Temple Bar Hotel

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Temple Bar Hotel

, Dublin
3 star

Rooms: 130

Fleet Street - Dublin - 2 - Ireland Hotel Website | | 1 6773333
580 Traveller

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Excellent staff and great meals
Submitted by: george in 25/05/08
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
This was a superb good value hotel in an excellent location and would recommend to my friends.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Temple Bar Hotel

Bring it on!!!

from fellowtravelersmhl
With much fear and trepidation (after reading some Trip Advisor reviews), we booked the Temple Bar Hotel. Another posted said to avoid rooms over the pub--but we booked through Hotels and that's what we got.

It is noisy, BUT--wonderful. We went with our recent college-grad sons, and Dublin is perfect for 20-30 somethings. At age 57, I may have been the oldest person in the Temple Bar district. It's a rockin' place, the happiest and friendliest we visited (London, Paris, Nice the others).

If you want a nice, quiet place--avoid Dublin. But if you want to laugh, sing and have fun don't go anywhere else!

The Hotel's rooms were great. Clean, fresh, modern and large. We'd go there again anytime.

Convenient but run down.

from morr27
We recently spent four nights at the Hotel Temple Bar. It is in the very happening part of town (filled with tourists and tourist restaurants) and is very convenient if you like to do a walking tour of the city. However, it has a strange smell and the rooms feel run down. Also, due to the location by the bars it is very loud at night.

If you are looking to party all night, this might be the place for you but if you are looking for a relaxing retreat from a day of sightseeing - skip it.

Very noisey but good customer service

from A TripAdvisor Member
When you book at this hotel request a room overlooking the courtyard, as if you are put in a room above the nightclub you won't get a wink of sleep. FYO, the room numbers are 120-125, 220-225, 320-325 and 420-425 - if you get allocated one of these rooms ask to change.

We were initially put in room 320; the noise from the nightclub was unbearble ( people letting airhorns off at 3.30 am in the morning even though there are signs all in the Temple Bar area requesting quietness as it is a residential area - this doesn't seem to be enforced at all) and then to top it all the building work opposite started at 8.00am - we requested a change of room and it was done without a fuss by a very polite and courteous receptionist called Grainne. Another plus point was the excellent breakfasts that they do on a morning - even if you have a late breakfast there is still excellent choice and the food is cooked to order.

I would stop there again but I think the management really need to get the nightclub soundproofed and the windows triple glazed as i'm sure we weren't the first and would not be the last to complain about the unreasonable noise levels.

Thank you all ....

from A TripAdvisor Member
Hi All
It's been a cold winter in Boston. A friend asked me if I would accompany him to Dublin for a wedding. I have never been so with days to spare I purchased a ticket and we both took off on the green bird. We stayed with his family outside Dublin and took a bus into the city the next day. From 5F to 55F sure felt like summer even though it was only February. We strolled up O’Connell Street, up and down Grafton Street and somehow ended up in an area he told he was called Temple Bar. As I stood there I realized that Manhattan is not the only place in the world with a buzz. People looked so happy as they walked, played, talked and laughed. I asked a passer by if he knew of a good barber (For the wedding) “The Regent he’s ya only man, round the corner ask for Alan, tell’em you’re a friend of Mike”. I told my Irish friend to go about his wedding business and we will met later, I could tell he was unconformable leaving the yank on my own but he agreed and left. I found the Regent and walked in, everyone stopped to see me (6’4”) walk in, “Wow looka the size of ya-man, com-on sit down will ya” I smiled and sat down. I was 10th in line. I listened and tried to catch as much of the chatter as possible. The conversion went from politics to music to people to weather to cars and every one ended in a big laugh. I was now 3rd in-line when Alan declared “I’m going next door fora pint and a sandwich, I’m buyin, who’s comin” With that 6 or 7 people rose from the bench and followed Alan, I joined them.
We walked into the bar, Alan counted heads and ordered that many Guinness. We all sat down at a table for two, pulling stools from everywhere. “Cheers” “Were ya from” Alan said “Boston” “Aaaa Boston the windy city!” “No actually that’s Chicago!” everyone laughed. Alan --- “Only joking, we say that everyone, if you had said somewhere else like Seattle, I would have said ‘Aaaa Seattle the big apple”. I can’t remember having a better time, we walked out an hour maybe two later with our arms around each other singing. Alan envied me out later and I accepted. Well the stories and memories will never ever be forgotten. I can’t put my finger on it but Irish people have something that is special, their eyes are full of laughter, stories, friendship and real life. Ireland is a wet rock but the people give it sunshine warmer and brighter than anywhere in the world.

