Holiday Inn Dublin City Centre Hotel

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Holiday Inn Dublin City Centre Hotel

3 star

Rooms: 101

98 Pearse Street - Dublin - 2 - Ireland Hotel Website | | 016703666
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OK Hotel

from TravelingTracie
The Hotel is not quite so central, about 10 -15 mins walk into city centre.

The staff were ok - but not all could speak english.

We had one minor problem in the restaurant, a football match was on the big screen and the volume was too loud, we had to yell across the table at each other to be heard. We asked for the volume to be reduced a little and our request wasn't received too happily. We thought it was a family restaurant!

We would stay here again - the rooms were clean and comfortable and for Dublin I guess it was value for money.

the world is full of fussy people!

from ipsoss66
stayed here with my girlfriend for 3 nights, and i can say with all honesty it was just fine, i couldn't disagree more with some of the very negative reviews concerning this hotel. Firstly, its a holiday inn for --- sake!, what do you expect?, it is no better or worse than any other holiday inn i've stayed in, so i wouldn't hesitate to book it again (as a matter of fact, we have!). The walk into the centre which seems to concern so many people is just fine, I would suggest a walk past pearce st rail station, which then takes you past some lovely georgian streets, parliament buildings, art galleries, and brings you out at st stephens green. 10 minutes walk from hotel to grafton street maximum. As I said, if you want a reasonably priced stay, in a great city, i wouldn't discount this holiday inn, try it and make up your own mind!.

Fine, nothing special

from athtrasna
I have to start by saying that we chose the hotel specifically for its proximity to our friends house and not tourist attractions.

The story about all Holiday Inns having the same lay-out is either a myth or it just applies to the US as this was very different, but fine.

Room was large with an extra large king bed which was soooooooooo comfortable. Clean, with everything we needed. Alas it was street-side so we did have to cope with traffic noise from early morning, this is one of the busiest streets in Dublin.

Bathroom was decent size, however there were temperature regulation issues with the shower.

Lifts are small and slow. Breakfast was included in our rate and was fine. I don't think it would have been worth the price if you had to pay. We had dinner in the bar/restaurant and this was better quality than we expected, and not overpriced.

Overall the hotel is comfortable and clean. We'll go back.

Holiday Let me Inn

from MikeyBEssex
Booked this hotel for a one night stay with family during a week's driving holiday in Ireland because of it's "city centre" tag. Surprised to find it was someway down Pearse Street and because of this went around the one way system (at the top end of Pearse Street) more than times than I wanted.

Arrived at hotel to be given directions to parking around the corner and like a previous reviewer also had to wait an age before being let in, with the car blocking traffic as I had pulled up to the gates expecting them to open. After 10 minutes looking for non-existent buttons or camera sent one of the kids back to the hotel to get them to open. Very poor first impression.

Comfortable room, showing it's age but clean and tidy and whilst not the best room I have stayed in I had no complaints.

Spent a very long glouriously sunny day sightseeing and visiting family and decided to eat in hotel. Excellent quality, really enjoyed the meal but you pay the typical hotel prices. Then sat on the bar's outside balcony watching the world go by on Pearse Street. A very pleasant end to the day.

Location surprised me, not really city centre, but 15 minute walk to Trinity College and once you get your bearings it ceases to be a problem. The immediate location and surrounding areas initially gave me a little cause for concern but once settled did feel safe at all times and Pearse Street was very busy with cars and walkers until the early hours.

Would stay at this hotel again but have since returned to Dublin (without the car)and stayed at the nearby, newly opened Quality Hotel which in my opinion offered better value.

Aging place, but great dinner

from A TripAdvisor Member
We were quite put off with the parking situation. You pull around to a gate, which they will open when they see you, but they took 10 minutes to open it, and they knew we were there!

Once inside the stinky structure, you are expected to ring through the intercom so that you can be buzzed inside the elevator. Once again, they knew we were coming. We yelled helplessly into the intercom and waved frantically at the camera for 15-20 minutes until another guest arrive and had a cell phone and called the office. Once inside, they told us that the intercom was broken, and they had forgotten about us.

The rooms were okay. A little old and moldy, but adequate.

The fish and chips in the restaurant downstairs were to best we had in all of Ireland! Kinda ruined us for the rest of the trip. :o)

Organised chaos not in the city centre

from sel1983
I have stayed in hotel and hostels all over world and this has to have been the most disorganised one. There was a group of 14 girls. we arrived at 4pm and we were told that our rooms were not ready. Even though we were told that the check in was at 3pm. After hanging about in the lobby for almosty an hour we checked in and it took 20 minutes.

