Very good hotel, great location and the staff are really friendly and helpful.
How to get there.
We took the airbus from the airport. 10 Euro return, excellent value, but the best thing is it stops exactly outside the hotel. But be warned there are two Arlington Hotels, this one in Temple Bar, the other on the other side of the river near O'Connell Street.
The man who sold our tickets, pleasant as he was, told us the WRONG STOP FOR TEMPLE BAR HOTEL, we had a 15 mins walk to Hotel. Get off at TEMPLE BAR. The hotel has flags on the outside, it's easy recognisable. Buses run every 15 mins and are great.
The room we had, 201, was a good size, clean and with a good bathroom. TV, coffee/tea facilities, trouser press and a free safe, which is always very handing.
Downsides, the double bed was uncomfortable, spring issues, luckily this room had a single bed in it as well, so my wife slept in that, which was comfy.
We were situated at the back of the hotel and even though the windows are double glazed it sounded like they where ajar, which they were not. The noise was not to bad as you are in a city and expect it, but I would like to thank whoever had the idea of emptying all the bottles into four wheelie bins at 6.45am, come on think of your guests, do it during the day.
Breakfast, not much to say about this. If you have the option to have breakfast, take it.
It's excellent, as much as you can eat cereals and fruits, then bang in comes the full Irish breakfast with everything on it, or as little as the waiting staff do take your order. (picture of menu is on another review on here). Great quality and it filled us up until late evening.
The hotel put a show on every night, bit of diddly diddly music and Irish dancing.
We didn't do the meal with the show, so can't comment on that, but it did look good when serving up, and not many plates had food left on them when finished.
We went to the bar and watched the show from there, a little further back and not as good a view, but you still get to see the show well. Excellent Guinness and a good price as well for Dublin.
Hotel is situated just on the fringe of the main Temple Bar area, a 2/3 minute stroll and your there, but far enough away to avoid all the noise.
10 minute walk to O'Connell Street, (without suitcases) and 10 minute walk to St. Stephen Park and Grafton Street.
Opposite is the Town Hall and we went on a 3 hour walking tour of Dublin, well worth going on, very informative and you only pay what you think it was worth at the end.
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So to sum it up, would we come back, yes no hesitation.
Positives out way the slight negatives.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Hotel currently closed for renovations" 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 in 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