The hotel was not what I expected. I felt like I was staying in an Ibis or Mercure....except with heated bathroom floors.
The lighting in the bathroom is terrible. As a female traveler it was impossible to put on my makeup! I had to use a mirror by the window for lighting. There are NO plugs for a hairdryer or flat iron/curling iron. The nearest plug is in the hall way. I chose to unplug the lamp and dry my hair next to the window. Female travelers should avoid this place unless you are totally into the natural look... including air dried hair.
We were under the impression were going to have a canal view...instead we had a view of the square view and could see a small corner of the canal. The heat in the room was impossible to control. Any other setting besides high heat blew out cold air. I contacted the front desk several times even in the middle of the night but the issue was never resolved.
The breakfast was mediocre. Not what I expected from a "posh" hotel. The Irish bacon and apples were great but not worth the outrageous price they were charging, If you wanted something more than a "continental" breakfast there was an additional charge for items.
The location is not the greatest but the area is quiet. It is difficult to find the hotel and not all of the taxi drivers are familiar with the hotel.
The bathroom grout looked dirty. My first impression was to shower with my flip flops on. I took a look at the rest of the grout and realized it had not been sealed properly. Corners were cut during the construction. We had a family member staying in the same hotel and they had a completely different thermostat.
The pillows were as hard as rocks. No fluffy pillows here!
As a guest there is no real priority for spa treatments. I had planned to relax and pamper myself but when I called for appointments they were at times that were not convenient.
l felt let down after my five day stay. I was expecting a great modern hotel with glamour...instead I felt like I stayed at a budget hotel with an onsite spa. The eucalyptus steam room was the high point of my stay. We cut our six day stay short by one night - no regrets on that decision!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Extraordinary, surprising and luxurious, the Marker Hotel is the perfect urban retreat for those who crave the unconventional, yet still expect the exceptional standards of service that are the signature of a member of The Leading Hotels of the World(R). One of Dublin's most visually arresting landmarks, the Marker Hotel offers a distinct blend of urban style and luxury. Located right in the heart of the Docklands, Dublin's most prolific cultural hub, it's the perfect base from which to explore our capital city. The hotel features a ground floor bar and restaurant as its centre piece, with 187 guest rooms over six floors. It also features a Rooftop Lounge, a striking space overlooking Dublin city, which blends indoor and outdoor areas the perfect space to enjoy lunch, cocktails and dinner. The Marker's spa features five spacious treatment rooms with a designated relaxation area and a 23 metre infinity pool. Further amenities include a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness suite. The Marker's Conference and events facilities will contain nine adaptable spaces with capacities ranging from 20-250 guests. ... more less
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