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“Excellent friendly stay”
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Botanic Villa
Ranked #19 of 151 Dublin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We stayed in a double room with en suite. Breakfast was amazing the the hosts Sandra and Ken were wonderful and extremely helpful. Would highly recommend and would stay there again if we were to visit Ireland.

Room Tip: Double room on top floor was very quiet and sunny
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We had a very late arrival, which was no problem for the hosts. A cab from the airport was less than 25 Euros.
We were shown to our accommodation, which was spotlessly clean and met all our needs. We had a separate annex at the back of the property which consisted of 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. Then it was straight to the local pub which a is 2 min walk!
A hearty breakfast the next morning was delicious! The bus stop into town is 2 mins away (opposite the pub!) and just 2 Euros. Took less than 10 mins.
Sandra is a brilliant host, so welcoming and friendly. We were unprepared for the very wet weather we had that weekend, we were going to an outdoor concert, so Sandra very kindly let me borrow her rain coat which was an absolute life saver!! Borrowed her hair dyer too!
Nothing was too much trouble.
Couldn't recommend Botanic Villa enough, we will definitely be back!!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

My wife and I spent five nights in this friendly B+B recently and have nothing but good memories of it. Although we arrived late at night we were given a warm welcome by Ken and met Sandra at breakfast the following morning. The full Irish breakfast was delicious and Sandra was very helpful with advice about places worth visiting in Dublin. We found the 30 minute walk to town a welcome morning exercise although buses are available. We had good wi-fi in our room which was spotless. The local pub (Henigans Brian Borus) was the best in the area, with a jam session greeting us on our first evening there. Dublin is beautiful, although a little 'tired'. Altogether Botanic Villa was a great place to stay and we will certainly stay there on our next visit.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back must be quieter at B+B on main road.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Dublin is a high demand, expensive hotel city. We were in search of a bus convenient, reasonably priced B+B and found it at Botanic Villa. When I created a complication in our reservation, the owner Sandra was extremely accommodating. When my daughter had a passport issue, Sandra was there rendering moral support and assistance.
Irish breakfast was filling and delicious, and Sandra was more than happy to provide a lighter breakfast.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the street are quieter.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Ken and Sandra were very friendly and helpful. Our room was tidy and the breakfast was very good. I can really recommend this place. There are shops, pubs and sights in the close proximity. After a walk of about 25 minutes, we were in the heart of Dublin. Sometimes, we went by bus. So, we arrived there ten minutes later.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Sandra and Ken Very friendly . Rooms clean
busy road. Good for city centre and on main bus route
Great Irish breakfast to set you up for the day.
The room was equipped with typical overnight stay necessities.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We booked 2 double rooms in the Botanic Villa for 2 nights, having found it on a website (I can't remember which one). We were met by both Sandra & Ken who couldn't have been more welcoming, friendly & helpful. We arrived earlier than we were expected but this wasn't a problem. Sandra & Ken then informed us of bus stops into the city centre, places to go, bus tours etc., with a selection of helpful pamphlets available. As it is a bed & breakfast I thought that I should also mention the "Brian Boru" public house, about a 3 minute walk away, which does fantastic food if you are looking for an evening meal or lunch. If you are staying at the Botanic Villa you will get a discount.

The rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, bathrooms were compact but clean with plenty of towels.

The location is a little out of the city centre (about a 20 minute walk) but there are plenty of buses & taxis passing. We were lucky with the weather so chose to walk most of the time.

The breakfast was great, we had a full Irish breakfast both mornings and it was delicious. Plenty of juice, tea & coffee and we were asked if we wanted more sausages, bacon etc., both mornings.

I personally found the Botanic Villa a pleasure to stay in, as did my fellow travellers. I found Sandra & Ken to be very good hosts, pleasent & chatty with a genuine interest in their guests making the most of their visit to Dublin. Nothing seemed too much trouble. We had an evening flight home & were allowed to leave our luggage there until we were ready to leave for the airport. If we ever come back to Dublin again we will try to book here 1st.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Botanic Villa

Address: Botanic Villa 13 Botanic Road | Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 151 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range: $144 - $1,095 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Botanic Villa, a value priced B&B, is situated less than 15 minutes by bus or car from Dublin city centre. The airport is 20 minutes away by car. We have a choice of double rooms, twin rooms, family and single rooms all with en suite facilities. All our Guest Rooms are equipped with cable television. Tea and coffee making facilities are available to all guests. Secure parking facilities available. Breakfast consists of full Irish breakfast, and for those who wish, a vegetarian and continental is available. ... more   less 
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