My husband and I recently stayed for three nights at the Mespil Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. The location was in a quiet neighborhood not too far from center city. This was the best thing about the hotel. The room was not air conditioned with only a small window so in the unusually warm weather made the room quite hot. The problem we had with this hotel was a big one! We arrived at 7:30 pm dropped off our things and went out to eat, returning at 10:30. The next morning we realized that our digital camera (with more than 100 pictures from our vacation) was missing. We let the hotel staff know and they made some minimal attempts to help us, mostly telling us that we probably misplaced it or lost it in the city. Needless to say we were quite upset at ourselves for losing the camera. We purchased a new camera and toured the city for the next day. We did report the camera being missing to the Garda (police) and they were polite and helpful. Then at 9 pm the night before we were due to leave, we were packing when I realized that my ipod was missing. My husband reported this to the hotel staff, then after waiting more more than an hour the manager arrived at our room to check the card reader to see if anyone entered our room. Of course this only showed our key card and housekeeping's having entered. I was upset that the manager was grilling my husband as though we had done something wrong! He did finally contact the Garda for us. My husband spent an hour talking to the Garda at 11:30 pm where after hearing our story they reported to us that this was not the first time they had been to this hotel for this kind of situation. In fact they were there only two weeks before. The Garda were apologetic and very helpful. They wrote up reports for us to take home and delivered them to the hotel during the night. This was an expensive lesson to learn and we hope that you consider this when booking a hotel in Dublin.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mespil Hotel Dublin