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Booked to stay in Days Serviced Apartments and don't really have anything overly bad or good to say about it.
Location of our apartment was ok - Charlemont Street - 20 minutes walk to Temple Bar. We were upgraded to a three bed apartment which was plainly decorated. Kitchen facilities were ok but not much thought has been put into them.
Had no contact with staff at all during our stay - not even housekeeping service which would have been nice......but then we're tidy souls so it wasn't really neccessary.
Best thing about our stay was the pub across the road!
Good location but he noise.....
I stayed in Clarion Stephen's Hall with my family over the Christmas period '04. The one-bedroom apartment we had booked through expedia(very reasonable price) was ready at 2pm, the exact check-in time. The apartment was clean apart from some grease over the walls in the kitchenette. Bathroom was spacious and warm (should not be taken for granted...) and the heating overall was perfect during a cold winter period. The location is nice, 1 minute walk from the St. Stephen's park (lovely) which leads right to Grafton Street with good shopping facilities. One big minus for this hotel was the incredible amount of noise from the downstairs piano-bar, I read someone else's review saying that they could not sleep until 3am, and that was what happened to me too. The staff could smile more..
Good for Families
My family of five visited this hotel in July of 2004, staying three nights. We selected it because it was an all suites hotel. It wasn't elegant, but the rooms are spacious and apartment-like (we got a two bedroom suite with a living room and kitchen), the help courteous, breakfast acceptable, and it is located off a safe and quiet corner of St. Stephen's Green, a nice part of Dublin. The airport bus stops right outside the door. We could have done worse. If I return to Dublin, however, I would probably stay a dozen blocks north in the busier Temple Bar, which is where you walk to the restaurants several times each day.
Not a good choice
My family stayed here in a two bedroom apartment. We had to wait until 5:00 pm before our room was ready. The room was not very clean and the bathrooms were tiny. The fire alarm went off at least three or four times a night while we were there. Staff was not that friendly. I won't stay there again. Clarion should definitely take their name off of this hotel.
We could have stayed for weeks in all the space our townhouse provided.
My husband and I and our good friend were given the two-bedroom, two bath townhouse next door to the main hotel entrance. We even had access by our very own Dublin yellow door! Truly, we could not have been more comfortable. Any little problem that cropped up was quickly and satisfactorily handled. A fine stay in a wonderful location--aircoach stop nearly by the door, other bus stops equally convenient.
Okay location, great stay, but no on breakfast
Our stay here was nice. The room was actually an apartment around the corner. Being right by Stephen's Green made for a relaxing time, but it was a five or ten minute walk to Grafton Street and a little farther for other tourist areas. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating. Breakfast at the hotel was overpriced and not worth it at all. Oh well. Overall, a nice place since it's right on the green.
WORST HOTEL EXPERIENCE EVER
My husband and I stayed in this hotel in early December. There were parties held in the restaurant on the lower level every night we were there. The music was very loud and went on every night until about 3:00 in the morning. We complained several times and despite being moved three times, the music still kept us awake every night and the hotel management never did anything about the noise despite the fact that the hotel was part of their property. The fact that we were unable to get to sleep before 3:00 a.m. any of the nights we stayed there ruined our vacation. I would not recommend this hotel to anybody and will do my best to spread the word to anybody I hear of travelling to Ireland.
Very Very Disappointing Hotel
Having read the one review I was looking forward to my stay in this hotel or suite, how disappointed we were.We arrived after 3pm to be told our room would not be reday until after 5pm would we please come back. We filled in some time and returned at nearly 6pm to find our room still was not quite ready.After 10 minutes we were taken to our Apartment 2 doors along from the hotel ( above the restaurant cum karajoke bar).On first sight it looked a very attractively decorated spacious apartment, but when one looked a little more closely it was dirty, and badly maintained Cupboard doors were hanging off, dirty splashes on the walls, torn curtains, grubby grouting and baths in the 2 bathrooms, all in all not what I would expect from a 4 star hotel or apartment. I reprted the faults to the front desk the next day but when the maids came at 3.30pm they were only in for around 5 minutes and did little else than change wet linen. I was extremely disappointed. we paid 550 euros for 2 nights of little sleep in a very under par apartment. I will return to Dublin but never to this hotel again.
This hotel is lovely. We stayed in a "townhouse" and had an absolutely wonderful stay. We had our own private entrance and a very spacious apartment. The location is perfect - centrally located right of St. Stephens green. The comforters on the beds are heavenly, and sleeping is easy as it is very quiet. Be aware- Although there is a kitchen, there is no coffee maker in the room.
Our Own Town House
This 'hotel suite' was actually its own townhouse on the street across from St Stephens Green Park. There was an ENORMOUS dining room (could seat 16) a cavernous living room, a large kitchen and two sizable bedrooms, each with its own bath. The nightly charge was about $300, but we could have thrown a party for 100 people in this townhouse! It had every amenity you could think of (CD player, trouser press, mixing bowls etc). The furniture is modern design and plain...I think it would be better served to furnish these suites in Georgian reproduction furniture, but I was darn happy with the spaciousness of the rooms!
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