I took the Airlink Express Bus #747 from Dublin airport to Heuston Rail Station. I purchased a 3-day rambler pass for 15 euros before boarding the bus. At Heuston Rail Station, I decided to walk across the street to a bus stop to take bus #79 to the hotel. I waited forty minues for a bus to take me to the hotel. I did not know that it would have been faster to walk. I think the walking distance is about 15 minutes (depending on how fast you walk). If the weather is bad or if you are traveling in a group, I would advise taking a taxi to the hotel.
I arrived early in the morning but was able to check in immediately. The room had a king sized bed with a desk, chair, and separate seating area. There was also a small refrigerator in the room. There was a separate bathtub and shower stall in the bathroom. There was a good selection of toiletries provided including lotion, bath gel, shampoo, and conditioner. The bathroom was very clean.
I am a Hilton Hhonors gold member, so breakfast was complimentary. Breakfast was served buffet style each morning with tea, coffee, and orange juice being brought to your table. I ate breakfast at 8am each day, and I was immediately seated. I also ate dinner in the hotel restaurant the first night. There was good food, good service, and live entertainment on Friday night.
The location of the hotel is west of the city center. I took the bus in and out of the city. I would have been a long walk. The bus stop in for bus 13 and 40 is just one street over and buses run frequently. There is much more to do and see in the city center, but it is also noisier and crowded. The Hilton Kilmainham was close enough to the center without having the heavy traffic and noise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the most accessible edge of Dublin city centre, the Hilton Dublin Kilmainham hotel is the perfect base for both business and tourism. Guests can look forward to having some of Dublin's top visitor attractions on their doorstep, including Kilmainham Gaol, the Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and Old Jameson Distillery. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Dublin Kilmainham Hotel Dublin
- Dublin Hilton