The North Star Hotel

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The North Star Hotel

, Dublin
3 star

Rooms: 130

Amiens Street - Dublin - 1 - Ireland Hotel Website | | 018363136
603 Traveller

Reviews - The North Star Hotel

Submitted by: Simon in 15/08/08
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Old, dated , smelly , dirty , breakfast was disgusting - the rooms next to the railway tracks are highly recommended - not.
Submitted by: amber in 21/03/08
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We selected this hotel in december 2007 from the internet where the photos showed a lovely clean hotel!
On entrance to the reception the wall paper was ripped and the skirting boards were in a film of dust.
We were shown our room which the curtains would not even close. The carpet had huge holes where they had tried to sew it together!!!! The bathroom had mold in the corner of the bath and shower.
We were then shown a second room which was bigger but in the same condition. This time asking for our money back, the receptionist insisted we pay for the one night she would not refund our money.
Thankfuly the agencey we booked through payed our refund in full.
I would not recommend anybody to go here at all - it is a disgrace!!!
Never Ever Again!!
Submitted by: Teresa in 16/01/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Adventurer
Stayed here overnight on the 8th December. Had stayed here in January and had a room thorugh in the new part which was great, so stayed here again. BIG MISTAKE!!

On checking in, I asked the receptionist for a quiet room - I got Room 126 which if she thinks this is a quiet room, then she had something wrong with her hearing!!

I arrived back from a concert at 11:30 and heard a full scale party going on in McCoys. The part of the hotel I was in, the music was so loud I thought I was in McCoys!! I was told this would finish at 12:30am, so could wait. At 12:45am, I asked reception again, was told to wait another 10 minutes. Just after 1am, I got dressed and went downstairs - the receptionist wouldnt let me talk and kept interrupting me. He then said it would finish at 2am.

Finally, at 2am the music went off, but then the fun and games started. If you stay here, just remember that we can hear EVERYTHING through the walls ....... I dont know how to put this politely ...... but, well, use your imagination!!! Well it went on for about 3-4 hours!!!! I kid you not .........

I had an early start so was up and about at 6:00am when a young female, dressed extremely skimpily, tried to get into my room!!! She was from the "noisy" room!!

As for the trains, when they went past less than 50 metres from my window, the whole room shook!! They start just after 4am in the morning, but cos of the noise, I was up anyway!!

Needless to say, between the music and this female, I never slept all night - I was shattered. Told the receptionist at 1am I was never staying here again.

My husband and I, are planning to be in Dublin for New Years Eve 2007/2008, but we are most definately NOT staying at this hotel again.
Central but quiet
Submitted by: Ian Roy in 14/06/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
Good hotel in central location. Rooms a bit small, but adequate and clean. Food good.

Historical Traveller Reviews of The North Star Hotel

Excellent Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just got back from 4 Nights at the North Star. Excellent Hotel, well located for all of Dublins amenities and sites, good food, very clean, pleasant attentive staff and good beer. Overall great value for money. Would definitely stay at the North Star again.

t arrive late on Saturday night!

from LynnHe
Arrived late on Saturday night and found room double booked, even after calling to advise of late arrival. We were moved to the Regency hotel near the airport for the night (which was an awful hotel) but after a lot of complaining we were able to get back into the North Star for the rest of our stay. We were given a complimentary meal (again, after much complaining) which was worse than actually being moved in the first place! I wouldn't recommend eating in the restaurant. The manager told us he'd put us in one of the "nice" rooms (once we eventually got checked in) which was nice but nothing special, just what you would expect from a hotel room really. The gym was ok, but no music or water! Male sauna wasn't working. Apart from the carry on of being overbooked, the hotel itself was ok, but got the impression that they always overbook the rooms on a weekend. Would probably stay here again but only if I wasn't arriving on a late flight.

Right next to the train station

from A TripAdvisor Member
stayed here in June 04, hotel was pleasant, although a little walk from the centre of Dublin. Rooms were ok, but did expect a little more from them. However, staying at the front of the hotel opposite the train station on a main road, the noise was really bad, the rooms were warm, but you couldnt open a window, because of the noise. And, when the trains start in the morning about 5.30am, expect your headboard to start vibrating!!

t be put off by the exterior!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We booked the North Star hotel on a 3 for 2 nights offer. I had read other reviews of this hotel and dreaded going, as apparently part of this hotel is a 3 start and the other is a 2 star. It does have a railway track running through the hotel, but i didn't really notice the trains at all.

We booked a double non-smoking room, but when when checked in, we were informed that there were no non-smoking rooms left. The room we had did smell a little of smoke, but when you turn on the airconditioner, the smell soon goes.

The room did look slightly dated, but still up to my standards (and i am VERY fussy!). The size of the room was quite big, and there was a single bed in there, as well as a double. The bathroom was clean, the bed was comfortable and the full Irish breakfast that was included was belly-bustingly good. It did have a gym, which looked like it had all the modern equipment.

The location of the hotel was ideal for exploring Dublin and beyond, and the bus service is very reliable.

