You get what you pay for here. No extra amenities, a wonky bed, and noisy due to broken windows. However, they had a great staff that actually welcomed you, a delicious hotel restaurant, and close proximity to eateries and the local sights.
I choose this hotel because location.
Room is very old. Bath room is feeling not clean. because old hotel.
There is no hotel parking. You should use public parking. ( You need about day/$15 for parking.)
If you want to stay down town Dublin.
so so OK hotel.
My stay was OK, but the room was a little seedy and no real atmosphere. Dark too, since it backed onto an alley. The staff, however, was very friendly and helpful, and the hotel was convenient and satisfied my (rather basic) needs. Small, dark and
a little weird bathroom, also.
The hotel is in a great location within walking distance to all the tourist sites. It is the perfect location for going out at night but far enough away from the center of Temple Bar to be quiet enough to sleep. The hotel is quiet old and not in
the best shape but according to most Americans I met on the day tours their hotels were in the same condition so it must just be a European hotel thing. You wont be spending much time there anyway. The hotel is very clean. There is no air conditioning even though one web site says there is. I only found the hotel to be really hot on one day since Ireland has a cool climate - just leave the windows open. They have nice blackout curtains since it does not get dark until 10:30pm in the summer and it is total daylight again about 4AM. Except for one of the night clerks - the guy - the hotel staff is very friendly and helpful with directions and recommendations. If you need a sweet there is a bakery on the street behind the hotel with excellent cupcakes. They have weird bread in Ireland so avoid sandwiches except at the hotel where they actually have fresh bread and very good sandwiches. There is the most amazing Italian restarant and you get to it by walking out of the hotel and turning left going toward trinity college, then turn left at the first light (across from City Hall) and walk down the street until the block right before the River Liffey. It is in the middle of that block on the left. They have the best lasagna ever made and the staff is really friendly. They have a lunch special for 9.95. At the same light where you turn left there is a fancy Italian restarant called Salamanca's or something like that. This is really handy since it is close to the hotel but they have the worst lasagna ever made - they even serve it with a spoon which says everything. Fun pubs are O'Donoghues near the tourist center on Suffolk Street, Whelens, Flannery's, The Temple Bar and The Quays. The best day tours are Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Cork and the Blarney Castle, and Malahide Castle and Dublin Bay. Grand Wicklow is good too but Grand Wicklow and Ring of Kerry are similar enough where you may just want to pick one or the other. Ring of Kerry is a whole day tour from 6:40 AM to 11:30 pm since you have to take a 3 hour train ride there and back but you do end in Killarney where you get about 2 hours. The Wicklow tour is about 7.5 hours since it is close to Dublin. These tours can be secured online before you go or at the tourist center on Suffolk Street. If you book online through an booking agent instead of the tour company it will be a good idea to check the times with the tour company because the times might not be right. I travelled all over Ireland alone and had no problems. There are a lot of rumors about pickpockets but I had no issues with this. According to a priest at Chrsit Church, there is increased pickpocket activity around Christ Church Cathedral and Dublina so be careful around there. A taxi from the airport to hotel is about 32 euros. They don't tip in Ireland so if you decide to tip they act like you've given them gold or sometimes they refuse the tip and give it back. Take a rain coat/jacket. When it rains it usually rains all day and if the wind is really going you will not be able to use an unbrella without it flipping inside out which will readily identify you as a tourist. Also, when it is perfectly sunny outside and sprinkling, they don't consider that to be actual rain. Don't forget the tombs at St Michans church which is near the Jameson Distillery. The Green hop on hop off tour is better than the Red one. The famine memorial is down from the customs building. In Doolin there is a pub called Gus O'Connors. This is the lunch stop on the Cliffs of Moher tour and the only place to eat in the whole town. Prepare yourself for bad service so you will not be surprised. This is the only place I ever encountered rude Irish people. They must h...
I would never rate an experience poorly, so please take this into very serious consideration when selecting this hotel: I was expecting a fantastic stay- as any time that I have stayed in Dublin has been nothing less than extraordinary. DO NOT GO
HERE if you have friends that you wish to spend time with in your hotel room during the day or night. Doors are locked and the night staff is extremely unwelcoming and oppressive. I was threatened and verbally harassed while I stayed there for four nights. Lawyer involved and everything. The room was very clean though it was extremely tiny. Do not stay here-- too expensive for nothing at all.