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Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kilmainham, Dublin D8, Ireland (Kilmainham)   |  
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Dublin is the classic European large city. It's nice, but the real experience is outside the city. The cliffs of Moher, Northern Ireland etc contain the real beauty of the Emerald Isle.

The Hilton is a little "70's" looking. It is clean and the service was good. But everything looked dated. Not dated in a charming way...but more like dated in a John Travolta Saturday Night Fever kind of way. I mean, I kept expecting to see one of the Bee Gees walking by in a powder blue liesure suit.

But, again, IT WAS CLEAN. That's the number one thing we look for in a hotel. Just don't expect the extras and the quaintness that other hotels might provide. Food was very good.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed at The Hilton for a three night break in January. We got a good deal through booking on their official website offering a discounted rate for advanced purchase. We upgraded to a deluxe room for a small supplement and so glad that we did! The room was spacious with a king size bed, living area, a huge bathroom with a walk in shower and bath and to top it all off - a balcony! Liked the complimentary bath robes and slippers however was surprised no water or biscuits provided in the room? Breakfast was a good selection of fresh juices, cereals, breads, pastries, home-made muffins, fruits, yoghurt and buffet style cooked breakfast. The bar was a good atmosphere, playing the English football and the bar food was delicious. We never had dinner in the hotel restaurant as we chose to eat out in Dublin every night. The spa is very good, pool not very big and you have to wear a swimming cap?! But perfect if you just want to relax in the jacuzzi or sauna. The hotel is not in the centre of Dublin, it would take you 45 minutes to walk to the centre or 5-10 minutes in a taxi however taxi's are expensive roughly 12-15 euros to the centre and some of them put a 6 euro charge on the meter before you've even set off - cheeky!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 January 16, 2013

Room was very clean, comfortable and in good condition. Dinner and breakfast were both of a high standard as was the customer service throughout our stay. One of the staff at breakfast, that showed us to our table, was a little abrupt, but overall, it was a very enjoyable stay and we will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed at the Hilton in Kilmainham for 3 nights in January, Got to say didnt expect much, having stayed in Hilton Hotels before, but this one really stands out, The room was fantastic it was spotless and very large, the bathroom had both a bath and shower, that knocked you over if you wanted it too, We ate There as well, the food was excellent with a varied menu, and the prices were very reasonable, If I did have one grumble it was the breakfast was abit on the cold side, but only on the first morning. The hotel is situated about 3kms from city centre, but the Luas (tram system) is only a 10 min walk from hotel, and the Pub opposite was without doubt the friendliest I have been too. I will be returning to this hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This hotel is just a great place to say on a business trip. Service is excellent, food (well only breakfast tested) is just what I can expect to start nicely a day (quality, real fruit juice, good bacon and eggs - just the coffee, with is still an English coffee... would be good to offer some espresso for international travelers ;-)

Price is great (paid only 100 GBP that day).

Gym is a real one, large, lots of people actively working their body here ;-)

Will surely keep this address for my next stay in Dublin.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We booked and paid 4 days because we expected to get the usual Hilton-service level as we had in the past in other cities. The reception staff and the welcome were ok but not really want we expected. The worse experience was in the Hotel bar: we waited 15 minutes and nobody took an order, after this wasted time we asked twice the bartender and he shouted "you need to take your orders with somebody else, I am not in charge for your table". This is a civil servant mentality and not the behaviour of a 4 star staff member.
Location of the Hotel is not really in the center, so you need everytime a taxy to get in and out.
The wellness-area is not up to date, smells bad and the 2 saunas are not worth to enter.
Positive is the breakfast and the rooms (even though there is no ventilation in the bathroom).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I've stayed there two weeks in late november 2012.
The hotel is 2.5km from the city centre, which is quite a long stroll to take on foot; fortunately, while pricey, dublin bus comes to a help, with many buses to and from the centre.
The hotel building is nice and new, in a new development. The corridors smells kind of funny, but the rooms are odorless.
The room we had were very large, with a decent sized desk which could fit two laptops with two people. The beds are king sized, a nice extra since irish have smaller beds than the continental people. The bath is new and looks like a prebuilt unit from Italy, shipped and placed.
Other facilities includes a business room, a mini-welness gym and a small SPA, which is really a hydromax and a sauna.
The breakfast is quite rich on the salty side, but is somewhat poor in the sweet/continental side.
The wi-fi in the hotel room is really abysmal: it's cappet at 30kbps, a speed that you would have been deemed acceptable 20 years ago. Talking to the manager, it seems that they are working to replace the connection, so it could be better in a short while.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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
#28 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#28 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#32 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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