My brother and I visited Ireland from 21 - 25 September for the Ryder Cup and we started planning the trip ~2 weeks prior. We did not have many options and settled on the Ashling primarily due to the somewhat favorable posts. The hotel really is about a 20 minute walk at a leisurely pace or a 12 minute walk at a fast clip. I recommend taking the foot path that runs parallel to the tram tracks to avoid the lights, deisel fumes and dirt.
The hotel is not bad with most amenities you would expect and a mostly helpful staff. The rooms are quite small for two 6' plus athletic guys (we booked a triple as we needed/wanted 2 beds) but the bathrooms were large enough and the beds and pillows were fine. The street behing the hotel is loud pretty much all day and, wjile it wasn't warm, the room did get quite warm and stuffy and with no AC, the only option was to open the window the scant crack allowed to let fresh air in. I would rate the rooms a 2.5 out of 5 - very average and as we were there during the REALLY high season, they jacked the rates up to 220 Euro/night!! OUCH!!
OK, the Guiness lounge was great, good food, good beer and a lot of fun and seemingly open 24/7. Great staff and filled with TV's for the Ryder Cup, almost like being there!!
In conclusion, if I were to visit Dublin again (and I highly doubt that I will) I would opt to stay in a town outside that is in close proximity to a rail line and just come in for the day.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Dublin
- Dublin Best Western
- Ashling Hotel Dublin