The first thing I did when I booked the Temple Bar Hotel was to request a quiet room on the top (fourth) floor, and the staff was glad to accommodate. I'm sure my experience would've been different if I got a "loud" room but given we were on the top floor facing the courtyard, all the noise from the street and the club drifted away. For the price, this is one of the best hotels you can book in Dublin, bar none.
First, the location is phenomenal: 3 minutes' walk from Trinity College; on the main drag with all of the major tourist pubs; 1 minute from the airport bus drop off and and pick up; across the street from a parking garage; across the street from a Tesco, a supermarket for cheap eats; a line of taxis sit outside the hotel 24/7 for a ride anywhere you'd want to go; a mobile phone store around the corner to get your UK SIM card. You're also not far from Grafton Street for shopping and more restaurants, and just a couple minutes more from St. Stephen's Green.
The room itself will never win awards for design, but it was sufficient for our purposes. It had working, free WiFi, in room TV, fridge, and a large bathroom. I had delusions of a nice room overlooking the street but didn't risk the noise levels and I'm glad I made that choice. The bed was comfortable with clean sheets; the towels were ready for our arrival. I liked that it took a hotel key to use the elevator for security purposes. The staff was helpful and friendly.
I'd give this hotel 5 stars if they did something for the noise levels, instead of forcing us into a courtyard room on the top floor. But the location more than overcomes - it overwhelms. If you can't get a quiet room, look elsewhere. But if you can, feel safe to book the Temple Bar Hotel and don't look back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Temple Bar in Dublin, Temple Bar Hotel is an icon of contemporary design, bringing together a boutique feel and charming hotel service. We guarantee you a great stay in our newly refurbished hotel. The Temple Bar hotel is minutes away from Grafton Street, Henry Street and Dublin's main thoroughfare O`Connell Street and centrally located to Trinity College, museums, the Famous Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery. The choice of restaurants and bars is on our doorstep including our own Buskers Bar which has live music 7 nights a week. If you are looking to catch up with friends or enjoy a drink in a relaxing bar we suggest you try our newest restaurant and bar Toast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Temple Bar
- Temple Bar Dublin
- Temple Bar Hotel Dublin