Booked hotel through reputable hotel company who rated it 3 stars. Well seriously it is about 2 star and that is being generous. When you drive up to the hotel it looks bad straight away the sign outside is hanging off the wall. We pulled into the carpark only to be greeted with pay and display signs. Receptionist was nice and gave us our room key. As we got out of the lift we were greeted with a very strong smell of cigarette smoke even though it clearly stated in the lift that from 2013 it was a totally smoke free hotel. We opened the door to our room and at this stage I felt like running a mile. Just inside the door was wood flooring that had began to swell so it was hard to open the bedroom door. The room was sparse with two cushions for pillows. There were cobwebs hanging from the curtain rail and generally just not a nice room. Since we had pre paid we decided to make the best of it and headed downstairs for something to eat. We both ordered bowls of seafood chowder which in fairness was delicious but didnt come with brown bread as stated but a small white roll.The rest of the food was mediocre. I cannot say enough about the staff who were all really helpful and friendly but the hotel needs a total makeover. Would never go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome Tara Towers a 3 Star Hotel offering a warm atmosphere for those visiting the city, either for business or on a Dublin City break. 111 Bedrooms, views of Dublin Bay or of the Dublin Mountains. Our rooms cater for a range of needs, including rooms with a Double, Twin, Double and Single or Triples beds. On site car parking free, subject to availability Free high-speed WIFI* is available in our public areas and bedrooms. The hotel is the ideal base Next to Elm Park Business Campus, within walking distance to UCD Campus, St Vincent's Hospital, Blackrock Clinic and the RDS. Traveling by car, or public transport, the hotel is 10 minutes to the O2, Aviva Stadium, RTE Studios, and 15 minutes to Marley Park, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Ocras Restaurant open 7am serving Full Irish Breakfast, a daily carvery from 12 noon until 3pm. Our evening meal service starts at 5pm Monday - Saturday offering Early Bird PJ Branagan's Bar is open daily and you can enjoy carvery lunch in the relaxed atmosphere it has to offer, or dine in the afternoon into late evening from our Bar Menu which is available from 3pm until 9.45Pm. The Hotel has 4 conference rooms and can cater from 2 - 300 guests. With a wide variety of set ups and styles available, our conferencing department will be able to help you select the right requirements for your business needs at competitive prices. Private Functions, Parties and Weddings ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tara Hotel Dublin