My wife and I stayed here in June 2013. The hotel is well managed and offers clean, spacious, and comfortable rooms at a great price. We were able to walk almost everywhere in Dublin in 10-15 minutes. Right outside the doorstep are several pubs, restaurants and shops, the gorgeous Christchurch Cathdral (of which our rooms had a great view) and the nearby Temple Bar nightlife district.
This hotel lost a mark for two reasons. First, its proximity to Temple Bar, while convenient for those who are night owls and like to party, means that there are many loud and drunk people coming home late from the pubs. I imagine the adjacent Kinlay House Hostel makes the problem worse. Keep in mind that Dublin, like most big cities, is always noisy. I would think every hotel in the city has this problem.
While noise outside the hotel should be expected, the second reason for the 4 rating is that the inside of the hotel can be noisy. We stayed three nights at the beginning of our trip. The hotel was perfect and would have gotten a 5. We stayed one night at the end of the trip and the hotel was noisy. The room we got was 404, right next to the elevator. The door to the elevator lobby slams shut and is very loud. So loud, that it kept waking my wife and I up throughout the night as the loud drunks came home.
All in all, we had a great experience and will be staying here again on future Dublin trips.
- 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