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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chic and understated with a music pedigree that runs deep, the gibson hotel Dublin is the ultimate urban retreat. Music lovers, art junkies, food fanatics - whatever your passion it's right on our doorstep. We do sleeping, meeting, dining, gigging, touring, wedding and relaxing really really well. We mix all these things with a fresh, energetic, slightly off centre approach and we know it works. Exhibitions, supporting local artists, urban weddings and the odd celebrity are elements of what makes us different to the normal Dublin Hotel. You will find our staff friendly, responsive and happy - there is a secret to this that we can't possibly share. The gibson hotel is the ideal location to explore the city and planning your stay is easy. The M1 and M50 are 8 minutes away via the Port Tunnel and we have ample covered parking for our guests. With the luas stop right outside our front door Connolly train station is only 8 minutes away and Heuston train station is a short 20 minutes from the hotel. The Luas will take you to the City centre in 10 minutes or if you prefer to take in the views of the River Liffey a brisk 15 minute walk along the quays will bring you to O'Connell street, the heart of Dublin city. Great beds, 100MB complimentary WiFi, a gym, relaxation area, restaurant, bar and meeting space are all part of the deal. The gibson hotel is modern yet comfortable, it's different and it's better, it's large, it's friendly and it's a building that is alive with great people from the moment you set foot until the moment you leave. ... more less
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