First of all, unless you google-map this hotel and look at the scale, the map the hotel's website shows makes it look very close to town. It is not. Depending on how fast you walk, it can be 20 mins-30 mins (for a family with small kids) to just get to Trinity College. If you come from the airport, you had better take a cab because the Air Coach and Air Link only go to Trinity College (closest drop-off point). We took Air Coach and eventually after walking 3 blocks, we hailed a cab.
The rooms are clean and adequate, but you have to go downstairs and get cups and glasses for yourself if you want more than 2 in a Quad room. Likewise, the reception is quite dismissive and surly at times and not that helpful.
Rooms at the back are extremely quiet, which is the one big plus for this hotel. However, students and families with young kids stay here, and I can't say that about the quiet emanating from the corridors.
The hotel was $176/per night for four of us, and I felt that for that amount of $, the service should have been better. This was w/o breakfast also. The bar was not appealing so we did not try it, and the restaurant was only open on weekdays, so you have to hoof it into town for a decent meal, and that is probably going to take 30 mins at the least, for most restaurants are beyond Trinity College.
Additionally, you have to pay about $30/24 hrs for internet. Totally unacceptable. I would not stay here again.
- 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