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Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

3 stars
Lord Edward Street,, Dublin 2 (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin, 2
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
89 reviews
Thanksgiving in Dublin

Great location for wandering around Dublin and seeing the sites. The staff was very friendly and... See full review

  • Bob 7 Rick
  • Dec 4, 2013
Dublin Get A Way

Great Hotel, close to Temple Bar, ChristChurch and Dublin Castle. On and Off bus stops right across... See full review

  • World Traveler Buddies
  • Jun 15, 2013
Spend a foot-tapping, pint-pulling night in Temple Bar

The Arlington Hotel Temple Bar enjoys an excellent location near the city's bustling cultural district and opposite the architecturally historic Dublin Castle. Walk to Dublin's major attractions, plus shopping and nightlife. The Arlington's beautiful building houses 63 rooms and Legends, a renovated bar and restaurant where guests crowd the unique pull-your-own-pint-of-Guinness tables. The bar also promises traditional entertainment with a nightly Irish Nights, music and dancing show. Comfortable rooms overlook the city, some with views of Dublin Castle.

Highlights
  • Located opposite the gates of Dublin Castle and next to the city's Temple Bar area
  • Guests try their hand at pouring a pint of Guinness at the hotel's unique Guinness tables
  • Hotel bar provides traditional Irish music and dance every night
Rooms

All of the hotel's 63 tastefully decorated rooms are en-suite and come with TV, tea and coffee station, trouser press and iron. Bathrooms have power shower and hairdryer. Guests can also make use of work desk, telephone and free Wi-Fi service. Some rooms offer views of nearby Dublin Castle. The hotel offers rooms for disabled guests.

Features

Although the hotel's tourist-friendly location is steps from Dublin's central nightlife district, guests may be tempted to stay at the hotel for evening entertainment. The lively Legends bar and restaurant offers the best in local entertainment with nightly music and dance shows, plus pull-your-own-pint tables. Retire to comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms. The hotel is completely non-smoking and offers facilities for guests with disabilities. Free Wi-Fi service is available in all rooms.

Transportation
  • Hotel parking lot nearby (fees apply)             
  • Aircoach service nearby
  • Dublin bus service nearby
Attractions
  • Dublin Castle
  • Temple Bar
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • Trinity College
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Chester Beatty Library
  • The Old Jameson Distillery
Business
  • Conference and meeting room holds up to 25 guests
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Work desk, Wi-Fi and telephone in every room

Hotel Map

53.3441 -6.2678
Area served
Dublin 2
Nearby airports
Dublin International airport.
Area description
From Trinity College: Stand with your back to the front gate of Trinity. The street across from you is Dame Street (the Central Bank is on your RHS). Walk for about 5 minutes up Dame Street the hotel is on your right, opposite Dublin Castle. From BUSARAS (Central Bus Station): Cross the river at the bridge at the top of Amiens Street, which is at the opposite side to the exit of the bus station, the Ulster BAnk building will be in front of you, turn right and follow the River Liffey to O'Connell Bridge, turn left here and at Trinity College turn right and hotel is 5 minutes up the road opposite the gates of Dublin Castle.

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Arlington Hotel Temple Bar Rooms

Double
Room offers a double or a twin bed with amenities like Color TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board - On Request, Kettle, Laundry service, Non-smoking rooms, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Old Library and Book of Kells: 0 mi
  • Royal Exchange: 0 mi
  • Dublin Castle Gardens: 0.1 mi
  • Olympia Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • The Project Arts Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Fishamble Street: 0.1 mi
  • The Garda Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Betty Newman Sculpture: 0.1 mi
  • Grattan Bridge: 0.1 mi
  • Gaiety School of Acting: 0.1 mi
  • The Ark: 0.1 mi
  • Meeting House Square: 0.1 mi
  • Dame Street: 0.1 mi
  • National Photographic Archive: 0.1 mi
  • Wood Quay: 0.1 mi
  • Old Library and Book of Kells: 0 mi
  • Royal Exchange: 0 mi
  • Dublin Castle Gardens: 0.1 mi
  • Olympia Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • The Project Arts Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Fishamble Street: 0.1 mi
  • The Garda Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Betty Newman Sculpture: 0.1 mi
  • Grattan Bridge: 0.1 mi
  • Gaiety School of Acting: 0.1 mi
  • The Ark: 0.1 mi
  • Meeting House Square: 0.1 mi
  • Dame Street: 0.1 mi
  • National Photographic Archive: 0.1 mi
  • Wood Quay: 0.1 mi
  • Chester Beatty Library: 0.1 mi
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Button Factory: 0.2 mi
  • Dublinia: 0.2 mi
  • Original Print Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Monster Truck Gallery and Studio: 0.2 mi
  • Temple Bar Gallery and Studios: 0.2 mi
  • Trinity Street: 0.2 mi
  • Castle Market: 0.2 mi
  • Graphic Studio Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Ha'penny Bridge: 0.2 mi
  • The Dolls Store Hospital & Museum: 0.3 mi
  • National Leprechaun Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Four Courts: 0.3 mi
  • The Keeling Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church: 0.3 mi
  • St Audoen's Church: 0.3 mi
  • St Patricks Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.3 mi
  • Dublin Mall: 0.3 mi
  • College Green: 0.3 mi
  • The City Arts Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Aungier Street: 0.3 mi
  • The Oliver Cornet Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • The Icon Factory: 0.3 mi
  • Father Mathew Bridge: 0.3 mi
  • Smithfield: 0.3 mi
  • Marsh's Library: 0.3 mi
  • Antique Quarter Francis Street: 0.4 mi
  • Brown Thomas: 0.4 mi

