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“Lovely hotel and breakfast. Slightly out of centre.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kilmainham, Dublin D8, Ireland (Kilmainham)   |  
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Ranked #33 of 177 hotels in Dublin
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely hotel and breakfast. Slightly out of centre.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Stayed at the hotel early November for 2 night for a city break. The hotel is nicely decorated and the staff where polite enough. We stayed on a deal including 2 nights stay, breakfast both days and an evening meal we also selected the free tickets to the Guinness factory.

The room had a large comfy bed, the view out the window was of the roof below and other rooms on the other side but we didn't mind much as we didn't look out the window other than first arriving.
We had an early flight so arrived at 8am. They gave us a voucher for cheaper breakfast which was very large and delicious! It was €12 each but well worth it. We then waiting in the lobby for our room. They managed to get a room for us at 11:30 which was much earlier than the check in time of 3 o'clock which we where very grateful for!

We got a 2 day pass for the hop on off bus and one of the stops is just next door at the jail which is worth a visit, But we travelled to where we wanted from here which was very handy so the hotels locations wasn't too bad due to this.
The bar at the hotel is nice and relaxed it is expensive but we where happy to pay it so just relax. It was around 6/7 euros a drink and around 10 euros for a cocktail.

The free evening meal was delicious, this is the only time we ate at the hotel other than breakfast and it was extremely nice and the service was good.

We had to get taxis to and from temple bar in the evening due to the hotel location these where around 10 euro which for some people may be a bit much. A taxi from the airport to hotel varies I found between 25-30 euro.

We managed to see all the sights we wanted to in Dublin in the 2 nights we where here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Would stay again.

Room Tip: We where on the first floor and didn't hear any noise. View was bad though.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Beautiful hotel in a great location. It’s walkable to most things, and there’s a hop on-hop off bus tour pickup right across the street at the Kilmainham Gaol, which I’d also recommend doing so you don’t have to walk around so much if you’d rather ride. They’re a little stricter on their procedures than other Hiltons where I’ve stayed, but the employees are nice. The gym doesn’t open till 8:00 on Saturday morning, FYI. ;)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed in a family room as an early Christmas present from my parents who live in Dublin 8. We stayed two nights, my husband, baby son and i. The staff couldn't have been more helpful on check in given that our baby desperately needed a nap after travelling they set our room up an hour early complete with travel cot, and not just any travel cot, a really good one with a nice firm mattress but deep enough to be comfortable. Those parents out there who are used to basic hotel travel cots will appreciate this. The room was nice and had all we needed although it was a little small for a family room. The products were nice and it was spotless clean. Front of house staff were always helpful, made reservations whenever we wanted them and were helpful and quick heating up our son's food in the restaurant. The swimming pool was perfect for us and the gym is small but well equipped. I would recommend this hotel also for proximity to Dublin city centre but also for the Gaol and Phoenix park which is fab.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kilmainham Hilton. The rooms are very clean and up to date, the breakfast is outstanding (lots of selection of meat, yogurt, juice, eggs, cereal, etc), the front desk service is excellent and they were very helpful. It is in a great location right across from the Kilmainham Jail, about a 5 minute cab ride or 10 minute bus ride from the center of Dublin, or a 5 minute walk to the LUAS station. It is also an easy 20-30 minutes from the airport, costing about 25 Euro by taxi. There is a nice pub across the street with a good selection of pub food, beer and spirits. On our next trip to Dublin, we will certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Deirdre M, Director of Sales at Hilton Dublin Kilmainham, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Hello,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We always try and do our utmost to provide guests with a pleasant stay. Our breakfast buffet has recently been upgraded with extensive food options and we are happy you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Deirdre Moriarty
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We were visiting Ireland for the first time and like to stay near train stations so we can move onto our next destination easily. The walk to the hotel from the train station is a bit far with luggage, but a quick cab ride. It is only a five minute walk to the LAUS which takes you right into central Dublin. Next to the hotel is Kilmainham Gaol...an old prison. I recommend the tour there. Hotel was nice. Room was spacious and we had a wonderful view. Clean overall and service was decent. All in all a good stay.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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

I have stayed in this hotel for business and in a personal capacity and both times it was great.
My most recent stay was with my boyfriend for the weekend and the quality of our room and the food we ate there was incredible.
The only downside is that it is a taxi journey into the town which gets quite pricey if you are there for the whole weekend but apart from that it was an excellent stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 11, 2012

Booked 3 days for my wife's 30th birthday Was really pleased on arrival. Really nice. Was infuriated when visiting the hotel pool as "you must buy (€2) a swimming hat to enter the pool (not very good bearing in mind this s a 4* hotel). Also lockers involve buying an actual PADLOCK!

HOWEVER on night number 2 my wife complained of a beeping noise that kept her awake (I slept through it)

On evening three this same "beep" was annoying my wife. I called reception, the manager was sent up
WHAT A GUY! So polite. He spent 5 minutes in our room and cured the fault On leaving he asked 'is there anything else I can do for you? I jokingly said please could we have some complimentary champagne The manger (I could not believe it) agreed and told us he would send up two glasses of champagne (he did)

If we ever visit Dublin again I will Come Back to this hilton Some people complain this hotel is too far out However it's on the "HOp on HOp off bus tour meaning you can get anywhere in the city

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Kilmainham, Dublin D8, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Kilmainham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Dublin
#27 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#28 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#34 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Dublin Kilmainham 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of historic Dublin city, the Hilton Dublin Kilmainham hotel is just 10 minutes by car from the city center and a short walk from Heuston Intercity Railway Station. This 4-star Dublin hotel overlooks the Kilmainham Gaol and the surrounding area is home to some of Dublin’s premier attractions including the Guinness Brewery, Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo, the National Museum and Old Jameson Distillery. Close by for sporting events is the famous Croke Park, The O2 Arena and the Aviva Stadium at Lansdowne Road. ... more   less 
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