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Academy Plaza Hotel
Ranked #43 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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killiney
2 reviews
“great hotel great location”
Reviewed 15 January 2013

.i stayed at the academy plaza for almost a week over the newyears . the whole family really enjoyed it great place to stay to explore the city so central and yet in a quiet location just off o connell street were trthe staff were exceptional nice sergio in the restaurant and cathy in the bar.the rooms were very clean and the beds and the pillows were the comfiest i have ever slept it we found it very difficult to get out of them in the morning but we had to as the tasty breakfast downstairs was calling us and set us up for the day we will definetly will be back again

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

Stayed in the Academy Plaza Hotel recently and was very happy with my stay. The hotel is in an excellent location with all the major shops just a few mins stroll away. The hotel is very modern with all mod cons (the kids loved the free wifi and could play their games for hours). The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff very friendly and helpfull. We had a lovely breakfast each morning and found the dinner to be very tasty (had the lamb shank twice, it was so nice and reasonably priced) All in all a very enjoyable stay and will certanly return

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

This hotel was a great place to stay in Dublin, and it was in an ideal location, right off O'Connell Street. The rooms were clean, and the location is great too. My only complaint would be that our room was a bit noisy. We were on the sixth floor, and we could hear a lot of music and laughter from the bar next door. Other than the noise at night, it was a great stay. Temple Bar area in walking distance, especially if you want to take in the sights!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Comfortable hotel and decent location right on O’Connell street. It was a little far from city center, however that was nice because we were far away from Temple Bar with all the pubs and parties. We got our room upgraded on arrival which was nice. Would stay again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

COMFIEST hotel bed ever!!! We had a flying visit on a Friday night.. All the staff were very friendly and helpful...We found this hotel amazing value for a city centre hotel - would definitely stay here again! Small points and it would be nitpicking but the bar could have a better choice of wines..Also had to put the toilet lid down to flush it and the bathroom door opened awkwardly but overall, better than any hotels we've stayed in recently. Would recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

The excellent location and cleanliness have already been covered by previous reviews. I agree entirely with them except to mention that Temple Bar is more than a 5 minute walk, unless you're a speed walker - it's more like 15-20 minutes. Can't comment on noisiness to be heard from neighbouring rooms - maybe because they might have been vacant or the Guinness did its job! Our all male party, a group of '50 somethings', were well pleased with every aspect of the hotel and service, from the very helpful reservation staff (especially Edel), to the friendly and obliging reception staff when checking-out. All those in-between, eg management, chambermaids, night porters, bar and restaurant personnel, receptionists, and everyone else were great. Practical comments: early check-in is ok if your rooms are ready; Guinness €4.80 pint; bar closes about 12.30 - 1am, depending on how many are drinking; reasonably priced menus for Dublin, offering 'all you can eat' cooked Irish breakfast at €9.90 and pretty good evening meals (10oz ribeye streak €15- €17?) till about 9pm, I think. Smoking room on request which was not contaminated by stale smoke or tobacco staining etc; ironing board in room; free security safe facilities; shower/shampoo gel provided; clean towels & rooms cleaned everyday; lively sports bar next door, mainly used by youngsters. We were not leaving until 5 hours after the check-out time, but there was no problem in leaving our baggage in a secure area. All in all, a highly recommended place to stay - compliments to the operators and staff - you deserve at least a 4* rating!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 January 2013 via mobile

Not a bad word to be said about this hotel, lovely helpful staff, clean hotel, rooms cleaned everyday with fresh bedding and towels! Arrived at 10am expecting to leave bags in luggage room until check in time (at 3pm) and to our surprise they checked us in early! Which was great! And upgraded us to king size room! :-) all in all a great stay and without a doubt would stay here again! Oh and its in a perfect location too!!

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Property: Academy Plaza Hotel
Address: 10 - 14 Findlater Place | Off Upper O'Connell St, Dublin D01 X2X0, Ireland (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Dublin
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#56 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Academy Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is located in the heart of Dublin, just off the capital's main thoroughfare. Our hotel boasts 304 stunning new bedrooms and suites, with modern facilities in all rooms. Hotel amenities include a stunning marbled lobby, Sir Harry’s Grill Bar & Bistro, 5 meeting rooms, an On Site Fitness Room, Beauty Salon and complimentary WiFi access throughout the entire hotel. ... more   less 
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