Stayed four nights during half term, chose the Gibson primarily because it's next to the O2, but also due to Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Access to the O2 could not be easier. Access to the City Center just as easy with the Luas (Abbey Station was our destination of choice). Room was clean, beds and pillows comf. Shower fab. First dinner in the restaurant was painfully slow, but the breakfasts and subsequent dinners in the Bar were excellent. Bar staff seemed more attentive and had a bit more 'hustle' than observed in the restaurant and the food served by the bar staff was excellent. Would prefer a location closer to the City if our main objective was to experience Dublin but we were really here to see Jack White, and the Gibson was perfect for this visit. We even mingled with the band in the lobby before the show.... ;-}
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chic and understated with a music pedigree that runs deep, the gibson hotel Dublin is the ultimate urban retreat. Music lovers, art junkies, food fanatics - whatever your passion it's right on our doorstep. We do sleeping, meeting, dining, gigging, touring, wedding and relaxing really really well. We mix all these things with a fresh, energetic, slightly off centre approach and we know it works. Exhibitions, supporting local artists, urban weddings and the odd celebrity are elements of what makes us different to the normal Dublin Hotel. You will find our staff friendly, responsive and happy - there is a secret to this that we can't possibly share. The gibson hotel is the ideal location to explore the city and planning your stay is easy. The M1 and M50 are 8 minutes away via the Port Tunnel and we have ample covered parking for our guests. With the luas stop right outside our front door Connolly train station is only 8 minutes away and Heuston train station is a short 20 minutes from the hotel. The Luas will take you to the City centre in 10 minutes or if you prefer to take in the views of the River Liffey a brisk 15 minute walk along the quays will bring you to O'Connell street, the heart of Dublin city. Great beds, 100MB complimentary WiFi, a gym, relaxation area, restaurant, bar and meeting space are all part of the deal. The gibson hotel is modern yet comfortable, it's different and it's better, it's large, it's friendly and it's a building that is alive with great people from the moment you set foot until the moment you leave. ... more less
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