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BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 - 14 Findlater Place | Off Upper O'Connell St, Dublin, Ireland   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel just recently, with my friend on our weekend trip to Dublin. This is a four stars hotel with a perfect location and an excellent service. Lovely, well maintained and clean rooms; friendly and most helpful staff; plus if you are a smoker (I am) you can choose a smoking room. The rooms are so well maintained that you can't feel the smell of a cigarette.
Hotel's location is perfect because, first of all there's a 747 bus line stop (the bus that takes you from and to the airport) just out side of the hotel as well as a hop-on hop-off tour bus; taxi stand and when you turn around the corner you're on the O'Connell Street meaning that everything is within a walking distance.

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  • Stayed November 2013, 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
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Seamus B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear maya66_7

Thank you for taking the time to sharing and letting us know how well you enjoyed your stay with us. We are so lucky to have our fantastic location and our staff always help to be as informative to impress as much knowledge necessary so our guest can enjoy their stay and the city. We try to cater very hard for all our customer and I am glad we got to do that for you and your friend also. Maybe you could return to us in the near future where we could impress you further hopefully thank you for your great review.

Thank you so much for your review and should you wish to discuss anything further please do not hesitate to contact us on wecare@academyplazahotel.ie

Warm Regards
Séamus Brennan
Deputy Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This hotel was clean and well maintained. Also the location was ideal. The hotel is directly across the street from the first stop on the hop on- hop off bus, and the 747 airlink, that connects Dublin's city centre to the airport. The hotel is half a block away from a myriad of local bus routes and convenient to many bars, but not in a noisy area. Easily walking distance to Temple Bar and many other Dublin attractions. But the BEST part of the hotel is the helpful staff. They let us leave our luggage in a storage room when we arrived in the hotel before check-in and answered many questions. Owen specifically was very helpful! Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seamus B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear Miriam R

We were delighted to read your review and thank you for sharing it. I am so glad to read that the BEST part of your stay was our helpful staff. We are so pleased and warmed to see this posted as our staff really do work very hard and they always try to provide our guests with any information they need about Dublin city with genuine interest and attend to all our guests needs promptly. We get so many great compliments about our location and it really is a fantastic asset for us to have so much at our front door and we are so accessible to Dublin Airport. We are also serviced so well by Dublin's main train and bus Stations.

We are delighted to read you speak so highly of Owen. Like many of our hardworking members of our long serving team we all pull together and really try to do our best as a team to help our guests enjoy their stay as much as possible.

Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel very soon.

Best Regards
Séamus Brennan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Absolutely lovely room, small but everything to hand, so clean, plenty storage space although we were only on a three day visit and very comfortable beds. Food was excellent also although only on bed and breakfast. Wouldn't hesitate to visit this hotel again and hopefully stay longer. Staff polite, obliging and helpful. Excellent location just round the corner from O'Connell Street and just a short distance from Temple Bar...loved every minute of our short stay.

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  • Stayed November 2013, 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
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Seamus B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear sue71044

Thank you for sharing your fantastic review about your stay with us. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our clean and lovely rooms and comfortable beds. It is great to get such positive feedback about our breakfast service and offering. We try to have as many options available as possible for our guests and for a buffet breakfast it really does set you up for the day. Many of our guests on a room only basis get great value in upgrading to have breakfast each morning. Our polite, obliging, and helpful staff are always on hand to help and assist each customer efficiently and promptly.

Its great to see you benefited for our great location and being right in downtown Dublin it is a fantastic asset and to be so close to many of the amenities. We would love if you would come back and visit us again soon where we could hopefully impress you further and welcome you back to Dublin city centre.

