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Trinity City Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pearse Street, Dublin, Ireland (Formerly Trinity Capital Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #33 of 177 hotels in Dublin
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“Funky Hotel in a Fab Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for a week in December, and was extremely happy with the stay. First, the location is phenomenal - just across the street from the back of Trinity College and less than a 10 minute walk to Temple Bar, Grafton Street, Henry Street, Merrion Square, etc. For being in such a central location, I was happy to discover that the actual street it's on (Pearse) is actually very quiet and so you don't get the street or pedestrian noise at night that you would in other nearby locations. Literally 30 seconds around the corner is an Ulster Bank ATM, a SPAR (convenience store) with a deli and coffee shop inside.

Second, the hotel itself is super funky with a fun and unique lounge, cool bar, and large restaurant area. There is also a courtyard - obviously closed when I was there - that is inexplicably full of random animal and cacti statues. The hotel offers a variety of room types and is actually fairly large but feels like a small boutique hotel. The breakfast buffet is decent but not amazing, and costs 12 euro which is, like pretty much every hotel in Europe, ridiculous, but I've seen worse. There is free wifi in all the rooms and public areas, hairdryer and nice toiletries in the bathrooms, and a a fair selection of channels on flat screen televisions. The bathrooms are a good size for a European hotel as well, which was appreciated. I didn't have too much interaction with the staff, but what I did have was very pleasant.

The only (very minor) complaints I have are that the lighting in the rooms isn't so great, so if it's dark outside the only place you can properly see yourself is in the bathroom. Also, within the hotel there are four different "groups" of rooms - Trinity, Tara, Courtyard, and Georgian. The Trinity and Tara rooms are accessed by the elevator immediately next to reception. I stayed in room 406 my first night, when I was by myself, which is a single room. This room seemed fine, but when I moved to a double room, which I was sharing with a friend, we were in a Courtyard room which was MUCH nicer - cleaner, more modern, and better decor. The Courtyard rooms are accessed via a locked door past the lounge and then up a separate elevator bank. I never did figure out exactly where the Georgian rooms (suites) were, but the photos certainly looked nice.

In sum, I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone!

Room Tip: Courtyard rooms seem a bit nicer than Trinity or Tara rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MAKH77, General Manager at Trinity City Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your recent review of the Trinity Capital Hotel.
I appreciate the thorough review of our hotel, and I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Just to clarify about our room types, the Tara rooms are our most recent addition to the hotel and this is the wing that also houses our Executive rooms. The Georgian Suites are in listed Gerogian buildings on Pearse st, accessed from the area between the bar and restaurant.
We hope to be able to welcome you back to Dublin and the Trinity Capital Hotel soon.

Best Regards,
Denyse Campbell,
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I stayed at the Trinity Capital for my wifes birthday in October for one night. The location is fantastic, right beside Trinity, and easy walking distance to both Grafton Street and O'Connell street, which suited my wife for the shopping. The hotel is comfortable and warm, and the decor is good. For an hotel bar, there was a decent atopmshere. There is a bar just round the corner, Mulligans of Poolbeg street which serves the best pint of Guinness in Dublin by a mile. O'Neills, just up Pearse Street (not the hugh one in Suffolk Street) is a lively bar which serves a good pint as well.
The only negatives are that there was no bath in our room. In addition, I let them know in advance that it was my wifes birthday in the hope they would drop up a bottle of wine or something like that. They sent us up a card instead which was a bit scabby. Otherewise, they would have got 5 stars, especially for the prices which was about 70 Euro as far as I can remember. Thats a bargain for this location and hotel.

Room Tip: back of the hotel is quieter
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MAKH77, General Manager at Trinity City Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your recent review of the Trinity Capital Hotel.
Not all of our rooms have bathtubs, I would recommend requesting special features like baths in advance of arrival.

We hope to be able to welcome you back to Dublin and the Trinity Capital Hotel soon.

Best Regards,
Denyse Campbell,
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Just spent last night in the Trinity Capital Hotel, Wow, what a hotel, definately worth trying, decor so different, staff friendly, evening meal in restaurant great, breakfast that will keep you fed all day, near Grafton Street, can't wait to go back, just so nice to stay in a place that has character and that is a little bit different.

Room Tip: Rooms over the Fire Station are quiet, we were on a girly package so we were upgraded to and executi...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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MAKH77, General Manager at Trinity City Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your recent review of the Trinity Capital Hotel.
We hope to be able to welcome you back to Dublin and the Trinity Capital Hotel soon.

Best Regards,
Denyse Campbell,
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I recently stayed at this hotel as I was going to an event in the O2. I'm delighted to say I've discovered a gem of a hotel in the Trinity Capital. Location of the hotel is excellent, just a 5-10 minute walk to Grafton street. The hotel provides secure car parking for €10 per 24 hours. If you wish to avail of this you need to call into reception first to pick up a permit.

