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“Clean, comfortable, good value” 5 of 5 stars
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The Pearse Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   99 - 107 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Holiday Inn Dublin City Centre)   |  
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Ranked #120 of 176 Hotels in Dublin
Newtownards
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable, good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Wife and I stayed three nights at the Pearse Hotel this August. Found the hotel clean, comfortable and friendly with an excellent breakfast provided. Well situated, just a short distance from city centre convenient to many attractions makes the Pearse a good place to stay for a city centre break.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Felixstowe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Myself, my brother and my parents stayed here for his 21st birthday from 6th - 9th September 2013. Firstly the hotel is a good 15 minute walk from the main central streets, so once you leave the hotel for the day it's not really somewhere you can easily pop back to between visiting different attractions or shopping etc. Bare this in mind before you travel with someone who struggles to walk long distances.

It is also not well signposted/ we asked a couple of people as we walked from the centre (after catching an airline bus there from Dublin airport) and they didn't really know where it was. I was a bit concerned when we arrived as it looked like it was on a main road so thought I would have had trouble sleeping. Luckily I had requested two rooms, close by each other in the quiet area of the hotel.bthe reception is okay looking, a bit outdated and staff were receptive. There's also a beauro de change in reception, not that we used it.

Bar food is great, we all had a lovely evening meal and portions were huge! We particularly liked how the fries were served in mini fryer pans! Food was also served quite quickly. I think the bar/restaurant is actually well rated on tripadvisor and I agree with that. Cocktails are over priced. I paid €15 for two cocktails (sex on the beach, off the menu but the bar guy was happy to make them) but they were pretty big and attractive.

Rooms were average but beds were really comfy. Best part about it was that the twin rooms were twin doubles which myself and my brother loved. We were granted our request of quiet rooms and we faced the courtyard so very little to no noise. We also got interconnecting rooms with our parents who also had twin double beds which was handy for being able to organise things etc. I think we were rooms 102 and 103.

However we had awful guests next door to us. There was a huge bunch of girls running around in the corridor, slamming doors, shrieking, laughing and banging about at 4am onwards one morning which woke myself and my brother up as our beds backed onto theirs with a wall. It also woke my parents up and they had us in between them and the girls! I don't know how many people they had in there but they were so loud. We got really peed off so we banged on the wall a few times and they didn't get the message so I tried to ring down to reception. No one answered. Eventually after a good hour or so the party quitetened down but we were in bad moods due to little sleep when we got up in the morning. (The girls were the same about 10/11pm in the evening but we didn't do anything as it was still pretty early, we think they went out then returned later at 4am ish). Anyway we complained for exception in the morning and they apologised saying the person on reception was probably busy (at 4am, really?) anyway he said he'd speak to them. We were sceptical and heard them a bit but they weren't quite as bad the next night. By the third night they had fortunately gone.

Breakfast was good for ten euros and there wasn't anywhere locally to eat instead without going into town. Menu for bar/restaurant was also limited but it seemed like is was true for every restaurant in Dublin who only seem to offer a handful of things on their menus.

Bathrooms were outdated, we had a dodgy shower head but used our parents one. Also our kettle was broken but again fortunately we used our parents.

Would possibly stay again but probably not for a special occasion.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room facing the courtyard. Be more vigilant with very noisy guests.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

the hotel is old and kind of gross-looking. parking was pretty scary- they made it seem like it was no big deal (and maybe it's not if you're not from the US!), but you had to park in this very, very narrow spot. our room wasn't ready and we were so tired from our flight.it was annoying, since i had contacted the hotel before leaving, stating that we would be coming in early, after a long flight and was told that this would be no problem. we took turns changing / freshening up in the public bathroom off the lobby. it's not really something that we wanted to do. and it was extremely hot that day. but what can you do? when our room was ready, we put our things away and went out. the hotel isn't really close to much. the area actually seems kind of shady. it was a pretty far walk to the city center, which i had thought was a lot closer. even to get to the trolley was a bit of a walk. the room was big, but old and ugly. we had asked if we could have extra pillows, since there were 4 of us and the person on the phone sighed and said he will see what he can do. really? it was like we were asking for million dollars or something! in the early morning there was a bird making a horrible sound, which we thought was in our room! no ones, fault but just a warning in case this happens to you! we had gone downstairs a few times to ask some questions and the people at the desk weren't particularly friendly or helpful. we thought this was weird. also, you had to pay for wifi- pretty bogus.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

