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Modern 2 Bed, 2 Bath Central Dublin Flat near Trinity College

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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About the property

Modern 2 Bed, 2 Bath Central Dublin Flat near Trinity College

We live in Florida, this is our second Dublin home. We visit it every year. It is a modern flat (built in 2006) in a very well maintained building. We are 2 blocks from the entrance to Trinity College and you can walk to every major attraction in central Dublin from our flat. The building is located on a side street between Pearse Street and Townsend Street and boasts a roof garden which has views over the rooftops of much of Dublin.

You enter into a marbled floor 'T' shaped entrance way which, with its 2.6 metre (8.5 feet) ceilings, feels very spacious. All rooms are accessed via this entryway. There are 2 good size bedrooms. The master bedroom has an extremely comfortable USA king size bed with ample wardrobe and drawer space. It also has its own patio. The master bathroom (en suite) is quite large with a shower, toilet and wash basin. The second bedroom (quite large for a European second bedroom) has two large very comfortable single beds and ample wardrobe space. Upon request, these beds can be locked together and, with a topper, provide a second USA king size bed. The bedroom has access to a second patio. The second bathroom has a bathtub/shower combination and is also quite spacious. The living room has a 32” LED flat screen TV, a Blu-ray DVD player and a stereo system. A comfortable sofa and an additional chair provides seating for 4 people. There is access to the second patio. The dining area, with its leather chairs, accommodates 5 people. The kitchen is fully equipped to serve 6 people. It is a 'Bosch' kitchen with an electric oven, stove top and microwave oven. There is a powerful extraction fan over the stove top. The large frost free refrigerator and the dishwasher are 'built in'. There is a separate laundry room with a Miele washer and dryer.

There is free, high speed internet service for your ipads and laptops. SKY satellite TV delivers over 100 channels, several of which are international. The phone service offers free calling to landlines in Ireland and inexpensive calls to overseas countries.

The 'fifth' person is accommodated via an air mattress in the living room.

The flat is located on the first floor (second by North American definition) of the building. There is a lift (elevator). An intercom service from the flat to the front door allows for remote door opening.

The Luas (tram) service (both the 'red' and the 'green' lines) are a 10 minute walk from the flat. The Dart train station is 2 minutes away. There are several pubs and restaurants within a 2 block walk of the flat and many more within a 4 block walk. Trinity College (home of the book of Kells) and Temple Bar (pubs) are a 5 minute walk. Grafton Street (shopping) and St Stephen's Green are a 10 minute walk. A 15 - 20 minute walk will get you to the Dublin Castle, St Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral and the GPO building (famous for the 1916 rising). The Garden of Remembrance and the Guinness Factory are a 30 - 35 minutes walk.

Within the flat building (on the ground floor) are several shops and offices, including a small supermarket which is open until 19:00. There is a large Tesco supermarket in Temple Bar - 4 blocks away.

If you plan on renting a car to see the countryside (you do NOT want one in Dublin), please ask us for our recommendations. We also have a parking space in the basement, available at an extra charge, should you bring your car into the city.

Please note that our pricing is in Euro. This website may reflect prices in your 'local' currency or in US dollars. These numbers are approximate and will change as the exchange rate changes. To pay by credit card use the 'Request to Book' option on the website and HomeAway will collect your payments. We can take direct payments (by cheque or bank transfer) in several currencies with a 3% discount from the published prices. Payment by PayPal is only accepted in US Dollars. There is a 65 Euro charge per visit for the 5th person (or for use of the air mattress).

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

Why The Owner chose Dublin

This is an attractive, modern (2006) flat in a well maintained building. It is also on the south side of the river. We will spend time here enjoying the city and provide visitors with a great location to see Dublin when we are not 'in town'.

