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“Good value accommodation in an 'Educating Rita' setting”

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Trinity College Campus
Ranked #75 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed two nights in July 2012 in twin rooms and enjoyed the experience. Continental breakfast was included in the Buttery. The rooms are basic (being vacated student accommodation) and the bathroom is tight but perfect if you only want somewhere to act as a base to explore the city. The view out our window across the main quad put me in mind of 'Educating Rita' or some such 'olde world' movie. (In fact I would recommend foreign tourists spend one night on campus as it will give them a better feel for the TCD experience than simply following a 30 minute guided tour. A simple pleasure is taking your lunch over by the cricket pavilion for example.) I was particularly impressed by the fact that the house keeping staff managed to track down some stuff I'd left behind and that Imar in Accommodation Office followed up with a phone call to say they had located it. Sometimes you won't get that service in a hotel!

Only quibble was my bed was a bit hard but that maybe me!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Myself and my daughter stayed one night in the Goldsmith Hall accommodation. This was the night of Westlife's final concert and, as we did not initially have tickets to the concert, I was grateful to have secured this very central accommodation at relatively short notice. Although it was a bit confusing to actually find the rooms after checking in, once there we found them to be very pleasant with all the basic essentials and to be really clean and comfortable. Fresh towels were provided and there was even a little kitchen area - which I was very impressed to note was fully equipped right down to the cups, teabags, UHT milk etc. enabling us to make a cup of tea that night. After an excellent night's sleep I was again very pleasantly surprised to find that the `continental breakfast' (which I was expecting to be perhaps tea/coffee and a croissante) was in fact a three course affair with an excellent selection of cereal, juices, warm scones and croissantes, jams, assorted fruits, tea, coffee etc. The man in charge of the restaurant was also particularly helpful. All in all I was very impressed by the standard of this accommodation and would certainly highly recommend it - especially to groups of friends seeking good clean affordable accommodation in the centre of Dublin. Just make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to negotiate your way around the campus as it will take some time to actually locate your room!:-)

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Tina3003
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

stayed one nights in the Goldsmith Hall dorm, which is across Pearse street from main campus. Access to the building was via a secure pedestrian overpass, .

as stated in a previous review rooms were adjacent to the rail line, but rarely heard the trains. The room was clean but small, dormish, but with full en suite amenities: just a place to sleep. the price was quite reasonable by dublin standards and included a good continental breakfast.there was 2 showers/bathroom facilites between 5 in the dorm which was quite good by hostel standards in my experience

was quite a walk to the accomodation office the next morning which was a torture as i really just needed to head to the dart station in the morning. there was a security office it could have been used as a check out but thats a small gripe on what was quite a reasonable stay

staff were very helpful in the accomodation office and there was quite a detailed welcome pack given on check in which was welcome.The location is hard to beat

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed three nights in the Goldsmith Hall dorm, which is across Pearse street from main campus. Access to the building was via a secure pedestrian overpass, so you never have to "leave campus" once you are "on." Our rooms were adjacent to the rail line, but we rarely heard the trains. The room was clean but small, dormish, but with full en suite amenities: just a place to sleep. You can quite literally walk nearly everywhere in Dublin from here; it was also easy to reach from Dublin airport via the aircoach luxury bus (7 Euros one way; 12 return). A sufficient continental breakfast came with the room, but internet and access to the athletic facilities were both extra. It was fun starting/ending your day with a stroll thru the campus; also, if you take the 10 Euro campus tour, you get access to the Library/Book of Kells, which costs 9 Euros by itself. Overall, good value, and it was fun to tell other tourists "oh, we're staying at Trinity."

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Pat N
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We knew going in that it would be apartment style and sharing withother rooms, but we chose it because we thought it would be a nice place from which to enjoy campus. What wasn't explained on the website is that it's not really on main campus but across the street right beside a train station although It wasn't too bad noise-wise. Staff was nice and there was a breakfast, but it is too expensive for what and where it is.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
2  Thank Jessica L
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Better value in a hostel. TCD is charging 4 star prices for 2 star accommodation. Location isn't everything in a compact city like Dublin, where everything is 10 minutes away. The bedroom is NOT the 'double' as advertised, the surrounds are hospital grade depressing, and the noise from Pearse Street is constant. Ear plugs, eye mask and white noise sound-blocker were barely enough. A week-long stay turned into a one-night exodus: escape! We paid for the night and were given a full refund for the rest, and the students working the reception desk are really great. Trinity are having a big laugh at travellers' expense by charging real money for a place that even a student admitted "it's not worth it" to reside there. Wi-fi did not work in the bedrooms or communal rooms. Avoid this place, it is terrible value and uncomfortable. If you are on a budget, find a backpackers hostel and pay student prices for genuine budget accomm. Avoid TCD campus at all costs: it is not worth it. No matter how lovely and helpful the student reception staff are, they will not get you a good sleep at night! Seek elsewhere, Dublin is full of great places to stay, all,reasonable and all within a pint's distance of the action.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

People visit Trinity College, we stayed in it. It is amazing to just live within the walls of this marvellous place. And it's in the middle of the city too. We rented a student room in the summer of 2008 and we got to benefit from the best Dublin can offer.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Dorinissimo
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Additional Information about Trinity College Campus

Address: Dame Street | College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #75 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range: $79 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Trinity College Campus 2*
Number of rooms: 800
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