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“A Hotel in a pivotal tourist location” 4 of 5 stars
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Ashling Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #20 of 176 Hotels in Dublin
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“A Hotel in a pivotal tourist location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I stayed for one night and found the hotel and staff to be of a high standard. A major plus for the visitor is the pivotal location of the Hotel. It is within a few hundred metres of the Heuston Rail Station transport hub where the airport bus and the Luas tram stops. There are rail connections at this station to the south, south-east and west of Ireland. The Luas also connects to Connolly Station for connections to the north-west and Northern Ireland (Belfast) and Busarus, the main Dublin bus station. The Luas Connolly Station tram line passes through the City Centre with access to the main tourist locations. I dined in the Iveagh Bar and found quite a good menu with prices ok for Dublin. There was fast and friendly service despite the Bar being busy. The Free Wi-Fi in my room 317 worked well.

I have two criticisms - window sound insulation; wind noise at night from rattling or flapping fixtures or fittings in the outdoor area overlooked from the room window disturbed my sleep and an email I sent in advance to the Hotel concerning car parking facilities was not answered.

Room Tip: Away from the front of the building and perhaps not in Room 317 if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AshlingHotelDublin, General Manager at Ashling Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and your positive comments regarding our location, food, service and WiFi. Thank you also for your observations in relation to some noise which we will now look into. We do hope to welcome you back to the Ashling in the near future.

Kind Regards
Alan Moody
General Manager
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This hotel doesn't look very attractive from outside but has a lovely Reception was staying with my parents f nite got a lovely room very spacious dinner was also nice best of all this hotel situated just few yards from Lewes stop and 4 stops to city centre. Didn't find bar great there was 3 year old who was running around screaming in bar til 11.30 found this totally unacceptable as I had left my own 4 kids at home and just wanted a bit of peace f a chat but on the whole good hotel in great location f park and city centre

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AshlingHotelDublin, General Manager at Ashling Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us in June last year. We do agree that we are in a great location beside the park and close to the city centre with the Luas running directly by the hotel. We hope to welcome you back to the Ashling again.

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Alan Moody
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Ashling Hotel Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We got a "cheapy" 3 night break at the Ashling. Cause it was so cheap thought we might be treated like the poor cousins.. No way.. Service was excellent. food top class and reasonably priced and the staff are super friendly. Its an easy walk to the City centre but if you're feeling lazy hop on the tram or bus.. They seem to run constant and pass the front door of the hotel. Room was serviced every day and nothing was too much trouble for the bar & restaurant staff. The reception girls are walking encyclopedias of the sights not to be missed.. Overall and excellent experience. However there is no Fitness Centre or Pool but that's not what we went for anyway

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AshlingHotelDublin, General Manager at Ashling Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable stay and our Reception Team were able to help you with all sights to visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Ashling.

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Alan Moody
General Manager
Ashling Hotel Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I was in Ashling hotel for business and is a very good hotel with friendly staff.
My room was clean and nice, and a really good breakfast buffet.
The Luas tram in front of the hotel will bring you there fast, but I was not able to visit Dublin center.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AshlingHotelDublin, General Manager at Ashling Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back to the Ashling in the not too distant future where you may have time to visit and experience Dublin's city centre and attractions.

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Alan Moody
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Ashling Hotel Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Unfortunately I was stuck indoors for 24 hours for work, but at least it was at the Ashling Hotel. The reception staff were pleasant, and the decor fine. The car park was tight, but I was not driving thankfully. My room was on floor 7 with a view over the Guinness brewery. There was some noise from the traffic & trams, but not enough to disturb me. The room was large, with an equally large bathroom, all well appointed. Breakfast & lunch was good and plentiful. We used the Phoenix room for our conference, and it was fine; quiet, large enough and close to the loos. The only moan was not enough cups for tea & coffee for the breaks.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AshlingHotelDublin, General Manager at Ashling Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you for your review and feedback which we will take on board. We hope to welcome you back to the Ashling again in the future.

Kind Regards
Alan Moody
General Manager
Ashling Hotel Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Ashling hotel is a very good hotel with friendly and professional staff, nice and clean rooms and an extensive breakfast buffet. It's slightly located outside of the centre, but the Luas tram in front of the hotel will bring you there fast and easy. However the Guiness brewery, where most of the tourists (should) go, is not too far away. The day we left, we could store our baggage in a monitored storage room.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AshlingHotelDublin, General Manager at Ashling Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and we were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay. We agree, the Ashling is in an excellent location for Dublin's top visitor attractions. We hope to welcome you back to the Ashling in the not too distant future.

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Alan Moody
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Ashling Hotel Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed at the Ashling during a cold and rainy October. Dublin experienced a month's worth of rain in 24 hours. Water was flowing into the lobby. All levels of staff were pitching in to clear the lobby. The bar was inundated by diners as the water closed the restaurant. The staff worked very hard to accommodate everyone. I was very impressed with their concern to keep the guest's experience a positive one. By checkout the next morning, there was no sign that anything had even happened. Obviously, staff worked overnight to return the lobby to normal. We had a beautiful top floor, corner room with lots of windows. This hotel is away from the central traffic and noise and very convenient to the train station. A great Victorian-era pub with very generous servings is a block away.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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:
#13 Family Hotel in Dublin
#16 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#18 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#34 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 
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