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.
- 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