|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Beautifully decorated and furnished city centre apartment. The apartment can sleep 5 adults comfortably or a family of 2 adults and 4 children. The apartment does not accomodate parties of 6 adults or more. Comprises of 2 large bedrooms with large comfortable double beds, a sofa bed is available in one of the bedrooms which can accommodate 2 children or 1 adult (sofa bed is 120cm wide when fully out as a bed), 2 bathrooms, kitchen/living area and a balcony. Apt. is fully supplied with everything you will need (special requests facilitated if possible) - towels, linen, 'welcome pack' on arrival (containing some of essentials you will need - like dishwasher tablets, some washing tablets for clothes, milk, tea, coffee, spices for cooking). Apartment is in a very secure block - has 24hr concierge service and security. An underground parking space is available and included in the price. There are books and DVDs available to use in the apartment during your visit. A baby cot and high chair can be provided on request and we can probably rustle up a few toys for toddlers to save on your packing. Can arrange babysitting if required.
Restaurants, Bars, Entertainment: Temple Bar is quite close and within walking distance where you will find loads of bars and restaurants. Visitors with a particular interest in food will be interested to know that there is a Michelin Star restaurant located relatively nearby 'Chapter One'. It is worth a visit. Also within close proximity are the Gate and Abbey Theatre's - it is worth checking out their websites in advance of your trip to Dublin to see what is on while you are visiting. Dice Bar (just around the corner) is worth a visit if you are here at weekends - it is a very cool 'hidden gem' frequented by Dublin's hip and trendy. The Cobblestone Pub which is just a stone's throw away from the apt is also a really famous Dublin haunt and well known for it's traditional music sessions. It is a cosy spot that you could easily end up nestling into for the night
Children: Dublin Zoo is really close to Smithfield and a great day out - there are fantastic picnic facilities at the Zoo and we would highly recommend bringing a picnic. The restaurants tend to be overpriced and not great in terms of quality. The Phoenix Park is really nice for a walk or a cycle and Farmleigh House often have things on depending on the time of the year so would be worth looking at their website. The Ark Theatre in Temple Bar is a Children's theatre and often have events running for children. 'Imaginosity' which is in the suburbs is excellent for kids but would mean a bit of a trip (not longer than an hour from leaving the apt to arriving there). Children also love the Viking Splash Tour which is a land and water tour of the city. The Ghost Bus Tour is another hit with kids. Smaller children will enjoy feeding the ducks in St Stephens Green which has a city playground as does the park on Merrion Sq. Other attractions of note: Taytoworld (car required); Newbridge House and Farm
Shopping: O'Connell St, Henry St and Grafton St are all within walking distance and have great shopping. The Jervis St Centre off Henry St and Henry St location in general has many high street shops. Arnotts Department Store on Henry St is a good stop too. Lovers of 'vintage' clothing may find a shop or two around Temple Bar but also try 'Jenny Vander' on Drury St. Grafton St area again has many high street names and is home to the more up market Brown Thomas department store. Keen shoppers should definitely make a trip to the Dundrum Shopping Centre (you can get the Luas from St Stephens Green - it takes 20 min on the tram and you will want to spend a few hours at least there). Shopaholics may want to venture even further and visit the Kildare Village Outlet centre - take a look at their website, buses leave from the city centre daily and the trip is around 45min. Antiques lovers should take a stroll down Francis St which is home to Dublin's antique quarter.
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I would highly recommend staying here. We were greeted very warmly and given great and helpful advice. The apartment was very close to main areas/tourist attractions, good pubs and retaurants. The images show the apartment well. We were surrounded by lovely people in this area and the apartment really was lovely, clean, practical and cosy not to mention safe and affordable, beats a hotel anyday!! Recomended for all types of getaways!
Thanks again. Nikki and co.
I was very impressed with this apartment. It was just a short walk (about 15 minutes) to the city centre. The owners Noel and Karen were very helpful answering some questions I had and also meeting us at check-in to show us where we could park our car. The spacious apartment is nicely decorated, warm and had everything we needed to make our stay in Dublin a comfortable one. It was also a pleasant surprise to see a well stocked kitchen when we arrived, milk, teabags, coffee, spices etc. We were able to get anything else we needed in the supermarket only 2 minutes walk away.
