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I love travelling and reckon I have clocked up about 75 countries so far! i am a keen snowboarder too; the last place i got to do this was Lake Tahoe.
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Derek is very kind and helpful. Although not being able to pick us at the airport, he waited on his doorstep (even with our an one hour delay) and helped with all the luggage (there were seven cases). He also gave us a lot of useful information, including about renting and jobs. The room is really big.
The only drawback is the distance (given that bus tickets are expensive). But this is not as bad as it sounds. If you are to stay just a few days, it won't be an issue at all. Also, you don't have to go to the center to eat and have a good time (there are a few supermarkets, mc donalds, kfc and a shopping mall just a minutes walk away.
9/10, would do it again.
I liked staying at Derek's place. His flat is in a nice neighbourhood with good bus links to the city centre. The room was spacious and comfortable. Derek is friendly and helpful and I would certainly recommend him as a host
Derek was a great host, again! It is nice to stay in his apartment. He is really helpful and kind person. :-) Nice to meet him!
It would be easy to say that all the reviews about derek are easy and fast but its true that this guy is a "rara avis" in the world but the truth is that he is unique.one of this kind of persons that is difficult to find and when you have the chance to know him a litle bit more you feel really fine and confortable close to him as his knowledge about Dublin is a real proof of his worldwide experience, because he really know what to ask you and recomend you..beeing straight and clear and give you the right advises..
The house is exactly as you see in the photos.a nice bedroom with space and quite brigth.just close to the complete bathroom because of which you have almost have apartament for you, just because he is always trying to give you your privacy but beein alert in case you need anything.
The area is a safe residential district with all the shops and a big mall just literaly crossing the street.exactly than the bus stop which drops you off in 20min in the downtown of Dublin, you have also supermarkets with low prices and fast food options 5 minutes walking from home.
He offers a good breakfast with choices, fruit and access to the full equiped kitcken at any time.he is flexible and you can speak with him about all the subjects you want giving you his true opinion.
He has a parking place available inside the gated complex where the flat is if you advise him days before, all the ways there are places for parking in front of the house been nice and safe too...
He is a real person always ready for helping you.
Always plannig his next tryp and happy of receive fresh news all over the world.
My time with him was within the brasil's world cup and he is a great football fan and knows a lot.
In resume highly recommendated for surfin Dublin and a warm and honest
Person......good in all the camps
Great experience with Derek, has plenty of advice and willing to help! Had a pleasant stay for 4 weeks, would recommend!
Derek was a book of knowledge with the info provided about Dublin, good advice on what to see and hoe to get there.Thank you Derek! Our accomadations were perfect, all the privacy we needed.
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I stayed 2 nights with Derek. It was very nice. Derek ist a kind & friendly person. Helped me with some advice. The location ist near to the airport and there is a direct bus to the citycenter. Shopping can be done in the nearby shopping Mall. Would go again.
A great stay at Derek a little North of Dublin! I used 30 minutes to get in to city center. Derek is really friendly and can help you with basically everything. The room is big and the bed is comfortable.
We had a great time in Dublin and enjoyed staying at Derek's apartment. It's located in a very nice neighborhood, only 15 minutes away from the airport.
Dereks's a very kind host. We didn't prepare for Dublin at all, but he told us about places that are worth visiting and even had some maps and guides for us.
From his place it's only 20 minutes to the city center by bus.
He had everything we needed for breakfast.
excellent guests: nice, clean, friendly. it was easy to relate positively with them.
hope to see them again !!
You're guaranteed a laugh (if you're looking for one) but also a chilled and relaxed atmosphere with a very laid back easy going lad.. Fantastic location, good company and advice on whats hot and happening in the 'Big Smoke' of Dublin city. Highly recommend you give Derek a call ! :)
If you want to start your holiday with great adventures you have to stay with derek,he lives in a great location,a free local guide with all the travel tips you wll never read in a travel guide,it is worldwide known how friendly and helpfull the irish are and derek will not dissapoint
...whether you're looking for peace and quiet or a lively tour of the real Dublin, then you'll be hard pushed to find a more accommodating host. Derek's really easy going, always happy to help and comes complete with an encyclopedia of fascinating travel stories and the lowdown of all things Irish. I'd just say; look no further because you're not going to find a better place to stay!
I've known Derek for years - couldn't imagine a better person to stay with. He's traveled the world and knows loads about Dublin life. You won't be stuck for conversation, good cooking or practical advice. Highly recommended.
Derek was very easy to get along with (doesn't sing loudly in the shower) and the bed in the spare room is very good! The surroundings of the house are quiet en it is an easy commute into town. Recommended!