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O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel
Ranked #68 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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68 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stayed 3 nights at the end of our Ireland vacation.

Property was nice. Room was nice. Bathroom was nice. Everything was clean. This property is an older building that has been well maintained and has a quaint feel to it. Wi-Fi was an extra charge and had a strong signal.

Bed was very comfortable.

It is a pleasant walk to any restaurants if you don't want to eat in the hotel but it is near parliament and museums.

I would stay here again at the price I got it at. But not if it costs the rack rate!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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jfpDublin, Manager at O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your positive comments.
We are delighted that the hotel met with your needs and that you enjoyed your stay. We do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

I spent my last two nights of my two week visit at this hotel which was just average. It was the first hotel of the trip that actually charged for Wi-Fi but as there were major issues with accessing the Internet, they waived the fee which I appreciated. Several of the men working at the front desk would sign me on but not explain HOW to get on. Finally a very helpful young woman gave me the complete access info and that solved the problem.

Room Tip: I was on the 5th floor looking out the back. I would not recommend that room--510.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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jfpDublin, Manager at O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and sorry to learn that you had issues with the wifi, however I do hope that you enjoyed your stay.
We would like to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.
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New Castle
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We arrived quite early in the morning from an international flight but were very pleasantly surprised to find that a room was available before our check-in time. The room itself was adequate but it did include a safe for our valuables which I appreciated. I had to ask about a hair dryer since it wasn't in the bathroom--it's kept in the dresser drawer! (I subsequently learned that was standard for just about everywhere else we stayed in Ireland.) The staff was VERY welcoming, friendly, and helpful. We walked to Trinity College, Grafton Street, Merrion Square, St. Stephen's Green, and definitely do not miss O'Donaghue's for music! The breakfast which is available for purchase has enough of a variety to satisfy meat lovers and vegetarians.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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jfpDublin, Manager at O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your positive comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The location is excellent with just a short stroll to places of interests, shops and restaurants.
We do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming back to the O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel in the near future.
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I arrived tired and went for dinner in the bar. Ordered burger and chips which was quite expensive. 8 chips came out on plate and when I asked for more, was told that is the portion if I wanted more I'd need to pay for them. The burger was beautiful and they then did take me out some more. I noticed when booking there was parking and free wi-fi, didnt say parking was at a charge and wi-fi was only 30mins. Wake up call on telly came on with no sound. 5 mins later the reception then called. (I had woken before alarm). Shower went hot and cold and couldnt get a nice temp. Breakfast was beautiful. €40 was taken out on my creditcard when checking in, just in case! Then when checking out I was told it would take 4-5days to go back into my account. Also questioned on why my meal wasnt on my bill do I not owe money. One of the reception staff just distroyed it for the rest, other staff were very nice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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jfpDublin, Manager at O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments as feedback is important to us and this is an exception as we pride ourselves on customer care. Sorry to learn of your negative comments and do hope it did not affect your stay too much.
We do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I stay regularly at this hotel when on business in Dublin. It is nothing fancy but it is extremely conveniently located, you are two minutes from Trinity College, five from Dawson Street and Grafton Street. The staff is really friendly and go out of their way to help you. Some people might find the rooms on the small side, but you don't go to Dublin to stay in your room.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Dara M, General Manager at O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your positive comments. We do pride ourselves on customer care and appreciate your lovely comments. Delighted that the location meets your needs and as you say we are only a short stroll away from a lot of places of interest. We do hope that we can continue to welcome you back to the O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel.
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Fantastic location, great service, good room in a great city.
Loved our stay in Dublin and loved the help given to us by the staff.
We did not eat in the hotel, simply because we wanted to try other places - none of which dissapointed us.
There are several bars and restaurants within relatively short walking distance. The pick of the bunch for us was O'Donoghues. Live Tradional irish music played in the way it has been for many years. Fantastic musicianship and great atmosphere. The 'Dubliners' band was formed by guys that used to play.Heaving with people having a really great time. Almost all of them ready and willing to have a chat. We had long chats (and shared a drink with) a pilot and his crew from Canada, an American Lecturer at Japanese University as well as several of the musicians and tother locals.
If there is a more welcoming place than Dublin I would like to know about it.

Room Tip: We had room 114, at the and of a corrider which was comfortable and quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dara M, General Manager at O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your very positive comments.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and delighted the location met with your requirements and that you enjoyed Dublin.
We do hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Dublin and The O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel in the not too distant future.
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Merrion Square Park right across the way, along with American College of Dublin (which apparently was Oscar Wilde's boyhood home). Not too far from Grafton Street, Trinity College, O'Connell Street, or the River Liffey. If you're a fan of long walks, it's also about a forty minute stroll to the Guinness Storehouse. Breakfast daily with excellent hosts. The only downside: Napping on a summer afternoon with the window open might be interrrupted by the guide operating the amphibious Viking vehicle taking tourists on a cruise of the city.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Dara M, General Manager at O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments and for taking the time to post them.
Unfortunately with the unusually high temperatures we experienced our air condition system was not at its best.
We do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel
in the near future.
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Property: O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel
Address: 1-4 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Dublin
#41 Family Hotel in Dublin
#60 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#63 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The O'Callaghan Mont Clare is the perfect place for a Dublin retreat or adventure. Relax in Oscar's Bar, enjoy a sumptuous meal in Goldsmith's Restaurant and experience all the wonders the city centre has to offer. The classically decorated, traditional 3 Star Hotel Dublin is truly a home from home, full of character and charm. A former favourite of James Joyce, the O'Callaghan Mont Clare 3 star hotel Merrion Square is situated in an idyllic location, nestled away in a peaceful Georgian Merrion Square, moments away from the hustle and bustle of city life, where guests can experience Ireland's historical and cultural hub. A warm Irish welcome awaits every guest at the O'Callaghan 3 star Mont Clare Hotel. Our welcoming staff pride themselves on their knowledge of the capital's attractions, so whether you're looking for a city tour, the scenic route to Trinity College, or Dublin's best shopping district, they'll be happy to help. ... more   less 
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