BFF and I got into a taxi, and headed to the Ardmore where we had a reservation for 5 nights. Tripadvisor friends had given the hotel RAVE reviews so I thought it was OK to book for two female travelers. Taxi driver was FULL of woe regarding the hotel's neighborhood, and BOY, he was WRONG!!!
Hotel desk clerk greeted us warmly, and got us into our room early. Room was quite plain, but comfortable and CLEAN. Bathroom was American style. A real plus in Europe. Our "wonderful" taxi driver also told us that we were a LONG way from city centre....WRONG AGAIN!!! If you are using the bus, and staying at the Ardmore, just remember this number, 140. You get on this line at City Centre, and it stops right in front of the hotel. I don't know what these people are talking about regarding a long bus ride.....12 minutes. My commute into LA every day is an hour!!! Bus was convenient and safe.
About a 7 minute walk uphill from the Ardmore is a full service grocery store. I would walk up there for breakfast pastry, and the ATM. The grocery store was patronized by young families, hardly scary.
Finally, we enjoyed eating at the Ardmore's bar several times. A large menu for a bar, and reasonably priced with live music on the weekends. Fiona, a server was also very nice to us. And the food was quite good. A relaxing way to wind down a day of sightseeing. Plus they served food til 10. The peeps at the front desk were GREAT too. They called for a taxi for us several times. And when a taxi driver took a hike with another customer, the front desk called for another taxi. They also provided directions on getting to various places in Dublin. All of this was done with an extremely cheerful attitude.
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- Opened May 1, 2005 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ardmore Hotel Dublin