Clifton Court Hotel

, Dublin, Ireland
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Clifton Court Hotel

, Dublin
2 star

Rooms: 30

11 Eden Quay - Dublin - D1 - Ireland Hotel Website | | 00 353 1 8743535
150 Traveller

Reviews - Clifton Court Hotel

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9/10
Great service & friendly staff
Submitted by: Abigail in 19/02/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
Perfectlocation for the city centre, saved a lot on taxi fares. Rooms were clean and the breakfast was very good. Very friendly staff - would definitely recommend this hotel!.
9/10
Fab Fab Fab Fab
Submitted by: Stuart Blaik in 04/02/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
What a wonderfull hotel. the facilities were as you would expect for a high class city center hotel. There were activites for all and the staff were full of fun giving a warm irish welcome during are stay. The rooms were spacious and impeciably clean with a great power shower.
A must for all.
9/10
Superb!
Submitted by: Tammy in 08/01/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: Germany
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Very friendly staff, rooms were comfortable, breakfast was delicious and the bar had live music every night...great!
8/10
Lovely
Submitted by: Amy in 13/11/06
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Great hotel, great location, friendly helpful accomdating staff, lovely breakfast, nice facilities, great live entertainment. Please do not be put off by the location.
6/10
Very Pleased
Submitted by: Margaret in 11/10/06
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
Great location lovely breakfast, friendly staff enjoyed our stay nice to have entertainment at night
1/10
Avoid at all costs!
Submitted by: Caroline in 25/05/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
This must be the worst "hotel" in Dublin. The rooms were dirty, smelly, cold and half the facilities did not work.

The en-suite was only just big enough to get into, the shower cubicle was tiny and you could not sit on the toilet unless it was sideways!

Although it is located on the Liffey it is also above a nightclub and two doors away from a topless bar!

Stay away from this place and try one of the better and still reasonably priced hotels.
7/10
Good accomadation
Submitted by: Heather in 23/03/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Special Interest/Event
The staff are helpful and the room was clean and comfortable. Will stay there again and recommend it highly.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Clifton Court Hotel

Avoid at all costs!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Ignore ther website, you'd get more accurate information from all of the negative reports written here. The place is a disgrace ! The rooms are disgusting and were so bad we couldn't bring ourselves to sleep in it!
Nothing about the hotel has been refurbished, this is a PIT not a hotel.
The staff were arrogant, menacing and clearly used to taking complaints, the manager was unhelpful and condescending, all in all an experience I never want to repeat. The "bathroom" door would not open , until 15 stone of "security" virtually pulled the handle off trying to wrench it open, he was was not interested in resolving the other problems with the room. ie, 4 coat hangers in a double wardrobe (mucky inadequate cupboard), a light fitting hanging from the wall, apparently that was someone elses responsibility.

The small broken window looked out onto a pile of cigarette butts and a load of extraction vents

I couldn't believe the place. We cancelled the booking left and got the next flight home the following morning having spent the night in a clean and comfortable travel lodge at the airport.

This place runined my weekend and I will never even contemplate using this "hotel" again and if you've got any sense don't book it, way overpriced and completely misdescribed on their website.

A V O I D A T A L L C O S T S !

t book it......

from ChubbyArse
The first room we were given was on the 4th floor (308), and was a foot wider than the tiny double bed. One side was against the wall, and you had to climb off of the end of the bed! The en-suite was the width of a shower, and there was absolutely no room for manuvoer. THe television had no remote and the minus button was missing, meaning you couldn't turn down the volume etc. Most of the drawers on the table and the bedside table were nailed shut. It had one window overlooking the back of the hotel and there was an office block opposite which coud see right in.

We complained and the receptionist moved us to another room on the 1st floor (101). This room wasn't much bigger, but at least we could walk down either side to get in/out. The bed was only just a double, unfortunately we didn't measure it, but it must have only been four foot in width (similar to the previous room). We could tell it was non-standard as there was a headboard nailed to the wall which was a foot bigger!!! The en-suite was bigger but had a bloacked out window and it smelt of drying laundry, as it was obviously near the laundry room. The room didn't have a window as such either, more like a laundry chute with a skylight at the top.

