Booked this hotel because of the leisure centre mainly even though it was a bit out of the city, regret it now as it is a good bit out and we were in and out, in 2 days we raked up about 25£ each in taxi/bus fees. On arrival I remembered I satayed at this hotel in 2007 and had the worst hotel stay I have ever had, absoutly horrible. But this time in 2013 it was clear renovation work had been done. Reception area immaculate, staff very very friendly. Asked for a room upgraded as stated on the website,it says if available you could have, we were told they were all booked. LIE! I checked the booking engine and they had loads available to book for that night!
Went to room, well look, clean and comfortable, but paint was diffrent in places and if you looked at the wall in the right light you could read "English out". Too had for cleaners to spot but it was wrote on the wall mabey by a dirty finger of a previous guest. Went to leisure centre, vey nice. TOP CLASS! friendly staff however be sure to get back your towel deposit of 1 euro as they arent forthcoming with it as they can be busy when you return the towel. Shame you have to leave the hotel to get to the leisure centre 1 minute walk, but it is worth it, few tiles missing in the pool but nothing major.
Staff left an executive room open by mistake I went in for a look, really comfortable and amazing resiliant carpets, hopefully there is an on going renovation plan for the hotel to get every room to this standard. Now security, but of an issue, we came home from a night club, were not asking by reception who we were, we just went straight for the lift to our rooms, there were 2 young men were walking the halls on our floor. Asking us did we have vokda where was our room etc. We were scared and went down a floor then came back up and sneaked into our rooms without them seeing us. We said it to the reception the next day, they said they would check the cameras but they didnt really take on board the point that they were letting anybody walk into the hotel at any hour of the night. Never got back to us on the findings either, however were again very freindly. Breckfast is okay, nothing amazing, but nice selection. On our second day there a member of our party fell violently sick, she couldnt leave the room. The next day our train was at 5pm. We asked for an extended checkout so we would not have to drag her into town to wait for the train. Recption gave us an extention.
Overall this hotel has the right attitude and hopefully will get to where they want to be with more renovstion, cant change the location to closer to town but if it was closer to town id stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Regency Hotel is a Superior 3 * leisure & business hotel located on the north side of Dublin City. The Flagship Hotel of the McGettigan Family Group, it enjoys a prime location midway between Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport offering easy access to all that the bustling city of Dublin has to offer. Located just a short walk from Croke Park, home of the GAA and venue for major sporting and music events, The Regency is also just a quick taxi journey from the new 3 Arena or Aviva Stadium for Rugby & Soccer fans, leaving you in the perfect location for all major Dublin events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regency Hotel Dublin
- Regency Dublin
- Regency Airport Hotel