O'Sheas of Talbot Street

O'Sheas of Talbot Street

Filthy light fixtures above our beds
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Dublin, O'Sheas Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quaint environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, O'Sheas Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Dublin.

You can take advantage of some of the amenities offered by O'Sheas Hotel, including a 24 hour front desk and baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their visit. As an added convenience, there is paid private parking available nearby.

Nearby landmarks such as EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum (0.3 mi) and Stag's Head Dublin (0.6 mi) make O'Sheas Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Dublin.

While in Dublin be sure to experience local ribs favorites at Flanagans, The Boxty House, or F.X. Buckley.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Temple Bar (0.7 mi), Trinity College Dublin (0.6 mi), and The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition (0.5 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, O'Sheas Hotel is sure to make your visit to Dublin one worth remembering.

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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking hotel
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Quaint
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19 Talbot Street, Dublin D01 W303 Ireland
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Great for walkers
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republicofcork wrote a review Jul 2006
cork6 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
my girlfriend and i stayed in o'sheas hotel dublin for a long weekend over the may bank holiday, the hotel is quite small 30-40 rooms and they appeared to be refurbishing many of their rooms - we stayed in room 132 and i must say it was lovely, we have stayed here in the past and the bedrooms needed a face lift.
the bar has a great atmosphere and has irish music every night, the restaurant as always is second to none, having eaten here many times, its always busy has a great atmosphere and its terrific value for money, you cant book a table though due to the demand for tables but the wait is never long and well worth it.
we paid €50 per person so i thought this was very reasonable considering your staying in the heart of the city, staff are always friendly except for one barman [he's to be avoided] - will continue to use o'sheas
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Date of stay: May 2006
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Qi X wrote a review Aug 2017
3 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been to many countries in the last few years and have been staying in many hotels. This is one of the few review I have written. But I think it is worth to share my experience of this hotel with you. This review is based on my own experience together with ALL of the reviews on tripadvisor about this hotel. So if you don't want to spend time to see all of the reviews, then you can just read this through. This is also a very objective review, without basing on an emotional pulse. The purpose is to give a very clear idea about what this hotel really is on my point of view.
So if you still want to read further, here we go. To make this review more read friendly, I divide it into some points:
1) The surroundings
One of the main reason that most of the guests (including myself) have chosen this hotel is its location. Indeed, it is located in the city centre, with a walk distance to shopping streets and the main attractions. It has also a lots of restaurants, pubs and convenient stores in the neigbourhood. So this is very good! However, since it is located on a crowded street, it also means a lot of traffic! Base on the reviews, I found that a lots of guests had this experience: noisy street at night and in the morning which makes you not very easy to sleep or the music of the excellent pub at the groundfloor forces you to stay awake even you want to get some rest. I luckily got a room at the 3rd floor, so no music. But I got very morning at 5am a wake up call from the seagles which are flying around and the busses. That's one of the drawback of this hotel.

2) The softwares
When I start reading the reviews of this hotel, I found one common complain which is especially situated in 2015. Namely the rude staff members. I have to say that O'Shea seems to take this complain seriously. All the staffs are very polite. If you have problems or questions, they will help you immediately. That is one of the possitive point of this hotel.

3) The hardwares
What Is for you the most important thing when you are staying in a hotel? For me 2 things: a good bed and a clean and comfortable bathroom. Now In O'Shea, the bed is good and clean. But the bathroom.... first of all the photos which you saw on the websites are far from the reality. The shower is small, the powerful shower that some of the guest experienced did not happen to me. The tap on the sink is leaking and is very small. However, I have to say that the cleaning staffs are really doing their best to keep everything clean. I do get clean towels everyday. But the bathroom really really really needs some upgrade.
For the rest of the facilities: yes the elevator is small. You have to pay deposit to use save and the ironing facility... it exists yes. So overall, it is ok.
The pub on the groundfloor is, as most guests said, worth to visit. It is a very good pub with live music every day and a lot of Irish atmosphere! Very nice!

