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“Lunch at the Maples”
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Maples House Hotel
Ranked #98 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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“Lunch at the Maples”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We dined here for lunch 3 times over the last few weeks. Food was consistently good, great choice and price and on two of our visits was served politely and efficiently. Parking is a huge problem. We had to run out to top up the meters! I read robertmurpy123's review and agree about the rather obnoxious older woman who appeared on the last occasion we ate there. She had the sergeant major approach to guests and everything was a nuisance to her. It was a pity because all the other staff were so nice and helpful. Two of our party wanted chips with their lunch and what a big issue that was! How can chips be a problem at lunchtime in a good restaurant? Anyway the chips did appear and they were lovely served by a very polite different lady. If this sergeant major could be made disappear when guests are around, the Maples would get a five!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

It was a nice hotel and we slept very well. I would give it more stars but for the parking.

We were told there was free parking. What they don't mention is that it's a short little strip beside the hotel that was full of cars when we arrived. We were then told there was more free parking 100 metres up the road, down another side Road. Again, all full. After what seemed like an age, and VERY irritated, we gave up and paid for parking.

The only thing that redeemed this blatant untruth on their website (because clearly they can't always guarantee parking) is that the staff were lovely.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

My company booked me in here for the week due to proximity to the office. The rooms were clean and quite basic. The food was just fantastic. We ate here every night instead of trying other local restaurants for a change of scenery. Every single meal was perfect. The staff were also just brilliant. Pure characters who called us by name as we left in the morning and came in at night. Would stay here again without any hesitation just so I could have another dinner ; ) Hats off to Peter, Jason & Lana for the laughs which brightened up a working week. Thanks guys.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Terrific little hotel in Dublin city! Have twice stayed for a week or more and am planning to book again. Super location, spotlessly clean bathrooms and comfy, clean bedding. My stays were during the winter and the room was toasty warm, wonderful after walking all day. Fast wifi. Outstanding value.

Staff is friendly and helpful with directions or things to do. They make an effort to be sure your stay is enjoyable.

Sit in the lobby and write postcards by the fire or at the bar downstairs (tip: best wings in Dublin!). Neighborhood is pretty, quiet and lovely for walking in the evening. National Botanic Gardens are nearby for strolling during the day.

Great location to/from the airport. Take the city bus from the airport to the Drumcondra Railway stop and walk 5 minutes. If you have a bit of luggage then take the AirLink or AirCoach buses as these services are prepared for you to have luggage.

Going to/from the city centre is easy. A brisk walk to O'Connell St. or else catch nearly any bus on Drumcondra Road in the direction of the city centre. You can also take the 4/9/83/140 buses to/from Phibsboro/Glasnevin so there are plenty of choices for buses. I like to walk in to the city and take a bus back.

The bistro has excellent food whether you want a snack or a full meal and there's a great atmosphere in the evening. Nearby is also The Cheese Pantry and Andersons Cafe, both excellent. Or if you're looking for even more food then I suggest to wander a little further to WJ Kavanaghs on Dorset St. (or taxi to L. Mulligan Grocer, their other location in Stoney Batter).

The hotel is a gem for accommodation and food, accessible to everything and with some nice perks. A perfect base for touring Dublin. Highly recommend for women traveling solo.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

If you are thinking of having a small-to-medium size wedding reception, we strongly recommend you check out the Maples House Hotel, Glasnevin.

We had our wedding reception in this hotel in June 2013. It would be hard to exaggerate the standard of service we received. The Maples made us a priority in every way.

From the first time we contacted to the hotel, to the day of the wedding, and through the many months in between, this hotel was always quick to answer our questions, helpful, friendly and everything we could have desired.

On the day itself, they pulled out all the stops to make sure everybody was happy. The food was delicious, the staff were accommodating and eager, and the many wedding guests that actually stayed in the hotel were extremely happy with their experience.

We can’t praise the dedication of this hotel enough, down to so many little details. One example might suffice. On the day before our wedding, we still hadn’t got our wedding programmes printed. The manager of the Maples House Hotel let us use their computer and printer to print out programmes at the last minute—in the early hours of the morning of the very day of our wedding—to oblige us. It took us hours but nobody grumbled or gave us funny looks.

There are many other examples we could give of this hotel going way beyond expectations.
The hotel itself is a very charming little haven, a hotel with the soul of a bed and breakfast.
We are extremely grateful to the Maples Hotel for making our wedding reception so satisfactory, and we simply cannot recommend them highly enough.

Maolsheachlann and Michelle, Dublin

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

I booked the room in this hotel for two nights.
The hotel has a restaurant on the fist floor. The hotel had a party on Friday. I got an answer on the reception that it's always on Friday. But next day (Saturday) the hotel had another party from 8pm. It was not possible to sleep. The floor of my room vibrated. The level of music was terrible. The manager told me that hotels can have parties till 12.30am in Ireland and it's a usual practice.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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We were very pleased when we arrived, the staff were very helpful, the room clean and comfortable.... Great location to take the bus into town and parking on the street made this look like a fantastic choice until.....
Staying on a Monday night, and with an early start the following day, we never expected to have issues with noise! Apparently a wedding, the music and party goers continued beyond midnight.

Worth checking before you book what is going on in the bar! Perhaps an investment in some sound proofing wouldn't go amiss - it felt like we were sharing a wall with the DJ and party goers as we could sing along to the words of the music!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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MaplesHotel, Manager at Maples House Hotel, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Dear Guests

Thank you for being so kind as to review our hotel. We appreciate our guests feedback at all times.

We have delighted to hear the very nice compliments you gave us.

We are very sorry to hear that the music from the entertainment of the wedding disturbed your night's rest. It is very unusual to have a wedding on a Monday night. We hope this did not affect a potential return visit upon which we would endeavour to make very special for you.

Again, thank you for your kind comments,

Regards

The Manager
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Property: Maples House Hotel
Address: 79 - 81 Iona Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #98 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Maples House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Maples House Hotel is a family run hotel in Glasnevin, built in the early 1900's. The Maples House offers you elegance and charm, tucked away in a prestigious and leafy red brick enclave. The transition from residential quiet to the buzz of the city will provide you with a stay that you will remember for a long time to come, only minutes from Dublin city center, Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland's sporting home Croke Park and the famous Botanical Gardens. The Hotel is on all major bus routes and tourist attractions are all close to hand. ... more   less 
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