I needed a good bed for the night during the big snowstorm as I live quite far from work. My criteria was; close to the M50, good shopping (for the Xmas pressies), easy access and a bit of personality.
I had read that the Plaza Hotel in Tallaght was under new ownership and with a room only rate of €55 felt it was worth a gamble. They have a massive underground car park which was handy for thawing out my car. I took the lift to reception and was pleasantly suprised by the ambiance of the place. A little bit dated, but warm and clean.
I got a nice cosy room looking out over the snowy mountains - it was like looking at the Alps the next morning. The bed was good and the bathroom was quite plush. The free wifi was handy for catching up on facebook etc.
I had dinner in the bar - a nice steak & chips. Service was quick and the staff seemed to care about the guests that were snowbound in the hotel.
The hotel is slap bang beside The Square Shopping Centre so its very handy for some retail therapy. There's a nightclub in the basement but I didnt hear a thing in my room upstairs.
The Plaza Hotel does exactly what it is supposed to do and doesnt cost a bomb. I'd go back because its not a "chain" hotel and would stay there again no problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4 star Plaza Hotel is a stylish modern hotel in South Dublin overlooking the spectacular views of the Dublin/Wicklow mountains.It is an ideal location to stay with Shopping centres, Boutiques, Theatre, Cinema, Parks & Sports Arenas on your doorstep. The hotel is just 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre & Dublin Airport. There is a choice of Restaurants & Bars on site. A warm friendly welcome & guaranteed standard of service and quality awaits. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Hotel Dublin