We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Average hotel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ashling Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
Save
You added Ashling Hotel to your Saves list
Ashling Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, Ireland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #20 of 175 Hotels in Dublin
South
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Average hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

We got to stay at this hotel as a special secret hotel deal, it was described as a 4 star hotel near the city centre. It is not near the city centre of Dublin, if you are active like we are it is fine to walk back and forth although nearby area is not a nice place. As for being 4 star, it is lacking in standard if 4 star, certainly compared to other 4 star hotels. For the price we paid it was ok, I certainly would not pay their full price rates. The hotel was clean, apart from our first room was next to smoking rooms, we had to be moved due to the smell - the hotel reception manager's attitude was not really necessary, althought she moved us to another room, her manner did not go unnoticed (larger lady with long hair, blondie/brown in colour).

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,141 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,026
    827
    204
    56
    28
See reviews for
409
886
101
160
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (440)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011 via mobile

Stayed here for a 3 night city break recommended by the travel agent. Nice looking hotel both inside and out. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially bar and breakfast waiters/waitresses and the guys in the luggage storeroom. The room was very clean and comfortable with plenty of good quality towels provided.
The buffet breakfast costs €12 and well worth it, excellent variety of food and drinks, the full Irish was very hot & served on a warm plate.
The bar serves a good selection of food, very tasty & the portion sizes are generous. Prices were reasonable for a hotel.

The hotel is a good 30 to 40 minute walk to the main area of Dublin however buses, trams & taxis are all in the immediate area. Lots of attractions nearby the hotel (zoo, museums, Guiness Storehouse) so we found it to be a good base.

Only negative was that the travel agents advised the hotel we were staying for a special occasion (21st birthday), its always a nice touch when the hotel make a mention of this but nothing was said, however I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Casa Grande, AZ.
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We just returned from a trip to Ireland, where our 'base of operations' was the Ashling Hotel. For starters, if you're reading this and thinking about a trip to Dubling/Ireland - stop thinking and do it. You won't visit a better country with nicer people in it!

We checked in on 10/13 after a long flight over from Arizona. We only had to wait about an hour (we were early) for a room to be ready. We had booked two Superior Deluxe King rooms, but since we were an hour and a half before check-in there was only one ready, which we were fine with. When we got up to the room, we noticed a bag that had been left behind even though the room was spotlessly cleaned, so we called the front desk and told them. Right away an employee came up, took the bag out of the room, then called down to the front desk because she thought the second room was ready. Sure enough, it was and she escorted my mother-in-law in to her own room, helping her with her luggage. When all was said and done, she had squared away our rooms and taken out luggage cart back down for us after securing a password for the internet for us.

The room was nice sized for the two of us (me and my daughter). We had gotten a king sized room, figuring it wouldn't kill either one of us to share a bed for a week. The bed was very large - big enough to have room for six pillows (double stacked) across the top. Bedding was crisp, clean, and white - very inviting for weary travelers! The bed was extremely comfortable as well, which is always a nice surprise. We slept very well all five nights we spend there.

The room had a huge window that opened up, door-like to a balcony that overlooked Dublin and the Guinness Brewery. The breeze coming in immeditely lifted any stuffiness from the room. The room smelled great with clean carpeting. There was a small closet with some hangers, an extra blanket, and an ironing board and iron in it. There is no chest of drawers like what us Americans are used to having, so we used our suitcases as de facto dressers for the trip. There was a large desk with electrical outlets across the top and a large mirror with lighting over it for doing work, makeup, etc. There was a small table, big enough for two to eat at, and three upholstered chairs which were very comfy. Both sides of the bed had a shelf/tabletop for storage and bedtime essentials.

The bathroom was really big. With a very large, tall shower that had two different heads (a Water Pik and a Rainshower) - both of which worked and had great water pressure). on one end; and a bathtub with another Water Pik handheld at the other end. In between were two large sinks and counter space with a large mirror and appropriate lighting. Of course, a toilet is in there as well. The bathroom also had a window which we took advantage of to cool the room off while showering.

Both the room and the bathroom were beyond clean and welcoming. We had room service the first night as we were too tired to venture out anywhere and the service was quick and friendly - and the food was extremely delicious.

Every morning that we were there, we took advantagew of the full Irish breakfast buffet the hotel offers. Yes, it's more expensive than some other restaurants in Dublin, but you can't beat the convenience of a hot, full and yummy breakfast right down stairs. The people that work the restaurant are all super nice and bend over backwards to help you out and get you what you need. My daughter loved the breakfast and would have eaten it for lunch and dinner had they offered it!

Just a short walk down the street is the Luas station which takes you right into Dublin City Centre. It's extremely convenient and cheap (1.50 Euro for one way, two hour tickets) and we used it many times while we were there. We also ordered a taxi on the day we had an early meet up with a tour bus and the morning we left for the states. Both times we asked the front desk to arrange the taxi for us and it was done without any problems and our taxi's were always waiting for us right on time. We also mailed some postcards through the front desk, and again, the staff could not have been more gracious and nice to us.

