I have already written a review off the Gibson and I can only confirm and endorse my positive comments. It is one of the best hotels I have stayed in Dublin, very comfortable, with large, well appointed and quiet rooms. The location is not so central, but the Luas tram is rightly outside the hotel entrance. However this time I have to report a not so pleasant experience with the use of the garage. The Gibson does not have its own garage, but has a convention with the large O2 Arena garage. This is perfectly OK as long as you do not park your car overnight and have to leave very early in the morning to catch an early flight out of Dublin. When I arrived at the Gibson last week I parked the car in the garage and I asked, while checking in, what I had to do to leave early. The receptionist told that I could pay the garage at the time I was leaving directly in the hotel as the garage is closed overnight and just told who ever was on duty that I had a car in the garage. This is what I did at 5.30 am, I paid the garage (14 €) and asked the manager on duty what I had to do. He said that everything was ok and so I went; just to find out that the garage gates were closed and there was no way to communicate with the hotel, no intercom, nothing. I had to leave the car and run back to the hotel reception (on the third floor, not exactly a short run, given the size of the garage).
It took them 10 minutes to summon the security guy and get him to the gate and open it. This is not acceptable. If the hotel has a convention with the O2 garage they should put in place a system where about the hotel patrons could use the garage at any time, day and night. Therefore be aware if you are driving to the Gibson and intend to park your car in the garage overnight. Having reported this, I still think that the Gibson is a very good hotel and I would highly recommend it for your business and pleasure stays in Dublin.
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