The Alexander Hotel

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The Alexander Hotel

, Dublin
4 star

Rooms: 103

Merrion Square - Dublin - 2 - Ireland | 016073700
257 Traveller

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Excellent wedding venue
Submitted by: F. Murray in 12/05/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Ireland
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Stayed there for a wedding and it is a fabulous hotel, close to city centre. Rooms are clean and spacious.

Historical Traveller Reviews of The Alexander Hotel

A very nice, centrally located hotel

from suitcasegurl
The Alexander Hotel was perfect for our short one-night stay in Dublin. The Alexander is centrally located and it's a very short walk to Trinity College, Grafton Street, and Temple Bar. It's sparkling clean, the rooms are modern and large by European standards. The front desk staff are courteous and professional. We were even able to check in three hours early- and in to our room of choice! We did not eat breakfast there as our room rate did not include it (even though a hotel employee had told us it had). This minor inconvenience did not detract from what was a very enjoyable stay.

Wonderful hotel

from Friday13
The Alexander is in a quiet spot in Dublin. We were warmly greeted by the bell captain/concierge who took our bags up to our room. We were delighted to see the retro furnishings and perfect cleanliness. We did not eat at the hotel but had dinner one night at the lovely Davenport Hotel, almost next door, and part of the same group. It was about a ten minute walk to Trinity College and Grafton Street.

I would love to return to this hotel and see a lot more of Dublin.

Very Nice Hotel

from travelbug84
I recently stayed at this hotel for two nights. Overall, I found the hotel very nice and the location central, but in a quieter setting. All of the sights are easily accessible and a short walk from the hotel. It is worth noting that the hotel isnt actually on Merrion Square, but the next road along, but it is well signposted at Merrion Square bus stop, where the aircoach drops you off.

The room was very nice and spacious, although I expected it to be decorated slightly more modern than it was, like the reception (which was very nice and modern). I would have preferred a different interior than three telephones in the room!

We did not eat at the hotel, but noticed that the prices of various breakfasts were quite expensive. There are plenty of cafes down the road which offer cooked breakfasts and pastries at much more reasonable prices - Sorrento Cafe on Leinster Street is highly recommended.

Overall, I had an enjoyable stay, and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone else visiting Dublin.

Good but not luxury

from Sunny78
A satisfactory hotel with efficient staff, a central location and clean rooms. However, the rooms and bathroom were very standard and had no finer details inside to suggest that they were 4* - the rooms were certainly no different from those found in a Holiday Inn!! There is a relatively impressive reception area, but very standard (although large) rooms.

This hotel is a good base as it's just a 10min walk or so to the main attractions, plus it does offer a comfortable quiet nights sleep. But please don't expect opulent luxury as some of the reviews suggest.

Whilst the staff were quick and efficient on check-in and check-out they weren't particulary friendly nor demonstrated above standard customer service skills. We didn't eat in the hotel so cannot comment on the food, however a good service was provided in the bar.

To sum it up a good, clean & quiet hotel in a central(ish) location, but if you are looking for something 'special' or luxurious with 4* qualities book elsewhere. But as a comfortable central affordable base I wouldn't hesitate to recommend that people stay here.

Nice Place

from cham3b
Stayed there on holiday for a week in August. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Room was spacious and clean but no bathrobes (as advertised). Location is a little off the main area but that is good because it is quieter and everything is still within walking distance. Excellent breakfast but didn't eat any other meals there. The bar was always very quiet but did have excellent service. Overall very good value for Dublin and would certainly stay there again.

I like it

from A TripAdvisor Member
After a week of staying in backpacker hostels on a tour of Ireland, the Alexander Hotel was just what I needed...quite luxurious for a price that did not break the bank!

My complaints that stop me from giving this review top marks are:

1. The misleading address - it is not right on Merrion Sq, and as I missed the small signpost I wound up walking right around the square with a very heavy backpack, and I didn't get very clear directions when I rang for assistance, but I eventually arrived....
2. No fridge in the room
3. No laundry (except a very expensive laundry service) and the concierge had no idea on where to find one nearby
4. I called for room service during room service hours, there was no answer and I got transferred to a completely different hotel!! I gave up...

Other than that I had a very pleasant stay.