What makes this apartment unique

Walking access to almost everything central Dublin has to offer.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Modern 2 Bed, 2 Bath Central Dublin Flat near Trinity College
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Superb Flat at Hyde Court 38

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week with our son at this very roomy, comfortable, clean, well-equipped and convenient flat. It's within walking distance of everything you'd want to see on both sides of the Liffey, but at the same time it's removed from the epicenter of noise and nuttiness. The flat has a real 'neighborhood' feel, meaning, it's in a spot behind Trinity where Dubliners and students actually live and dine. David, the owner/host, was very organized and a pleasure to work with. I LOVED that he wanted a phone call to get to know us before proceeding with the rental arrangements... it shows he cares about his property and about a good rental experience, and isn't just in it for the income. His philosophy carried over into the detailed instructions in the 'flat book,' which was chock full of advice and recommendations. This was my second trip to Dublin, and the flat the first time can't even compare to this one. Also, some advice to first-time visitors to Dublin: You do NOT want to stay anywhere in or contiguous to Temple Bar. Trust me.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Flat in Central Dubliln

  • 5 of 5

The location of this flat was excellent, right near Trinity College. It was bright, modern, clean and comfortable. We stayed 4 days and really enjoyed being able to have a well equipped kitchen and the option of doing laundry. It was truly a home away from home. David, our host, was a pleasure to deal with and gave us plenty of advice to make our stay more enjoyable. I highly recommend this flat to other travelers.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this very comfortable apartment. Felt very much at home with everything we needed at hand. Beds were very comfortable and the kingsize bed is really a KING size. My husband is very tall and really appreciates finding a bed that is long enough.Its a very spacious apartment with a lovely small balcony overlooking the nice green central courtyard. There is also another balcony on the front of the apartment which was great for getting a lovely breeze as we were very lucky with the weather for September. We were delighted to find that we could cut through Trinity college by the gate on the corner of Westland Row and Pearse St (near the science buildings) which is a 2 minute walk from the flat. What a beautiful place to stroll. Be aware that the gate is not open at night. There is so much to see and do within walking distance of the flat that you wont need a car. If you do feel like a break from the hustle and bustle, Tara St train Station is a 5 minute walk away with The Handydart commuter train going to really interesting places like Maynooth (St Patricks College is well worth seeing), Howth, Greystones, and other lovely seaside towns outside of Dublin. So many Great restaurants nearby too. I really wanted to try The Vintage Kitchen just around the corner on Poolbeg St. I tried to make a reservation before we left Canada without success. Dropped in occasionally hoping for a cancellation. Wasnt meant to be this time. We consoled ourselves with the `Best Pint (according to Dubliners) of Guinness in Dublin, at the little pub next door to the Vintage Kitchen. Its Called Mulligans. Check out the Courtyard in the Trinity Hotel just around the corner on Pearse St. The bar serves good food for a casual bite. Despite the fact that the apartment is so centrally located and on a pretty busy st, once the windows were closed we had no issues with noise. We have stayed at another one of Davids flats in Dublin and would say it is always a pleasure dealing with David. Maria who manages the flats for David is lovely and was always readily available to answer any of our questions. We would recommend without hesitation staying at this lovely flat.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and Accessible

