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“What a wonderful surprise of a "package deal" hotel”
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The Croke Park
Ranked #5 of 152 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We had booked our flights, cars, B & B's thru a package deal with Aer Lingus and we certainly weren't expecting the first night's hotel accommodations to be so excellent. We arrived in Dublin on a Friday morning . . . in the cold and rain and our first experience of driving on the left side . . . and the front desk people were wonderful about explaining things and finding the various places we wanted to visit. The room was great and the breakfast was outstanding. By the time we got back to the hotel from the "hop-on/hop-off" tour, we were wet and frozen. (A side note . . . I understand that there are two of these tours . . . ours from Viator did not stop at this hotel but the other one does . . . check it out . . . the Viator is a good 20 minute walk to the station.) There is a fabulous little Italian restaurant (I'll review it and give it a 5 star!) just a half block from the hotel . . . Wallace's Asti . . . very reasonable and excellent, creative food.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I booked this hotel for my boyfriend and I and we stayed there from 23rd to the 25th March 2013. The trip was a surprise birthday present for my boyfriend and the hotel upgraded our room and decorated it as a birthday surprise for him. I thought these were generous and thoughtful touches.

The weather was very cold when we arrived and when I checked in a made a comment to the receptionist that my hands were cold and she provided my boyfriend and I with hot towels. The concierge was brilliant and provided us with information on how to get around the city. We arrived well before we were able to check into our room and wanted to change our clothes before heading into the city. The concierge was brilliant and showed us to the gym where we were able to change in the changing rooms which we were very grateful for.

The executive lounge was bliss, however when we arrived there were a few loud children running around which I didn't expect, however it only happened that one time and didn't put me off the hotel. The executive lounge offers hot and cold drinks on tap and a continental breakfast until 10:30am. It was really lovely and made the stay extra special.

The room was fantastic, I couldn't fault it! The bed was so comfy and the bathroom very clean. We didn't have any bubble bath in our room when we arrived so we telephoned reception to see if there was any available and a lady brought a bottle of Radox to us which goes to show how helpful the staff at the hotel are. The breakfast was gorgeous. There was plenty of choice, hot and cold food, and all of the staff were all lovely. There was a complimentary paper offered at breakfast also.

If I return to Dublin I would stay at this hotel without hesitation and I am already recommending it to friends and family!

Room Tip: Upgrade to a Deluxe Room, it really is worth it!
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Our experience at Croke Park was fine. It was a typical business hotel with average rooms, an above average breakfast and most of the amenities that you might expect. But, the hotel is far away from all of the action in Dublin. Expect to walk at least 25 minutes to get to the River Liffey. If you are coming to Dublin to experience the city, then I would suggest that you look closer in to the city center.

Again, the hotel itself is fine but I feel that it's location knocks it down a notch.

During our stay, the heat in our room did not work. The hotel provided a space heater, which helped, but we were a bit disappointed by the inconvenience. We also had the dreaded room that is right next to the elevator, so we heard noises all during the night. There's also not a pool or jacuzzi, which disappointed us.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Croke Park Hotel was the first stop on our 2 week trip to Ireland and London. We got in super early, around 6 am, and were able to check in right away. Parking was super easy, which was very important to us after a stressful first drive on the left-side! The room was very nice. The bed was comfy, and the shower/tub was perfect. Two important attributes when you're jetlagged! The staff was super helpful as well with everything, especially when I had to call down about the eco-friendly key-card light switch. oops :)

It took us about 10-15 minutes to get into Dublin proper from the hotel walking (we enjoy walking and are quick). There are a few restaurants around the hotel, but it's mainly a residential area aside from the park. We ended up leaving early in the morning on most days, spending the whole day in the city, then relaxing in the hotel at night. We didn't feel comfortable enough with the city to walk around at night (I have a terrible sense of direction). Not to say the area is super dangerous, but it isn't in the epicenter of the city, so we didn't want to risk getting lost. Plus, the food at the hotel restaurant is amazing, so I felt no need to leave for dinner! They mark gluten-free/coeliac friendly options on the menu, which is a huge relief for me. We had two great meals there. I'm sure we could've walked at night or taken a cab easily to go into the heart of Dublin, but the dinner was just too good.

I highly recommend this hotel. It feels very urban and modern, and you can get a great rate with great customer service. I'd rather stay at a nicer place and have a longer walk to town, no doubt.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Arrived after a gruelling plane trip. Eyes out on stalks and feeling very tired. Super friendly, helpful welcome at the Croke Park saw us settled in in no time. Restaurant, even on Good Friday, was at full strength and lived up to its promise of good food from quality local ingredients. We were impressed. Our room was well appointed, clean and comfortable and we slept blissfully. The hotel is served by the green bus that takes you on a tour of the city. We were very happy with the convenience and links to the city and the airport. We would stay here again without hesitation.

Room Tip: The superior room seems to be in a newer part of the hotel and the discount for three nights is well...
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Very nice hotel, little out of town...but right opposite the Croke park stadium ideal for fans of GAA football or major national sporting events.
The hotel is very modern inside and very welcoming, staff are extremely pleasant and accommodating. Just about warrants it's four* status but needs a little care and attention, beginning to look a little tired.
The bedroom was very clean and tidy, and functional...bathroom spotless, mini bar well stocked and room service and food was excellent.
Had food in the bar next evening..the food was plentiful and of a very good quality and service again excellent., breakfast everything you wanted including free Irish times...car parking around the back was a useful addition, which benefited from a lift direct to the lobby given mobility issues. The overall experience given the price was excellent, but for a experience spend a little extra and check out the westbury 5* hotel in central Dublin, also part of the Doyle collection.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

50 years ago we went on our honeymoon to Dublin so we decided it would be nice to celebrate our 50th anniversary there. I cannot recommend the hotel highly enough, everything was excellent from the room to the food and especially the service from all areas. The concierge desk was particularly helpful in organising anything we wished to do and a nice touch was the bottled water as we booked out for our ferry return to UK.

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Address: Jones's Road, Dublin D03 E5Y8, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Dublin
#3 Family Hotel in Dublin
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#15 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: $135 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Croke Park 4*
Number of rooms: 232
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just ten minutes from Dublin city centre, seven kilometres from Dublin Airport and close to Dublin's shopping district, theatres, cinemas and entertainment, it is the people at The Croke Park Hotel who make it more than just an inviting place to stay. A close knit team with a love of special occasions and a passion for providing perfect service aim to make just being there a pleasure. The best 4-star bedroom of any hotels in Dublin; a warm, sociable bistro and bar where you never know who you'll see or meet; The Croke Park Hotel also sports a leisure centre, business centre and complimentary car parking. For anyone in town for a concert, Gaelic Football or Hurling match, it doesn't get better than a ticket to the game and a room at The Croke Park Hotel. Located across the road from Croke Park Stadium, the GAA sports' Mecca, The Croke Park Hotel is the preferred leisure and business hotel for GAA enthusiasts. Recent awards include "City Hotel of the Year" in the Gold Medal Industry Awards 2014, several awards at the Responsible Travel and Tourism Awards 2014 including the Water Management Improvement Award and the Packaging Waste Award. The hotel is close enough to allow easy access to Dublin City Centre and all of its attractions but also far enough away to guarantee a perfect, quiet nights' sleep away from the city revellers. The Croke Park Hotel has an excellent transport network, with several Dublin bus routes stopping nearby. These bus routes service both Dublin Airport and city centre attractions. There is also the touristic Hop-On Hop-Off bus which has a shuttle service stopping directly outside the hotel. ... more   less 
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