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

  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.

    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). :)