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Homely apartment with WIFI in heart Dublin of city centre

Bedrooms 1
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom apartment to sleep 2 + 2 additional on full size double sofabed

This apartment is located on Parnell St, which is minutes from O'Connell St. It has been refurbished to a very high standard and because of it's central location is only a few minutes walk to all the major attractions in Dublin city centre. For travellers who want to explore more of Ireland it is close to all the major travel links and is also close to departure points for tours of the rest of the country. (more details of these can be found in the Tourist Information office)

The accommodation comprises a small but fully equipped kitchen with clothes washing machine, and microwave oven, living room with dining table and seating for 4, L shaped sofa with pull out double bed, WIFI, cable TV with integrated DVD player (small DVD library provided) , and iPod dock with FM radio. The bedroom has a double bed, bedside cabinets and lamps and linen and towels are provided. There is a three piece bathroom with power shower over the bath. Shaver point in Bathroom and hair-dryer are also provided.

This is truly a home from home experience and we hope you will find everything you need to provide this. On booking you will gain access to the Hospitality Manager which will provide useful information about the apartment and the surrounding areas. 14 days before you travel you will find the contact details of my representative in Dublin who will greet you and show you how everything works.

This apartment is located on the third floor of a quiet building. There are two lifts or elevators to the third floor from the entrance lobby. Because this building is located on a relatively little used stretch of one way street, there is little passing traffic so it is even quieter.

The apartment building is very secure and there are several layers of security between the front door and the door of the apartment itself which can add a sense of security to anybody travelling alone in a new city. There are two key controlled doors in the entrance hall and then a door to the corridor locked by keypad entry before you get to the apartment door which is also secured by lock.

Although it is a city centre location, there are numerous food shops and supermarkets very close by, as well as the usual raft of entertainment venues, restaurants and bars within only a couple of minutes walk and a multi screen cinema literally next door.

The trip from the airport to the apartment is only about 6 miles (10km approx), and the route is well served with buses, specialist airport coaches and taxis. A taxi from the airport should cost in the region of €30 or less for two people but you would be well advised to obtain a quote before travelling.

You are truly in the city centre, and are within walking distance of all the main city cente attractions. World famous Temple Bar is about a 12 minute walk, and glamourous Grafton Street and the south side are about a 20 minute walk across the River Liffey. They are currently building a direct tram line to Grafton Street and it's amenities about 100 meters around the corner from the apartment, making the south side of the city even more accessible. Trinity College, housing the ancient Book Of Kells is only 10 minutes walk away. The main theatres are also close by with the world famous Abbey Theatre just a couple of streets away off O'Connell Street, and the Gate theatre just around the corner on Parnell Square. The Olympia theatre is also a short walk away. For larger venues, The Point which houses the O2 is a short tram journey away, and the tram stop for The Luas is just a stones throw from apartment in Jervis Street.

If you want to travel further afield you can either catch the Luas or take the 20 minute or so walk to either Connelly Station or Tara Street Station and catch the Dart which is the name for the local railway and go northwards following the coast to visit the beaches in North County Dublin and see the lovely fishing village of Howth, or alternatively head south to visit Dalkey which is a lovely village on the south side. You will find along the route several places mentioned in James Joyce's famous writings, including the Martello Towers.

More Details

Carolyn Potter
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Carolyn Potter

I was born and grew up in Dublin and left home to get a job in the UK in the early 1980's when I was in my 20's. I now live in the UK but bought this apartment in Dublin many years ago after the death of my Mum, so that I have a place for my family and myself to visit, so that I get to keep my accent and my children get to know a bit about their roots!

Carolyn Potter purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Carolyn Potter chose Inns Quay

I bought this property because it is right in the very centre of things in the city centre. It is on the northside (only just north of the river!), and because I am a Northsider I was attracted to it, Everywhere you would want to visit is walkable from the front door. Also this particular apartment, although it was just one bedroom, was significantly more spacious than most that I looked at and it was also in a nice well maintained block.

It fitted the bill for holidays or short break in Ireland.

We refurbished the property a couple of years ago, and completely refurnished it, and it now offers everything you would want in a home from home setting.

We also installed WIFI, and cable TV so there is a full range of entertainment options available. There is a small DVD library there too.

What makes this apartment unique

The main benefit of this property is it's location. Although it is right in the heart of the city it is not on a main traffic route. It is situated on a little used stretch of a one way system, so there is very little street noise. The apartment is on the third floor and in all my visits there I have never heard any noise coming from the neighbouring apartments. It feels a very comfortable and safe place to be .

