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Portobello Hotel - Dublin

2 star Hotel Dublin

33 South Richmond St - Dublin

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 69 .00
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Welcome to Portobello Hotel, the best accommodation choice for your stay in Dublin, Ireland. Opened in 1793, this Dublin hotel offers a long tradition of hospitality in a modern atmosphere.

This Irish hotel enjoys an absolutely convenient location in Dublin; it overlooks the Grand Canal in Dublin City Centre and is only minutes walk from Stephens Green and Grafton Street.

Portobello Hotel is a famous meeting place in Dublin, to enjoy traditional Irish hospitality, good food and entertainment. Guests can dance the night away at weekends at The Rain Nite Club, which adjoins the hotel. With its distinct styling and integration of modern and new, Portobello Hotel provides a relaxed atmosphere for any Dublin visitor. Business services are also offered at this hotel. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 98 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The hotel's manager was very kind and helpful. I really enjoyed the hospitality!

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Breakfast at Portobello Hotel

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Portobello Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Meeting Room
  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Night club

Know before you go

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 7.95 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

Official Ireland Rating provided by Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority)
Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 2 stars.
7.8

Clean

7.3

Location

6.4

Quiet

7.2

Spacious

7.8

Service

Portobello Hotel reviews

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Thoroughly enjoyable stay with a friendly staff making it all the better for being there. I was impressed with the way the staff were able to come up with solutions to all my transport problems. The breakfast was excellent and the cleaning of the rooms very efficient. I would recommend this hotel to all those wanting comfortable accommodation.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Luxembourg

This was my first time at Hotel Portobello and I must say that I found it definitely better than any other hotel or b&b I'd stayed in before in the Republic of Ireland. All of the staff were very patient and helpful and met all of my requests, and they even let me use the Internet connection available to guests for free, even though they usually charge 1€ for every half an hour. I would definitely return

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Upon arrival, reception was pleasant and very helpful. The room was clean and the staff very accomodating. Noise was evident from the street on and off until about 4:00am, but due to location and not caused by the hotel. Despite this,we would stay here again without hesitation.

7.6 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Very comfortable and well equipped. The indications about how to get there could have been much better.

3.8
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We didn't expect too much from the hotel and the first mornings breakfast was fine,however the second ''Full Irish'' that we were served wes inedible, the food was, greasy, fatty and burnt - really bad. The rooms don't have much by the way of sound proofing, we were kept awake most of the first night by the TV in the room next door. I would only reccommend this hotel if you were looking for something cheap, relatively clean and you were not too fussy about eating breakfast.

7.6 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Very nice accommodation for medium budget, cheap for Dublin. Too far from center town to be reached on foot, but there's many buses connecting it.Delightful Irish breakfast, very warm welcome. A place where to be again

7.7 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Lovely place - great location, good rooms, brilliant breakfast. The only downside - nighclub downstairs, i was on the second floor but could still hear it loud and clear... Will ask for a room on the top floor next time!!!

6.6 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very satisfied with all aspects of the hotel. Location was convenient, good price, clean room, and a large good breakfast. Front desk clerk was very friendly and helpful. The only complaint I have is we stayed there Wednesday night which happened to be karaoke night in the bar below it. The music was loud until 2am and could be heard on the third floor. Otherwise the room was quiet even though it was busy outside. Would stay here again.

6.8 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

too noisy street in the front and huge fans on the roofs of the rear .... if you must keep the window open 'cause it's too hot you can't probably sleep more than 2 hours, like I did

5.5 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

When I arrived to the Hotel I was fear to leave my luggage at the recepion....There was a man by romania with a strange light in his eyes: He was smoking something strange before??? and was sure leave our luggage to him? Fortunately arrived a pretty gir at the reception and all went good.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

Nice hotel in a good neighbourhood, 15 minutes walk to the city centre. The rooms were not very quiet, we heard the music from the dining room. A full Irish breakfast was included, the stuff was very friendly, overall I would recommand the hotel and I would come again because the relationship between price and quality was excellent.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

The hotel lies very central, has nice rooms with doushes/wc, the service is friendly and you have a very good and generous breakfast! Because there is a pub in the hotel and much traffic outside in the streets, it was a little bit noisy! We stayed in Dublin as a group of 12 persones (teachers) and wanted to see something of the city. We enjoyed it very much exept the weather!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

We stayed there for two nights. Hotel Portobello is not luxurious but everything was clean and we missed nothing. The personnel was very helpful with each of our inquiries.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

