This hotel is clean and modern and situated just around the corner from were AirCoach drop you in Upper O'Connell Street. In addition, the green hop on/hop off buses actually start and stop from across the road. Apart from that Busaras and Connolly Station are within 15/20 mins walk.
I had asked for a quiet room (but I think the hotel is generally in a quiet road), and was given one overlooking a small courtyard which was perfect. I liked everything about the hotel except - and it's a very small exception - the hairdryer in the bathroom which is one of those hotel-type mounted ones that makes hair styling difficult. I'm average female height and if you were any smaller than me, you would find it difficult to manage with this.
Excellent hotel and I would definitely stay there again. I was woken up once in my 2-night stay, but it was (cough) just someone enjoying herself rather too much. Not the fault of the hotel. In general noise levels were fine with little corridor noise.
I particularly liked the decor in the room as well - an African theme with 'leopard' fabric on one chair and the bed headboard in 'ostrich' type fabric and good thick interlined curtains and a fair-size TV. The room and bathroom were a good size and I was very pleased with the whole thing.
Going back towards the Spire/Liffey there is a vast shopping centre off O'Connell and a Tesco Express in Parnell St. Also a Lidl fairly close, so you can get some food for a cheaper breakfast or supper from there (as Dublin is hugely expensive).
- 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:
- Best Western Dublin
- Dublin Best Western