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Review of Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel

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Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel
Ranked #91 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
north west
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193 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Excellent stay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

This hotel is cheap and the location is superb, just at the back of Grafton Street so it`s perfect for shopping, sightseeing and socialising without the madness of staying in the Temple Bar area. The staff are friendly and efficient and the room was spacious, clean and decent for a budget hotel. What really made this place for us was the cafe, an unexpected treat in a Travelodge. The quirky decor and delicious breakfast came as a surprise to us, not your average fry up but a range of gourmet options and good coffee too. I`ll stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NorthWestLulu
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Khristina R, General Manager at Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
LuLu,

Thank you for such a positive response and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

I really can't fault this hotel. It is not salubrious by any stretch of the imagination but if you are aiming for luxury then you wouldn't be booking into a Travelodge in the first place, now would you? If staying in a budget hotel, all one requires is a good, central location, a clean room and a comfortable bed. This hotel scores top marks on all three. The decor is tired, the amenities are limited (I didn't like having to pay for WiFi to use my iPad) but in saying that, the hotel is so centrally located, the staff accommodating and the rooms spotless so in that regard it is top marks from me. It does what it says on tin. This wouldn't really suit a romantic break away (although the king size bed my husband and I shared was really comfortable) but if you're coming to Dublin for a shopping or theatre weekend then you couldn't ask for better. I intend to stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rebecca C
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Michelle G, Manager at Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Hi Rebecca C,

Thank you for this very positive review and we do look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
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Basel, Switzerland
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124 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Stayed here twice and have the same impression on both occasions:

Firstly, the location of this hotel is very central, and ideal if you are looking to be close to St. Stephen's Green or Grafton Street. But the street it's on is not very pleasant, stuck at the back of a narrow street that is a main access for a car park. Not nice to walk to late at night, and across the road looks like Social housing, not very reassuring placement of a hotel entrance.

The hotel itself is quite basic and looks okay from the lobby, but the rooms are very worn and tired and have seen better days. Upkeep is not good at all and maintenance of the rooms is very overlooked.

The first room had blinds, windows and curtains that were falling apart and the second had bed clothes that were in desperate need of replacement! Televisions in both rooms were tiny with bad signals, barely usable. The kettles and cups weren't very clean and one was still full of stagnant water from the last guest... however long ago that might have been before I got there.

In the second room I stayed in the couple next door could be heard crystal clear, so the sound proofing between the rooms was minimal if non-existent, might as well have not put a wall between the two rooms at all. Not relaxing when you have a 6am start in the morning and need a good nights sleep.

Breakfast/restaurant is fine, nice setting, efficient, selection is good and the coffee thankfully was as well, price is reasonable enough.

Service in the hotel was not great, staff weren't too interested or friendly. First place outside of the USA were I saw telephone conversations taking precedence over guests in the middle of conversation with receptionist.

Lastly, one major caveat with the hotel - there is NO FREE WIFI.... I repeat there is no internet included in the room price! In Dublin in 2013, you really would expect better, and their website suggests that there is, but it is a pay for service! For the rates of this hotel, which is not cheap for the low standard that it is, this was a major drawback!! If like me, you travel with a tablet or laptop and need to keep up with work and emails, this just won't do.

Overall, the location was just what I was looking for, the rate was okay, bit high, and the standard of the hotel was quite low with not great service... I will be looking for somewhere else in future even if I have to travel further.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on a higher floor away from the traffic below, definitely avoid connecting rooms...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Global Nomad I
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Michelle G, Manager at Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Hi Global Nomad 1,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review.

Although I am sorry to read some of your comments I appreciate the details as this will help us improve our business.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Stayed here 4 nights in July; 1/2 business & 1/2 pleasure. Fantastic location - easy walk to shopping, restaurants, points of interest, etc. Convenient breakfast every morning at the little cafe next door. Hotel is very inexpensive, and staff were friendly & helpful. Rooms are very basic, and the hotel is quite dated. Bed was okay, but I'm not picky. I visited in summer, and there is no A/C, so I had to keep windows open. This was an annoyance because of street noise, 'til the wee hours of the morning. Overall, this location worked fine for me because I only returned to the room to sleep.

Room Tip: Tr not to get a street-side room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Edward M
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Michelle G, Manager at Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Hi Edward M,

We thank you for writing this review about our Hotel. We appreciate all your comments regarding your stay.
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UK
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

2nd visit here coinciding with Halloween. Supreme position literally two minutes from Centre. Lodge is fully manned. Spotlessly clean. Rooms on 5.th floor are fantastic. Well recommended. Comfy beds. All in alI an excellent stay

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carolfunkydiva
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Michelle G, Manager at Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Hi Carolfunkydiva,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is great to read that our repeat customers recommend us so.

We hope it is not too long before you visit us again.
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Greater London
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38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Very happy with our stay at this Travelodge - clean, convenient, friendly staff, excellent central location, good price.
Stayed for 3 nights with my daughter - most attractions witihin walking distance.
Used cafe next door for breakfast which was perfectly adequate.

Room Tip: I always ask for a quiet room wherever I travel.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TypicalMum
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Michelle G, Manager at Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Hi TypicalMum,

Thank you for writing this very positive review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope to see you again in the near future.
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Heidicoles
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Excellent location for central Dublin. Perfect hotel for shopping break. We stayed the night of the All Ireland Football Final and found this to be cheapest hotel. I was worried it would be noisy and unkept but I had a great sleep in a clean room with a comfortable bed.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HeidiColes
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Michelle G, Manager at Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Hi Heidicoles,

Thank you taking the time to post this review.

I am happy to read you enjoyed your stay over such a busy weekend.
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Property: Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel
Address: Lower Mercer Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Mercer Hotel)
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #91 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Travelodge Dublin City Centre, Stephens Green Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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