Both of the en-suites we had, had wall fixtures (soap dispenser, toilet paper dispenser) which were once attached to the wall, but now just led on the sink and toilet respectively.

We stayed during the week, so we didn't hear any nightclub noise (but that is probably different at the weekend), however in the morning all we could hear were staff coming and going and slamming doors.

Breakfast was OK, and the staff polite, but nothing can detract from the overall state of the "Hotel". We have been left with a stale taste in our mouths, and our "Hotel" experience has let Dublin down and it was ultimately far less enjoyable than similar trips we've been on to Limerick and Belfast.

Get a Grip!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I found Clifton Court on the internet . . the photo of the hotel and the descriptions lead you to believe one thing but be prepared for another! No one told me they didn't have a "lift", but I could get over that, just a warning the staircases are SO narrow you have to walk sideways with your luggage. I was told that the rooms had recently been refurbished - I am still trying to figure our what was done to improve those tired, dirty, nasty rooms! I was also told that hairdryers were in every room - come to find out that was not true. The first room they gave us had no hairdryer, a broken window, and bed that reminded you of the one on the I Love Lucy episode when Ethel had to tie Fred to the bed rail so they wouldn't end up piled on top of each other in the center of the bed. When I asked where the hairdryer was the employee at the front desk said that room didn't have one but I could use the room next door for one morning to use their hair dryer . . .after that I would not have a hair dryer to use. The second room they assigned to us was one floor up, but it actually took two flights of stairs, down a long hallway (through the cigarette smoke) and down four more stairs . . .it had a hair dryer but was SO small!!! We ended up finding other accomodations - better location, better room and ended up paying less money . . . go figure!!!

Right price!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed in Clifton Court with my boyfriend in 12/2004. I was worried about the reviews I read from Tripadvisor, but the hotel was nice. Yes, the bar downstairs is noisy and the room a little bit shabby. BUT. The location is excellent; you can walk everywhere. And we solved the problem with the noisy bar simply by not going to sleep so early. And I really appreciated that the adjustable heater in the room worked. (In my previous stay in Ireland the heater in the hotel in Cork did not work and that wasn't funny at all)

So if you go to Dublin to have fun in the pubs and to drink some Guinness I highly recommend this hotel. Hotel room is only for sleeping few hours after partying all night, isn't it.

I have been in Clifton Hotel and I am going again....

from marybbloom
As everything in life whether you like the Clifton Court Hotel or not depends on who you are and what your expectations are. Me and my husband enjoyed being there because of all the pro mentioned here and also because of the irish cheerful atmosphere in the Lanigans pub downstairs that makes you feel you have landed straight into the Irish element. I don't care for luxury clean and anonymous hotels that could be anywhere in the world. So now we are going again o Dublin in March and reserved it for 2 nights - I hope I will not be disappointed this time :-)

Do NOT even consider staying here!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I am astounded that there are positive reviews posted for this place! The description of the 'hotel' on their website borders on the fraudulently inaccurate, and the negative reviews posted here are spot on. For the money, the least you should expect is clean, comfortable accomodation; what you get is a flea pit above a nightclub with no soundproofing. If you're in Dublin to party until the early hours then this would be the place for you, except that you might as well save yourself £50 and book one of the hostels instead....
The staff are indeed friendly & helpful, I have a feeling that they are accustomed to dealing with unresolvable complaints from almost everyone who stays here! The owners of this property are clearly running a nightclub which happens to have a few sadly neglected rooms above it which they might as well try & do something with. Great location & views from some rooms, but all in all an absolute disgrace which can only harm the image and reputation of this great city for anyone unfortunate enough to stay here.

So bad it is funny!

from A TripAdvisor Member
All the negative comments writen for this hotel so far are perfectly true. The rooms are small, yellow with a faint wiff of cigarettes. They are generally dirty - there was a large piece of what looked like snot on the side of the basin. The TV remotes, once you have walked up and down 4 flights of stairs to get them from reception, do not work. You can only faintly hear the cosmopolitan bar from the 4th floor but don't worry because the residents bar, which opens at 11pm, will keep you entertained until at least 4am.

