Booked as a 2 night weekend package with Travel Zoo. Got a free uprated room, B and B, plus 1 evening meal, plus free entry to Guinness Store
Main reason of stay was to see Peter Kaye at the Dublin O2 (he was fantastic by the way - go and see him!). Hotel booked us transfers to and from the O2 for 7 Euros each return
Room was lovely and quiet and we had the turndown service, bathrobes, slippers etc
The free evening meal was really good, even the wine and drinks were not as expensive as I thought that they would be.
Breakfast was full English (or Irish depending on your point of view) and service was impeccable. TIP avoid peak time between 0930 and 1000hrs or you will have to wait for a table
The staff are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. We arrived at 10am and although we couldn't check in they looked after our bags while we went into Dublin
Check out when we were there was 11am so no rush to check out
Hotel is opposite Croake Park Stadium so it does get busy outside when there is a match on and the road outside will be closed for the duration of the match. There was one when we was there but it didnt upset us and the fans that came into the hotel bar were good natured and friendly. There are door staff on hand to manage just who comes into the hotel during and after the match. Beware that like most hotels now they show football, football, football in the bars
Slight downside of the hotel is its location as it is a good 15mins walk into town through the not so best parts of Dublin. TIP - use the hotel shuttle bus to take you into O'Connell Street. This is part of the Dublin City 'hop on - hop off' tour. The hotel staff will arrange it for you. Other slight downside is that coming from the airport the bus (we used the aircoach) will drop you off at Drumcondra at the end of Cloncliffe Road which is a good 5 mins walk to the hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just ten minutes from Dublin city centre, seven kilometres from Dublin Airport and close to Dublin's shopping district, theatres, cinemas and entertainment, it is the people at The Croke Park Hotel who make it more than just an inviting place to stay. A close knit team with a love of special occasions and a passion for providing perfect service aim to make just being there a pleasure. The best 4-star bedroom of any hotels in Dublin; a warm, sociable bistro and bar where you never know who you'll see or meet; The Croke Park Hotel also sports a leisure centre, business centre and complimentary car parking. For anyone in town for a concert, Gaelic Football or Hurling match, it doesn't get better than a ticket to the game and a room at The Croke Park Hotel. Located across the road from Croke Park Stadium, the GAA sports' Mecca, The Croke Park Hotel is the preferred leisure and business hotel for GAA enthusiasts. Recent awards include "City Hotel of the Year" in the Gold Medal Industry Awards 2014, several awards at the Responsible Travel and Tourism Awards 2014 including the Water Management Improvement Award and the Packaging Waste Award. The hotel is close enough to allow easy access to Dublin City Centre and all of its attractions but also far enough away to guarantee a perfect, quiet nights' sleep away from the city revellers. The Croke Park Hotel has an excellent transport network, with several Dublin bus routes stopping nearby. These bus routes service both Dublin Airport and city centre attractions. There is also the touristic Hop-On Hop-Off bus which has a shuttle service stopping directly outside the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Croke Park Hotel
- Croke Park Dublin