We will definitely be booking this apartment the next time our family of five are visiting Dublin.
Found the apartment well and truly met our expectations, everything in working order.. A great location near hop on hop off bus, and LUAS station. Some great pubs nearby , most notably The Cobblestone. All in all a great stay and will definately stay again when visiting Dublin.
The apt. is in a great area not part of the hectic downtown area. Hop on Hop off near by. Our only complaints are the shower in the bathroom next to the bedroom doesn't drain well, having a hair dryer available was wonderful but not mirror to see what you are doing. If you put one over the cabinet the dryer is in would be helpful (since there are no plugs in bathroom) The fire alarm system was a big problem . Went off in the day time we could get to the apt. and also went off at 11:30 at night scared my husband to death. Understand from other tenants that this is a problem. Quiet area, lots of younger people, enjoyed being near the Cobblestone Pub and the music. If you could fix these few things I would rate it much higher. Also couldn't get washing machine to work.
This apartment was EXACTLY what we were looking for. The amenities provided were as described and Karen and Noel made us feel welcomed and offered assistance for any of our needs. The apartment location is perfect and conveniently located to Luas stop. Situated in a quiet building, we were able to relax and get any necessary rest for our 2 week stay. We were happy with Noel's recommendation to visit the coast and with the easy Luas access were able to spend the day in the small village of Howth.
We visited the restaurants and pubs located in the direct vicinity of the building and had great food, great drink, great music and exceptional interaction with locals that we became fast friends. The added plus is the supermarket just around the corner that had everything we could possibly need.
The apartment is very clean and well maintained. We did not have any issues and even managed to operate the washer/dryer combo thanks to the instruction manuals left in the kitchen drawer! (Note: you will need to utilize the clothes drying rack as the dryer does not function like those in the US)
I highly recommend this rental. Our third trip to Ireland and of course already talking about planning another. We will definitely keep this rental on our radar as it was absolutely perfect!
Thanks so very much Karen and Noel!
My friend and I stayed in this apartment for five nights and found it had everything you could possibly need including very good WiFi. It was quiet, spacious and very clean, plus within walking distance of the city centre. The Luas stop is a one minute walk from the block entrance too which is very handy. There was a much appreciated welcome pack (great to be able to have a cuppa on arrival) and there is a small supermarket very close by, plus some good places to eat.
The booking process with Karen went smoothly with very quick responses to emails and arrival was dealt with in an informative and friendly manner by Noel.
In conclusion, if you are visiting Dublin and looking for a comfortable, central place to stay I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely apartment.
We had a 10 night stay in June. Noel met us after a short taxi ride from the airport and made sure we had everything we needed.
Location in Smithfield short walk from light rail stop. Grocery with fresh produce also short walk away. We took some day trips with tour companies that picked up on O'Connell which was 3-4 stops away on the light rail. Very convenient to get almost anywhere in Dublin from the apartment.
Communication with Karen and Noel was great and the guide they provided was very helpful. If we are able to get back to Dublin this will be our preferred location for lodging. Thanks!
Right in the centre of Dublin city and within walking distance from some great attractions - Old Jameson Distillery & Tower, Guinness Store House & Museum, Collins Barracks (part of National Museum), Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Chester Beatty Library all within very close walking distance. The LUAS (tram system) stops directly at Smithfield as does the Dublin Open Top Bus Tour. Also within walking distance are O'Connell St, Henry St, Grafton St (all shopping locations), The Phoenix Park (and Dublin Zoo), Hugh Lane Art Gallery (Parnell Sq). Kilmainham Gaol (famous historical disused prison) & The Museum of Modern Art are two tram stops away. Dublin Airport is 8kms, close proximity to main train stations. Large supermarket located below apt complex, leisure centre, cinemas close by. Local bars - Cobblestone Bar is famous for traditional music. Dice Bar a 'hidden' favourite hip and trendy Dublin bar and worth a visit if you can squeeze your way in at weekends.
A security deposit is required
€50 service and cleaning charge applies to all bookings
Fri, Sat and Sun are charged at weekend nightly rate
All linen and towels are provided
Car Parking is Free. (1 car only)
Important: The apartment is not rented to parties of 6 adults or more. Max occupancy is 5 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.