I chose this hotel over other options almost solely on location as I was attending a conference in Dublin Castle which was less than 5 minutes walk away. Nevertheless at the price I still expected a good standard. Sorry to say that the hotel is in the distinctly average category. Nothing terribly wrong but so many things just not quite good enough. My double room was not large and so the space at the bottom of the bed was cluttered with mismatched furniture - a small table and 2 large upright chairs which looked like they were surplus to dining room requirements. There was an open hanging rail for clothes. The ironing board also hung from the rail - it was not full sized and was designed presumably to sit on a table - but my table was too small for the mini- board to stand on its legs. The centre light combined with a ceiling fan and could not be lit without the fan whirring , even though the room was not warm in early May. The bathroom is a good size ; the shower is good ; but oddly the only mirror is not over the sink. Shaving was a hit or miss affair. the TV has only 5 or so channels with no international options such as BBC; CNN. Although it was on the edge of Temple Bar there was little noise from visitors. However the bells from the church are indeed loud and chime on the quarter hour and from 6am there is street noise from what sounded like street cleaning or waste collection operations. As a singleton on a short 2-night business trip it was OK but if I was on a city break spending my own money I would be disappointed to have chosen this hotel. Dublin's attractions are compact enough to go slightly further afield and get better quality as I have done in the past.
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