Davenport Hotel

, Dublin, Ireland
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Davenport Hotel

, Dublin
4 star

Rooms: 115

Merrion Square - Dublin - 2 - Ireland | 1 6073500
368 Traveller

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Very solid 4 star hotel

from Mike_N_Atlanta
Pros: Very nice bar and sitting area downstairs, very intimate and cozy. Very friendly and helpful staff. Large room by European standards, with armoir, desk, iron and ironing board, large bathroom with toiletries and a heated mirror. Everything was very clean, and I'm picky about that.

Great location - across the street from Merrion Park, a block to Trinity College, a couple blocks to St. Stephens Green, and about a 5-10 minute walk to Temple Bar. Area is very quiet at night, some traffic during the day although its not as bad as the area around Temple Bar and the Quays (Dublin is jammed with traffic). Self parking in a secure garage a block down the street is free, valet is also available for 10 Euros.

Cons: Missing a mini-bar in the room, a decent fan in the bathroom and top notch furnishings. The only thing that keeps me from giving 5 stars though was the mattress. It was comfortable and I slept like a rock, but it wasn't particularily new and seemed to have a bit of an indentation toward the middle (I noticed the same thing at The Alexander, same ownership, across the street). The furniture was nicer than at the Alexander, above average overall, but the room was a bit smaller. Breakfast was good, better than at the Alexander, but still overpriced at 13.5 Euro, unless you're a big eater.

Summary: Definitely worth it for up to about 170 Euro a night, depending on the dates you stay. After that, you may want to shop around and compare. Internet saver fares (prepay only) on the O'Callaghan website of Euro 110 are a steal if available.

Compares favorably with The Alexander (across the street and run by the same company). The main difference being that The Alexander has a bit more of an impressive lobby and common area - maybe slightly better for business, and slightly larger rooms. The Davenport may be a tad bit older, have a tad bit smaller rooms, and be a tad bit noiser due to location and set up of the building and rooms, but it has more character and is a bit more intimate. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again if the rates were decent.

Almost Fault-free

from FearnanGleann
This was definitely one of our better experiences of Dublin hotels!

The hotel has a terrific location for the city centre and is also within walking distance of Lansdowne Road Rugby Stadium which was the purpose of our visit!

The front entrance looks good and the front hall is large clean and welcoming. The bedroom was excellent - spacious, clean nicely furnished and with good (adjustable) temperature controls. Staff of all levels were among the most helpful and friendly that I have ever encountered. We were only staying one night and wanted to eat at a particular restaurant so I can only comment on breakfast. The food quality and variety were excellent.

So why only "Almost fault-free"? Three things:

Despite my comments on breakfast I felt that it was way too expensive at almost 15 Euros.

The hotel parking is too far away and quite difficult to find.

On one side of the hotel there is a bar. Due to the smoking ban, it is now quite common for bars to have a small terrace which accommodates smokers. The noise from the terrace at this bar went on quite late and despite the fact that our window was closed we could still hear it.

Despite these minor complains, I would stay again - just not on the side of the building that adjoins Fenian Street!!

Overall my wife was most impressed as my hotel picking has been known to leave a little to be desired from time to time!! (This time I got it right which helped her cope with the disappointment of her brothers team losing their rugby match).

Stay at the Davenport - you'll love it. Oh and by the way, book direct on their own web site. We got our room at 50% discount - on a Saturday night!

Loved it!

from lilybeeGlasgow
A wonderful hotel that's luxurious but not pretentious or arty. Very friendly professional service and all the amenities. It's conveniently located, but not *too* central - so no worries about noise or lights.

One of the airport coaches stops just steps away from the door - another plus.

Highly recommended!

Excellent location

from Topbanana3
Excellent for seeing all the sights of Dublin. Good clean rooms with good showers. Restaurant was very good in the evening although staff seemed a little slow in replenishing items at breakfast. Fairly friendly staff.

Great hotel in great setting

from Diro
My sister and I stayed one night in the Davenport on 8th March. The setting was amazingly convenient to everything and the staff were most helpful in pointing out the amenities at the hotel and in the area. We had a really great deal which did not include breakfast so I can' t comment on the food, but the room was fabulous for the price. I will definately be staying at this hotel on my next trip to Dublin.

A solid choice

from jptravel
We just returned from Dublin where we stayed at the Davenport for 5 days. The location is great- in walking distance to just about everything- Grafton Street is a 5-10 min stroll away with the National Gallery around the corner. While certainly not the hippest hotel around, the decor was warm and inviting, the staff was very accomidating and the rooms, which vary in size, were all large by european standards and had very spacious bathrooms. The breakfast buffet was a nice way to start each day and the bar was the perfect place to have afternoon tea or a drink. The hotel was full when we were there, but you never heard a sound in the hall and the public spaces were never crowded. I would definitely recommend the Davenport to anyone looking for a well-located, comfortable hotel. My one complaint is the wake-up call system. There is no clock in the room, and instead of the phone ringing, the TV turns on at low volume. You must specify a phone call and hope for the best!

Great Hotel

from mcd63
Our room at the Davenport was large by European standards. Common areas and room were well decorated. Only had the breakfast buffet which was decent and never made it to the bar. About a 15 minute walk to Temple Bar area...close enough.

I would definitely recommend and would stay there again. Last time in Dublin, I stayed at The Shelbourne which was also very nice, but the rooms here were much larger and also quieter.

Ideal Location and very friendly Atmosphere

from Hope4Sun
The hotel is ideally located just around the corner from Trinity College and the shopping and Temple Bar area. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, checkin was very fast.

The breakfast buffet selection is varied and very good the lounge/bar has a great and lively atmosphere. The room was very spacious and clean, very well equiped and a nice bright bathroom.

Would higly recommend staying here and will again i'm sure, the Air Bus stop is just around the corner from the Air Port as well so save on the Taxi fares and take the bus.

Wonderful hotel - highly recommended

from Todd_Whitehurst
My family and I stayed here at the end of November 2004 for 2 nights. This hotel was wonderful. Our room was clean, well-decorated, and pretty good-sized. We got a reasonable rate (119) at ----. I really liked this hotel, and I would definitely stay there again. The staff was very helpful in trying to find us a play to attend, and they even called a few theaters on our behalf to try to obtain tickets. The lobby and common areas were very tastefully decorated.

The location is pretty good, very close to Trinity College but a bit of a hike to Temple Bar and the shopping areas. However, it is a very safe area, and we did walk everywhere.

We arranged for a babysitter ahead of time with the hotel staff, and we indeed had a wonderful babysitter each night. Both of them worked in the hotel on other nights, so they were very familiar with the staff, and they took our daughter on a tour of the hotel, which she loved.

Davenport is fab!

from dofter
Very glad to have stayed here. Comfy (and big) beds, good location, and reasonable price when booked on-line. If you're going to Dublin, stay here!

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  • Address: Merrion Square - Dublin - 2 - Ireland
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