I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel. Being from Dublin I was aware of the Ashling in it's previous incarnation as a rather seedy premises, however the recent refurbishment has turned it into an excellent quality hotel, deserving of it's 4 star status. Our Superior King Room (364 I think) was very comfortable with a nice view over the little park opposite and the river Liffey beyond. The hotel is in a fairly good location, whilst not in the very centre of the city it is a short tram ride to O'Connell street and close to some attractions such as the national Museum at Collins Barracks, The Guinness Storehouse/Brewery, Irish museum of modern art (IMMA) and Kilmainham Gaol, and Heuston station is just across the river (for mainline trains to the south and west of Ireland). The lobby, bar and restaurant are very nicely appointed with modern decor and the breakfast was excellent with a good choice on offer. One minor quibble was with the availability of a late-night residents' bar. We were staying here after a wedding reception nearby and had asked a couple of times about the residents' bar, as we knew we would be late returning to the hotel. We were informed on both occasions (as were others in our party who enquired) that the bar would remain open until 2.30 - 3 a.m. However when we returned shortly after 2 we were told the bar was closed and that if we wanted to wait for other guests we would have to sit in the lobby. It took some negotiation and the intervention of the night manager before we were allowed to get a round of drinks and could sit in the bar. I guess that the late residents' bar is at the management's discretion - and I appreciate the night manager facilitating us, but I felt that clearer information should have been given, and other members of the night staff could have shown greater flexibilty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ashling is a stunning Dublin City hotel in a great central location adjacent to Heuston Station and on the Luas red line. International Award Winning 4 Star hotel Dublin incorporating 225 bedrooms including Deluxe Rooms and Suites, 180 seater Chesterfields Restaurant, stylish Iveagh Bar and extensive meeting rooms and conference facilities catering for up to 220 delegates.On Site Carparking, special overnight / 24 hour residents rate.Excellent location in the heart of historic Dublin City, beside the Phoenix Park, Europe's largest enclosed city park. The surrounding area is home to Dublin's premier attractions - Dublin Zoo, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Old Jameson Distillery, the National Museum of Ireland, Temple Bar along with shopping districts Grafton ad Henry Street are only a short stroll away.Close by for sporting and concert events is the famous Croke Park, Th 02, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and the Aviva Stadium at Lansdowne Road. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Dublin
- Dublin Best Western
- Ashling Hotel Dublin