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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Booked an apartment, was on the very top floor no stairs no mention of no lift and how many stairs we had to climb to get in . Tv wasn't working staff wasn't very helpful we was very disappointed with the overall experience, good location was the only plus we wouldn't return .

1Thank Bonnie M
Anthony R, Manager at Clifden Guesthouse & Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Bonnie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. However, I regret to read that your stay was not satisfactory. I am disappointed to hear that you found the staff to be unhelpful as this is certainly not how we have our staff conduct themselves. Currently, I am reviewing all television...

Reviewed 28 December 2016

Hi, We stayed here recently and it was very enjoyable, it is a brilliant location and very close to town but also it is close to the Mater hospital, Dublin as we were visiting someone there. Very clean and the little small things like water, milk and biscuits left out, the friendly staff despite our late arrival were all a...

Thank sinead n
Anthony R, Manager at Clifden Guesthouse & Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Sinead, Many thanks for your positive review of Clifden House. It was truly a pleasure to read your kind comments. I am glad you liked the location, we often get great comments in relation to our proximity to the city centre. I am delighted to hear that nothing was a problem for the staff especially with a late arrival...

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Dublin with the wife for a couple of nights before Christmas. Had a great stay in this hotel. It was easy to walk to from the city centre. The only down side was the thin walls and small bathroom. If and when I visit Dublin again if the price was right I'd stay here again

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Had to book this hotel as booking canceled another reservation and told me to book there. Checked in at 9pm in an apartment on the ground floor. Bedroom windows on the street side very noisy and you could feel the wind coming in. All the windows had been left opened. It was 12 degrees in the apartment and neither us...

6Thank Caroline C
County Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stayed at Clifden 2 weeks ago for 1 night. We were booked in quickly and shown to our apartment. It was spotlessly clean, well-equpped, warm and comfortable. We walked into O'Connell St. in less than 10 mins. and had no problems getting the bus to the airport before 6am next morning. It was a very pleasant stay, close to...

2Thank ddd2016
Anthony R, Manager at Clifden Guesthouse & Apartments, responded to this review

Hi ddd2016, Many thanks for taking the time to review the Clifden House. I am delighted to hear that you had a swift check-in upon arrival. I am also glad to hear that you were very happy with the apartment. We do get a lot of praise for our close location to the centre of Dublin so thank you for...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I booked a one bedroom apartment with sofa bed in living room. This was for myself and a colleague as we were looking for an economical way to book 2 rooms. This was much cheaper than booking 2 hotel rooms in Dublin!! We were really pleasantly surprised by the property. It was well appointed, spacious and spotlessly clean! We would...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights with my husband and baby. We were allocated room 16 on the ground floor. Positives: huge room, tea & coffee making facilities, powerful shower, large comfy bed, decent breakfast (I stuck to continental), friendly staff. Negatives: Quite noisy as opposite reception (but I imagine most hotels in Dublin are noisy!), rooms a bit tired with some...

Thank Kelly P
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Booked into Clifden at last moment business trip and hotels rooms were hard to come by. I stayed for three nights. Lets get the review into perspective it is not the usual business standard hotel Ii stay in so will not judge it as such. This is a budget hotel / B&B. Good point - Reception staff all very helpful...

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It is with real regret that I chose Clifden guesthouse on Gardiner Place in Dublin for a last minute stay over in Dublin City centre to attend a Bad Co gig at the 3 Arena on 14th Oct '16. What an absolute hugely over priced dump of a hotel in a very dodgy part of town. A complete ramshackle property...

4Thank Paul M
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We spend 3 nights in the hotel. Staff was really nice abd helpful BUT the room wasnt clean when we checked in and in the next day the we came back to find the room unlocked (nothing was missing). Plus the bed was leaning down on one side which made for an unpleasant sleep. The hotel location is ok, about...

3Thank Ziv M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clifden House is a 200 year old 'listed' non smoking Georgian home with 17 ensuite rooms right in the heart of Dublin city centre, with secure car parking for guests even after check-out.Our Guesthouse is within a quick 5 minute walk to O'Connell street which offers convenient transport around the entire city, making it a great place to stay in Dublin.Experience the warm homely feel at Clifden House with it's kind & friendly staff. We cater for single, double, twin, triple and family stays.All 15 rooms are ensuite, with shower in lower rooms and full bath/shower in rooms on 4th floor, no elevator, with direct dial telephone, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.WiFi internet access available.Convenient easy access to ferryport, DART, LUAS, Busarus (bus station) and train stations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clifden Guesthouse & Apartments

Address: 32 Gardiner Place | Dublin, Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $105 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Clifden Guesthouse & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“If you are worried about stairs with luggage...this is NOT your place, it has NO elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles gdavidk, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No lift in the building, so best to request lower floors if you have lots of luggage or any mobility issues.”
 of 5 bubbles ddd2016, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book Elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles R9928ISmattd, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a back room or another hotel!”
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