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Academy Plaza Hotel
Ranked #43 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 February 2014

My daughter and I just returned from an overnight at this hotel and I was impressed enough to write a rare review. The room was bright and cheery and the people were extremely nice. Everything was clean, and the location was perfect for both walking around and catching a shuttle to the airport. Loved what we saw and we'll be back!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Dear 2ForDinner

We am delighted to read just how much you enjoyed staying with us. Our hotel is a fantastic hotel to explore dublin city and it is a firm favourite throughout the year for many many people looking to head out to see what Dublin City has to offer.

Thank you so much for you five star review. Please stop by the desk where myself or one of the team can personally thank you on your return for your 5 star review.

Should you wish to discuss anything further please do so on wecare@academyplazahotel.ie

Warm Regards
Séamus Brennan
Deputy Manager

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Couldn't get a better location for the price! We spent 5 nights in this hotel! The bus stop is immediately outside the hotel, it is a few minutes walking distance of Temple Bar, and is right off the major street O'connell. The staff is friendly and helpful and the room is clean. I would definitely recommend this hotel to a friend! The only reason I did not give this hotel a 5* is because they do not offer parking. We had to pay 12.50 Euro a day to park.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Dear Anna W

We are just delighted to receive your wonderful review. And thank you for also mentioning our wonderful staff. They honestly love to read all these positive comments. The appreciation you and other guest show for them goes a long way in helping all of us understand how much we love customer care here and why we do it. We do not have a car park in the hotel, but I am glad to see you did use the adjacent one across the street from us, where I see you did avail of the special rate we are lucky to get in Dublin city.

We would love if you were ever back in Dublin City centre to pick us again as your hotel of choice and be sure to let your friend know to stop by the desk where we can pass on our thanks to you and welcome them to Dublin.

Warm Regards
Séamus Brennan
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We stayed in Dublin for a weekend last week and were really pleased with the hotel. The location is ideal, just off O'Connell street and within walking distance of all the main sights. The room was nice and clean, the bed extremely comfortable and the bathroom was excellent too. The staff were extremely helpful and nice and looked after us brilliantly, we'll definitely be back.

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Thank DanC87
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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Dear DanC87

Thank you for you review and for sharing how much you enjoyed staying with us and Dublin City Centre. Our location make us an ideal base to get out and see Dublin city. What we are also very proud of is our very helpful and informative staff and I am bald to see we looked after you brilliantly.

We look forward to welcoming you back and offering you the same level of comfort and service.

Best Regards
Séamus Brennan
Deputy Manager

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

I was very surprised as to the quality, I was sort of expecting a disappointment. But to my surprise the rooms were very clean the staff was friendly. It is in a great location downtown. However, be sure to ask for a quite room, the room next door to us were up all night and morning, and we had to wake up at 5am for a flight and our neighbors had not yet gone to bed.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Dear mcdrc23

Thank you for sharing your review with us and what I am very glad to see is how much you enjoyed staying with us. Our location is enough to win anyone over, however we are so fortunate to have such a wonderful and supportive team with us, helping each other and working towards offering all our guests with a great guest experience.

We are so thrilled and thank you for your review.

Should you wish to discuss anything else please do so on wecare@academyplazahotel.ie

Warm Regards
Séamus Brennan
Deputy Manager

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Just spent 3 nights here. Just off O' Connell Street so perfectly placed to see all the sights of Dublin. We were given a very small twin room so I asked if there was a larger one available. The staff very kindly organised a triple room which was so much better. The room was quiet, clean and the only comment in the negative was that the TV could have been a little larger. Did not eat at the hotel but it all looked very nice. Please note: take your own shampoo as they supply liquid soap for the shower but nothing else. Have free use of computers in the foyer which was great and the Airlink bus stops right outside. Perfect!
For those of you who like a drink in your room prior to a night on the town there is an ice machine in the basement which is not advertised.

Room Tip: Just ask if you are not satisfied with what you are given. If they can help they will.
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We were really impressed with the hotel. Staff were friendly, bus stop right outside for the airport, great bar and great room!!! We liked the location as we did lots of walking and oconnell street was the link to everywhere!!! When I plan to go again this hotel will be where I stay. Already recommended to someone visiting in a few months...

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Thank Mrswells19
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We have just returned from a weekend in Dublin and had a great stay at this hotel. The airport bus stops right outside which was very convenient and the hotel is located in a quiet road just off O’Connell Street – it is only a 10-15 minute walk to the Temple Bar area and not too far from many other sights.

Check in went smoothly and the staff were very helpful. We stayed in a small double which was absolutely tiny although we were expecting this! The room was clean though with a good shower and tea/coffee making facilities which was a nice bonus.

There is a good selection at breakfast with hot food on offer as well as a variety of cereals and bread.

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Additional Information about 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Dublin
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#56 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £63 - £221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Academy Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is a family run business located in the heart of Dublin. Just off O'Connell street it is well connected to all means of transportation and a walking distance from Temple Bar, Croke park, business district as well as Dublin business convention centre. Our hotel has 304 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites, with modern facilities in all rooms as well as a number of accessible rooms. Hotel amenities include a stunning marbled lobby, Sir Harry’s Grill Bar & Bistro, 5 meeting rooms, a fitness room and complimentary WiFi access throughout the entire hotel. Our friendly staff provides excellent guest service with genuine friendliness and integrity so weather you re visiting for leisure or business it is the perfect place to stay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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