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Harding Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel was a great value for the money. It's located right by Christ Church Cathedral and you can easily walk to prime Dublin attractions including St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Trinity College and Guinness. We walked to Kilmainham Gaol but that was a little bit of a hike. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.

The staff couldn't have been more helpful or kinder. They helped me arrange a taxi and find the hotel where my friends were staying. The rooms had AC, which I hadn't found at several of the larger hotels. Harding was very comfortable and quite, which I appreciated. And it was very reasonably priced. I tried both the pub and restaurant, which where excellent. All in all, a great experience.

We found the room adequate; the beds were comfortable. The room was clean and a convenient location. We asked for a rear room and were not bothered by the ChristChurch bells at all. We liked the attached Darkey Kelley's Pub; the food was good and the music enjoyable. Note to self: bring my own washcloths since most hotels don't provide them.

We enjoyed our stay. The staff locks up luggage if you arrive early and your room is not ready. It was close to everything we wanted to see/do. Only complaint is while we were at breakfast before checking out, hotel room was cleaned. We checked out early, so there was no reason to enter the room prior to us checking out.

The Harding is a great hotel in the center of Dublin. Everything about our stay was above average, especially the staff. Tony at the front desk was delightfully charming. He went out of his way to be helpful.

The room was small, but well maintained. There was plenty of coffee in the room. There was no shortage of towels or hot water. The hotel staff was superb! This was my second stay at this hotel and my main purpose for returning was the staff. The restaurant on the premises was very good. The menu limited, but everything was delicious. It was connected by a hallway to the most charming pub - Darkey Kelley's, which was amazing. Overall, I would give this two great big thumbs up! Next time I go to Dublin, I will do my absolute best to stay here again!

I had a great breakfast, great beer, heard real music and very good night's sleep at this hotel. Central to many points of interest along with the bus, my son and I enjoyed our time in Dublin with this hotel being a superb value for what we were searching to do.

I specifically booked this hotel based on past experience. The rooms are small, but clean. There is plenty of hot water, and all the Nescafe you could ever want to drink in your room. My main reason for coming was past experience - the staff is friendly and helpful, the Copper Alley Bistro has an excellent Irish breakfast (the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon are my favorite). The location is perfect - centrally located and I would be negligent if I didn't mention that Darkey Kelly's Pub is right there - you don't even have to leave the building! Great experience. I'll be back in August!

We found the room to be a good value for the money. The staff was helpful and quite courteous. The room was small, as advertised. The king sized bed was two singles joined together, which was tolerable, but a queen would have been better. We would stay again.

The hotel was in a great location! We were able to walk to so many sights. It was easy to get around Dublin from there.

First off, despite my harping on the cleanliness, I really liked this hotel, especially for the price. The location is great - right next to Temple Bar and a few minutes from Trinity, Grafton, the Liffey & O'Connell but not so close to Temple Bar that you end up with the sounds of the crowd right outside your window (though we could hear the opening cheer of a pub crawl that started every few hours or so). Our room was on the top floor and faced Christ Church Cathedral, which was beautiful, but also meant we heard bells chiming more than once an hour, and all night. Ear plugs are a must. The hotel has free good quality wifi, a pretty lobby with historic charm tha is also connected to a bar and a restaurant, and a pleasant staff. However I found the carpet & chair in the room grubby and the bathroom was below my standards (didn't bother my boyfriend, but I was grossed out by a few things in there, and the shower water pressure was super low). They were nice enough to leave us extra linens at the door when we left the do not disturb up all day, and our room had a mini fridge which was a pleasant surprise. With regard to the TV, it was an old 19 incher with a small selection of channels, but you don't go to Dublin to watch TV, right? There is a bus stop literally around the corner from the hotel entrance (maybe a 1 minute walk down the street) where you can catch a double-decker bus to the airport every 15 minutes for 6 euros one way (Airlink 747). I'd stay there again, but not without my ear plugs and some disinfecting wipes.

This hotel, while not fancy or hip, is perfectly located and is a good value. Friendly staff and has a pub and a restaurant located on the property. It's also quiet (except for the occasional church bells) which seems to be rare for the area.

I can't imagine a better location in Dublin, walking distance to all major sights and most downtown restaurants/pubs. For the price we paid, it easily exceeded expectations. It would have been nice to have breakfast included, but at the price there's no room to complain over this. Also, a great bakery (Queen of Tarts) is just 2 blocks away. Highly recommended.

The Harding Hotel was wonderful. The location is unbeatable, within easy walking distance of nearly everything we wanted to see (cathedrals,castle, museums, Trinity College; lots of live music & good eating in the neighborhood); easy access to bus lines, too. Staff was helpful and friendly. Rooms were basic but neat & clean. We didn't mind the church bells-- in fact, I enjoyed them as part of the historic atmosphere. Room got hot at night, but that's a minor point. We had all we needed for a great week's stay. I would definitely stay there again.

Great location. Everything is pretty much a short walk away. Staff is helpfull and place was clean. Id stay here again. Bus to the airport is right around the corrner making it easy to get around.

