"Ideal location. Comfortable and Clean"
We were three adults visiting Dublin in late May for the Springsteen concert at Croke Park Stadium and to enjoy the many celebrations of the Rising Centennial. Hotel accommodations were scarce and extremely expensive. We booked the South Dock Apartment via Irelandathome.com. We were extremely pleased. The location in Ringsend is just east of the Georgian City Center and an easy walk. The neighborhood is in a positive state of transition from the old docks and warehouses to a modern urban neighborhood. This was a welcome shift in perspective on the tourist Dublin with which we were familiar.
The apartment was clean and modern. Up to date contemporary furnishings and clean well fitted bedrooms and baths. We had two separate bedrooms and baths which made for a comfortable stay with one couple and a single. The apartment staff, although not ever present, were friendly and helpful. Ian, from Ireland at Home, was extremely responsive by email for preparations and very pleasant and accommodating when we had a hiccup with the washer on our departure day. The apartment is a couple of blocks from Google and within an easy stroll to wonderful restaurants and grocery stores. We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast most mornings, and wine and cheese most evenings in the comfort of our large and attractive living room. There also is an awesome little pizza shop across the street for effortless eats.
I know we paid a premium for the "Springsteen weekend" but we still got extraordinary value relative to any other available option.
If you are looking for highly attentive daily service and handholding or 5 star luxury, it may not be for you.
If you want a super convenient "residential experience" with easy access to all of Dublin's fantastic attractions, I highly recommend it. We are pretty picky about travel accommodations and usually err on on overspend to ensure a good neighborhood and a very clean comfortable room. Our last Dublin stay was at the Shelbourne. South Dock met all of our needs at a fraction of the price. I would not hesitate to stay at South Dock on our next trip to Dublin.
Many thanks to Ian and Ireland at Home for making this visit to your great city an awesome one.