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Kelly's Hotel Dublin
Ranked #95 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Stayed here for two nights on a recent visit to Ireland. Very well located in the centre of Dublin city, really nice common areas. Our room was pretty small, but clean and comfortable. All the staff are very nice and helpful. Breakfast is next door in a french restaurant called l'Geuleton and its really tasty.

Overall would recommend it!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

ID: Young active professionals from the states

Strengths: Very cute hotel in a great location in downtown Dublin. Rustic to chic remodel very well-done. We stayed in the penthouse- lots of space (two stories with two bedrooms and a living area). The decorations are all modern and it has a very cool feel to the hotel. There is the "no name bar" connected to the hotel, which is a great place to hang out and get a drink, especially if you are interested in an upper-scale bar with a cool ambiance. There is a lovely private bar in the reception area if you want something more private reserved just for guests. The hot breakfast is additional but worth it. Very secure with multiple locking doors and security.

Weaknesses: Stairs, lots of stairs and no elevator. Noise (especially above the bar) that extends well past midnight. For the penthouse specifically, the layout is a bit strange. The only bathroom is upstairs, and is open to the bedroom. Which can get a bit tricky if multiple people are staying together. I peered into one of the other rooms and they seemed a bit small (not a problem with the penthouse- there is a LOT of room). There are small details that seem to be missing (for example, there is no toilet paper roll holder in our bathroom or a basket to hold the earplugs provided- they are instead tossed next to the bed). This gives the feel of more of a "hostel" mentality rather than a "resort" hotel.

Overall: Great smaller boutique hotel for the price and location. Lovely remodel with a french country feel with some unfinished walls and old banisters, but very cozy and it flows well. Recommended for young adults who want to experience the night life, don't mind the noise, and like to go with the flow. Probably not recommended for those who like the "traditional" hotel experience, elderly or those with difficulty with stairs, or individuals who like peace and quiet.

Recommendations- check out the "no name" bar- very trendy and fun. Penthouse is definitely worth it, but do consider the one 'open floor plan' bathroom.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We stayed here on two different occasions in a weeks span. You cannot beat the location of this hotel in city centre. Located close to almost everything in Dublin. The staff is extremely nice, especially the over night desk (Thanks, John!). The rooms are nice but the bathrooms are small! Room selection is key here. The first night we stayed here we booked online. We got No. 6, which is located right above The No Name Bar. Beyond LOUD until 2:30! We just went down and joined the party . But if you want to go to sleep early, avoid this side of the Hotel. The next time we were moved to No. 9, which is much quieter! No sound problems at all. Definitely stay here if you want a great location and don't mind the bar sound. Just ask for a room away from the Bar!

Room Tip: Get a room away from the bar downstairs!
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Karin P, Manager at Kelly's Hotel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

Hi James ,we love that attitude " joined the party!" Kellys is located in the heart of the Creative Quarter with lots of cafes's bars & restaurants & at the week ends it can be lively.Thanks for posting review. So glad you enjoyed our space! karin

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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Kelly's is upstairs from Hogan's, one of the most popular pubs in Dublin, so the crack (as the Irish say) is good, but boisterous. The hotel has been renovated in recent years; the rooms are small but comfortable and very clean; the hotel's breakfast is available around the corner at the French restaurant and is delightful; the location is right in the heart of Dublin, and the staff are very friendly. We were there mid-week for three nights, and the noise stopped around 11pm which was fine. However, with the later close on weekends, noise could be a factor. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Everything about Kelly's is very good. People are very friendly and helpful, beds are comfy but if your looking for a full nights sleep Kelly's isn't it.
In the e-mail (they send you after booking) they make it sound like it is a busy street while in fact it is the in house bar and the lack of isolation that will keep you up most of the night. Makes you feel like sleeping in a club.

Room Tip: As far from the in house bar as possible.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights, and really liked it. Yes, it is located above a bar and yes it can therefore get noisy, but they provide the ear plugs for a reason: to use them! And I even received an email reminding us of the proximity of a popular bar about a week before we stayed at Kelly's, so they prepare their customers well.

If you use the ear plugs, you will sleep well, because the beds are perfect: not too soft and not too hard. Our room and bathroom were small but not cramped, so perfect if you spend most of your time exploring Dublin. And because the hotel is well located, you can easily explore Dublin by bus or by foot.

Breakfast is served in a restaurant below the hotel, and is simple but fine.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Karin P, Manager at Kelly's Hotel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Hi Miss DiZz, Perfect Beds? Thanks for the praise! Best Karin

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Sweet little hotel above a great bar and restaurant in Dublin city centre. There are worries about the noise, you don't stay here for a quiet weekend but we had no problems. Crowds on the smoking balcony might disturb a bit til 1am but then last orders are called and the place goes as quiet as a convent. Lovely comfortable rooms: small but perfectly formed. Lovely Boutique feel and great deals to be had if you take a dinner package.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Karin P, Manager at Kelly's Hotel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Hey Latchmere "small but perfectly formed " Kellys does have a great location on the corner of Fade St/South Great Georges . L'Gueuleton is our French styled Bistro where we serve breakfast ,we are thrilled you appreciated our vibe Thanks Karin

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Address: 36 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #95 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range: £129 - £219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kelly's Hotel Dublin 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kelly's Hotel Dublin, is the sharpest new urban hotel in the heart of Dublin's City Centre. Brought to you by the same mindset that has created some of Dublin's most popular bar and restaurant environments, Kelly's Hotel Dublin is cool yet affordable. While the rooms on offer have the comfort and style expected from a high end hotel, Kelly's Hotel Dublins unfussy sensibility appeals to a broad range of travellers. The Hotel has 16 rooms which: 1 is the Loft Penthouse Suite, which can fit 4 people in 10 are Standard Double with a Queen Size Bed 5 are Executive Double with a King Size Bed All rates include continental breakfast served in our award winning French restaurant L'Gueuleton. We look forward to welcoming you at Kellys Hotel. ... more   less 
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