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“One half of the rooms are lovely the other half are outdate....”
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Ashling Hotel
Ranked #16 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
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“One half of the rooms are lovely the other half are outdate....”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Having stay here before the room was a really let down! It appears that half the hotel is very modern and lovely facilities (super-king bed, rain shower-head, spacious room etc) however this come at the cost of the other room which is badly in need of updating, as it shows it age. The bed was double whereas rival hotels have more modern room with bigger beds.

There biggest problem was the heating, as it was very, very hot and made for a very disturbed sleep. I have not slept that badly in a hotel ever!!! In the welcome booklet they list air conditions but there was none in this room. There are also no leisure facilities. I will not be back.

Room Tip: You need to pay extra for decent room, or you might get lucky....
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Perfect hotel for a busy city break!
Location is great for all the attractions if you are travelling on foot, by tram or tour bus. Staff were friendly and efficient, changing our room fuss free when there were problems with noise from the exceptional wind during our stay. Lots of lovely added extras too including free wifi, maps of the city, ponchos and luggage storage! Lots of business types around so ideal for business or pleasure.

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

This hotel ticked all the boxes as the rooms were lovely (we did however upgrade) and it is in a very good location for Dublin city waking. Breakfast was lovely. My only complaint may have been that they were slightly taken aback that we were a gay couple and wished a double room!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

I stayed here with work and with partner. Its a lovely hotel and the rooms are fab. Right across the road is Heuston Station and the Luas Line into the city centre or the Tallaght direction. Defo would recommend this to anyone staying in Dublin.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

After having re-read some of the other comments on this hotel I decided to write my own review. My husband and I have just returned from Dublin after a 3 night stay at the Ashling Hotel. I have very high standards and will always check on here for reviews and I was not disappointed at this hotel.
The reception staff were great and every time we asked for a taxi to be booked it was done with no problems at all, not like another poster who blamed the staff for a taxi driver not knowing where he was going? I can't say this happened to us.
When we arrived our room was upgraded from a double to a kingsize room, 460 on the forth floor with views over the river and straight over to the Guinness Factory-what a great bonus! The bed was comfy, the bathroom was big, the shower was good, very clean. Someone mentions there is no air conditioning in the rooms- there is and why you would want air con in February is beyond me!? Our room was tended to by the cleaning staff everyday with the bed being made up and towels put out.
We ate in the hotels restaurant-Chesterfields which I have to say was very nice and again I am quite picky when it comes to where to eat so if I'm pleased then anyone will be!
The hotel is in a great location the tram station is I 2 minute walk at Hueston Station, if you fancy a walk to the city centre its about 15minutes and the Guinness Factory and Kilmainham Jail are both in walking distance and well worth a visit, and the tour buses stop just a 2 minute walk from the hotel.
A great stay and I would definatley recommend to anybody and will stay again when I go back to Dublin.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Location Fantastic - we drove into city and the receptionist gave us very clear instructions to the car park located beside the hotel - parked the car up for the 2 nights for €16!
Luas and taxis just outside the door so easy to get to city centre
We were very lucky to get a room upgrade so had a superior delux kingsize room! Which was fantastic - great space, recently upgraded, modern decor and very quiet - located at the back of the hotel - room 470!
Staff throughout the hotel were so very helpful and pleasant - breakfast fantastic huge choice and very fresh
Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay

Room Tip: Room 470 - great space, superior delux room, newly decorated - very modern bathroom
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

We stayed on a Friday night and paid €64 for a double room without breakfast. The hotel was clean and modern. The staff were not over-friendly but aside from that i would stay here again

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Property: Ashling Hotel
Address: Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#17 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#17 Family Hotel in Dublin
#20 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ashling Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 225
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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