O’Sheas Merchant Hotel Review
July 11, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

Hotel reviews are 100% circumstantial. If you’re a businessman or an elderly couple away on a trip for work or just peace and quiet, you’ll want a completely professional environment with serenity and maybe a nice view.

However, if you’re a 21 year old Journalism and New Media student coming from Clare to Dublin to go to a messy concert in Phoenix Park, you’re not all that bothered about the atmosphere around the place when you arrive back at half one in the morning covered in mud and smelling like a brewery.

On this occasion, I was the latter. Along with two friends, I got a train to Dublin for the night. We booked ourselves into O’Shea’s Merchant in Dublin 8. The rooms were very affordable, bear in mind we were students, and we got far more than we had expected considering the price we paid.

We arrived early in the day so unfortunately weren’t able to check in but we decided to chance our arm anyway and head down. The receptionist told us that we’d have to come back in an hour but they took all our luggage from us and set it in to storage, took a phone number to contact us when the room was ready. It wasn’t any inconvenience because we were only dying for a bit of food at that stage.

The room itself was a three single bed room, with all the regular commodities that you would find in a hotel room. The bathroom was spotless, plenty of towels, toilet paper, cosmetics etc. It was clean, spacious and plenty of storage room.

We dropped the bags and headed off into town in search of the rest of the group who had booked it separately. Out to the Phoenix Park we went for the first of the four acts that were to be performing on that particular night.

Fast forward approximately 10 hours, we’ve already spent half an hour walking around Dublin because the self-appointed navigator had lost his bearings but told nobody and kept bluffing, we finally make it back to the hotel only to find that we’d lost our key. Disaster.

Now, normally it’s a case of going to a reception desk and just confessing but in this case, it was late and there was only the bar open so yours truly drew the short straw and was sent in to find out what could we do. The barman inside was extremely understand, he handed over a key straight away and just told us that he trusted us to say it to the staff in charge of the hotel the next morning. Along with an invite to stay in the bar for a while and listen to the live Irish music that was still going strong, I went back to the room.

Having come up to the capital for a day of fun we decided to keep it going and headed back down to the bar once we cleaned up where the barman and some of the local crowd involved us in all the craic that was taking place until the middle hours of the morning.

The comparison I made at the top of the article is relevant here because O’Shea’s Merchant is a small hotel so many of the rooms are close to the bar meaning noise could be a factor. It’s the kind of place you’d want to be staying if you were up for late night dancing and fun. The staff were amazing (very understanding about the key the next day also) and weren’t at all bothered about the dirty wellies left in the porch overnight.

I would definitely stay there again and repeat the whole thing again, without losing the key.

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O’Sheas Merchant Hotel Review
July 11, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

Hotel reviews are 100% circumstantial. If you’re a businessman or an elderly couple away on a trip for work or just peace and quiet, you’ll want a completely professional environment with serenity and maybe a nice view.

However, if you’re a 21 year old Journalism and New Media student coming from Clare to Dublin to go to a messy concert in Phoenix Park, you’re not all that bothered about the atmosphere around the place when you arrive back at half one in the morning covered in mud and smelling like a brewery.

On this occasion, I was the latter. Along with two friends, I got a train to Dublin for the night. We booked ourselves into O’Shea’s Merchant in Dublin 8. The rooms were very affordable, bear in mind we were students, and we got far more than we had expected considering the price we paid.

We arrived early in the day so unfortunately weren’t able to check in but we decided to chance our arm anyway and head down. The receptionist told us that we’d have to come back in an hour but they took all our luggage from us and set it in to storage, took a phone number to contact us when the room was ready. It wasn’t any inconvenience because we were only dying for a bit of food at that stage.

The room itself was a three single bed room, with all the regular commodities that you would find in a hotel room. The bathroom was spotless, plenty of towels, toilet paper, cosmetics etc. It was clean, spacious and plenty of storage room.

We dropped the bags and headed off into town in search of the rest of the group who had booked it separately. Out to the Phoenix Park we went for the first of the four acts that were to be performing on that particular night.

Fast forward approximately 10 hours, we’ve already spent half an hour walking around Dublin because the self-appointed navigator had lost his bearings but told nobody and kept bluffing, we finally make it back to the hotel only to find that we’d lost our key. Disaster.

Now, normally it’s a case of going to a reception desk and just confessing but in this case, it was late and there was only the bar open so yours truly drew the short straw and was sent in to find out what could we do. The barman inside was extremely understand, he handed over a key straight away and just told us that he trusted us to say it to the staff in charge of the hotel the next morning. Along with an invite to stay in the bar for a while and listen to the live Irish music that was still going strong, I went back to the room.

Having come up to the capital for a day of fun we decided to keep it going and headed back down to the bar once we cleaned up where the barman and some of the local crowd involved us in all the craic that was taking place until the middle hours of the morning.

The comparison I made at the top of the article is relevant here because O’Shea’s Merchant is a small hotel so many of the rooms are close to the bar meaning noise could be a factor. It’s the kind of place you’d want to be staying if you were up for late night dancing and fun. The staff were amazing (very understanding about the key the next day also) and weren’t at all bothered about the dirty wellies left in the porch overnight.

I would definitely stay there again and repeat the whole thing again, without losing the key.

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