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Homely apartment with WIFI in heart Dublin of city centre

Inns Quay, Dublin, Ireland
  • Apartment387 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

1 bedroom apartment to sleep 2 + 2 additional on full size double sofabed

This apartment is located on Parnell St, which is minutes from O'Connell St. It has been refurbished to a very high standard and because of it's central location is only a few minutes walk to all the major attractions in Dublin city centre. For travellers who want to explore more of Ireland it is close to all the major travel links and is also close to departure points for tours of the rest of the country. (more details of these can be found in the Tourist Information office)

The accommodation comprises a small but fully equipped kitchen with clothes washing machine, and microwave oven, living room with dining table and seating for 4, L shaped sofa with pull out double bed, WIFI, cable TV with integrated DVD player (small DVD library provided) , and iPod dock with FM radio. The bedroom has a double bed, bedside cabinets and lamps and linen and towels are provided. There is a three piece bathroom with power shower over the bath. Shaver point in Bathroom and hair-dryer are also provided.

This is truly a home from home experience and we hope you will find everything you need to provide this. On booking you will gain access to the Hospitality Manager which will provide useful information about the apartment and the surrounding areas. 14 days before you travel you will find the contact details of my representative in Dublin who will greet you and show you how everything works.

This apartment is located on the third floor of a quiet building. There are two lifts or elevators to the third floor from the entrance lobby. Because this building is located on a relatively little used stretch of one way street, there is little passing traffic so it is even quieter.

The apartment building is very secure and there are several layers of security between the front door and the door of the apartment itself which can add a sense of security to anybody travelling alone in a new city. There are two key controlled doors in the entrance hall and then a door to the corridor locked by keypad entry before you get to the apartment door which is also secured by lock.

Although it is a city centre location, there are numerous food shops and supermarkets very close by, as well as the usual raft of entertainment venues, restaurants and bars within only a couple of minutes walk and a multi screen cinema literally next door.

The trip from the airport to the apartment is only about 6 miles (10km approx), and the route is well served with buses, specialist airport coaches and taxis. A taxi from the airport should cost in the region of €30 or less for two people but you would be well advised to obtain a quote before travelling.

You are truly in the city centre, and are within walking distance of all the main city cente attractions. World famous Temple Bar is about a 12 minute walk, and glamourous Grafton Street and the south side are about a 20 minute walk across the River Liffey. They are currently building a direct tram line to Grafton Street and it's amenities about 100 meters around the corner from the apartment, making the south side of the city even more accessible. Trinity College, housing the ancient Book Of Kells is only 10 minutes walk away. The main theatres are also close by with the world famous Abbey Theatre just a couple of streets away off O'Connell Street, and the Gate theatre just around the corner on Parnell Square. The Olympia theatre is also a short walk away. For larger venues, The Point which houses the O2 is a short tram journey away, and the tram stop for The Luas is just a stones throw from apartment in Jervis Street.

If you want to travel further afield you can either catch the Luas or take the 20 minute or so walk to either Connelly Station or Tara Street Station and catch the Dart which is the name for the local railway and go northwards following the coast to visit the beaches in North County Dublin and see the lovely fishing village of Howth, or alternatively head south to visit Dalkey which is a lovely village on the south side. You will find along the route several places mentioned in James Joyce's famous writings, including the Martello Towers.


Carolyn Potter

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About Carolyn Potter

I was born and grew up in Dublin and left home to get a job in the UK in the early 1980's when I was in my 20's. I now live in the UK but bought this apartment in Dublin many years ago after the death of my Mum, so that I have a place for my family and myself to visit, so that I get to keep my accent and my children get to know a bit about their roots!

Carolyn Potter purchased this Apartment in 1999

Why Carolyn Potter chose North City

I bought this property because it is right in the very centre of things in the city centre. It is on the northside (only just north of the river!), and because I am a Northsider I was attracted to it, Everywhere you would want to visit is walkable from the front door. Also this particular apartment, although it was just one bedroom, was significantly more spacious than most that I looked at and it was also in a nice well maintained block. It fitted the bill for holidays or short break in Ireland. We refurbished the property a couple of years ago, and completely refurnished it, and it now offers everything you would want in a home from home setting. We also installed WIFI, and cable TV so there is a full range of entertainment options available. There is a small DVD library there too.

What makes this Apartment unique

The main benefit of this property is it's location. Although it is right in the heart of the city it is not on a main traffic route. It is situated on a little used stretch of a one way system, so there is very little street noise. The apartment is on the third floor and in all my visits there I have never heard any noise coming from the neighbouring apartments. It feels a very comfortable and safe place to be . In this part of the city centre there are several apartment blocks and they have been well catered by foodstores. There are several major supermarkets withing a couple of minutes walk and many other small convenience stores, not to mention the myriad of bars, restaurants and other venues right on your doorstep. I am often asked if the apartment is safe. I frequently travel there by myself and walk back to the apartment late at night. As I woman alone I feel very safe there. There are several layers of security between the front door and the street, and the streets themselves are quiet, but busy enough to feel safe walking down alone late in the evening. Obviously, this is a city centre, and I am relating my own experience. I can't guarantee that you would never encounter problems, I am just saying that I never have.


