This place isn’t the most convenient location—it’s in Sandyford, a southern suburb about 20 minutes by Luas (tram) from central Dublin—but what Quince Cottage lacks in convenience, it more than makes up for in authenticity. Owners Paula and Brandon have converted their century-old suburban home into a bright and modern B&B. Bedrooms are perfectly pleasant, albeit basic, with modern furnishings and decent-sized beds. Breakfasts are hearty—try the American-style pancakes served with fresh fruit. The spacious, buttercream-colored guest lounge adds to the feeling that you are a guest in a pleasant Dublin home, rather than a number in an impersonal hotel. For those seeking even more privacy, there is also a two-room apartment (the oldest part of the house) that can be rented on a self-catering basis or with breakfast included. Sandyford is about 12km (7 1/2 miles) south of Dublin city center.
Quince Cottage, Kilgobbin Rd., Sandyford, Dublin 18
Our Rating Neighborhood Ballsbridge and the Southern Suburbs Transportation Luas: Glencairn Bus: 44 Phone 01/295-8488 Prices €90 double; €80 for 2 or more nights; Rates include breakfast. Amenities Wi-Fi (free) Units 4 units Web site Quince Cottage Other Parking (free)
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