Blooms Hotel

, Dublin, Ireland
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Blooms Hotel

, Dublin
3 star

Rooms: 86

Anglesea Street - Dublin - 2 - Ireland Hotel Website | | 016715622
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2/10
Not worth the money!!
Submitted by: Rachel in 14/09/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Stag/Hen Party
Staff were very friendly, breakfast was OK, excellent location. However, the rooms were very old, TV did not work and we had to dangle the ariel outstide the window, no tea making facilities, beds very old and creaky, do not stay here if you want a quiet relaxing break as this has a nightclub underneath the hotel and is very noisy come closing times. Rooms were very basis and bathroom dirty. We stayed for 2 nights and did not get our sheets or towels changed. There was an awful stain on the ceiling of one of our rooms which looked like someone had thrown a pizza at it and left a sticky red blob mark. Staff were helping and gave us a small reduction becuase of the problems but I would definitely not visit this hotel again due to it being so old and dirty
1/10
Valentine weekend break
Submitted by: Paul in 13/02/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
This hotel has a good location but our room was next to the air conditioning units and the noise was unbearable! The heat was turned up so it made it impossible to sleep and the bathroom was mouldy and old. The towels also looked old and in need of replacing. The room had no tea/coffee making facilities and didn't even have a chair. The bed was old and needed replacing.

As far as the hotel goes the television and two plug sockets did not work, we asked to change rooms but none where available until the night we were leaving. Although the staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast nice I would not stay here again. The rooms were not cleaned; there was rubbish under my bed. Also the light over one of the beds blue up when I turned it on. As you can see this hotel is a dump. Staff at the hotel were not very friendly, on the night I got back to hotel they let me in but refused my wife and trying to explain to the porter it's my wife, he said no she couldn't come in without a key???

The Night Duty Manager (of Indian Decadency) is rude, argumentative and extremely unprofessional.
2/10
Surprisingly Disappointing
Submitted by: Andrew Foster in 03/05/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I was surprisingly disappointed with this excellently situated hotel, I believed this to be one of Dublins premier hotels but the interior of the building needs dragging into this century not stuck in the 1970's, bedrooms were smelly and fixtures and fittings didn't work, I would not stay at this place again even if it was free!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Blooms Hotel

Great location!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We enjoyed our stay at Blooms. The staff is friendly and helpful and sent us on many grand adventures, some tour, some just city bus. The rooms are clean. The Irish breakfast was great. It's located in Temple bar area and near the center of everything. The Vat House has great food, and entertainment. Just can't say enough about Blooms.

Great location

from MrsSenior2
My husband and I stayed at the Blooms for two nights over the last weekend in May '05 having booked it for it's location in the Temple Bar area of Dublin. We'd read the comments from previous guests about the noise levels and can whole-heartedly back these up! Although obviously not peak tourist season, we were lulled into a false sense of secuirty on Sunday evening as Club M was closed ... however, on Monday morning we were awoken by the draymen at 8.30 am delivering what sounded like a couple of hundred barrels of Guinness! The constant 'hum' of the airconditioning units outside (even though we were on the 3rd floor) could also have kept us awake had we not had an exhausting day sightseeing! There were one or two hen parties obviously rolling back in at around 3am, but nothing major, however on Monday evening the boom boom of the bass coming from the Club could clearly be heard! I found myself singing myself to sleep!! The VAT Bar on the ground floor, however, serves up decent portions of food and you can go along and listen to the traditional Irish bands while you enjoy your pint of Guinness (although I can also recommend Kilkenny!)

The room itself was clean if not ready for a bit of a makeover [the edges of the carpets were a little frayed and the tv didn't work; there was also no hospitality tray]. The bathroom however, was spotless and the towels and bedlinen lovely and fresh (spread over two single-beds pushed together - beware!!).

Breakfast is self-service with plenty of choice - from yogurts, fruit and juices to toast, scones, croissants and cereals to the full fry-up (including black pudding if it takes your fancy).

The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful and our checking in/out process was smooth and completely hassle-free, they even offered to call us a taxi for the airport when we left.

Location-wise, this hotel is perfect for all the sights - a couple of decent restaurants just along Angelsea Street although for all the hype I thought the Oliver St John Gogarty was a little overrated (although the food was good and so was the live Irish music, it's not a place for a "romantic meal" - however, the Gaelic Steak followed by cheesecake with fresh strawberries and Baileys can be recommended!).

If you like Italian food - go around to La Gondola, a tiny italian restaurant on the corner of Adsill's Row/Crampton Quay for very reasonably priced food and a cosy atmosphere.

Also good value for money was the Dublin tour bus (the red or the bright yellow & green buses) which for about 14 Euros takes you on an entertaining tour around all the key sights in the city (good for getting your bearings) and leaves/drops off from O'Connell St up by the GPO and you can "hop on/hop off" at various points around the route.

The Guinness Storehouse is a must - take plenty of cash for your retail therapy in the superstore on the ground floor - all kinds of Guinness memorabilia is on sale, from t-shirts/baseball caps, to chocolate, flip-flops, golf accessories, ties and even Guinness flavoured chocolate bars!

