RECENTLY COMPLETELY REFURBISHED - JAN 2013!
Hi ... I hope I can be your host and offer a great experience staying in my city centre apartment!
I check my email constantly and endeavour to reply to all emails very promptly as I know it helps you plan ... PLEASE CONTACT ME TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY BEFORE YOU SEND A BOOKING REQUEST ... Thanks!
This listing is for a private room with a double bed that can fit two people. Kitchen space and living room space can be made available sometimes as a free extra but is not always guaranteed. There is access to a fridge at all times to keep your drinks cold and the room has tea and coffee making facilities.
Room 2 and Room 1 are contained in Apartment A with the bathroom shared with the two bedrooms.
People book through airbnb to get local information and a friendly welcome in your host's home rather than a neutral sterile apartment - I hope you will enjoy your stay in my home with myself and any other guests visiting Dublin. Dublin is a great city - ready to welcome you!
I am 4 minutes walk from the Luas (tram) Red line which is a direct link to the National Convention Centre and my home is within very easy walking distance of anywhere in the city centre!
Please check the availability of each listing I offer on it's calender as they can differ ..... thanks! - its always worthwhile to message me anyway ... as I can sometimes have availability at the last minute!
It's nice to know who might be coming to stay so if you can please fill me in just a little on your group and your overall travel plans!
I live in Dublin city centre in Smithfield just 10 mins walk from the heart of Dublin and it's principal 'boulevard' O'Connell Street and the cool social/bar/restaurant quarter - Temple Bar.
2 bikes available for hire - just €7-50 each a day! Maps and cycle route information provided!
In addition there is a host of shops/restaurants/bars located just steps from your Dublin home from home - see the gallery of pics for some cool places at your doorstep! I have a lot of experience in hosting people and showing people my city – I love talking about recent irish history and my apartment looks onto the Four Courts building – one of the many historical buildings in Dublin! I have a keen interest in photography and am happy to point you towards some Dublin gems!
I can leave you to your own schedule or am happy to suggest good things to do and see, both in Dublin and in the surrounding countryside and beyond .... from galleries and museums to shopping to country / historical walks – just ask – I am happy to point you in the right direction – Dublin awaits you!
There are many tourist attractions such as Jameson Distillery and National Museum, Collins Barracks along with the famous Cobblestone Bar, renowned for irish music and a good pint of Guinness, right at your doorstep! Just across Dublin's principal river, the Liffey, is St. James' Gate - home of Guinness since 1759!
Parking is available at an additional cost - I have negotiated a reduced 24 hour fee of €10 at a nearby secure carpark or you can opt for the overnight rate of €4 from (phone number hidden).
- free wifi,
- free PC use,
- flat screen,
- ipod/DVD player,
- Dublin guidebook,
- free tourist map,
- all linen provided,
- use of electric shower,
- straight / gay friendly,
- in-room hospitality tray,
- located in the heart of Dublin,
- minutes from shops/restaurants/bars,
- reduced parking fee - nearby secure carpark,
- 2 bikes available for hire - just €7-50 each a day!
- Maps and cycle route information provided!
- new Irish sim card and phone available at small cost,
- lockable room - small refundable deposit for apt keys,
- panoramic balcony view of Dublin city centre and mountains,
- discretion ...
10 minutes walk from Temple Bar, Dublin's main social scene and party area!!
transport offered to Glendalough National Park and other places of interest at fraction of normal tourist cost ....
If you have any questions about visiting Ireland please message me - happy to help you any way i can - wherever you end up staying! Though hopefully a little while with me!!
interested? Just send me a message!
Rory's a lovely host! We had a great time, the place is immaculate and we felt completely at home. He was very helpful pointing out all the places we should go, what to do and where was nice to eat. Unfortunately we didn't have much time in Dublin so we didn't get to do everything but will definitely be back and hopefully he'll have room for us then! Thank you so much again!
Rory was a great host! Very accommodating and helpful! Check in and check out was easy and Rory gave us pointers on fun things to do in Dublin - thanks Rory! The bedroom has everything you need and is very comfortable.
I would recommend staying at Rory's for sure!
Thanks again Rory!
Buena atencion y consejos
We were very grateful for all the hospitality! He gave us excellent advice and its location is amazing! If you want to know the city walking! This is the place! \o/
Friendly host. Conditions were ok. Very close to points of interest downtown.
Rory's place was great! He was very friendly and accommodating, with a highly detailed knowledge of great places to eat and things to do in Dublin. Being in the city centre, almost all of the city's main attractions are within walking distance. If you are looking for a place to stay in Dublin, look no further!
Rory's place was clean, quiet and convenient.The price was in sync with the space which was small.I'm not sure why it was in the BnB section because we had no breakfast. I may have over looked that detail. It worked out fine with places near by.
Rory is a wonderful host! I was lucky enough to have my room available straight away when I landed. May not always be the case as he needs time to setup from the previous guest, but you can stow your bags in the room and see the town in the meantime. It's a secure building. I felt safe as well as comfortable leaving my things there.
Communication is excellent. When I got outside he was prompt to meet me and help me get settled in. Rory is a wealth of information. He's more than happy to give you a quick rundown of what's nearby. Temple Bar and the Jamison's Distillery are within walking distance. His map and helpful input helped me make the most of my short trip here.
The room is perfect size for 1 or 2 people and room to spread out and stow your things. There is a set if drawers and a small closet. Hangers are also available for any nicer clothes you may have. I found the bed comfortable and the comforter provided is toasty warm! The desk is also nice for a sit down.
For you Yanks (Americans) like me. Make sure you ask how everything in the bathroom works. It took me a minute to figure out the inline electric water heater in the morning and the exhaust fan to keep things for steaming up. But everything in the bathroom was fine and worked well.
Above and beyond: Rory setup a taxi service to pick me up for the airport! Much appreciated!
Rory thank you for amazing stay! You truly are a super host and I would stay here again next time I'm in town. Thanks for everything!
This review is actually for Room 1 at the same location, not Room 2, as we were switched to the larger room on arrival.
We chose to stay with Rory because of his superhost status, and he did not disappoint. We used his recommendations almost exclusively during our three-night stay in Dublin, and the trip was great.
The location of the apartment was ideal for us, since it was easy to walk to the touristy stuff - for example, The Old Jameson Distillery and the Temple Bar area - but was in a quiet neighbourhood. There are many great local establishments within a few blocks, which Rory pointed out on a map for us.
We were a bit disappointed not to have use of a living room or kitchen - but it does say in his description that the availability of these are not guaranteed. The room was very clean, although on the small side and a little cold at night. But, to be fair, I'm sure that if we had mentioned this to Rory, he would have taken care of it immediately. He was an excellent host.
All in all, great value in a great value place. We definitely recommend a stay with superhost Rory.
Rory was an excellent host! We were only in Dublin for 2 nights, the first and last nights of our trip to Ireland. He was very responsive and helpful in emails, prior to our arrival, and as well as when we were there. Rory gave us lots of suggestions on what to do and where to go which were not always things we would have known about. The room itself was small but clean, bathroom was shared with 1 or 2 other rooms but there was never an instance where it was an issue to access. Great location! Perfect for a single or couple just needing a place to sleep with easy access to everything in Dublin. Thanks Rory!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.