...unless you really only want a place to rest your head for a short amount of time. It's not as near to the city centre as it's made out to be; the decor is pretty awful; it's not very comfortable; there are no amenities as such; and it's not even that cheap!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you're looking for a bed, this hotel has them (and they were actually fairly comfortable). Aside from that, it leaves a lot to be desired. We stayed for 4 nights. The hotel itself is pretty old and outdated. It could use some updating. Location wise, it says City Centre but it's about 15-20 minute walk from the main attractions and areas. There really aren't any restaurants or pubs nearby. Really, there's nothing nearby. You'll be walking for any form of entertainment or food. I found it outrageous that in this day and age where wireless is free almost anywhere (especially to paying customers) that the wifi here costs a small fortune. Considering there are no other perks to staying in this hotel, I'd at least expect free wifi. It wasn't a terrible stay, it was an okay hotel for a few days, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone and I wouldn't be choosing to stay here in the future if I ever return to Dublin.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing the road. It's a busy road and was loud at all hours of the night.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My partner and I stayed at the Pearse Hotel for 2 nights during September 2013. We specifically requested a non-smoking room in a quiet area of the hotel. We were given quite the opposite. The room reeked of tobacco smoke and I was reminded of this every time we returned to the room. As another reviewer wrote way back when, one spare pillow and it too, covered in plastic, still reeked of tobacco smoke. We were awoken several times during the night by the noise, as our room overlooked the entrance and this was most frustrating. The dinner was awful. I ordered a fish dish and it arrived somewhat raw and totally inedible. The reception staff were grumpy and unhelpful. The hairdryer was somehow attached to the building - I think it was secured inside a drawer. How unusual. It was slow/low powered and kept on switching itself off, possibly due to overheating ... or overuse - given that it was probably a 100 years old. I called the front desk to ask for a replacement, initially to be told there was one in the room. Yes, thank you - but it doesn't work properly. I think another trip to the little grocery shop next door yielded a portable hair dryer - some 10 minutes later. Thank you. It was the worst of all the accommodations we stayed in over the 6 weeks my partner and I toured England, Scotland and Ireland.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else ...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights October 2013, you cannot check in until 3pm but room provided for storing luggage, room very very dated but clean, bathroom sink slow and the TV was circa 1990's but no complaints re service, staff very nice. PLEASE can all hotels get it in their radar though that one flat pillow plus just 1 spare in a double room is not adequate?? Pearse Hotel is in a very run down area of Dublin but near ish to the centre...about good 10 mins walk, not too bad.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Pearse Hotel

Address: 99 - 107 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Holiday Inn Dublin City Centre)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #120 of 176 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pearse Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pearse Hotel, in the heart of Dublin City Centre, is positioned to please. Just minutes from the Grand Canal Theatre, Convention Centre Dublin, the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), The O2 Concert Arena, Trinity College , Croke Park and the Aviva Rugby and Football Stadium. The Pearse Hotel Dublin is the ideal base, whether your visit is for business or pleasure. With 101 bedrooms, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, mini-gym The Pearse Hotel has everything you need under one roof. Our team pride themselves on providing a warm, Irish welcome and attentive service throughout your stay. The hotel is easy to access by public transport or private car. Irish Rail and DART light rail services stop at nearby Pearse, Tara and Connolly Stations. A selection of Dublin Bus services travel past the hotels front door. An underground car park is available for guests with cars. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Dublin
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