We were in Dublin for the Notre Dame vs. Navy game and we're so glad we chose this hotel! The location is fantastic! The airport bus dropped us off, we turned around and said, "Oh, that's our hotel!" Literally right across the street from the bus stops.
This was my first trip oversees so I was unsure what to expect in a "european" hotel. We were so pleased. I booked through expedia and the confirmation said, double bed. When reception printed out my reservation, it said, twin. There were 2 of us= wouldn't work. She explained to me that all of their rooms are set up with twins and are pushed together when requested, which ours was. We had a little suite all to ourselves! Small, updated bathroom. A twin bed in the first room with a small table and large window, and a king (2 twins pushed together) in the next room with a large bureau and closet, again with a large window. We were in room 317. It's the very top room at the end of the hallway. We did get street noise, but based on reviews, we knew to expect this. After long days and a couple of Guiness' in the Legends bar, we knocked right out anyway.
As other reviews have pointed out, some of the decor is outdated. The carpet is ancient and windows creek. I found this charming! It was like being in a B&B but with more of your own space. The bathroom was updated (our friends had a bathroom that was not updated, but very clean and sufficient, although they joked that they needed sunglasses to go in there Lol) and the beds were comfortable. Adorable in my book.
I'd say the only thing that was lacking, WATER PRESSURE! It took me forever to wash the shampoo out of my hair!!! There was a "body soap" in the shower but definitely bring your own shampoo and such. No toothpaste or body lotion was in the rooms like American hotels. Funny thing too, they also don't have washcloths. I don't know if this is common over there, but I found it interesting. Plenty of bath and hand towels though. Housekeeping was awesome. Sometimes we'd leave our room for an hour and a half for a quick lunch and come back and everything was tidied up.
Overall, we couldn't have been happier with our pick of hotels and we definitely intend to come back. The bar is a great place to end the night and soooo many things were in walking distance, it couldn't have been better. Amanda at the bar/restaurant is fantastic but really EVERY staff member we interacted with there was awesome!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Parliament offers three star accommodation in Temple Bar and is an ideally located Dublin City Centre hotel. Situated opposite Dublin Castle, on the doorstep of Temple Bar and just a short walk from such sights as Grafton Street, Trinity College, Stephens Green, The O2, Museums, Theatres, Parliament Buildings and much more! This 3 star Dublin hotel offers a prime location making it one of the most conveniently located Dublin hotels in Temple Bar and a perfect place to stay while attending the many events in Dublin City. The Parliament Hotel consists of 63 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms for those seeking quality accommodation in Temple Bar. All rooms are non-smoking. This 3 star hotel Dublin has satellite TV, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, trouser press and much more, making The Parliament Hotel one of the finest 3 star hotels Dublin has to offer. For hotels Dublin city centre, look no further than The Parliament Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arlington Hotel Dublin
- Parliament Hotel Dublin
- Dublin Hotel Parliament