Dining

Restaurant
Hotel is delighted to invite guests and Dubliners alike to savour the mouthwatering offerings in its newly refurbished Bar & Restaurant called Legends. Legends Bar now offers visitors the chance to "Pull Your Own Pint" at the specially designed tables in Legends Bar. Each night, commencing at 7:30pm, Legends Bar comes alive with music, song and dance at the legendary Irish Dancing Nights. Visitors can relax and enjoy a spectacular Irish Dancing Show and Three Course Evening Meal for an unbelievable 29.95.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (89)

Ratings and reviews for Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
89 out of 89
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Super Lady22
New York, JFK
Dec 24, 2013

Worst Hotel Experience

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mamachan
California, USA
Feb 10, 2012

If think about this price. It`s OK.

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. It is so so OK hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Charlottesville, VA
Jul 21, 2010

A Best Western

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...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kempnerd
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jun 7, 2013

Good location, basic accommodations

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Charlottesville, VA
Jul 21, 2010

A Best Western

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...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KLBhouse Travels
La Crosse, WI
Jul 17, 2009

Feel the heartbeat of Dublin right here!

The location was perfect! We did a lot of walking around and were able to see many popular sites within walking distance of hotel (Guinness experience, Trinity College, Temple Bar, River Liffey, Millennium spire, etc.).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Be sure to visit the Porterhouse Pub and have a pear cider. Delicious! The entertainment was good, too.

Review of Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
futrellky1
Austin, Texas
Mar 3, 2009

Great Location

The location was great. No more than a 10 minute walk from Airlink bus stop from airport, across the street from the Castle & just a couple of blocks from Christ Church Cathedral. Entertainment at the bar nightly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the Airlink bus from the airport to the Trinity stop, was only 12 euro round trip.

Review of Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Aug 13, 2010

Location, Location, Location ...

... is pretty much the main thing going for this place. Wedged neatly between Temple Bar and Dublin Castle, you're right in the middle of the activity. The hotel bar/restruant is awsome, and the staff is decent. However, there's serious upkeep/amenity issues. The washroom door wasn't hung correctly in our room, making it difficult to manipulate -- which is a real problem because the room is so small so everything is crammed together. Also, there's no A/C nor any ventilation to speak of. This pretty much mandates opening the windows, which would be OK, except... ... the location bites you. This is a low-rise building, with bay-style windows directly over one of the busiest streets in Dublin -- and the buses run 24 hours. Advice: Take full advantage of Temple Bar so you can manage to sleep through it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MercurialMagpie
Sacramento, CA
Jun 27, 2009

Not bad, not bad

This hotel is right near Temple Bar, easy access to lots of bars, restaurants, and shops, and right near bus stops too, so none of it was too far a walk. The room was a comfortable size, though the bathroom was a bit small for two people. Lovely bathtub, great for a hot soak, and plenty of towels. The room did a little worse for the wear though, and overall looked like it could use a little renovating. There was a wall-mounted flat-screen tv and comfortable chairs. I was rather disappointed in the bed though as it was more than a little uncomfortable. We ended up sleeping on top of the comforter which was much better, but I think they should get better mattresses. The only other thing that was really bad was the noise. There was no thermostat or a/c in the hotel, so we slept with the windows open and it was *very* noisy, especially with drunk people strolling the street below very late making a ton of noise! I would recommend this hotel, but if you stay here, ask for a room in the *back*!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

They offer a live music and Irish step dance show right in the hotel, free for the guests, and a 3-course dinner for 25 Euro. It felt like a tourist gimmick but the show was pretty good, so I recommend staying for a drink or two and catching that.

Review of Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
stlondon
london, uk
Dec 8, 2009

Great location

This hotel was ideal for those looking for a great location but not wanting to pay for extra amenities. The internet was not free and the lobby was small, although there was a bar attached. We got the room for $100 a night in advance, but when i looked online a month before our trip i saw that it was over $300 for saturday night. Based on the price we paid, i highly recommend the hotel. We were a 2 minute walk to Temple Bar area and Christ Church. Trinity College was about a 10 minute walk away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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