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The Croke Park
Ranked #6 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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Athlone
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“excellent value,very comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2009

Just after returning ,stayed in this hotel for proximity to my daughters gaduation.Very pleased with service,no problem checking in,had dinner in restaraunt,great value for money.the main restaurant was not as fancy as you would expect for a 4 star hotel.Very comfortable bed,very modern bedroom,plasma t.v. c.d. player,tea making facility,walk in shower,couldnt have asked for better.Not a sound in hotel so had a great night sleep.would definately use it again and have no hesitation in recomending it.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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CrokeParkDublin, General Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, November 16, 2009
Dear petathlone,

Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back to Dublin.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Stephenson
General Manager

The Croke Park Hotel
A member of The Doyle Collection
Jones's Road
Dublin 3
T. + 353 (0) 1 8714501
F. + 353 (0) 1 8714400

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2009

Great place - walking distance to Dublin centre, good service in the evenings and nice breakfast in the morning. Staff friendly and open to help.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Bristol
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53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2009

Stayed at Croke Park for 3 nights on Stay Lazy package. We booked an executive room as we had 2 small children and required a bigger room. The room had a double and single bed in it and enough room for a cot.

Being on the executuve floor we had access to the executive lounge which was perfect as children could sleep in room and we could relax in lounge. The lounge also has a good complimentary breakfast although with our package we had a full breakfast included at main restaurant. But we had access to juice, coffees, bottled water, tea, fruit and milk etc..all day.

Breakfasts were excellent and we had dinner 2 out of the 3 nights at the restaurant and both nights our meals were very good. We had the cheescake and banoffie pie for desert but they were not the best we have ever had but adequate. The mains and starters were excellent.

The staff were friendly and helpful, especially the restaurant staff.

The hotel did seem to be mainly for business but it was very quiet and relaxing.

The location wasnt the best as it was a 20min walk into city centre, but we walked everyday with 2 children under 4 years of age and it was fine. A taxi is no problem if you dont want to walk and this type of quality of hotel in the centre will cost much more than the taxi fare I am sure.

Finding a hotel to satisfy my hygiene standards is quite difficult but this one passed with 100%. Rooms immaculate.

Hotel manager seems to be quite hands on and aware of what happening around him.

There was free internet access which was handy as we didnt bring our laptop so great to be able to check emails with ease.

If we come to dublin again I will definately book this hotel again.

The best way to get to hotel from airport is by taxi. Our fare to hotel was Eur17 and back to airport was Eur17.50.

The bathroom was spacious with bath and lovely shower. Beds very comfortable. Our room had lovely toiletries including dental pack and shaving pack.

You will not regret booking this hotel It is superb.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Friendsinbristol
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CrokeParkDublin, General Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, November 17, 2009
Dear Friendsinbristol,

Thank you for your kind review.

I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to Croke Park and the 'stay lazy' package with an executive room upgrade as highlighted by you is a very popular choice.

I look forward to, hopefully, welcoming you back Dublin for a return visit.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Stephenson
General Manager

The Croke Park Hotel
A member of The Doyle Collection
Jones's Road
Dublin 3
T. + 353 (0) 1 8714501
F. + 353 (0) 1 8714400

edward_stephenson@doylecollection.com
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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2009

I didn't realise this hotel had changed hands. This is the 4th time I've stayed here - my office uses it as a base for our annual conference at the nearby sports facility (!). The staff at reception and in the restaurant are all very helpful - but I didn't meet a single Irish person on the staff. I was upgraded (not sure why) to the executive floor - the room was the same as any other hotel room. Couldn't fault it but would alert non-Dubliners to the potential dangers of the rougher parts of town nearby.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Uranus7
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CrokeParkDublin, General Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, November 17, 2009
Dear Uranus7,

Thank you for your review.

Firstly, just to clarify that we rebranded the hotel several months ago but remain in the same ownership.

I am delighted that you found the staff helpful and would like to point out that I am fortunate to have a wonderful team comprised of several nationalities, 75 of whom are Irish.

Our executive floor upgrade, at a cost of €30, features many additional benefits including complimentary continental breakfast, mineral water in the room, newspaper of your choice, evening drink/cocktail, in-room blockbuster movie, turn-down service with a lavender scented 'hottie', fluffy white bathrobes and slippers, access to Executive Lounge with all- day snacks and refreshments and complimentary use of the private Boardroom for up to 8 delegates. It is very popular and good value.

Finally, as with visitors to any capital city worldwide, common sense precautions will ensure a pleasant stay.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Croke Park, hopefully this time before your next annual conference. Please contact me directly and I will ensure all hospitalities are extended to you.


Yours sincerely,

Edward Stephenson
General Manager

The Croke Park Hotel
A member of The Doyle Collection
Jones's Road
Dublin 3
T. + 353 (0) 1 8714501
F. + 353 (0) 1 8714400

edward_stephenson@doylecollection.com
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2009

We stayed at the Croke park hotel for an extended weekend in Dublin.

+ The staff! Very friendly and helpful. Applies for both the reception and restaurant/bar staff.
+ The room. VERY clean and good standard.
+ The bathroom. It was big, very clean and both with shower and bath tube.
+ Free internet connection. Many hotels charge incredible for a connection, ath Croke park hotel it was free!
+ Il barista, with genuine, very tasty coffee

- The door to the room. Unfortunately, the door was very thin so you could hear all the people walking in the hallway. For me it was no problem but I can imagine a lot of people having a problem with it.

