Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hotel Review: Return to the Pembroke Townhouse Dublin

The Pembroke Townhouse is everything that one could possibly want in an accommodation. The rooms are well appointed and while not spacious in American terms in European terms they definitely offer plenty of space. Our room was located on the 5th floor and had views to the front of the building. We had a twin room which was two beds on one king-sized headboard.

The bathroom was a good size and so was the closet. The closet contains a safe. On the same wall, there is a desk with a phone and it was the only place with any plugs. That is the only possible complaint I have with the hotel is the lack of plugs. In the mobile world of today. Everyone carries multiple devices and needs places to plug them in.

Breakfast is one of the delights of the hotel. If you book directly with the hotel on the phone you will get a better rate than if you pre-order it on the website. Of course, I didn’t realize that and I pre-ordered it. We even got to eat the first day we arrived, for an additional charge of course but it made us feel so much more human after the overnight flight.

You can start your breakfast with juice, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, muffins, scones and freshly baked cake. You can also order a hot meal. Coffee or tea are delivered in a pot to the table. You can have an Irish cooked breakfast, scrambled eggs, pancakes, poached egg, and salmon or delicious porridge. (I confused everyone when I called it oatmeal)

In the afternoon you can have a pot of tea and biscuits in the parlor or delivered to your room. There is a small store for any drinks or items you may have forgotten.

What makes this place stand out from every other hotel is the staff. Fiona was on holiday but we got very friendly with Francisco and David who were so helpful with my missing luggage issue. I am so grateful for the help they provided.

Housekeeping was also helpful and opened the window for us so that we could enjoy the fresh air.

View from our window
The cost of this hotel is exceptionally reasonable and the location is quiet but is within walking distance of the center if you enjoy walking. It is very easy to get a cab to the center and we did that frequently.

I love this hotel and I can’t imagine visiting Dublin and not staying at Pembroke Townhouse, it is that warm and special. It feels like you are visiting friends in a lovely townhouse rather than an impersonal hotel.

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