A good, albeit rather impersonal, three-star, nicely located overlooking the Grand Canal and just a short walk to the city centre and the Aviva Stadium. It’s popular with weekending families and couples that have an eye for location and a competitive price.
Ages of children
- Neil Hegarty, Destination expert
Excellent: slightly removed from the city centre but within easy walking distance. Explore the green banks of the Grand Canal just across the road, especially the copper statue of poet Patrick Kavanagh just a stone’s throw away.
A pleasant, sturdy character of its own: its former life as a 1960s office building means large windows, good dimensions and a generally agreeable airiness. The main hotel bar, though, is a little anonymous and dour.
Perfectly adequate: competent and friendly, as one would expect from a three-star hotel.
- Fitness centre
- Room service
Agreeable: not hugely luxurious but comfortable, airy, clean and commodious – and those big windows again! This is not a noisy neighbourhood, so you should sleep soundly.
Food available all day in the hotel bar. Breakfast – note: an extra £12 per person – is served in the bright, attractive restaurant, which is also open for dinner. There are also many good restaurants, bars and cafes within walking distance.
Value for money
Very competitively priced – and excellent value. Wi-Fi is free. Breakfast does not come as standard – see above – try Coffee To Go a little further along the road, for excellent coffee and scones. Double rooms from £62 (€76).
Access for guests with disabilities?
Very much so: spacious family rooms are available; also check the website for special family deals (with tickets to, for example, Dublin Zoo, occasionally thrown in).