I've now stayed at the Harding Hotel 3 times in the past 14 years and have enjoyed each and every one. Located in Temple Bar, but not quite in the thick of the heavy tourist area, the location is perfect to explore the popular area but to also be able to escape and check out some of the other local 'musts' like Christchurch, Braen Head Pub, and the Guinness Storehouse. The hotel is very clean and the remodled lobby and pub located in the basement give the property a quant sophistication.
The room we stayed in on our most recent visit in June 2013 was large, but simple. A few recommendations to the hotel would be to upgrade the televisions and bathrooms. The room felt a little dated, although it was certainly clean and well maintained. The room did contain an ironing board and iron that is rare to find in many boutique hotels in Europe.
Our room was located in the rear of the building, adjacent to an alley and separate pub. I was concerned that there would be noise issues, but ultimately it turned out to be just fine. In fact, it might be better to be in the rear of the building since I know from previous stays that rooms facing the street and over the hotel pub CAN be noisy at times, especially on weekend nights.
The front desk service was excellent and they were attentive to our needs by calling cabs when needed and offering advice over where to eat and what to do in Dublin. Jon Hynes, the hotel manager did a fabulous job making sure we were as comfortable as could possibly be.
The Harding is a great stay for those that want to explore Dublin on both a time and monetary budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harding Hotel is a red bricked, traditional property located between the fashionable and lively Temple Bar and the old city areas of Dublin City, suiting both the leisure and business traveler, with comfortable 3 star quality rooms and facilities, coupled with a warm, welcoming, friendly service.Our spacious rooms are decorated in warm and relaxing tones, some offering views of the cathedral and are equipped with TV, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities and fridge. Our comfortable beds, fresh linen and towels all serviced daily, will ensure that you just have to relax and enjoy the city when staying at the Harding. So why not come and sample the warm welcome, the excellent location, the spacious rooms and see for yourself how easy life in the city can be when staying in the Harding. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harding Hotel Dublin