I will come back the first chance I get to visit with my friends.

Tipical Alan quotes. “When ya die and go to heaven it’s not Peter you meet it’s GOD, the creator …and he will say to you “I have given you life did you enjoy it ?” I will say Yes, Thank you GOD, it was brilliant craic”

"Silly is trying to excape from ya, have another drink and ride the silly wave"

Will be seeing you again!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent trip, location was perfect for shopping, sightseeing and nightlife. Staff were attentive, helpful and polite.
Great feel to the place and the room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. A must if you're visiting Dublin.

look at your bed before you get in!

from AliceNewYork
I stayed in Temple BAr hotel for 2 nights. Quite loud and roudy. But the biggest complaint is that i found blood on my sheets from the prevoius guest who had stayed in my room, which means the sheets were not changed. argh! I complained and got a full refund of my money but was disgusted. Needless to say i will not be staying at this hotel in the future! Check out your sheets before you jump into bed.

loved this hotel

from sue_lovers
just returned with my daughter from a weekend in dublin, have been a couple of times but loved staying here, the hotel was really nice. the room was good and the staff very friendly, and the breakfast was great. couldnt fault it. may be a bit noisy for some people late at night as it is in the middle of temple bar but didnt bother us.

Loved the Temple Bar Hotel

from Pantone_Jeff
My wife and I stayed at the TBH a few weeks ago. We were there from thursday to monday. So knowing that in advance that it would be loud from the past reviews we tried to get a front facing room. We didnt, and the sound wasn't that bad at all. The extremely convenient location made up for a bit of bass echoing up from their club. The full Irish breakfast fortified us for the days events. The staff were always very friendly and accomodating. Check in, and Check-out were a breeze. We taxied from the airport and back. Both ways the cost was about 17 Euros. I would highly recommend the TBH. If you are thinking that the Temple Bar area is too wild, don't. In our estimation it was actually less busy than walking down Nassau or O'Connoll Streets. Also, don't forget to check out the "Arlington Hotel" directly across the Liffey from the TBH. Free Irish dancing and music nightly. It was wonderful, and an easy 10 minute walk away.

Good place - front desk a bit disorganized

from Donard
This is a perfectly adequate hotel in a good location. They had free newspapers for guests to take which is pretty good for a hotel at this level. The breakfast is not limited to the standard "fry-up" that you get in many Irish B&Bs. There are buffet alternatives, and plenty of juice available.

As to noise, we live in a city, and are used to some noise. It was no problem for us (midweek late May 2004), even though we had a front room. Madrid is much noisier.

The front desk, at that time, was rather confused. I think they were understaffed and undertrained. I suspect that there had been some sort of management change relatively recently.

We saw many people having problems with bills, so as we had an early morning flight out, requested our bill the night before. We waited but they were busy and so went out. When we came back the staff had changed and did not know about our request. There was one guy on, who said he was the "night manager". He produced a bill that was way too high.

We had booked by phone on the basis of a special midweek 2 day rate in a Belfast Telegraph advertisement. We discovered that the guy on the desk had not been there long. After a bit of insistence he got the bar manager who had a lengthy experience with the hotel. He sorted it out - even a bit in our favour to do with the Euro/Sterling rate and what we had been charged on deposit.

This was not an attempt to rip us off. Instead it was just disorganization, and I am sure, would easily have been sorted out if the reservations office had been open. So, the advice is, confirm carefully what is the cost, get the name of the booker (we had that), and documentation (we had the newspaper advertisement) and confirm on check-in that their computer says what you think it should say (we slipped up here). Things were resolved fine so this should not put you off - just allow for it.

I would stay again - but only if I get a reasonable price - as I did this time. The mid-week specials are particularly good.

Bring your earplugs

from JohnEverson
Not a bad hotel - and location is excellent - but just couldn't believe how noisy it was. I expected some noise because of the location, but there seemed to be building work going on all around all through the night, and when that finished the bin-emptying started. The lack of air conditioning meant we had to choose between not sleeping because of the noise or not sleeping because of the heat.

If you're planning to stay in this area, get an air-conned room so you can sleep.

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  • Address: Fleet Street - Dublin - 2 - Ireland
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