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“Great couple of nights over Xmas 2013 at the Academy Plaza”

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Academy Plaza Hotel
Ranked #43 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Myself and a large group of family had a great couple of nights at the Academy Plaza over the Xmas break. It is perfectly located to explore this great city. The staff were professional and courteous at all times and couldn't do enough to help. The rooms are furnished to a high spec with great complimentary wifi access and large wide screen tv's. Loved the breakfast especially the Irish sausages. If you want to take things easy after a busy day out in the city there is a great bar and lounge area to while away the evening with live music at times as well.

I didn't use the gym but it is available should you want to shift some of the Christmas excess or recover from the night before. We will be booking again next time we are in town, thanks to all the staff for a wonderful experience.

Maria & John from Manchester

Room Tip: Discount parking available for hotel guests in the car park across the road.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Dear JohnPaddyOGorman

Thank you for sharing your review. We are so happy to have looked after you during your Christmas break. We always try to be as friendly and professional as possible while helping our guests have the best possible stay they can in Dublin.

We are delighted you enjoyed your guest experience here and we are thrilled to read you will be a return guest. You should stop by the desk and let us know where we can thank you personally for the wonderful review.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm Regards
Séamus Brennan
Deputy Manager

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Have stayed in this hotel twice for pre Christmas breaks and we are looking to book again. For a city break it can't be faulted. Luckily we were upgraded to a triple room this time, as on our previous stay our room was on the small side but that said the rooms are functional and clean and it's not like you need to live in them! Beds are comfy and the bathroom was clean with shower gel/liquid soap provided.
Location is good, just off O'Connell street and within walking distance to all the major attractions. The hop on/off bus also stops opposite the hotel and the airport bus drops you there too.
All in all would recommend and like I said, am looking to book again

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank L0iner
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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Dear L0iner

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted you, like so many other people, thank us for our great value location and helpful staff. It really makes the difference for us and our staff really love hearing about great feedback.

We are delighted you are looking to book again and should you want to make a booking please do. You can contact us on wecare@academyplazahotel.ie where we will be delighted to handle your guest queries.

Warm Regards
Séamus Brennan
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

This modern hotel is tucked away off O'Connell Street, and is a great location for all Dublin tourist attractions. We booked through Ryanair Hotels and received a good price. We didn't add Breakfast originally but upon arrival there was an offer of 2 for 1 on breakfast so we took this offer on. The breakfast was very good, plenty of cereals, bread and hot food available. We were given a room which overlooked the internal courtyard which had the kitchen fan vents blowing loudly, so we asked to change to a quieter room, this was not a problem and the alternative room was lovely and quiet. The staff were pleasant and able to help in all matters. A great hotel for a long weekend away.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Dear sarahpedder88

Thank you for your fantastic feedback. We love hearing guest feedback here at the hotel. Our location is such a fantastic factor for us and really makes a great base for our guests to explore Dublin City Centre. We are delighted you took advantage of our breakfast offer. We have a large offering for our guests and our buffet is becoming a popular choice for our customers to kick start the day.

We hope you choose to stay with us again in the near future where we can offer you the same comfort, experience and welcome.

Warm Regards
Séamus Brennan
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel is a fantastic place to stay. Even with some renovation of their bar going on, they had it covered. The staff is truly awesome and they always answered our questions or helped with our needs. The location of the hotel is perfect for seeing the sites, going to the temple bar area (10 min walk), or doing some shopping. The room was nicely done, bed was comfortable and the cleaning staff was super. We ate breakfast as they were offering a 2 for 1 deal. It was very good but I would not have paid 15 euros or the normal price. There are lots of other places to go for breakfast. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Daer Robert T

Thank you of your fantastic review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here and for sharing your great comments about our staff. They love reading positive feedback. We are thrilled for read that you were not affected during our renovations. We are very excited about the hotel improvements we are carrying out and they should be finished quite soon and we cannot wait to see the finished product.

We are very happy to read you will stay with us again and we really hope you do.

Should you wish to discuss anything further please do. You can mail us on wecare@academyplazahotel.ie

Best Regards
Séamus Brennan
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Had a brilliant over night stay here recently. Staff were very friendly and was easy to locate from O'Connolly station, Brilliant location for shopping and nightlife as you are practically in the heart of Dublin. Only a 20 minute walk to the O2 arena. Rooms were spacious, most comfortable bed i've ever slept in, and there was good Wifi access. Would stay here again! Great value for money.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Dear Vikki212

We are thrilled to read your comments and thank you for letting us know how you enjoyed your stay with us. We are truly delighted to read how friendly our staff were. They genuinely try at all times to be as informative and helpful to all our guests.

We are thrilled to read that you would return to us and we would love if you stopped by the desk and let us know where we could thank you personally for your wonderful review.

Best Regards

Séamus Brennan
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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

First time to Dublin and stayed here after it had been reccomended to me from customers back home. We were not disapointed! Right in the thick of things and had everything we needed! Would have been good if our package had of included breakfast but we had that offered to us for a low price of ?15 for the two of us. Only negative was that referbishments that were taking place were sometimes a bit noisy if you were trying to sleep in! Would stay here again in a heart beat!

1  Thank Danielle A
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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

Dear Danielle A

Thank you for sharing your review. We are so happy that you did choose us and after getting recommended by your friends back home. I am happy you mentioned our refurbishments. We have been carrying out some necessary improvements in our lobby which is now complete along with our bar and restaurant area which is just at our completion stage too. We are very happy with the results so far too.

We look forward to welcoming you back where you can see the finished product and enjoy a relaxing drink in our bar on your return.

Should you wish to discuss anything further please do so on wecare@academyplazahotel.ie

Warm Regards
Séamus Brennan
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

stayed 1 night and have to say i found the hotel to b perfectly located for both shopping and nightlife staff were friendly and food was superb the room was spacious and the bed was comfortable all in all i was very happy with my stay

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

Dear danman2

Thanks for sharing your review online. We are very thankful to you for sharing how well you enjoyed your stay. It is very important that we get customer feedback and we are delighted to read you five star review.

We hope you would choose us again in the near future where we will hopefully impress on you further and offer you our best welcome and stay.

Best Regards
Séamus Brennan
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Additional Information about Academy Plaza Hotel

Address: 10 - 14 Findlater Place | Off Upper O'Connell St, Dublin D01 X2X0, Ireland (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Dublin
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#56 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: $87 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Academy Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is a family run business located in the heart of Dublin. Just off O'Connell street it is well connected to all means of transportation and a walking distance from Temple Bar, Croke park, business district as well as Dublin business convention centre. Our hotel has 304 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites, with modern facilities in all rooms as well as a number of accessible rooms. Hotel amenities include a stunning marbled lobby, Sir Harry’s Grill Bar & Bistro, 5 meeting rooms, a fitness room and complimentary WiFi access throughout the entire hotel. Our friendly staff provides excellent guest service with genuine friendliness and integrity so weather you re visiting for leisure or business it is the perfect place to stay. ... more   less 
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