  • 3 of 5

This was a clean and nice flat. The owner keeps it in top condition, and he is very responsive. The flat served us well during our stay. There are couple points that kept me from giving 4 or 5 stars, however, that didn't come up in the other reviews so I wanted to share in the interest of full disclosure. One is that the flat is right next to a train line, so starting in early in the morning there is a loud train noise outside the bedrooms. It bothered us the first morning, so we downloaded white noise apps on our phones and it was fine thereafter as the white noise covered it up. Anyone who is a light sleeper might need some sort of white noise app to keep from being woken up very early when the commuter trains start. Second, the location is very good, as people say, but that in my opinion is in terms of centrality and closeness to attractions. The actual block the flat is is on and the general area is not particularly attractive--you don't have the sense of staying in "charming" or "cute" part of Dublin, but more of a financial district that empties out after hours and on weekends. There are train tracks with graffiti overhead, etc. There was a tattoo parlor moving in underneath us near the door where you enter--they were working on it and getting ready to open a few days later--so there were people hanging out smoking cigarettes, jamming loud music, and sporting their full-body tattoos whenever we exited or entered the door to the building, including late at night. Finally, there are quite a lot of instructions and rules to follow for the flat. You get a welcome package that is quite thick and detailed, and once you arrive a very thick "blue book" with more details telling you steps that must be followed for this and that, etc. That is appreciated, so that the renter is not left confused, but there is so much information in those documents that if you decide to look up where a grocery store is located, it might take you half an hour of digging through the various documents to find what you're looking for. I am a busy person, want my stays to be "easy" and hassle-free--and I've rented a lot on VRBO in Europe and found it usually to be easy--but found the amount of instructions and details to be quite frustrating and time-consuming. I also own a vacation rental that I rent out over VRBO, and make my instructions as concise and clear as possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a very disappointing review from a visitor who, when he responded to the survey that I send to all of my visitors 10 days after they leave the flat, only mentioned one of the 4 main negatives contained in this review. (That was the form of the documentation provided). This visitor and I have different philosophies on documentation. After 15 years with VRBO I have learned that you cannot give too much information if you wish to avoid errors and mistakes. I concede that this makes for large documents and this does take more time to read and does not make everyone happy. I wish that I could write everything in 2 pages but I believe that 'too much' is better than 'too little'. I exchanged 51 emails with this visitor. Many of these were questions, the answer to which was contained in the 'large' information package that he had received. The train line is marked on the VRBO map. I discuss the trains with every prospective visitor that I speak to (95% of my visitors). This visitor was well aware of the trains prior to his arrival. I have a document, available to any prospective visitor, which contains the answer to the question 'how were the trains' from the first 10 visitors who visited the flat. None had a problem with them. Of 13 prior reviews on this website only one of them has even bothered to mention the trains. There are no trains overnight. I also tell prospective visitors that if they want to sit on the balcony and look out at pristine gardens that this is not the flat for them. The local neighbourhood can be seen via Google street views. The area was being developed when the 2008 financial crisis hit. Our building dates from 2006 and there are other new buildings close by. Others were purchased for redevelopment and are boarded up waiting for the economy to improve so their development can begin. The tattoo parlour is a big surprise. It was not there in May (our last visit) but, based on this visitor's visit dates, it has now been there for 2 months. No one has told me about it so I can only conclude that it has not had the same impact on subsequent visitors as it had on this visitor. I should point out that the ground floor of our building is commercial and is home to a Creche nursery school, a lawyer's office, an upscale coffee shop, a small supermarket and a hair dresser saloon. Finally, this response is not to refute this review so much as to try to give a more balanced prospective to the negative points made in the review.
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Very Nice Experience, wonderful accomodations

  • 5 of 5

After our visit to Dublin and staying in David's flat at Hyde Court, we can only say that we had an absolutely wonderful time in Dublin and Ireland in general. The accommodations were warm and welcoming. David was a pleasure to deal with. He gave us accurate and detailed information on, accessing the flat, nearby amenities, shopping, day trips out of Dublin (which we took advantage of, thank you very much) and other very useful and helpful info. Everything was in order and we felt very comfortable staying there. The location is ideal and within walking distance from quite a few of Dublin's best tourist attractions. Being close to Trinity College, Grafton Street, Temple Bar, Christchurch and other sites, made our stay stress and worry free. Even though we were close to everything, the flat is also located on a relatively quite street. In conclusion, we would highly recommend staying David's flat to anyone planning on traveling to Dublin and we would gladly rent from him again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific overall experience

  • 5 of 5

David was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He gave a very detailed overview of what to expect and how to access the flat. The place was in perfect condition and served as a great home base for myself and young family. The neighbourhood is right in the heart of Dublin, a short walk from most major attractions. The docks neighbourhood needs a little gentrifying, but is only a few blocks from some that are a little nicer. As a bonus, the rental car place is literally around the corner. Wouldn't hesitate to rent from him again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Tara Station
Car: not necessary

Ideal location to see all of the attractions of Central Dublin by walking.


Rates & Availability

Grand Canal Dock Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan, Feb 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring '17
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
St Patrick's Day
Mar 16 2017 - Mar 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
Mar 18 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Nov, Dec 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $82
Refundable damage deposit $330

No Pets, No smoking

65 Euro for 5th person

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Grand Canal Dock Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Bathroom (for Europe)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite with Master Bedroom. Spacious
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Very comfortable USA King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Twin beds. Lock together for a USA king size bed on request.
  • 1 USA king size bed and twin beds or 2 USA king size beds. Air mattress for 5th person in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries

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