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The Spencer Hotel Dublin IFSC

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Certificate of Excellence


#18 of 158 hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
The Spencer Hotel is located in the heart of the Irish capital overlooking the River Liffey, only minutes’ walk from O’Connell Bridge and Grafton Street. We are in the hub of the entertainment district with 3Arena, Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the CCD all within a short walk of the hotel. Our luxurious rooms have all the extras you would expect and plenty of added luxuries including balcony rooms offering magnificent views of the Dublin cityscape. If that’s not enough, East Restaurant offers an extensive Asian fusion menu served by our super friendly team. The Spencer Health Club is a luxurious facility that is free of charge to guests. You can use our sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, go for a swim in our refreshing 18-meter pool or use our top quality gym facilities. Make it a trip to remember at The Spencer and explore Dublin from its very heart.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Adult pool
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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River View


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
48Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
19Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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Highly recommend staying in this hotel, the hotel is lovely, and very comfortable and the staff are also amazing. especially Melanie at breakfast, I found her very helpful and kept great customer service going. Really enjoyed my stay, and I will be definitely baCk for another :)
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I highly recommend that hotel for business stays if you need to visit Google, Facebook or The Dock - 5 mins walk! Nice clean rooms with a nice gym, pool and bar than you can chill and work:) Staff is super kind and caring!
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A great place to stay in central Dublin on the banks of the Liffey. Very comfortable room and spotlessly clean. Excellent buffet breakfast served in hotel. East restaurant also recommended for lunch or dinner. Staff exceptionally good.
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Response from Spencer_GM, Manager at The Spencer Hotel Dublin IFSC
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Pam, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is fantastic to know that everything was to your liking and that your stay at The Spencer was so enjoyable. I have to agree our breakfast buffet offers something to tempt everyone appetite from pastries, fresh fruits and healthy smoothies, a full Irish hot buffet and even a pancake machine. If you didn’t get the chance to relax in our Spencer Health Club I would definitely recommend you try it out on your next visit. It is the perfect place to relax after a long day. Thank you again for taking the time to give feedback on your stay and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the future. Kind regards, Cristian S. Operations Manager
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I booked The Spencer as I special surprise for my partner, after spending hours researching and reading reviews online to look for the best hotel I could possibly find. I finally settled on The Spencer as it looked so peaceful, spacious and light. I've personally had to save every penny I could to keep it a secret from my partner and to be able to afford our stay. I even wrote a heart felt message in the additional comments section at the time of booking, explaining how very important this trip was so me and the expense I had gone to stay - We had a terrible morning with airports and transfers and had been awake travelling since 4am, all we could think about was getting to our hotel to get some much needed rest and I was looking forward to my partner finally seeing the extraordinary room I had booked.  We arrived at 11:30pm and we were delighted when they said at check in our room was ready. Unfortunately  that was to be the only positive news we had during our stay. First of all the receptionist couldnt find our booking, then she confused us with another guest who was meant to arrive the day before. In the end I dug around in my bag to find the confirmation I had printed and handed it to the receptionist who found our booking.  Relief.  I had purposely moved the exact amount of the hotel costs into a private savings account I had been using to keep the price from my partner, so imagine our shock when the receptionist told us it was going to another £50 per night, that we could use towards drinks & food during our stay and any unused amount would be refunded at the end.  I did not prepare for this as it was never mentioned to me in any stage of the booking, to ensure calm I agree to the £50 charge per night although we had plans to eat out and explore together but the extra charges meant we were tied into spending for drinks and food at the hotel as the unexpected charges had taken a large amount from my spending budget. The charges are taken and we are given our keys.  As we left the lift, to the left of our room was a gaping hole in the wall where some kind of building works were happening. No sooner had we walked into the room, the work continued. Drilling, hammering, talking, I have taken a couple of videos to show the level of noise we are experiencing in our suite. The work would start at 8/9am and continue throughout our stay. We were tired, stressed after our travels all I wanted was to have a nap, and for the break to give us rest and relaxation.   