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The Marilyn Mansion
Ranked #76 of 150 Dublin B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Value for money bed and breakfast. A little way out of the city centre but a 1, 3 or 5 day bus pass is relatively inexpensive and there are several bus stops within easy reach with regular buses to the city centre. Situated in a nice suburb with facilities nearby a few mins walk or short bus ride away. Owner friendly and helpful. Gave us some good ideas of places to eat / visit. Would use it again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is a lovely hostel with great staff and a genuine concern for their guests. It's a well priced place for Dublin, It's clean friendly and nothing like up-tight.

I am on a working contract; so only stayed there for a few weeks until I got a flat, however when I tour in the future, I won't be able to resist a stop-off there.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

What a disappointment this was! Yes, the beds were clean, and I realize that we stayed during a heat wave, but the room was dusty and hot, not any of those featured on the website, and the location next to the front door meant cigarette smoke from smokers on the steps of the front porch came right in. No free breakfast at a b&b?

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at the Marilyn Mansion in Dunlin in June. We had been travelling for 3 months and the hospitality we experienced at this beautiful house was by far the best! Lovely people, clean rooms and a delicious breakfast. The staff were knowledgable and very helpful with information about Dublin, day trips and commuting to and from the city! Both airport shuttle bus and city bus stops within 5mins walk from hostel and laundry services, pubs and takeaway restaurants close by. Would highly recommend this to anyone staying in Dublin.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Marilyn Mansion turned out to be just as it is advertised: clean, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, good when travelling on a budget. We felt welcome and had a great time there. Everybody was helpful, be it bus connections, coffee in the afternoon, tips what to do in Dublin or lost luggage :-) You get very good value for the price. Some of the complaints on the internet ("same breakfast every day" etc) are inexplicable to us. If you expect everything to compare to a five-star hotel, don´t go there, if you like clean rooms, a friendly atmosphere and staff who do everything to make you feel comfortable, do!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

The price is great and you get far more than you pay for. I took a single room for five days of a business trip. The rooms are basic but comfortable, the service is great and the breakfast is delicious. The neighbourhood is quiet and there are some great bars and bistros within walking distance, perfect for finding some food in the evening. The location is an easy drive to most parts of Dublin. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

I was in Dublin to do some research on my Irish heritage. I was on a budget and Marilyn Mansion fit the bill! The accommodations were clean. I was there in quite cold weather, and my room was always comfortably warm. There was a nice breakfast spread. It is located a bit a ways from downtown Dublin, but bus connections to downtown Dublin were fine. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Pat W
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Address: 37 Garville Avenue, Dublin D6, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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Ranked #76 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range: $44 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Marilyn Mansion 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marilyn Mansion is located in a beautiful green street in one of the quietest area of Dublin, only 10 min bus away from the city centre. We provide simple but clean rooms, wireless Internet and free parking on site. For business or holidays; you can expect a young, international & always relax atmosphere! ... more   less 
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