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Harrington Hall
Ranked #86 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Munich, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Way too expensive”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Very surprised to have a room in the basement. We did not know that hotels existed where guests have to sleep in the basement having to listen to people walking past on the street above their heads. Very disappointing, esp considering the high price!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I was excited to be staying at a historic location for such a great price in a perfect location. However, upon arrival you could tell the host was less than enthusiastic to receive us.

My sister and I decided to share a room which was comfortable and well furnished.
Each room comes with only 1 key which you must return to the check-in desk every time you need to leave.

Our room was in the "basement," one floor below the lobby. There were only 4 - 5 rooms other than ours on our floor. One evening my sister had accidentally left the key in the door until the morning when we realized what she had done. We checked the door and the key wasn't there.

At 6 am we checked with the lobby to see if the had it. I asked him if he had our key or has seen it? The man was very condescending asking us - "Did you or didn't you leave it in the door? You know you're not supposed to do this. We can charge you 40€ for the lost key." He went on and on despite the fact that we were aware of the charges and potential effects of our oversight.

After his speech I asked him again if he had it.
He again brought up the charge of 40€ implying that he would charge us.
I asked once more - "Do you have it or not?"
He did in fact have it the entire time.

I found his behaviour extremely unnecessary. The fact that we had to go lock our door only to leave the key with this man made me feel very uneasy. I didn't trust him nor did I feel as though our belongings were safe in the room.

This hotel should train their staff to be more attentive and learn how to treat their guests with kindness and respect - even during oversights - rather than threaten them with fees condescendingly. The staff's job is to make us feel welcome and comfortable - I felt quite the opposite at Harrington Hall.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Paul G, Director of Sales at Harrington Hall, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Thank you for the feed back . It would have been nice to follow this up as the response of the staff member was not appropriate. However it is a long time since October 2013 and now unfortunately we can not identify the person in question.
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Afton, Oklahoma
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190 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed for 5 days in Dublin and loved the location. Thomas , one of the staff, made our stay so comfortable. He helped with all our needs... The sister hotel 2 doors down has a lovely area with a fireplace you can go sit and have a glass of wine in the evening. Our room was large and very quiet.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014

The hotel itself is great. Room was clean, bed was comfortable, it's in a very good location, and it offers free parking. But, the noise at night is awful. There are several nightclubs across the street that go well in to the morning hours. The thump-thump-thump of the music is bad enough but add to it screaming girls one night, and car horns the second night, and you end up with very little sleep. There isn't much the hotel can do about the night club noise but, it definitely should have a large supply of ear plugs for it's guest. Either in the room or at the front desk. Not having a supply is somewhat inexcusable in my opinion and shows a lack of concern for its guests.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Aalst, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We stayed in Dublin for the St Patrick's day celebrations and stayed at Harrington Hall for three nights.

As we were three friends we booked a family suite situated at the back of the building, thus avoiding the street noises we were warned about.

The room was spacious although storage space for clothes and shoes was a wee bit limited, bathroom was ok with a good shower.

Staff was very helpful in pointing out places of interest even though it was the busiest period of the year.

All in all a very good experience in a very busy city.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We use HotelTonight to book this hotel on the day, which we find easy to find the hotel, the hotel located in central and nice hotel in the heart of Dublin, Harrington Hall has it all. The hotel is located just down from Grafton street, so is very close to town, we didn't mind walking everywhere but there's transport links close with the tram stopping right outside the hotel. When we finally checked in the room was quite comfortable and decorated in a 'boutique' and classic style hotelstyle as advertised, I think it kept in with the character of the Georgian buildings in this part of town. Staff and managers are helpful and professional, I really appreciated the help and the option of changing my room at no cost. Recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

I have stayed here many times and never reviewed the hotel.

It's not a typical chain style hotel...it's actually a row of townhouses in the centre of Dublin linked together to make a couple of hotels.

The rooms are decorated and furnished in an old fashioned style but are clean and warm.

The street that the hotel is on is definitely not one to stay on if you are looking for an early night or to sleep well says it's lined with very late opening night clubs, but that is generally why I am there!

You need to pre order breakfast but it's freshly cooked rather than buffet style which is a bonus.

It's generally good value for money though the prices can fluctuate a good bit depending on demand I assume...

Would definitely recommend this to someone looking for somewhere nice that doesn't mind noise at night!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Harrington Hall
Address: 70 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#34 Business Hotel in Dublin
#46 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Harrington Hall 5*
Number of rooms: 30
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