Our stay here was pleasant. There wasn't much that was spectacular about the accomodations, but the location was amazing! Right in the heart of Temple Bar - an energetic, and entertaining area full of pubs, clubs, restaurants, and street performers.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Go for the Irish Breakfast at any pub/restaurant in the morning!
I booked a room for August 28th 2014. 13 months in advance. Temple Bar has charged me the full amount in advance. This was not made clear on the reservation. While making the reservation the reservation stated must be cancelled within 48 hours of
arrival or 1 nights stay charged. Well they charged my entire stay of $1300 13 months in advance. This was a surprise to me. I contacted reservations who said not only do they charge in advance for this rate but it is non-refundable. I explain this wasnt clear, stating that it clearly says I can cancel within 48 hours. A manager contacts me back and says, sorry that is the policy. So they have taken $1300 from me 13 months in advance of a stay and wont let me cancel it. Very misleading booking practice. Very inconsiderate management. Would you want to stay at a hotel that treats their customers like this? Not good customer service. Horrible management. Stay away or risk being swindled.
Hotel is right in the heart of the Temple Bar area where most of the pubs are located. Sometimes a bit noisy but overall good and nice. People at the reception are very helpful. Many shops around and a Tesco right opposite if you need water or a
sandwich. Otherwise better than expected for a 3 star hotel. Will visit again.
Temple Bar Hotel accurately bills itself as Dublin's most centrally located hotel. The location is great for tourists looking to walk around and explore the city. The downstairs lobby is very nice, though the rooms themselves are fairly average.
Overall, the hotel was good value for the price. The location was excellent. The lobby was very nice. The room, on the other hand, was just ok. The room was small, but definitely dated. It just seemed old. Definitely good enough for a single
traveler, but not good ideal for a family or multiple people.