87/88 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, Ireland
Doubles from: $48 to $174
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located in the thick of Dublin’s Lower Gardiner Street B&B territory, the Abbott Lodge boasts some of Dublin’s least expensive starting double room rates. They’re so low (at €39) that they’re actually cheaper than what a couple might shell out at many hostels in Dublin. That a Full Irish breakfast is included in the nightly rate is something of a mind-boggler.
Although they’re not classically "antique" or super stylish, the Abbot Lodge’s 29 rooms do the cheapo trick. We spied lots of earthtones: browns, oranges, beiges. The result resembles how a really hardcore fall fanatic fan might prepare for the season. All are equipped with coffee and tea facilities, a television and free Wi-Fi.
The bathrooms, all private, are on the small side but adequate.
Two B&Bs were combined to create the present-day guesthouse, which also features a kitchen and dining room that resemble a country cottage.
As for location, the Abbot is right up there with the rest of the Lower Gardiner crew: It's close to shopping, the Liffey and, of course, not terribly far from the infamous Temple Bar scene.
The Abbott Lodge is a great option for anyone for whom a low rate is the highest priority. The rooms are clean, the location is relatively central and the management is courteous.
Breakfast is included in the room rate.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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About the Abbot Lodge neighborhood
Starting just above the Liffey, Gardiner Street shoots north from the Custom House, a behemoth of an 18th-century building located near Butt Bridge and across the water from Trinity College. Although not particularly scenic, Gardiner Street Lower offers a wealth of hotels and B&Bs with proximity to the Henry Street and O’Connell Street shopping areas.