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“Great Location - Good Breakfast”
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Avondale House
Ranked #130 of 150 Dublin B&B and Inns
Bristol UK
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great Location - Good Breakfast”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

This Guest House is conveniently located in Dublin and near the rail station. For the price provides the basics - a very basic bedroom and a good breakfast. If you are looking to visit dublin on a shoestring budget and will be spending most of your time out and about this is for you. Should you require any little luxury from your accomodation or a private bathroom or lots of peace and quiet I would suggest somewhere else. The staff were helpful, if a little noisy at night, and there was the added bonus that we could leave our luggage at the guest house before we checked in and once we had checked out.

Room Tip: Choose Higher floors - the ground floor is very noisy and far away from the bathrooms.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I first stayed at the Avondale 18 years ago. It was bad then but now it's a dump. I am not really a fussy person and i have stayed in some grotty places before but the Avondale gets 1st prize. The single room i stayed in was approximately 7ft x 6ft. It had a smashed up blind which was only kept open by jamming it with the window latch. The provision to hang your clothes was a metal bar sticking out of the wall. The TV did not work and the shower and toilet along the ally way was cold and dirty. I usually stay at O'Shea's across the road for the same price. I will NEVER stop athe the Avondale again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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My worst experience ever. Having booked a double room for one night for 60 euro, my expectations were really low, but I was still disgusted. We got a room right in front of the reception and the entrance. The room was cold, old and depressing. everything looked like it was going to fall apart. The bathroom had no shelves and not a single hook on the walls - no place to put your stuff or hang a towel. The walls were paper-thin, the door had a 1cm gape on the side, one could nearly see through, the windows were horrible - one layer of glass in a thin frame. It felt like sleeping outside.
Service was not good either - this is not a classical family-driven B&B at all, no Irish staff to be seen, one of the receptionists did not even bother to open the window and talked to me through the glass. The breakfast was a bad copy of "full Irish"
The only thing positive for us was the central location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

As have been in this dressed up thrashcan a few years ago and I am genuinely very surprised to see that this hell-hole is still in business.
Rooms are VERY small and our prive bathroom was 100% derelict and hadn't seen a cleaner in years as you could nearly make a wig out of all the hair in the drain.
As many others have written this is a lousy B&B (absolutely no hotel) with crappy service and an even worse breakfast. The term "full-fry" is taken a bit to serious because all on my plate looked and tasted like it came straight out of a deep-fryer without bothering to drain everything before it was served.
Please protect yourselves and book something else. All people that wrote a positive review on this must have been mistaken with the hotel with the same name because if you consider this value for money you normally must be living in a cardboard box under a bridge,

Room Tip: AVOID this B&B and book something more decent
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

You get what you pay for:
Very small rooms
Old building and furniture
Nice staff
Good breakfast
Close to everything in Dublin

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 2, 2012 via mobile

Booked through easytobook website so only found out on arrival that there's a €2.50 card fee. There's no lift, only narrow stairs. The room was small, shabby and in need of refurbishment but was clean. Bed was okay and although the toilets are shared there was a shower.and basin in the room. Room overlooks a busy street so is quite noisy.

Upside is the location; right by Airlink airport stops and very central to the centre of town. We had no problem with using the WiFi from our room. The breakfast doesn't start until 8am, and the ladies are friendly and helpful (much more so than the reception staff).

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: Avondale House
Address: 40-41 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #130 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avondale House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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