After spending half an hour standing at the front desk waiting to check in. We were eventually given our room key.
We had to go out the back of the hotel down an alley, passing a conservatory which was a storage cupboard, into a different building where our room was located.
This section was filthy, the skirting boards were hanging off, paint peeling off the walls, it didnt have a pleasent atmosphere. Entering our room it stank of cigarettes despite booking a non-smoking room. We immediately went back to reception.
The receptionist did not seem pleased. He offered us another room. This was in the same building as before but on the top floor. It was much better, no smoke smell and we had a phone call from reception to see if the room was ok. However, having the window open we often had a waft of cigarette smell.
The room was basic and filthy, but the bed was very comfortable!
The bathroom was tiny and stank of mould. The toilet handle was covered in limescale and the shower looked like it hadnt been cleaned in months. The shower was louder than a aeroplane taking off and spat water out at different temperatures.
Our bedsheets were covered in bits.
The security of the hotel was good, having to be buzzed in when coming home in the evening. However, the safety of our things was a concern, the hotel didnt ask for our names just room number and gave us the key straight away. We never saw the same receptionist.
The location of this hotel was good. Easy to get to the river, airport bus and very easy walking distance to Temple Bar and O'connell street.
We will definitely be visiting Dublin again but unfortunately will not be visiting this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Maple Hotel & Guesthouse in Dublin City is centrally located in the heart of the City on Gardiner Street, within an easy 5 minute walk from either Connolly train Station in Dublin or Bus Aras (central bus station) and only 10 minutes drive from Dublin Airport on the 'Airlink' bus service. Dublin's famous Temple Bar area and Trinity College are also within walking distance from this beautiful Dublin city centre hotel. O'Connell Street and Grafton Street all within a 5/10 minute walk. The Maple Hotel Dublin is a Bord-Failte approved Guesthouse located in the Dublin City centre with 39 well appointed en-suite bedrooms.•5 minute walk from Connolly Station•5 Minutes from Bus Aras (central bus station)•30 Minutes from Dublin Airport•5 /10 Minutes from Grafton Street & O'Connell Street. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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