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“Family Getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cardiff Lane, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #33 of 175 Hotels in Dublin
Galway, Ireland
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“Family Getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great family orientated hotel. Rooms were very spacious (we had a family room which consisted of a double, single and camp bed) and clean, as was the entire hotel. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Their offers for family getaways are superb. Ours included tickets for the Dublin Bus Tour and a 30 min swimming lesson for the kids also. We can highly recommend staying Bed and Breakfast as the buffet breakfast is second to none and really set us all up for the walk into town (about 15 mins)! We used the pool and found it and the changing rooms very clean also.
Overall, we can thoroughly recommend a stay at this hotel and we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights and found the accommodations to be quite adequate. Friendly staff, decent breakfast and nice little bar downstairs. Close to pubs and within 15 minutes to center of Dublin. Cabs were plentiful if you don't care to walk.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We three dined here last night pre-theatre. Our waiter made the meal with his easy manner, great smile and superb service. I think his name was Atid, regrettably I cannot be certain but he held sway over the dining room and appeared to be explaining restaurant standards and practices to another waiter who was shadowing him in between serving meals and taking orders. My dining companions were not aware of the shadowing but I tend to notice most details around the periphery. All was very relaxed and very discreet - a notch above what I would ordinarily expect of a 4 star hotel restaurant. Breads were delicious, freshly baked and good variety. We had duck and lamb followed by desserts. Our request to pay the bill as the desserts arrived just in case we ran out of time for the theatre was accommodated seamlessly. My mother missed the bill being paid to her chagrin and later asked him if he could provide her with the bill :) Nothing was any trouble to Atid. We were left with a pleasant glow as we strolled across the road to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in good time to see "Anglo, the Musical".

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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conorokane, General Manager at Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Hello Emeralds,

Thank you for taking your time to leave such a great review of Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane and recommending our restaurant. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and I will ensure your feedback is passed on to the team that I have here.
We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Conor O' Kane,
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed for two nights. arrived in the morning from the airport, letf our bags at the hotel and walked into town. Checked in fine later in the day, we had three rooms on the top floor. Rooms on the Cardiff lane side have a large verandah, rooms on the other side are larger with a double & a single bed, but no verandah, although some have a 'juliet balcony'.
The verandah rooms would be wonderful in warm weather and a drinkie !

We all found the beds comortable, the rooms warm with plenty of cupboard/drawer space. Basic tea/coffee, ironing board, large mirrors, three chairs and an old style TV.
The bathroom was quite large, modern and clean. A soap dispenser by the basin and shampoo/body wash dispenser in the bath/shower. I can't decide if I prefer separate bottles or not as usually I can't read what is what and have been known to wash my hair with body lotion. At least with the dispenser it doesn't matter, just slap it on !

Breakfast was fine, a selection of cereals, fruits, yogurt, meat, cheese, bread & croissant. The cooked breakfast was 'standard' although there was only scrambled eggs, no tomatoes or mushrooms. But more than enough to keep you going for the day.
The staff were friendly with nothing too much trouble.
Ideally situated for the Aviva stadium, theatre and convention centre, but a bit of a hike into the city centre. We would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I stayed here a few weekends ago with my girl freinds and i think it was lovely and i would be happy to stay again.
All the staff where soo friendly and helpfull. The bar had a great relaxed atmosphere that night. The room was nice and clean but basic no mini fridge or pretty little soaps to be found.
If you are going to see a show in the board gas theater i would highly recommend this hotel as its less then a 5min walk away from the building. Its only a 15min walk to grafton or o'connels street which have loads of shops!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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conorokane, General Manager at Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Hello Cliodhnajoy,

Thank you for leaving such a great review of Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane, I am delighted to see that you and your girlfriend were so well looked after by the staff here.
I will ensure that your feedback is passed onto the excellent team I have here in the hotel.

My team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Conor O'Kane,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Stayed for two nights with two small children - were put on quiet floor as requested - both of the children immediately unwell - staff could not have been more helpful in terms of extra towels, assistance at breakfast and meal areas .
Cheap parking right across the road , bord gais theatre and pub on corner. 15 min walk to twon and plenty of places to eat at the docklands - Again great staff - well done all and thanks having stayed in great hotels - staff in maldron easily matched them this weekend.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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conorokane, General Manager at Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Hello MGT Ireland,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane and recommending our restaurant. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and I will ensure your feedback is passed on to the team that I have here. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Conor O'Kane,
General Manager
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Annonay, France
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed at Maldron Cardiff Lane the 4 of us, 2 adults and 2 teens 11 and 14. Overall the stay was nice but we encountered a number of anomalies that disqualify this hotel from the 4-star level:
1/ service at front desk, housekeeping and restaurant: a lot of room for improvement. Smiles missing (not the worst issue you'd think), waiting time at Vertigo restaurant and bar of about 1 hour for 4 simple dishes - to get a salad that looked of having been heated in the microwave oven together with the mashed potatoes
2/ bedding; our son of 11 got a fold-away bed. As picture shows the bed base had more missing spaces than slats (4 slats, 8 gaps). We complained and got a huge improvement of a bed with 5 slats instead of 4. He had to be careful not to fall in the gaps...fortunately the mattress was pretty thick and strong
3/ breakfast. On our first morning, Tuesday, there was a kind of a crisis; the hotel had no more toasts (half way of opening times) ! Apart from this the buffet is decent though it could be better with yogurts and more cakes/pastries for kids
4/ our worst experience was with the fitness/swimming pool.
On our first use the kids were turned away. Gym, sauna and hammam not allowed to below 16. After complaining that we booked 5 nights and nowhere is the information displayed kids were allowed to the gym on an exceptional basis. This is the first hotel were my children - both being licensed in sport all year round - are feused to practice bike or jogging ! Not to forget about jaccuzzi !
5/ room/location/environment
the hotel is 25/30 min by foot from centre of Dublin. This is OK when it does not rain.
Room was quite, not noisy, and there are a few restaurants around the hotel
The hotel provides discount to a nearby underground parking at 12€/24hrs. This is a reasonable price.
6/ Price: we had the Family pack and it is a good deal

I was disappointed that the hotel did not pay more attention to the needs of teenagers.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cardiff Lane, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#24 Family Hotel in Dublin
#27 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#30 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#37 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane 4*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane is a seven storey, contemporary landmark building off Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in the Dublin Docklands, a stone’s throw from the city centre.A spacious 304 bedroom hotel, each designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure guests the beautifully appointed guest rooms offer a light spacious contemporary style at least 25 square metres. Vertigo Bar is a funky bar space within the hotel open throughout the day, Stir Restaurant offers an array of dishes to tempt your taste buds, Club Vitae Health & Fitness Club and a range of meeting space make Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane an award winning 4 star hotel. Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane is within easy access of the airport and main bus & rail stations. ... more   less 
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