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“Expectations not met”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Waterloo Lodge

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Waterloo Lodge
Ranked #32 of 162 Dublin B&B and Inns
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
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“Expectations not met”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the location was very good. The rooms were however somewhat shabby (torn linens, leaky shower) and not clean. Layers of dust could be wiped off the various furnishings and woodwork.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Waterloo Lodge is just outside the city centre, a good 15 minutes walk away or short hop on a bus, in a lovely leafy district. The room (for the price) was good sized enough, the shower a little cramped. All this was offset by the very friendly welcome by staff and gi-normous breakfast that kept us going on our visit of the city practically all day long.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

The room was clean but small and the furnishings tired. The staff were friendly enough but not very forthcoming with location information. It wasn't until we came back to Dublin 3 days later and stayed in another hotel nearby, that we discovered we were close to a street with a good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants, called Raneleigh Village.
Although parking is available and free, it is a very tight car park and can be a little tricky getting in and out of.
Breakfast was adequate, and in fairness, the Lodge was not bad value for the money.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Not that clean. Pretty run down. Good location and free parking. Wouldn't go back again but good if on a tight budget. Told that we could get a full hot breakfast at 7.30am as we were leaving at 8am but it didn't happen. Staff friendly.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

I was going to a party close to the lodge so it was a perfect spot location wise. The room was clean and bed comfortable. But what made it for me was the very friendly and helpful staff. This is the main reason I'll be back to stay at the Waterloo lodge again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Ivangorod, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

The hotel was the best location for us and staff always helped us. The room was cleaned every day. Good rooms. There is a good internet. My friends were stayed here with us and they liked this hotel. I'd like to stay here in the next trip.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Meldreth, Royston, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

I have to start by saying that the staff are extremely friendly and cheerful and the breakfast is wonderful. However, the rooms are somewhat basic and in places a little shabby for the 100 Euros plus per night that I paid. Having said that, if the only thing you need is a place to put your head for the night and to be faced with a happy disposition in the morning, then I think this is fine. The only thing that would make me think twice, were I paying out of my own pocket, would be the price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Waterloo Lodge

Property: Waterloo Lodge
Address: Waterloo Lodge 23 Waterloo Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 162 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterloo Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In central Dublin, Waterloo Lodge offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and hearty, full Irish breakfasts. The Aviva Stadium is a 10 minute walk from this historical Georgian Townhouse, whilst St. Stephen's Green is a 15-minute walk and a further 5-mins to Trinity College. All rooms are cosy and inviting and with comfortable bedding and all include a private bathroom with hairdryers. Rooms have a Multi-channel LCD Flat Screen TV, along with complimentary Tea and Coffee. A traditional freshly cooked breakfast with a selection of homemade breads is served daily. There is also a continental selection available. Onsite parking is available at an additional charge, please book in advance. The Dublin Airport bus stop is nearby to the hotel. Waterloo Lodge is 20 minutes' walk from Trinity College and lively Temple Bar district ... more   less 
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