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Tara Hall Accommodation
Ranked #11 of 20 Dun Laoghaire B&B and Inns
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“Do not stay here”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Do not stay here receptionist was extremely rude and unhelpful, complete disregard for the guests. We had booked in for 10 pm we arrive ten minutes late, we knocked on the door no answer then we rang the hotel and a very rude chap answered the phone we explained that we were outside and to answer the door he refused to as he said we were late and he had finished work at ten. In the end we had to drive to the city centre to find a hotel. Would not recommend the place at all, lucky we didn't as the reviews are terrible.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Hi stayed in Tara hall just before Christmas. It is a standard enough bed and breakfast but the history of this old building is amazing. It was built in 1800 and was for many years used as a school. It was the residence of monk gibbon a famous Irish writer and poet. Some of his books are on display in dining room. It is said that WB Yeats who was a cousin of monk gibbins used to visit Tara hall when in Dublin.
The property is well run and margaret the manager has great knowledge of the area. Some of James Joyce's Ulysses is based on the area. Tara hall is within 50 metres walk of the sea and a visit to the forty foot is a must .this used to be a gentlemen only bathing place. A very good breakfast was served and rooms were clean and bright. I will be back.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Drogheda, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

I could not imagine any person paying money to stay here my god i was horrified by the fact the owner had her dog in the kitchen, the rooms where horrific damp dirty i stood in the room for five minutes and left, no way could i have slept in that room .....

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 September 2010

Very nice people, bedroom was a good size with tiny bathroom. In need of some updating. It looks like the place is being slowly neglected and in need of a paint job. Very tacky and out dated colors on the walls. I don’t think I would stay again and not sure if I would recommend it. Tidy but needs a really good clean and some new furniture. Parking was out the back or on the street. Great town and great location. Only 20 mins on the train to Dublin.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

I stayed at the same time as the previous two reviewers. Owner thought I had "colic" which was very funny, but we explained coeliac disease. He said he would purchase bread and also sausages, which seemed very generous and considerate. However, when we arrived I got the "Irish mammy" guilt trip about how expensive the bread was. Bad start. We were told to watch out for the swinging fire doors in the room. Actually these are stnadard (i.e. cheap hollow) doors with springs added, they are NOT fire doors. The fire safety info in the rooms hilariously states states "Fire exists" instead of "Fire exits". Found pubic hairs in bed before we got in. Ick.

Come breakfast time, more of the guilt tripping efforts. She did not understand that coeliac bread needs to be kept away from wheat bread crumbs when toasting, despite assurances during booking. Got grief, she ended up giving me the unopened bread packet. No sign of sausages.

Specifically requested no mushrooms for breakfast. Got mushrooms. Asked for refill of teapot. More moaning plus "O, you never finished your mushrooms". Observed her guilt tripping a German family who arrived for breakfast at 10.25 am.

They also misled us at booking saying they're a 5 min walk from train station. It's more like 25 mins.

I found myself whistling the theme for Fawlty Towers a lot in this B+B. These people have issues! Best avoided.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tara Hall Accommodation

Property: Tara Hall Accommodation
Address: 24 Sandycove Road, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dun Laoghaire
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Dun Laoghaire
Price range (per night): $102 - $169
Hotel Class:3 star — Tara Hall Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tara Hall located in Sandycove, near Dun Laoghaire in South Co. Dublin is just minutes walking from the seaside and also one of Dublin's major attractions - the James Joyce Tower. Tara Hall Accommodation is a historical Regency style house which retains many of its original features. Tara Hall is family run and offers the highest quality and standards, offering such amenities as having rooms’ en-suite, cable TV, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary hairdryers, guest sitting room, family rooms and free car parking. A freshly cooked traditional Irish breakfast await you daily. When you stay at Tara Hall you will also be close to Dalkey, Killiney and within easy reach of Co. Wicklow. ... more   less 
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