I highly recommend visiting the Jameson Distillery (and when he asks for a volunteer, raise your hand quickly, as you get to have 6 shots of different whiskies to taste test). I also recommend the Guinness tour, as the view from the top bar is breathtaking.

Really pleasant hotel!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Went to Dublin last year and stayed in Temple Bar which was really good. This year we had difficulty getting booked the time we wanted as it was the big football final. We eventually got booked with North Star, which sounded nice but area sounded dodgy after reading some things on trip advisor. I can honestly say i thoroughly enjoyed my time there and didnt feel threatned walking at night in that area, it did look a bit seedy but we had no probs.
Dublin is a fantastic place with very pleasant people, thats the hotel staff, pub staff, tour bus lady-Kay,shop workers, everyone! Breakfasts in hotel were yummy, black pudding especially.
Ate at Thai Orchid and Italian Connection, both lovely restaurants.
Got fab bargains in Dunnes Stores (theres about 6 of them) and Penneys! Would definitely do back again. Only took 40 mins on flight too, marvellous!! Ryan air steward was a bit of a prat tho, but thats the only bad point.

beware of the cheap seats

from jayne808
I stayed at the North Star Aug 04 on a 3 day city break, and was led to believe by the travel agent that we were going to a superior 3 star hotel, the photo of the bedrooms was lovely unfortunately what we were put in was nothing like what was in the brochure, yes there are these lovely rooms available, but not for the likes of us on a package deal, YES thats what the receptionist told us when we complained and may i add several more complaints were made by other residents whilst we were there.The room was small, shabby, bed had a huge dip in the middle and the noise was unberable from the busy main st outside which constantly had a stream of traffic night and day, If the dirty window had not have been broken at the latch then we may have been able to shut it properly and get some slight relief form the noise. The hotel has been extended and if you are lucky enough to get a room in the new part then you should find nothing to complain about as the rooms are lovely and all doubleglazed, not like the hell hole we were in. Breakfast room immaculate, food good, but watch out for the girl who toasts the bread as she never wore gloves and kept touching her face and hair constantly. Location of this hotel is in a rough area of the city and several locals came up to us on numerous occasions warning us to watch out for pick pockets and not to venture too far in the area at night. Needless to say we wont be staying at the North Star again.

First Aid..!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is a great hotel!
The rooms are lovely, the breakfast is plentiful and hot, the staff are friendly. We particularly fell in love with the concierge who is an absolute gem and couldn't help us enough with places to see and eat and drink etc. He booked us places on a tour of the Dublin Mountains which picked us up from the hotel and was a fantastic day.

On our last night there I cut my finger very bad and was bleeding profusely. The receptionist was very helpful indeed and, despite the limited first aid kit available, did her best to deal with a woman dripping blood all over her reception floor!!


good craic!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Rooms/food excellent, friendly staff all round. Watch out for the limited car parking out back, they charge you to park there as hotel guests!

Say hello to the consierge "Big Kieran" for us, ask him anything - he knows!!

hen weekend

from A TripAdvisor Member
My cousin had her hen weekend here and it was brilliant. I couldn't believe how clean and modern it was considering it wasn't expensive at all.The pub downstairs was great,including the old fashioned barman...he was just ace!Hmmmm...only thing to fault this place was the room service and lack of choice, oh and the continental breakfast u get delivered to ur room wasn't very appetising. I'd definetely stay here again.

Great, family friendly

from DP39
I had my wedding at this hotel August 2003 along with 60 guests all from England including children. From start to finish of the weekend the staff were better than great, they were helpful, funny and very pleasant, my wedding was everything and more than I expected.
All my guests were very pleased with the rooms, the breakfast was more than enough and the bar attached to the hotel was great for late night drinking!!!!
Although a little far from all the hustle and bustle (20min walk) of the City the nearby pubs were good and no signs of any trouble.
All in all this is a very nice hotel with the dart on your doorstep to venture further into Ireland.
Thanks guys for making my wedding day that extra bit speacial.

Top Local Tips for Dublin

Great place to eat near the North Star Hotel Turn right out of the hotel and first right (Talbot Street I think) heading towards the millenium spire on O'Connell street and go to O'Sheas which is on the right at a main junction. Great food, especially the traditional irish dishes, very reasonable prices and delicious food.

The taxidriver The taxidriver from the airport to the hotel was just amasing. He was kind, funny, very informative and just a super person, we loved Dublin from the start. He gave us many important tips as where to go what to see and where to shop. Also he told us a lot about the irish people in general.

Dublin Get a ticket for the Dublin bus, You can get on the red or yellow bus and they will take you around all the places of interest. Take a hourse and carriage ride from St. Stephens green or go on a splash tour (im still waitin to go on one of these! lol!). Have a walk around and you will come across lots of shopping centres, gift shops ect. There is lots of places to eat and drink. We went to the Hard Rock Cafe and also another one like the hard rock it was rocket-something, cant ramember, they were both in temple bar. Also the last time we went we found a diner on o'connel street that was somthing about rockets 2 i think, it was up towards o'connel bridge end! hope you find this useful! xxx


Other names for The North Star Hotel

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  • north star hotel premier
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  • Address: Amiens Street - Dublin - 1 - Ireland
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