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The Croke Park
Ranked #5 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We've stayed here on numerous occasions and we love it. We are a family of 5 and it's great to be able to book family rooms. The breakfast is always excellent ,huge choice and excellent service. Check in and check out are always prompt. We checked out at 4:30am last week for an early morning flight. The night manager was friendly and quick! I also stayed here during the one direction concerts back in May and I've been meaning to write a review since then. It was so busy and crazy,full of fun atmosphere and a great buzz about the place. We loved it. We will be returning again soon and we wouldn't even look to stay anywhere else in Dublin.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Stayed in a superior double with 2 double beds. Had a fantastic night's sleep as the beds were super comfy. Reasonable size room, very clean and great bathroom. This is more of a business hotel, but, as such, the facilities were brilliant, especially the business centre which meant we could print off our boarding passes etc. Good selection at breakfast. It is a 10 minute walk into town, so convenient, but be warned it is directly opposite Croke Park, so I would imagine it could get very noisy at night if there was a concert/sports event on and when there are events/matches on the road to the hotel is closed to traffic.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Croke Park hotel for 4 nights, and it was overall a very good experience. The hotel is well maintained and very clean. The staff were very nice and attentive - we asked to change rooms to have one large bed (beyond what we booked), and we got upgraded to the executive floor, which has some nice benefits. The point is that the whole thing was brought up by the staff, our luggage was moved for us, and they even appologized for any inconvenience!

The room itself was large, well equipped and clean. We happened to see several rooms and they all seemed to be similarly sized. The rooms on the executive floor are not larger, but you do get access to a lounge with free coffee, drinks and snacks.

Breakfast room is nice and really helped to get a good start for each day. Here too the service was nice, friendly and fast.

The only minor downside for this great hotel is perhaps it's location - somewhat away from the main attractions south of the river, to which you can get by a quick and easy bus ride from the station,some 5-10 minutes walk from the hotel. I wouldn't recommend walking all the way back to the hotel after the unavoidable late night pub crawl, when there are no buses. Instead, take a cab - these would rarely exceed 10€.

All things considered, this is a very good hotel,and gives superb value for money.

I would definitely come back again, unless my employer (or someone else) is willing to cover the ridiculously high rates of the more centrally located, yet equivalent in service and room quality, major chain hotels.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Excellent hotel and the staff are brilliant, cannot do enough for the guests. Rooms are good size, food is excellent and well priced. Special mention to Pascale Joyeaux for providing excellent service. We keep going back, cannot recommend highly enough.

Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with my daughter to see One Direction in the venue next door. The check in was hectic, and room wasn't ready on arrival, with no queue system for allocating rooms in order of arrival. Our room was OK but nothing to write home about, and we paid a premium price for it well in advance. A leaflet in the room boasted family break rates for a family of 4 for 2 nights that included breakfast etc, for half what we paid for 2 of us in a twin room for one night with no breakfast included. The hotel appeared to cash in on the concert to charge the highest rate they could. We were warned in advance, by email, about problems accessing the hotel by car after a certain time, but Were given absolutely no warning about the street that the hotel is on being closed off AFTER the concert, with the police not letting residents back to the hotel, for quite some time. My daughter almost wet herself as we were told that the toilets were closed after the concert as we made our way out of the venue, but we knew our hotel was right next door so we weren't overly concerned, until we reached a barricade and were stopped yards away from our hotel whilst the venue crowds filtered out. (If you attend a concert whilst staying at this hotel, make sure you book the stand that exits onto the street that the hotel is on, otherwise you will be blockaded back from the hotel for approximately half an hour). When we took up this issue with door staff a manager or supervisor came forward to inform us that this was out of their control yet he admitted that they knew this would be a problem based on complaints the previous night (after the same concert) and had not bothered to advise guests checking in that there was an access issue post-concert. This would have been very helpful!
Location wise it is a good 20 minute hike through the side streets of Drumcondra to get to O'Connell St. Not the most scenic walk, nor a walk I would fancy taking late at night! Taxis to and from the City Centre were a reasonable price though.
The food in the restaurant was very nice, but quite pricey. They laid on a One Direction menu for fans/kids when we stayed as everyone appeared to be a concert-goer! It was a nice touch. The decor in the restaurant was not in keeping with the prices, however the restaurant staff were efficient and very friendly.
Free parking for residents was good, however as we'd paid a lot (more than 250 euro) for one night room only, this was the least they could do.
I would not stay here again, unless I got a really good rate, and only if I was going next door for a concert. It's not central, which was not reflected in the pricing, which leads me to think it makes it's money from concert goers.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

This was the base for our Dublin visit. The location is about two miles from the historic area. It's clean and modern, much like a good Courtyard. Free parking was a big deal to us. The staff was helpful on tourist advice. We had a passable breakfast in the restaurant.

Stayed July 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

As you know, the Professor always likes a bargain, but never at the expense of his creature comfort. The Croke Park delivers on all fronts. A really slick hotel with extremely well-appointed rooms--big tub, soft robes and slippers, and a bed that's hard to get out of. For all those whinging about the location, really? If you want to be in Disneyland, go to Disneyland. Please. It's called a neighborhood. Enjoy it. Don't be a buffoon. If you enjoy a local experience, make a left out of the hotel and imbibe in the local flavor; if you prefer your stay sanitized, make a right and head unscathed--yes, unscathed, people--to the Temple Bar area and buy your snow globes. Croke Park is an excellent hotel with fantastic prices in a location close to the city center. 'Nuf said.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Croke Park
Address: Jones's Road, Dublin D03 E5Y8, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Dublin
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#3 Family Hotel in Dublin
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Croke Park 4*
Number of rooms: 232
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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