Great location central to all places to visit (mile or so away from some)
Aircoach No 700 from the Airport location 13, stops just around the corner from the hotel, 50 yards only 12 euros open return back to the airport. Only takes 15/20 minutes (non-rush hour).
The Green hop on/off tour bus stops outside the hotel, 18 euros each for 2 days. Well worth it if you plan to visit 3 or 4 places as tram was 3.20 euros each to Jamesons Distillery.
The staff are great very nice and try to make your stay a very enjoyable one.
We upgraded from a standard double to a double room. The rooms are bigger but they vary a lot and you will be very lucky if you get a room like one in the picture with a bath, probably just a small shower only. Need to improve the web pictures and room information a lot.
Our rooms were very clean and comfy so very good for a 3 star but the double beds are twin beds pushed together.
The bar was very pricey, it's a shame, due to the price we did not stay in the hotel much.
We went to Murray's bar around the corner (out of the hotel, turn right and 20 yards on your right). We had full Irish breakfast at approx. 9.90 e included drink coffee and orange with toast. Not the biggest breakfast but very good quality. Evening meals were very good except the Fish & Chips. The chicken wings and chips were more than enough for a main meal. Agreat location for the hotel with live traditional music every night we were there.
We all know Dublin is very expensive but we saved £300.00 + by going Monday to Wednesday. The weekend rates are pathetic but that is the same for all hotels in Dublin.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would go back again.
- 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