Dublin Centre Home from Home Apt C

Apartment - Entire home/apt · King St, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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Hi ... I hope I can be your host and offer a great experience staying in my city centre apartment! Recently awarded 'Excellence' by Tripadvisor!

Please note this duplex apartment is my home - it is not an empty sterile apartment - if you are looking for such a location - better to pay the higher rates elsewhere .... otherwise i really hope i can welcome you to my home and give you loads of local information and tips!

l 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 my entire apartment which consists of two double bedrooms (each with a super king size bed!) and a large comfortable double couchbed in the livingroom - accommodating a maximum of six guests. Although more than two younger children could sleep in the super king size beds. You also have downstairs a well equipped kitchen, a large comfortably furnished living room with flat screen TV, satellite channels including boxsets on demand!

I provide basic breakfast items for you for the first morning - there are many supermarkets within a few minutes' walk with a corner store at my building!

These accommodations are also listed separately: Dublin centre home from home rooms 5 & 6.

There is a nice bathroom with shower and bath.

If you are not looking to rent the entire apartment please check individual listings for availability as often some of the rooms (room 5 and 6) will be available ...

I am 4 minutes walk from the Luas (tram) Red line which is a direct link to the National Convention Centre but I am within very easy walking distance of anywhere in the city centre! I am also a minute's walk from the number 83 bus going to the centre, the south side and the north side, stopping just outside the Botanic Gardens!

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!

2 bikes available for hire - just €7 each a day! Maps and cycle route information provided!

If you would like any hints on what to do around Dublin or indeed in planning an itinerary around just get in touch! I also love history and have a keen interest in photography and am happy to point you towards some Dublin gems!

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.

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 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).

My facilities:

- free wifi,
- hairdryer,
- flat screen TV,
- Satellite channels
- luggage scales,
- Dublin guidebook,
- free tourist map,
- all linen provided,
- use of electric shower,
- straight / gay friendly,
- breakfast pack included,
- located in the heart of Dublin,
- option to use cooking facilities,
- other meals available at small cost,
- minutes from shops/restaurants/bars,
- reduced parking fee - nearby secure carpark,
- gps available for hire for those renting a car,
- 2 bikes available for hire - just €7 each a day!
- new Irish sim card and phone available at small cost,
- lockable room - small refundable deposit for apt keys,
- 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!!


Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $21 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $43
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Top notch!

    February 2014
  • The experience was very good. Rory was very friendly. Fully available for any questions or need. Even as we arrived home late, he had bought us some bread and milk for breakfast. He helped us a lot.

    January 2014
  • Very well situated apartment, 15 min from Temple Bar area. Very confortable beds, the apartment has all the necessary to spend a couple of days in the city.
    Rory was very friendly and helpfull solving some doubts we had about things to do in the city.
    Very recommendable place to stay.

    December 2013
  • We had a great stay at Rory's! He was very helpful giving all kind of tips and directions and the place is quiet, spacious and safe. It's a 15 minute walk from Temple Bar and is well connected to the airport.
    We stayed with 4 friends using both bedrooms and the sofa couch which were all very comfy.
    Some of the reviews here mention the cleanliness of the apartment: we thought it was tidy and clean enough. It might not be clinically clean as you might expect in a 4-star hotel, but we didn't think it was anything to be concerned about.
    Rory also left some supplies for breakfast, clean sheets and towels. All very good value for probably the lowest price you'll find, unless you want to be in a noisy, tiny, dirty apartment in Temple Bar. ;)

    December 2013
  • Rory was a great host and he made are time in Ireland a very positive time and he was very helpful with planing are side trips.The apt. was nice and great location,very safe ad quiet.We would stay there stay there again.
    Betty Carley and girls.

    November 2013
  • Apartment was in a good location, very close to the Jameson Distillery and Guinness. However, I felt that the apartment wasn't really that clean. It felt like someone was living there and evacuated for the weekend that we were there. Food in the Fridge, etc.

    October 2013
    Response from Rory:

    Richard I am sorry that you feel this way. I really work hard to offer my
    guests a nice place to stay and warm informative welcome so that they are
    happy guests! On the day you were checking in, very much last minute
    circumstances, entirely out of my control, meant that I could not greet you
    personally on your arrival. A friend of mine received you in my place who
    did mention to you that the food in the fridge was for you to use. I tried
    to meet you later on a number of occasions and also replied carefully to
    your emails requesting information giving a lot of useful suggestions. I
    regret that we did not meet. If we had I would have explained to you that
    airbnb works with people renting out their homes. Hence I do not rent out
    an empty sterile apartment - rather i stock the fridge with the basic
    fixings for breakfast as a gift to my guests and offer any teas/coffee,
    cereals, condiments that are in the presses .... this is how airbnb works -
    you get a friendly helpful host who offers you his/her home which is clean.
    This suits some people - but not everyone I know. I am confident the
    apartment was clean though not sterile - apologies. I regret that this did
    not meet your expectations. Regrettably you chose not to meet me during
    your stay or to pass on your concerns in any other way as I would be
    happier do try to help you then rather than hearing of this afterwards when
    it is perhaps too late. I am glad you found the location good and trust
    overall you enjoyed your visit to Dublin. I hope you will have future
    positive experiences staying with airbnb! Rory

  • Rory is a very accomodating host. We had an extremely early arrival at his place, and he was there to meet us. He even held our baggage for us until we were able to officially check in. He is personable and helpful guide to the city making sure to communicate with us each evening. He is more than willing to work with you when glitches arise during your stay. He suggested a tour for our family and we were quite elated that he was able to book it for us right away. additionally we had an early morning departure from Dublin, and he even arranged taxi service to the airport for us. The apartment was comfortable and roomy for our family of four.Additionally, every night Rory check on us via email to make sure that we were enjoying our stay. This apartment is very centrally located, approximately 5 blocks north of the river, 2 blocks from Jameson Distillery practically all the main attractions were accessible within a 20 block radius. Including Temple Bar, Guinness Distillery, Christ Church of England, The Dublin Castle and City Hall, Dublinia just to name a few.

    September 2013
  • Rory's place made a great home base to tour Dublin from--and it's right down the street from what turned out to be my favorite pub in the city. The flat has everything you need and is conveniently located. Rory is so kind and helpful--a great guy to talk to and he'll help you make the most of your stay. We had a great time. Thanks Rory!

    September 2013
  • Very nice and big apartment in a good location. Rory was very helpful with everything and gave us a very pleasant stay. Most recommended!

    August 2013
  • Rory was very kind during our 9-person family trip to Ireland. We had many different arrival times, multiple cars and needed two apartments and he helped get us off on the right foot. The location is only 10 minutes walk from all the sights of Dublin and the wifi was the fastest we had during our in 4 weeks in Ireland! Thanks again Rory.

    August 2013
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I'm a friendly guy living in Smithfield in Dublin city centre. It is just 10 mins walk from Dublin's principal 'boulevard' O'Connell Street and the cool social/bar/restaurant quarter - Temple Bar - with a host of shops/restaurants/bars located steps from your Dublin home from home! In addition to the many tourist attractions right at your doorstep! I'm looking forward to welcoming you and give you any help you need to have a great stay in Dublin! I've a good knowledge of the best things to do and am happy to help you in any way I can before and during your trip and to help you plan an itinerary around Ireland also! 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!!
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