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“Great central location - but take your earplugs”

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Arlington Hotel O'Connell Bridge
Ranked #51 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 5, 2009

Good hotel with a great location between the O'Connell and Halfpenny Bridges. Only drawback was the nightclub noise into the early hours. It didn't bother us but if you're looking for peace and quiet this is not the hotel for you, although you may be OK if you are on the higher floors, we were on the first. Room had plenty of space and very clean.
Staff were helpful and friendly and the included breakfast set you up for the day. Would stay here again on a return trip.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2009

I stayed last week for 3 nights in this hotel. The location is top. Next to O'Connolstreet, 5 minute walk to main shopping areas as Henry and Grafton Street, an of course Temple Bar ( but well don't go there if you're greedy, because the pints are 2 expensive there , this is because the place is for tourists )
The hotel is a old fashioned 3 star hotel, most of the rooms are new, but if you get a room at the 1st floor, you have to say immediadely NO I DON'T WANT TO BE AT THE 1ST FLOOR, when we came, they gave us a room at the first floor :
Problem 1 :
If you open your window or even if it's closed you have the same noise of the street, because the window at our room did not cut of the accoustic from outside at all.
Problem 2 :
The hotel has a late bar, and the rooms at the 1st floor are above the bar. And I was tired that night because of the flight to Dublin, so I went to bed at 10 p.m , and I could hear and sing every song from Sweet Home Alabame, to dirty old town etc along, because you hear all the sound of the bar. So I went down to the reception, and what is the receptionist telling me, oh Sir couldn't you wait until 1 a.m and then you won't hear the music any more. I had to laugh in the face of the receptionist, normally you should say, Oh I'm sorry Mister, would you like to change the room, so I had to ask her that. She was not really happy to make a room change at 11 p.m ( I think she preferred surfing on the internet^^ ), but we got finally another room at the back of 4th floor.

So if you check-in NEVER take a room at the first floor, and better ask for a room not overlooking the street, because there are non stop a lot of car at the Bachelors Walk. For the rest the hotel is ok, I also would go back again, because of it's location, but don't expect a nice staff, well maybe I've just met those with a bad mood in the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 14, 2009

This hotel is as central as you can get and forms part of a pub with in-house Irish music and dancing shows. It's not the quietest location and the rooms are basic. Reasonably clean, but could do with a bit of deep cleaning - smells of stale cigarette smoke and bleach. OK, but nothing special.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 11, 2009

What can I say, we really enjoyed ourselves here and the children loved it too. The staff were helpful and attentive.

We were shocked at how big the family room was, were expecting lots of beds (3) in a small room, wow what a plesant suprise. The room had everything in it, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and board, hair dryer and safe! For a 3 star hotel thats like 5 star quality.

Right on the river banks, so had a partial view of the river, and all the shops and places to eat near buy.

Breakfast was a huge selection and the staff always came to the table and asked us if we needed anything else, specially the children (5yrs and 2yrs).

Would definetly recommend this place, high quality for low price.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 1, 2009

It was a nice hotel with friendly staff. All week long they had irish entertainment at night, in the large bar area.
And its location were really good too! Easy walk to all perpeces!

Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 28, 2009

The Arlington Hotel at O'Connell Bridge is ideally situated for the city centre and the main street, O'Connell Street and the O'Connell Bridge are on the doorstep. I had booked in there as an ex-colleague had chosen to have his retirement function at the Hotel. The Hotel is spacious and the Hotel Staff very friendly, courteous and efficient. The room was of a good size, very clean, and included satelite TV, a comprehensive local guide, and a large and very clean en suite bathroom. My room was at the back of the Hotel so fairly quiet although, being in a City centre location some noise is inevitable and unavoidable. The atmosphere in the Hotel Bar was typically Irish, with dancing during the early part of the evening and live traditional music of a high standard later. The Restaurant was comfortable, with wide menu choices at reasonable prices. Breakfast was buffet style with a full range of breakfast items from Cereals, Toast, Fruit, Bread selection, Teas, Coffees and a superb 'select yourself' hot cooked breakfast, complete with white pudding ! Very reasonable prices for a city centre hotel. I was extremely impressed with this Hotel in all respects and would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 23, 2009

A well situated hotel for everything you want to do in Dublin and just across the river from the Temple Bar pubs and restaurants. The staff in the main were excellent and the room modern, clean and tidy and not too noisy outside- we were however on the side.
Breakfast was excellent and well serviced. Went to their show and booked a table and 3 course meal for 29 euros each. Meal was good and we had a table near the front. Two criticisms- the acoustics or mikes were bad and you had difficuly hearing the words- the staff were strict in keeping the eating area resrved in the first half but not in the second half bearing in mind people who paid nothing ended up in front of us and spoilt our evening.
We visited the Guiness Warehouse and venjoyed the way you could brose around the various floors at your convenience. The atmosphere in the bars is terrific with most having music from lunch times to early morning. We would recommend the Temple Bar andJohn Gogarty, but the most reasonable pub is just across the river from the hotel and turn left. Messrs Maguire- they brew there own beers and lagers,but no music.
If you go to Dublin expect it to be expensive in the bars and restaurants and even for a pint of Guiness.
BRIAN, DERBY 07929034820

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: 23-25 Bachelors Walk | O'Connell Bridge, Dublin 1, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > North City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#55 Family Hotel in Dublin
#59 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: $90 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arlington Hotel O'Connell Bridge 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Céad Míle Fáilte! - One hundred thousand welcomes The Arlington Hotel is well known for its convenient location, friendly atmosphere, caring staff and unforgettable Celtic Nights. From the moment you arrive our goal is to make our hotel your new home while you’re in Dublin. ... more   less 
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