Walk on the West End
Posted Feb 21, 2016
This aging guesthouse is over a lively pub that doubles as the breakfast room in the morning. There's parking on the street out front and a small private lot out back. Rooms are compact but everything works. Small shower but plenty of hot water and a very clean bathroom. Wi-Fi worked great. Delicious hot breakfast too. And the best part was the hotel's proximity to the West End's Sea Road, where trad music pubs such as the Crane and Áras Na NGael, and restaurants such as Massimo and Mona Lisa, are a short walk away. Further on is the Dominick Street scene, and the bustle of the city centre is beyond that over the bridge. The Quays is like the Doctor's Tardis: looks small from the outside but huge enough for 800 people inside. The Skeff is nice too. In between them, lots of shopping, but watch out: all the shops close promptly at 6.