This hotel is situated close to Christ Church Cathedral, located on Fishamble street in Temple bar. Although the hotel was built in 1996, it is located on one of the most historically important streets in Dublin. It is a great central location in a quiet street with the Guinness Brewery nearby.
All of the bedrooms are very modern, and are decorated in light wood. The wallpaper is based on a theme of Handel's music. The rooms are very attractive, in good condition and the bathrooms are modern.
The hotel has one bistro style restaurant, on the first floor, with wood flooring. There is a lively, modern bar situated on the ground floor of the hotel which is truly unique in style. The bar has a live DJ on weekends and is very trendy and chic!
It is a fairly traditional style building. The site on which the hotel now stands once housed the music hall where Handel?s Messiah"was first performed. To this day, Handel?s famous work is still recited once a year right outside the front door. A complete renovation of the property has given the hotel a modern feel.
The lobby area is small and modern in design.
An excellent hotel for those looking for a good quality 3 star property with modern touches in the heart of Dublin's Temple bar district. It is particularly busy with a young crowd on Friday and Saturday nights, and guests driving get discounted parking at nearby Christchurch Car Park. Free WiFi is also available throughout the hotel. (GW 08/2011)
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This was a disappointment. We had stayed there a year ago exactly, and I had re-booked as I was satisfied on that occasion. Upon check-in the receptionist dropped what he was doing when 4 women with bicycles arrived behind us, left us at the desk and proceeded to stow the bicycles in a fire escape hallway. Upon returning he proceeded, in badly-pronounced English, to tell us of the fines we would incur if we called an outside line - I informed him we both had phones and had no need to use the hotel's lines.
I then asked him for extra pillows as there were not adequate ones on our last visit... these never came.
Upon rising next morning I found the hot tap in the wash-basin not to be working, and the cold tap could not be switched off... I reported this also, and it was not attended to, although the cold tap was slightly adjusted, it still leaked.
One final thing - our room was right next to the elevator and incredibly noisy, which suggests the rooms are not properly insulated.
Overall it was not a good experience and I won't be re-booking this hotel - there are plenty more in the city for far better money.
2 out of 5
Pleasant staff,room and breakfast both satisfactory;would stay again
I stayed in the hotel for only one night but it was a great experience.The rooms were ample and clean and the bathroom was rather large.All the staff were friendly and as it happens it sells one of the cheapest pints of the black stuff you will find.It is ideally situated at the end of temple bar area so there was no noise.Definetly be back.
5 out of 5
I stayes in sngle room ,which was very wide and ...
I stayes in sngle room ,which was very wide and very clean ,it has got very nice carpet.The bathroom and shower were very nice .the price was reasnable,if I am visiting dublin again I will go to this hoter