Royal Dublin Hotel

, Dublin, Ireland
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Royal Dublin Hotel

3 star

Rooms: 117

O'connell Street - Dublin - 1 - Ireland Hotel Website | 1 8733666
264 Traveller

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What a dump!
Submitted by: george in 28/04/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
Just spent a weekend here which was what we can only describe as the worst hotel break that we have ever had. The staff were indifferent, there is a disco that keeps everybody awake, noisy drunks bouncing around the corridors and considering that there is a smoking ban these same drunks were puffing away in the corridors with the resulting smell coming into rooms. The online advert makes the front of the hotel look classy but in reality it is a dump! Avoid this place.
Don't stay here
Submitted by: Don in 25/09/07
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Stayed there early July...rooms are small and noisey..Returned late July one day earlier than our reservation and the hotel was full so we walked around the corner and booked into another hotel and returned to the Royal Dublin to cancel our reservation for the next day so we wouldn't have to move again. We were to cancel by 5 pm but it was 5:30 by now and the Duty Manager would not bend. Save yourself the trouble...walk around the corner and stay at he Jury's Inn...nicer rooms...better service...same price.
Worst hotel ever
Submitted by: David in 05/09/06
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I'm not kidding, I've travelled all over the world for business but this place was a waste of money. Maybe some of the refurbished rooms were nice, but I paid 130 euros a night for a dump and when I asked to change they told me nothing else was available. Make sure 100% you are getting a refurbished room off-street and you may enjoy your stay there. The only perk of the stay was the nice crew and chef who did the breakfast in the mornings. The actual room was terrible. Mold in the shower, spider webs and cobs on the ceiling, the window had condensation all over it, no air circulation, walls built very thing, everyone could hear you and you could hear their words....not recommended.
Worse hotel ever!
Submitted by: Alexa in 09/08/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I went to the Royal Dublin expecting what was on their web-site... a beautiful hotel, beautiful renovated room with 2 BEDS in it. What I got was an old, disgusting room. Loud, single pane windows, broken leaky toilet, broken furniture, torn wallpaper. It was horrible. When I asked to be moved to one of the new rooms that they advertise, they moved me, however only gave me one bed. They then lied to me and stated that the new rooms didn't have 2 beds, and my friend had to sleep on the floor the whole time. The staff was nice at times and the bar was ok, but never again in my life would I stay here. Plus, O'Connell street is loud and dirty!
Well Situated excellent for shopping
Submitted by: Gavan Mcnicholl in 14/06/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Ireland
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Very helpful staff, well maintained, highly recommended

Historical Traveller Reviews of Royal Dublin Hotel

Only Ok at best

from A TripAdvisor Member
if you can't get a better deal then stay here. it is off the first stop off the airport bus so that part is easy, just across the street. The lobby is nice. The room, very small, kind of old, bathroom fixtures are kind of hard to turn off. The staff was very nice with directions. We paid 105 euros which included breakfast. If you can't find anything better in that price range, it is not so bad. Plus, I did not find the rooms to be noisy at all. The location was fine...short walk from temple bar district and shopping. did not feel it to be a bad area at all.

central location and good home base for exploring

from kingkudzu
We stayed at the B.W. over Easter 2004 and had booked the trip via Expedia. Wasn't sure if it would work out fine, but the B.W. was absolutely okay!

It's right on O'Connell St - you can't really get a much more central location than that! Also almost all the buses go by there. However, make sure to get a room that doesn't face that street since it's rather busy. The building itself is rather a 70s architectural relict on the outside, but on the inside it was fine, not brandnew, but not significantly worn either.

The room itself left no room for complaining - it seems to have been remodeled lately with a/c, new and stylish bathroom, pretty undamaged interior (including TV, tea equipment, etc.) and clean.

The staff was okay and helpful if we needed them. But at first they seemed a little uncoordinated when we asked for a room that was not facing the street - the lady at the reception told us we could get one that was to be cleaned but we would have to wait for an hour or two. Okay for us, we dropped off our suitcases at the reception and started exploring Dublin. When we got back, the lady at the reception went out for lunch (or whatever, she vanished) and her colleague didn't know anything about the new room for us. Well, no big deal, after some explaining we got the room anyway. So no problem for us.

After all, Dublin is a great city with great people and everything in walking distance. And the B.W. was a nice home base. We will surely come back to visit!

A little travel advice at the end: if you happen not to have a car (like we did), it's really great to take public buses to the wonderful coast - cheap, the scenery there is breathtaking and the villages beautiful! Good ones are the 7D to Dalkey and the 46A to Dun Laoghaire! Also makes you feel less touristy. ;-)

Perfect location, friendly staff

from pglohan
You cannot go wrong with this great location in Dublin city center, and generally the staff get an A+ for their warm, friendly and responsive attitude (with the exception of their restraurant staff who are cold and stiff). Ask for a room at the back of the hotel, they are renovated and away from traffic noise. Hotel has high speed internet in most rooms.

