Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge Dublin
Had stayed in Bewley's Hotel before for work, and always found it to be good value. My wife had bought tickets for Neil Diamond, and we made a weekend of it. Could not believe hotel was only charging €99, even though they were full when we rang initially. They kept us on their "waitlist" and did call us about 2 weeks later when they could give us a room.
Excellent Hotel-Great Value
Having just read a really terrible review about this hotel I feel it is my duty to react. This is a lovely Hotel. I have stayed here many times and would highly recommend it to anybody wishing to travel to Dublin. The staff are very pleasant and always have been to me and the rooms are fantastic, especially considering how cheap they are. The location is superb, relaxed and quiet yet still only a short distance from the City Centre. If you are on a budget and looking for a reasonably priced room yet want excellent service and quality accomodation look no further.
Nice Hotel in a Quiet Neighborhood
My wife and I spent a few nights here and found it to be a clean, comfortable and quiet stay. The staff was courteous and helpful. Especially regarding public transportation and sights to see in the city. it is a few miles from the city center, but we enjoyed that fact. We would go back to Bewley's.
Ideal for Landsdowne Road
We've just stayed here for one night. The room that we had was ideal - a "deluxe king" room. Okay, so maybe the deluxe was a bit much, it was a comfortable, very clean room. It's ideally placed for Landsdowne Road stadium, which is only a 10mins walk away from the hotel.
We found the staff that we dealt with were pleasant at all times of day and night. And we took advantage of the Express check out with no problems.
The area of Ballsbridge is quiet and pleasant, being 25mins walk south of the main centre of Dublin. We didn't see any need to get a taxi or bus around, but we only had hand luggage with us.
Don't even consider staying at Bewley's!!!
There is not one thing positive to say about Bewley's and I can't comprehend any one writing a semi decent review. If you don't need soap, shampoo, washcloths, tissues, ice buckets, or any amenity whatsoever then this place is for you. The staff are the most unfriendly bunch I've ever seen and I can promise you this hotel goes down in history as the worst hotel I've ever stayed at. Take a really bad Motel 6 and drop down a few notches and that's Bewley's. The building looks nice from the outside but believe me it's all an optical illusion!!!
Decent hotel in charming area
Decent accommodations south of Dublin city centre. The staff wasn't incredibly helpful, but nonetheless, got the job done. The rooms good use a little renovation, but were clean and spacious. The breakfast was average. Many great restaurants near the hotel, as well as the exhibition hall.
I only stayed one night at Bewley's in Ballsbridge, having been moved there when my original hotel was overbooked, but would have been happy to remain there for the whole stay. I had a double room which was spacious and very clean (as was the bathroom). The dinner I had at O'Connells restaurant in the hotel was a highlight, and quite reasonably priced for the standard (at least relative to eating out in the UK!). There is free high-speed internet access and also a computer with internet access in the lobby). The staff were polite and very helpful with information on tours. I went on a hop on-hop off type tour of Dublin which had a pickup location across the street from this hotel. The Aircoach airport coach service also stops right outside, and I believe there's also a DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) station within 5 minutes' walk. Overall, I thought the hotel was good for the price (fixed rate 99 Euros per room year-round).
Disappointing from the earlier reviews of this hotel
This hotel was acceptable, but a bit disappointing when we had seen strong reviews of it before we arrived. The bed was tiny and seemed more like a sofa bed than a real bed. The shower would not likely have fit a toilet it was so small. The room had no fridge, yet there was space where a fridge had been in the past. The hotel was very far from the airport (23-24 euro taxi) and 10 minutes to downtown by taxi or 15-20 by bus. On the bright side, it is in a nice area of the City in terms of safety and very quiet and it is on very nice grounds and has an excellent restaurant.
Canadians will love this place! We did!
Great hotel - beautiful location. Our room overlooked the show grounds next door just as one of the countrys horse shows was going on - how fantastic! Clean rooms, friendly staff.
Nice Hotel, well located.
Good service, comfortable rooms, good food and bar. Free high bandwidth internet in every room.
Short walk from many restaurants and pubs, and a 5 minute taxi ride from the Temple Bar area of downtown Dublin.
I'll stay there again, I recommend this hotel.