In this part of the city centre there are several apartment blocks and they have been well catered by foodstores. There are several major supermarkets withing a couple of minutes walk and many other small convenience stores, not to mention the myriad of bars, restaurants and other venues right on your doorstep.

I am often asked if the apartment is safe. I frequently travel there by myself and walk back to the apartment late at night. As I woman alone I feel very safe there. There are several layers of security between the front door and the street, and the streets themselves are quiet, but busy enough to feel safe walking down alone late in the evening. Obviously, this is a city centre, and I am relating my own experience. I can't guarantee that you would never encounter problems, I am just saying that I never have.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"5 étoiles: Parfait

Nous revenons de 4 nuits à Dublin dans l'appartement de Carolyn Potter.

Je suis très contente de mon séjour dans cet appartement.

La propriétaire habite l'Angleterre et je savais que nous ne nous verrions pas.

Elle a été très gentille, très rassurante et très patiente avec toutes mes questions.

Nous sommes arrivés avec le bus sur O'Connel Street et nous avons trouvé notre adresse sans aucune difficulté.

Je voulais que le quartier soit sécuritaire et ne pas avoir peur en rentrant la nuit.

C'était impeccable.

Henry Street et ses magasins sont à 1 minute de l'appartement ce qui a fait le bonheur de ma fille qui a pu partir en expédition shopping toute seule.

Il y a toutes les sortes de fastfood sur le boulevard à quelques minutes de l'immeuble ainsi que plusieurs supérettes.

Donc aucun soucis pour faire les courses.

Nous mettions 9 minutes à pied en passant par Capel Street pour se rendre au premier Pub à Temple bar (the Porterhouse était très animé)

L'appartement était très propre.

L'appartement, l'immeuble et le quartier sont impeccables.

La literie dans la chambre est très moelleuse.

Par contre celle du canapé convertible est plus ferme. C'est un peu difficile pour mettre un drap en dessous mais il est confortable et grand pour 2 personnes adultes.

Les couettes sont agréables.

Nous avions des serviettes de bains à notre disposition. Cela pourrait être pratique d'avoir quelques chose dans la salle de bain pour les mettre à sécher.

Je n'ai pas eu froid du tout dans l'appartement malgré le temps mitigé.

Et il y a des radiateurs si besoin de chauffage supplémentaire.

Je reviendrais sans hésiter dans cette appartement si nous revenons à Dublin."
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Inns Quay around the Dublin

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full size double sofabed in lounge
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
This is a third floor city centre apartment, and a car is not necessary, as public transport is on your doorstep. If you wished to hire a car for longer trips out of the city, there is a large public car park next to the building where you can park a car for €14 per day. Night rates also apply, and there is also free street parking from 7pm till 7am. Even though it is a city centre, there is a good range of food shops and supermarkets within a few minutes walk. There is also a taxi rank directly opposite the building, servicing the multiplex cinema located next door. Internet access has been upgraded to cable broadband WIFI 8mg at no additional charge. In addition there is an internet cafe yards away. You will be greeted by our representative and will find linens and towels are provided for your stay. This apartment truly is a home from home, and is right in the heart of Dublin. You couldn't be closer to the centre of things if you tried.


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Homely apartment with WIFI in heart Dublin of city centre
average rating of 4.268041 based on 98 reviews

Great apartment in the heart of Dublin

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic time staying at this apartment in Dublin. It has a great central location, right in the heart of the city. The apartment had everything we needed and it fitted four of us comfortably for a couple of days. The bed was extremely comfortably and the apartment was homely. I would definitely stay here again, and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a short break in Dublin!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Your review is really helpful to potential renters who can benefit from your experience and your comments . A big welcome will be waiting for you if you decide to return in the future.
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Nice apartment in a central location

  • 4 of 5

The flat had everything required for a comfortable stay it was clean and was very secure and centrally located for all the attractions we hoped to see. Inez was great at check- in and when we left. I would recommend this property if staying in central Dublin

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Dublin Location Unit

  • 4 of 5

Very secure, well located apartment unit. Great communication and easy transition meeting Inez who was very friendly and made our stay comfortable. Owner also did a great job following when I first booked the unit. Quick, polite and the unit has lots of literature on Dublin so no need to bring any. My only struggle was water pressure was weak but we managed and enjoyed the stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable flat

