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North Star Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel was very clean. Staff was very helpful. Rooms were in the new addition to the hotel and were very nice and up to date. Shower was amazing!

After experiencing some difficulties with internet connections upon arrival, the management moved us to an upgraded suite the following day and went out of their way to make the rest of our stay special.

Nice cozy hotel with pleasant staff. I liked the sense of security that was present during after hours.

Very nice hotel in a great location. Had some issues with WiFi and they were right on it. Got us a new room. Very friendly and willing to help. Very cool to stay in a hotel that is referenced in a James Joyce novel!

We stayed for one night at the North Star before catching our flight back to the states the next day. We had limited time, but were able to make the most of it as the concierge was very helpful about how to get to the places we wanted to see.

We arrived in the evening and we were given a room directly next to the lounge, directly across from the elevator (approx 10 feet away), and stairwell entrance. Every time someone entered the 24 hour lounge, the door would slam shut, every time the elevator would ding open and close it sounded like a door bell next to our bed, every time the stairwell was used we heard the steps before they opened the door and of course just like the steps of people walking to and from the elevator and lounge, we heard the steps afterward. It was not only the poor thought out location of the room but the walls were paper thin so I could hear conversations clearly in the lounge area as well as elevator entrance way. The hairdryer is inconveniently located and corded in the drawer above the refrigerator and was a big challenge to stretch up to my head as the cord is too short for the location it was placed. I am 5 foot 2 inches tall and I had to squat and bend my knees to dry my hair, so I can't imagine what normal height people would have to do dry their hair. I would say they would sit on the floor but alas that option is not available to them as well because the coiled cord is too short for that too. The room lights are motion censored so you can be in the bathroom and if you are still to long (like some people can be when using the facilities) you will be in the dark. This happened in the shower and inconveniently while some one else was using the throne, frustrating.

Unfortunately my room was located next to a train track and it was a frequently used one. All night long I heard one go by multiple times. I wish they had installed a noise blocking window. Also they didn't have an elevator/lift for the floor where my room one. Yes, it was only one storey up but carrying a heavy luggage up a long flight of stairs and having to navigate through a maze like hallway to get to my room is not what I want to do after a long day of traveling. The room was clean, bathroom was big, and the staff was friendly.

This hotel is centrally located and within walking distance from most of Dublin's sites. The Connelly Station is directly a crossed the street making it convenient to take trips out of the downtown area.

This hotel was under renovations while we were staying, so the review may not be valid after time. However, I will say I was disappointed that the hotel didn't tell us upfront about the renovations going on. The king bed was nothing more than 2 twins pushed together with a king sheet and bedspread. The mattresses were comfortable, but you could feel the gap between the two mattresses. Staff was great - very accommodating, giving us the option to look at rooms and choose. There is no hotel parking, so if you are renting a car, it will be difficult to find safe parking nearby. Drop your bags off first and then go find parking. This was very disappointing, especially being in a foreign city, arriving late at night (note - most parking garages close at 11 or 12 PM). I ended up finding parking but needed a 10 Euro taxi ride back to hotel. Also, the commuter train passes over the lobby and next to many rooms. Trains start going by around 7:30 - 8 AM. Not that noisy, but noisy enough to wake if you are a light sleeper

Good people. Nice place to stay, next to City Center. Enjoyed the people. Room had a little of a smell, other then that- ok.

My family of five was shocked by the wonderful, large room, which is unusual for anywhere in Europe. Also, the staff was amazing. They let us store baggage at the hotel for two nights while we made a quick trip to London. It saved us a huge hassle and money on airline baggage fees.

The room was small and looked out on a parking lot. Staff left Windows openb

The location was great and the staff was very friendly and courteous. The room doors slam when left to shut making sleep almost impossible when hearing your neighbors come in and out. The sauna only worked one of the three days I was there. It's a good hotel just not a great one.

