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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Croke Park

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The Croke Park
Ranked #5 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2010

I stayed one night, and thought it was great. Good sized very clean room. Friendly & helpful staff. The only drawback I can think of is that it's a bit of a walk to many of the typical Dublin tourist attractions.

Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2010

We arrived in Dublin early Sunday morning. As several other reviewers noted, The Croke Park Hotel was very accommodating in letting us check in early and shower. I can't say enough about how nice they were upon check-in and how that really set the tone for the rest of our Ireland vacation. It really helps when you can drop your luggage and shower before hitting the sites for the day. They helped us book the Hop on- Hop off bus tour which was a short walk from the hotel. The breakfast buffet was good and the room was more than we expected - very nice! The only "negative" would be the location. It is not exactly convenient for getting downtown to see the sites, but with one of the hop-on/off bus stops only a 10-15 min. walk away, not a problem. The service and the hotel itself more than made up for the location.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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AlanSmullen, General Manager at The Croke Park, responded to this review, October 27, 2010
Dear dkey,

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel.

Your kind comments regarding the team here in Croke Park are fantastic to read. The front desk team pride themselves on their welcome and I am delighted to hear that this was the beginning of a memorable trip to Ireland.

If I can be of any assistance in the future please feel free to contact me directly and I look forward to welcoming you back to Croke Park.


Yours sincerely,


Alan Smullen
Hotel Manager

The Croke Park Hotel
A member of The Doyle Collection
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2010

This was my 4th stay at the Croke Park hotel during the past three years.It is situated 15-20 minute walk or 5 mins in a taxi, to O'Connell Street area. Across the road from the famous stadium of the same name.
A warm greeting from receptionist is guaranteed and check in takes minutes. The rooms are very well appointed and spacious. Lovely large bathroom with nice big shower that you can use in comfort (not like some hotel showers that you feel as if you are in a 'phone box!). Superb large beds and comfortable.
My evening meal was of good quality and reasonably priced. Breakfast is a hot and cold buffet which kept me going until dinner time.
Friendly, good position (for me) near to city centre, good food and good value with Alpharooms. I go to Dublin once a year and would not want to stay anywhere other than the Croke Park hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2010

I really enjoyed my stay at the Croke Park Hotel. The Staff are very nice, and the concierge was very friendly and helpful. The hotel it beautiful and modern. Took me a while to figure out in order to keep the lights on in the room, you must leave your key in the wall unit. :) I liked the idea that you needed to use your key to operate the elevator. This means anyone who is not staying at the hotel will not be able to access it. The rooms were spacious, and the beds SUPER comfortable! Best nights sleep the whole trip! I Loved how big and deep the tub was as well. Careful....the water is HOT! :) There is a mini refrigerator and safe in the closet. It was njavascript:checkAllPhotos();ice knowing we could leave valuables locked up in our room while we were sightseeing. There was a large variety to eat for breakfast, though I didn't care for the coffee, everything else was delicious! I wasn't able to use the computers in the lobby due to a large tour group monopolizing them, but was able to use the free wifi available only in the lobby on my I pod. If you bring along a lap top, there is also a hook up in the room for it. They also offer internet through the television in the room, but I was told it doesn't work that well, and if possible to use the computers in the lobby. Free Parking in the garage underneath was another bonus. Overall, this was the fanciest hotel I've ever stayed at, and I would recommend it to anyone staying in Dublin. It's a bit of a walk to the city center, which is a bustle of activity late into the night. If you would like peace and quiet, this is the place to be. :)

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2010

We stayed here for 1 night in June while attending an event in Dublin. Once we arrived at the hotel we were sorry we didn't have more time to enjoy it! The public areas are spotlessly clean, very modern and well designed but lots of comfortable areas and a well equipped business area by the looks of things. We got a good deal on an exectuvive room which included breakfast so found it to be good value. The room was a good size with a really comfortable bed, we got mini boxes of chocolates and there was good tea and coffee making facilities with biscuits. Bathroom was great with really nice products, powerful shower. The TV had reasonable pay per view films if we'd had time and there was also free internet through the tv with a keyboard as well - great touch.
The location is a fair jaunt to the city centre so a taxi would be recommended at night but there are a few bars nearby and bus stops one street up. We didn't eat at the hotel or use the bar as we were out late but there seemed to be a good selection and as mentioned before the decor of the hotel was very appealing. The executive lounge was a nice area and I think there are complimentary drinks at a certain time of the day but we didn't get to use it apart from for breakfast. Breakfast was self service continental - pretty good, pastries, cereal, fruit, cheese and hams and nice juices and tea and coffee. The lounge was pretty busy with airline staff and there seemed to be loads of luggage everywhere so it felt really crowded but that probably isn't always the case.
The hotel has underground parking which is free for residents, great for Dublin.
All in all, we loved our room and would love to stay at the hotel again when we have a but more time to make the most of it.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2010

I stayed here in early August and the hotel is very nice, the staff, concierge and cleaning staff are excellent. They have free internet in the lobby (which unlike in the U.S., in Europe is not a given) and a nice bar and restaurant. The rooms were very clean and quiet and the common areas of the hotel were also spotless. My only complaint is that it is pretty far outside of the main part of Dublin (Trinity College, Grafton St., and Temple Bar). It's at least a 35 minute walk and from what I was told by some locals, it's not an area that you want to walk at night. So to get into Dublin proper was a 12-15 Euro cab ride each way so you really had to plan your trips to minimize the expense.
Bottom line is that this hotel would be perfect if they adopted the U.S. hotel practice of operating a downtown shuttle that would just run periodically to the main sites of Dublin. Unfortunately, I haven't found a hotel in Europe that runs such shuttles.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2010

While I felt like it was a bit out of Center City Dublin, it is a wonderful hotel! The rooms are modern, large and clean. The breakfast was great and so was the staff.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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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 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#3 Family Hotel in Dublin
#5 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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