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Harding Hotel
Ranked #26 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Slane, Ireland
2 reviews
“Perfect location Lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

We were going to the Olympia and they recommended Harding Hotel. We were delighted with it. The staff were helpful and friendly, the bar was lively and the food was lovely. The location was perfect as the Olympia was five minutes away. We were able to ramble around Temple Bar. The Harding Hotel made our stay that little bit more special.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank selenaphil
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Manager_Harding, General Manager at Harding Hotel, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Dear selenaphil,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Harding Hotel following your recent visit to Dublin, it was our pleasure to have accommodated you and I am so pleased that you such a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your concert and the hotel stay and hope that we can welcome you back once again in the near future.
Please feel free to contact the Harding Hotel by email at info@hardinghotel.ie or by calling 00353 1 6796500.

With best regards,

Jonathan Hynes
Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

We stayed here for one week in December 2013. The hotel is exactly what is to be expected in an older, quaint hotel reminiscent of home. There was always a staff member running the front desk which was convenient at times when assistance or help was needed. One particular staff member was very amiable, courteous, hilarious and just downright fun. In addition to his vivacious personality, he was so helpful and the only staff member who seemed to take an interest in the guests visting. Unfortuantely, not one of us remembers his name or else I would put it here :( We wanted to stay close to everything, but not in the middle of the liveliest part of Dublin, such as Temple Bar. At the Harding Hotel, we were within walking distance to all of the main neighborhoods of Dublin but without sacrificing a good night's sleep due to nightlife noise. The room was clean - Mary Poppins would be proud- and very inviting. Despite the cold outside, the room was warm enough without necessitating the heater, though guests have the option to employ the in-room heater. There was some noise until 11pm sharp from the pub next door to the hotel, but nothing outrageous. (If you were to request a room away from the pub, for fear of noise disruption, I'm sure the staff would oblige.) There were many restaurants and cafes nearby allowing us to always find great food easily. Additionally, there were enough shops nearby to satisfy our shopping needs without the use of vehicles. The Hop On Hop Off bus stop is located directly around the corner of the hotel as is the Air Link bus stop, providing guests with optimal sightseeing experiences without the expense. The only downside experienced was the very limited sink space for getting ready. It was small with only a shelf about 1 foot long and 6 inches out and with three women, two of which require contact lense paraphenelia, it was sometimes a challenge getting ready in a hurry.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nflfan42
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Manager_Harding, General Manager at Harding Hotel, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Dear nflfan42,

Thank you for the review of the Harding Hotel following your recent visit to Dublin and I am delighted that you found the Harding Hotel to be perfect for your needs when visiting the city.

It was certainly our privilege to have welcomed you to the Harding Hotel and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back once again in the near future and please feel free to contact the hotel directly to arrange any booking by email at info@hardinghotel.ie or by calling 003531 6796500.

With best regards,

Jonathan Hynes
Manager
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Our first stay at The Harding was a pleasure. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room and the entire hotel was clean with a homely, relaxed feel. The restaurant provided a good selection of well prepared food, the service was quick and cheerful. The location was perfect for us as we were going to the Olympia Theatre. The Airlink bus stops are very close to the hotel too. Having previously stayed in Dame Street we found the quieter location a positive though were glad of the proximity of Darkey Kellys Bar to give a flavour of that unique Dublin vibe to the downstairs areas, we had a 4th floor room and could only hear the cathedral clock once in our room. For me there are no negatives to The Hardings, it was reasonably priced and good quality in all respects and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would recommend it to anyone without reservation and hope we can visit it again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mary W
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Manager_Harding, General Manager at Harding Hotel, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Dear Mary W,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Harding Hotel following your recent visit to Dublin.

It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time spent in the Harding so much and you felt that the Harding was such good value with good quality rooms and services and pleasant and helpful staff.

We would be thrilled to welcome you back once again in the future and please feel free to contact the Harding Hotel directly to arrange any booking on info@hardinghotel.ie or else call 00353 1 6796500.

With best regards,

Jonathan Hynes
Manager
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

First time visitor to the Harding, though stayed in Dublin many times. Excellent place. Ideal location for my business trip to Dublin City Council. Very friendly and helpful reception staff. Room was fine, though main light a bit harsh and CRT telly a bit outdated. Meal in bistro was excellent with very quick, friendly service.

Went into the adjacent bar for a drink. A fantastic range of craft beers from around the world. Heaven! Proves you don't only have to drink Guinness in Dublin. And an acoustic open-mic night for live entertainment. Fantastic, and so much better than the cloying tourist-pleasing music offered by pubs in Temple Bar.

Excellent night's sleep. Much quieter than I thought it may be.

Breakfast was excellent. Tea in a mug rather than a tiny tea-cup. And breakfast cooked to order rather than a congealed buffet as so often seems the case these days.

