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“Just appalling and RUDE!!!! Very very basic.”

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Willow House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #101 of 149 Dublin B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have never had to write a negative review but it is worth writing one now.
I don't know the name of the lady who runs the B&B because she never introduced herself but her manner and attitude was terrible.
We were told to check in between 4pm and 9pm so we arrived at 4pm, in the hope we could drop our bags off freashen up and head out again, however even though her car was there no-one answered. We waited for 20minutes in the freezing cold before going for a drink in the pub next door, when we got back (20minute later) the car had gone and now there were 2 other people waiting at the door. We carried on waiting and ringing the number but no answer. Finally she arrived with NO appology and her only words were 'who are you?'. I found this extreamly rude and she showed no further interest in who we are or making our stay any more comfortable. We didn't see her again after this first meeting.
The rooms were very basic and in need of decoration.

Dublin itself was brilliant we had a great time its just a shame our stay at Willow house damped our spirits. We will come back to Dublin but not this B&B.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Just returned from a fabulous week in Dublin with friends. Once again we stayed at Willow House in Drumcondra and we couldn't fault our stay. I had a lovely single room with all the amenities I could ask for. Bernie, our hostess definitely went that extra mile to make us welcome and comfortable. Her breakfasts are exceptional, plenty of choice, cooked to order and beautifully presented. We were greeted as old friends - we had stayed last year - and will definitely stay again when next in Dublin. Everything is provided to give the guest a comfortable stay, and with a bus stop practically outside the door and only ten minutes ride to the centre of the city I think it ticks all the boxes. A lovely area but away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
What more can you ask for on your trip to Dublin...good, clean rooms, great food, a warm welcome and no problems. Thank you Bernie once again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank jilldavid3
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Me and my mum stayed at Willow House for 7 nights, along with our friend from England, who stayed for 6 nights. Our room was really clean, bright, airy and fresh with warm, comfy beds and a lovely en suite shower room with a wash basin and toilet. There was also shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
From when we arrived our hostess Bernie made sure we had the most marvellous time and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast is served from 8am - 10am and there is, quite honestly, the best selection of food I have ever seen in a B&B! From the traditional and amazing "Full Irish" - beautifully cooked by Bernie - to french toast, pancakes, yoghurt (all served with maple syrup and a selection of berries) and a great selection of cereals with fresh milk, toast and soda bread with a variety of marmalades and jams. There is also fresh orange juice and a choice of tea or coffee. I was absolutely thrilled with the great variety of food Bernie offered me each day and we felt so much "at home". My mum had never had breakfast served before with the cheerful greeting she received from Bernie : "There you are Susan, me darlin' girl......" Our stay was absolutely delightful!

There is a bus stop outside the B&B with buses to Dublin City Centre (10 minutes away) every few minutes and Bernie is a mine of information regarding routes, bus numbers etc. There are also shops and cafes nearby and the B&B is in a lovely tree-lined area, near Croke Park and Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum.

Overall i would certainly recommend this B&B and quite frankly I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank Eve M
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

The Willow house is warm, comfortable and convenient. It is a little outside of the Dublin city center, but the bus stops right outside the B and B and is very easy to use. The Willow House is also a short bus right directly from and to the airport. The owner Bernadette was very helpful and accommodating! She serves a large and delicious breakfast and offers lots of choice in her menu. I would definitely recommend staying here as long as you don't mind being a little away from the city center!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Thank readytogo60
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Bernadette was very welcoming and assisted greatly during our 3 night stay. Off street parking is available, transport to the city out the front, and eateries only 50 metres away. We enjoyed our stay very much

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Allan P
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

I stayed at here in November 2011 as part of a trip to visit family and to explore my Irish roots. The location is great, a short bus ride from the city centre, great for traveling into the countryside, good links with M50 motorway. Bernie was very welcoming and sorted any issues/ queries that I had. The room was very clean, not too big, not to small, but in need of some TLC regarding decor, two of the walls had rips in the wallpaper.That aside, everything else within the room was adequate, nice and comfortable. The breakfast was really nice and overall the value of the accommodation could not be faulted. I would also like to say that Bernie was a very able and approachable hostess, whose manner made for a very pleasant stay. Would stay again if in Dublin

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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Taylor2010_11
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

My husband stayed for only one night in September. We found Ber to be a lovely host, very informative and helpful. Our room was spotless, breakfast was great, and the location excellent. Just a cheap bus trip to the centre of Dublin. Bus stop is right out front.
When we asked Ber if we could book for another couple of nights, she could not unfortunately accommodate us but she made some phone calls and found a room at a b&b across the road for us. Looking forward to going to Dublin again and staying at willow house.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank emmteepee
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Additional Information about Willow House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 130 Upper Drumcondra Road | Drumcondra Dublin 9, Dublin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking
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Ranked #101 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range: $78 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Willow House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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