The staff are generally friendly in a desperate way that would indicate that they are trying to compensate for all that negative energy that must be thrown their way day after day when bleary eyed guests stagger down stairs to check out and complain.

The lady on reception viewed me with great suspision when I came down to talk to her at half 11. She perked up no end when she realised that I was not going to complain about the noise (my friend had just done that) and that all I wanted was the TV remote. I refer the reader to my first paragraph.

She also took it in her stride when I mentioned the fact that the radiator in the room did not work and that the other very helpful gentleman had been unable to fix it with a pair of pliers earlier in the day. An electric heater was later produced for our comfort........... It did not work.

Faulty Towers eat your heart out.

You have been Warned

from A TripAdvisor Member
For what you pay this hotel is the pits. The rooms are tiny and I mean tiny with a small shower room - no bath. The bed was small and very uncomfortable. For just a few euros more you could go to the likes of the Aston Hotel which is great and is the Ritz in comparison. The Clifton hotel is centrally located however is right next door to the Salvation Army Shelter so there is a lot of drunks hanging around. If you have booked and are reading this just cancel and get somewhere else unless you like staying in a tiny yellow room with a lumpy bed and building noise if you are situated at the back - from 7am in the morning. One positive note is the staff member was very helpful and found us alternative accommodation - Aston Hotel.

The Ritz...I Think Not

from GlobetrotterSue
The hotel website is in urgent need of review - the only thing refurbished is "Lanigans" traditional bar which is now the swish and nocternal "Metropolitan" bar and nightclub. No mention of this on website. On arrival the receptionist over emphasised the nightclub presence to the point where we were terrified of what was to come. She managed to make us feel stupid for not knowing it was there and therefore booking somewhere else, we hadn't voiced concerns and I think I aged 20 years during this 5 minute exchange!
By 2am we took her point and as they say, if you can't beat them...
Breakast was the worst I have had in Ireland and we didn't bother after the first morning prefering to try to get a little shuteye in anticipation of the night ahead!
The rooms are basic and compact - ok as a crash pad but poor if you expect comfort of any kind.
Staff friendly and polite.
One concern is that the pub has an upstairs area. There is a door which leads from here directly into the hotel and therefore potential access to rooms. ..
Overall we had a great time in Dublin, it really is a fantastic place. If you have the money I would suggest you go further upmarket and enhance your stay with the aid of sleep!

Ab Fab

from A TripAdvisor Member
Fab - we booked hotel for a friends 40th saw the comments here and had our doubts but we shouldn't have - we really couldn't fault the hotel. Recently refurbished and spotless, staff could not have been friendlier or more obliging. 10/10 I'll definitely be back.

Top Local Tips for Dublin

Take the bus. I would recommend using public transportation. The bus system is very easy to use and the bus drivers are very helpful in finding the right bus you need. Also the locals are very helpful as well in trying to navigate the bus system.

proper irish if like us you were looking for the proper irish culture pubs you need to venture into the smaller back streets.temple bar is a street with many great pubs on but they are very english and very busy but on saying that still great fun.

DUBLIN Bus 747 from Dublin airport to the city center, bus station. Direct bus, 6 euros per person. Dublin is not cheap at all, a normal dinner is very expensive. Had dinner in the Terrace Restaurant, which belongs to the Temple Bar Hotel, in Temple Bar. There was a menu blackboard in the entrance of the Hotel. Cheaper and best quality than other restaurants in the area. There are also lots of fast food restaurants in the area. Irish stew, beef of ireland, and Guinness casserole seem to be the same ! so just try one and you will have tried all them. Carroll's seem to be the cheapest gift store in the city center. You can find several . Temple bar is a good area for nightlife. There are nice pubs with irish music and dance.

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  • Address: 11 Eden Quay - Dublin - D1 - Ireland
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