4) price/quality ratio
That is the issue that divides the opinion between the different reviewers. Most of the "excellent" revierwers paid about 80 € a night. Me, I paid 150 € a night. Yes 150 €! When you compare the previous points that I mentioned with this price. Than I will say that there is not a good balance between the price and quality. Some people might say :" it's high season, what did you expect? A room below 100€ ?! Be realistic please!
Let's be clear: of course I know it is the most popular month for visiting Dublin and I am absolutely willing to pay that amount of money. But if I paid so much money for one night, then I also expect the facilities and comfort which is in ratio with that amount of money.
Am I realistic? Yes. As I said before, I have stayed in alots of hotels during the high season. For example. This year I have been to Cologne during the Carnaval. It is probably the most crowded and vivid weekend in Cologne. I paid for 120 € for staying in a hotel next the the cathedral. The facility is about the same as in O'Shea: old building, old rooms, very small elevator, etc. But I did have a very good rest. How it comes? The rooms are very well isolated so the the sound from outside is mostly blocked. And it seems that the owner renewed all the bathrooms just before the carnaval periods: showers are new and comfortable, the sink and toilet are new. That is all I want for that money.

So if you want to stay in O'Shea hotel. Here are the things that you should take account to:
1) Look at the price, if it is above 100 €, then I don't think it is worth to do it.
2) if you are a party persoon who only needs some sleep from 2 am, then it is actually a decent hotel for you.
3) if you are only staying for 1 or 2 nights, then it is still ok. But check the price first.
4) for people who are doing once-of-a-life-time city trip in dublin: think twice before you book here, because you will need very decent rest. For me personally, I did not get it in O'Shea.

For the manager of O'Shea, who is by chance reading this. I want you know this:
First of all, I really appreciate your effort to make our stay as comfortable as possible. I see you put a lot of time and energy for improving the staff members and the hygiene. But the software is sometime not enough without a decent hardware. So please upgrade your facilities, especially the bathrooms. For the bathrooms I mean ALL of the bathrooms in the hotel and not only the ones that your want to take photo and post it on tripadivisor or booking.
Maybe you still think that the opinions and the feedbacks from the visitors are not important since we are not coming back anyway and you just want to make this one time profit from us. This is possible a couple of years ago. But nowadays, people will check the reviews on the internet first + the rise of airbnb. This will influence your bussiness beyond your expectation. So if you still want to survive in this field, please take our sincere opinion and feedback seriously.
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Date of stay: August 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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us2world wrote a review Jan 2015
Seattle, Washington39 contributions46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend this hotel. It is off of O'Connell street (maybe 5 min walk from/to the big spire), which means it's very conveniently located. The neighborhood is safe and doesn't get all the noise to be had in O'Connell St. The staff was super friendly and even gave me a deal they were running at the moment despite the fact that it wasn't initially part of my reservation. My room had everything I needed; it was comfortable, clean, and cozy. Bear in mind that rooms at non-chain hotels in Europe oftentimes are not overly big or spacious; but they are still functional. They do have charm however, which adds to the traveling experience. The hotel's pub on the ground floor offers live music and a nice atmosphere: should you feel too tired one evening to go out, you can stay at the hotel, enjoy some Irish chants, and toast with a pint of Guinness! That's what I did one evening after walking all day to all the sites. Finally, the breakfast at the hotel offer a great value/cost ratio: the full Irish breakfast was yummy and kept me full for hours! Overall, I don't have any complaint to report. My stay was very pleasant, I had a lovely view from my window with sunshine coming through in the morning, and I plan on staying there again on my next trip to Dublin!
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Date of stay: January 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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3stars1wish wrote a review Apr 2020
Winnipeg, Canada320 contributions160 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Were in Dublin twice during our holiday., and visited here several times. We sat up by the bar and chatted with Mike the friendly bartender. We tried a lot of different beer. I loved the Fransiscan Well pale ale and McGargles ale best of all. Mike was quick to offer samples, by samples I mean littles glasses of beer for tasting. I wanted to try a cider, so he poured me several to try. They were all delicious, but I did choose. We did have the Guiness ale steak pie twice. It came with a delicious puff pastry top, root vegetables and Irish soda bread. This was scrumptious. You just needed to eat all that dark rich gravy! I also enjoyed a bowl of seafood chowder, a creamy soup filled with generous portions of a variety of seafood. Once again a thick slice of hearty bread and butter. Our only disappointment was, although there is usually live music, because it was a quieter time of year, they did not host it. So, we did not get to experience this!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Wanderer25706 wrote a review Apr 2005
3 contributions27 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in O'Sheas Hotel Dublin in April 2005. The hotel has a bar and restaurant. The only problem I had was the standard of the rooms. Our room was 114 and overlooked Gardiner street. The room was shabby with very worn carpet but the bed linen was clean but the duvet could have been replaced with a fresher one. The bathroom was quite big but again very worn looking and the shower was uninviting!! The bar boasts live music 7 days a week but the sound filters to your room if you are at the front of the building but the music finishes at 12.30pm which was good. The staff are friendly, courteous and helpful. Parking facilities was grand - just across the road in secure premises. For 50 euro's per person it is quite steep for what you get. The only advantage is that you are within walking distance from all the attractions etc.
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Navigator38240 wrote a review May 2006
Antrim2 contributions16 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this 'hote'l as it was a very busy bank holiday weekend and every other hotel in dublin was fully booked. I phoned and made a booking using my credit card details to secure the booking. The manager had asked what time we would be arriving, I said after 4pm, I assumed this was so that he could have the rooms ready. However, one month later when we arrived at the 'hotel' at 8pm, we were told by the receptionist that the rooms had been sold as we were not there at 4pm. The manager did not even apologise for this.
He had not mentioned that this was a risk on the phone, and had happily teken my credit card details for 'security'. It makes me wonder if we hadn't turned up would he have debited my card for the rooms costs as well as selling the rooms to other guests.

