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Academy Plaza Hotel
Ranked #43 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Very plush hotel, the lobby and bar area are wonderful!
Didn't realise just how good the location was, hop on hop off bus stops right opposite the hotel, this was very useful for us!
The hotel was just a base for us, but for the money I paid was thrilled. Rooms on the small side, but everything was clean and as needed. Only slept there!

Would deffo stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

This hotel is on a dead-end street that is impossible to find even with a GPS. God help you if you are driving a rental car, but in a taxi with a driver who knows the city, no problem. We had quad room for our family of four (very had to find in Europe), but it was roughly the equivalent of a standard bedroom in the States, with a double bed and two twins crammed into it. I slept with one of the kids because my husband and I were not going to fit in a double bed. The bathroom was very small with the shower in the corner (only separated by a shower, no walls or glass door). Wifi was iffy at best. Great location in central city with many shops and restaurants and across the street from bus tour. Staff was friendly but not too helpful with basic questions like, "Where's a family friendly restaurant?" Really a disappointment overall, glad we were only there for one night.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

This hotel is an example that first impression or appearance can' t decided the judgement, at first when the taxi stop in front of the hotel I did not liked what I saw, but then when we came in and check our room and the amenities I started changing my opinion. Then,in general this is nice hotel with good service and a good typical Irish breakfast, in a perfect location just around the corner where you can begin enjoying Dublin and it's personality.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank relaxHallandaleBeach
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Good location,but cheap hotel. Front staff were helpful and friendly. Room was very small and cramped. cable TV in the room never worked and was never addresses by the staff. pub inside the hotel the staff didn't care if your were waited on or not. breakfast was ok but no place to sit if a tour group was staying at the hotel and the staff wouldn't open up another seating area. overall not a good first impression of Ireland.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank fred b
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Lovely hotel, very nicely appointed rooms with good a/c. Comfortable bed, quiet, nice room size, and very clean. Beautiful roomy bathroom. Wonderful location, centrally located, easy access to taxis and restaurants! Great breakfast, you can add it on if not included. Helpful staff gave us great recommendation of tour to take since only there for 2 days before a cruise- the Paddy Wagon to Kilkeny. They were also very accommodating to let us register early since our flight got in that morning. Would highly recommend!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Mercedes D
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Public Rooms are in good order
Bedroom a little disappointing. A bit worn about the edges and in need of refurbishment.
Checking at reception in was efficient, smooth and without any problems.
The wi fi was free and the best connection I have ever experienced
Beware of the late night Disco nearby. The noise from the Disco proves that double glazing does work. You can cut out the din but then you stifle in the room through lack of air even with the Air Conditioner switched on. This made the bedroom most uncomfortable

We had a meal in the hotel restaurant called “Oscars”. The meal was OK but nothing special and I doubt I would eat there again.

Overall I thought the Hotel was pricey for what you had. Our stay did not represent good value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Extra small rooms, very clean. Stayed there as part of our tour. Convenient location, we walked around and saw quite a bit. Strolled through the Temple Bar and across the bridge. The staff was very helpful finding us a cab for a too early flight. Cab driver was great.
The hotel has a very nice bar, with nice staff.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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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: £62 - £205 (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):
BEST WESTERN PLUS ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is located in the heart of Dublin, just off the capital's main thoroughfare. This Best Western 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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