When we got to the hotel, the receptionist said all but 2 words to us. She handed over the keys and said the room number and that was it. No 'hi' or 'welcome to dublin' or 'where are you from', etc. Nothing at all. You could tell that she was less than content to be at work.
The next day, we left our room for some city exploring. When we came back to the hotel room later on that evening, the door to our room was WIDE OPEN. We couldn't believe it. We spent a good 30 minutes going through our suitcases to make sure nothing had been taken and miraculously, nothing was gone. We went to tell the receptionist and she just apologized and said she'd talk to the manager the next day. I kept thinking of how irresponsible that was, that a staff member would leave the door to a customer's room for an entire day. Anyways, the next day, the lady that had left our door open gave us a heartfelt apology and left us a bottle of champagne in the room that evening. I was glad that the hotel had taken responsibility and had apologized but still, it would have been brutal had our luggage and passports been taken.
Room and location:
Apart from that, the rooms were clean and the hotel was in an amazing location. If you're okay with being woken up every morning at 7:30am by kegs being rolled right beneath your window on the cobblestone street, than you should be okay. Also, the noise from the bars on the street go on until about 2am. We brought ear plugs and knew that it would be noisy but we didn't realize that it would be THAT noisy. Still, i'm glad we stayed at that hotel for the price and the location.
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