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North Star Hotel
Ranked #64 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Stayed on a Friday night before setting off to visit family the next day. Arrived in the middle of a torrential downpour, so was grateful to check in quickly, Room was very comfortable, nice bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. We headed downstairs to McGettigans, nice atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks (we went to one of their bars in Dubai so were keen to visit).
Great breakfast selection available, lots of choice and you could eat to your fill.
Would definitely choose again on future visits to Dublin,easy to get to and great transport links.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Margaret K
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear valued guest,

Many thanks for your recommendation. Delighted to read that you enjoyed McGettigans Cookhouse and Bar. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Cork City be sure to pay a visit to our sister property, The Ambassador Hotel which have very recently proudly opened McGettigans Cookhouse and is equally receiving rave reviews.

Kind regards,
Rhona Brady

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

The North Star Hotel is well located. Sitting just across the road from Connolly railway station and a five minute walk from the main bus station, the hotel provides excellent access to public transport. The Airlink bus from Dublin Airport dropped us round the corner from the hotel while the bus returning to the airport leaves from a bus stop just outside the nearby bus station. The hotel is also convenient for Dublin's main attractions. O'Connoll Street is a ten minute walk away while another five minutes will take you to the vibrant Temple Bar area, Trinity College or the shopping area around Grafton Street. We stayed in the older part of the hotel on the first floor facing onto Amiens Street which is a very busy thoroughfare resulting in some traffic noise in the room. The room itself was large, clean and spacious with a well equipped bathroom. We visited Dublin during a heat wave which meant that the room did become extremely hot and stuffy due to lack of air conditioning and a window that only opened a few inches. Two fans had been thoughtfully provided in the room which helped to keep temperatures down as much as possible. Staff in the hotel were extremely friendly and courteous. The breakfast which was included in our room rate, was very good with a full Irish cooked breakfast available alongside the standard continental breakfast fare which included fresh fruit salad, cereals, cold meat, cheese and bread. All in all we had a very enjoyable stay in the North Star Hotel and it is an hotel we would happily return to if we visit Dublin again.

Room Tip: Rooms on upper floors facing away from Amiens Street might help to reduce traffic noise.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Denis D
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Our city centre location and accessibility to Dublins main attractions certainly are among the key reasons our guests choose the North Star Hotel as their first choice in Dublin. Delighted to read your enjoyed our breakfast buffet selection. Looking forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,
Rhona Brady

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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Highly recommended not to park in the adjoined parking as I had my car key lost by the parking attendant very poor organisation and afterwards no form of apology !!!! Hotel management helpful in some respects but generally didn't want to know !!!

Stayed: May 2014
4  Thank Edwina B
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear Edwina B,

Although I was delighted to hear that you located your key in your friends car after a number of weeks I am disappointed to read your feedback regarding my involvement as a management representative having exchanged a number of emails and telephone calls with you and furnishing all information and details which were requested. The carpark is managed by a company other than the hotel and I feel I made every endeavour to liaise on behalf of the hotel. I certainly did at the time and do appreciate that this matter tainted your trip to Dublin but feel that on behalf of the hotel we acted co-cooperatively including organising transport without charge.

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Rhona Brady

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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Could not fault this place.wet on a wowcher deal costing 200 quid for 2 nights for 2 people including flights.we were in amazement at the hotel we ended up staying in.rooms 1st class staff 1st class food 1st class .All in all just a wonderful stay.thank you north star for giving us such a memorable weekend.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank tommygGlasgow
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear valued guest,

Thank you for your fabulous review, your recommendation is very much valued.

Kind regards,
Rhona Brady

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The hotel is fairly central and only a few metres from one of the Airport bus drop-off points. There's a Tesco nearby for snacks and only 5 mins from the river and about 15 minutes to the City Centre. The wifi can be hit and miss depending on your room. The breakfast room is windowless and a bit claustrophobic. The fruit is tinned which is below the standard for most 4 star hotels. The Continental Breakfast option is fairly limited. The staff are very polite and friendly and they offer a shuttle to the Airport for €1 than the bus but only runs every 2 hours. When you arrive at the airport, buy a 3 Day Explorer Pass as it's valid on the Airport Bus, Tour Bus and local buses (but not the tram).

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
2  Thank stevensonag
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Our property has proudly recently been nominated as a finalist as 'Best Four Star Hotel' with The Hotel & Catering Review. As you mention, they are choices of tinned fruits on our buffet, prunes and peaches. Your review neglects to mention that there is also a fresh fruit salad choice which includes pineapple, watermelon, apple, grapes and more. Our continental selection also includes (to mention some items), a selection of meats, cheeses, freshly baked pastries & yogurts.

We continuously welcome our guests feedback.

Kind regards,
Rhona Brady

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Hotel is conveniently located and has beautiful decor. We were satisfied with our room, which had a pleasant view, and with the quality of the food. Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall, a great stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Dawn K
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear valued guest,

Delighted to read that you had a great stay with us. I do hope we can look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Rhona Brady

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

North Star Hotel has a lot of work to do before it can be considered a nice hotel. The building itself is charming, but the hotel misses the mark. One side of the hotel does not have A.C., that same side has been completely remodeled too. The rooms with A.C. were not updated. Seems to me that they would want to update and add A.C.
The location is worst of all. It is directly across from the Connelly train station, noise is a constant. Not to mention, the surrounding neighborhood. I would not travel here on foot beyond dusk. It seems that the hotel is offered in a lot of trail packages, that must be the only way it is staying open.
I would recommend only to young students with little money--cleaner than a hostel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Ctu798
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NorthStarhotel, Manager at North Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Our location is city centre, minutes walk from Dublins main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street. We value all of our guests feedback presented to us constructively. I can assure you the delivery of our customer service and standard of product are far superior to what one may typically expect from a hostel in any European City.

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Rhona Brady

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Additional Information about North Star Hotel

Address: Amiens Street | Dublin 1, Dublin 1, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#49 Family Hotel in Dublin
#50 Business Hotel in Dublin
#52 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £106 - £260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — North Star Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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