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Hanover Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Ballsbridge, D2 Dublin – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.9/10! (score from 22 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.
Free! 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 22 reviews
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Set within 5 adjoining Georgian townhouses, this charming hotel has a privileged position in the heart of central Dublin, with some rooms overlooking the famous Trinity College.
Score from 910 reviews Good
On Grand Canal Square in the heart of Dublin’s business and cultural quarter, The Marker features a ground-floor cocktail bar & brasserie, free Wi-Fi and a spa with 23-meter infinity pool, sauna,...
Score from 887 reviews Wonderful
The Grafton Capital Hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Gaiety Theatre and Grafton Street, Dublin’s premier shopping district. It offers spacious bedrooms, a stylish bar and a nightclub.
Score from 807 reviews Good
In the bustling Temple Bar district of Dublin, the newly refurbished Fleet Street Hotel is just 325 ft from the River Liffey.
Score from 1081 reviews Very good
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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