Visited here in 2009 and chose to stay here again when visited recently for a combined work/wedding anniversary weekend.
All the things which were good first time were the same for this time around. The hotel is well situated (out of the city centre, but 3-4 minutes walk from a tram stop and 3-4 mins walk from an airport bus stop), rooms spacious and beds comfy (a few marks on walls and carpets and no flatscreen TVS or aircon, but nothing too drastic), friendly staff (check in and out was a breeze) and excellent breakfast (all you can eat for 8 Euro if you pre-pay - good, full irish selection of sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, white and black pudding, tomatoes, plus continental selection and juices). One more thing, despite arriving 5 hours before the advertised check-in, we were checked in and in our room within 10 minutes of walking through the front door.
The square in which the hotel sits is quite nice and there is a very good supermarket a few steps away. On our first day we went to 'Third Square' café nearby for a breakfast and can very much recommend. The Jameson Distillary museum is a stones throw away.
For eating, both 'Boxty' and 'The Old Storehouse' in Temple Bar are amongst the best options. Both have websites with menus on, but we found the food delicious, very well priced and good portions.
Overall, an excellent hotel (perhaps needs a little cash spending on modernising rooms/corridors) and would very happily recommend/book again if ever we return to Dublin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For outstanding service, a home away from home, competitive rates and city centre location the Maldron Hotel Smithfield is the place for you. The Maldron Hotel Smithfield has just undergone a new refurbishment and is a modern and stylish hotel in the heart of Dublin city centre, with the LUAS on the doorstep and only 3 stops away from O Connell Street and 2 stops to Heuston Station. All 92 guest rooms are furnished in a contemporary style with complimentary WIFI access as standard. Many bedrooms feature wall to ceiling glass windows or balconies with panoramic views of the city. Maldron Hotel Smithfield's doors open onto Smithfield Plaza, a vibrant and newly developed quarter of Dublin City Centre. The Stir Restaurant and bar offers an extensive all day dining menu and shows all major sporting events on the big screen. Complimentary WiFi access is offered throughout the hotel. Shopping, entertainment, sightseeing, eateries and business districts within the O'Connell St and Quays area are within an easy stroll from the Hotel with Grafton Street, Temple Bar and Trinity College just a stone's throw away. The O2 theatre, the Bord Gais energy theatre and Croke Park Stadium are very easily accessible. Smithfield's LUAS light rail station is only moments away from the Maldron Hotel Smithfield providing easy access to the airport and main bus & rail stations. Facilities at a glance - Superior 3 star property - City centre location - 92 superior guest rooms and suites - Stir Restaurant - 2 state of the art meeting rooms - Complimentary WIFI access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maldron Hotel Dublin
- Comfort Inn Dublin
- Comfort Inn Smithfield Dublin