I stayed here with a package that included free transfer to the O2 which is a great service and a nice touch.

The twin room was compact but very modern and clean with tea/ coffee making facilities etc. the decor of the hotel is very colourful and interesting. The whole premises is spotlessly clean.

All the staff we encountered were very friendly and courteous and must be commended.

Breakfast is a full Irish buffet with breads, cereals and fruits also. Although the food was tasty it was a little on the cold side. Aside from that I would recommend this hotel highly and intend to stay here again in the new year.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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MAKH77, General Manager at Trinity City Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your recent review of the Trinity Capital Hotel.
We are happy to be able to welcome you back to Dublin and the Trinity Capital Hotel in the new year.

Best Regards,
Denyse Campbell,
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Had a great stay.... Comfortable bed, funky decor and nice bar. Cracking breakfast and friendly staff. Close to all the action..

Only issue stay away from the doubles on spirts and stay on the guiness at the bar.... Pricey

Less than 300m from the tour buses and templebar.

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MAKH77, General Manager at Trinity City Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your recent review of the Trinity Capital Hotel.
We hope to be able to welcome you back to Dublin and the Trinity Capital Hotel soon.

Best Regards,
Denyse Campbell,
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We stayed here for only one night and we will be going back. We were met by the unique velvet chairs in the outer lobby, giving us a taste of the decor to come. The lobby happily bombards you with so much to see, from oversized purple chaise, to gilt statues, mirrors and chandeliers. We were welcomed by Anna on reception, who was very friendly, efficient and extremely helpful. We walked past the two baby grand pianos to the lift for the rooms. The hotel feels like a haven and is very secure, as you need to use your keycard to access the lifts.
The rooms are decorated in dark woods with accents of the main hotel colours of purple, reds and pinks in the curtains, cushions and chairs. This is very complimentary, as it lends to a more restful ambience. The bathroom is well equipped and we found both this and the bedroom spotlessly clean.
The entire hotel public areas are also spotlessly clean, not even a cobweb on the statues!
Breakfast was good and filling and constantly being replenished. A full buffet of fruit, cold meats, cheeses, cereals, different breads and rolls, hot food of a full irish breakfast was on offer and tea and coffee were brought to your table.
The staff are very friendly and at breakfast I noticed that instead of the restaurant manager barking orders, she saw her staff were busy with customers and re-set the tables herself and smiled at her staff.
We were very relaxed and delighted with our stay and we will return. The Hotel and staff compliment each other and the entire hotel team are to be praised in their excellent work and service.

Room Tip: Opt for the Courtyard side of the hotel as the road is very busy.
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  • 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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MAKH77, General Manager at Trinity City Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your recent review of the Trinity Capital Hotel.
I'm delighted to read your glowing review, especially the comments about the relaxing ambience and cleanliness.
We hope to be able to welcome you back to Dublin and the Trinity Capital Hotel soon.

Best Regards,
Denyse Campbell,
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Staff all very friendly, buffet breakfast was good, we were in a room overlooking the fire station and were worried about noise, however I have no complaints of noise during the night, in fact it's one of the quietest nights I have experienced in a city centre hotel. My only gripe is there is no heating in the bathroom and at winter it would be nice to have hot towels, also the curtains are so thick they stop the heat coming from the radiator so rooms was cold too, had to bunch all the curtains onto the windowsill to let the heat out, for a short stay in Dublin it's a good choice, I liked the dark rich decor.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MAKH77, General Manager at Trinity City Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your recent review of the Trinity Capital Hotel.
We hope to be able to welcome you back to Dublin and the Trinity Capital Hotel soon.

Best Regards,
Denyse Campbell,
General Manager
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Address: Pearse Street, Dublin, Ireland (Formerly Trinity Capital Hotel)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#29 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#35 Business Hotel in Dublin
#39 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Trinity City Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Trinity City Hotel is a uniquely stylish boutique property located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, opposite Trinity College. Our 198 guestrooms offer everything that you would expect including super-fast, complimentary 200MB WiFi, luxurious cotton bed linens with fluffy duvets, en-suite bathrooms with luxurious toiletries, flat screen TV, electronic laptop safe Tea and Coffee making facilities, hairdryer and ironing facilities and a work desk We want our guests to feel at home throughout their stay at the Trinity City Hotel and our range of 4 star guest rooms are designed with guest comfort in mind. Guests can choose to upgrade to one of our beautifully appointed Executive Bedrooms and Suites or our Georgian Suites with the elegant proportions of Dublin's most famous architectural style. ... more   less 
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