Quality Hotel

from TKOtravel
Stayed at the Royal Dublin in April of 2004. Great price online and great accomodations. Located right on O'Connell Street - easy walking distance from St. Stephen's Green, Temple Bar, Grafton St., Trinity, etc. Great location.

The room was a bit small but who needs a big room? It was very clean, upscale style, bathroom was modern and clean, can't really complain about anything.

Bar and restaurant downstairs were nice, staff was helpful, and a big plus is they have parking! That is very hard to find - but the underground deck is quite small and if need be they will box you in and you may have to wait a few minutes until a car is moved. But the luxury of free parking is a major plus. Particularly if, like me, you were not using the car on a daily basis.

Royal Dublin was fab!

from HelKei21
We stayed at the Royal Dublin in January 2004. The hotel was superb. An impressive Reception area with very helpful and courteous staff. The room was lovely and spotless and the bathroom actually gleamed!! We didn't hear any noise at all in the night. The breakfasts were plentiful and tasty and really set us up for the day. Lovely location, very central. We had a flight from Cardiff which left at 6.45pm and we were in the Temple Bar area by 8pm, having checked into the hotel as well! We got off the air bus, turned around and the hotel was right across the road. B&B it cost us approx £70 per night for a double room; together with cheap flights the whole weekend cost us around £185 per couple. We had a very enjoyable 2 nights stay there with friends and are planning on going again next January.

Great hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel was great. The location was excellent and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The only complaint I have is that the bathroom was a little outdated. Other than that, this is a great choice if you want a good price.

quite unsatisfied

from A TripAdvisor Member
Me an my wife stayed for two nights in the Royal Dublin Hotel. Well... "Royal" is the foyer. "Royal" is NOT the room we were stuck in. The interior was wrecked, the main light as well as the 2nd light in the bathroom was out of order and so was the water heater machine. The staff at the reception was very friendly but the staff in bar very pretty unispired. Also what clearly has to be said is that a lot of strange parties took place in the hotel so you won`t find yourself sleeping before 4.

not bad!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the royal dublin in september last year and i paid £99 for the room. It has to be said that the room could have been better for the money. It was on the small side however it was pretty comfortable. It was clean but it had a bit of a worn feeling to it. The breakfast (included) was excellent you had a large variery including juices, tea, coffee, cereals and hot selection. The hotel has a good location on O'Connell street for sightseeing but overall it was a good place to stay. I have since stayed at the Russell Court hotel for the half the price and to be honest it was just as good!!!

okay room, good food

from A TripAdvisor Member
The food at the royal dublin is definitely worth a stay. But unfortunately the room that we were put in was one of the non-refurbished ones (I can only hope) and was a little dingy. The tiles in the bathroom were cracked and some were missing. However both the bathroom and bedroom were very clean. My main complaint is that it is certainly not worth the money we paid for our night's stay - if you get a deal you may consider the ideal location and food sufficient incentives however.

Spectacular!! thumbs up!!

from Liv
Excellent! Stayed in the Royal Dublin at the end of March, can't fault it! the room we had was spectacular, can honestly say it is the nicest room i have ever stayed in. asked for a room away from o connoll street after reading reviews on tripadvisor and we were given 1! the staff were great, polite and helpful. would definately recommend to everyone to stay there. Perfect location, the tour bus was just down the street, far enough away from temple bar not to get the noise, but close enough to walk to anywhere of interest. i'll be staying there on my next visit to Dublin, wouldn't consider going anywhere else.

Top Local Tips for Dublin

Dublin tour bus A great way to see the sites and get around. You can hop off and back on when ever you want to visit an attraction. Buses arre about every ten minutes or so. If you stayed on for a full lap it would take about 90 minutes. We used the green "Dublin City Tour" bus, but there are other companies who do the same. The drivers have a lot to say and they are funny with the one liners.............. Very good. Cost was 15 euros for 24 hours so you could use it for two half days. Free map included so you knew where you were.

Dublin three day bus pass For 25 euros at the airport you can get a three day dublin bus pass which allows you to travel around on main buses in the city centre. It also allows you to travel to and from airport which is normally 5 euors each way. The best thing about this passis you can use it on city tours which is a sightseeing bus that takes around all of the main tourist attractions and it also enables you to a discount to some of the attractions too

Weather This was my 3rd trip to Dublin May/Sep/Mar an umbrella is a must along with a jacket.


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  • Address: O'connell Street - Dublin - 1 - Ireland
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