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“Hotel Ok But Prefered The Hilton Kilmainham”
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Hilton Dublin
Ranked #46 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 1, 2007

We stayed at both the Hilton Dublin and Hilton Kilmainham over a long weekend through the honors program.

The hotel is a short (10-15min walk from Grafton Street) and has a tram stop right next to it which is very useful getting back and forth from the city centre.

Getting to the hotel from the airport is easy enough. Use the Airport 747 (6 Euros) to take you to O' Connell Street, walk down Grafton Street (go straight down the road) to St Stephens Green and then get the tram the rest of the way.

We found the hotel and room very average. Its clean and tidy but does should a little wear and tear. The staff are helpful but the hotel was very, very noisy. We had doors slaming all night and the walls seem to be paper thin. We heard the couple next door just talking and the guy to the other side coughing.

If I was pushed to decide between the Hilton Dublin and Hilton Kilmainham I would probably go for the Kilmainham and pay the extra for taxis. The Kilmainham is in much better condition, quieter with better rooms. It also has a fabulous gym and facilities. The only slight difficulty is its location which the Dublin Hilton wins on.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2007

Stayed at this hotel with my wife for 2 nights, and picked it because of its location and good reviews here - some of them unjustifiably good in my opinion. I suppose though, like anywhere, it depends on the room you're allocated.

On the whole, the hotel is ok. There is nothing badly wrong with it but equally nothing to make it stand out. On the plus side, it has a great location next to the tram stop, looks modern and bright, nice restaurants etc. The staff were all quite friendly, and the concierge really knowledgeable and helpful with everything from places to go to booking us a taxi to the airport.

However, I did have a few issues. The first was arriving weary from the airport at around midday and being told that check-in was not until 3pm. I know this is fairly standard but you can usually check in before this and this is the first time I've actually ever been turned away! Actually, they probably did us a favour because we dumped the bags with concierge and went into town on the tram.

When we did get back, the room was ok on the whole but looked a bit tired and in need of refurbishment. There was no minibar, a ripped settee, no robes, no wardrobe (just a rail in an alcove) and, worst of all, the traveller's nightmare - the adjoining door. Next to us was an elderly American couple (coach party) who seemed to enjoy the TV at incredibly loud volumes. Another popular trick of theirs was banging things around and slamming doors - not really a problem until they got up at 5am and started! Then the tv went on. Then I started feeling murderous! One feature of this hotel seemed to be noisy corridors as well as quite an intrusive sound from the traffic outside...and we were 5 floors up. To be honest, as soon as we arrived I wasn't that impressed and asked to change rooms, but the hotel was full so no joy. Luckily they checked out the next day, but have some respect people! Some of us actually would like a decent night's kip.

The other thing which was a mixed bag was the food. The menu in the restaurant was nice and we ate there although I had to send something back for being cold. Room service menu promised much but delivered little. Both my wife and I ordered things which, when they arrived, were different to what was described on the menu, a bit bland and tasteless.

Overall then, a mixed bag. Would I stay here again? Probably not - I think I'd be tempted to try one of the other hotels and perhaps something with that little extra.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2007

Stayed here for two nights during a Globus tour of Ireland. The hotel was clean, the rooms good sized and the breakfast quite tasty.

The location was right on the canal - which was rather dirty - and right next to the shuttle stop. Since we had to have the windows open, we did hear some noise from the shuttle stop throughout the night. Folks staying on a lower floor said the noise was quite bothersome.

It takes about 20 minutes to walk into Dublin center - by Trinity College - if you don't opt for the shuttle and though it seemed safe enough I don't think I would walk it at night. The route passes by a lot of office buildings so I think it would be a little too quiet at night.

There is a pub right across the street that folks seemed to enjoy.

  • Stayed: August 2007
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Reviewed September 7, 2007

As a Diamond member (using points) I expected a little something extra - but it was not to be. . . no bathrobe, no complementary breakfast, no safe in the room, no minibar, 3 extremely drunk men perched on the front steps spewing profane remarks. . . I complained to the manager on duty who thanked me for being a loyal Hilton member but told me there was NOTHING she could do about any of my issues! I called the Hilton Diamond Desk back in the states who promptly moved us the following morning to the Dublin Conrad. The manager did nothing to keep us at the hotel except thank us for our stay. . . never again!

