First off, I'm not typically a critical reviewer. The location is very good - better than the Doubletree but maybe not quite as good as the Westin...
The staff is wonderful. There is a very helpful female from Hungary at the reception who is an angel and an Asian bartender who was top notch!
The breakfast buffet was quite large and good, though bigger isn't always better...
The bathroom was fantastic! I read someone felt it was too dark. Maybe the lights were dimmed... which is awesome for a peaceful bath.
Now the negatives: This place is quite expensive...too expensive for the following problems.
People were regularly having trouble getting the elevator card key reader to work. We'd just sit on the ground floor inserting and reinserting the card trying to get it to work. I ran a bath and orange sediment water came out for a bit. I don't know who is responsible for that, and I doubt it's a common problem.... but it was pretty gross/shocking.
The main problem is... the internet. People in several reviews have complained about it. It is junk. We had some business to take care of, and couldn't. So we used their antiquated business center (a well worn computer) and it literally took 10 minutes to do about 2-3 minutes of work. Why won't they fix their shoddy internet? We weren't watching movies. We weren't hanging out on the internet. However, it's 2014 and people need reliable internet service ... And this place is way too expensive for that. And get a better business center. Hostels do better than theirs.
So a great staff, sub-par infrastructure.
(I'm repeatedly trying to post this and I can't because of the internet.... FAIL!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Dublin hotel's location provides guests with elite access to city centre attractions, such as Trinity College and Dublin Castle. The hotel sits at the crossroads of Golden and Chancery lanes, just steps away from popular restaurants, theatres and nightclubs. Located 12 kilometres from Dublin International Airport, this hotel offers the ideal accommodation for both business and leisure travellers.Centrally located hotel in Dublin offers convenience. The stylish and sophisticated Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin sits at the crossroads of Golden and Chancery lanes, a few steps away from popular theatres, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Situated in the heart of Dublin, the hotel's location affords guests prime access to Trinity College, Dublin Castle and the city's famous shopping district, Grafton Street. This Dublin hotel boasts 150 spacious, well-appointed rooms and suites, in-house restaurant and bar and modern meeting facilities for 400 delegates in an ideal city centre setting.This Dublin hotel is near popular attractions and less than 12 kilometres from Dublin International Airport.The 150 spacious guest rooms and suites provide premier amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet access and 24-hour room service.V'n V Restaurant serves the Super Breakfast Buffet, as well as a dinner menu, offering a different culinary experience each day.Enjoy cocktails and light meals at SURE Bar, a modern and stylish Irish bar.The Vintage Room presents a selection of vintage whiskeys, spirits, wines and Champagnes and fine cuisine.Guests receive access to the on-site business centre and the nearby Iveagh Fitness Club.This city centre hotel houses 15 contemporary meeting rooms, a ballroom and two unique meeting venues on the seventh floor overlooking city centre.Secure, underground car parking is available for 40 vehicles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin Hotel Dublin
- Radisson Dublin
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