I've been staying here for a few weeks for work, and overall it's a nice place to stay, although details could be looked at.
The good: a huge park on the back, being in Ballsbridge (nice area), nice big comfy beds, and towels replaced every day without asking. Decent breakfast too with a choice of fruit, ham, toasts, sausages, bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, yogurts, cereals, juices, the lot.
The bad: prehistoric tv sets in the bedrooms, with extortionate prices for movies or playing with a (lol) Playstation 1 (8 euros per hour). No kettle/tea/coffee in the room. Furniture decidedly tired. No iron either, which is ridiculous considering most of their clients are business men in suit that need to have a decent shirt to wear in the morning.
The ugly: No wifi in the rooms apart from the 5th floor, of course paid for with expensive vouchers. There's a cabled connection at 10 euros per day (and you have to borrow an ethernet cable from the reception to use it), slow as hell and works when it wants to. This is not acceptable in a business hotel, especially when there are youth hostels giving free reliable wifi all over the place!
So, if they'd add an iron in the rooms and free wifi this could be an excellent business choice for a stay.
Top tip: if you go in the lobby, between the reception and the right end and outside the right end by the fountain there's coverage with an unprotected NETGEAR network. Works 10 times better than their official one, I guess it's broadcasting from a neighbour living around the hotel, let's hope it lasts as it has been my last resort multiple times.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern 4 star hotel located in the heart of Ballsbridge. Overlooking 48 acres of leafy Herbert Park, Herbert Park Hotel offers a unique setting in the centre of Dublin. Minutes on foot to the Aviva Stadium and RDS and minutes by car, bus or train to The CCD and the city centre, the location is ideal for business and leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Herbert Park Dublin
- Hotel Herbert Park