The North Star Hotel was the first and last stop of our Ireland Vacation. We absolutely love the hotel. This was actually our second trip to Ireland and the second time we stayed at the North Star. The staff are very friendly and happy to help. We showed up in the morning after an overnight flight and were given a room right away. The free wifi is a major plus and it works well given the size of the hotel. We never ate at the restaurant but we enjoyed grabbing a nightcap at the bar and enjoying it in the beer garden out back. Location-wise, the North Star is right near the tram and bus stations which makes it easy to get to the city center, airport, or anywhere else in Ireland you might be traveling to. For anyone who likes a bit of exercise it's a pretty easy walk into the city center as well!

It's a nice enough hotel, but I think we could have done better for the price in both location and quality. The rooms are nice enough- the AC worked fine and the bed was perfectly comfortable. The continental breakfast on the 7th floor was included in the price of a premier room, but it was either completely picked over or closed for a conference every day. There was actually a day where they had a conference and didn't bother to put signs up- needless to say it was both embarrassing and annoying to be escorted out mid-breakfast. We were then told we could go to the normal cafeteria in the basement- but were only allowed to take the cold food. Really? You kick us out of the continental breakfast that is supposedly included in our room and won't even comp us the extra 3 euro? Give me a break. The room service we ordered was OK quality but overpriced. The bathroom was clean and the shower water pressure was great, but there was no ventilation or ceiling fan and it would turn into a steam room within seconds of turning on the shower. They only give you two towels and two washcloths per day for the king size room which is a little silly in my opinion. The wifi is free but the connection was lousy in our room- I could barely check my emails on the trip. Location is close to the luas red stop, but overall its out of the way and in a seedier part of the city. We had several cab drivers tell us it was not safe to walk around at night. It could have been much worse- it's quiet, we did feel safe once inside, the staff was friendly, and there is a nice bar attached, but I will look elsewhere if I return to Dublin.

I LOVED this hotel, its not the CLOSEST to the center of Dublin but if you don't mind walking 10 minutes or hopping in a cab its perfect! The staff was extremely pleasant and outgoing.

Hotel is in a wonderful location. Staff is amazing and helpful. Room was always clean and well kept. Would certainly stay there again

Although this hotel is across the street from the Connelley St. train station, there was no external noise and its location to several main shopping streets was excellent. The staff was highly professional and accessible at all times and the restaurant had fabulous food. I will definitely choose to stay here on my next trip to Dublin.

This hotel is directly across the street from the DART train station and is surrounded on two other sides by elevated train tracks. In addition, the street across the front of the hotel is a major commuter route. The bottom line is dirt and noise, lots of noise all day and all night. The rooms we were in were hot and had no central air. We were provided with a small desk fan. The windows only opened a couple of inches. While the location was only 5 blocks from the Spire, it was not near any of the favorite attractions. The hotel itself and the staff were okay but nothing special and certainly not four star. There is no food at the hotel. And the neighborhood is run down and a little scary.

Traveled to Dublin with my mom and best friend for our birthdays. We got a triple, basic room, with three twin beds - no perks; it served its purpose nicely. Some minor setbacks in the poor ventilation in the bathroom (3 women/3 consecutive showers caused the fire alarm to go off), and the air conditioner rattled loudly when it was on. Luckily, keeping the window slightly open all the time kept the room cool enough. Overall the room was good, the restaurant attached to the hotel - McGettigan's - was amazing, the people were very friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

Amiens Street Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to The Convention Centre Dublin and Custom House
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in International Financial Services Centre, North Star Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Custom House and Abbey Theatre. This 4-star hotel has 161 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Centrally located in Dublin, the hotel is also a short walk from The Convention Centre Dublin and The Spire.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 161 soundproofed rooms feature coffee makers, safes, and ironing boards. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

At North Star Hotel, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, a business center, and express check-out.

Room options

Classic Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for North Star Hotel

Everyone (9) Business (4) Couples (32) Family (13) Other (9) Friends (8)
5
Everyone

Hotel was very clean. Staff was very helpful. Rooms were in the new addition to the hotel and were very nice and up to date. Shower was amazing!