Seeing his mistake (although not aplogising for it) he phoned around and got us booked into another hotel.

I wouldn't recommend this 'hotel' to anyone as it is obviously not very reliable with very little regard for it's customers. Had there not been a room available in another hotel myself and three friends would have been stranded in dublin with nowhere to stay.

Although we were only in the reception area it smelt very musty and resembled more of a hostel than a hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2006
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FloodgateIreland wrote a review Aug 2017
Limerick, Ireland1 contribution7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I note that quite a few reviews of O'Sheas relate to rude staff & I had a very poor experience last thursday night Aug 10.
I am Irish & I stay in the Hotel occasionally when I am in Dublin on business as its location is convenient form customer visits. I am a company owner/director & am 56 years old & am not given to writing reviews but this was such a poor experience, I thought it should be published.
At closing time I was chatting at the bar to two people I know & who are regulars in the Hotel. I asked my friends if they would like a drink & one said yes, so I ordered two drinks. The barman advised that the bar was closed & I told him I was a resident. He then told me I would have to go around the bar partition & order from the other side (about 10 feet away). I did that & after serving me, he said I would have to drink them there. I said that one was for the friend I was talking to & he told that didn't matter. I said that I was a resident & the two people were regulars & I would like to have a pint & chat with them without hassle & walked back around the partition with the two drinks. He came around the bar & was loud & bad tempered & very loud & startied giving out to us all. I told him he was well out of order & in a loud voice which everyone could hear, he told me I was an ignorant person. In 20 years on the road I have never been called an ignorant person. My friends are a similar vintage to myself, we were having a quiet chat, nor interfering with anyone, not being loud, sober as could be & my friends were very taken aback by this. The person I got the pint for just took one sip & decided it was best to leave.
I told him I would make a complaint about his behaviour & again loudly he told me "My name is Tony & I am the bar manager" Go ahead & make your complaint. I did make my complaint next morning & left a business card. I also identified the people who were with me so they could verify what happened, but nobody had bothered to call me back. Between B&B, food & drink, I spent about €140.00 in the hotel on that visit.
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Date of stay: August 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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DCT41 wrote a review Dec 2014
17 contributions30 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I expected an Irish experience which is hard to get when served by Eastern European staff trying to be Irish and the chef is chinese I expected the banter that Irish bar people are world famous for but here the staff didn't engage with anyone but talk among themselves . Surely if you are going to have an Irish bar then you would make it as Irish as possible as that's what tourist like me go to Ireland for . The food is good though and venue looks good if you want non Irish music playing on CD and several tv channels on different tv's all at once . Real Irish bars are not painted in green and are only tourist bars which many Irish people later told me . I ended up in the Celt bar across the road and had a brilliant time .
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Date of stay: December 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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HM3510 wrote a review Oct 2007
