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Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Ranked #57 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Really enjoyed my second stay at The Gresham. Although the hotel is large there is a lovely warm welcoming feel. The decor in the main reception is beautiful and ornate and the reception staff were lovely.

Stayed for two nights bed and breakfast - staff in breakfast area worked so hard and were very friendly. Fantastic that they serve breakfast up to 12:00. Enjoyed a lovely meal in Toddy's Bar - fillet steak 'delicious'.

The bedroom was lovely and the bed was extremely comfortable. Location was excellent for everything and really handy for getting to and from the airport with the bus stopping almost on the doorstep.

I would definitely stay at The Gresham again and would recommend it to my friends and family.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Last year, 2013, we watched the Superbowl at the Living Room Sport Pub on Cathal Brugha. It ended at 3:30 AM last year so this year we decided to stay closer to the Living Room.

We picked the Gresham based on location but were very pleasantly surprised by the hotel itself. It is an old hotel but the rooms are clean and very comfortable. We stayed in a Lavery room so I can only address that wing. The staff was friendly, courteous, and extremely helpful. We were scrutinized on our return at 3:00 AM but we do not mind the added security. I would have been more concerned if no one was aware of people coming and going at that hour.

The Gresham is located on the corner of O'Connell street and Cathal Brugha, a few steps from the Airlink 747 bus stop to/from the Airport, and the hop on/hop off bus stop for touring Dublin.

We enjoyed our stay at the Gresham a lot more than we enjoyed the 2014 Superbowl. The first 11 seconds were ok. From the 12th second on the game was pretty much over.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

stayed Feb 5th & 6th, staff very friendly,food excellent, great location + car park,,there is so much to see and do in Dublin and you right in the heart of it ,take the tour "hop on bus" of Dublin city just outside hotel,go on treat yourself,,we did at the Gresham,

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Great central location within easy walking distance of main shopping area & theatres. The coach from Dublin airport stops just outside the hotel on O'Connell St, and the Red Luas line is nearby. The writers lounge retains it's sense of history and is one of the best places in Dublin to have afternoon tea, an evening snack, a nightcap, a coffee, or all of the above. The service is efficient and friendly. Having stayed at the hotel several times I can say that the rooms have always been clean, fresh, modern and comfortable (albeit without the same historic charm as the main communal areas on the ground floor)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

It was our wedding anniversary which we advised the hotel on booking it. They upgraded us to a junior suite and the service couldnt have been better. Staff very pleasant and location perfect. I would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone looking for somewhere nice in the citt

  • Stayed: February 2014
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AndrewWalker, Front Office Manager at Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Dear donwy1

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review following your stay at The Gresham Hotel.

We really do appreciate it when our guests inform us of any special occasions during their stay, as it allows us to do what we can to make the stay more special. A junior suite may not be available all the time, but we'll certainly do what we can!!

We shall be delighted to welcome you back to The Gresham on your next visit to Dublin and please do not hesitate to contact myself, where I will ensure you receive our very best rates.

Yours Sincerely
Andrew Walker
Front Office Manager
aw@thegresham.com

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

beautiful hotel, staff were friendly though we were inspected on way in from a night out and there was nothing in our mini bar in room. room was very clean and we were given a front street view as requested whilst booking which was lovely.

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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

Address: 23 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin D01 C3W7, Ireland (Formerly Gresham Hotel)
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > North City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Dublin
#34 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#37 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#47 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £82 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin 4*
Number of rooms: 323
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is located in the heart of Dublin, in a historic building on the famous O’Connell Street, and become one of the city's emblematic sites. This Irish hotel offers you the best facilities for you to enjoy an unforgettable holiday with RIU Hotels & Resorts. All of the rooms in this urban Dublin hotel are equipped with the most excellent amenities to cover all your needs during your stay with us, including a television, safe and WiFi connection. We also have a penthouse suite from which you can enjoy spectacular views over the city and the incredible surroundings of the Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin This new hotel in Ireland offers various unique function rooms for you to hold any kind of event. These rooms are perfectly equipped for your meetings to be a resounding success. The Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is also located very close to the Convention Centre Dublin making it the ideal place for business travellers. The new Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin has an extensive and well-planned menu for you to enjoy authentic culinary experiences. The facilities also include a bar for you to savour the best aperitifs or relax with an authentic cup of tea. This Dublin hotel is in an ideal location for any visitor. Surrounded by the main shopping area in Grafton Street and Henry Street, you will also find the most celebrated shows and theatres such as Gate Theatre and the National Concert Hall, and some of the most famous places in Dublin like Croke Park and Temple Bar. The hotel is also located a stone's throw away from Abbey Street tram station which will easily take you to any other point of the city. ... more   less 
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