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Grafton Capital Hotel
Ranked #127 of 152 Hotels in Dublin
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

The location is great and the linen was clean but that's where the positives end.

We quickly dropped off our bags, went to concert, when we returned the nightclub was in full swing directly under our window. The thud of the bass felt like the room was shaking, this went on until after 2 o clock. The man at the reception desk was unhelpful and uncaring.

There was no main light in our room, just two small side lamps. The walls are extremely thin, we could hear EVERYTHING going on in the room next to us and also in the hall.

Had a horrible night here to be truthful.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

A friend and I spent 3 nights here last summer and it was pretty pathetic. First of all the room was pretty dirty when we arrived, there is no WiFi in the rooms (or at least when we were there in August 2013) and the staff wasn't that great either. It wasn't really their fault that it was super hot and therefore the lack of air conditioning made the room unbearably hot and then to get any relief we had to open the window and listen to all the crazy Irish people yelling all night. If you want a good location and nothing else, this is your place.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

This hotels main selling point is it's excellent city centre location, it would be hard to beat it on this front.

Other than the location, the hotel itself is fine. It's not fancy, but the room we stayed in was quite big, it was clean and the shower in the bathroom was pretty good. The staff were also friendly and helpful.

There's nothing fancy about this hotel, and it could probably do with being done up...but the great, central location makes up for these slight flaws.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Our one night stay was okay. Parking to unload and load our bags was inadequate, would be fine if someone actually enforced the "load and unload only" zone. The vehicles parked in that zone, remained in that zone for at least 1 hour....hardly a load and unload.
No internet in room and lobby internet very slow. Bar was closed. TV didn't work. On warm days, a recirculation fan should be standard in a room with no AC.
Staff was helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: higher up to avoid street noise.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We weren't expecting much and we weren't disappointed. 3 couples finishing up a Scotland/Ireland vacation. No internet in the rooms and the lobby wifi advertised was not working 90% of the time. No A/C, and they don't offer fans. If you ask for a fan they will bring one to your room. Shower plumbing is marginal. The front desk ladies were helpful. If you park in St. Stephen's Carpark around the corner, be sure to get your ticket validated at the hotel to get the discounted rate. Would we stay there again? Sorry, but NO.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

We spent three night here, and no major complaints. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Wi-fi was not working until our last day, and then only available in the lobby. and first floor lounge. The room was adequate and clean. This location is great. Major shopping mall around the corner, and walking distance to many sights and attractions. Down side is public parking in garage around the corner, and pay to park.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

old hotel, needs renovation, no WiFi in rooms but good location in central Dublin (party central) there is a restaurant/pub next to it in case you don't like crowds or noise, I don't recommend it. I still cant figure out why all hotels in Dublin are so expensive and the quality is so low... service was friendly tough

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Grafton Capital Hotel

Address: Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #127 of 152 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range: £121 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grafton Capital Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grafton Capital Hotel is a traditional Georgian townhouse which offers spacious accommodation and a warm ambiance. Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, paces away from Grafton Street, entertainment & cultural attractions; it is the perfect tourist choice. Each room in the Grafton Capital Hotel is spacious and elegantly designed. Decorated in rich traditional Georgian colours, each room provides guests with tea & coffee trays, ironing facilities, hairdryer, TV, power shower and telephone. ... more   less 
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