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Inn on the Liffey
Ranked #48 of 149 Dublin B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 July 2008

I was somewhat shocked to see that the pictures on their business cards had no connection with the look of the building at all. (See PIctures)

I did feel a bit uncomfortable coming out of a door which had a sign "DOCK SAUNA" and a picture of a sailor on it every morning.

Its a small black signed building opposite a very busy main road, which you have no chance of crossing in rush our or sleeping near if your in the front rooms.

The way into the hotel (in loose terms) is through the shared entrance with "The Dock Sauna" this leads you in to a small waiting room with a hatch where you cant then book in .

The staff were ok but were not Irish..(Dont ask where, I have no idea) I cancelled one of the rooms weeks before but it was still booked to me...I was going to be charged for it but had the foresight to take the guys name , who had now left !.

The rooms are small...and was found to be reasonably clean, the shower/toilet area was "Old and Tired" as is most of the building..

Hot water was hit and miss..and the time taken for the Shower /Sink to empty was excessive over 3 minuites!

Breakfast is served on the 2nd floor at 2 tables..one seats 4 and the other about 8, so if its busy you would have to share or wait.

The lady who cooked breakfast on the first day was very nice and so was the guy on the second..

>>As for the sauna .I was intriged........its got to be the worst one ive ever been in.....DONT DO IT unless you are over 70 ...or near death.

Saying that...this was just somewhere to sleep and it was very Cheap ....if there is no where else....and i mean nowhere ....and money is tight.....you wont get cheaper than this...

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 March 2008

Like the previous reviewer, I thought the attitude of the staff was what spoilt my stay here. Firstly virtually none of them are Irish, which is a bit of a let down anyway, but they mostly seemd to have an attitude problem, not friendly at all. They also have this weird policy of not cleaning your room if you're staying over unless you specifically ask them to, which is a pain to remember. The room I had was ok ish, it was clean and the bed was fine, but the bathroom was very poky and rather grimy looking. Overall the whole place had a kind of seedy feel to it. I am tempted to blame that on the sauna, but when I stayed in a pension in Austrai with a gay sauna on site (Pension Wild) that was absolutely fine, no problems at all. Having said that the room was cheap for Dublin. It's ok for the money I guess but I wouldn't particularly recommend it.

  • Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed 22 February 2007

I stay in this BB couple times and I was completely satisfied!Convenient location!Rooms are very nice and tidy,cosy and comfortable!Braekfast is splendid!Sauna and steam-room are great,very relaxing!Stuff is polite and attentive!

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank cj73
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Reviewed 13 April 2005

I decided to visit Dublin, and explore the city and some of its gay nightlife. I chose to stay at Inn on the Liffey after searching the internet for gay accomodation. I wish I had not now. The Inn is above a rather dubious sauna, with small pokey rooms. The room I had was in the roof. The window was broken, the furnature was very old and the whole room had a bad odor to it. The bathroom was in poor condition with a dirty shower. The corridors needed a good clean too. Breakfast was a fry up. It was cheap by Dublin terms of rates, but I would not stay there or advise anybody to again. The Inn on the Liffey is in two parts the Inn in one building and the Pub part in another, as it was bank holiday the pub was full but was in the same state of dirty down and out as the Inn, with punters taking drugs at the bar. Not good.

  • Stayed: August 2004
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: 21 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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Ranked #48 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range: RM378 - RM995 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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