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Molesworth Court Suites
Ranked #101 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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“Can't wait to go back to Dublin to stay here again ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2006

We stayed here for 2 nights in March 2006. We selected this hotel for all of the excellent reviews on this site, and were pleased to see that we were not led astray. We were given a 2 bedroom apartment, which was actually quite large. It was equiped with everything we needed. We had not problems during our stay, but we found the staff to be very friendly and accomodating. They provided us with directions to make sure we knew where we were headed. The hotel is on the street directly across from the Aircoach stop, but Schoolhouse Lane is a small street, and if you ask on the street the locals might not know it -- ask for the Public Parking Lot. Finally, the hotel is situated in a great location for seeing the sites of Dublin. We were able to make the most of our 2 days and see quite a bit of the area. Make sure you take a hop on hop off tour for ease of seeing the city -- the tour guides are hilarious!

  • Stayed March 2006
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2006

We spent two nights in Molesworth Court in mid March. Rionna was there to greet us. Although our room was not ready (9a.m.), she gave us detailed directions to a coffee shop and the tourist information center. When we returned at 11 a.m., our apartment was ready.

The location of Molesworth Couts is excellent for seeing the prime sites of Dublin. However, be sure to take a detailed map and instructions as to how to find the location. Although it is less than a block from the AirCoach stop, we wandered for several blocks.

If you are light sleeper, try to get a room that doesn't overlook the street. It is a tiny street, but there is a lot of street noise that comes into the apartment. The first night there was a party across the street which kept us awake. Rionna went to great effort and succeeded in moving us to a back room. The noise probably would not have bothered many people. I am sure it was less than you would get in any hotel near pubs.

The apartment had a wonderful bed, an excellent shower, plenty of living area, and a more than adequate kitchen. Rionna made sure that we had a large coffee maker once she knew that we needed that. She supplied us with the basics for having breakfast. Two grocery stores are within walking distance. If you want to eat in, there are adequate supplies for preparing meals.

There is a booster for the hot water. Once you understand how to use it, you will have plenty of hot water. Just make sure that you understand how the heat works and how the hot water works.

A college student is on duty over night. He was very helpful when we had questions and problems.

Our unfortunate experience was that a family moved in two floors above us. They were very very loud at 3 a.m. The young man on duty did his best to quiet them. Rionna was very supportive of our concerns about this and did compensate us for our lack of sleep. Having inconsiderate guests is not something that any hotel or B&B can protect you from.

I would definitely return here if I were visiting Dublin.

  • Stayed March 2006
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13 Thank EthelSue
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Cardiff, Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2006

Five of us shared an apartment for a weekend.
On arrival we were met be a lady who before taking us to our room kindly showed us a map of where we were in relation to the city centre and recommended a number of restaurants and cafes'to try out.

She had been preparing our room before we arrived - so the warm was room. The cereal, milk and jams were a nice touch.

As recommended we went to the Bank for an evening meal and Cafe Java for breakfast and I would recommend them to anyone else. Cafe Java does a mean Eggs Benedicte!

We had a great weekend and the location and comfort of the flat helped make the weekend.

Our only problem was having sufficient keys between the five of us. We were also a little surprised to have to pay the electricity bill on departure which seemed high for just three nights.

  • Stayed February 2006
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11 Thank SuzyL88
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2006

Although we started off badly, in the end we didn't want to leave our quaint little apartment.
First of all, be sure to ensure someone will be available to open the front door for you when you arrive. We thought we had already arranged this but we were left outside in the cold for at least an hour. We spent the first 20 minutes outside on a cool, windy and rainy day pushing call buttons to no avail. When you're with luggage and a toddler after a very long journey this was not fun. Then a kind guest of the hotel, who was returning from a shopping round, let us in. We sat in the cool lobby for another 40 minutes before staff showed up (she had stepped out). To her credit, she was very apologetic and helpful - she was just substituting for staff who couldn't make it that Sunday and didn't know we were coming in the afternoon. She also helped get our lost luggage back from Aer Lingus and it showed up about 6 hours after our arrival.

OK, so then we settle into our little one bedroom apartment which was clean with a fully equipped kitchen and all the things you would need, only to find there was no hot water and the apartment was FREEZING. One of the french doors from the bedroom was ajar so there was a nasty cold draft nicely cooling the apartment. It took us 20 minutes to try to jam it back closed. Then we had to figure out how the electric heaters turned on. It seems logical to simply turn the temperature dial or flip a switch but it was not as easy as it seemed - we were in Ireland and things just don't work the same as in Canada.
After a long journey I desperately needed to bathe the baby and wash up. It seems we arrived at a time when the timer was not on for the water heater.
So we froze and cursed over the state of the apartment for the next hour, while I kept boiling water and adding it to the tub and sink. Eventually, we figured everything out and by evening the baby had his warm bath and the apartment was back to a livable temperature.

