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Harding Hotel
Ranked #25 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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“Decent Budget Option”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2006

Quirky, well-located hotel in a city with a shortage of reasonable hotels in the center. Had to have the shower cleaned as it was dirty on arrival, maid forgot to leave towels and milk and toilet was tempermental. However, staff was very pleasant and did their best to address everything. Rooms over bar are VERY noisy Saturday/Holiday nights however good windows shut out most of the street noise.

  • Stayed May 2006
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2006

We stayed at the Harding over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and found it to be fantastic. Its near to Temple Bar which has all the pubs and clubs so beer can be a bit expensive. The Harding Staff were really friendly and made the stay even more enjoyable. The breakfast was ok but there are a lot of cafes in Grafton or O'Connell Street.

  • Stayed April 2006
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2006

Stayed here as whilst on holiday with 4 other friends.

Found the rooms very spacious but unfotunately no bath so had to always take a shower which didn't cause major problems.

Staff were very friendly and would help with any problems.

Breakfast was OK but definately not value for money, would eat in town.

Would highly recommend it to people wanting a reasonable hotel in a perfect location.

Temple Bar area within a short walk aswell as all other major points of attraction.

  • Stayed April 2006
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2006

i stayed here for one night on 16th april. i was down for a concert in the olympia theatre and just booked any old hotel i could find at the time, as it was easter and i was glad to get in anywhere!!

i am so, so glad that that anywhere ended up being the harding!!

the location is amazing,i had a view of the liffey from my room, as well as a view of christ church cathedral. the hotel is 5 mins from temple bar and about 3 mins from the olympia. it is clean, extremely spacious, lots of tea/coffee, toiletries and towels, friendly irish staff, fabulous full irish breakfast, just overall it was superb!!!

there are so many bars, cafes, shops and restaurants nearby and the price was excellent for easter sunday.

i have been to dublin many times and intend to always use the harding from now on.

highly recommended!!

  • Stayed April 2006
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2006

Reception staff very friendly on our arrival (and throughout our stay) & staff in Darkey Kelly's bar opened the kitchen for us at 10pm for a bar meal as we arrived on a late flight.
If you are a light sleeper beware the Christ Church Cathedral church bells ringing every hour and you can hear revellers from Temple Bar making their noisy way home.

Room was always clean, beds comfortable, clean towels every day, tea & coffee facilities good, hairdryer & TV also in the rooms.
On the downside there were not enough coat hangers, the 'wet room' rather than a bathroom was not ideal, but a great power shower! Room was also a little too warm - however the other couple in our party found their room too cold!

Far from impressed with breakfast - you may be better off finding somewhere else in the city. Not much choice & some of the waiting staff seemed a little moody. Evening meal in the Copper Alley Bistro though was OK. It would pay to be adventurous and look elsewhere in Dublin at mealtimes.

The location of the hotel was OK, as long as you don't mind walking, although the hop on - hop off bus picks up more or less outside the hotel.

An ideal hotel if you want a cheap and cheerful base to explore Dublin from. Remember - you get what you pay for!

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2006

My husband and I stayed in the Harding Hotel, Dublin for two nights 20-22nd March. Although classed as a 2* you couldn't ask for much more considering what we paid, only £110 for two nights with full Irish breakfast! (Easyhotels). The location was great, just a couple of minutes walk from Temple Bar. We never had to use public transport as Dublin is a very walkable City. The bedding was spotless as was the bathroom/towels etc. Even tea and coffee facilities which is great for when you arrive straight off the delayed Ryanair flight in the middle of the night! I
would definitely recommend this hotel if you are looking for basic clean accomodation in a great location.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2006

This was a very convenient hotel at a good price. I had been warned (by this sie) that there might be some noise disruption in the evenings, from revellers returning from Temple Bar nearby, and this was accurate.

There were VERY thin walls and doors which meant every arrival back could be clearly heard from my bed - people getting back at regular intervals until 3 am on the Friday. But on the Thursday night, all was fine.

It has brilliant cathedral views and is great for exploring the city on foot - you can walk everywhere fromm this hotel.

Didn't like the 'wet room' they had instead of a bathroom - shower not brilliant or very hot, but OK.

Breakfast average to poor - kept warm, and had to remind staff to get me the coffee, toast, to go with it. Service a bit flaky.

Overall good value for money - what other capital city can you stay in close to the attractions - sights, museums, shops - for this kind of price? I'd stay there again for another flying visit.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Harding Hotel
Address: Copper Alley Fishamble Street | Christchurch, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Business Hotel in Dublin
#29 Family Hotel in Dublin
#37 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Harding Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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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