Getting to and from the airport can either be done by taxi or on the Airlink bus no. 747 from O' Connell St, which is 5 Euros each way per adult (although not to be recommended if you're in a rush - or during rush-hour!).

All in all, a great couple of days - I'm ready for another holiday to recover!

Excellent location and value for money!

from MKG79
I have just returned from my second trip to the Temple Bar area of Dublin and on both ocassions I have stayed at Blooms. I have always been very satisfied with both quality and value for money. The rooms are basic but very clean and tidy. We stay B&B and breakfast is always plentiful with lots of options from fully fry-up to fruit and yoghurts. VAT bar is really welcoming and very popular with locals and visitors, with a good bar menu (although there are a million other places within a stones throw of the hotel). Blooms is ideally situated for those looking to experience the exciting nightlife in Temple Bar. And I have to say the noise disruption in our room really was minimal considering it's location. All in all I'd would recommend - I will definately be returning on my next trip.

Think this one over!

from Nandy61
Just got back from a Martin Luther King Day weekend in Dublin. Decided to stay at Bloom's because of its central location and great winter rates. However, I should've heeded the warnings on this site in regards to the noise!! Bloom's is in the heart of Temple Bar, making it a snap to get to and from the airport, esp. on the Aircoach bus, dropping you right at St Stephen's Green (3 min. walk) Being so central means that all the sights are literally at your doorsteps, as are all the pubs and clubs. Having said that, all of these pubs and clubs empty out onto the street right below you at 2:30AM! I had a room on the 4th floor in the back, and after the "boom, boom" of the tecno-beat from the nightclub in the basement finally stopped (you can hear it right up into the room) and you think you will get some sleep, then the racket from all the partiers cranks up on the streets below and does not subside until 4:00am or so. And I'm no fuddy-dud; I got in myself at 2:15 am or so; I just like to be able to get some sleep when I do hit the pillow. So my suggestion would be to really tie-one-on so that you pass out when you hit the bed, or stay somewhere else. I cannot imagine what this place is like in the summertime when the streets are even more full and the hotel is more booked!

Good location, great food and entertainment in Vat bar.

from Traveller068
Just returned from Dublin, stayed at Blooms hotel and would recommend it to anyone wishing for a central location for shopping, sight seeing and the nightlife of Dublin. Staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Hotel room was adequate for our needs and provided a Queensize bed and bathroom facilities and was quiet (in the front of the hotel). Breakfast in the restaurant was very good lots to choose from, and meals in the Vat bar were good (large portions). Irish music every night in the bar and the nightclub (free to hotel guests) was great fun!!

Dont give credit card details

from EMGBelfast
We booked 2 nights and gave credit card details. Then rang and cancelled one night, as we were staying only one night. The next year they charged our credit card for the other cancelled night! Managers I spoke to were very rude. I had to get proof that the phone call was made to cancel, and he sent back an off hand, not apologetic letter - they never heard of customer service. If you do have to stay here try not to give your credit card details, you don't know what and when they will start to charge to your card.

liked the area not the view

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just got back from Dublin and we stayed at Blooms.Dissapointed with the rooms due to them being at the back of the Hotel and the noise from the air conditioning units that serve office blocks is really bad although on a night they do shut down.My son had no heating in his room as radiator was broke.I think the rooms could do with updating a little although ours was clean.The irish breakfast was excellent and the vat bar in the hotel was good with live irish music most nights. If i go back to Dublin i would stay at Blooms again because of the location but would ask for a room at the front or side of the Hotel.
14th October 2004

False advertising

from A TripAdvisor Member
There is no room service as falsely quoted on the web site. You can not order room service breakfast on the cards hanging on the inside of the room doors as quoted in the room Hotel Service Guide for an extra 3 euros, as there are no cards. There are no Tea / Coffee making facilities in the rooms. The lamp shades are filthy, thickly covered in dust and human hair (from all bodily areas.) The towels are of poor quality. The Night Duty Manager (of Indian Descendency) is rude, argumentative and extremely unproffesional. The main Reception smells. This Hotel clearly breaks the trade descriptions act 1968.

Fantastic Value

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just got back from the Blooms Hotel, this was an excellant value for money hotel, the staff were friendly, the hotel bar was great! even on a Saturday night you could go and get a drink without it being too packed and they had good music playing too. The only thing I could pick fault on was that our room overlooked the generators that stayed on all the time - so request a quiet room. All in all a great choice and I would stay there again!!

Good value in ceter Temple Bar

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is the hotel, right for you who loves bars and Guinness Beer. Good room and food. Close to Trinity Collage and the River of Liffy

Top Local Tips for Dublin

When in Dublin, stay downtown You can easily walk to all the major sights in Dublin. If you're only in town for a few days, stay in City Centre... it is easy to walk to almost everything you'd like to see.

good restaurant We ate in Temple Bar at a restaurant called "From Mexico to Rome" the food was lovely, good value and they have an early bird option before 7pm which is very cheap at 11Euros for two courses.

To/From City Centre Get the Aircoach - reliable & efficient.

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  • Address: Anglesea Street - Dublin - 2 - Ireland
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