We were in unit 4 (on the level above reception) and the wood floors and ceramic bathroom floor remained ice cold throughout the entire stay, and there were no area carpets. I don't know if the room was above the unheated garage or if the insulation below us was non-existent but we wished we brought our ultra thick slippers! Maybe everyone wears shoes in their homes in Ireland but where I come from, wet and dirty shoes stay in the lobby.

The next obstacle was getting a high speed internet
connection to our apartment. We were here on business so it was very important for us. The Manager told us this would be arranged but we couldn't find it when we arrived. The next morning we bothered a member of the cleaning staff for it and she very quickly helped us out.
I think high-speed is new to the building so none of the apartments were pre-wired. Our help consisted of the lady going out to the back of the building and making sure we were on our balcony to catch the cable bundle. We secured it to the balcony then sent it into the apartment via the french doors and along the wall. It worked. So if you are on business or happen to have your laptop with you while on vacation this place offers high speed internet with an ethernet connection!

As other reviewers have mentioned this self-service hotel is within walking distance to everything. The place is very quiet at night and everyone is friendly. Since it's difficult to eat out all the time with a toddler we purchased prepared foods from Marks and Spencers or ordered in from the cafes and restaurants close by.

If you want luxurious comfort and like your bed turned down at night go somewhere else. But if you like the idea of self-service apartments this place is perfect, especially for families. The staff left juice, milk and breakfast provisions which is a nice touch. They're also very helpful, that is, when they're around.

I would definitely stay here again as the price is right. I read that Dublin has become the most expensive city in Europe so by staying here you'll save that extra money to blow on pints of Guiness and that traditional Irish drum you always wanted.

  • Stayed March 2006
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19 Thank puilam
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Indiana, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2006

Above average - mainly because of location.
Suites are located behind Molesworth street, which is just off Dawson St.
Dawson St is loaded with places to eat, bookstores, etc...
Nice apartments - clean and roomy.
Average or below aspects include spotty heating, variable desk help, and zero views.
However, there are very few hotels with decent views in Dublin (esp at this price).
If you plan to stay here, make sure you let them know WHEN you are arriving (or you may sit in the alley waiting for 9AM).
Also, get detailed directions so you can find it, or give the cabbie directions - it's not well known.
There is a small carpark attached with 5 spaces (which aren't guaranteed).
I would stay here again for a weekend trip alone or with a friend.

  • Stayed March 2006
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8 Thank Only1Keano
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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2006

I stayed at the Molesworth Court Suites with three other individuals for 2 days in early February. We had just reserved a 1BR to save money and because we would not be spending much time in the room. Upon our arrival, we were automatically upgraded to a 2BR free of charge because the proprietor thought it would be more comfortable for us. She let us check in early after an overnight flight before sending us on our way with great breakfast and activity recommendations for the day. I should also mention that she had been extremely helpful even months in advance when we had first made the reservations, responding to emails very promptly and always with useful information. Our suite (#6) was very comfortable, with plenty of heat and hot water (both controlled individually per unit) and lots of space. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything one would need for a short or long stay, including dishes, microwave, refrigerator, and even a French press coffeemaker. An in-unit washer/dryer was also there. Beds were comfortable, plenty of storage space, good water pressure in the shower - basically all the requisites for a comfortable stay were present. The only thing remains, then, is to comment on the location - and it is fantastic! Within easy walking distance to ANYWHERE in the city centre, we were especially close to the shopping areas of Grafton and Nassau street, Trinity College, St Stephen's Green and the Temple Bar area. More bohemian shopping tastes were fulfilled further west at South City Market shops on George's Street. We were able to get to Guinness, Jameson and St Patrick's Cathedral with no difficulty also, and made use of the myriad of pubs along the way for brief repast. Overall, between the superb quality of the room, the service and the location, I would definitely use the Molesworth Court Suites again in the future as the perfect headquarters for a brief or lengthy stay in this great city.

  • Stayed February 2006
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18 Thank Elisabeth T
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2006

We have been staying at Molesworth Court Suites for several months a year for the last 4 years for both business and pleasure.
Molesworth provides everything you need for city centre living providing a quiet and secure setting.
We have recommended Molesworth to both family friends and business associates who have also returned time after time.
You can always rely on a warm welcome from the friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them .
The apartments are regularly serviced and any extra requirements are always dealt with . Molesworth is not a hotel but as far as we are concerned it provides a much more personal service.
We have had family from as far as New Zealand come to stay and they commented on how helpful the manageress was providing them with information they needed for their vacation in Dublin and the surrounding areas.

  • Stayed January 2006, traveled on business
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11 Thank JaneenNiall
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Property: Molesworth Court Suites
Address: Schoolhouse Lane East, Dublin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
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#37 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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