Friday, June 13, 2014

Great Sleeps: Leeson Bridge House B&B, Dublin, Ireland


Leeson Bridge House B&B  1 Upper Leeson St., in Fitzwilliam Quay, +353 1 668 2255, Dublin 4.  30 rooms.  E59+/2; booking.com E98.  Breakfast.  Free parking.  Located on a street of Georgian Houses adjacent to Dublin’s Grand Canal, this guest house is itself within a Georgian House and the special architectural features have been preserved.
exterior of Leeson Bridge House B&B in Dublin, Ireland

Room 117 has high ceilings and free WiFi that works.
room 117 at Leeson Bridge House B&B in Dublin, Ireland
wet room bathroom in room 117 at Leeson Bridge House B&B in Dubllin, Ireland
However, it also has a very small “wet room” bathroom, in which the shower had no floor tray so the
water went throughout the bathroom floor and down a center drain, but still required using all available towels to sop it up.  Actually, I got used to it, and for the price I was able to tolerate it.  As an aside, the first time I saw this type of bathroom was about 30 years ago in Switzerland and, indeed, it seems to be a Swiss innovation that was brought here by an advocate.  The idea is that the natural heat will dry out the space in a short time, but that turns out not to be the reality. 

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3 comments:

  1. That looks comfortable and adequate, the bathroom i had in Tokyo was half that size.

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  2. As the owner of a B&B, our guests wouldn't know what to do with themselves if they had to deal with a wet floor in the bathroom. ;) Of course we're in the USA and it's not the norm as it may be in other countries.

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    1. Several people have told me they, too, have experienced this type of bathroom. I think it is time for them all to go away (the bathrooms). :)

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