two nights at the posh Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire. It was less expensive per night with free gym, pool, sauna etc. and only a quick train ride into Dublin. EVERYTHING in Dublin is pricey and I now know why they say it is the most expensive city in Europe! Not an especially good place to take teenagers unless you have a lot of money for shopping, they enjoy history or are old enough to drink.
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