Booked to stay here for one night, as we had previously stayed and enjoyed it. Previously we had a room on an upper floor at the back, and although everything maybe isn't state of the art, its a great price spacious room and nice and clean.
However on this stay, we were allocated a room on the lower ground floor at the back. It was a nice room, clean, tidy and spacious overlooking the rear courtyard.
Everything seemed well until we returned from dinner and headed to bed. A lot of noise started - shouting, yelling, screaming, sounded like a full blown party taking place.
We thought it was coming from above (as there seemed to be a function room above us). It was so loud it actually woke us from our sleep.
Phoned reception and they said they would sort it out, nothing happened still the noise continued, phoned again, nothing. Phoned again and asked to be moved to a different room, which they did.
However, when we packed and dressed to move we discovered a large group of young people lying on the floors, all along the corridor, shouting, yelling and some running up and down. They appeared to be overflowing from a large room on the ground floor which looked like a youth hostel dorm!
As I said they not only moved us to another room but also to their sister hotel - Harrington Hall. The room was lovely and eventually we were able to get to sleep after having to settle in again. Unfortunately not the Hotels fault, but we stayed in a room at street level at the front, and the noise from the Lewis passing by is a little disruptive. We have stayed also at Harrington Hall before in a room at the rear and loved it.
I wouldn't return to the Harcourt after this incident as no-one could explain what these kids were doing there, but I'd guess they were a youth group who got a cheap deal for the night and had no adult supervision. The hotel staff seemed baffled when we described what had happened.
Cheap it might be to stay here but pay a few extra pounds and stay at the Harrington Hall next door (ask for a room at the back) or for an even quieter stay try the Travelodge St Stephens Green.
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