My boyfriend and I booked a total of 5 nights at the Croke Park Hotel, both the beginning and end of our trip to Ireland. Having lived in Ireland for a little bit I knew that this hotel wasn't going to be in the very center of Dublin like the Gresham, and I preferred it that way. It would only take us about 10 minutes to walk to O'Connell street, add another 10 minutes to get to Temple Bar & Grafton St. Its a pleasant walk, you pass a large Police Station and a cute park along some residential neighborhoods that have a lot of B&B's. The streets you travel are not as touristy as other parts of the city (so you'll see litter) but other than that I felt safe walking back to the hotel, even at 2am. If you are going to see a match at Croke Park, this is the best possible hotel you could ask for.
We arrived at the hotel in the morning on Oct. 2nd, even though check-in wasn't until much later in the day we decided to see if by chance our room was ready since we were beat from our long flight. The staff was amazing! Not only did they allow us an early check-in but they were very informative and helpful. Later that afternoon, I tried to straight iron my hair, so I used my adapter that I used during my last trip, well unfortunately it was busted, so when I plugged in my flat iron, I blew the circuit to our room, how emabarrassing! So I had to walk shamefully down to the desk and explain what I did =(
The concierge was so pleasant (I wish I could remember the gentleman's name), not only did he take a look at my adapter, come upstairs to our room to fix the circuit, but he also offered to let me borrow an flat iron for $20, in which I would get the $20 back upon return. I was so impressed with the service (and the flat iron, it had to be worth at least $150). I was so appreciative!
The rooms were amazing! Everything is updated. large bathroom with a big glass shower and a large tub. Big mirrors to do your hair & make-up in. (Tip, the rooms power won't come on unless you put your room key in the little contraption when you first walk in, same goes with the elevators, which makes the hotel very safe).
The bed was large and great for sleeping. Everything was super clean (the maid staff very friendly as well). The breakfast is very good, I would try not to miss it! The have a very nice bar/restaurant and it gets pretty busy in the evenings. The Fitness facility is not very large but its perfect for the size of the hotel. All the equipment is new. Tv's and music provided along with fresj fruit, newspapers, towels and water. I loved that I could go down in the morning and get a few minutes of exercise in. I also should mention that for those of you who do not want to walk a lot, there's usually always a cab outside for those just in case moments (we had one being late from getting back form the Jameson Distillery (which is def worth a visit as well).
I would highly recommend this hotel, our stay was perfect!!!
- 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