When we are in Dublin we do have a favorite hotel. It combines a very nice location with warmth, charm and comfort. What more could anyone ask? Reasonable price? Well it offers that too along with a delicious breakfast.
Townhouse is within walking distance to most everything you will want
to see in Dublin. On our first visit there I was able to walk to Marion
Square and the Catherine McCauley Center easily. Now however with my
terrible knees I need to take a cab but that is easily arranged and well
worth the effort.
do however need to be able to walk up some rather steep front stairs
carrying your luggage unless you happen to be driving and then you can
take the elevator from the car park in the rear of the hotel. The hotel
does not have a bell boy but the desk staff will assist you if you have a
problem. I just felt awkward asking a young girl to tote my heavy bag.
But obviously we managed and not only managed but return time and
is a small hotel, only 48 rooms. Actually, I am surprise that it has
that many, it often seems more like a bed and breakfast. Because it is
small, the staff gets to know you by name and greet you when you come
and go. It does feel like your home in Dublin.
are European in size so smaller that what we are used to in the US but
comfortable and well appointed with ensuite bathrooms and the usual
amenities. There is a small store of food available for purchase from
staff as well as drinks in the lobby.
of the lobby, there are comfortable sofas and chairs for gathering in
front of the fireplace and tea and biscuits will be served to you in the
afternoon on request.
to choose a rate that includes breakfast, it is lovely. There are the
usual continental items to help yourself from and then you chose your
cooked meal from a menu. You can have a traditional irish fry, steel cut
oatmeal and even pancakes. We never miss breakfast.
am quite sure you will love this hotel as much as we do and this is the
sort of treasure that you almost hate to tell anyone about because they
might get so popular you won't be able to get a room next time you want
All I can say is we love this place and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. And anyone who knows me and my recent trip to Dublin with my friend Kathy knows this is true, we stayed at the Pembroke and now Kathy loves it as much as I do.