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Séamus Brennan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights from 19/11/13 was on the 5th floor room 507 overlooking a bar next door but wasn't a problem no noise at all, room very clean had no problems whatsoever , all staff very friendly and helpful especially Sergio the barman, breakfast was spot on plenty of everything so all you picky eaters could find something, great location 2 right in the middle of everything just a short stroll to the many shops and bars , if I ever return to Dublin in the future this is the hotel I'll be staying in , thanks for a great time and keep up the great work you are all doing.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seamus B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear keith279

Thank you for sharing your review with us and letting us know how well you enjoyed your stay. It is always very encouraging to read when our customers leave such great feedback especially about our hard working staff. We are delighted to read that our team were very helpful and we are glad to see Sergio was also mentioned. Thank you for that. Sergio is a long standing member of our team. Such positive feedback like this helps fasten our team spirit. Our breakfast offering we think is fantastic value and we get so many guests complimenting to us on this. We always try to have a wide range on offer and a balanced one at a great price.

Thank you so much for your kind words and we do hope to see you very soon.

Warm Regards
Séamus Brennan
Deputy Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This hotel is in a great location, staff very helpful, had us booked in within a few minutes, very friendly, explained to us about buffet breakfast that was included in our room price. Breakfast was enjoyable, all you could want. Hop on/ hop off bus is just around the corner, great location for exploring Dublin. After a day out in Dublin, we enjoyed a quite drink and a great meal in the hotels bar, prices and service very good. Our room was clean, comfy and very quite, could not ask for any better, would be happy to stay at the Best Western again.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Seamus B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear taniagordonw

Thank you so much for sharing you review about your stay with us. We are delighted that we have matched your expectations and given you a great stay. We are delighted to read that you got the most out of our excellent location. We are even more pleased to read that our staff were very helpful and informative. They really work hard in providing all our guests with all the information they need about out hotel, their stay and Dublin city in general.

We are so thrilled to have been commended so highly and we hope to see you again soon. Should you wish to contact us about anything further please do so on wecare@academyplazahotel.ie where we would love to hear from you again.

Best Regards

Séamus Brennan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Arrived early Friday afternoon (15 Nov 13) for a two night stay at the Plaza. The Hotel is tucked away just off O'Connell Street - which is THE main street in Dublin. The reception was quick and efficient and the girls attending very helpful. Got to our double room which was, as has been mentioned in other reviews, fairly small. Not quite enough room to swing a cat but more than adequate for only two nights. The bed was one of the comfiest I have slept in in any hotel. Breakfast was self service, full Irish available as well as an array of cereals and continental hams and cheeses. Although very busy, we never had to wait for a table, the staff have got it weighed off to a tee. The bar was a little too expensive but not unexpected. Would definitely recommend the hotel, we will certainly use it again in the future.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seamus B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear ThePatersonGang

Thank you so much for you fantastic review. We are delighted to have accommodated you during your time in Dublin and we are glad to see you shared your experience about your stay. Our central location is such a huge asset and a favourite among our guests who like to arrive and check in with a friendly atmosphere and go see what our city has to offer. We are so lucky to be situated off Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin's main thoroughfare. Our comfortable modern standard rooms have all the amenities you would expect from a great 3 star city centre hotel. However if guests feel like they would like to get something extra they can. When available we have upgrades available to our executive rooms for only €19.00.

We are delighted you go to sample our great breakfast offering. We try to have a large amount on offer at a great price too.

Thank you again for your great review. Should you wish to discuss anything further please mail us at wecare@academyplazahotel.ie

Best Regards

Séamus Brennan
Deputy Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We booked this short break through our local travel agents which was excellent value, the coach operator was National Holidays and the coach took us on the ferry and direct to the hotel. This hotel is just off O'Connell Street and two minutes walk down to the river and then across to Temple Bar. The hotel entrance is very impressive, the bedrooms are quite small but spotlessly clean and everything you need. The staff are all very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was very good.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
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Seamus B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Christine267

Thank you for the fantastic review. We are always please to see such positive 5 Star reviews. Our clean and friendly hotel is so central and I am glad to see you enjoyed it. Our modern hotel is quiet, attractive and comfortable and our friendly and efficient staff are here to help with any query guest may have with the city and our hotel. We are delighted to read and receive your fantastic feedback and we hope that maybe you will stay with us again in the near future.

Warm Regards

Séamus Brennan
Deputy Manager
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Address: 10 - 14 Findlater Place | Off Upper O'Connell St, Dublin, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
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#8 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#42 Family Hotel in Dublin
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel 3*
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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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