I found the staff very helpful on arrival. Although when checking in the receptionist asked me did I want to authorise a card for room service which I did. There was a slight problem with that when I ordered my first drinks for my girlfriend and I and told we'd have to pay cash because there wasn't a card on the system. A quick call to reception soon resolved that issue though Thankfully I had the cash to save embarrassment! The line for room service was pretty bad which the hotel should look into. I didn't hear the guy mention there was a 4 euro surcharge for room service or I would've went to the bar myself.
First thing that I loved were how spacious the rooms were! I've often paid a lot of money for luxury hotel rooms that are basically a bed and no room to swing a cat as the saying goes. For what we paid we couldn't really ask for anymore. Slightly disappointing our room didn't have a very nice view as we thought it would. I never addressed this with reception but i'm sure they would've moved us if I wanted.
The rooms have a walk in shower which is lovely and the surround sound system in the bathroom was also very cool (not something you usually find in a 4 star).
There are also lights under the bed which is dead romantic and is also handy if you want to keep a little light in the room without having a lamp on.
Outside the hotel you can the Luas for about 2 euro. I'm not very familiar with it so I just got a cab. Which is roughly 10 euro each time into the city centre. If the weather had of stayed nice I would've probably walked.
There are 2 restaurants in the hotel Coda Eatery and Something semiquaver? I chose the 2nd one anyway because you needed a reservation for the coda eatery. The menu was nothing I fancied (Indian themed) so the waiter told me I could get a steak. Pretty small steak for 25 euro but it was still nice.
The hotel doesn't have an ATM but there is a spar 2 blocks away which is handy.
Overall I enjoyed my stay at The Gibson Hotel. It is a well priced hotel with exceptional staff and I look forward to returning within the next few months.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chic and understated with a music pedigree that runs deep, the gibson hotel Dublin is the ultimate urban retreat. Music lovers, art junkies, food fanatics - whatever your passion it's right on our doorstep. We do sleeping, meeting, dining, gigging, touring, wedding and relaxing really really well. We mix all these things with a fresh, energetic, slightly off centre approach and we know it works. Exhibitions, supporting local artists, urban weddings and the odd celebrity are elements of what makes us different to the normal Dublin Hotel. You will find our staff friendly, responsive and happy - there is a secret to this that we can't possibly share. The gibson hotel is the ideal location to explore the city and planning your stay is easy. The M1 and M50 are 8 minutes away via the Port Tunnel and we have ample covered parking for our guests. With the luas stop right outside our front door Connolly train station is only 8 minutes away and Heuston train station is a short 20 minutes from the hotel. The Luas will take you to the City centre in 10 minutes or if you prefer to take in the views of the River Liffey a brisk 15 minute walk along the quays will bring you to O'Connell street, the heart of Dublin city. Great beds, 100MB complimentary WiFi, a gym, relaxation area, restaurant, bar and meeting space are all part of the deal. The gibson hotel is modern yet comfortable, it's different and it's better, it's large, it's friendly and it's a building that is alive with great people from the moment you set foot until the moment you leave. ... more less
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