Apart from the location, there is not a lot to say for this hotel. Our introduction was when we dropped our luggage off on day of check-in - fine, but the lobby toilets we used were pretty disgusting, with seats and floor displaying the results of the activities of previous users. We checked in at about 9pm and were told our room is on the top floor. No wifi available up there, despite this being assured at online booking. The website has a deliberately vague reference to 'free wifi', which in actual fact is only available in the lobby. Decor throughout the hotel is tired and desperately in need of renovation. Our room was spacious, but a bit cold with no controls for heating/cooling. The worst bit was the bathroom - you can almost overlook the cracked bathroom furniture, mould and rot, but the complete lack of any hot water day and night, and basin taps which have one setting, jetwash, were a nightmare. Sleep was disturbed on and off through the night from about 3am due to what sounded like the rushing of water through a pipe which ran the length of the wall next to our bed and a drip from a leak we could not locate. We were surprised at the volume of whatever was going through the plumbing system.
The breakfast room was like a makeshift mess hall with a small collection of congealing cooked goods, and the table we were NOT shown to was dirty. The staff were too busy clearing chairs which had been piled to the ceiling to take any notice of us. Despite being told breakfast started from 7am, one guest arrived at 8.20am to find the chairs still stacked and no prepared food or tables.
We weren't asked how anything was when we checked out. We would have forgiven most of this in a budget guesthouse, but for a hotel with prices rivalling local business-frequented chains, we were very disappointed. Wouldn't go again.
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- Also Known As:
- Belvedere Hotel Dublin
- Comfort Inn Dublin