Cork2 contributions23 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this hotel with friends while in Dublin for a concert. We booked well in advance and the price was quite reasonable - now I know why. Check in time at the hotel is 2 p.m., we arrived early and were directed to the bar while we waited for our rooms. The male bar staff were very pleasant, however, the female staff were extremely rude. The lift is quite small - it says it accomodates 4 people presumably that's two adults and two children. The carpet on the stairs is well worn and not the cleanest. Our rooms were on the fourth floor and were tiny. The bathroom was filthy, the shower was absolutely stomach turning. The manager was also very rude although it was the restaurant staff who took the biscuit. One waitress in particular was rude beyond belief and needless to say we didn't leave a tip - the first time any of us had done this anywhere we had eaten. The bar was very busy on the Saturday night and the music was brilliant and very enjoyable and probably the only good thing about our stay. Again the restaurant staff were extremely rude at breakfast and not just to our table. All in all I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anybody. Whilst the property is very well located 5 minutes walk to O'Connell Street I'd pay the extra money to stay elsewhere for cleanliness and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: October 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Rabonio wrote a review Mar 2015
Madrid, Spain55 contributions64 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is quite old, as you will realise as soon as you see the furniture in the room and the not so well-maintained bathroom area. However, it offers all basics for a comfortable stay in Dublin, especially if you look for a central and not so expensive accommodation. Five minutes walk from O'Connell, around 30 minutes by bus to get to the airport, O'Shea is definitely recommendable for a weekend stay.
Even if there is a bar on the ground floor, it is not too noisy, although I would suggest to request a room on a high floor.
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rita W asked a question Sep 2022
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Does this hotel have a lift
Alexios83 asked a question Jul 2018
Aversa, Italy314 contributions255 helpful votes
L'hotel offre l'opportunità di fare la colazione continentale?
Dublin, Ireland
Yes contintenal breakfast is available
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Frederick, Maryland550 contributions199 helpful votes
this is a quieter section of dublin than the temple bar area. if the 17 year old is reasonably responsible, this would be a good place because she would not need to go far for dinner etc in the evening. desk staff is very good and helpful.
vgreen2019 wrote a tip May 2019
Dublin, Ireland62 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great city centre location, great price food"
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Grace C wrote a tip Nov 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom34 contributions20 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room on a low floor of difficult with accessibility or walking"
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amandajcox wrote a tip Oct 2018
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms away from the entertainment and smoking area are probably better and less quiet."
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madisonavenue wrote a tip Aug 2018
New Mexico61 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask the personnel at the welcoming front desk"
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Julie B wrote a tip Aug 2018
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom27 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"3rd floor will reduce road and bar noise"
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Frequently Asked Questions about O'Sheas of Talbot Street
Which popular attractions are close to O'Sheas of Talbot Street?
Nearby attractions include Dublin Free Walking Tour (0.4 km), An Evening of Irish Folklore and Fairies (0.01 km), and The Confession Box (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at O'Sheas of Talbot Street?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at O'Sheas of Talbot Street?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at O'Sheas of Talbot Street?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to O'Sheas of Talbot Street?
Conveniently located restaurants include One Society, The Vintage Kitchen, and Brannigan's.
Is O'Sheas of Talbot Street located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Dublin.
Are there any historical sites close to O'Sheas of Talbot Street?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (3.8 km), 14 Henrietta Street (1.1 km), and Guinness Storehouse (2.4 km).
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