Park Inn Dublin Hotel

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Park Inn Dublin Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 73

Smithfield Village - Dublin - 7 - Ireland | 018173838
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from A TripAdvisor Member
The area this hotel is in is currently a building site and whilst the hotel can't be blamed for this they could perhaps control the hundreds of builders they let into the lounge every morning for breakfast.... a tip for you, breakfast is between 7 and 10, if you get there after 9 you've no chance!
The rooms are clean though not finished to a very high standard and please don't stay in them unless you know the person you are sharing with intimately... the bathroom is behind a glass door which does not close properly and there is no sound-proofing!
The hotel's main business seems to come from its conferencing facilities and I felt that as ordinary tourists we were slightly neglected. We paid for a three night package as part of a special offer. During those three nights we were supposed to receive complementary Irish Coffee's, which never materialised, and we also stayed in three different rooms due to noisy pipes and noise from a function (in the end reception gave us keys to go and sort ourselves out with a room).
Once the building work in the area is completed then I'm sure the hotel will improve its standards, there is the Jameson distillery just around the corner and a new tram line has just been put in about 200 yards from the main entrance which can take you right into the centre of Dublin. At present though I would say it is a standard hotel at best.


from gurrmeister
A harsh beginning to my review but having spent a weekend here I can only say it was rubbish.
Initially we were impressed by the 'pics' put on lastminute and as we prefer the more 'trendy' looking places we thought, yeh, why not it looks alright. I suppose it does look alright but its a fair distance from any of the tourist spots so expect a good walk. The hotel itself is a little drab and could do with a lick of paint and to be honest...a blitz on the cleaning front!!! The Staff could also do with a lesson or two in customer service seeing thats why theyre there in the first place.
On our return from the pubs we decided to have one last drink in the hotel bar. To this day I cant understand why the DJ was playing his music so loud as there were only about 10 other people there and I reckon the bar area could seat over 100!!!
Infact it was so loud that after going up to bed we had to go down to reception and complain...and their solution? was to offer us another room, which we declined as we had unpacked and settled in. Why they couldnt ask the DJ to turn his music down is beyond me.

The breakfast, however was tasty and plentiful and was the highlight of our stay! How sad huh?

Dublin though is well worth a visit and a great place to take your girlfriend for some retail therapy...and some of that yummy irish guiness..... chief O'neills is not worth the money though. Stay elsewhere is my trip advice.

Great Location

from midnightspace
We booked an ordinary room and received a free upgrade to a suite it was pure luxury from the double size jacuzzi bath to the roof top terrace overlloking the square and jameson observation tower .
Some of the staff were not all that friendly which let the overall experience down a bit though and the suite has a tiled bathroom partition which you might not want to use if there were people you wern't close with sharing!
The hotel is close enogh to the main attractions to walk to and there are 3 local pub within staggering distance that have irish music most nights .

t agree with the bad reviews

from A TripAdvisor Member
my girlfriend and i stayed here for a wknd break june 2004. we arrived early for our check in and reception staff asked in we wanted double rm we had booked or we could wait a few hours for a free upgrade to penthouse suite. which we did and was well worth the wait. The room was big with circular bathroom in the middle of the room with sunken jacuzzi (which was fun). overall decor was nice and modern, the staff were very helpful would definetly recommend a stay there.

try if u want something different!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Funky, yellow and green colors in bedding and the bathroom. Very accomodating staff. It was noisy as the Xmas parties were happening. Going to the upper floors helps. Would not recommend for kids or an old lady but if you are tired of the typical and non-flavor hotels this IS the place to go. Has Dublin flavor and they supply the CD with the sampling of the Irish music and Chief O'Neill lifestory. Charming. Good Irish style breakfast.


from orchidlily
This is a nice, modern, hip establishment. Wonderful staff who are so accomodating to our requests - always so courteous, especially Cormac McCann, the reservations manager who took care of every little detail to make the stay in Dublin such a memorable one. Thumbs up to Chief O'Neills!!!


from A TripAdvisor Member
We had a fantatsic 4 nights here over Easter 2004. Despoite previous reviews, we didn't get any noise from the nearby building works, probably because it was the weekend. And again, despite previous reviews, we found our room with a shower was actually better (less smoky, lighter, and better views), than the room next door with a bath that we looked at. So it must just depend on which room you get. The views out of the front facing rooms are much better than the rear.
Great location a few minutes from The Liffey, and about 10 mins from Temple Bar, so none of the noise of Temple Bar. At the moment the area is being developed but I'm sure in a years time it will be very trendy and a very nice area. The rooms are very stylish and contempory, but aren't perfect in their finish, ie the odd bit of sloppy paint work, stained capet etc, but no major problems. The breakfast is fantastic, unlimitted continantal and Irish/English cooked breakfast. Reception staff are very helpful. All in all, fantastic.

Not worth the cost for this noisy, stark location

from Acadia_9
I stayed at Chief O'Neill's with my two children. They loved the space-age decor of the room and were especially fascinated by the bathroom which had glass walls! Not ideal for the shy. But beyond the novelty of the decor I would not recommend this hotel. The location isn't very central for the cost. The staff is not warm. The location is quite noisy and between street noise, construction, and noise within the hotel you'll need earplugs to sleep. The streets surrounding the hotel are quite stark, and even a bit scary at night. This is an up and coming area, and in five years or so it will be a great area to stay in. But for now I'd stick to the other side of the Liffey.

What a shambles!

from Jolenex
It looks great on the web and I was really convinced. Maybe it was the time of year, but it was a pretty poor hotel.

The room was big and the bed was really comfortable, but we had windows on 3 sides and had to keep the blinds shut as the lift for the tower went right past our room.

The blankets on the bed had some stains and crusty bits... so that didn't stay on the bed!

The bathroom was all very modern looking, but had obviously been well used and badly fixed when any problems occurred - tiles we only half on the wall.

The service was appalling - breakfast was mostly self service as the waitress/waiters were always doing something else. Rarely a clean table and always ran out of croissants. Even when we spoke to the manager, he didn't seem to have a clue what to do.

The staff were mostly european and not irish so not only did they have problems understanding us, but we noticed they couldn't really understand each other.

On our first night there... new year's eve, I orderd a Baileys (good irish drink) and they didn't have any. I thought that some initiative would have been taken and someone might have got a bottle from somewhere (local shop) as it was new year and we were in ireland, but no. They didn't have any for the rest of our stay (4 nights).

The bar staff were just about civil, never a smile, a please, a thank you ...not very helpful. The reception staff were fairly good.

All in all, I wouldn't stay there again. It wasn't centraly enough and wasn't worth what we paid.

Above average with a good location

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here on 6th/7th feb 2004. On Dublin standards it is a very good hotel with a great breakfast and a good bar area with live music. Hotel staff very pleasant. The Dublin bus from the airport passes by (5 euro from the airport every 30 mins) and stops 10 mins walk away at Houeston Station. (or 6.50 euro in a taxi) Ideal location for Jameson tour, Guiness tour and Collins Barracks all within 10 mins walk. Temple bar 15 mins walk. Its not a Marriot or Hilton but its trying hard to be !
On a negative point there is a large scale development being built at the front of the Hotel which will cause some noise and disruption. Even allowing for this I would use it again.

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Other names for Park Inn Dublin Hotel

  • park inn dublin
  • dublin park inn
  • chief o neills
  • Address: Smithfield Village - Dublin - 7 - Ireland
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