Mad boyfriend decides 2 suprise me with a trip 2 Dublin with no planing! Fresh off the ferry shuttle we ended up in a bit of an unsavory part but headed 2ward the Liffey and by chance stumbled on this gem of a place at 8pm. 99 euro for a double room with breakfast. There was an adjoining resturant/bar called Buskers that offered 10 percent off food for hotel guests, 5 euro cocktails and a proper pint of Guiness! Live entertainment of the traditional Irish songs, a diverse mix of tourists and locals made 4 a great night. Playing 'Leaving of Liverpool' on hearing our accents mad us laugh and feel very welcome. The staff were great and the food hearty and filling.There was free entry to the night club next door but not on a Sunday, when we went. A private party was on but we didnt hear a thing. We went to the Hardrock next door later on but it was closed so ended up opposite in Thunder road oposite where the cocktails were double the price and the staff surley. One drink and a tuc tuc ride later we were back in Buskers and welcomed like old friends. One last drink and we retired to one of the biggest, comfiest beds weve slept in 4 a long time. Next day after a good hot shower(body shower and shampoo provided). We went to breakfast about 9 and was shown into a lovely room with a huge glass roof. The food was plentiful, hot and fresh. Good thick Irish bacon and sausage and my fav black pudding which not many hotels do now. We were left in peace 2 enjoy our meal and staff cleared up quickly and unobtrusively. Loved the soda bread! We then went exploring in the rain kept dry by a complimentry hotel brolly. Check out was quick and we went on the Citysightseeing Dublin HOHO. Our driver was a hoot but unfortunately I lost
his card so cant mention him by name but amongst the tourists musts he pointed out the house he lived in when a child, the church he was married in and other personal places with a laugh and a jolk. I hadnt been to Ireland for 22 years but definately wont be leaving it that long again! Great hotel, great people, great time!
- 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