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“Vibe for Philo Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of North Star Hotel

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North Star Hotel
Ranked #61 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Vibe for Philo Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to the bar staff at the North Star....Paddy, Shawn, Keith, John and the new fella (Paul I think his name is!). Each and every year we descend on the hotel and pretty much take it over. Each and every year we are greeted by the warmest of welcomes by the staff who have, after all these years become an integral part of Vibe time. The work soooo hard for us, are extremely patient and work till they barely stand. These guys sure do know how to keep thier customers happy. Both they, and we, know what to expect around the 4th Jan and to be honest, we look forward to seeing the guys almost as much as seeing the band! These guys have become like friends to us regulars over the years and I for one, am truly grateful for thier proffessional attitude and cheary demeanor! Till the next one guys....have a great year! Much love, Lucy xxx

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
To all of our 'Vibe' Guests,

I would like to express on behalf of the entire team at The North Star Hotel a massive thank you for all of the kind comments and positive feedback we have recieved from your recent stay with us. It is an absolute pleasure to welcome you all back each year and one which I can positively say the team look forward to. Hopefully we may welcome you back throughout 2013 and will forward to the 2014 Vibe for Philo!

Kind regards,
Rhona.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Just want to thank the wonderful and patient bar staff, Keith, Shawn, John, Paddy and new boy Paul for their wonderful bar-tending skills (into the wee small hours) right through the four/five long days of the Vibe For Philo, also a big thank you to all the hotel/reception staff who look after the Vibers on a yearly basis - as you all know, you've become the Vibe HQ over the past few years, and we all look forward to seeing you every January - thanks guys, for everything!!!

Room Tip: there's no pool or spa at the North Star - hence the low rating - everything else just great cra...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

I've stayed may times here in the North Star , and always found it spotless and the staff excellent . So this year I decided to stay for the Annual Vibe For Philo weekend and enjoy the company of fellow Thin Lizzy fans from the world over. Now this is one of the most hectic for all the staff here as its booked for months in advance. But even though the hotel was at its busiest ,Every one of the staff were brilliant , and nothing was too much trouble , Chris and Vitta and all in Reception were great and all of the bar staff, worked every hour could give them . They made the whole weekend all the more enjoyable with their good spirits and excellent attention. I could recommend the North Star to anyone as its now a home from home. and brilliantly located. Thank you. see you all soon , Myles Lally.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

The North Star Hotel is situated across the road from Connelly train station and within easy walking distance of O'Connel Street so it is close to shops, restaurants and pubs. It has recently been redecorated and looks great. Our room was spacious, clean and nicely appointed. The staff on reception were helpful and efficient. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Valued guest,

I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, our location certainly is one of the many reasons our guests revisit us. We look forward to welcoming you back hopefully in the near future.

Kind regards,
Rhona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Great location, across road from train station which was so convenient, few minutes walk away from O'Connell Street. Room was really clean, spacious, big bright bathroom, lovely decor. Breakfast was great. Would stay here again, think we were in older part of hotel with no lift, but only on second floor, staff were friendly and helpful, would recommend this hotel. Room very warm.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your positive comments, as always we value our guest feedbalc to monitor and improve our performance and product.

Kind regards,
Rhona.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Overall, North Star's best features are its great location (just across the street from Connelly Station) and the friendly staff. Room looked like pictures displayed (traditional/standard) and clean, but finishes could look tired earlier than they should, (due to quality of workmanship). the double bed was small, however, there was an extra single bed in the room as well. Shower was hot and consistent but a high side and screen placement impedes accessibility. Value for money was reasonable and would likely stay again when next time in Dublin.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks you for taking the time to leave your feedback, delighted to read that we can look forward to welcoming you back. I would appreciate it if you would perhaps take the time to contact us to let us know in which room you stayed so as that we may address the valued comments would mentioned in your review. Our accomodation team are diligent about ensuring our rooms are maintained to the highest standard and I am disappointed that you did not find this to be the case in your room.

Many thanks,
Rhona,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

My partner and I stayed at the North Star hotel in September 2010. We are planning another trip to Dublin, so I thought I'd see what the current reviews of the North Star are like.

All I can say is, you could put some people in Buckingham palace and they would still find something to moan about!

From the moment my partner and I walked into the hotel, we felt welcomed and were very impressed with the inside appearance if the hotel. Don't be deceived by the way it looks from the outside. Our room was one of the premier rooms and was spotless. Our bathroom was very modern and clean. We had a plasma tv on the wall and access to wifi if we wished to use it.

Clearly, the people doing all the moaning are the ones who've been cheapskates and booked the standard rooms to save 20quid! From the sounds of it, these rooms are being renovated and I've no doubt they will be to the same fantastic standard that our room was.

Honestly couldn't fault the hotel facilities or staff and certainly not the appearance or cleanliness!

  • Stayed September 2012
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear valued guest,

Great to read that even over 2 years since your last stay with us you enjoyed it so much and we were able to make it memorable. Indeed we do offer two standards of rooms, our premier rooms and our recently refurbished executive rooms. I can assure you that the quality throughout all 161 of our bedrooms and suites are maintained to the highest of standards and your next trip with us will be even more enjoyable. If I can be of any assistance prior to your visit with us do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks for your generous comments.
Rhona.
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Property: North Star Hotel
Address: Amiens Street | Dublin 1, Dublin 1, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#49 Family Hotel in Dublin
#50 Business Hotel in Dublin
#52 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — North Star Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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