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Anchor House Dublin
Ranked #23 of 150 Dublin B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Close to city center, easy to find, clean, staff is ok.

Beds are very small (twin), bathroom very small, windows do not close properly, noisy due to traffic, quite cold (due to windows and savings).

Personally I would not come again.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stayed here for only one night (wish it could have been more). Our room was clean, spacious and comfortable. We were easy walking distance to many attractions and the luas (tram) was nearby. We were also able to relax by the open fire in the parlour downstairs. Breakfast was plentiful and cooked to order.

Room Tip: Room 6 was quiet, spacious and comfortable and we had a good nights sleep. Our view was limited and...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MelbourneTwo
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here.Rooms are nice and clean. In a great location close to the city centre and Temple Bar. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Great value for money. We would stay here again and would reccomend the Anchor for anyone visiting Dublin.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Stacey O
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

The staff at the front desk were very friendly, helpful, and charming. They let me keep my bags in their office for a few hours after check-out while I did some Dublin sightseeing. They also had a fun sense of humor.

I stayed in a single room for one night and, overall, it was a fine experience. The bed was clean and comfortable, the bathroom was a decent size, there was a good supply of soap and shampoo as well. There was also tea in the room which helped because it was very chilly in the room (the heat was barely working in my room). The wifi connection was speedy.

The location is great. It's on a street where there are a dozen other guest houses, hostels and B&Bs. It's also just a few blocks from O'Connell Street, the River Liffey, the Abbey Theatre, and some decent places to get food. It's also a two-minute walk to the bus stop. If you take the bus from the airport, you just walk around the corner and you are at the hotel.

The breakfast was decent, though it wasn't free. But, it was worth it. Overall, this place offers very basic accommodations in central Dublin for a reasonable price. I would stay again and I would recommend this to someone who is not very picky about lodging. Picky people with high expectations may be disappointed. It's basic, it's clean, it's friendly, and it's cheap. My kind of place!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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2  Thank Kellygobraugh
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We had two nights here and found the location to be very good for the city centre, as only a few minutes walk to the main streets, with various resturants and pubs in easy reach. Room spacious enough for a couple, good storage and quite large en-suite room. The only slight issue with the shower was that it wouldn't stay up on the shower pole, kept sliding down, but otherwise fine. One slightly odd thing was that we found the bed to be fitted with a waterproof under-sheet, which was very hard and uncomfortable, so we had to remove it in order to be able to sleep. Breakfast was fine, totally fixed basic menu and apparently no flexibility on that, no extra veggie choice despite asking five days before arrival, but food cooked well. Variety of staff we encountered all friendly and helpful, and we could leave our bags there on the last day and collect them when ready to depart home later.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank T307
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Only spent a night there but enjoyed the experience, the building is quite charming (massive Victorian house), the room was big, a bit dated but acceptable.
The waiting room with the fire place and the classical music was wonderful.
And the Irish breakfast was nice after an afternoon of tasting the tasty beers that Dublin had to offer

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
2  Thank Matchieu
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We spent 3 nights here during a quick trip to Dublin and were very happy with the experience. The room was quite small with no frills (we stayed in one of the annex rooms in the back) but quiet and clean. The wifi connection was adequate. The staff was incredibly friendly and warm and the Irish breakfast (for an 8 euro additional charge) was a nice treat. We took the Airlink bus to and from the airport and found it to be very convenient (about 20 minutes each way). During the day, we always walked - the Anchor house is in a cute very convenient location - about a 10 minute walk from Trinity College/Grafton Street. I would recommend this to other friends or family with similar budgets.

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1  Thank vespartina
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Address: 49 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > North City Centre
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range: $86 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Anchor House Dublin 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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