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Russell Court Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21-25 Harcourt Street, Dublin, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #162 of 177 hotels in Dublin
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“AWFUL!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Stayed here last night (12/3/13) and was the worst experience of my life. Walk outside the hotel and are pounced on and followed by creeps (this is not good for two young girls) bouncers on the door didn't do anything. Got back up to the room, tired and looking to go to bed when you hear loud noise outside shouting and the garda everywhere! then the fire alarms go off and we called reception and they didn't answer, thinking nothing of it we stayed in the room and 4 fire brigades turn up. (I'd like to think the receptionist or staff would tell you to evacuate. We got changed and went downstairs as the alarm continuously went. On going downstairs we found people from the nightclub in the hotel section, security were accusing them of taking drugs which they were (knew by looking at their faces). Two 19 year old girls sitting there and not one member of staff asked us were we ok. WILL NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN & will NEVER recommend it to anyone else. only my car was parked in the q-park down the street I would have drove home at 3am instead of staying there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Monaghan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stayed here for one night, I had stayed here before and ha recieved a better experiance. On arrival I felt the reception staff most unfriendly. When I arrived to my room I realised there was no heating or no way of turning any heating on in the room or in the bathroom. It was -2 degrees outside and there was a north wind blowing through the window. The bed was awful it appeared to be sloping to one side and the mattress was dipped in the middle, i would say it hadn't been changed in years. The floor creaked with every footstep which was annoying. There were very few convenient electrical sockets in the room that you could use. The shower was tiny and water leaked out through the door but it did have hot water and their was good pressure. The room itself was realtively clean but having a room in artic conditions with no heat is terrible. The breakfast in the morning was included in the rate, it was terrible, very cheap cooked breakfast, it was like it was pre-cooked and microwaved not tasty at all, I left most of it behind. I would advise anyone not to stay here anymore then one night or don't pay anymore then €30 a night, it is not worth much more.

Room Tip: I had Room 28 so if you get this room ask for another
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I stayed at the Russell Court for one night and got a pleasant shock when I opened the door to my room - or should I say rooms! I paid only 25 euro inc breakfast but got what looked like a small suite - spacious living area, large bathroom with bath and shower, and a bedroom with a king size bed. What's more, the furniture was classy, which suited the Georgian building. The bed was really comfortable, and with good quality bedlinen. Earplugs were supplied - and are necessary, with techno music blaring into the early hours. But as long as you have these, and don't have children in tow, this is a great little hotel in one of the city's best locations.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor are best, and away from the street. My lovely room was number 302. There is a...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

They have a very loud club downstairs which is fun if you go to. Don't stay here if you want to sleep at night. The staff is quite rude and unhelpful. They have asked us to pay 3€ to keep our baggages after checking out but the bags weren't even locked, they were in front of the reception desk and they weren't even paying attention to them. Another thing I didn't like is that they provide taxis for €24 to the airport and they said it will not cost more than that but the driver asked us for more when arrived at the airport.
Other than that we paid for a twin room and we had a very large room with two double beds which was GREAT!

Also, they have this stupid rule that they need to vacuum at 9 am when absolutely everyone in the hotel is hungover....

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Feb 2013 mon-fri. 101 pounds for 4 nights with a full cooked breakfast, and only a few minutes walk into the town centre is excellent. Free wi.fi and a good hot shower. The room was gloomy with rickety old furniture. The disco thumping starts at 8.00pm until 4.00am. The shrieking patrons take another hour to stagger off. Good quality ear plugs are essential. Take your own. The supplied ones are rubbish.

Room Tip: Top floor may be a little less noisy
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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harrogate
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Had read some reviews but really did not realise it would be so bad, monday and tuesdays, they start going in to night club at about 5pm and there were masses of people going in till well after 7 and after. You can not sleep at all,They kick them out at 4am but they are there for a long time after, then the trams start again and the staff are putting all the beer barrels out on the street.
From 5pm the door staff pounce on you as soon as you head for the door to go in.
Room was dated but clean,breakfast is good and staff friendly as were the 2 girls we met on reception. Rooms do need double glazing, But really managers/owners need to forget about hotel side as doing both does not work at all.

Room Tip: Has got to be one at back but better with one in another hotel
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The outside was really nice. Walked inside and the staff were friendly. Went up to my room and the elevator could just fit my luggage and myself in it. The room was huge, like a 2 room apartment with no kitchen. It was very cold (not in temperature, although it was that too) and loud. My travel agent booked this place for me. Apparently there is a nightclub which I heard on the second night but the ear plugs they provided did somewhat of a good job. But the nightclub wasnt the only issue. There was also the creaking of the hotel. If I went back I would try somewhere else but it was clean and did the job.

A bit of a downer was that there was no wifi in the room. Only in the reception
Breakfast was like any other breakfast. You could order hot stuf if you wanted, but the included value was sufficient enough

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21-25 Harcourt Street, Dublin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #162 of 177 hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Russell Court Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Russell Court Hotel is just off St. Stephen's Green in Dublin city centre. The Georgian-style hotel has great nightlife and individually designed rooms with period furnishings and antiques.The hotel features some of the Dublin’s hottest nightlife. Dicey's Garden is extremely popular with visitors and locals. Russell Court Hotel hosts Krystle and Bojangles nightclubs. Krystle was winner of Best Nightclub in Ireland in 2007,2008 ,2009 ,and 2010.The Russell Court is a hotel for those who like to party with its bars and nightclubs open 7 days a week. Because of this all rooms can be affected by noise. We do not recommend the Russell Court Hotel for those looking "for peace and quiet ". ... more   less 
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