La migliore soluzione possibile per soggiornare a Dublino. Albergo caratteristico e bellissimo; molto semplice da raggiungere e vicino alle principali vie di comunicazione. E il fiume che costeggia l'albergo è uno spettacolo. Consigliatissimo.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a very nice place to stay almost like a suite at a common room price. Breakfast was included with plenty of fruit. We had to take a early flight out, they open breakfast early. The staff & front desk is more than helpful. When we come back to Dublin we will stay at this hotel. We would like to thank the staff again for all their help & service.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Otimo albergo stanze comode, l'nica pacca se andate a dormire presto è che sentite la musica del club che c'è sotto l'arbergo (fino alle 3 del matino), ottimo il ristorante e il pub che si sono al piano terra(non turistici).l'albergo non è propio in centro quindi bisogna camminare un pò ma per il prezzo ne vale la pena.intorno all'albergo ci sono molti pub non turistici dove si può vedere la tipice vita dublinese (ve li consiglio)molto diversi da quelli in tempe bar(in perticolare la gente che postreste conoscere)

7.4 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

stanze pulite - ottima accogliena - soggiorno tranquillo - colazione abbondante - ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel is clean, people are kind and breakfast is very good. Grafton street is 10-minute walk away and the night club wasn't that loud at night, but that possibly depends on the location of your romm. Overall a very nice stay, I would recommend it.

7.2 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

A reasonable hotel for a very low price. Above a pub/nightclub so Saturday night was quite noisy.

7.8 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Myself (18) and my partner (20) stayed for 2 weeknights at the Portobello in a double room. It was quite spacious but not as big as the picture of the double room on this website. The staff were very friendly and competent.The breakfast menu was pretty good for the price of the accomodation although the noise levels within the rooms and from outside let the hotel down. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a good quality, cheap place to stay in the Centre of Dublin City.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The hotel was exactly where I wanted to be - only a 10-15 walk from St Stephens Green and Grafton St. I didn't sleep too well on the Saturday night due to the club downstairs but maybe it's because I was hoping to be out myself!

6.1 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

COLD WATER AND BAD BREAKFAST BUT VERY POLITY EMPLOYEES AND QUITE NICE AREA

7.1 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

nice staying confortable hotel

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Turkey

The hotel had reserved for us a room on the corner overlooking to the canal. The view we had was wonderful. I enjoyod this view of the canal with swans and willows, the cathedral nearby and the clock tower further. It was really a pleasure to get my whisky here at the sunset time.The rooms are not too spacious but that was not a problem because I had not expected that. Everything was very clean, the room was cleaned everday. The breakfast was marvellous, we did not need to have lunch after that breakfast. The pub downstairs was also very good, and had very reasonable prices. The location of the hotel is not too far away from the center either, and all of the busses that stopped at the nearby bus stop go to the center. The attitude of the personnel was kind and friendly. Price we paid was cheap compared to the prices in Milan or Rome.Both and I and my wife enjoyed staying at Portobello hotel Dublin

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Finland

Our room was spacious and nice with windows to two directions. great pillows and duvets. minus for no remote control for tv in room. Nightclub did not bother us although stayed on first floor. only the noise from the tv in the next room bothered a bit(thin walls). coffee served to table at breakfast was a nice plus

6.7 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel is very nice and the room romantic. The only problem is waking up during the night at 4 a.m. because there is a pub and a night club in the same building. Anyway, I will come back in Portobello hotel if I have to go to Dublin

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Turkey

Very nice and friendly staff, helped us a lot. The room was clean, except there was the kitchen's pipe outside our window and we smelled all the breakfast, but it was ok as the weather was cold and we didn't need to open the window. The hotel was 15-20 minutes walk to the center of the city. There was a club in the enterance of the hotel, even though we stayed on the first floor it was not very noisy, or we were very tired to hear anything.

4.0 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

About 20 minutes walk from city centre, and close-ish to a tram station. Similar in quality to £50 hotels in London. Pub next door (same owners as the hotel?) and there's small shops along the edge of the A-road it's near, but not many other amenities in the immediate area. Overlooks a high-rise housing estate on the north side, and the canal to the south.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Brazil

The room was very cold, even when the heater was on. And, don't know why, when the shower is used, bedroom's floor gets wet. The breakfast was terrific! Really tasty food. The location is good. Just few minutes walking from temple bar, although the easiest way to get around is by bus.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Stayed one night at the Portabello in June. Friendly staff, spacious rooms and within walking distance of train terminal, bus stops, and Trinity College. The rooms were clean but not immaculate and were a little noisy late at night from the people leaving nearby pubs. I would stay here again b/c the price was worth the room.

