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“3 days in Dublin ” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Croke Park
Ranked #6 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reno NV
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“3 days in Dublin ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Nice hotel, we flew in early and was a little worried we would not be able to check in after a 16 hour flight, but they were all set for our early check in.
Room is clean large for Dublin with a very nice bathroom. They have smoking rooms.
We went with the bed and breakfast plan and it worked out wonderful, breakfast is the standard eggs, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, sausage, bacon, black and white pudding. Hot and ready at 630 am.
The hotel is about a 30 min walk to central Dublin and the attractions but not a bad walk at all.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sean R, Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Dear MexicoDawn,

I am delighted you chose The Croke Park Hotel as your base for your short break while in Dublin.

Thank you for your kind comments on our breakfast and also the cleanness of our bedrooms. These are two priorities the team here constantly review to ensure they are of the highest standard.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly before your next visit to Dublin.

Kind regards,

Sean

Sean Reid
Operations Manager
The Croke Park Hotel
The No.1 GAA Hotel
Jones Road
Dublin 3

sean_reid@doylecollection.com
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

A really nice hotel particularly if attending a match or concert in Croke Park. The location is really not ideal if visiting the city and is a taxi ride from the city centre. Nice rooms and large bar area. A nice stay all the same.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Sean R, Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Dear Poxyeagle,

Thank you kindly for taking the time to post a review on your recent stay with us at The Croke Park Hotel.

I am pleased you found your stay nice and I would like to welcome you back soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of any further assistance.

Regards,

Sean

Sean Reid
Operations Manager
The Croke Park Hotel
The No.1 GAA Hotel
Jones Road
Dublin 3

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Airdrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

Second time at the Croke Park. Just as nice as the first time. Had a room at the back of the hotel - no view to speak of, but quiet, quiet, quiet. Great after a busy day in the city centre for the two of us to relax. Easy to get the bus into town, or hop on the free shuttle for the open top bus trip - check with reception for the departure times.

Had a "superior" king-size room. Clean, spacious, nice bathroom - good to be able to soak it up in the bath. Or there's space to dance in the huge shower! Full price would be a bit pricey, but there always seems to be offers on so keep your eyes open. We stayed 3 nights for less than the price of 2.

Not much in the way of facilities nearby (some local shops, pubs, restaurants) but it's so close to the city centre and the buses so frequent that's not an issue, although it can take as long to walk to the bus stop as it takes the bus to get in to town.

We would happily come here again.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Simon S
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Sean R, Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Dear Simon S,

I am delighted your return The Croke Park Hotel was just as memorable as your first.

We are located just a 15 mins walk to O'Connell Street but only 20 mins drive to the airport, a peaceful night’s sleep is guaranteed.

Please do not hesitate to contact me prior to your next stay and I will ensure all hospitalities are once again extended.

Warm regards,

Sean

Sean Reid
Operations Manager
The Croke Park Hotel
The No.1 GAA Hotel
Jones Road
Dublin 3

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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

My boyfriend won two nights B&B at the hotel along with an evening meal, for two, while he was at a Charity Night in a local bar last year. As it was his birthday on 8th February, he booked it for that weekend. We arrived to a beautiful comfy room with two little bottles of prosecco and banner and balloons for his birthday in the room. The bed was huge and the comfiest Ive slept in ever. The bathroom was fab, enjoyed a hot bubble bath twice over the weekend. Was able to avail of free wifi which seemed to have a pretty good connection. The Executive Lounge was also made available to us on our floor - here we were allowed free tea, coffee, water and fruit. The three course meal in the restaurant that night which was part of our prize was delicious! My boyfriend claimed the steak fillet was the nicest steak he's ever had! One waiter we had was very attentive and we had a good laugh with him. Tall thin guy with darkish hair. Raging I cant remember his name, he deserves a special mention! We had a few drinks in the bar after this. The bar staff were also so friendly and helpful, one bar girl to the point that after spling the tiniest dribble from my Cosmo, she made me a fresh one for free! There was no need at all! Breakfast was great the next morning too, buffet but great selection and piping hot! Really enjoyed our stay at the hotel - we were sad to be leaving at the end!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sean R, Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Dear Suzywuzy22,

I am delighted you and your boyfriend had such a wonderful stay with us. The team here, especially our kitchen crew, were overwhelmed by your wonderful comments.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home very soon.

Regards,

Sean

Sean Reid
Operations Manager
The Croke Park Hotel
The No.1 GAA Hotel
Jones Road
Dublin 3

sean_reid@doylecollection.com
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

This hotel is definitely 4 stars quality. We had a very pleasant stay here. The rooms are very comfortable and the matress is to die for. The room was very clean with daily service and in-room team and coffee service. This hotel also goes beyond with the nicest little attentions like chocolate in the evening.
On the minus side, the breakfast while ok could definitely be improved with more delicatessen. But overall a very nice experience. I'd stay here next time I'm in Dublin.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sean R, Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Dear Chefya,

Thank you kindly for your honest feedback on your recent stay with us. I am delighted you found our rooms of a high standard. Our pillow top, King coil mattresses are continuously noted for how comfortable they are. The comments regarding our breakfast buffet will also be taken on board and we are currently reviewing our offering.

I do hope to welcome you back soon.

Regards,

Sean

Sean Reid
Operations Manager
The Croke Park Hotel
The No.1 GAA Hotel
Jones Road
Dublin 3

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Great place to stay! I highly recommend this hotel. This hotel is about a 20 minute walk to the Dublin downtown for some great shopping. If not you can buy a 2 day ticket on the hop on hop off tour bus for about 17 euros. While it picks you up at the hotel it will not drop you back off at the hotel. But close enough for a short walk back. Make sure you pick up a map of the bus stops before you go. Nice large rooms with a great buffet for breakfast and the daily paper.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark D
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Sean R, Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Dear Mark D,

I am delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us. The Hop On Hop Off bus is indeed a fantastic way to see Dublin and we are lucky to have multiple collections daily, directly from our front door.

I hope you choose The Croke Park Hotel on your next visit to Dublin and please do not hesitate to contact me in advance.

Kind regards,

Sean

Sean Reid
Operations Manager
The Croke Park Hotel
The No.1 GAA Hotel
Jones Road
Dublin 3

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

If I'm honest we can't really complain - for a girly weekend away we got an amazing deal for two rooms for three nights which included a tour of the Guinness storehouse (well worth a try!), 20% of their bistro (fairly expensive but the discount makes it reasonable for the quality), a free cocktail each as well as two free taxi journeys to a destination of your choice! The extras just kept coming! The rooms are a good size and most importantly clean, the view isn't great opposite the stadium, but we were not here for the views! Only downside is the distance from the centre - I'd say a good 20-25 minute walk, but really we couldn't fault the hotel, lovely helpful staff, especially Jessica in front of house who gave us lots of great recommendations for where to visit! Thanks for having us :-)

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Sophie H
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Sean R, Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Dear Sophie H,

Many thanks for your positive review regarding your recent stay with us at The Croke Park Hotel. I am delighted you found the hotel of good value and that our staff made your stay memorable.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any future reservations.

Regards,

Sean

Sean Reid
Operations Manager
The Croke Park Hotel
The No.1 GAA Hotel
Jones Road
Dublin 3

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Property: The Croke Park
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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#11 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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