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“Weird Bathroom Arrangements, Rubbish Nightime Reception Staff”
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Park Inn Dublin
Ranked #110 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Lincolnshire
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47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Weird Bathroom Arrangements, Rubbish Nightime Reception Staff”
Reviewed 30 June 2008

Stayed with 3 girlfriends for a couple of nights. At first glance rooms look pretty smart, but you soon realise that the trendiness does not make for practical bathroom arrangements. The sink is outside the bathroom - the trendy opaque glass having been purposely cut that way to allow, and the bathroom offers hardly any privacy in that its an obscure glass door with an inch gap all the way round and no lock! Reception staff during the day hardly spoke - not very friendly - and by 4 pm there was never anyone there - too busy chatting with their mates in the bar. When we did attract someones attention to call a taxi, he suggested we walk instead. (not good for girls on their own, in the rain & wearing heels). Its a good 20 minute walk to Temple Bar, or a 10 Euro taxi ride!

  • Liked — Not too expensive in an expensive city
  • Disliked — Bathroom arrangements
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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Leeds, UK
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Reviewed 16 June 2008

Stopped one night and paid £90.00 for single room as travelling to see Leonard Cohen in Dublin.

The hotel is in a slightly run down area, and there were a good few drunks and homeless folk hanging about but is pretty centrally based right by Jamesons and 10 mins walk to the hub.

Within 20 seconds walk, there is a subway, large spa and a cafe.

The Hotel itself, for all the strong decor and painting seemed a little sterile and the staff whilst efficient were a little distant and wooden. If you expect a famous Irish welcome, don't come here as all the staff are Polish!

The room was pleasantly large and the facilities were impressive with Cable TV, Kettle and CD player. However, the Shower door did not close propery, the towels were cheap and hard I didn't like the wash basin in the bed room!

Whilst the room and linen were clean, everything seemed a little jaded and tired.

Breakfast was adequate, but once again sterile.

Ok for a 1/2 night stay, but the ambiance reminded me more Travel Lodge than Boutique! Not one for a romantic Dublin trip but served my needs fine.

  • Liked — Served its purpose and functional
  • Disliked — Sterile
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled solo
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Galway
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2008

Good enough hotel which used to be Chief O'Neills a while back,............however a couple of members of the hotel staff has about as much idea about customer service as Bambi skating on ice?????????
also an FYI..........how can a hotel bar be shut by 11pm??????

  • Liked — Staff and location location location!!!!
  • Disliked — Sta
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled on business
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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68 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2008

I stayed at Park Inn / Smith Village during St Patrick's day 2008.

The area was OK since I got a good price but I would NOT pay 150/180 euros per night as otherwise advertised.

To say the least the hotel is FUNKY with some unique designs. Having the sink next to bed maybe OK when travelling by oneself but otherwise. The shower leaked all over the rest of the glass encased bathroom

The room was efficient but the TV set was from the 70's and there was NO TV signal whatsoever during my stay.

The bar downstairs seems to be lively but that noisy reaches the sleeping rooms. Smith Village has NO character at all.

There is epicurian deli/supermarket accross the plaza as well as a corner store. There is an cheap internet service provider next door to the hotel.

It will cost 1.50 euro to take the tramway (luas) to the city center but it is only a couple of stops ... I was able to walk most of the time except late at night.

  • Liked — Proximity to city center
  • Disliked — the area Smithfield Village
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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Thank chiliyo
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2008

Great value for money. 5 mins walk to the centre. Area lacks a little character, but there is a really good cafe 2 mins walk from the hotel and a good supermarket and pub. Dublin is very expensive so this place is a bargin.
The room was modern and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. Would really recommened it.

  • Liked — value for money
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mincimoo
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2008

We stayed here in March 08 for 3 nights. We booked into one of the penthouse rooms, which I must say was brilliant! Jacussi in the bathroom, and a nice rooftop balcony overlooking the square, as well as a sitting area. Kingsize bed which was fab, and not too expensive when you compare to a standard room in some of the other hotels.

The food was average, nothing exciting. We went over the road to Fresh for breakfast each morning as it was much cheaper, and couldn't be criticised at all!

The only down points were that the room smelt very smoky, as I think the guests before us had smoked in there. It was also not really in the best area. Although a lot has been done in the area to bring it back to life, you still can't hide the fact it is a bit run down. Its also a bit out of town, which if you don't mind walking isn't a problem, and there's always the luas to get you towards Henry Street and O'Connell Street. Just bear in mind, it doesn't go over towards Grafton Street or Temple Bar.

I'd stay here again, but only if I couldn't get a hotel on the South of the River!!

  • Liked — The room was amazing!
  • Disliked — Location not great
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank rsw_88
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DUBLIN
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2008

Paid little so expected little at this hotel . Check in was ok when the lady decided to stop the photocopying and check me in so went up to the room on the 2nd floor and walked through the hallway decorated with in red walls and dim lights it reminded me of a few places I visited on a stag weekend in Prague !! so went to the rooms described by some as "Funky" but I cant see what's funky about a dirty metal sink stuck in the middle of my bedroom. The carpet was a work out art with its various stains everywhere so if this sort of decoration is up your street then look no further! or perhaps you prefer the grey bathrooms with chipped tiles again another "Funky" touch ! I stayed here on Easter Sunday so the hotel kindly arranged for my "holy" bed sheets to be in the room (Literally with holes!) they were the worst aspects I wont go into anymore bad points . So were there any good points ? yes the highlight was checking out but its not all that bad the location is pretty good close to the action but not too close ! then my room had a hifi which was a nice touch especially as the TV was small and the picture was not the best. Breakfast was basic but ok . I would not put anyone off booking the hotel just be aware of the comments .

  • Liked — bar
  • Disliked — stains
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled on business
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Thank EYESPYDublin
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Property: Park Inn Dublin
Address: Smithfield Village, Dublin 7, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #110 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary Hotel situated in the heart of Smithfield Village, a cultural & residential complex with bars, restaurants & shops. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Park Inn Dublin Hotel Dublin
Dublin Park Inn
Chief o Neills

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