Would I recommend this hotel? Yes. Will I stay again? Definitely!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DiamondBeezer
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Manager_Harding, General Manager at Harding Hotel, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Dear DiamondBeezer,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Harding Hotel following your recent visit to Dublin, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time spent with the hotel.

I was very glad to hear that you found the hotel staff to be friendly and helpful, the dining and bar experiences to be high quality and of course our location to be so central and convenient for all of your needs.

We are so happy to hear that you may consider the Harding once again for your accommodation needs when returning to Dublin and please feel free to contact the Harding directly by email on info@hardinghotel.ie or by calling 00353 1 6796500.

With best regards,

Jonathan Hynes
Manager
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Armidale, Australia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Very convenient location, close to main shopping area and major sights, such as Dublin castle, Christ Church cathedral, Dublinia museum. Comfortable, warm rooms, shower a bit fiddly. Staff very accomodating and friendly. On site bistro good value and great Irish entertainment in the bar. Would choose the Harding on our next visit to Dublin. The church bells can be a bit noisy at 3am.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ec0s
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Manager_Harding, General Manager at Harding Hotel, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Dear ec0s,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Harding Hotel following your recent visit to Dublin.

It was our pleasure to have accommodated you during your time in Dublin and I am so pleased that you had such a pleasurable stay finding the staff to be so friendly and helpful, the hotel's location to be so central and convenient for all of your needs and that the hotel's rooms and in-house facilities were of such high quality.

I do hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you once more to the Harding Hotel in the future should you return to Dublin and please feel free to contact the Harding by email on info@hardinghotel.ie or by calling 00353 1 6796500.

With best regards,

Jonathan Hynes
Manager
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Yokohama, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

I stayed here for one night with my girlfriend who was visiting Ireland for the first time, and although we didn't spend a whole lot of time at the hotel, I was delighted with the convenient location, the clean and spacious room and most of all, the charming and helpful front desk staff who gave my gf the perfect first impression of Irish hospitality.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rick A
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Manager_Harding, General Manager at Harding Hotel, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear RickRockAhern,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Harding Hotel following your recent visit to Dublin.

It was our pleasure to have welcomed you to the Harding Hotel following your long journey and I said you are very welcome home again and I am delighted that you found the Harding Hotel to be of such high quality in its rooms and facilities and with great service.

We would be delighted to welcome you back once to the Harding Hotel in the future and please feel free to contact the Harding Hotel directly to arrange any booking by email at info@hardinghotel.ie or 00353 1 6796500.

With best regards,

Jonathan Hynes
Manager
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

Stayed for two nights on my first visit to Dublin. Nice location, very convenient to all the sights. The only complaint is that getting a room on the top (5th) floor subjects you to the weather's whimsy. If it's even slightly windy, you will know all about it. The walls are also a bit too thin, so you can hear the neighbors in the hallway (though not in the rooms). And the last bit of complaining, which might actually prove important in colder days - my room had a shower with the most basic (read: tiniest) of showerheads - basically, taking a proper shower was quite the challenge as the water would hit a couple of square inches of my body at a time.

That said, though, it's a charming property with very nice keepers and a great bargain to boot, so I would definitely give them another look on my next visit - I'll just make sure to ask for a lower floor and check out the shower before going in (unless they are all the same, in which case it will be a game-time decision based on weather).

Room Tip: Anything but the top floor (that's the reason for "average" sleep quality).
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank highlanderfil
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Manager_Harding, General Manager at Harding Hotel, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Dear highlanderfil,

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of the Harding Hotel following your recent visit to Dublin.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time spent in the Harding Hotel even allowing for the incredibly windy weather we have been experiencing recently.

I do hope that you will return to Dublin and the Harding Hotel in the future and please feel free to contact the Harding directly by email on info@hardinghotel.ie to arrange any booking.

With best regards,

Jonathan Hynes
Manager
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Property: Harding Hotel
Address: Copper Alley Fishamble Street | Christchurch, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Business Hotel in Dublin
#29 Family Hotel in Dublin
#37 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Harding Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harding Hotel is a red bricked, traditional property located between the fashionable and lively Temple Bar and the old city areas of Dublin City, suiting both the leisure and business traveler, with comfortable 3 star quality rooms and facilities, coupled with a warm, welcoming, friendly service.Our spacious rooms are decorated in warm and relaxing tones, some offering views of the cathedral and are equipped with TV, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities and fridge. Our comfortable beds, fresh linen and towels all serviced daily, will ensure that you just have to relax and enjoy the city when staying at the Harding. So why not come and sample the warm welcome, the excellent location, the spacious rooms and see for yourself how easy life in the city can be when staying in the Harding. ... more   less 
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