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“A Pleasant Stay!”
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Ashling Hotel
Ranked #13 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 7, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 1 evening during our CIE Tour of Ireland. Overall, we enjoyed our night at the Ashling Hotel.

The location was good-we didn't take advantage of the Luaus train (though it was so convenient) but even our walk into the city center wasn't too bad, maybe 15 minutes. There are several good pubs (such as Nancy Hand's, Brazen Head) that are even closer than that.

The service was great. They had our room ready hours early, which was so very appreciated after a long overnight flight. Check-in was speedy. We did eat breakfast at the restaurant-and both food and service were great, no complaints at all!

Our room was nice. It was possibly the largest room of the hotels we stayed in throughout Ireland...very comfortable. The bathroom seemed recently renovated, as well.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to travelers in the Dublin area.

Room Tip: We were on the 6th floor-and it was quiet!
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

I've stayed in this hotel a number of times and always really rated the rooms and the breakfast and while I really like the big couches in the bar, the service has always been very bad there and on one occasion I found a huge hair in my burger but nonetheless I have come back time and time again simply because of its location and it's better than some of the other hotels in Dublin.
However, I stayed here last weekend and I told the receptionist we will not be back. Firstly, there is a new car parking charge that has sneakily been introduced and this was one of the reasons we always chose this hotel; when you are paying €99 for a room only with no breakfast, frankly in the recession I think it's too much to charge guests to leave their cars overnight. When I mentioned this to the receptionist, she said the charge had been in place for the past 3.5 years and I told her this couldn't be so because I stay here about twice a year and never pay. Still although I told her many of our friends stay there because of the free parking and we wouldn't be back, she didn't offer to waive it or even throw in breakfast for free.

Secondly, I realised that on all previous occasions I had stayed in the upgraded rooms ie when you walk out of the lift, turn left- this is where the lovely refurbished rooms were. Unfortunately on this occasion, we were put on the fourth floor in an old room where the double bed was tiny, it was roasting hot all night and the bathroom left a lot to be desired with the covering on the outside of the bath all coming away- a bad state. There were small thin pillows and the rooms were so dull and outdated and like another reviewer said, they started hoovering right outside our room early in the morning, disturbing our sleep. I was so wrecked after the bad night's sleep I couldn't wait to get home to my own bed. Furthermore, we paid €15 for two glasses of wine- even the G Hotel in Galway doesn't charge this.

The hotel's old rooms are in major need of a revamp and if you do decide to stay here, ensure you get an upgraded room. I won't be back!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

I visited this hotel last october for my birthday and it was really nice! The hotel was very well decorated inside and the rooms were very clean! the breakfast in the hotel was brilliant also. We stayed here for 2 nights but it was quite a distance away from the main areas like temple bar. there was a tram just down the road and a bus station across the street though.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

My two nights in February 2012 were great, especially since I was able to snag an inside room (149) because the hotel fronts a busy road plus the tram literally runs right by the hotel. They have a genrous breakfast buffet (extra cost) and I had the carver lunch, which was very good.

Room Tip: Ask for an inside room (I was in 149), which will be much quieter.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

We stayed here for three nights in February, as a group of four adults. I had never been to the Ashling before, as this part of Dublin never appealed to me. But I have to say I have been won over. The building itself is very well designed and stylish. Staff are friendly and polite. It is actually quite a big hotel (we were on the fifth floor and had a bit of a trek to our room). That said we were still impressed with everything. The Luas (Dublin tram service) passes right outside and going into the city centre. The park outside has a piece of modern art in it that used to be in the city centre, affectionately known by locals as 'the floozie in the jacuzzi', worth a look.
We were there during the Ireland V Wales Six nations rugby game, and some idiot set off the hotel fire alarm at about 1am which was very annoying. But I must mention the duty manager, who dealt with the situation very calmly, and offered his apologies. Well done.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Stayed at the Ashling as a birthday treat from my boyfriend,e-mailed them before hand asking if possible for a room with a river view and they kindly upgraded us free of charge,arived at 1.30pm way before check in time but our room was ready so even better,great hotel would stay again,try the Millenium bar for a cheap pint of Guinness but talk to the owner the longer you chatted to him the cheaper the Guinness got .

Room Tip: Ask for a river view
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Just back from a 2night weekend break We found the staff at the Aisling Hotel to be very welcoming and informative Our room was very good with everything we needed We ate in the restaurant on Friday night and it was good The man who greeted us was one of the best people I've met in the restaurant business Nothing was too much trouble which was good because I was a bit flustered after travelling after a long week at work The only blip was that I ordered the Mint & Chocolate Cheesecake which I didn't like at all We ate in the bar on Saturday night and again the service and the food were very good We parked the car in the car park when we arrived and didn't go near it again until we left and it only cost us €16 which is excellent for such a central location in Dublin Overall a very good experience and we will definitely return as we go to Dublin regularly

Room Tip: we stayed in room 438 and the only problem was that it had an adjoining room and on the morning we l...
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Additional Information about 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:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#17 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#17 Family Hotel in Dublin
#20 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: $115 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
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Dublin Best Western
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