We stayed here on a quick city break Thursday night, we booked via Secret Escapes so we received quite a good deal. The hotel seems to be used by just about every type of traveler there is, with lots of familes around. The lady who checked us in was nice enough to ask which part of the hotel we'd like to stay in, I asked which had the best view and we were checked in to a room at the front on the 4th floor - which looks out onto the River Liffey and the Guinness Factory. If you would like a quieter room, then opt for the back of the hotel if you're given the chance, having said that, I did not find it overly noisy.
We stayed in room 466 which is a Superior King room, the bed was absolutely huge, which prompted pleas from the other half to invest in a newer, bigger bed for the home! The room was clean, well lit, with a small seating area and coffee/tea facilities. There is no mini-bar or fridge available. In the bathroom we had a bath-over shower and a toiletries kit which includes cotton buds, cotton pads and a nail file - very handy!
Breakfast is a buffet affair but for the cooked full Irish you are served your choices from a lovely lady behind the counter. It gets very very busy - we had to wait a few moments before being seated, they obviously have a rush hour where almost everyone staying in the hotel descends to be fed. Anyway, it was delicious and there are some really thoughtful touches for people who may have special dietary requirements - e.g. there were rice cakes available alongside the pastries and bread, a large choice of nuts, mixed berries and fruit too.
We found the staff really friendly and welcoming the entire time we were there. The hotel is located about a 30 minute walk from Temple Bar (across a very flat landscape), 10 minutes from the Guinness Factory and about 2 minutes from two great pubs one called Nancy Hands and the other Ryan's which both do great food outside the hub-bub of Temple Bar. If you get a two day city tour bus pass there are two stops very close by - one just opposite and the other just down from the croppies memorial.
- 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