Park Inn Dublin
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...faded into this day. Ha, see what I did there. Joining my blog entries like a boss!! I had a fairly packed day today. Firstly I made a phone call. Muddabear had kindly found someone in Dublin who I could meet up with after the few days I have just had. So I arranged to go to coffee with mum's friend's brother's friend's daughter. I think. I arranged to go to coffee with Emma. That makes it a bit easier to understand. But before then, I had a costume ...
... things happen in the travel vortex. Things like the human backpack. Aaaahhh the human backpack. Hands down the most hilarious incident of the trip. So heather and I decide we are going to take pic outside the Titanic Museum in Belfast. What would be more appropriate than to recreate the front of the boat scene? With Heather as Rose and me as Jack, we stood in front of the building for the shot. Problem is that for some reason at that moment (and despite ...
... quote from the guy there, then headed down the street to get some wifi to check the conversion and know how much money our card had on it, then went back. After the conversion, it worked out to be the exact amount we needed, give or take a few dollars! Fate? Or destiny?! We went back and put the card through the machine with our fingers crossed, and waited, waited, waited, then it approved!!! We were the proud new owners of a brand new ...
Well after 15 days of driving we are quite accustomed to driving the BMW but sadly now it is time to take it back. We set off from Trim but make a quick stop at a golf shop for Rod. We encounter no trouble along the way, the only issue is when we get close to the airport there is thick fog. It is bad enough driving around here without fog. Our second problem is we need to fill the car up prior to drop off. Normally this is not an issue heaps of ...
... giant airliners, so it was a little hard to navigate the crowded streets as a group. Now, we had taken the same tour once before with the Mulcahy group, and I don't know if Lorcan gave us the dumbed down version of the tour, but John's version was veery detailed and complicated; must have been the AP version of the tour! The weather was crazy - sunny one minute, then raining, freezing cold, and windy, and then back to sun. The planes started flying over so poor John was ...
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.