Stayed at Shaw court in early November 2008 for 4 nights with my husband, 18year old daughter and her boyfriend (21)
All we wanted was a base, bed, and somewhere to crash, for the long weekend stay, we also had rented a car.
Short court was very clean, tidy, cheap, and cosy.
Basically everything we wanted, being a 15 minute walk from temple bar, 10 minutes from st. Stevens green and 25 minutes from the River Liffey. With plenty of pubs on the way! A tesco express, and spar just around the corner.
I would never recommend renting a car, as it became very expensive, as the area Shaw court is. Monitored and clamping is in use, having to pay by parking meters in streets and walking to the apartment and using 24hour car parks in the city which was a nightmare, as outside the apartments where about 6 car park spaces, all at a first come first serve basis and seemed to be that students or local people parked here for the entire week and left on the weekend, as this seemed to be the only place in Dublin where you didn’t have to pay or no clamping was involved! After our second day, the start of the weekend one of these cars moved, ours was in, and never moved again till we left! Would recommend not having a car as regular buses, trams and local taxis are around.
The apartment- a small convenient kitchen handy for cooking breakfast, dinner and supper. One double bedroom, one twin, a sofa bed, bathroom and a little balcony. Fresh towels everyday, housekeeping if wanted, cutlery, plated, microwave, washing machine and bedding included. The view is not brilliant, seems to be a unused apartment block with rubbish inside, broken windows and graffiti over, but its not a holiday where a fantastic view was wanted, and having an alleyway leading to get to Shaw court which can be spooky if walking home in the night!
A little noisy on weekends, most probably from stag and hen partys, and students, but expected from this city.
The apartments have a main gate that is coded and only guests and staff know, so there is no unwanted visitors around the court, following by the main apartment blocks having a second different code to get in.
Very expensive city, be prepared! But a great weekend! Would definitely stay again!
- Also Known As:
- Shaw Court Apartments Hotel Dublin