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Full size double sofabed in lounge


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Downtown
            • Near The Ocean


                • Family
                • Historic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Elevator
                          There are two lifts available.
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Local Maps
                        • Security System
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Grill
                            • Kitchen
                              There is a compact kitchen which is fully equipped to cook a full meal. Pots, pans cutlery and crockery are provided.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining table to seat 4 people
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Lawn / Garden


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair accessible


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • sight seeing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • This is a third floor city centre apartment, and a car is not necessary, as public transport is on your doorstep. If you wished to hire a car for longer trips out of the city, there is a large public car park next to the building where you can park a car for €14 per day. Night rates also apply, and there is also free street parking from 7pm till 7am. Even though it is a city centre, there is a good range of food shops and supermarkets within a few minutes walk. There is also a taxi rank directly opposite the building, servicing the multiplex cinema located next door. Internet access has been upgraded to cable broadband WIFI 8mg at no additional charge. In addition there is an internet cafe yards away. You will be greeted by our representative and will find linens and towels are provided for your stay. This apartment truly is a home from home, and is right in the heart of Dublin. You couldn't be closer to the centre of things if you tried.

                                                                  85 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Perfect location

                                                                  Mary Ellen P.Alpharetta, GA

                                                                  Great apartment! Very safe and well kept! Easy to get everywhere from here! Highly recommend a fantastic pub on Capel st just a short walk from apartment called J. McNeil’s music store. Well run and the owner is always there and they usually have some live local music. Also The Church restaurant is a 2 minutes walk and should not be missed! Loved our stay and Inez was super helpful and available to make our arrival smooth! Thank you!!!

                                                                  very clean and tidy close to all amenities and city center within walking distance

                                                                  Jeffrey R.

                                                                  overall stay was very good

                                                                  Secure apartment, centrally located.

                                                                  Christi N.Turlock

                                                                  This is a great little apartment, the building is extremely secure. In fact, allow yourself a couple minutes just to get in and out of the apartment. Although the common hallways smell of smoke the apartment itself was very clean and well maintained. The owner Carolyn is not local however she was very responsive to any questions regarding our stay. Inez is the property manager. She doesn’t live on site but is close by and extremely helpful with anything you may need. I was traveling with a friend from work, and for two females in a foreign country we never felt unsafe regardless if we left for a tour in the dark at 6am or returned home after midnight. The shopping center (mall) iLac is just a couple blocks away, along with great shopping and restaurants on O’Connell St and Henry St. The Temple bar district was about a mile away, still easily walking distance from the apartment. For trips that took us further out, like to the train station, Aviva Park, 3Park Arena or even back to the airport. The Taxi’s park and wait for passengers directly across from the theater in front of Penny’s which is right around the corner. Helpful tip: The apartment was a little difficult to find. Just keep going all the around to the back of the theater where the road curves as it doesn’t actually face Parnell St. We would definitely stay here again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Christi

                                                                  Thanks for your glowing review. I am delighted you had a good time. I went over a few days ago to do some maintenance and updating and generally keep an eye on things. I didn't experience the smell of smoke in the corridor outside the apartment, (although I kept sniffing for it every time I came and went which was several times during the 3 days I was there) so it is not there all the time. You must have been unlucky to have stayed there when a smoker was in residence somewhere else.

                                                                  Also I had a critical look at the carpet in the hallway outside the apartment. This is a common area, and I don't really have any influence over it's maintenance, but given it is a common area, I thought that it was in pretty good shape. Yes, there are the occasional stains to be seen, but overall I thought that it was reasonably clean, given that people walk on it in shoes that they have worn in from the street. Perhaps it has been cleaned since you were there.


                                                                  Anne G.Appleton, Wisconsin

                                                                  Great location, very nice apartment building, good size for 3-4 people, had everything we needed. We did have some issues with sticky doors and a stubborn shower. Also, would not recommend taking the elevator.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi there. Thanks for your positive review. I am sorry to hear that you had a problem with the elevator. I must stress for anybody booking that there really is no problem with the elevators. There are two in the building and over the years that I have had the apartment and visited I have never had any problems with them. I have no doubt that very occasionally one may get stuck as all elevators do from time to time, but that is nothing to get concerned about.

                                                                  Apartment is very centrally located, near many shops, restaurants, pubs and grocery stores.

                                                                  Rene' T.Florence, Italy

                                                                  Apartment was clean and well equipped. Water pressure in tub is low, though there is a booster for the shower, and we adjusted quickly.

                                                                  Clean. Tity. Great location. Everything I needed.

                                                                  Chris H.

                                                                  This was an amazing flat to stay at and I would highly recommend it. Great location with tons to do. Very close to the river and an easy walk to Temple Bar. Overall, great stay!


                                                                  Inns Quay, Dublin, Ireland

                                                                  This property is located right in the very heart of the city centre on the north side of the river Liffey. It is located in a residential block on Parnell Street, which runs parallel to Henry Street (2 minutes walk) which at one time was labelled the busiest shopping street in Europe. O' Connell Street which is normally considered the centre of the city is only 5 minutes walk from the front door. It only 2 minutes walk to the Dominick stop of the new Tram line called the LUAS. This new line takes you straight across to St. Stephens Green. (The line opened in December 2017) This allows quick and easy access to the south city and it's amenities. There are numerous bars, shops restaurants and attractions on the doorstep, and the world famous Temple bar is only a leisurely 12 minute walk away over the River Liffey.In addition there is a multiplex cinema directly next door to the apartment building. You would find it hard to be closer to the heart of the city. Dublin is a small city and all the major attractions are located within walking distance. Travel out of the city is also possible, and numerous sightseeing trips are organised by travel companies operating in the city centre. The pick up points for those tours are generally within walking distance of the apartment too.

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