There was no way we could sleep with the noise so we left to get some food and drinks. Hoping the work would be complete by the time we came back.  upon returning.. The work was still ongoing and can be heard clearly from our room. We tried to get some sleep but to no avail for myself in particular.  As we were so tired and seem to have £150 available spend at the hotel already deducted from my account we ordered room service food, when the food arrived the woman who brought it up handed us a card machine stating that they'd tried to take to cost of the meals from my card but it had been declined and to use another card. This panicked me no end as I only have limited funds with the £150 unexpected take out on top of the booking. We explained the situation and she seemed genuinely confused and flustered. Meanwhile I had gone right off eating. Once the staff had left my partner rang to speak to duty manager as he had really had enough.  Shortly afterwards we had a visit from the duty manager now on shift (PM) we explained everything that had happened and he was very understanding. Unfortunately he has informed us that he wasn't going to be working for the next couple of days so have us managements email address to contact them. I had a call approx a week before our stay asking for up to date card details, during this call I was never made aware of any work being carried out during our stay, also during check in, no mention  of any work being carried out next to our bedroom. If the booking had been last minute we could understand, but i booked the penthouse in October, giving 8 months for the hotel to have prior warned me of works in the hotel. As a side note, these things alone would not have impacted our stay, but along with everything else it has just added to the lack of experience I was expecting.  - No bathrobes in the room  - No breakfast order menu - Lightbulbs not working in the living area  - No bottle opener for bottle Eventually we came to an agreement with management of a discounted rate per night at the hotel. We have accepted this, and are waiting the amount to be refunded into our account, which upon arriving home we called the hotel and they've advised this could be up to 14 days. If we have anything positive to say it is that the leisure facilities are good, and we enjoyed spending time with the bar staff, room service staff are nice and we had breakfast daily which was very tasty. I'm surprised not to see any other reviews re: building works as they could be heard clearly over the hotel. All in all, I'm sure if there's not 40 rooms with balconies being built outside you penthouse suite door, perhaps it would be an enjoyable stay. I would still say this hotel and "The penthouse suite" is overrated and I honestly would look elsewhere, there is many options in the area besides this one.
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Response from Spencer_GM, Manager at The Spencer Hotel Dublin IFSC
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Victoria, Thank you for taking the time to fill a review following your stay with us at the Spencer Hotel. Feedback is highly important to the team and helps us assess the products and services that are offered. Thank you for your comments and rating. Please accept my sincere apologies for the quality of service you have received during your stay. The difficulties you experienced are unacceptable and I can only assure you that your experience is not a true reflection on our normal standard of service. I have discussed your comments with our team and the necessary re-training will now be carried out to help ensure there is no repeat of such problems. If you would like to discuss further please contact me directly at csemerean@thespencerhotel.com and I would be delighted to discuss. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Spencer Hotel. Kind regards, Cristian S. Operations Manager
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When we book hotels, it is mainly five criteria that we look at; The hotel's location, the hotel's standard, the hotel's prices, hotel reviews from guests and the hotel breakfast room (photos!). In this case, the hotel met all the points of 'praise approved' - excellent light and airy location on the river and only a fifteen minute walk down to the city, moderate prices for its standard (not cheap but not over priced), clean, quiet and with good service (no luxury hotel, they did their job). Good and generous breakfast. We were fortunate to also get one of the better rooms on the hotel's roof with breathtaking views of the whole city! We and the seagulls ... (yes, they were there, so if you are afraid of birds then the room is not recommended)
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Response from Spencer_GM, Manager at The Spencer Hotel Dublin IFSC
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is fantastic to know that everything was to your liking and that your stay at The Spencer was so enjoyable. I have to agree our rooms overlooking the River Liffey have spectacular views and I am so glad you could avail of this during your visit. On your next trip I would highly recommend you try out our Spencer Health Club during your stay as it is a great place to unwind and has proved to be extremely popular. Our facilities include and 18 metre heated pool, gym, Jacuzzi and sauna and are perfect for relaxing in after a long day of sightseeing. Thank you again for taking the time to give feedback on your stay and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the future. Kind regards, Cristian S. Operations Manager
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