7.0 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Luxembourg

very good breakfast, including the possibility of choosing beetween full irish breakfast and continental breakfast. negative point: difficult to find following the indications on the map, event though the location is quite good; the noise of the pub close to the hotel; the temperature and the power of the water of the shower was difficult to regulate causing some incidents...

7.9 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was exactly as described. A short walk (1 mile) from St Stephens Green and shopping area. The room was well supplied with tea making facilities,tv & iron and the bathroom had shower gel etc. The staff were helpful and friendly. The breakfast was large and tasty. An enjoyable stay.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

I was in a party of four that travelled to Dublin for the Ireland v Wales rugby international. We were looking for a reasonable priced bed and breakfast hotel in close proximity to the city centre. The Hotel was just on the edge of the city centre, on the road next to the hotel was a bus stop, and there were lots of buses travelling frequently to the centre. Outside the hotel was the main canal, and this provided a flat surface for walking. The tram station was in easy walking distance, and frequent trams took you to the city centre. The hotel was very clean and our family room was very pleasant, and spacious even with an additional camp bed. The shower was very powerful, and the only slight downside that on the last day, when there were few guests left in the hotel the water was cold in the taps. All the staff were very helpful and friendly throughout, and the breakfasts, including one day 7 chipolata sausages, were very good. As we were on the second floor above the security controlled hotel entrance we could not hear the disco that took place. The pub section was quiet and again the service was very good. I would certainly stay at the hotel again, and would recommend it to anybody who wants to visit Dublin, but not be in the frenetic Temple Bar area of the city.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Friendly staff, good location, clean, good breakfast, really good price, everything perfect ! Thanks

4.1 Ordinary
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Overall a very simple and low service hostel. The price is too high for the accomodation and the service offered. Bad smell (smoke) in the hotel and the rooms. Disturbing cold airconditioning in the breakfast area.

7.4 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

J'ai dormi dans cet hôtel deux nuits pendant un séjour de 4 jours en irlande. La première nuit s'est très bien passée. Nous avons été très bien accueillis par le personnel et très satisfaits de la chambre. Lors de notre deuxième venue, nous vons eu de nombreuses surprises désagréables : le prix a augmenté e 15 euros ! pour une chambre... plus petite, moins jolie, et dans laquelle se répandait une horrible odeur de friture par une bouche d'aération !! Lors de cette deuxième visite, nous avons rencontré un autre membre du personnel, qui n'était pas accueillant, méprisant et pédant. Cela reste un très mauvais souvenir.

6.0 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Belgium

Stayed in family room...but lot of noise from disco downstairs and street. Quite good location. Walk (20mn) or bus (just outside) to town.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Camera comodissima, stanza piccola, ma del resto per dormire va piu che bene ! Ottimo hotel, reception veramente veloce, ottima colazione (c'e' un menu dove si posson scegliere 3 o 4 soluzioni diverse (compresa una FULL irish breakfast, che vi dico che e' veramente full !!!) - Bagno e doccia veramente comodi e puliti. C'e' anche il ferro da stiro con tanto di tavola :D Per arrivare in centro, a piedi, ci vogliono circa 10 minuti. Anche se sotto c'e' un pub, non si sente niente dalla stanza, e la nostra era proprio sopra.

7.3 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Staff very helpful. Location a good compromise between cost and distance to center city. Had problem with leak in bathroom which was handled OK. Our room was average. Overall a positive experience and place to sleep. Breakfast a PLUS>

7.8 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

For a 2 star hotel it's not bad. Staff are informative and accomodating. The hotel is minutes away from the city center.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

7.9 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

7.1 Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

3.5
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

7.7 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

4.8 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Liechtenstein

7.4 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

7.8 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

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7.5 Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

7.1 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.7 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

5.7 Ordinary
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

6.4 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

5.6 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

5.8 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.0 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

4.6 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Portobello Hotel offers 27 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their City Centre Dublin visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Portobello Hotel

Iveagh Gardens - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Cathal Brugha Barracks - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Swan Shopping Centre - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
St. Stephen's Green - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
O'Callaghan Stephen's Green Shopping Centre - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
St. Patrick's Cathedral - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Gaiety Theatre - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Harold's Cross Stadium - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Our Lady's Hospice - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Leinster House - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
National Library of Ireland - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Powerscourt Townhouse - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
National Museum of Natural History - 1.4 km / 0.8 mi
Merrion Square - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
The preferred airport for Portobello Hotel is Dublin (DUB) - 10.9 km / 6.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.