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Anchor House Dublin
Ranked #25 of 162 Dublin B&B and Inns
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“Anchor House”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Enjoyed almost everything about this B&B. Comes with full breakfast if you book online with the Anchor. Watch for price breaks by day of the week and season. But don't sit next to the dumbwaiter which crashes and bashes to deliver breakfasts. Security is good. You must leave your key when you go out and buzz to be let back in. Room and bathroom satisfactory. (We were in the back part across an enclosed corridor. Only problem was the 5am garbage truck - regular as an alarm clock). Friendly greeting at the check in each time and they let us store our gear when we arrived too early for check-in. Location is next to the Liffey and a bridge to take you into the shopping district (Temple Bar), or Trinity College. Walking time 15 minutes. Also close to the luas line (tram) to take you to Collins Barracks (Museum of decorative arts). Taking it the other direction takes you to the O2 concert venue in 15 minutes. The luas is next door to the to the bus depot (Busaras) for a quick trip out to Belfast to see the new Titanic Museum (highly recommended). Turning left out the door of the Anchor the first street is Talbot. A busy fun street to walk up. Leads you to a fine statue of James Joyce and the Spire (the stiffy by the Liffey the locals call it) a pointed free standing very tall shiny needle thingy. Talbot connects withe iconic O'Connell Street. Can recommend and would stay again.
Birdy Edwards

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed twice in the Anchor this month. Nice room, great helpful welcome. Located close to bus, rail station and central Dublin. The owners allowed us to leave our bags for the day so we could see some of the city prior to getting our flight in the evening. Great breakfast.
Highly recommended.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We spent several days at Anchor House recently and had a wonderful stay. All of the staff were quite helpful (although at times pretty busy!), the room was spacious and comfortable and clean, and the breakfast adequate. The security was quite reassuring, and the location was excellent. The weekend rate was quite a bit more than the weekday, so that was a bit of a shock, but the weekday rate was a good value. Don't bring a car to downtown Dublin! Can't drive it and parking it is an expensive hassle. One of the nicest amenities at Anchor House is the shared "living room" on each floor. This has a library, free wi-fi, comfortable seating--so if you are up in the middle of the night and your roommate isn't, you have a place to go to read and not disturb them. We will definitely return. (They could provide a couple more towels in the room, though!)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

It was hard to find a decent accommodation with reasonable price and good location in Dublin.
We choose this one because it fits our needs.
We arrived from Dublin airport, Pay attention - The detailed arriving instruction on their website are incorrect, The 747 bus had a lot more than 2 stop and it isn't the last stop as mentioned there!
The front door is always locked and you don't get a key, so you always need to ring the bell and wait them to open it.
They asked to leave the room key in the front desk while we are outside. It was strange...
Especially when they mentioned they don't claim any responsibility over your items in the room.
The location is great. Just one block from O'Connor street and short walk from Temple Bar area and Lifey river.
Knowing they had a central location, we asked for a quiet room and make our reservation a long time before it.
We got a back room, with a view to building office and lane. There was constant strong noise from the huge A/C units from this office building, even when the windows were closed.
There were truck that docked there on 7am and the drivers made a terrible noise !
Breakfast was nice, not huge selection, but good.
Staff was really helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Macedonia, Ohio
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63 reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed 3 nights to begin our Ireland vacation and Anchor House was an excellent choice to be able to see Dublin without using a car. The express 747 bus from the airport has a stop only 1 minute from the B&B, and the main bus terminal for return to the airport via the 747 express is an easy 5 minute walk. Easy walking to Temple Bar and Trinity College area, plus O'Connell and Grafton Streets. Public transportation is easy to use with 3 Day Rambler Pass we had to get to outlying locations. Room was very nice / basic, on 3rd floor in back building and had virtually no street noise. Food was good and staff was very friendly and helpful in answering questions. Anchor House is an excellent value for the location and quality of accommodations. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: We chose a triple room(for 2 persons) which gave us plenty of room and was the same rate as a "...
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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50 reviews
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

The guest house is right near the bus station, train station, and a short walk to Temple Bar. We stayed here because we thought it was going to be far enough away from Temple Bar to avoid the loud noise at night. The room that we had over looked an alley and was very loud at night due to a local bar nearby. I had to use earplugs to sleep. The actual room was a little dated and dingy, but clean. The staff was very helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back face the alley and are very loud at night
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed here twice. The first two nights were on the top floor, 3rd level of the older building (where you enter) It's a pretty big climb with no lift and we were grateful to be travelling light. On our 2nd visit it was referred to as the "crows nest". The biggest complaint was that there is next to no water pressure in the shower.

Our second stay was in the new wing (through the sitting room) on the 2nd floor. This section has a lift and seems to be a lot newer. No issues with the shower here.

WiFi, but only in common areas.

Great location and friendly helpful staff.

Room Tip: Try to get a room in the new part out the back.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Anchor House Dublin
Address: 49 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > North City Centre
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #25 of 162 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Anchor House Dublin 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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