Booked this hotel on a late deal and we were delighted.
We took the bus from the airport and were dropped just around the corner form the hotel. We were greeted with a friendly welcome and even though we arrived at 8.30 am we were given our room - so had a cup of tea and went out to experience Dublin. Bedroom small but décor great, the bathroom was brand new and the room was spotless, bed so comfy and pillows also!!! Tea, coffee, kettle etc replaced daily. Clean towels daily. Shampoo and shower gels on the wall dispensers - no conditioner though.
Breakfast in the hotel was fabulous - deals of breakfast were two for one, buffet style, but all hot and refreshed! Hot croissants and hot rolls, lovely staff who were only too willing to help!!
The hotel is at the top of O'Connell Street - near to the shopping centre, right outside the bus stop for the hop on hop off bus tours!! Excellent position.
We walked for miles right along the river and to all the tourists spots - recommend Guinness Storehouse tour, the Jameson Factory (be a taster), Temple Bar area for eating and drinking - lots of fabulous bars with Irish dancers, Irish music - fiddles, guitars, banjos, squeezy boxes!!! All amazing but I will say this is the most expensive city I have been too!!
Ask the staff where sites are and they print off maps give directions - fab team. You will not be disappointed and we would stay again.
Don't bother seeing 'Wicked' musical - theatre and the theatre area nice but show disappointing!!! Better off spending your money in one of the bars with music!!
Lots of restaurants offering early bird deals 5 - 7pm so look out for them. If you pick up maps deals in the maps - Bad A.. restaurants 2 for 1 one pizza really good!!!!!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Dublin
- Dublin Best Western