Arlington Hotel O'Connell Bridge3.0 out of 5.0
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Great location. Old hotel so shower was small. Bar was good.
Was disappointed in the hotel overall. The room assigned to us looked directly at the ventilation system and required that the window be closed to keep the ventilation system noise to a minimum - which is a problem in the summer as the rooms have no air conditioning. Room did get stuffy and warm as window only opens slightly. There are better choices in town and I wish I had done more research. The one positive is that the location is great.
Located in the heart of Dublin on the Liffee River within walking distance of many wonderful places to see. Great pub & restaurant with entertainment on premises. Excellent & helpful staff! And Meg (at front desk) is absolutely incredibly helpful & knowledgeable!!!
This hotel is not bad, but it's not great either. We were placed in a section of the hotel with no elevator, so if you book, be sure to request a room with elevator access. We were on the 3rd (American 4th) floor. The room was very hot, so if you plan to visit in the summer, be sure to request a room on a lower floor. The hotel staff were all very pleasant and they were very friendly and quick about bringing our bags up and down the stairs. The room was old, but clean. The location was very good, with a stop for the hop on hop off bus right out front.
Great location. Great Pub located in the hotel with great live music every night.
Location is an ideal central for getting around the city. Hop on/off buss stop is outside the front door. At night it is not going to be quiet...you will hear the bands playing until 1230-0100 even on the 3rd floor. Knowing this in advance I asked for quiet/interior rooms and we did not get them. Bed was awfully hard and uncomfortable.
Rooms need some upkeep. Some are noisy. A bit overpriced.
Stayed here last week on the spur of the moment (8 to 10 Dec 2015). Had a wonderful stay. The staff were super friendly and helpful. They were willing to go the extra mile for me at various times (offering to fix my shower when it did not work properly, offering me various options to get around the city, etc.) My double room was well lit and clean. My double bed was comfortable. The full Irish breakfast every morning was delicious. The location is convenient to the River Liffey. I would definitely stay here again.
We had a huge room overlooking the River Liffey. Great location and absolutely amazing value for the price. We were a bit worried because it was such a deal, but it was one of the better rooms I've stayed at in Dublin. Great location for exploring the city. Not all rooms have access to an elevator so be sure to specify if you need one. Bar has live music, but we never ran into any problems with noise levels.
Great location and great hotel for value. Staff very helpful. rooms are very nice but what you would expect. nice restaurant and great bar in the lobby. would want to see Irish music and dancing live show next time.
Probably not the most experienced traveler, but was surprised that there is a gizmo that you put your room key into to activate electricity in the room (desk forgot to tell me, but quickly answered question when I called). Rooms could use a refresh, but the location was fantastic - plenty of things to see and do within a short and scenic walk. Would have appreciated wash cloths (apparently, not common in Irish hotels - so bring your own, along with facial tissues - I found both at a nearby pharmacy, but still). Staff was very helpful in recommending local eating places (Beshoff for fish and The Breadhouse for a sandwich - both very close by). And, if you're at the Dublin castle, go ahead and give the Dublin Castle Tea Room a try.
We have a great stay, also attend the Irish Singing and Dance performance in the evening.
Staff and service were excellent! Room was comfortable and clean.
Perfect central location. Staff was more than accommodating. Room was pleasant.
I was shocked to be charged an additional 30 euros per night because I added a second occupant to my double room. Seems excessive. Otherwise, the hotel was adequate, certainly not luxurious. The location (O'Connell Bridge on the River Liffey) couldn't be beat. We walked everywhere...
The location of this hotel is great - we walked to everything with no trouble. You can also store your bag if they aren't ready to check you in. However, the bed was rock hard, there is no air conditioning, and the walls were very thin. Our room was near the vending machine and we heard every transaction. One of the nights, about 2 a.m., some VERY drunk guys ran around for about an hour on our floor, shouting and banging on doors, etc., and the staff did nothing about it.
Normally, I am not a very critical reviewer, but I figured I would help clarify a few things others had commented on. Monetarily wise, this is a good pick for anyone looking for a cheap and easy place to stay. We particularly didn't like the loudness of the area, as we had to leave the windows open for air circulation and were woken multiple times during the night by sirens and party goers. The main concern I had was with the shower. As a traveler in Europe, I have come to expect showers that do not have continual hot water. This shower was worse than any I have experienced, and was scolded 5-6 times during a 10 minutes shower. I almost forgot to wash my hair I was focusing on the changing water so much. However, the location is great, the staff friendly, and the room decently clean. The bar downstairs was a great addition to our stay as well. Just know that you are staying in a budget hotel with things that could be improved on.
Perfect location just up from Halfpenny Bridge. Short walk to Temple Bar or City central. Very good breakfast. Free entertainment nightly. Traditional music and Irish dancing. Nice sized bathroom with very hot water. Will stay here next time in Dublin.
The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was great for the sights we wanted to see. The super large pub with live entertainment was the largest pub we saw in Dublin. Overall this was a excellent bargain.
I can't begin to tell you how central this hotel is for walking and ground transport.I particularly enjoyed the nightly entertainment.Also the hotel restaurant(Sinatra's) was way above average.The rooms were very clean and neat.Great value,willreturn.