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Park Inn Dublin
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Park Inn Dublin
Ranked #114 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Reviewed 12 February 2009

I booked this hotel through expedia.es, the hotel was duly paid for and the room availability was confirmed.
However, on the day I was leaving for Dublin (i.e. on the very same day i was supposed to stay at this hotel) I wrote a mail to the hotel to let them know about my late arrival due to the airline schedule...
well, a couple of hours later, I received a mail from the hotel saying that they were sorry but due to some problems they were experiencing at their hotel (the nature of the problems was never disclosed to me) my travel partner and I were relocated to the Radisson SAS Royal. After I contacted the Radisson and discovered that there was no room under my name in their hotel, the Park Inn staff contacted me again, via e-mail (not considering that I might not be able to check my e-mail on the day I was supposed to travel abroad) this time too, and told me that our room now was at the Harcourt Hotel (no explanations given, this time too!).
We arrived at the Harcourt and, obviously, the room given to us was not the one we originally booked (we clearly stated we wanted a double room) and we were given a twin bedroom...but this is a new story, and I will review it on the appropriate page.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank XDZ
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Reviewed 8 December 2008

Arrived fairly late at night and night time staff had no recommendations at all for a close place to eat. Came to find out that most pubs/ restaurants in Dublin stop serving food at midnight so beware. Hotel located in a run down part of town but felt safe with my husband while there. Had purchased a freedom bus card online and did not use it except once...the Luas tram is a stones throw from the hotel so I recommend that you purchase one of those at the tram stop (vending machine) instead. Did like how close the Luas was to the hotel and came fairly often to get you into the city center in less than 10 mins. The hotel room itself had worn out, dirty carpeting. The sheets were clean and the bed comfortable. TV with English channels...got to watch Cops and Law and Order in one night. The water pressure in the shower was good but the gap in the door separating the bathroom from the room is fairly large..can see and hear everything. The main room doors don't close properly without a forceful tug to close it completely. Came home one day to find that the housekeeping staff did not close our door completely so our room was unlocked the whole time we were out sightseeing (few hours) but luckily nothing was taken. Paid about 70 dollars a night for our room and would say it was decent price for a place to stay that was safe and close to the city center. Ps. you have to pay for internet here but we found a little store across the walkway from the hotel that has great bagels/pastries for breakfast...at a much lower cost than the hotel breakfast ...and free wireless internet was obtainable from the hotel located next to the store...score!

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank yeltml
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Reviewed 6 December 2008

Room didn't have the facilities advertised, I knew it wouldn't be that good when I opened the cupboard to put the clothes away and the handle fell off. !! The so called plasma screen and the tower cd deck was like a thing from the sixties. Waited 6 hours for the remote control batteries to be checked and when I asked again the guy said, "[--] I forgot". No sorry or anything.
The so called jacuzzi had loose tiles all around and the 'sky view' was so obscure and covered with bird droppings you'd be lucky to see King Kong if he was were up there !!
The breakfast was, as the guy on reception put it when he forgot the batteries.
Overall in our opinion; the guy on reception was right !
ps. photos taken and maybe used in evidence.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank shipel
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Reviewed 1 December 2008

We have just returned from a weekend in Dublin, fantastic city lovely friendly people just a shame the hotel staff were not!!! the staff on reception always greeted with a goodmorning or hello but the waiting staff at breakfast looked positivley bored and uninterested with you and the job, we came in late one night and thought we would have a night cap at the bar it had no atmosphere and the barman really had no sense of humour and wanted us out so he could go home....no customer service skills what so ever!!!!!!! On a plus point it means that you would rather go out and find a great bar with loads of character and life than spend time in the hotel.Rooms are clean but really hot with a heater we couldnt turn down and a shower that leaked all over the bathroom, the rooms are basic but a good base to see the city from, not a place for a romantic get away.The hotel however is in a good location built in a wonderfull building with a great bar on the corner which has to be Dublins best kept secret The Cobblestones( the guinness was the best we tried)a must!!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank kimmy74
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Reviewed 18 November 2008

Stayed here for 2 nights while in town for the All Blacks v Ireland rugby. Arrived on the Friday just after midday and our room was ready to check-in to. We were in Room 410 which faced the market area out the front. It was large with funky décor. Didn’t have a problem with the sink in the room but why??? Bathroom was a bit tired though – some tiles starting to fall off and the bottom of the shower was a bit mouldy. There was no air con so my fiancé got too hot at night which meant we had to sleep with the windows open which was a bit noisy early morning as they were assembling a temporary ice skating rink outside. Curtains would be better than the blinds which let in too much light around the edges (the lighting in the market area outside is quite bright at night). Only a 10 minute walk or 5 minute tram ride into the more central areas of Dublin. Good value.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sygnet
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Reviewed 5 September 2008

I stayed in this hotel 3 weeks ago for 2 nights. The location was perfect as I was attending the theatre as my nephew was acting in a play.

The room was really funky and cool. great beds, very clean. nice view of the smithfield market square. the staff were very nice. i ate breakfast on both mornings and the full irish went down well. had an evening meal aswell. very reasonably prices considering this is dublin city centre!!

the tram line is like a stone throw from the hotel which brings you straight to city centre. I walked the 2nd day and it only took 10 mins to get to temple bar for a few pints of guinness before the performance.

will be staying here again the next time i need to visit dublin. good value for money......FINALLY!!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled on business
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Thank Dunn0cks
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Reviewed 25 August 2008

I stayed here for one night while attending a concert in Phoneix Park - this hoel was a great location for that.

The accomodation was reaonsable priced at 95 EUR (but this didnt include breakfast) The rooms were comfortable and modern.

I ate in the bar and the food was fine and the service was acceptable.

I would recommend this for business travelers and weekend breaks

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Thank mazpaz
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Additional Information about 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 #114 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range: £27 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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