I've stayed in various kinds of hotels and B&B's inDublin, usually not satisfied. The Gibson is exceptional. Classy place but understated so you don't feel intimidated. Large, comfortable,QUIET room . Two deficits: an ugly view and overdone sleekness. We liked the sleekness up to a point but the design seemed to require that no drawer space is provided, just some open shelves.. A true nuisance marring an othwise fine layout. (Closet space is adeqaute for two.)The shower is a masterpiece of elegance and convenience. Another big plus is the service, especially the room service. Transit to central Dublin is quick and convenient. We relied exclusively on the tram. But I did notice that overnight parking cost as much as 40 euros, a monster charge in my view (partly compensated by the free wi-fi .). We were sorry to leave.
- 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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