Park Inn Dublin
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... scraped off with a knife, and the pages were cut to size. Sometimes pages had torn holes from the flaying, and the words were written around the holes. Some of the holes came from disintegration in the limestone. They estimate that roughly 185 calves were killed to make the amount of pages required, and these were culled from about 1200 calves. The abbey was wealthy to have owned so many cattle. The brown ink used for most of ...
... Unfortunately we did not have a game this weekend simply because we were scheduled off. This kind of sucked because the games are what I look forward to most during the week so it made for a pretty uneventful week out here. I went to the movies last night to see Captain Phillips, a great movie that made me miss home even more. I love going to the movies and it was free popcorn night so I was pretty excited about that. Sunday night KC and I went to ...
No matter how hard I try to cross a road properly, I usually always get it wrong. I guess I am clearly a creature of habit - but I do always look both ways - just in case.....haven't been hit yet!
Last night I went to Celtic Nights - an evening of true Irish music, dancing and good food....oh, and some cocktails! The show was a lot of fun or as they would say in Irish - great craic (crack) - meaning 'fun'! Great musicians and ...
Since we had thoroughly accomplished Dublin, we decided to take a day tour on our last day. We really waned to go to the Cliffs of Moahr (spelling??) but the tour was full so we went to Belfast and Giants Causeway instead. We had to wake up at 6 so we have been sleep deprived yet again. The bus ride took 2 hours to get to Belfast which is in Northern Ireland. The ride was pretty but he bus felt like Antarctica. It felt like Antarctica in the ...
... of the day. :-) We advised them to consume some form of ginger (ginger beer, ginger ale etc.) as we have always found ginger to be excellent for relieving nausea; indeed on the QE2 in the past they always used to set out bowls of crystallised ginger for the passengers to help themselves to whenever the going was a little rough.
We decided to venture out onto the deserted pool deck and were nearly blown off ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Park Inn Dublin
Loved the room - hated the noise
I have stayed at this hotel 3 times now and although I love the decor and the staff are very helpful I have some advice for anyone staying there. When checking in ask for a room with a bath as they are much bigger than the one's with showers only and also, if you like your sleep, a room at the back. The construction work is horrendous and it looks to me that it will be going on for a good while. Other than that, a very enjoyable stay and the location is just right.
Best time ever!
my boyfriend and i stayed here after our original hotel booking elsewhere went q bit wrong.... we are so glad it did! this is the funkiest hotel we have ever stayed in! the rooms are large and well equipped, good decor and just the right temoerature! the bed was incredibly comfty too which always helps! there is an open air ice rink directly opposiute the hotel which meant there was a lively feel to the area. the breakfast was lovely - the bacon cooked just right and the croissants some of the best i've ever had. this hoteln is away from all the noise of town yet a very short walk for a night out. the staff were all friendly and helpful. we will definitely be back... soon i hope!
You'll have the Best time...!!
What can i say about this hotel-the food was fab, the rooms bright, airy and i loved the bathroom.
It about a 10 minute walk from the main shopping area.
The bar and restauarnt were a joy to eat in and with the irish music, toped the evening off
Surrounded by construction:
Stayed in Chief O'Neill's last spring with 3 family members. There was so much construction going on around the hotel that it was like a maze to get to the city center, which was not close. The construction projects look huge, as in not being completed any time soon. Would not stay again. Decor was cold. Food was okay. Public areas huge and not at all cozy. Location too far from everything Dublin: museums, shopping, restaurants, parks.
Attic Suites - you've got to stay in one
There are just 3 Attic suites in the hotel and if you are lucky enough to stay in one it will be a memorable experience. Huge loft room, felt like I was in NY. Big double circular jacuzzi bath, CD player, massive private wooden deck, great company. what more could you ask for.
Hate the noise
Room is ok. Food is all right. But it's so noisy. The window is sinlge-glazed. The wall is so thin. You can hear people walking/chatting outside the hotel. And you can hear people coming into their room late and leaving their room early. And they just gave us smoking room without asking first. Don't think I'll stay there ever again.
Bright, modern and fun
I stayed at Chief O'Neill's in fall 2002 and was very pleased with the place. Rooms are simply but comfortably furnished and have a very colorful and contemporary look, especially compared to many hotels in Europe which are overun with antique replicas and chintz. All rooms have a compact stereo CD player and guests are given a CD of traditional Irish music. Rooms have nice hairdryers, which is a plus since you don't have to pack your own and worry about adaptors. The location is about a 10-minute walk from Temple Bar, and a few blocks of it are off the beaten path, but is quiet at night. There's also a handy convenience store around the corner, and several pubs nearby (including Cobblestone, which has live traditional Irish music).
A reallly good balance between modern and traditional...the food was fab and you could walk to the pubs easily...Im going to stay on my next visit!!!
Loved Chief O'Neill's
We had a wonderul time in Chief O'Neill's last February. It's also about 10 minutes walk from the centre which means it's nice and quiet later at night.
Traditional yet Modern
We stumbled into Chief O'Neill's by accident having heard the authentic Irish music wafting through the gift shop we were in.
Great layout in the Lounge/Restaurant. Traditional folk group played and then Irish dancers strutted their stuff.
A fabulous afternoon's free entertainment and all "by accident".
(The accommodation looks great too) We'll certainly try to book next time we're visiting dublin.