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The Bonnington Dublin

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When we checked -in we found out that our room has no air condition. After complaining they move us one floor above where there is no elevator service. We have to drag our suitcases to get to our room and getting there and coming out was confusing, you could easily miss the stairs. It was a bit pricey.

This is a large, older hotel with a very good pub but in need of upgrade. Live music in the pub on the Saturday night we checked in. The singer was really good and the pub was lively and fun with an excellent choice of cold beers on tap. The bathrooms were clean but older. On the plus side, our room did have in-room controlled AC but it took a while to cool the room down. Carpets throughout the place need replacement as they look old and worn in some areas. Had to pay full payment on check-in. Not a problem for us but I saw one traveler who was upset about this. Set back off of a main road with close bus stops for travel by bus to City Center in one direction or the Dublin Airport and Bus depot in the other. Not close to city center but on a good bus route for access to city center or airport. Get a bus schedule when you get there. Bus drivers will help.

Very nice hotel with a friendly staff and clean rooms. Very convenient due to the proximity of the airport, highly recommend.

Have stayed here many times as I like the location of Regency Hotel ideally situated between city centre and Dublin Airport..If you can get a room in new part of hotel much more comfortable..the leisure center is great to unwind and free for guests. The hotel food is not good better off trying places nearby.Overall enjoyable stay

Nice and clean. Perfect for a couple of days in Dublin. Not so far from centre and good Spa.

If you have a layover it's a great space. The location and view is wonderful. The room is perfectly nice and you get what you pay for. Wish the bed was not so stiff but that's honestly my only complaint. Great place.

Very nice! Comfortable distance to City Center and transportation.

We only reqlly stayed for a day, the room was a typical "hotel" room, two beds an old television, the rpom didnt really have a view, but it was good for only 50usd a night. The buildin is old and needs some repairs but overal an average hotel in an old classical building. Onething is its distance from city centre but transportation is avaliable.

This was dreadful. We re-booked the third day and spent $1000 more NOT to be there. Absolutely noisy...far away from town center (and a bus strike) Broken furniture. Overall feeling of not clean. View from room was dreadful, peeling and dirty stucco rail with litter on landing. Did I say NOISY--you can literally hear normal conversations and foodsteps in next room....

There was nothing good about this hotel. We were extremely surprised that it was a Resency. When we tried to walk down the main stairway to the lobby, we could not see. At 9:00 PM, we had to find the light switch to turn the lights on. Most of the bulbs were out anyway. We went to the restaurant to get dinner. We were not waited on for 45 minutes. No one asked if we wanted a drink or gave us a menu. Finally a waiter came with a dish of French fries. He said we ordered them. I'm sure they were ordered by the people that got fed up and left. We know they were serving food, because we saw them walking away from the kitchen. We left and walked down the block for dinner. Then the next morning at breakfast, they seemed to be annoyed that we were even there. Good thing it was a buffet. They were too busy getting ready for a tour bus. I think that was the same problem with dinner. Oh, and when it rained the night we were there, the room leaked!

Nice staff, good location, clean and comfortable for our trip to the airport early in the morning.

Very good location if you are flying in on a short trip. The location is perfectly situated between airport and city. Public transport is really easy and the drivers are helpful. Staff was very pleasant and they allowed for an early check in (HUGE plus!!!). The hotel is super charming with a great pool and hot tub which should be open later. This was a big amenity for me so check times of operation if it's important. The rooms were nice but the wallpaper, carpet, bed, and bedding needs updating. The bedding at the least would be a cheap and easy way to make the room a lot better, but I'm a traveler who often stays at hostels and pays more than this overall great place. The bar is really nice and usually quite full with decent bar food and reasonable prices. Buffet breakfast was also a good deal. I would highly re omens this place to someone who likes a good value, great amenities and are NOT fussy about updated and pristine rooms.

Having stayed before (twice) things have gone downhill. Did not have room when I arrived, had to wait hour. Did not get room as booked. It was cold and heat was not turned on until 8PM. Window was open one day and it was really cold. Was told they would send a spaceheater up but it did not arrive until next day. Won't be staying here again.

We picked this hotel not knowing anyting about it except that it was an old building in a good location for what we wanted. The rooms were clean but the windows were in need of repair or replacing. The service to the rooms and responds to our needs was very prompt and done with curtesy. I do not see taking children there, there is nothing for them.

Good value fort he money and the Hotel bar was a real blast......

Found the staff very welcoming and allowed me to check in early after a transatlantic flight. I noticed my room had new carpeting was bright and surprisingly bigger than I expected. The location is great ten minute bus ride from Dublin Airport and the town centre, Also there are many varied restaurants and pubs you can walk to locally which is a huge plus!! I had lunch at the hotel restaurant very pricey skip it and the pub is dated could do with a makeover.

