Stayed here for one night (Jan 6th) while attending a comedy gig and was very impressed with every aspect.
The car park is really handy to access and at 8 euro per day is fantastic value - on-street parking would be astronomical compared to that rate. Got the feeling they could charge more if they chose to but it's a testament to the hotel that they don't.
First impressions in the reception are that it's a sleek and stylish, yet comfortable hotel. They find the balance nicely between modern and cosy and the couches in the bar and reception area are ridiculously comfortable. The staff were very friendly at check-in and prompt in dealing with us. The security in the hotel is excellent. You need your key card to access all corridors and it gave us a reassuring feel.
We stayed in a standard double room. The room was spacious and spotless. The bed was very large and honestly was extremely comfortable. It had six, yes six, pillows on it for anyone who likes to stack them. The room was warm without being stuffy and enjoyed great views over the small park and the Liffey/Heuston Station. With the tram line outside I was worried we'd be kept awake but the ceiling-to-floor glass windows are sound-proofed enough for this not to be a problem.
The bathroom and in particular the shower with it's large rain-shower head were great. Bright, spotless and functional. The heavy doors into each room also ensured we didn't hear a peep during the night or morning from other guests coming or going - although it didn't seem busy and to be honest I had had a few beers after the gig so that probably helped too.
Breakfast the next morning looked fantastic, I say looked because I was worse for wear after said beers and was barely fit but I forced myself a bit because it was so nice. The other 5 members of our party all raved about the breakfast and when I recovered later that evening I'd have given anything to have a second go.
Overall we were absolutely delighted with the hotel although it has to be said we did get a very good deal when compared to the current prices on their site but even at that it's still quite reasonable. Perfect location, spotlessly clean throughout and staff were 100% in the few short dealings we had with them. It's easy to get to regardless of which direction you're coming from as it's right off the quays and with the Luas literally outside the front door you have the freedom too. The 8 euro for overnight parking was the icing on the cake too - very reasonable for Dublin. The other two couples with us both agreed that their rooms and the hotel in general was top notch. Highly recommended.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Dublin
- Dublin Best Western
- Ashling Hotel Dublin