Burlington Hotel

, Dublin, Ireland
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Burlington Hotel

, Dublin
4 star

Rooms: 500

Sussex Road - Dublin - 4 - Ireland Hotel Website | | +353 (1) 6185600
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8/10
Great Stay!
Submitted by: Veronica in 27/07/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Spain
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Stayed in the Burlington Hotel last weekend and must say that we had a really great time. As we know neither Dublin, nor the Dublin hotels, it was more of a lucky guess. First impression wasn't the best, as the hotel looks very massive and grey from the outside. But just after entering the lobby we were impressed with the beautiful interior of the place, especially the size and the amount of bars and restaurants that they have there. Unfortunately we didn't try them all (well pubs in Dublin are too tempting and we didn't really stay in the hotel bars). However, the breakfast that we had on Saturday morning in this gorgeous restaurant (I couldn't get my eyes of the ceiling) was just perfect. Great buffet with good choice of cereals, cheese, ham, and different delicious sorts of bread really made our day! Above all we were thrilled with the staff. A smiling face at the reception welcomed us on Friday afternoon, very nice housekeeping girl helped us with our demands, and same in the lobby where we had a quick snack, we were looked after so well. So yes, perfect stay, great memories. Our room was also very nice, spacious and comfortable. Truly recommend this place to any one! And you must see the restaurant! Gorgeous!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Burlington Hotel

Very Disappointing

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here last weekend in an executive room. It was poor to say the least. Duvet had chocoloate stains on it and clearly had not been washed since the last guest. Room was grubby and did not smell great. Bathroom was also grubby. Plug in wash hand basin was broken, toilet handle was hanging off. Noise from adjoining rooms was incredible,wardrobe doors, drawers etc and in the middle of the night was woken by a very passionate couple next door. Breakfast at the Burlo has gone down, nice old man working in the Dining Hall called Tom was the only good thing about this overpriced one night break!

OK, but could do better!

from Just-We-Two-Wales
The hotel is situated on the fringes of Georgian Dublin. The attractions of this particular part of the city are a short walk away but the heart of the city and attractions north of the Liffey are between 40 and 50 minutes away, on foot, which in inclement weather means a taxi ride or public transport.

Accessibility from the airport was easy via the Aircoach (blue buses!) service which runs every 15 minutes and stops right outside the hotel. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes with other stops en route and costs 12 euros return, 7 euros single.

The hotel itself is a large modern building with its own car park on site. On entering the building, first impressions are good with a very large reception area/lounge/bar being very "ritzy-glitzy"! Staff were both friendly and helpful. There are approximately 500 rooms, some being "standard" and others "executive" - ours being the former on the 3rd floor.

The room itself reminded us of a typical British "Travel Inn" room by virtue of its layout and its facilities, which included: double bed, single armchair, desk and chair, satellite tv, open wardrobe space, tea/coffee making facilities, iron/ironing board, trouser press and hairdryer. The bathroom had washbasin, wc, bath with overhead shower and shower curtain. Toiletries and linen refreshed daily. The room was clean but we felt it was due for a "make-over"?

The hotel had extensive facilities for conferences, a large bar, dining room and a cabaret club, which we did not sample but seemed to be in keeping with the hotel's 4 star rating. If the number of guests staying at The Burlington when we were there was typical, then this is a very popular hotel indeed!

A very sad hotel

from CIARB
The Burlington is an appalling hotel. The rooms are smelly and grubby with the exception of rooms on the 6th / 7th floors (concierge level!) which are average and the newly refurbished rooms on the 4th floor which are excellent - which unfortunately make you realise how tatty the rest of the hotel is. The food is frightful. My advice - look elsewhere.

Food like factory canteen fare

from A TripAdvisor Member
My bedroom was disappointing, largely due to the grubby bathroom. However, my main issue with this hotel was the food. I ate 2 lunches in the bar and an evening meal in the main restaurant which were all very poor for a 4 star hotel. Meeting facilities were very good, but overall I do not believe this should be a 4 star hotel.

Only stayed one night (2004)

from A TripAdvisor Member
Only stayed one night at the Burlington but found it to be lovely. The room was very clean with a nice bathroom. The appointments in the room were not new but that added to the old world charm. The staff were very friendly and helpful and I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Dublin.

The Burlington is a wonderful Home Away from Home

from traveller523
I have stayed at The Burlington on four separate occasions in the past year and always look forward to returning. Last visit I was in one of the newly redone rooms. They are truly fabulous. Very minimalist, quite artistic. But the best thing abut the Burlington is the staff, especially the Irish staff. As in most hotels in large cities anywhere, the staff is increasingly international and sometimes this works, other times, it doesn't. Some of the non-Irish staff need training in Irish hospitality and warmth. The hotel is convenient to the City Center, but removed enough to be peaceful. Ask for a room away from the nightclub side (Annabel's) as it can get noisy when the club closes. And, if you should happen to be in Dublin on New Year's Eve, they have a terrific "Ball".

What a 4 star Joke

from Peter_Orkas
How on earth this hotel can have a 4 star rating is beyond me. Maybe it was valid some 40 years ago but certainly not today. The staff would rather be somewhere else and are very good at rolling their eyes when even asked a simple question asking if they had a newspaper I could read to check out the local cinema. The night bar staff were rude and the Gorillas at the dorr at night time made it seem more like a halfway house than a 4 star hotel. It is high time Dublin did a review of their staring system and put the likes of this hotel on the overpriced and overall shabby listings. Regards, Derek, New York

Very good and would recommend

from A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent hotel. Clean, good size room and bath. Staff was great. Food was good and reasonably priced. Highly recommend them.

First Class

from A TripAdvisor Member
What a fab hotel. Don't be fooled by the 'office block' appearance from the outside when you arrive but this hotel in magnificant. Pushing on a 5star easily. Rooms are a fair size and well equipped. Fantastic views if you are on the 3rd floor or above. Location not great but within walking distance of the centre. Aircoach stops right outside but make sure you get on the right one from the airport, there is one that takes you to 15 hotels before the Burlington!! Breakfast buffet extensive. Staff very friendly. Bar very lively and always full.

Absolutely Fabulous!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Burlington in the Concierge level for one week; it was absolutely wonderful. Delicious breakfasts with lox, a cappuccino maker, and such were available every morning and cocktail hour was fabulous. The rooms were perfect. The nightclub was incredible, and I was impressed by the level of security within the hotel after the nightclub let out. We had to give our name and room number, which was checked accordingly. It made me feel secure that a bunch of non-guests was not running around the hotel in the early hours.
When I go back to Dublin, I will be staying at the Burlington, hopefully on the Concierge level!

Top Local Tips for Dublin

Dobbin's Wine Bistro - a little hard to find, but well worth the effort It is tucked back in what is basically an alley called Stephen's Lane. 15 Stephen's Lane to be exact. Take your time to find it and you won't be disappointed. The Monk fish was excellent. Companions had the rack of lamb and the duck breast. Both were very nice.

Bus or cab From the shopping district the 46a is the bus to ride at a rate of 1.20 or a cab ride can be 7 euros. Both arrive at the door to the hotel.

Try the Camden Court in St Stephens Green I often stay in Dublin on business and have found the Camden Court to be the best hotel between Ballsbridge, St Stephens Green and the centre of town. Facilities are good, rooms are nice and best of all, it's a proper service from Irish people. They cannot help you enough, and I will stay here more in the future.

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  • Address: Sussex Road - Dublin - 4 - Ireland
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