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“Fantastic location”
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The Westin Dublin
Ranked #10 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fantastic location”
Reviewed 19 July 2009

We had 3 nights at the Westin Dublin in a classic room.
Overall the stay was good but we had room only and did not use any of the facilities.

Check-in was not as smooth as I would have though from a Westin. Yes, we arrived at 8pm but no one greeted us at the door and we bought in our own luggage. The guy who checked us in was so pushy about getting us to join their Starwood Preferred Guest club that I wanted to swear at him. (We were member years ago but dropped it.)

Our room was on the first floor facing the busy street at the back. Our view was of scaffold and construction so I instantly thought ‘noisy’. But I could not be bothered asking to move. Surprisingly though, the room was quiet, with a little construction noise through the night but nothing to keep you awake. The double glazing worked well.
Bed was comfortable and everything worked. Only complex item was the coffee machine which is the only way to boil water for tea but the plug has European points so you have to use the adaptor in the room to plug it in. Yes, the adaptor is there for you to use, but they advise that if it is missing you will be charged for it. Hence, as I like a cup of tea in the morning before heading out you either have to pack everything away or be charged (and trust me it appears on the bill if you dont put it back!).

The mini bar also is sensor controlled so if you don’t wish to pay the exuberant prices for drinks and put one of your own, you are charged for this on the bill too. Thankfully, after a discussion upon checkout my 50 Euro bill from the mini bar and power converter was dropped.

Our bathroom was enormous and beautifully presented with lovely toiletries. Only thing is, for a bathroom that is as big as a spare bedroom the shower would not take someone over 100kg. It would be about 80cm by 80cm. I mean, I am tiny, and I struggled to move without hitting my arms on the walls/glass - dumb!

I cant comment on the bars and restaurants as we didn’t use them. Why would you when Temple Bar is across the road. It is strange though as they all seem to be hidden away. The bar is downstairs seemingly under street level, the ‘atrium’ coffee lounge is surrounded by rooms, and the restaurant is off to the side of reception, so guests are hardly encouraged to become passing traffic users.

A few reviewers have said the Westin is expensive. Were you in Dublin? Did you eat or have a beer? A panini and coffee is around 10 Euro. 2 beers around 12 Euro. Dublin is expensive! Compared to that I found the Westin cheap - although we did book and pay before we left Australia and through Expedia.com so we got a good rate of about 400 Euro for 3 nights.

The location, as other reviews have said is fantastic. Less than 5 minutes walk to anywhere. The green airport bus goes from O’Connell St outside the Post Office about 10-12 minutes walk away. Its 6Euro pp one way and we used this on the way back and it was good.

All up, the Westin is great for the location and I found the rooms very good. The shower, although small, is good (although warning you are in Ireland so hotter means colder and colder means hotter in the shower!!), there is a safe in the room, heaps of English tv channels through Sky and the rooms are clean and quiet. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sedona, Arizona
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Reviewed 16 July 2009

This is a tough one to review as we had a horrible first night due to being in an oddly arranged room across the street from a large construction project, and the bed was not heavenly, but rather the worst bed we've ever had at a major hotel. The bed was hollowed in the middle, severely sloped on both sides to the floor, and was so soft there seemed to be NO bottom. Very very uncomfortable. However, after complaining the next morning, we were switched to a much nicer room, away from the construction, and with two much better beds (we did have to sacrifice a queen bed for two twin beds). The bathrooms in both rooms were adequate, but there was only one pedestal sink and a small shower, my guess would be 30x30.
Now to the good things. Location, location, location. We have never stayed in a hotel more centrally located to what we were there to do (sightsee) than this Westin. It is right across the street and down a 1/2 block from the entrance to Trinity College and the Book of Kells, three minutes in the other direction you are in the heart of Temple Bar, and two minutes going the other way you are at the bridge to Connelly Street. The air coach with service to and from the airport picks up just across the street from the entrance. We also saw a show at the Abbey Theatre and that walk was only probably 5-10 minutes. The ease of getting everywhere and the fact that Dublin is such an enjoyabe city really compensated for the first room fiasco.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2009

great location, great room that is all that you would expect of a Westin. Clean and well appointed, it was a great relief to stay here after the chaos of trekking around the country. We enjoyed their afternoon tea service in the atrium and drinks in their bar with the live jazz band.

My only non-raving review about this hotel is that there are no outward facing windows (the hotel is between two other buildings) so our room window was over the atrium - which was nice, and let in enough light, we just couldn't tell what the weather was like by looking out of our window.

Oh, there's no pool either, that was a bummer... but there's a gym at least. I couldn't have been happier with the location of the hotel relative to Temple Bar and Grafton Street and Trinity College!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 July 2009

Excellent hotel with great rooms -- internet slow/likely depends on where your room is in relation to wireless router.

Dinner suggestions not great/ found better on trip advisor.

Fantastic location!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2009

We stayed in the hotel for just one night as we were attending a wedding elsewhere.
We literally fell into the bed and where gone a few hours later.
However, our short stay was excellent. The rooms were spotless and very well fitted out and the beds were extremely comfortable. The staff were very polite and friendly. Next time we will stay for longer. One of great things about this hotel is its location right in the heart of the city.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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dublin
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Reviewed 29 June 2009

i ahve stayed in th e westin dublin 11 times now. it would be my choice in dublin for a few reaqsons. 1)the location is second to none right in city centre, 2)the hotel is beautiful and completely to my tastes it is also very clean 3) this hotel does seem to be one of the cheaper 5 stars in dublin but still of a high enough quality. 4) most comfortable beds EVER. however despite this the hotel isn't perfect my big problem is the staff. for the most part they are friendly but some of the receptionists are down rigt useless. even down to me having to advise one girl how to use the atm machine. taking pre auths for 2,500 instead of 250.. giving me a twin when i booked a double. sighing when you ask for a request. ask for a taxi you are told to wait outside and flag one yourself. however once you get past check in the hotel is wonderfull. and i will stay here again i just hope they would sort the staff out

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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TEQUESTA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2009

We arrived at 5:30 A.M. from our overnight flight and they were able to accomodate us with a room immediately. The room was comfortable, although not very large, the bedding "heavenly". The bathroom was beautiful and almost larger than the sleeping/living area! Top of the line toiletries, plush towels and robes were provided. The location of this hotel is PERFECT. Across the street from Trinity college, Temple Bar starts out the front door and best shopping streets are around the corner. Many good restaurants to choose from in the area also. We will stay here again on our next trip! It is a higher priced property so look for a "break" before booking as I did!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Westin Dublin
Address: At College Green | Westmoreland Street, Dublin D02 HR67, Ireland
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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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Dublin
#10 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#10 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#21 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Westin Dublin 5*
Number of rooms: 172
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westin Dublin is a 5 star luxury hotel, located in the heart of Dublin city centre. The hotel offers an ambience of warmth and Irish hospitality, together with an international level of service and amenities that are uniquely Westin, inviting guests to unwind and recharge with a replenishing atmosphere and natural service. Occupying one of the best locations in Dublin, overlooking Trinity College, The Westin is in the centre of the main shopping and entertainment areas and is within easy walking distance of the Convention Centre and the International Financial Services Centre, Dublin's major business district. Behind the historic 19th century façade of the hotel, all of our 172 spacious guest rooms and suites each feature a signature Westin Heavenly Bed(R) ensuring the best night's sleep, a Heavenly Shower(R) and characteristic Irish décor. ... more   less 
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