We stayed her on August 24 because I had realized that I was missing a nights stay during our trip to Ireland! Major mistake on my part, so we were frantically looking online for a room for the evening. We stumbled across this hotel, it was the best price (which was still wayyyyyy inflated due to it being the weekend of the Mayo/Tyrone semifinal game), and it was close to our drop off point to our previous tour. When we arrived at the hotel, the lady who worked the front desk was cheerful and lovely not only to us, but every guest I saw her interact with. I think she felt sorry for us that we were paying the inflated price we were because she threw in a breakfast for each of us the next morning, and thank goodness she did! Firstly, the breakfast was a delicious continental Irish breakfast buffet with lots of variety of breakfast foods, hot and cold drinks, fruits and bread. Secondly, this is where we found out about the game. Virtually every guest was Irish (a bonus for us Canadians) wearing a Mayo jersey. I asked a neighbouring table what was happening and he told us it was the semifinals for Gaelic Football. We went back to the lovely receptionist for info on the game. She was so pleased that we would be interested in the game, it made us more excited to check it out. She gave us walking directions to Croke Park and told us how to buy tickets. The hotel was a 25 minute walk to the park, perfect!
As for the actual room, it gave us all we needed. The bed was cozy, the room and bathroom were clean. The television was a small flat screen. The lobby is spacious with cozy chairs everywhere. Wifi is free but only works in the lobby. The hallways are run down but we were just happy to get a room. There is a hair dryer in the room.
The hotel is a 20 minute walk to Temple Bar. The actual stretch the hotel is on is a bit dodgy in the evening, not unsafe, just a bit ugly later on.
If the receptionist wasn't so amazing, I'd probably rate the hotel 3.5, I wish I got her name so her management could praise her. We would definitely stay here again for a better price :) by the way, we paid 138 euro for one night stay.
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