By on Oct 24, 2017

4

management made a nice recovery

Everyone

After experiencing some difficulties with internet connections upon arrival, the management moved us to an upgraded suite the following day and went out of their way to make the rest of our stay special.

By on Oct 1, 2017

4

nice hotel close to the various points of interest

Everyone

Nice cozy hotel with pleasant staff. I liked the sense of security that was present during after hours.

By on Sep 8, 2017

4

nice hotel; great staff

Everyone
A reference to Joyce

Very nice hotel in a great location. Had some issues with WiFi and they were right on it. Got us a new room. Very friendly and willing to help. Very cool to stay in a hotel that is referenced in a James Joyce novel!

By , from Davis on Jul 29, 2017

5

nice hotel in the center of dublin

Everyone

We stayed for one night at the North Star before catching our flight back to the states the next day. We had limited time, but were able to make the most of it as the concierge was very helpful about how to get to the places we wanted to see.

By on Jul 24, 2017

3

nice looks, newly updated, but not restful.

Everyone

We arrived in the evening and we were given a room directly next to the lounge, directly across from the elevator (approx 10 feet away), and stairwell entrance. Every time someone entered the 24 hour lounge, the door would slam shut, every time the elevator would ding open and close it sounded like a door bell next to our bed, every time the stairwell was used we heard the steps before they opened the door and of course just like the steps of people walking to and from the elevator and lounge, we heard the steps afterward. It was not only the poor thought out location of the room but the walls were paper thin so I could hear conversations clearly in the lounge area as well as elevator entrance way. The hairdryer is inconveniently located and corded in the drawer above the refrigerator and was a big challenge to stretch up to my head as the cord is too short for the location it was placed. I am 5 foot 2 inches tall and I had to squat and bend my knees to dry my hair, so I can't imagine what normal height people would have to do dry their hair. I would say they would sit on the floor but alas that option is not available to them as well because the coiled cord is too short for that too. The room lights are motion censored so you can be in the bathroom and if you are still to long (like some people can be when using the facilities) you will be in the dark. This happened in the shower and inconveniently while some one else was using the throne, frustrating.

By , from The American on May 22, 2017

1

train noise

Everyone

Unfortunately my room was located next to a train track and it was a frequently used one. All night long I heard one go by multiple times. I wish they had installed a noise blocking window. Also they didn't have an elevator/lift for the floor where my room one. Yes, it was only one storey up but carrying a heavy luggage up a long flight of stairs and having to navigate through a maze like hallway to get to my room is not what I want to do after a long day of traveling. The room was clean, bathroom was big, and the staff was friendly.

By , from Orlando on Sep 25, 2016

4
Everyone

This hotel is centrally located and within walking distance from most of Dublin's sites. The Connelly Station is directly a crossed the street making it convenient to take trips out of the downtown area.

By on Jul 31, 2016

3

decently priced, close to attractions

Everyone

This hotel was under renovations while we were staying, so the review may not be valid after time. However, I will say I was disappointed that the hotel didn't tell us upfront about the renovations going on. The king bed was nothing more than 2 twins pushed together with a king sheet and bedspread. The mattresses were comfortable, but you could feel the gap between the two mattresses. Staff was great - very accommodating, giving us the option to look at rooms and choose. There is no hotel parking, so if you are renting a car, it will be difficult to find safe parking nearby. Drop your bags off first and then go find parking. This was very disappointing, especially being in a foreign city, arriving late at night (note - most parking garages close at 11 or 12 PM). I ended up finding parking but needed a 10 Euro taxi ride back to hotel. Also, the commuter train passes over the lobby and next to many rooms. Trains start going by around 7:30 - 8 AM. Not that noisy, but noisy enough to wake if you are a light sleeper

By , from McKinney, TX on Jun 23, 2016

4

nice place- affordable

BusinessTravelers

Good people. Nice place to stay, next to City Center. Enjoyed the people. Room had a little of a smell, other then that- ok.

By on Nov 7, 2015