We also took advantage of the hotel's bar/restaurant. One night my daughter and I had a late dinner of paninis which were outstanding; another night we ate roast beef sandwiches while the MIL chugged some beer down. The bartender, after noticing my shirt that had the Oakland Raiders shield on it, came over and updated me on the score of the game I was missing. It's very easy to get along with the people who work at this hotel and I can't imagine just who some of the reviewers below were dealing with or if it was there own attitudes that colored the experience negative as we did not have one bad thing happen the whole time here (which is somewhat unusual for any five day vacay, I would say).

My daughter and I also ate dinner at the hotel's restaurant which is more formal than the bar or a pub. The food was excellent. My daughter had a steak that would make you cry, it was so tender and delicious; and I had an asian stir fry that curled my toes. We both had the Eton Mess dessert which cannot be adequately described, but must be eaten. My daughter ate all of hers, and finished off mine (Ah, youth....) when I got too full. Again, the prices here may have a small premium over an independant restaurant in Dublin, but food there is expensive anywhere you go. We found ourselves more than happy to pay the prices as we did not have one bad meal in or out of the hotel.

The best compliment you can give a hotel is to say you'll come back, and we will definietly be back to the Ashling even if it takes us a few years to get there!

Room Tip: We booked very early since the hotel does not require a deposit and we saved ourselves several hundr...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2011, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We had stayed in the Ashling 5 years ago so when I was returning with friends for a girls weekend I suggested we return to Dublins Ashling. How surprised was I the Hotel has had a total refurbishment and has doubled in size . From the impressive reception area to the modern luxurious interior designs it was well value for money . The hotel has easy access by bus or the Luas in to Dublin city center which takes about 5mins. The hotel has lovely views over the Liffy and you can also see the Guiness plant from the hotel front vierws. The food is excellent but can be a bit expensive from the dinner menu but I would reccomend the Breakfast as this could keep you going all day when sight seeing... Good food in the near by Ryan's bar which is 1 min walk. We will definately will be returning soon.

Room Tip: Front rooms have great views over the River Liffey
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2011, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

My sisters and I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights in October 2011. The food was great and the staff greeted us with a smile. Hop on Hop off bus stop and tram stop outside hotel - great location and only short distance from busy areas. We visited a wee bistro one block from the hotel which had really good food and again friendly staff! The local pub called the Millenium was fab we danced and sang with the locals. Dubliners are the best!!!! i would recommend this hotel to everyone.
ONE COMPLAINT ALCOHOLIC DRINKS ARE EXTORTIONATE maybe thats why everyone smiles as you spend your money - joking :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wigmore, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011 via mobile

In the space of 2 weeks I stayed there for 5 nights on business. Hotel is clean but not near any other restaurants. Staff at reception friendly. The restaurant let's the place down with poor service from staff and long waits for food ordered.

On one occasion I was asked if I was ready order to which I replied yes only to have the member of staff ignore me and welcome new guests, seat them and explain the menu!

Twice I had made reservations only to turn up and my reservation could not be found

Over priced for a la carte restaurant that has poor service. Food is good if you are prepared to wait

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Westport
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We stayed at this hotel in Oct 2011 on the first and last nights of our Ireland tour. AAA booked us into this hotel as part of our drive yourself tour of the country and both couples in our party were very pleased. Initially we were both booked into a King room and on the return trip a Queen room. Both were extremely clean, modern and very comfortable! The beds and linens are great. Both rooms were very spacious and quiet. The breakfast was fantastic - so many different choices and all served in a very large dining room that had a small hotel feel to it. The location was a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still only a 15 minute walk from the Temple Bar area and Guiness Factory. We loved this hotel and would definitely stay here if we are so lucky to visit Ireland again!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Ashling Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ashling Hotel

Address: Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Dublin
#15 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#18 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#33 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ashling Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ashling is a stunning Dublin City hotel in a great central location adjacent to Heuston Station and on the Luas red line. International Award Winning 4 Star hotel Dublin incorporating 225 bedrooms including Deluxe Rooms and Suites, 180 seater Chesterfields Restauratn, stylish Iveagh Bar and extensive meeting rooms and conference facilities catering for up to 220 delegates.On Site Carparking, special overnight / 24 hour residents rate.Excellent location in the heart of historic Dublin City, beside the Phoenix Park, Europe's largest enclosed city park. The surrounding area is home to Dublin's premier attractions - Dublin Zoo, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Old Jameson Distillery, the National Museum of Ireland, Temple Bar along with shopping districts Grafton ad Henry Street are only a short stroll away.Close by for sporting and concert events is the famous Croke Park, Th 02, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and the Aviva Stadium at Lansdowne Road. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com, EasyToBook, Despegar.com, Otel, Agoda, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Venere and Tingo so you can book your Ashling Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Dublin
Dublin Best Western
Ashling Hotel Dublin

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ashling Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.