Planned a surprise trip to Dublin for my boyfriend's 30th birthday and so spent aaages researching hotels etc trying to decide the best to stay in. Had my concerns with so many reviews complaining about the noise so emailed the hotel direct to enquire what would be happening around the time of our stay - lady called Bernice responded to all my emails and was a great help, nothing was too much trouble for her and she really did seem to do all she could to assist me - this was proven when upon arrival and being shown to our room, we had been given one of their luxury super spacious rooms with a king size bed and single bed...... unfortunately there was some renovation work taking place on our floor which we had not been made aware of and it was incredibly noisy, but a quick visit to reception and they were more than happy to move us - to ensure we were moved to an identical room all they could offer at the time was the same room but on the smoking floor, yes you could smell the smoke on the corridors, but there was no smell of it in our room - so, even as non smokers, we were happy with this move.
Being completely honest I will say - on our first night we did not hear any more of the builders and their drills/hammers.... but unfortunately we had been moved to above the 'Buskers Bar' which played very loud music directly beneath us until around 1/2am, our window did not quite shut properly and there was a generator outside our window which - every now and then - would make a fair bit of noise, but soon 'shut off'. There was also a fair bit of street noise, but this was just people enjoying Dublin! As many others have said in their reviews, you have to expect this if you are to pick a hotel smack bang in the middle of Temple Bar! My boyfriend and I would have been part of it had it not been for a very long day!
On our second night, it was the complete opposite! We went to a few irish bars which was great fun, we had planned to finish up in Buskers Bar as it seemed very lively the night before, but upon arriving - they were calling last orders! We returned to our room and we didn't hear any noise at all... it was silent!
The breakfast was great and very tasty with great selection of cereals, yoghurts, fruits, fried breakfast etc. Only complaint here was that they had run out of quite a lot of the fried breakfast when we came down on our 2nd morning, and this was not replaced whilst we were sat down therfore some things we simply couldn't have.
Aside from these very minor things, we found the hotel to be very pleasant, the staff very very helpful, room amazing and the location fantastic and would be more than happy to stay again. This was our first trip to Dublin, it's a fantastic city and we can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Temple Bar in Dublin, Temple Bar Hotel is an icon of contemporary design, bringing together a boutique feel and charming hotel service. We guarantee you a great stay in our newly refurbished hotel. The Temple Bar hotel is minutes away from Grafton Street, Henry Street and Dublin's main thoroughfare O`Connell Street and centrally located to Trinity College, museums, the Famous Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery. The choice of restaurants and bars is on our doorstep including our own Buskers Bar which has live music 7 nights a week. If you are looking to catch up with friends or enjoy a drink in a relaxing bar we suggest you try our newest restaurant and bar Toast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Temple Bar
- Temple Bar Dublin
- Temple Bar Hotel Dublin