Looked a lot more upscale than it was. Hot water didn't work, blow dryer didn't work, restaurant was closed for a tour group making the bar area packed with 2 servers. Food was very average at best. Credit card machine didn't work so we charged to the room. [...] We stayed in hostels the entire trip except that night and I have to say the hostels were much nicer and better equipped than this hotel. I travel quit a bit and have never been so disappointed.

Good location, helpful staff.

they charge for everything! shuttle to the airport gets charged! local phone calls get charged! check-in early gets charged! great place to stay but be ready to pay for things that one is normally used to getting for free!

It was our first time in Ireland, and the cleanliness of the hotel added to the great experience. Also included was a pool, fitness center, sauna, and steam room!

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Guest reviews for The Bonnington Dublin

Everyone (2) Business (1) Couples (9) Family (5) Other (3) Friends (4)
2

elevator does not reach the fifth floor.

Everyone

When we checked -in we found out that our room has no air condition. After complaining they move us one floor above where there is no elevator service. We have to drag our suitcases to get to our room and getting there and coming out was confusing, you could easily miss the stairs. It was a bit pricey.

By , from Chicago,Illinois on Oct 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 6, 2017

Dear JoJo Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Unfortunately only our Exective rooms have Individual Heating/Air controls. We are currently in the process of installing a list which gives access to our fifth Floor, but at the moment it is necessary to take 1 flight of stairs

4

large, older hotel

Everyone

This is a large, older hotel with a very good pub but in need of upgrade. Live music in the pub on the Saturday night we checked in. The singer was really good and the pub was lively and fun with an excellent choice of cold beers on tap. The bathrooms were clean but older. On the plus side, our room did have in-room controlled AC but it took a while to cool the room down. Carpets throughout the place need replacement as they look old and worn in some areas. Had to pay full payment on check-in. Not a problem for us but I saw one traveler who was upset about this. Set back off of a main road with close bus stops for travel by bus to City Center in one direction or the Dublin Airport and Bus depot in the other. Not close to city center but on a good bus route for access to city center or airport. Get a bus schedule when you get there. Bus drivers will help.

By , from New York on Jul 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 1, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.

4

family tree

Families

Very nice hotel with a friendly staff and clean rooms. Very convenient due to the proximity of the airport, highly recommend.

By on Jun 26, 2015

4

ideal for airport

Singles

Have stayed here many times as I like the location of Regency Hotel ideally situated between city centre and Dublin Airport..If you can get a room in new part of hotel much more comfortable..the leisure center is great to unwind and free for guests. The hotel food is not good better off trying places nearby.Overall enjoyable stay

By on Mar 13, 2015

3

nice airport hotel

GetawayWithFriends

Nice and clean. Perfect for a couple of days in Dublin. Not so far from centre and good Spa.

By on Feb 11, 2015

4

layover relief

BusinessTravelers

If you have a layover it's a great space. The location and view is wonderful. The room is perfectly nice and you get what you pay for. Wish the bed was not so stiff but that's honestly my only complaint. Great place.

By on Jun 27, 2014

4

vacation

Singles

Very nice! Comfortable distance to City Center and transportation.

By on Apr 4, 2014

3

a good deal

Families

We only reqlly stayed for a day, the room was a typical "hotel" room, two beds an old television, the rpom didnt really have a view, but it was good for only 50usd a night. The buildin is old and needs some repairs but overal an average hotel in an old classical building. Onething is its distance from city centre but transportation is avaliable.

By on Mar 29, 2014

1

try to find different accommodations

GetawayWithFriends

This was dreadful. We re-booked the third day and spent $1000 more NOT to be there. Absolutely noisy...far away from town center (and a bus strike) Broken furniture. Overall feeling of not clean. View from room was dreadful, peeling and dirty stucco rail with litter on landing. Did I say NOISY--you can literally hear normal conversations and foodsteps in next room....

By on Aug 10, 2013

1

terrible

Couples

There was nothing good about this hotel. We were extremely surprised that it was a Resency. When we tried to walk down the main stairway to the lobby, we could not see. At 9:00 PM, we had to find the light switch to turn the lights on. Most of the bulbs were out anyway. We went to the restaurant to get dinner. We were not waited on for 45 minutes. No one asked if we wanted a drink or gave us a menu. Finally a waiter came with a dish of French fries. He said we ordered them. I'm sure they were ordered by the people that got fed up and left. We know they were serving food, because we saw them walking away from the kitchen. We left and walked down the block for dinner. Then the next morning at breakfast, they seemed to be annoyed that we were even there. Good thing it was a buffet. They were too busy getting ready for a tour bus. I think that was the same problem with dinner. Oh, and when it rained the night we were there, the room leaked!

By on Apr 28, 2013