After doing tons of research on where I should stay for two nights in Dublin, I finally settled on the Anchor Guest House and I'm glad I did! The location of this place is great-truly around the corner from the main bus station (which you can easily get to from Dublin Airport via the Airlink bus) and just north of the River Liffey. I got there around 11a after a long flight and, although my room wasn't ready yet, I was greeted warmly and invited to leave my luggage while I left to start exploring. When I did get to check-in a few hours later, I found a nice, clean room with an equally clean bathroom. I was surprised at the size of the bed at first as I thought it was a king, but it turned out to be two twins connected to make a king (or at least that's what it felt like). The bed wasn't uncomfortable, but it was a bit too hard for my liking, but that's a risk you run at every hotel. The en-suite was very nice and clean, but also very small. I'm not a short person, so I found it difficult to use the cubicle-like shower, but I managed. The only other issues I experienced with the hotel were the lack of a lift (stairs are tough with a heavy bag to carry!) and the fact that the wifi didn't work at all. I did bring the wifi issue up with someone on staff, but he wasn't sure what to do, so he asked me to troubleshoot, which I did, but it didn't work. I was able to connect to another network though, so it worked out.
Despite these few smaller issues, I still had a great stay. The breakfast in the morning was good, but not great. And, as others have pointed out, there are no meat options (sausage, ham, bacon, etc.) on the menu. I didn't mind that, but it's worth pointing out. With a great location, a great staff and an overall comfortable experience, I would recommend the Anchor Guest House!
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- We are a 3* family run guesthouse in Dublin City Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anchor House Dublin Hotel Dublin