Stayed: August 2007
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Reviewed August 15, 2007

Staying with Hilton is always a pleasure but in this case it exceeded all our expectations.
A great peaceful location away from the noise of the city yet only minutes away. Also near to the hotel is the Barge Irish pub that makes a fab Irish breafast and great surroundings
From when we arrived to our sad departure the service we received was of an excellent standard.
We were greeted by a very lovely young Irish girl called Tonya, on reception who with a huge smile checked us in to our rooms.......latterly she was the one that recommended a meal in Dublin on a Saturday night to have a " Boxty", an Irish potato pancake with filling...the restaurant recommended, in the middle of Temple Bar was superb with its food and ambiance. Please pass on all our thanks to her.
The luas tram is only minutes away and two stops and you are at St Stephens green- ready to shop till you drop!
On the first evening we had dinner in the restaurant at 6pm prior to going to see .Riverdance. at the Gaiety Theatre...Please give special thanks to all the staff involved in particular to Karen Lang for her excellent attention to detail and lovely welcome....my steak was 'as good as it gets'- a great meal and service was had by all.
Throughout the evening in the bar we always had our share of nuts etc and a welcoming smile and humour from William behind the bar.
lets not forget the great buffet breakfast and your lovely Irish Colleen Lisa- A true ' jewel in the service industry, with her smile and humour and genuine willingness to help................
What more can we say ,all the staff concerned thank you for helping to make our weekend one that we will not forget-it was truly fantastic
what a magic combination the HILTON and DUBLIN
Malcolm and Maureen Marks

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 12, 2007

Lovely hotel in leafy location. Room a good size as was bathroom with ample toiletries. Our room overlooked the canal and was definately the best view. Staff were extremely pleasant especially Lisa who greeted us as we entered the breakfast room. Breakfast was delicious with a good choice/variety to include grilled items, toast, cereal and fresh fruit plus pastries. The location of the hotel is excellent as the Luas (tram) stops right outside the hotel and it is 2 stops to St Stephens Green (centre of Dublin) . A single journey is 1.50 (Euro) and an all day pass 4.80 (Euro). If flying in, take the airport bus to St Stephens Green and jump off the coach and onto the tram which drops you outside of the hotel - hardly any walking at all. There is no air conditioning at the moment in this Hilton so we were very grateful for the fan that is on the desk, however we were told that the hotel is being refurbished in September and air conditioning is on the list..and finally, if arriving early or checking out late, the hotel provide safe storage of your luggage.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2007

The room was a fairly average type chain hotel room - decent size, clean, comfy bed and complimentary water! The staff were ok, checkin/out was quick and efficient. The buffet breakfast was pretty standard fair but delicious none the less.

The location was about a 20 minute walk to the city center. It is definitely worth being able to walk back to your hotel in Dublin because taxis are almost impossible to get late at night.

The major down side was the noise - there is a small canal in front of the hotel and then a fairly busy road. Also - there was a pub just down the road, which was VERY NOISEY on Saturday night until at least 4am. I guess that's the down side of the smoking ban - everyone is out on the streets. I like to sleep with the window open for fresh air so it was rather loud.

All in all, adequate hotel - nothing special - but if chain hotels are your thing then perfectly acceptable.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2 Charlemont Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#44 Business Hotel in Dublin
#48 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#53 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: $160 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Dublin 4*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the historic Grand Canal, the Hilton Dublin hotel is a 10-minute walk from the famous St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street areas, perfect for shopping or to enjoy a bite to eat. Located on the green LUAS line, it only takes a short tram ride to get to the fasionable Dundrum town centre. Only 3 miles away from the Dublin Convention Center, and close to the RDS and Aviva Stadium, this hotel is the perfect location for business and leisure travellers alike. Enjoy a full Irish breakfast with views of the Grand Canal or indulge in a Charlemont sandwich made from the freshest ingredients; enjoy a fillet steak from our grill in our Charlemont Bar & Bistro. Enjoy a workout in our state-of the-art Fitness by Precor Gym then see Dublin's attractions on a Viking Splash Tour or on the Hop on Hop Off tour bus. Visit the Guinness Storehouse, the Jameson Distillery or explore the city's literary history at the Dublin Writers' Museum. Choose from Hilton Guest Rooms, Family Guest Rooms or stylish Deluxe Rooms. All rooms have wireless internet access. The hotel has 8 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 2-450 people. •City Centre Location •Close proximity to Convention Centre Dublin, RDS & Aviva Stadium •Fitness Centre •Accessibility to key shopping areas such as Grafton Street and Dundrum Town Centre •Situated in the business district •8 flexible meeting rooms for up to 450 guests ... more   less 
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