Lovely clean, central hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have recently visited the Alexander Hotel with a group of 9 other women for my hen weekend. The hotel does not normally accept stag or hen parties however will make exceptions depending on the average age of the party. The hotel lobby was lovely and all the rooms were very clean and spacious. They all have a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer and all have relatively modern decor.

The hotel is only 5 minutes walk from Graftan Street and about 10-15 minutes walk from the Temple Bar area and Stephen's Green. The location was great and although you are relatively central you are not right in the busy area and therefore is quiet at night.

I would definetely recommend this hotel to anyone and I plan to visit it again in the not to distant future.

Definitely a very nice 4 star hotel

from Mike_N_Atlanta
Pros: Beautiful lobby with a huge common room for meetings and a nice bar. Very friendly and helpful staff. HUGE room by European standards, with dresser, armoir, iron and ironing board, a huge bathroom with toiletries and a heated mirror. Everything was very clean, and I'm picky about that.

Great location - across the street from Merrion Park, a block to Trinity College, a couple blocks to St. Stephens Green, and about a 5-10 minute walk to Temple Bar. Area is very quiet at night, some traffic during the day although its not as bad there as it is closer to Temple Bar and the Quays (Dublin is jammed with traffic). Self parking in a secure garage a block down the street is free, valet is also available for 10 Euros.

Cons: Missing a mini-bar in the room, a decent fan in the bathroom and top notch furnishings. The only thing that keeps me from giving 5 stars are the mattresses. They were comfortable and I slept like a rock, but they were not particularily new and seemed to have a bit of an indentation toward the middle. The furniture is also pretty standard, but I'm not picky about that. Breakfast is optional and not outstanding, the scrambled eggs smelled funny that morning. Unless you're a big eater its overpiced at 13.5 Euro.

Summary: Definitely worth it for up to about 170 Euro a night, depending on the dates you stay. After that, you may want to shop around and compare. Internet saver fares (prepay only) on the O'Callaghan website of Euro 110 are a steal if available. Skip breakfast and hit a nearby cafe if you have the time.

Compares favorably with The Davenport across the street and run by the same company. The main difference being that the Alexander has a more impressive lobby, bar and common areas, and slightly larger rooms.

Alexander Hotel a solid choice despite a few quibbles.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was in Dublin for two days for business and needed something central, clean, comfortable and with broadband internet available. The Alexander Hotel turned out to be a near-perfect choice. The room was very spacious, seemed recently renovated, and very clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. I did not eat any meals in the hotel so I can't comment on the food. The location was excellent and central, a pleasant 10-minute walk from St. Stephen's Green and other central locations. I had two quibbles. The outer shower curtain smelled terribly mildewy and I had to ask them to come and remove it. Second, the wireless internet did not work in my room, but they brought me an ethernet cable and the wired broadband worked fine. These were minor annoyances and they seemed eager to put things right. I would definitely stay there again.

Excellent hotel, excellent location

from A TripAdvisor Member
Recently returned from a wonderful weekend in Dublin. When booking hotel I was a tad sceptical to the quality considering the price I had paid for it £70 Pounds a night. It turned out to be a brilliant hotel. Hotel room, roomy and very clean. Hotel staff very attentive. Location great, not too far from anything, although Temple Bar 15mins walk, it was great to roam about the centre towards that direction. Definately use again....infact inlaws already booked up for April.

Top Local Tips for Dublin

Guinness Storehouse - not worth it Not worth visiting the Guinness Storehouse unless you are interested in the history and how it is made. You are herded through all of the exhibits because of the way the building is designed (self-guide tour). Ends with a pint in a very crowded bar at the top where you have to wait ages to be served and there are not enough seats anyway. Expected more opportunities to taste the different types of Guinness but only had one taster and then at the top you had no choice of what you wanted. Great view of Dublin though.

Temple Bar Pop into Temple Bar for a drink or two, but don't bother with a meal. Its very hectic during the evenings/weekends and it is definetly overpriced for the food you get. There are some excellent restaurants only a street or two away with a less hefty price tag serving more authentic food in more relaxed surroundings. The number 16 bus takes you straight from Dublin Airport to the city centre for 1.9 euros, compared to the Airlink Bus which is 7 euros. Plus if you want to visit the Guinness Storehouse, go very early in the day, by 11.30am people are queueing up the street to get in!

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Other names for The Alexander Hotel

  • dublin hotel alexander
  • alexander hotel dublin
  • Address: Merrion Square - Dublin - 2 - Ireland
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