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Celtic Lodge Guesthouse
Ranked #90 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Hillarys, Australia
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“Poor choice.”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed at the Celtic Lodge Guesthouse for 2 nights in June 2014 and were very disappointed with our choice. On checking in we were directed to the third floor with no lift. We had to carry our heavy bags up three flights of stairs with no help. The room was small and very basic. We had virtually no sleep for the two nights because of the noise from the street. We tried to make a phone call and after phoning reception were advised we could not make outside calls. We would not recommend this Guesthouse to anyone staying in Dublin and would never stay there again.
John and Gail Laney

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Apex, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

My sister and I booked a room in the Celtic Lodge to spend a few nights in Dublin near the city center. I actually found it through HostelWorld - a website to find cheap accommodation - and was surprised a bed and breakfast competed with hostel prices for a private room for two. I went with Celtic Lodge because it had a pretty good location (just on the north side of the river) and was a decent price for two people.

I emailed the place, asking about the Paddywagon (the free shuttle to and from the Dublin airport), and received a response in a timely manner. The people were very friendly and helpful in answering questions I had. So when we arrived in Dublin, we had a little trouble finding the Paddywagon bus, but ended up seeing the driver and finding the shuttle okay (it was the last bus on the right when it picked us up). It was about a twenty or so minute ride to the Celtic Lodge. The outside and check in is nothing special. You do have to get buzzed in each time you go into the B&B and leave your keys with the front desk, but it wasn't that much of a bother.

We got in a lot earlier than check in (2 PM), but the lady at the front desk let us leave our bags there and requested for our room to be cleaned first so that we could check in early. We came back at the time she estimated it would be ready and it wasn't done yet, so we went out for another hour or so before it was cleaned. We checked in and headed up to our room. I don't think there is any elevator, so take note if you have very heavy bags or have trouble getting up and down stairs.

Our room faced the street, so we could hear everything. We even smelled smoke through the closed window at all hours of the day (and night). The room was very small. Just enough room for the bed, a desk with a chair, and a small open closet. The bathroom was very small too, especially the shower. I couldn't barely bend over in the shower because it was so narrow. But the water pressure was good. One thing that was annoying was the sink. Besides having two faucets (one for hot, one for cold), you had to press them for water to come out and the water lasted maybe a few seconds before it turned off again. So that was a hassle when washing our faces and brushing our teeth. But the room was clean, so it was fine. Overall, I'd say that it is a good place to stay if you want fairly cheap accommodation in Dublin that is located not too far from the city center.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Georgetown, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great location - within walking distance to transport, shopping, sightseeing. Shuttle available from and to airport. Rooms are small but clean and bright. Restaurant I provides excellent food and breakfast is available early am. Front desk is very helpful. Downside is there is no elevator or lift. Getting luggage up and down can be difficult.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Celtic Lodge for 4 nights in May 2014. This is not a hotel that we would recommend.

The room we had was clean enough, but not comfortable: it was small; hard bed; lack of shelf space, especially in the bathroom; timed push-on taps; no sink plug (later rectified); broken shaver light in bathroom (not rectified satisfactorily). The view from the window comprised a massage parlour and a tattooists studio. In a word - shabby.

Breakfast was standard cereal plus toast plus egg bacon beans sausage, but there was limited choice, and the cooked breakfast was rather oily.

But the worst problem was the noise. Noise came from inside (people coming in late, early morning wake up calls comprising banging on doors of adjacent rooms etc), but primarily the noise came from the street outside. The hotel is situated in a busy street, and the room was situated above a bar with live music every night until about 1:30am. Noise came through the structure of the building and through the poorly fitting single glazed windows. Even when the bar downstairs shut there was still a good deal of activity in the street right through to the time when the dust carts started at about 5am, although there was a period of relative quiet between about 4 and 5am.

We were quite relieved to leave.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Well, the lodge was welcoming and the location couldn't be beat! The but is because our room was so tiny ourselves and our luggage barely fit. Also, I figured being in the city it would be noisy but this was noisy until about 3 am! Lastly, our small room was up 4 very long flights of stairs. No elevator. Nice location but to many issues to return.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Nice and friendly staffs, very helpful ... all those receptionists, house keepers, waitresses. A very pleasant stay for 3 nites in March 2013 :) Btw, it's such a very convenient location down by the City Centre.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Kilkee, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014

I stayed in this hotel recently and I would not recommend it to anyone. When I got into bed that night the duvet and mattress was wet. I was moved to another room, I tried to lock the door but the lock was broken. When I went d.own for breakfast the following morning the waitress was dressed in a tracksuit and runners. I found this very unprofessional as most hotels provide uniforms to their staff. I will not be returning to this hotel

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Celtic Lodge Guesthouse
Address: 81 - 82 Talbot Street | North City Centre, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > North City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #90 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Celtic Lodge Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Celtic Lodge Guesthouse - Restaurant & Bar is located in the heart of Dublin city, within an easy 5 minute walk from both Connolly Train Station and The Central Bus Station, and only 20 minutes from Dublin Airport. Dublin City itself is filled with culture and learning, with lots to do within easy walking distance. It is rich in historic sites, theaters, museums, music and comedy venues, restaurants, including our own Award Winning Restaurant Le Bon Crubeen, serving very reasonably priced French / Irish cuisine, which can be followed with a "Pint" in our Award Winning Traditional Irish pub The Celt Bar, which with its friendly atmosphere and nightly live Traditional Irish Music Sessions makes a "must" after a day out. City Centre - 5 mins walk from train and bus stations, 5 min tram ride to The 3Arena from the Bus Station - the most popular music venue in Ireland. Own Award winning traditional Irish Pub - The Celt Bar with free live Irish traditional music nightly. Own Award winning Restaurant - Le Bon Crubeen. 24 Hour Reception. ... more   less 
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