Advantages Cheap, Clean, Great Location, Friendly, Exceptional Rooms
Disadvantages None at all!
We arrived by plane and did not want to blow money on a taxi so took a local bus to the B&B, which drops off a two minute walk down the road, I think it was €3.30 for the two of us, please note that the busses only accept change though, so make sure you get some in the airport! On arrival at the B&B we were greeted by the host, Mary, who was very welcoming, making us a cup of coffee/tea and offering toast whilst giving us a rundown of the area and sharing her vast knowledge of local eateries, bus routes, taxis and pubs/bars.We were then taken up to our room, which was absolutely immaculate! There was a large flat screen TV on the wall, the bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom, although small, was very clean with a great shower (although it was cold one night, I’m blaming the girlfriend for taking too long though brrrr!). The room literally looked like it had just been decorated it was so spotless! There was also plenty of storage space, with drawers and a wardrobe for hanging your clothes etc.
The location is approximately in-between the airport and the town, with busses seemingly costing the same anywhere you went, which was €3.30 for the two of us, and you could get it just down the road opposite the closest pub, just ask Mary if you are unsure. There is a local shop near the bus stop that seemed happy to change notes if you are struggling for change for the bus.There is a night bus service available for unsociable hours after a night out but we didn’t brave it and just used taxis, which cost around the €12 mark, be careful though one tried to charge us €25 until we stated that we got it for 12 the previous night, at that point we went to walk away and he said he’d do it for 12, so just be wary of this despite the amount of alcohol you consume!
The breakfasts in the morning were superb with a great Full Irish on offer along with toast/bread, coffee and tea. There were also alternative selections available for a lighter snack, poached eggs on toast etc, with cereal and fruit juice also available.We were over in Dublin when the American president was visiting so it was a little hectic on the Monday as some roads etc were closed causing havoc to public transport, but this was an exception to the rule.
I’m sure you can find great information about pubs and restaurants in Dublin as they are so numerous so I won’t delve into them, but you will find it hard to beat the Almanii B&B as a base to sample the delights of Dublin; one of the best B&B’s we have stayed in!
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