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North Star Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

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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.

The hotel was very nice, rooms were clean. Some of the tiles in the bathroom were loose and the floors creaked, and this was the new part of the hotel, so it needs some work. The staff was friendly, but surprised when I asked for restaurant recommendations and didn't really have great ideas.

Great place for what I needed. Headed home after a Euro trip from Dublin and needed a comfortable night before heading to the Dublin airport the next day.

I arrived at the North Star Hotel well before check in and while my room wasn't ready, they housed my luggage and allowed me to rest in the residence lounge. They rushed the room and I was more than pleased. Perfect room, with a balcony! The location is directly across from a major train station with access to the DART, the Luas, interIreland rail, and busses. A couple of blocks down is another Luas station. Dublin is a small city, so you can easily walk everywhere from here. I also recommend checking out a local pub - The Brew Dock - if you are in the mood for a craft beer. I would stay here again!

The gf ( M38/F36) and I spent the last night of our 3 week eruo vaca here. We needed a decent place close to the city centre for a (relatively Dublin is expensive) good price. That's what we got. Room was clean, reception and concierge helpful and knowledgeable.

My wife and I stayed here for 8 days and this hotel is very, very good for the price. It's on the North Side of the Liffey a little bit away from the trendy bars and nightclubs on the South Side, but this is a plus. You'll meet the locals here and there are excellent pubs with live local music every night of the week nearby. You can get just about anywhere you want to go in 25 minutes walk max and most things are much closer. The concierge was very friendly and helpful in arranging our tours. The staff in the restaurant was warm and welcoming and the food was delicious. We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel because we thought it was too expensive (13 euro pp), but there are plenty of breakfast spots right outside. Room service was superfast. Highly recommended!

great location next to train station and public transportation. Nice clean room. My only problem with all the hotels in Ireland is tiny trash cans in the room, no ice machines on the floors and glass shower doors that drip water on the bathroom floor.

Amiens Street Dublin Dublin

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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


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.

Rooms


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.

Property features

Room options

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Premier Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for North Star Hotel

Everyone (3) Business (4) Couples (32) Family (13) Other (9) Friends (8)
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

4

great room for families

Families

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.

By on Sep 21, 2015

3

not a bad place

Couples

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

By on Sep 8, 2015

3

summer trip

Singles

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.

By on Aug 11, 2015

5

couple's tour of ireland

Couples

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!

By on Apr 16, 2015

4

ok, could be worse

Couples

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.

By on Apr 10, 2015

5

great experience

GetawayWithFriends

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.

By on Feb 10, 2015