My fiance and I stayed at the Croke Park Hotel for 2 nights as part of a Travelzoo deal, which included dinner and an upgrade to an Executive Room on the 4th floor. We had dinner in the hotel on the first night which was lovely, and we breakfasted in the Executive Lounge on the 4th floor which was also very good. The 4th floor bedrooms have wi-fi access which was handy, both the bedroom and bathroom were very clean and comfortable, and you had everything you needed. There was a small but adequate fitness suite, and free access to internet-enabled computers and a printer, so we were able to check in to our flights online and print off our boarding passes. It was more corporate than some of the other hotels we have stayed in, but what set it apart was the service we received from the staff.
At the time of our stay, I was recovering from an operation on my leg, so I had made contact with the hotel before our visit, just to make some enquiries about accessibility & to check what local healthcare facilities were available. I had a very quick and informative response from Sean, one of the hotel managers, who was really helpful, both before and during our stay. A measure of excellent customer service is when you feel you are being looked after before you have even walked through the door, and in this instance, I can say the Croke Park Hotel came up trumps!!! Sean was also there to greet us when we checked in, and I truly felt as though I was looked after throughout my stay, and given the traumatic few weeks I'd had beforehand, it was sorely needed and immensely appreciated!
Getting to the hotel from the airport was easy - the 16 or 41 buses stop at the Drumcondra Rail Station, which is a 5min walk from the hotel. Given I wasn't as mobile as usual, I was concerned about the distance from the city centre, but we got buses everywhere and we didn't have any problems at all. The only thing to note is that the buses do require you to have the exact fare, which is around 2 euros. It was a bit of a chore making sure we had change all the time(!) but on our last day, we found that you can buy a day bus pass for 6 euros from most newsagents. This would have been handy to know beforehand! We visited the Guiness Storehouse (tickets were included as part of our deal) which was good fun. I'd also recommend having a drink or lunch in The Bank on College Green, and we also had dinner in Sabor Brazil which I can't recommend enough!
Don't be put off by the fact the hotel is a little way out of the city centre, it is easy to get around, you won't be disappointed and you really will be looked after!
- 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