Date of visit fri 13th Dec 2013 to Sunday 15th Dec 2013
We arrived quite early at Dublin airport so chanced an early check in - staff were more than helpful and let us in our room 4 hours ahead of check in as it was ready - very grateful for this !! The hotel is just at the start of Fleet Street just a 2 minute walk from the Airlink bus stop (€10 return ticket bought within the airport )
We stayed in a twin room on the first floor (reception floor) - our room was very clean and bedding all fresh and clean - slightly small but it's not like we were having a game of netball in there !! We went to visit Dublin not our bedroom lol. The bathroom was very clean with Dove shower gel fixed into the shower holder. Nice power shower and towel radiator with plenty of clean towels.
Tea and coffee making facilities were a welcome and also the hair dryer in the room.
This hotel is in the perfect location of everything - on the same road as the temple bar pub - Hard Rock Cafe and buskers bar ! There is a TGI Fridays on the ground floor under the hotel - they do a special offer on cocktails and also a meal deal for about €16 - food and drinks were good !
The only downside to TGI been below the hotel is the noise from the music system - our beds was shaking - but this goes off at about midnight - so if your out it doesn't matter - although it starts quite early and can be pretty annoying if your trying to have a sleep , this didn't stop us enjoying our stay and no we didn't complain as really it wasn't that bad - if it had bothered us too much I'm pretty sure the staff would have moved us to another room (we did mention it on check out and was told if we came back they would accommodate our request to be on the top floor) very happy with this.
The breakfast canteen was clean and tidy and the food selection was brilliant - on offer was the following
Bacon - scrambled eggs- sausages - hash browns - bread and a toaster - butter and jams - cereals - fresh fruit - cheese - tomatoes - meats - milk - apple juice and orange juice - tea and coffee - baked beans - so much choice and all made fresh -
At busy times was hard to find a seat but we just went back 10 minutes later and it was fine - no problems at all.
Across the road from the hotel is a tesco store - we found this very handy for snacks and pop. There is also a vending machine on the 2nd floor of hotel with various items in.
On our check out day we left our bags in the luggage room locked up - and came back and relaxed in the lobby living room before getting the bus for our flight.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we are coming back as a group of 7 at the end of February - this time I have contacted the hotel ahead and asked for a top floor rooms due to the noise. I'm looking forward to playing tour guide to my friends and showing them round this wonderful city !!
Tours we recommend are the Guinness storehouse - waxworks - leprechaun museum
Recommended places to eat - TGI Fridays beneath hotel , Flanagans restaurant on O'Connell street (€5 breakfast deal) - drinks in Hard Rock Cafe - temple bar pub - bewleys on grafton street have a small food menu but it was delicious (spag Bol very nice )
Shopping places to recommend - some good shops in Jervis shopping centre , st Stephens shopping centre - down grafton street all the big expensive names - o Connell street off the side streets loads of stalls and little shops. Overall lots to do !!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly refurbished Townhouse-style property located in the Temple Bar district, within walking distance of Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral, Grafton Street and the majority of Dublin's main attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fleet Street Hotel Dublin
- Fleet Street Dublin
- Bewleys Dublin Hotel