The Pearse Hotel used to be a Holiday Inn. The trash can in our room even still had a Holiday Inn logo on it. The room was what I expected from a Holiday Inn kind of room- we had two double beds, a small tv, a hot water heater and tea.
I took off one point because of the bathroom issues. The toilet wouldn't flush unless you push the lever down with a lot of force. The shower's water heat was also not consistent. It sometimes went from freezing cold to scalding hot without me touching the dial at all.
Otherwise, the Pearse Hotel was a good stay for our trip in Dublin. It was affordable and a convenient location away from the city center. It was approximately a 15 minute walk (1 km) away from the Temple Bar area. I appreciated the distance since we were staying during New Years Eve and didn't want to be disturbed by the noise. If you can, ask for a room facing away from the street.
The hotel also has a brasserie that wasn't very expensive for dinner. I had a poached salmon dish that came with a salad, potatoes and a dish of steamed veggies for about 13 euros. Not bad!
I would recommend this hotel for the good value and location, if you don't want to be smack in the center of the craziness of the bar area. If not, the walk may be off-putting and you may want to look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pearse Hotel, in the heart of Dublin City Centre, is positioned to please. Just minutes from the Grand Canal Theatre, Convention Centre Dublin, the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), The O2 Concert Arena, Trinity College , Croke Park and the Aviva Rugby and Football Stadium. The Pearse Hotel Dublin is the ideal base, whether your visit is for business or pleasure. With 101 bedrooms, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, mini-gym The Pearse Hotel has everything you need under one roof. Our team pride themselves on providing a warm, Irish welcome and attentive service throughout your stay. The hotel is easy to access by public transport or private car. Irish Rail and DART light rail services stop at nearby Pearse, Tara and Connolly Stations. A selection of Dublin Bus services travel past the hotels front door. An underground car park is available for guests with cars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Dublin
- Dublin Holiday Inn