Just back from a 5 night stay at the Gresham hotel on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Location of the hotel is very good; it’s situated across the road from all the major bus routes and all the open top tour buses. And within a 2 min walk from a large variety of shops and places to eat.
We got an AirLink bus straight from outside the airport to right outside the hotel for €6.00 which is very handy, saves paying for an expensive taxi!
On arrival at the hotel we had a slight problem, reception staff told us that our booking had been cancelled for some reason, which was concerning. But staff saw our booking receipt etc and rearranged another room for us without any problems.
We had booked a standard twin room which was of an average size (room 228), room overlooked the back/middle of the hotel, all we could see was air conditioning machines etc but this wasn’t a problem for us at all, still pretty quiet. Room has en suite but the shower didn’t work, only had cold water but there was a shower attachment to the bath which we used instead. Rooms were very clean and cleaners came in every day to change towels and bedding etc. If there was a Do Not Disturb sign on the doors the cleaners would leave towels and toiletries in a little basket for you.
Our booking was for Bed and Breakfast, the breakfast was pretty good, good Irish fry up with sausages, beans etc and a good selection of cereals, breads, yoghurts to choose from. Waiting staff were slow in clearing tables but they were kept on their toes by the guy running about in charge!
Only issue I really has for this hotel wasn’t really for the Hotel itself but for the street its situated on, as a smoker I was outside the front a fair bit and was continually harassed by beggars, drunks and the like asking for cigarettes and money etc, about 3 every time we went out, I did noticed when people did complain to the hotel one of the staff would go out and shoo them along but it was very annoying! Apparently it’s a big problem on O’Connell Street (which is the largest thoroughfare in Europe) that isn’t really being dealt with.
Overall I had a very good experience with this hotel and would definitely recommend
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is located in the heart of Dublin, in a historic building on the famous O’Connell Street, and become one of the city's emblematic sites. This Irish hotel offers you the best facilities for you to enjoy an unforgettable holiday with RIU Hotels & Resorts. All of the rooms in this urban Dublin hotel are equipped with the most excellent amenities to cover all your needs during your stay with us, including a television, safe and WiFi connection. We also have a penthouse suite from which you can enjoy spectacular views over the city and the incredible surroundings of the Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin This new hotel in Ireland offers various unique function rooms for you to hold any kind of event. These rooms are perfectly equipped for your meetings to be a resounding success. The Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is also located very close to the Convention Centre Dublin making it the ideal place for business travellers. The new Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin has an extensive and well-planned menu for you to enjoy authentic culinary experiences. The facilities also include a bar for you to savour the best aperitifs or relax with an authentic cup of tea. This Dublin hotel is in an ideal location for any visitor. Surrounded by the main shopping area in Grafton Street and Henry Street, you will also find the most celebrated shows and theatres such as Gate Theatre and the National Concert Hall, and some of the most famous places in Dublin like Croke Park and Temple Bar. The hotel is also located a stone's throw away from Abbey Street tram station which will easily take you to any other point of the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gresham Hotel Dublin