For the price it is a very good choice. If you choose the stay lazy package you get a 25€ voucher to the restaurant/bar, full breakfast and late checkout. We were very happy with the hotel!

There is a decent Italian restaurant and winebar just 200m from the hotel, Enoteca Asti. OK food with good Italian wines.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank antto77
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CrokeParkDublin, General Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, November 18, 2009
Dear antto77,

Thank you for your kind review.

I am delighted you were happy with the hotel and fortunately the comment raised about the doors is not an issue that is being highlighted by other guests.

I look forward to, hopefully, welcoming you back to Dublin in the future. Please contact me directly if doing so and I will ensure all hospitalities are extended to you.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Stephenson
General Manager

The Croke Park Hotel
A member of The Doyle Collection
Jones's Road
Dublin 3
T. + 353 (0) 1 8714501
F. + 353 (0) 1 8714400

edward_stephenson@doylecollection.com
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Paris
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2009

First of all, let me say the room we got was lovely although the view out the back is a bit depressing so we just didnt bother looking out of the window and concentrated on our room comforts. We have to agree with other reviews about the staff - they were lovely, friendly and very helpful. The area is certainly not great but who cares - you know that anyway before you go there. Now the bad bit. On the weekend we were there it was a holiday on the Monday, so the hotel was totally full on the Sunday night. There were kids everywhere - running around out of control, playing in the lifts, making a real mess of the toilets (I assume it was the kids), and at one point we had a couple of them hiding under our chair while we ate dinner in the bar area. It was so noisy that we ended up taking our drinks after dinner and going up to our room, which put a bit of a damper on the evening as we fancied sitting down at the bar. Also, the fact that this huge tv screen is projected on the back wall near the bar, didnt help either. Why not just create a division between that part of the room and the bar area and let adults who want to have a drink in relative peace do so? Not all of us are there to sit and watch reality tv programmes - a bar area should be a place where you can unwind and enjoy a drink.
One other thing concerning the bar area - the management should not allow people to take chairs from the room opposite the bar as this made that particular room unusable due to no chairs being in there, but lots of lonely tables scattered around. It looked terrible and should not be allowed in a 4-star hotel.
Re the food - dinner on the Saturday evening was lovely, but not on the Sunday due to the masses of people. The continental breakfast was very nice though.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lesSables
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London, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2009

Stayed here over a 2 night break to Dublin. I took advantage of a Travelzoo offer which worked out as 75 Euros per night for the room so it was good value. This rate was for 2 persons, 2 full Irish breakfast, a free drink on the night of arrival in the bar, 15% off any food or drinks purchased and a free upgrade to a deluxe room. As we were in a deluxe room it also meant that we had access to the executive lounge where light refreshments – biscuits, sweets, fruits, hot drinks, orange juice and bottled water was available complimentary all day. As all of this was included in the rate we paid we really did get value for money.
The location of the hotel is approx a 15-20 min walk into the town centre. We did the walk there on the first evening and then got the bus back as the concierge had told us that parking was quite expensive. We found this to be true on the Saturday when we drove to a dinner show at the Arlington Hotel and had to pay 9 Euros for just under 3 hours parking. However, as I live in London, it really wasn’t that bad. As we had hired a car and spent most of our time exploring Wicklow – the location of the hotel was not an issue and they offer free, secure car parking. On that note, Glendalough, Bray, Blessington Lakes etc. are stunning – a must see. The other thing about the hotel’s location is that you can avoid the toll charge.
The service at the hotel was nice. We were welcomed warmly with hot towels and told where to find the bar etc. The room was spacious and very clean. Cleanliness of hotels is one of the first things I note and this one was up there with the best of them. The bathroom had a separate bath and shower – another plus in my eyes - and Aveda shower gel, razor and foam, toothbrush and toothpaste etc. There was also a trouser press, iron and board in the room. TV with the usual channels and a CD player. Bathrobe and comfortable slippers – slightly better quality than your usual hotel slippers. If I were being picky the only thing I could fault was the view – a rail track and some buildings.
Breakfast was another plus. There was a wide selection and the pastries were gorgeous. The juices however were all terribly watered down so the only thing we drank was the orange juice. You can also order hot chocolate, lattes etc. Other than breakfast we did not eat at the hotel. We took advantage of our complimentary drink in the bar. It had a nice layout and some very comfortable sofas in front of a massive TV projection.
My husband has also asked me to mention the free in room wi fi as it’s something he says not all hotels offer complimentary – he found it a real treat! There was also a free ice dispenser on our floor and an ice bucket provided in the room. On our check out date, we rang 10 minutes before the allotted check out time to ask for a bit longer and they gave us a whole extra hour.
The only thing that slightly disappointed me (but not majorly) was that the website stated there was a turn down service in the evening and hot water bottles – none of which we received. But I didn’t actually make mention of it to stay as it wasn’t a major deal for me.
All in all we had a great stay at this hotel. I would definitely recommend it and would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#3 Business Hotel in Dublin
#3 Family Hotel in Dublin
#6 Luxury 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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