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North Star Hotel
Ranked #63 of 152 Hotels in Dublin
Reviewed September 1, 2013

When we arrived at this hotel we were put off by the shabby frontage and the entry to the car park, and were about to go somewhere else. That would have been a BIG mistake! The room turned out to be first class, the restaurant and bar just brilliant, and the food and service was on par with some of the best 5* hotels that we have stayed in. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to most of the city centre venues. Definitely use this hotel again

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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NorthStarhotel, Front Office Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Dear Specair,

Thank you for choosing The North Star Hotel and for not going to another hotel on arrival. We are delighted that everything was to your satisfaction.

Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards,
Lorna
Front Office Team

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Don't know why this hotel is only a 3 star it should be much higher. Couldn't fault it at all. Great service, well priced, lovely warm staff. Stayed in a premier room 665 for 3 nights lovely and spacious and so clean and great facilities. The continental breakfast was brill aswell. Some lovely unique cocktails in mcgettigans bar. The concierge held our luggage for 4 hours and the wifi was great too. Fab stay. Returning in October.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Weetinychelle
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NorthStarhotel, Front Office Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Dear Weetinychelle,

Thank you for posting your review of the hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed our cocktails. Our team in the bar will ensure there are more for you when you return.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Kind Regards,
Lorna
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

On arrival to the hotel we were to early for check in so the receptionist offered to mind our bags if we wanted to go around Dublin, which we did.
The room we got was a family room with 2 single beds and a double bed, nice and spacious and the room had air conditioning. the bathroom had all the condiments (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, face cloths).
The breakfast was average, loads to choose from but not the best quality (cheap sausages, scrambled eggs - tasteless, bacon - salty, orange juice - sour) but it was sufficient for the first morning of our stay but we opted not to have it the second morning after paying 12.95 each which explains itself.
The staff were nice and friendly and couldn't do enough for us.
The McGettigans Cookhouse Grill (The bar) was FABULOUS - i cannot express how good the food was. We had steak which was so tender it just melted in our mouths.

The shower in our room didn't get hot which was very disappointing, the TV in the room had only 10 rubbish channels with poor signal, the toilet in the bathroom leaked from the back.


Overall my stay was enjoyable, I would stay at this hotel again which i suppose says something.

It is perfect for the trains and the Luas but if you are a light sleeper then this hotel is not for you as the trains start from 6am and they run right past the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for chooisng The North Star Hotel, delighted to read our service and failities met your needs. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,
Rhona

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Went for a family holiday and really couldn't fault it, Big, clean comfy rooms and friendly helpful staff. The breakfast and hotel restaurant (McGettigans cookhouse and bar) were also great. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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NorthStarhotel, Front Office Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Dear Pjones82,

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and in particular your experience in McGettigans Cookhouse. We aim to ensure all of our guests have an excellent experience with us.

Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind Regards,
Lorna
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Just back from 3 days in Dublin staying at the North star hotel. The location of this hotel is very good as you are beside the luas and Railway station so it is very easy to get to.The rooms are very clean and comfortable .We opted not to have the Full Irish breakfast and had more than enough with the continental, juices, cereals, selection of breads and fruits.All staff we met were very helpful and so friendly.We will return next time we are in Dublin.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank marylou_cahill
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

It was a pleasure to have welcomed you to The North Star Hotel, on behalf of the whole team we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Rhona

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Booked this hotel blind through an online site. Had some trepidation on looking at the reviews subsequent to learning the name of the hotel, but was totally satisfied with my choice.

The location isn't the best, near the bus and train stations and seems to attract some less desirable characters. The last night I was there, there was a shooting in the area (though I'm sure not a regular occurrence). Having said that, I never felt unsafe. I might recommend taking taxis back to the hotel late at night.

The room was spacious and had air conditioning that worked very well. It was also clean. That was really about all I needed. Beds were very comfortable. Staff were pleasant.

Yes, the WiFi charge is extortionate, but is free if you go to the restaurant.

I would stay here again if I needed a decent option that's in reasonable walking distance of most of the sites.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2013

Dear Mark C,

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review and pleasure to read you so enjoyed your stay. There was a tragic incident in Dublin City Centre recently, thankfully such incidents in Dublin are not frequent events. With regards to our WIFI I am pleased to say that we have recently removed any charges and in addition upgraded our service. I do hope you will choose The North Star for your next trip to Dublin, feel free to contact reservations directly for the best value. reservations@northstarhotel.ie

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Rhona

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

This hotel was excellent value, spotless and extremely friendly and helpful staff.
Should be 4 if not five star.
We had our meal in McGettigans cookhouse & bar part of the hotel, and the food was superb (michelin standard) we had Chowder and Ham hock started and it was devine, followed by 10oz rib steak with creme brulee for desert which was to die for. The food was so good and presentation was impeccable that we book for the 2nd night and was further thrilled with our choice could not fault it and very good value for the standard and competition in Dublin. I would strongly recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: all the rooms seemed finished to a high standard and spotless.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Great to read that we met and exceeded your expectations and that you found value both in our service and quality of food. Thank you for your high recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back. I have ensured to make our team aware of your glowing experience with us.

Kind regards,
Rhona

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Additional Information about 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:
#38 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#50 Business Hotel in Dublin
#52 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: $124 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — North Star Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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