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“Nice staff and Bar, shame about the price gouging of customers”
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The Norseman
Ranked #13 of 149 Dublin B&B and Inns
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dublin
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Nice staff and Bar, shame about the price gouging of customers”
Reviewed 14 July 2012

This review pertains only to the bar

We met two friends on the evening of 13th July here. Although in the touristy "Temple Bar" area the bar was not crowded with lots of seating available

The bar serves speciality "Craft brews" and a sample of one was supplied by a very polite and efficient barman

The ambience was very nice with a more older customers present

But will we return, absolutely not because of the price gouging...

Only downside was in connection with the price of Guinness served. A pint cost €4.90, but a half pint was served for €3.10.

When ordering a Vodka & Tonic, we were charged €4.60 for the Vodka and believe it or not but €2.20 for a very small bottle of Tonic. Another example of price gouging


This is an outrageous example of gouging the customer

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2012

We arrived for a three day break on April 9th 2012. On arrival the place was closed because we had taken an early flight and this may be a problem for people arriving later with night flights.

The room was excellent, large and with a separate walk in area to store clothes, the decoration is lovely and the bed is definitely the most comfortable bed i have slept in. Access is via a side door so you don't have to go into Farringtons bar, but is up two flights of stairs so access may be a problem if you've difficulty with mobility. The pub is located in the center of temple bar along with most of the best pubs and entertainments, Temple bar pub is definitely one of the best bars in the area, a must visit, with some great bands providing entertainment and adding to an already lively atmosphere. Be warned because of the rooms location, it is noisy at night and you may have trouble sleeping if you're a light sleeper like myself.

But a great location in a lovely venue, with friendly people and a great atmosphere.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Enfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2012

My husband and I ate here on Monday, our first night in Dublin. We were drawn in by the earlybird menu and we weren't disappointed. We had a lovely dinner served by friendly staff.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Farringtons is a brilliant base for exploring Dublin - right in the heart of Temple Bar and a short walk to the nearest Dublin Tour bus stop. The room was spacious and the beds were comfy however, whilst the bathroom was spotless, there was a reasonable amount of dust in the bedroom area. After 2 nights, the heating in our room broke but the hotel couldn't have dealt with the situation any better and moved us to another room which was nice and warm :) The staff were very friendly and were happy to answer any questions we had about the area. Being in Temple Bar, it is quite noisy until 3/4am but I can sleep through anything so this wasn't a problem!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2012

I have never been disappointed at the level of great music in this very popular pub with no cover charge ,but beer on the expensive side ,but having said that the singer/band have to be paid,well worth a visit

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Norseman

Property: The Norseman
Address: 28 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin D2, Ireland (Formerly Farringtons)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Temple Bar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,724 - ₹ 23,188
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Norseman 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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