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Handels Hotel Temple Bar
Ranked #58 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Northants, UK
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Superb location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed two nights here which is across the road from Christchurch cathedral. Brilliant location for the city & temple bar area - only 5 mins walk to the centre of temple bar which means the hotel is very close but actually lovely & quiet.
Stylish & very clean & well maintained rooms.
All the staff we met were very friendly & the lady on reception as we checked in was exceptionally helpful, getting a map, pointing out the main areas making recommendations of places to see, go,& eat. All the recommendations we took up were excellent - Queen of Tarts cake shop, Gogarty's for music etc...
Would stay there again if visiting the city

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Racmar
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GFH-Manager, General Manager at Handels Hotel Temple Bar, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear Racmar,

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate getting feedback from our guests.

I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to provide you with enjoyable recommendations.
We hope you will think of us should you choose to return to Dublin.

Kind Regards,

Alexandru Hurduc
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Pros:Lovely little hotel which was really handy to Temple Bar and the Liffey. The staff were all really helpful, and the room was good. Very quiet as there were no long corridors.
Be aware that there is hotel next door with live music every night.Ask for a room away from the pub.
Cons:Breakfast could be better.Needs someone in charge to ensure smooth service. Constantly empty containers took a long time to be filled.Cooked food was lovely.
A lot of stairs for anyone not too active.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Graduate1112
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GFH-Manager, General Manager at Handels Hotel Temple Bar, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear Graduate1112,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We greatly value the feedback that we get from our customers.
I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your room and that our reception team were friendly, I am however very sorry that you found breakfast to be unsatisfactory.
I have passed on your thoughts and we are doing our best to ensure that all aspects of our hotel live up to the high standards that we expect.
I hope that you will keep us in mind should you return to Dublin.

Kind Regards,
Alexandru Hurduc
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Napa Valley, California
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Stayed here for 4 days in July 2014. Perfect location, comfortable accommodations. We were on the 1st floor, facing the street. The room was spacious and had very generous storage space- lots of drawers and great closet space - something we did not have anywhere else. It is on the edge of Temple Bar, there is a pub 1 door away and the bells from Christ Church Cathedral sound all nite - BUT ear plugs block everything so no issues at all!
The room was clean and in good condition. Can not say enough about the WONDERFUL staff - everyone very friendly and very helpful - especially Javier! We did not eat breakfast there or have drinks in the bar - but they both looked to be very nice areas of the hotel.
The only reason I can not rate them a full 5 points is because of the daily housekeeping. It was very, ( VERY) " minimal". They made the beds and brought fresh towels - that was about it. They left used dishes for 2 days, did not vacume until we asked on the 3rd day ( lots of crumbs from late nite snacking and some dirt from our shoes) and never CLEANED the shower, toilet or sink area with any cleaning products. (looks like they maybe wiped them quickly with a cloth - but not CLEANED).
I would highly recommend this hotel - just bring your own Clorex Cleaning wipes for the bathroom sink/toilet.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank catdancin55
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GFH-Manager, General Manager at Handels Hotel Temple Bar, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear catdancin55,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. It is so important to us to receive the feedback from our guests.
We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, we are very fortunate with our location and I will pass on your compliments to our staff.

I am very sorry to hear that you had an issue with the cleaning, this is not up to the high standards that we strive to achieve and I will ensure that it is brought up and remedied.
I hope that you will return to stay with us soon and that you will be pleased with the changes.

Alexandru Hurduc
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Williamtown, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Hot night with no air conditioning and overhead fan wired to the light switch. Had to sleep all night with the light on to get some relief. Quilt with no upper sheet. All or nothing - very hot.
Hot water to shower ran out after one use. Plenty at the basin!!! Very noisy location, drunks from Temple Bar pubs screaming all night, couldn't sleep with the windows closed because of the problems above.
Difficult entry for people with luggage.
On the plus - great location, staff very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FighterWorld
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We rented a 2-bedroom apartment for 4 days, the space was very comfortable and the staff were extremely friendly. The apartment included a washer and oven, (both worked once I found the manuals online), and excellent wifi. But the absolute highlight is the location. Everything is extremely walkable from this hotel. I highly recommend you try Queen of Tarts around the corner.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Jennifer S
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GFH-Manager, General Manager at Handels Hotel Temple Bar, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear Jennifer S,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave this review and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Alexandru Hurduc
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melbourne
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52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Nice 3 star hotel. Staff were wonderful and extremely helpful and nice. It was a hot day and unfortunately our room was boiling hot as the hotel does not have air conditioning at this stage although I believe they are about to install. Wifi reception is available but poor signal. Our mini bar fridge was not working so all the drinks were hot. Room was cramped as we had 3 single beds instead of a double or two singles. It also overlooked the back of a pub so had dustbins and glass bottles being dumped into the rubbish until around 11:30pm. Location is terrific as it is just off the main area of Temple bar so other then the noise at the back if the pub it is very quiet.

Room Tip: Usually I would recommend the back rooms as the quieter ones but if you want to sleep before 11:30pm...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank caro00
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sydney
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131 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

this hotel is located at one end of the Temple Bar area of Dublin. Its in a great spot to explore the city on foot and is close to many eateries and bars.
The room was clean and comfortable and quite large. the staff were terrific and always helpful,. the hotel has an arrangement with the Christchurch parking station so you can park your car securely . It was a great place to stay.

Room Tip: We were on the 4th floor and the room was fabulous.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SydneyCath
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GFH-Manager, General Manager at Handels Hotel Temple Bar, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear SydneyCath,

I really appreciate you taking the time to leave us this review.

I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. The car park has proved to be very convenient for our guests and we are very fortunate with our location.
We hope to see you again in the future,

Kind Regards,

Alexandru Hurduc
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Property: Handels Hotel Temple Bar
Address: 16 - 18 Fishamble Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly George Frederic Handel Hotel)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Temple Bar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #58 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Handels Hotel Temple Bar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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