You better be fit!
Posted Apr 25, 2016
On the website we loved the location near Merrion Square, the charming Georgian building, on a bus line. Unfortunately the website did not seem to mention that the building has four floors and NO LIFT. One of the members of our party has difficulty with walking and stairs, and after she staggered up the long stone steps to the front door, she was appalled to find that our rooms were on the 4th floor and were only accessible --hauling our luggage--by steep stairs. To be fair, the desk clerk was horrified about the situation, but was unable to move us to a lower floor. So every day she had to face those stairs, and it really spoiled our Dublin visit. And when we finally made it to our rooms, even the beds were no refuge, uncompromising and hard, rather like what I would expect in a hostel. Bathroom was minimal, with a shower stall too small to bend over in, and no counter space at all--at least there was plenty of hot water! There were a couple of small breakfast places nearby, but we couldn't find any restaurants at all for blocks.