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Herbert Park Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ballsbridge 4, Dublin, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #67 of 176 Hotels in Dublin
Donegal
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“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2006

I stay in the Herbert Park whenever I am in Dublin I have always found it excellent staff are friendly and proffessional the rooms are spotless would highly recommend it to anyone

  • Stayed December 2005, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2005

From the reception staff to the duty manager this place stinks of arrogance that has no place in the travel industry. I stayed here for a weekend break and expected luxury. Because I booked through an agency I was treated like a second class citizen from check in. First impressions last. If you want to stay anywhere in Ballsbridge Dublin, do not give this hotel any of your hard earned cash. There are many other hotels in the area. Having stayed at Jury's, the Four Seasons and Bewleys you will indeed have a better time. Jury's is a delight to stay in - friendly staff, helpful and puts the customer first. The 3 star Bewleys hotel puts this hotel to shame. The Four Seasons shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as this obnoxious place, you pay for what you get: Unfortunately, you don't at the Herbert Park.

The Herbert Park Hotel is cold, distant, unfamiliar has no character, and above all is very very unwelcoming. Oh, it does have a nice park, but you expect to be cold whilst walking outdoors not indoors.

It's a shame that this place is representative of modern Irish society. I really think we have a lot more to offer.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2005

This is a beautiful and modern hotel and is probably best suited to business travelers. It is situated outside of the city center, about a 15-minute bus ride. The rooms are very well furnished and equipped. The airport bus stop is about a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The staff was very attentive and cooperative.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2005

Even though this hotel is an independently owned hotel, I had a much better experience than in other chain hotels. I stayed there for 3 months and had an splendid stay.
Breakfast is excellent quality, with plenty to choose from. Lunch buffet is superb, and the a la carte menu is great (do not forget to try the penne pasta dish). If you are not satisfied enough with hotel food, just outside the door you will find a selection of the very best restaurants in Dublin.
Italian: Evana and Al bruschetto
Chinese: Kites is the best, but there is another one, but can not remember the name
Pubs: 3 or 4 different ones
Thai: A couple within walking distance
There is also a Cuban (Bella Cuba), an Indian restaurant, Roly’s bistro (expensive but worth it)
And my favorite the Donybrook Fair Café (is on Morehampot road)
As you can see, plety to choose from

The staff is very friendly and always willing to help.

The area is excellent, as long as it is located right in the middle of the Herbert Park, right on the Embassies district

I will definitely go back and recommend it

  • Stayed July 2005, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2005

My husband, 16 yr-old daughter and I stayed here at the Herbert Park Hotel in July 2005. We were booked there by my husband's employer. We paid E30 to upgrade to a 'family room' which was larger and contained both King and Twin beds.
The room was nicely decorated, the bedding very comfy and the linens/amenities were generous. We were located on the second floor in the rear of the hotel. Our quiet room faced Herbert Park and we had lovely trees outside our window (I suspect the view from an upper floor would have been very nice).
There is a row of restaurants/pubs/shops just out of the front of the hotel and downtown Dublin was a quick taxi ride away. Since this is considered the 'Embassy District' the selection of cuisines was interesting! Skip breakfast at the hotel and go to the Insomnia Coffee Bar.
The airport shuttle bus stops just steps away from the front door and costs E12 for a roundtrip ticket.
We would not hesitate to stay here again.
Happy Trails!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2005

We choose to stay at this hotel due to it's proximity to Lansdowne Road. We booked directly with the hotel's web site at a rate of E125 room only including free car parking.
Public areas are very spacious and there is a park with ponds and birds immediately to the rear of the hotel. A hotel with a park in the middle of Dublin!!
Bedrooms are well furnished but don't expect tea/coffee making facilities, in house movies or - my favourite gripe - Sky Sports.
We used the restaurant only once for dinner and had an excellent meal at a relatively reasonably cost.
This is a comfortable, efficient hotel that I would be happy to highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2005

We stay at this hotel quite often and have never been disappointed.
Staff very pleasant. Rooms very comfortable and clean. Beautiful location beside Herbert park. Quiet. Relaxing and enjoyable breakfast. Dinner in the Pavilion Restaurant was one of the best ever. Car parking free for guests. Good value all round.

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Herbert Park Hotel

Address: Ballsbridge 4, Dublin, Ireland
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#52 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#54 Business Hotel in Dublin
#69 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Herbert Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern 4 star hotel located in the heart of Ballsbridge. Overlooking 48 acres of leafy Herbert Park, Herbert Park Hotel offers a unique setting in the centre of Dublin. Minutes on foot to the Aviva Stadium and RDS and minutes by car, bus or train to The CCD and the city centre, the location is ideal for business and leisure. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Herbert Park Dublin
Hotel Herbert Park

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