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Grand Canal Quay, Ballsbridge, D2 Dublin, Ireland – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 28 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Dublin Barge Hire.
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Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs EUR 15 per day.
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two additional children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 28 reviews
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Next to the river, this 4-star hotel overlooks the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Guests can enjoy its spacious rooms, 22-meter swimming pool, and health club, just a 10-minute walk from the O2 Arena.
Score from 708 reviews Very good
On Dublin’s Parnell Street, this Jurys Inn is just around the corner from O’Connell Street. Jurys offers bedrooms with private bathrooms, a restaurant and an Il Barista Coffee Bar.
Score from 1510 reviews Very good
With views of the Liffey River, Jurys Inn Custom House sits next to Dublin’s Convention Center. In the newly developed Dockland area, rooms all feature showers and flat-screen TVs.
Score from 1511 reviews Very good
Paddy's House is located in Ranelagh. It offers private rooms with free Wi-Fi and free private parking, within 5 minutes’ walk of the local shops, pubs and restaurants.
Score from 299 reviews Good
We loved being on our own barge. Cozy and unique. We enjoyed listening to the rain and stoking the little coal fired stove.
The sound of the water pressure fluctuations woke us up frequently. For the price we paid, maid service ( cleaning dishes, fresh towels ) and better quality linens would have been nice.
The location was perfect. The owners were very friendly and without doubt the highlight was them showing us how to drive the barge and take it out for a drive. Might be the highlight of our whole Dublin trip. Would 100% recommend it to everyone.
Everything. Trish and Mick were lovely. The barge was very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. Very peaceful and relaxing. Top location anything you need within walking distance. Taking the barge down the canal was fantastic.
That we had to leave
15 minute walk to the centre or a short hop on the buses. Great location for a stay in Dublin.
In a price of 4 star hotel there were not even a soap or Shampoo If you like to deduce the coal fireplace and to empty the sewage and find it "cool" and romantic this is the place for you
We liked the location and. The opportunity to pilot a barge through locks built in 1790s.
Forget about 5 star hotels - try something completely different: you get a suite with a wonderful soft kingsize bed, and you exchange utmost, boring luxus against something real: really utmost friendly hosts with a great open-mindedness and awareness in a place that really left us speechless: we never tried a houseboat before an living almost on water level, very close to nature and nearly outside - but in a shelter that gives you as much of a home feeling as we could imagine. We are overwhelmed of this place!
Our stay in the barge was absolutely fabulous! The barge has everything you need, it's very comfy and homy. In the evenings, it was very nice to take care of the little fire. The docks are at a walkable distance from the city centre; all the neighbours are very nice too. Trish and Mick are lovely and always very helpful. They were always available during our stay. Mick tought us all the secrets about cruising; thank you Mick!
... On the last day... Typical Irish weather with a loooot of rain .... :)
Great night's sleep - quiet and blissful.
We Loved The "Turf" Fires, The Morning Swan Visit, The Accesible Location, Trish And Mick, And Overall Ambience Of The Grand Canal.
bardge is in a lovely and secure area with good fresh delis,theatres and bars nearby and was near the o2 where we attended a concert. It was comfortable and clean and enjoyed our boating lesson which was included as a fab extra. owners were very helpful. would recommend and will return.
Fantastic location, alternative city living, outdoor lifestyle and slower pace of life - totally recommend it!
The Barge is a great place to stay, in a wonderful location. We are people who are used to camping abd staying in country houses. For us it was a great combination to be comfortable whilst also having a live fire to look after.
We were only there for a weekend. It took us some time to find out how certain things worked. A better - more complete - manual would be great. However we were welcome to call at any time and received all the help we needed.
Everything! Trish and Mick were fabulous and couldn't be more welcoming. The barge was fantastic and such a different and exiting place to stay. I would recommended this barge to anyone!
Loved the location, and the homely feel of the barge. Would definatly reccomend.
It would have been helpfull to have a few details about local attractions and some local taxi numbers.
It is an amazing barge and I would highly recommend for anyone with a sense of adventure or wanting something a bit different to stay there.
I have nothing bad to say.
Location was great. Hosts were better than great, such fun to stay on this barge and really comfortable. The canal option was so good and our friends young kid loved watching it all unfold....so did the adults. You want for little staying with Dublin Barge Hire and its right downtown walking distance to Trinity College, all the museums, and the new Rugby/ Soccer stadium. Not to mention just a block from the train station to go out to Howth! Cannot recommend enough, wonderful and fun for both of us and our local friends.
I stayed on the barge with my two children aged 8 and 12. We used to live in Dublin so wanted something "different" to make it more interesting and the barge was certainly that! Trish and her husband (the owners) had thought of lots of "extras" to make us comfortable and to make life easier for us. I had expected it to feel a bit like camping but I really couldn't have asked for anything more - I would definitely recommend a stay on the barge and hope to return soon. Whilst we didn't use the stove for heating as it was very warm weather, it looked like it would be a very cosy way to keep warm if needed.
Nothing to add here.
Very friendly staff Great location Mod cons on barge
Chair in lounge was broken
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