The Gentleman that was behind the desk did'nt have a clue what he was doing. When we got to our rooms we all were on different floors!

we went to the restuarant and 2 of the meals that were ordered did'nt appear. as well as an order for a pizza turning into an omlette (it must be magic). the check out was as long and even more draining than thencheck in.

This is not a central hotel it is quite a walk from the grafton St area and taxis are advised at night time.

I would not reccomend this to anyone. NOT CENTRAL, NOT HELPFUL AND NOT CHEAP.

OK hotel, poor location

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here two days for a business trip.

As a Holiday Inn, it's fairly standard; reasonably clean and modern hotel, nice facade, everything inside fairly standard and nondescript. The room was average size, with modern shower and bathroom. Normally, I'd be reasonably happy to stay in a place like this.

The only two downers were the location, and also a little the service. The location is about 15 minutes' walk from the centre (St Stephen's Square) down Pearse Street. And there's nothing else down this street. It's a 'brownfield' area - old housing, old shops, where nothing has been rennovated yet. There's nothing else really in the area either. If you have to stay this side of town, then about 200m SE is the Grand Canal Hotel, which is in an area of modern development alongside the canal, surrounded by various high-tech firms.

As for the service - although staff were polite and professional to guests, there seemed to be contrition between them. There seemed to be a lot of foreign staff, and the native Irish managers were berating them a lot, often within sight and earshot of us.

But the hotel, by itself, is reasonable. Given there's nothing else around, they have a sports bar attached on one side, with some pretty nice food at standard Dublin prices. But there's nothing outstanding about it, little convenience, and no soul. It's just that I guess it was built in anticipation of the local urban regeneration that hasn't happened yet.

Average Hotel in unpleasant location

from Kevin1958
Classic example of the dangers of booking via the Internet. As others have observed, the Hotel is OK but is located in a very shabby part of Dublin - "City centre" location is stretching it a bit, to be honest. Hotel itself is Ok, not by any means the best Holiday Inn we have stayed in. It is very expensive for what and where it is.

Romms large enough but the overall feel is a little tired.

We moved to a different Hotel in the real City centre after a couple of days - far better standards and not much of a price difference.

Lovely stay, Happy to go back soon !!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Well i am happy to say had lovely comfortable stay this March we were visiting dublin For girlie birthday weekend and had fantastic time and the hotel met all our needs (shame bout the late check in time) but that is expected in hotels and other guests dont check out till 12pm and you expect a clean room dont you.

out of the 8 of us that stayed there 4 of us were up in time for breakfast which did sound pricey at the time but for the portions and the service we received it was worth it we had cerial, cooked breakfast with constant tea and coffee and juice then choice of fruit after,now if that isnt worth 13.00 euro i dont know what else you expect to eat. And the walk into town centre did us good due to the great breakfast we had.

And due to the lovely stay and excellent service we are now planning our next outing to dublin and hoping to stay at the holiday inn again.

Not as bad as some have said (in our OpEd)

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Dublin Holiday Inn City Centre is on the edge of the city center, and it is a ten minute walk to Temple Bar and the main "Quay." The inexpensive bus from the airport drops you off at Tara Street and you have to walk back about 5 blocks, so be prepared... unless you want to get an expensive cab.

The hotel is older, but renovated to decent 2005 standards. It's no Beverly Wilshire, but... this ain't beverly Hills, and our room was HUGE by European standards (we have pics of us dancing in the bathroom just for kicks). Our inside room was quiet -- I don't know about the street side.

While the location seems MAYBE a BIT sketchy my sister and I never felt unsafe walking from Temple bar back to the hotel at night. It is more a university area and there's a medical college, as well as a large fire station, and two luxury hotels a few blocks down (going toward Temple bar) so it's got some decent people around. Admittedly, there is some major construction happening in Dublin to-date, so things might seem a little more torn up then normal.

Like one reviewer, I too, am a Priority Club member and found the perks at this H.I. to be less than others (including Express locations) The front desk people were nice, but it took a reminder that "the little book here on my desk says you will help me with my reservation at another location" to get them to make me a call or two back to Liverpool. The pub downstairs is always hopping, but my diet coke cost my 2.30 euros (1.25 had i thought to get it from the vending machine instead) and my husband paid 13.50 for breakfast in their Green restaurant. WHOA! (That's 22.00 for anyone from the US who's counting...) The elevators are also very small, so take the stairs when you can.

Besides any of the above, our stay was fine. My complimentary paper was waiting at my door in the morning, I do love a "normal" shower, and the price is right. Check your prices at the Six Continents Holiday Inn website, then call their 800 number to verify before you book either way -- and plan on getting breakfast elsewhere. It was good, but 13.50? WHOA!!!! :-)

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