My husband and I stayed here one night before heading into the country to visit family.
Pros: I arrived early before my husband and the front desk did all they could to accomodate the type of room we wanted (we had several requirements). They so wanted me to be happy with my room, I was escorted by the front desk person to my room, and along the way she gave me a tour of the hotel. The room was quiet, beds comfy, bathroom clean with plenty of towels, nice water pressure. The strange thing was that the clock radio was a small cheap little thing---not the ones you see in other Four Seasons. Concierge and bell folks were all wonderful. Check out was easy and the woman did all she could to ensure we knew where we were going. She made great restaurant recommendations for us in Kilkenny.
Spa: After I got to my room, I called the spa to see if they had anything available in the next 2.5 hours before my husband arrived. She said she'd check, called me right back, and fit me in 1/2 hour's time. I had the most wonderful massage of my life (and I go quite often at home) by Rose. At 135 Euro, it was expensive, but worth it!
Con: The ONLY thing I can fault this place on is their lower level wait staff. One at the lobby restaurant forgot to submit half our order and seemed to have her mind elsewhere. Another at the main dining room was so snotty to me. Another brought us scrambled eggs clearly made with cream, although we asked for eggs without. The trend in Ireland seem to be that they hire folks from Eastern Europe; I'm not sure if it was a language issue or what, but they don't seem cut out for the work (I am currently reading Isadore Sharp's book, and I know the Four Seasons is more concerned with hiring the right attitude than experience). I am not looking for the waitstaff to be my new friends (as is the trend in the US) but simply to be attentive. And snotty service reminds me too much of the Ritz chain, which is why I prefer the Four Seasons in the first place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Dublin is a 20 minute stroll from Trinity College and Grafton Street and a short walk to Aviva Stadium to experience the thrill of championship rugby. The Hotel offers a landmark location in the city's most desirable neighbourhood, combining embassies and stately homes with pubs and restaurants. For Dubliners, this is the most attractive place to live in the city. Guests enjoy authentic experiences of today's Dublin; fresh and modern, yet warmed with a sense of Irish tradition. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 4 Seasons Hotel Dublin
- Four Seasons Dublin
- Dublin Four Seasons
- Four Seasons Hotel Dublin