Stayed 4 nights in June.
Pros: Location. Next to O’Connell, short walk to Temple Bar. Airport bus is right at the doorstep.
1. Poor soundproofing. Can hear flushing toilets and voices from rooms next door, as well as street noise.
2. Door mechanisms throughout hotel work like mousetraps slamming doors hard against doorframes. Very noisy and shaky! You will not just hear, but also feel when your neighbours coming or leaving.
3. Bathroom was clean, but was designed by somebody with lots of black humor and/or no common sense. When you open bathroom door, sink is immediately to your right partially blocking entrance. No counter and mirror on the wall above the sink. Straight ahead is the toilet, partially blocked by the sink. Mirror and counter BEHIND the toilet!!! You ever tried to do your morning shaving routine when you at the sink and mirror is not in front of you but to the left, separated by the toilet? Try! Lots of fun! Especially considering that lighting is behind you (face in the shade) and half of the mirror is blocked by towels hanging from the rack attached above the mirror. The layout is absolutely disrespectful to the guests! Especially for those with less than perfect vision.
4. Hairdryer was broken. Reported every morning and was promised to fix. Nothing was done.
5. Bed was OK, but squeezed between wall and window with little more than a foot of space both side.
6. No power adapters provided or rented for unique Irish outlets. You have to buy them from machine at the lobby at the cost of 7 euro. Even in poor and developing countries they are provided, sometimes with refundable deposit. Very-very cheap of you hotel management!!!
7. No pen or pencil in the room.
Conclusion: This is place to stay if you are in emergency or need one night only with the convenient connection to airport. Otherwise look somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEST WESTERN PLUS ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is located in the heart of Dublin, just off the capital's main thoroughfare. This Best Western hotel boasts 304 stunning new bedrooms and suites, with modern facilities in all rooms. Hotel amenities include a stunning marbled lobby, Sir Harry’s Grill Bar & Bistro, 5 meeting rooms, an On Site Fitness Room, Beauty Salon and complimentary WiFi access throughout the entire hotel. ... more less
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