Location near to everything a tourist needs. Hotel staff very helpful. Room clean and comfortable. Coffee, tea, TV etc. One snag was wifi only worked in thel obby. Faint sound of Irish songs from bar in evening adds to ambience.

Wonderful Hotel in a great location. Nice pub on the lower level.

The Harding Hotel could not be in a better location in the Temple Bar district. We arrived into Dublin in the morning and took the green bus hop on / hop off tour with to and from travel to Dublin city center from the airport. This allowed us to defer renting a car (and the cost of the bus was far less than a day rental plus we didn't have to navigate Dublin or pay for parking). There is a bus drop-off / pick-up location within a very short walk to the hotel and the bus driver pointed out where the bus was at. The hotel was perfectly situated right across from Christ Church. We were able to use the bus tour to orient ourselves and then we spent our evening visiting the nightlife. The room was clean and met all of our needs. We were able to see the nightlife and then in the morning we stored our luggage and continued our visit before our return to the airport to begin our driving tour of Ireland.

What a nice surprise to have room to stretch out at the end of a 3 week trip. The king size bed was comfy but could have has plumper pillows. The room needed a table since it had three chairs and just a small desk. The TV was tiny if that matters to you. A bonus was the small fridge. And although the shower was great, you need to use your towel and bath mat to mop the floor. Oh, the pub music is loud so ask for a room on the highest floor and on the other side, especially if you're traveling during the warm months when you'll need to open the windows. Great location close to everything - right by Christchurch Cathedral etc. The staff was friendly and efficient and we'd stay here again. Good value!

I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this place.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Harding Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (18) Business (1) Family (7) Other (16) Friends (7)
5

great location

Everyone

This hotel was a great value for the money. It's located right by Christ Church Cathedral and you can easily walk to prime Dublin attractions including St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Trinity College and Guinness. We walked to Kilmainham Gaol but that was a little bit of a hike. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.

By , from VA on Oct 9, 2017

4

a very nice hotel located to city center

Everyone

The staff couldn't have been more helpful or kinder. They helped me arrange a taxi and find the hotel where my friends were staying. The rooms had AC, which I hadn't found at several of the larger hotels. Harding was very comfortable and quite, which I appreciated. And it was very reasonably priced. I tried both the pub and restaurant, which where excellent. All in all, a great experience.

By , from Huntsville AL on Sep 8, 2017

3

pleasing stay

Everyone

We found the room adequate; the beds were comfortable. The room was clean and a convenient location. We asked for a rear room and were not bothered by the ChristChurch bells at all. We liked the attached Darkey Kelley's Pub; the food was good and the music enjoyable. Note to self: bring my own washcloths since most hotels don't provide them.

By , from Missouri on Apr 26, 2017

4

nice hotel in nice location.

Everyone

We enjoyed our stay. The staff locks up luggage if you arrive early and your room is not ready. It was close to everything we wanted to see/do. Only complaint is while we were at breakfast before checking out, hotel room was cleaned. We checked out early, so there was no reason to enter the room prior to us checking out.

By , from Reading, PA on Jul 30, 2016

5

gem of dublin

Everyone

The Harding is a great hotel in the center of Dublin. Everything about our stay was above average, especially the staff. Tony at the front desk was delightfully charming. He went out of his way to be helpful.

By on Jul 12, 2016

5

superb staff

Singles

The room was small, but well maintained. There was plenty of coffee in the room. There was no shortage of towels or hot water. The hotel staff was superb! This was my second stay at this hotel and my main purpose for returning was the staff. The restaurant on the premises was very good. The menu limited, but everything was delicious. It was connected by a hallway to the most charming pub - Darkey Kelley's, which was amazing. Overall, I would give this two great big thumbs up! Next time I go to Dublin, I will do my absolute best to stay here again!

By on Feb 19, 2015

4

great place to get around dublin

Families

I had a great breakfast, great beer, heard real music and very good night's sleep at this hotel. Central to many points of interest along with the bus, my son and I enjoyed our time in Dublin with this hotel being a superb value for what we were searching to do.

By on Dec 29, 2014

5

second visit - better than the first!

Singles

I specifically booked this hotel based on past experience. The rooms are small, but clean. There is plenty of hot water, and all the Nescafe you could ever want to drink in your room. My main reason for coming was past experience - the staff is friendly and helpful, the Copper Alley Bistro has an excellent Irish breakfast (the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon are my favorite). The location is perfect - centrally located and I would be negligent if I didn't mention that Darkey Kelly's Pub is right there - you don't even have to leave the building! Great experience. I'll be back in August!

By on Dec 1, 2014

4

good location, good staff, good value.

Couples

We found the room to be a good value for the money. The staff was helpful and quite courteous. The room was small, as advertised. The king sized bed was two singles joined together, which was tolerable, but a queen would have been better. We would stay again.

By on Nov 15, 2014

4

quick trip to dublin

Families

The hotel was in a great location! We were able to walk to so many sights. It was easy to get around Dublin from there.

By on Jun 30, 2014