Many other reviewers have covered the ups and the downs of this apartment. In brief, it has a fantastic location, one block back from O'Connell Street. It is in a gated block with multiple security points, so even though it's on the ground floor, it feels safe. It's whisper quiet. Communicating with Liam and his team is simple and they are helpful. The member of the team who greeted us was on time at the rendezvous point and gave us all the information we required for our stay very efficiently.
The downsides are that the bathroom is basic and small. The water in the shower recess drains poorly. It takes a bit of manipulating to get a shower temperature that feels comfortable. And the washer/dryer in the kitchen doesn't actually do much drying.
But for visitors to Dublin, this apartment allows easy walking access to virtually all the main sites of the city. The Post Office is around the corner, Temple Bar is about 20 mins walk away, as is Trinity College. The Irish Writers Museum is about 20 mins walk in the other direction. We even walked out to Kilmainham Road Gaol in about an hour.
There is a great Dunnes store is ten minutes walk away in Earl Street. As is the wonderful Madigan's Pub, where we had great pub grub and Guinness. The Confessional Pub in Marlborough Street is definitely worth a visit, too. Very different style from Madigan's Pub - a small, narrow, tall pub with a small outdoors area. But very cosy! There are a couple of good value fish and chips shops nearby, too: One in Marlborough Street and one in O'Connell Street. Cafe's abound. And you can duck down Henry Street beside the Post Office and enter shopper central with department stores, phone shops and a plethora of other outlets clustered together.
We found Dublin and easy place to enjoy and the Tranquility Apartment a convenient place to have as our base.
Flat was nice and the equipment is ok. We had a musty smell.
Landlord is verry frindly and the flat is in the center of Dublin and silent.
The apartment location was ideal for arrival from the airport, transport links around the city,security and lack of noise. It was warm and clean and had enough for a short break. I would agree with previous comments regarding little extras that would go a long way to improve the experience. For example:- A small sharp knife for cutting veg. A heated towel rail,a higher bed, given the tightness of space around it
Did quite a bit of the tourist trail and was impressed with the standard of exhibits, particularly at Kilmainham Jail.
Stayed here last week for the rugby pro 12 final and to have a break. Quite a few years since I visited Dublin city and life has not treated it kindly. Dock area looks stunning now with all the new buildings, the public transport is superb and will be better when all the work is done for the new tram lines. However,at the moment the city centre looks a mess with all the construction around the streets with the digging for the tracks.Also a lot of areas boarded up looking like they should have been demolished years ago.Come on city council get a grip!
My wife and I spent a week in Ireland in late April/early May 2017 and used the Tranquility Apartment as our home base to tour Dublin and a few other places around this beautiful country.
What we liked the most about the apartment was the location. It is situated about one block from O'Connell Street making it walking distance to most attractions in Dublin including several pubs, restaurants, and grocery stores (consider a visit to The Celt down Talbot Street). It was also very convenient for us as we booked a few bus tours out of the city (e.g., Galway/Cliffs of Moher, Kilkenny/Glendalough, Belfast/Giant's Causeway - see Wild Rover Tours) and the nearby Gresham Hotel was the pickup site for all of them.
Some of the other positive features (as others have mentioned):
- it was quiet ... we heard no noise from people in the building or the neighbourhood;
- it seemed uber secure (if safety is a concern) ... there were five discrete 'checkpoints' for lack of a better term with keys needed to access the apartment, the hallway leading to the apartment, and the building itself in addition to keypad codes to access the outside gate and another code for use inside the building;
- the apartment was fairly spacious overall (at least for the two of us) with a good-sized bedroom and living area, both with windows allowing some natural light - the kitchen and bathroom were relatively smaller though adequate with artificial light;
- it was clean and cozy with modest furnishings;
- the bed was comfortable as were the sofa and chairs in the living room;
- it had a lot of the basic creature comforts with a decent shower, functional appliances and simple housewares in the kitchen, flat screen TV with a few channels, and a secure wifi connection that worked well;
- there were no snags when it came to booking (via Tripadvisor) and communicating with Liam (before our arrival) or one of his affiliates to get keys and a brief orientation to the apartment (after we had arrived).
There were very few negatives about the apartment and nothing that would prevent me from recommending it to others.
Probably the biggest disappointment for us, however, was the washer/dryer unit. We wanted the convenience of a washer and dryer while travelling abroad and liked that this apartment had one, but it proved to be a challenge for a few reasons. First, there were no instructions and the kind gentleman who provided the orientation (not Liam) confessed that he did not know how to operate it - we simply downloaded instructions from the web and this helped get things started. Second, the unit is tucked away in the corner of the kitchen close to the side of the fridge so access is somewhat hindered. The third and by far biggest issue was that the dryer did not seem to work properly ... even small loads that had been "drying" for several hours came out about as wet/damp as they were at the end of the wash cycle. We ended up hanging our clothes out around the apartment to dry and that took awhile in a humid place like Dublin.
The other negatives that we encountered were fairly minor. Unlike most bathrooms, there was no space apart from the edge of the sink and the floor of the shower to set down toiletries such as shampoo, toothbrush, razor, hairbrush, etc. We become fairly adept at juggling a few items and then repacking them. Finally, if you are travelling as a couple sharing a bed, expect that one of you will have to crawl/dive over the other or do a very careful shuffle to access the far side of the bed. The orientation of the bed and the bedroom dimensions are such that there is little space (maybe 9 inches) between the foot of the bed and the wall, and I'm not sure if there is much that can really be done about this, even if the bed were rotated. Be forewarned, particularly if you have large feet so as to save yourself from stubbing a toe.
For Liam, I'd recommend having a professional examine the washer/dryer unit, which may need to be fixed or replaced though, alternatively, you might provide a small portable drying rack for hanging clothes. It would probably be helpful for future renters to have a printed copy of instructions for using the washer/dryer. A couple of easy fixes for the bathroom would be to add a hook on the back of the bathroom door and a small shelf unit or vanity cupboard. I hope this helps.
I recommend this apartment hotel in the city center of dublin.
Very practical with children well equipped kitchen with washing machine one feels like at home exchanges with the person who rented this apartment were very friendly