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Harding Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was a large but the bathroom was VERY small and had a small (3") step to get in which, even with the "mind the step" sign, we seemed to catch every time we went into the room. The room also smelled a little when we arrived and took about a day of the windows being open to air it out. The bed and pillows were comfortable, good water pressure and very friendly staff. The bar attached is good and has live music but can be touristy. The bistro attached has ok breakfast. As a note, the church across the street plays its bells every 15min. The windows mostly block it out but on Fridays from 6pm to 9pm they have a practice ringing session that is constant and doesn't sound very good. We recommend a long dinner elsewhere during that time. Sunday mornings also have a lot of bell ringing for services. It is a walk to the main bars in the area (near George's St) but is convenient enough for the price.

This hotel is right in the middle of Dublin City Centre, close to all activities. Would definitely stay again, purely for location. Overall state of the hotel was a little dated, but ok.

The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to all activities in Dublin. The Hop on Hop Off bus, and the Airport Express both stop very near the hotel, and the bar/restaurant was great. Good value for price paid, and will use this hotel on my next trip to Dublin.

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.

Copper Alley, Fishamble Street Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in City Centre Dublin, Harding Hotel is next to popular attractions like Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Each of the 52 rooms at this 3-star hotel includes a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV. It's in central Dublin and also a short walk from St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ha' Penny Bridge.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to noon.


Rooms

All of Harding Hotel's 52 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Phones and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Harding Hotel enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Guest reviews for Harding Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (18) Business (1) Family (7) Other (16) Friends (7)
4
Everyone

The room was a large but the bathroom was VERY small and had a small (3") step to get in which, even with the "mind the step" sign, we seemed to catch every time we went into the room. The room also smelled a little when we arrived and took about a day of the windows being open to air it out. The bed and pillows were comfortable, good water pressure and very friendly staff. The bar attached is good and has live music but can be touristy. The bistro attached has ok breakfast. As a note, the church across the street plays its bells every 15min. The windows mostly block it out but on Fridays from 6pm to 9pm they have a practice ringing session that is constant and doesn't sound very good. We recommend a long dinner elsewhere during that time. Sunday mornings also have a lot of bell ringing for services. It is a walk to the main bars in the area (near George's St) but is convenient enough for the price.

By on Apr 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2018

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Harding Hotel following your recent visit to Dublin. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to be able to welcome you back once again to the Harding. With best regards, Jonathan Hynes Manager

3

great location

Everyone

This hotel is right in the middle of Dublin City Centre, close to all activities. Would definitely stay again, purely for location. Overall state of the hotel was a little dated, but ok.

By on Mar 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 27, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay in the Harding. I do hope that we can welcome you back once again to the Harding. With best regards, Jonathan Hynes Manager

4

nice hotel - close to city center

Everyone

The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to all activities in Dublin. The Hop on Hop Off bus, and the Airport Express both stop very near the hotel, and the bar/restaurant was great. Good value for price paid, and will use this hotel on my next trip to Dublin.

By , from Indianapolis on Dec 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2017

Dear Indy317, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the Harding Hotel. I am so pleased to read that you had such an enjoyable stay and found the hotel great value. With best regards, Jonathan Hynes Manager

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

Review comment responded on Nov 23, 2017

Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the Harding Hotel - I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay! I hope that we may be able welcome you back to the Harding in the near future. Regards, Jonathan Hynes Manager

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