$75 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 23, 2014 Check-out: Dec 24, 2014

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
65 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
great location

bus from airport leaves u 1/2 block away from hotel. great location at a great price! See full review

  • albertanthony
  • Aug 16, 2014
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

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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
  • 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
  • Old Library and Book of Kells: 0 mi
  • Royal Exchange: 0 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
  • Gallery Zozimus: 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 (65)

Ratings and reviews for Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ZachPete
World
Sep 1, 2012

Great place

Great place to stay. We only had one night and the room was comfortable and clean. Staff seemed a little short with us. But they got the job done and would easily stay there again.

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

1
5.01.0
Super Lady22
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mamachan
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kempnerd
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RobJUSTRob
Business
Florida
May 24, 2009

GREAT location

We stayed there for a week. The hotel is in an excellent location. I cannot stress enough how helpful it is to be able to walk most places in Dublin. However, our room was freezing and patrons do not have control over the temperature. The smoke alarm went off when steam from the hot shower hit it. It was noisy constantly. However, all considered... I would stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk across the Liffey for better drink and dining options.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chicago guy
Business
Chicago
Mar 6, 2011

The floors & walls..paper thin

. Great location, near most everything, a walk will get you there . Hate to say anything negative because I really did enjoy my stay. . Old building updated which is what I love and look for when in Europe traveling, bit of an issue with this situation, there is no insulation between the floors nor in the walls between the rooms. The original floor boards under the carpet squeak loudly from your upstairs and same floor next door neighbors, even with a quiet neighbor you'll know exactly what time in the night they rolled over, I kid you not. Rather thankful that my 8 nights there no one above, below or next to my room was having a passionate night, shall we say. . Staff was friendly, room was clean and location was spot on....a few beers in the evening made all that noise transfer from room to room go away. I'd still go back there honestly. . Chicago guy.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dublin traveler
Business
Michigan, USA
Jan 11, 2012

Great time in Dublin

The hotel is quaint and the location wonderful. The manager and day staff were outstanding - always friendly and helpful. So many things are within walking distance of the hotel including the bus to the airport.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the Tara Street train to Dalkey by the sea or a nearby town. It's very affordable and a short trip.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Scrappy K
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 23, 2012

Can't Beat the Location

The Arlington's strongest point is that it's happily fuss-free -- you can almost always get from your room to the streets of Central Dublin in 60 seconds are less. It's clean, it's charming, and my room was a nice size. Only major gripe is that the hot water was out my last day there and I had to take a cold shower.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Meldonator
Business
San Diego, CA, USA
Mar 16, 2014

First Time Ireland

This hotel has a great location but beds are not very comfortable. Restaurant is nice and has good food. Close to all major tourist sites.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dublin Visit
Business
East coast
Nov 30, 2010

Good Location

Hotel was in a great location, staff was great. The bar attached to the hotel was excellent and so was the traditional irish music & dance show. The only negative about our stay was the vent from the smoking area outside the bar was somehow connected to our bathroom vent, so for this i would consider our room a smokers room, we constantly had to air out the room. We were out and about all day, so this would only become an issue in the mornings and late evenings.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Temple Bar is very close and so are Grafton street and other places to visit.

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