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Mespil Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   50-60 Mespil Road, Dublin 4, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #79 of 175 Hotels in Dublin
Swansea
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“Mespil Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed here in March last year on a boys trip for the rugby at the RDS, had a great time.
Stayed here again in the summer with my wife and two kids (11&8), again thoroughly enjoyed.
The hotel is located about a 15 min walk to Grafton St and likewise a 15 min walk in opposite direction to RDS for the rugby. For those that don't want to walk there is a taxi rank outside, or just at the end of the road numerous frequent buses.
I found the hotel staff very friendly on both my visits, we had a nice breakfast and the bar serves a cracking pint of Guinness and is very welcoming.
There is a starbucks next door for the coffee lovers and plenty of bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk. In fact when I was with the lads we preferred the nearby bars at Baggot St/Merrion Row to the overpriced Temple Bar.
For family trips I recommend the Dublin Pass for access to the visitor attractions and also worth considering pre booking bus passes for the duration of your stay. If you with kids a trip to the Zoo and the Aquazone are well worth it. You can catch bus from near the hotel or from St Stephens Green to most attractions.
Ten of us have booked to stay at The Mespil again in May for the rugby.

Room Tip: The front of the hotel has views over the canal, I always ask for these rooms. Reading other reviews...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mespil_Management, Manager at Mespil Hotel, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Mespil Hotel Dublin.

Great to read that you have enjoyed your recent stays with us and that you will returning again for the rugby in May – Heineken Cup perhaps. Thank you for the very kind comments in relation to our staff and good to see that you enjoyed breakfast and of course the Guinness in the bar!! Yes the hotel is ideal for families also with dedicated family rooms now available and your recommendation re Dublin Pass, Dublin Zoo and the Aquazone are all great attractions to visit.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in May for the rugby.


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Mespil Management
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed in the Mespil on a whim for the new year, stayed 2 nights and was plesantly surprised. The hotel is located about 10 minutes walk from St.Stephen's Green, which is ideal. The room was clean, warm and we got a great night's sleep as it is lovely relaxed hotel. The hotel bar has a chilled out vibe and although we didn't eat at the hotel, the menu looks good. Beside the hotel are a little row of restaurants / coffee houses. This hotel was great value as well, and i will definitely be staying here again when i head up to the capital

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mespil_Management, Manager at Mespil Hotel, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Mespil Hotel Dublin.

Delighted to read that you had an enjoyable 2 night stay with us and you were impressed with the hotel and the location. Great to see that you found the room relaxing and liked the atmosphere in the bar. We are fortunate to have a good selection of restaurants, coffee shops and bar beside the hotel – all offering good value dining options.

Great to hear that you will definitely stay with us again next time you are in Dublin and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review.

Emma Allen
Mespil Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 5 nights in Dec2012-Jan 2013. Good location , about 15-20mins walk from the city centre but there is a bus stop round the corner so no problem if you don't want to walk (€6.50 bus day pass).
Our room was quiet, clean and really comfy.
Wifi is available throughout hotel and is fast enough . You can also use computers with Internet downstairs and it is free plus if you need to print something there is a printer available.
The staff is very helpful and friendly .
Unfortunately didn't have a chance to use their restaraunt because after reading trip advisor reviews we decided to try Thai take away few metres away from the hotel: it was really good ( surprisingly there were no Thai staff working in that place but whatever nationalities they are they do a very good job!)
Would recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mespil_Management, Manager at Mespil Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Mespil Hotel Dublin.

Great to read that you enjoyed your 5 night stay with us and that you found your room quiet, clean and comfortable. Great to read that you were impressed with the customer computers in the lobby and free wifi throughout the hotel. Thank you for the very kind comments in relation to our staff, which I have forwarded to the team. Good to hear that you enjoyed the local Thai restaurant…close to the hotel.

I hope we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel on your next visit to Dublin.

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Emma Allen
Mespil Management
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed here using an online deal which was amazing value.
The staff are welcoming and friendly and helpful and smiling always.
The rooms are spotless. The bathroom was immaculate. Lots of hot water. Free hotel parking.
The breakfast was yummy. Lots of everything. Although a buffet, it was hot and freshly cooked. I had fresh fruit scones that were divine.
Great location. Walk into city in 15 mins. no need for taxis.
Would stay here again for sure.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mespil_Management, Manager at Mespil Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Mespil Hotel Dublin.

Delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you were very pleased with all aspects of the hotel. We very much appreciate your very kind comments in relation to our staff, which I have forwarded to the team. Great comments too from breakfast...which is good to hear and again location was convenient for you – 15 mins walk to the city.

Great to hear you would stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Dublin.

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Emma Allen
Mespil Management
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Wicklow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The mespil is good value for a clean, centrally located hotel. The rooms are always tidy, clean, the bathroom spotless, and I've never had a problem with noise. I've stayed here a few times for nights out and it's perfect. Can walk to Grafton St & home again, no problems.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mespil_Management, Manager at Mespil Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Mespil Hotel Dublin.

Delighted to read that you have enjoyed your recent stays with us and that you find the hotel central, clean and comfortable. The location is an ideal walk to Grafton Street and we hope we will see you again in the New Year on your next visit to Dublin.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Mespil Hotel.

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Emma Allen
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Kildare, Ireland
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed here for one night in November and it was our first time to try this location. We got a very good deal on a voucher scheme and bottle of prosecco and chocolates were included in the room price. Car park is free and usually you will find a spot I think unless you are checking in very late. Our room was a good size with double and single bed. View was of the back of the hotel which means it is quieter as the front is on a busy main road. Bathroom was basic with little room for storage of toothbrushes etc. Heat was high in the room but radiator is controlled by you so easy to switch off. Lily O'Brien chocolates left in the room and we had our bottle of prosecco in the bar. Breakfast was ok, nothing to write home about but service was quick and tables were available for everyone that turned up. Would recommend if you are heading into town, going to a match in Aviva or concert in RDS. Very reasonable rates and good location.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mespil_Management, Manager at Mespil Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Mespil Hotel Dublin.

Delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you found the location perfect for the city centre, Aviva and RDS. Great to see that you enjoyed your Prosecco and chocolates and found the hotel ideal for your needs in Dublin

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Mespil Hotel in the near future.

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Emma Allen
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Clashmore, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The staff were very welcoming, the room was a fine size and great shower along with comfortable bed and quiet location. For the money it really is outstanding. I wouldn't even consider anywhere else to stay in Dublin. It's only a 10/15 min walk into St. Stephen's Green where there's loads to do, shopping, pubs, restaurants etc...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mespil_Management, Manager at Mespil Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Mespil Hotel Dublin.

Great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will definitely return. Location, comfort and value all scored highly with you which is great feedback and thank you for the very kind comments in relation to our staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Mespil Hotel in the near future.

Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review.

Emma Allen
Mespil Management
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Additional Information about Mespil Hotel

Address: 50-60 Mespil Road, Dublin 4, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#64 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mespil Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 254
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mespil Hotel is a modern hotel located within Georgian Dublin, an elegant and stylish part of Dublin city centre and just 15 minutes walk from St. Stephens Green /Grafton Street, Aviva Stadium, Grand Canal Theatre and the RDS. Temple Bar is a further 10 minutes walk. The Mespil Hotel offers 254 bright, spacious guest bedrooms, free WIFI Internet access & guest car parking (limited availability). ... more   less 
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