The price - It is extremely cheap for the location.
You can borrow an iron (but not an ironing board!)
Free tea and coffee in room
TV in room (tiny!)
Free cooked breakfast - excellent value for money.
The staff are friendly, polite, and reasonably helpful (unless you want somewhere you can actually sleep!)
The bed was "well dressed" and comfortable (the pillows weren't)
I'd read a review from a few days earlier saying not to
stay in the back rooms because of the renovations, I mentioned
this when I was about to be given one, and so was given no.8, on the 2nd floor.
The room itself was quite nice, but it was soo noisy I might as
well have been standing on the street, not ideal when I had an interview in the morning! - Heard every car, lorry and person going past. They really should invest in some soundproofing of the front of the building before anything else. I went to reception and mentioned how noisy it was, and the fellow on reception said that that was why he wanted to given me one of the older rooms at the back, he said it was a protected building and there was nothing they could do, sorry.
Well I'm sorry, that's complete and utter rubbish, I have stayed in many many protected buildings and there are many ways to soundproof from the inside, just a really poor excuse, and I won't feel unfair giving the review I do.
I had an interview at 9am, so the fact that the windows are single glazed and don't seal shut, I was woked everytime a drunk mob walked up the street (I was still awake at 5am! - and it was Tuesday night/Wednesday morning)
An iron.....but no ironing board....
The person on reception didn't seem happy that I'd booked through an agent....well don't sign up with them if you don't like people using them, I suspect this is why I was given a noisy room at the front.
Found long curly hairs on a towel and bed - but in fairness it was only two and probably just someone "making up" the room.
The Wifi was slow.
The Breakfast is excellent value, but it is not a traditional Irish one (no soda bread, no potato bread) so call it a cooked breakfast.
If you are going to have a system where guests have to buzz in, make sure you have someone on reception to let them in (waiting 6-7 minutes isn't
Very cheap for the room quality and location (booked through an agent), but that doesn't excuse the basic faults, it would be soo simple to make this place soo much better!
As it is, I wouldn't recommend and won't stay again, however if the improvements where made, then it could be alot better, and I would reconsider.
I think people who stayed in the front rooms (or the ones in the other building during renovations) will be giving negative feedback on here. If you aren't prepared to do anything about it, then you deserve the negative feedback.
Mine has been fairly negative (as the experience wasn't good), but constructive, in my opinion.
Not mush point in booking a room if you can't get a nights sleep, and I for one don't want to play roulette as far as getting a room I'd be happy with.
It really is a pity they don't address the issues, as the room (aesthetically the room was very good - just impractical if you actually want to sleep!)
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