I rented Stewart House Apartment 3 for three months while I am on a temporary assignment here in Ireland for 800 Euro/week. For that, you get a small, furnished apartment in a rundown, old building with shabby rooms. I can deal with that...what Dublin City Apartments neglected to tell me was that there is a MAJOR construction project going on downtown and it goes on literally around the clock. I am typically not the type to complain, but I am not at all exaggerating when I tell you that they run a cement bandsaw right outside my window until after 3am many nights (I have video to prove it that I wish I could upload). Note that the bandsaw operators are wearing heavy-duty hearing protection as the deciBels are extreme. On nights when the bandsaw is not running, you can expect to hear continuous heavy-machinery operations and the sounds of a generator running. Even through earplugs it is impossible to get to sleep. The flashing construction lights blinking on and off all night is another matter completely.
When I mentioned these issues, I was offered another apartment that is a 40-minute walk away, which does not work for me because I take the bus into work every morning and the route starts just around the corner from this apartment (why I selected that apartment). Given that the distant apartment won't work for me, I was offered another one that will, but not for two weeks.
The noise and flashing lights are so incredibly bad that nobody would pay to live in this apartment. When I noted this, management took it up with senior management who offered me one free night of rent. Really?!? You rent an apartment that should NOT be rented under the circumstances and offer a single free night for all of the lost nights of sleep? It is not that the office employees are not friendly - they are, but that senior management throws up their hands and say it is not their fault that there is construction noise. I agree, but they should also NOT be renting out that particular apartment - especially for 800 Euro/week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- These Apartments offer guests a comfortable alternative to hotel accommodation. Apartments consist of one and two bedrooms units, all of which are self-catering. Each have fully fitted kitchen and livingroom. Facilities include solid wooden floors, fully fitted kitchens with granite work tops, washing machines, dish washers, hob/oven, and microwave ovens. Living rooms are very large by apartment standards. Extra beds and baby cots are available upon request and need to be confirmed prior to arrival. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dublin City Apartments Hotel Dublin