I have to admit that this was our first trip to Dublin so I don't know what other Dublin hotels are like. When we first walked into the lobby, I thought, "OH NO!" The lobby is shabby and constantly smells like cigarettes. But the service was excellent, and our room smelled nice and was very comfortable. The location is convenient, with a Hop On/Hop Off Bus stop very near by. It was a longish walk, but we did walk home from the Temple Bar restaurants and it took about 20 minutes walking quickly. We bought our Hop On/Hop Off tickets at the front desk--this bus can take you everywhere and is a fun experience. The breakfast was good at the Belvedere, but not as good as we had at the B&Bs where we stayed in smaller towns around Ireland prior to coming to Dublin. You can tell the breakfast room has been recently remodeled, and the decor is very cheery and attractive. The hotel was full so when I tried to shower at 7am both days we were there, there was no hot water. I complained at the desk and the offer of a janitor was made. By 7:45 there was hot water on each morning---not a matter for a janitor, just too many people showering at the same time. The toilets are old and will only flush every ten minutes, which we Americans are not used to and makes it interesting in a family room where four of us were staying. Our room was very very warm, however, due to the noise from the adjacent pub downstairs, we could not keep the window open at night. I wish they would not allow smoking in the lobby (or near the door) as the smell wafts into the corridors and halls which is offensive and brings the level of quality down. The view from our window was comically terrible---the trash bins and back of a business building. We heard loud trucks coming up an down this alley many times each night. This is a good place to stay if you will only be there for sleeping and for breakfast--there is basically no ambiance. We paid $170 Euros per night for a room for four---it seems like a good deal but I think next time I would try someplace else.
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- Also Known As:
- Belvedere Hotel Dublin
- Comfort Inn Dublin