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“West end location”
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Ashling Hotel
Ranked #17 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Tralee
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“West end location”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Location - Good for west end of city. 5 mins walk from Heuston Station & Luas Red Line. Airport buses leave from Heuston too. 15 mins walk to Kilmainham for Museum of Modern Art & Gaol. Located in non-residential, office area. A couple of bars near but otherwise pubs, cafes & restaurants in city central a 20 min walk, a Luas trip or a taxi ride.

Room - We upgraded to a Superior. Spacious room & huge bathroom. Comfortable bed. Very clean. Fairly sparsely furnished. We were located at the front of the hotel & although it wasn't too noisey we were aware of the Luas & traffic.

Staff - All very approachable & obliging. Early check-in (1.20pm) was not an issue.

Bar - Relaxing & comfortable. Very efficient staff, Unusually for a hotel bar it was comfortable and busy. Bar food reasonably priced (fish cakes, Irish Stew, salads, toasties, etc.

Breakfast - 2 choices. Continental for 9 euro or full Irish for 12, both buffet style. we had the continental which was the usual juice, cereal, breads, etc. Not brilliant but acceptable.

Room Tip: If I was staying again I would ask for a room at the rear, no view but quiet I would imagine.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

The last time I visited the Ashling I was not impressed! That was about 4 years ago, so when a friend suggested we go there for a bite to eat before we caught the train at Heuston I wasn't all that keen on going.
However I was very pleasantly surprised. The girl at reception was lovely, we sat in the lounge/bar and had tea and scones, (which were tasty and very resonable)
The decor is vastly different and much improved from what I had remembered, and the whole place felt like a different hotel, friendly, spotless and very relaxing. Had it not been for the train we could have happily stayed there for hours! Well done Ashling, I will be back again for a visit and perhaps a stay!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

This was our first trip to Dublin & won't be our last .The Ashling was perfect, from being upgraded
as it was my birthday, the gift of chocolates on my birthday ,to the delightful room with a view and excellent breakfasts. The staff both friendly and helpful.The location was ideal as it was so close to the stops for the Hop on/ Hop off buses and the Luas trams. Definitely will stay there again.

Room Tip: We were on the 5th floor with a great view over the city and had been upgraded to a King Superior ro...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cavan
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

This hotel is ideally located on the outskirts of the city centre on the Luas red line. We spent a couple of days in Dublin, parked the car up and just hopped on and off the Luas red line taking in shopping at the Jervais SC, The Guinness Store House, Kilmainham Jail and the Jameson Bewery. We felt like true tourists even though we only live an hour away!
The hotel was stunning from reception right up to our room on the 7th floor - got upgraded when they heard we were celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary. The room was very modern, very clean and extremely spacious. Our ensuite was the real treat, beautiful shower with rain water head, double sinks and a bath. Breakfast was the best breakfast I have ever had in and Irish hotel, Served buffet style but the selection of cold meats, cheeses, olives, fruits, juices and the traditional irish breakfast was fantastic. On one of our evenings we had bar food which again was another real treat. We ordered the seafood chowder which was a meal in itself and the guinness pie with home cut chips which came with a little shot of guinness, so so tasty... Having stayed in many hotels in Dublin down through the years I think its safe to say that from now on we will be staying at the Ashling Hotel.

Room Tip: The 7th floor is a real treat!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Burbank
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

We stayed for seven days at the Ashling and enjoyed it very much. The location to everything we used was the best. We used the train station to go to other places during the stay there. No complaints about the hotel at all. Well stay there again in a hart beat.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Cambridge
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Just had our second stay at the Ashling. Stayed last year & enjoyed it so came back again. As before the hotel was lovely, no complaints about our room, lovely and clean with a huge bed. We had the buffet breakfast and ate in the bar one evening. The bar food was very good, had a lovely home made burger. The hotel is a 15 - 20 min walk out of town but the Luas stops nearby and the tour buses stop across the road. If arriving from the airport the bus stops at Heuston station literally 2 mins walk which is really convenient. Would recommend that you have a meal at O'Neals bar near the tourist information office off Grafton St. The carvery is excellent and good value for money. Once again can't fault the hotel or the staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Stayed 3 nights and tried almost everything here. The breakfasts are excellent but the bar and restaurant food was dissapointing to say the least. Great location and the superior rooms were very nice but not so the standard ones. Also be aware that you cannot have a drink in the bar after 9pm if you have children, nor can you have a drink with guests after midnight!
Overall a good hotel ( Rachael at front desk was particularly helpful) with some silly rules.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: Ashling Hotel
Address: Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#17 Family Hotel in Dublin
#17 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#20 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ashling Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ashling is a stunning Dublin City hotel in a great central location adjacent to Heuston Station and on the Luas red line. International Award Winning 4 Star hotel Dublin incorporating 225 bedrooms including Deluxe Rooms and Suites, 180 seater Chesterfields Restaurant, stylish Iveagh Bar and extensive meeting rooms and conference facilities catering for up to 220 delegates.On Site Carparking, special overnight / 24 hour residents rate.Excellent location in the heart of historic Dublin City, beside the Phoenix Park, Europe's largest enclosed city park. The surrounding area is home to Dublin's premier attractions - Dublin Zoo, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Old Jameson Distillery, the National Museum of Ireland, Temple Bar along with shopping districts Grafton ad Henry Street are only a short stroll away.Close by for sporting and concert events is the famous Croke Park, Th 02, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and the Aviva Stadium at Lansdowne Road. ... more   less 
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