Holiday Inn Dublin City Centre Hotel
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OK Hotelfrom TravelingTracie
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
Fine, nothing specialfrom athtrasna
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 Innfrom MikeyBEssex
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 dinnerfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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 centrefrom sel1983
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 locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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 locationfrom Kevin1958
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
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 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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Other names for Holiday Inn Dublin City Centre Hotel
- holiday inn dublin
- dublin holiday inn
- Address: 98 Pearse Street - Dublin - 2 - Ireland
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