  • 4 of 5

Flat has everything you need at hand. Great handy location for center of Dublin, but still quiet with secure entry. Easy to contact and arrange entry time, very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely clean & comfortable apartment in a terrific location

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO met all our needs perfectly for two adults & two teenagers. Carolyn was responsive to a few questions we had and Inez was incredibly welcoming and helped us get settled by showing us the 'ropes' of the building and the apartment space. We can't say enough about her helpfulness - thank you Inez! The security to get in was impressive and we felt very safe during our stay. The apartment was simple but met all our needs. We were there mainly to sleep & eat breakfast (there are grocery stores within walking distance) and then we were out exploring all day. It was a quick 10-12 minute walk across the river to sites including Temple Bar, Trinity College and Christ Church. The apartment is on the 3rd floor and faces the street but we didn't find it loud - just typical city noises and we slept fine with the windows open. The shower pressure isn't great but it did the job well enough if we followed the directions which Carolyn had clearly written out as well as explained by Inez. The kitchen had all the cooking equipment necessary (including a hot pot to heat water and French Press to make coffee) but we needed to supply the rest which was expected. The apartment was supplied with hand soap & toilet paper in the bathroom as well as salt & pepper, dish soap and laundry soap in the kitchen. The weather happened to be really hot during our stay and we did have one fan available to use in the bedroom. Perhaps another would be beneficial for those sleeping on the pull out couch. We took a taxi to/from the airport and it cost about 27 Euro each way but it appears that public transportation could have been easy as well. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review. I am pleased you found everything you needed for your stay. The fan is only a recent addition following a suggestion from another guest, as the weather has been so lovely this summer. This has taken us all by surprise, so perhaps we will add another one too. You will be a very welcome returner!! Carolyn
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A Gem of an Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Dublin staying in this apartment.

We were immediately impressed with the efforts of our contact person Inez. She did a fabulous job of getting the unit ready for us early which was much appreciated due to an unexpected flight disruption.

The apartment is located right were the action is in Dublin. Everything from the Temple Bar to the Ha’Penny Bridge to fabulous restaurants, shops and of course, historical pubs were within easy walking distance. We did not require any public transport to get around. It was as simple as one foot in front of the other!

The apartment itself is located in building called Stewart Hall. The security of the building gave us peace of mind as well.

The apartment has a kitchen equipped to make any meal you want. We cooked dinner only once but, a hot breakfast every day and found it relaxing as we sat at the table planning our day. The apartment has very good wifi as well. In the bathroom, water pressure issues have been resolved with a water flow power booster making the shower more than acceptable. There was also plenty of hot water as well.

I enjoyed the use of the I-phone docking station to listen to my playlist as well as the television reception and selection of channels.

I found the owner, Carolyn very responsive to my questions in a prompt manner. The rental process was easy and the apartment is very much as presented on the website except for the new laminate flooring throughout which looks great and is very practical.

Overall, we were very pleased with this apartment and would not hesitate recommending it to others.

A side note...we took a couple of day trips using Gray Line seeing the Cliffs of Moher, Malahide Castle and Howth. Prices were very reasonable and got us out of the city to see some of the immense beauty Ireland has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike, I am so pleased that you enjoyed staying at the apartment. We do the best we can to ensure that our guests find everything they need for their holiday, and it is lovely when that is appreciated as in your case. You will be very welcome to return again as it was a pleasure having you stay.
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Royal Dublin Links St Margaret's , Forest Little,
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Dublin Port
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
There are numerous beaches available
Car: not necessary

This property is located right in the very heart of the city centre on the north side of the river Liffey. It is located in a residential block on Parnell Street, which runs parallel to Henry Street (2 minutes walk) which at one time was labelled the busiest shopping street in Europe. O' Connell Street which is normally considered the centre of the city is only 5 minutes walk from the front door.

It only 2 minutes walk to the Dominick stop of the new Tram line called the LUAS. This new line takes you straight across to St. Stephens Green. (The line opened in December 2017) This allows quick and easy access to the south city and it's amenities.

There are numerous bars, shops restaurants and attractions on the doorstep, and the world famous Temple bar is only a leisurely 12 minute walk away over the River Liffey.In addition there is a multiplex cinema directly next door to the apartment building. You would find it hard to be closer to the heart of the city.

Dublin is a small city and all the major attractions are located within walking distance.

Travel out of the city is also possible, and numerous sightseeing trips are organised by travel companies operating in the city centre. The pick up points for those tours are generally within walking distance of the apartment too.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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