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“In the heart of Dublin!”
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Parliament Hotel
Ranked #81 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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“In the heart of Dublin!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We had a great experience at Arlington Hotel Temple Bar...the room was extremely comfortable, but not a good view from our room (wrong side of hotel). We bought the bed and breakfast package, and were quite impressed with the breakfast selection as well as cooked to order food. The location was perfect for what we wanted, within walking distance to many incredible sights including Dublin Castle and Trinity College. We visited the sister hotel for the Celtic Nights Traditional Irish dinner/show and thoroughly enjoyed our evening!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We stayed here about 2 weeks ago and did not have any major issues except that the hotel is on top of their bar/ restaurant and we had some very loud, very drunk people in the room next to us and on the street. The rooms could definitely use some updating and were a bit small, but when you're used to hostels, this hotel was a nice change of pace. The staff was super friendly and helped to answer all of our questions. The food at the bar was also really good :) This is certainly an ideal location as its in the district where everything is happening and is right across the street from the bus to the airport- plus its right down the road from trinity college.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

We stayed at this hotel over a weekend (Friday-Sunday) for my hen party. It's in a really central location to all the bars shops and restaurants. It's a little noisy as it's on a busy main road but I didn't mind as I've lived on a main road before. Staff we're all friendly & helpful. Food was lovely, we had breakfast both mornings and then we ate in the bar on the Saturday night. There was 10 of us in the party and all food was served together & hot. Couldn't fault it for anything really.

  • Stayed June 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

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.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed for 2 nights June 14. Location is excellent. Forget about having a good night sleep unless you bring earplugs, its in a very noisy place. Staff were wonderful, very helpful and pleasant. Our room and bathroom were comfortable, basic, clean, but in desperate need of renovation, This was the theme throughout the hotel, its very dated and needs a major facelift. Threadbare carpets in guest areas, and light fittings hanging off the wall or missing altogether. The flush handle on the cistern on our toilet came off in my hand. Breakfast was just ok, plentiful, but they use they cheapest ingredients possible, cheap orange juice, cheap bread, and I got a free hair in my cooked breakfast!! If this was marketed as a budget hotel or 2 star, then i wouldn't be expecting much, but its advertised as a 3 star, and the standards just aren't there. If the price was right, i would stay again because of the location.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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St Cleer, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed 3 nights, our room was at the back of the hotel and although we were a little worried about the reviews complaining that it was noisy, we didn't have any complaints ... City hotels always have a bit of noise wherever you stay! The bed was really comfortable and big, the bathroom was a little on the small side and the shower was a mere trickle! Other than that the bedroom was fine. The breakfasts were excellent no matter what time you turned up. The location of the hotel was brilliant for exploring, the hop on hop off buses stopped just outside and you are within walking distance of many great bars and restaurants. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this hotel and hope to be back again one day.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Suffolk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

This hotel is located pretty much right on the edge of the Temple Bar area, which makes it great for accessing Temple Bar and Dublin centre is 5-10 mins walk away. The airport bus stops just down the road, and the city sightseeing stop is pretty much right outside the front door.

Our room was on the 1st floor at the back of the hotel overlooking an alleyway, which you do get some noise from but is probably quieter than the road. The rooms are a little dated but are very clean, and a good size, the bathroom is quite small, but the shower was powerful and hot. The bed was comfy and the pillows were good. On a city break all I want is somewhere to sleep and get ready to out in the morning, and this hotel ticks those boxes.

Breakfast is really good, cooked to order for you so you can choose whatever you fancy from the menu. There is also a continental selection with juices, toast, yogurts, cheese and pastries and fruit salad.

For what this hotel costs compared to other hotels in Dublin it is really good value and I would stay here again if I visit Dublin again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Parliament Hotel

Property: Parliament Hotel
Address: Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Arlington Hotel Temple Bar)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Temple Bar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Parliament Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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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Parliament Hotel Dublin
Dublin Hotel Parliament

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