The hotel is located in a fantastic location in Temple Bar. The AirLink bus from the airport stops just a couple of blocks away from it and it was easy to haul our luggage to the hotel. The main bus line was close by and it was within walking distance to most of the major attractions. Also, it was easy to find restaurants / pubs and shopping nearby.
My husband and I stayed at the hotel for three nights (during the weekday) in early July and checked into the hotel early in the morning, around 10am. It was quite full and understandably the hotel didn’t have a lot of rooms available at that hour. But after I explained that we had been travelling from Canada, and we were up already for over 24 hours, and we really just needed a room to wash up and change, the gentleman at the front desk found us a room immediately. The room was fine enough in its size and cleanliness; nothing stellar or outstanding but not horrible either. The hair dryer in the room wasn’t working but the staff had it fixed quickly. The breakfast was included in our rate and there were enough of the basics to get our day started. Again not an amazing breakfast, but sufficient considering it was included in our rate. The hotel has a bar which served good drinks and meals and it had good music in the evenings.
Our sleep quality is the reason I’ve considered this hotel a three and not a four. We were in Room 315; it faced the inside court and we left the window open as there wasn’t any air conditioning to cool down the room. As a result of the open window we could hear some noise at night as people sang in the streets or a loud car would pass by. My husband and I are not light sleepers and we were certainly tired from our travels, but it was enough to wake us up sporadically. The final annoyance came on our last night when the fire alarm went off, twice! The rude awakening came at about 3am and the second at 8am. Apparently someone had been smoking in their room and set it off. The front clerk said that the guest was no longer staying at the hotel. I’m glad to know the hotel staff was being proactive about the situation, but that was a little late for our sleep.
Overall, the staff was friendly, helpful and efficient, the room was clean enough and the breakfast had enough to get our day started. I don’t know if you could beat the location of the hotel as it was a convenient walk to everything we wanted. I booked the hotel through the AirCanada website and felt that it was a good deal for the hotel. I would stay here again even though we had some difficulty with the noise. Hopefully they will have renovated and have air conditioning in by that time and then street noise wouldn’t be an issue.
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