Travel Blogs from Dublin
It started out like any other Sunday morning, but things quickly spiraled out of control (in a good way). I got up nice and early to enjoy my free Conrad breakfast (normally $25) thanks to Gary Ehrbar's Hilton status. Plus I wanted to make sure to see all that Dublin has to offer in my one day in the city.
I decided not to leave the best …
We are feeling the effects of jet lag but are surviving by sleeping late like today. When we finally got out into the streets it was nice weather. The sun was breaking through the clouds and wind was dying down. Though it did take all day for it too really be nice outside. We did some more walking around the city. We took in St. Stephen's Green and …
We could tell the weather was chaging last night. When we went out it was barely comfortable and by the time we got back it was uncomfortable. Well, this morning it was cold and rainy. Exactly the Dublin weather, I was expecting. But hoping against. Oh, well. We braved the weather and got a bit damp. We owe a big thank you to the hotel for placing …
Yoday was the train ride back fro Galway to Dublin. It was a slow ride as there were delays on the way and an extra stop in Kildare. Not quite sure why but we were not driving the train.
Ah back in a Hilton property tonight. Here I feel better. I think it is because we are top tier with them and I know what to expect. We have a great room and …
... arrived at the home of Jean and Ger McKeanon, Jean already had dinner waiting for us. The food was home-cooked and delicious! It was so refreshing to have a home-cooked meal. After dinner, Jean pulled the most amazing bread pudding out of the oven which she then topped off with ice cream. It was so good! After dinner, we decided to take a little walk around the neighborhood since it was so bright outside. We ended up at ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Conrad Dublin
Refurbishments are Complete!
And the hotel is looking amazing.
The service is fantastic, and it is located just a 5 minute walk from Grafton Street, and a 10 minute walk from Temple Bar.
We were able to walk to excellent restaurants on South William Street and Kildare street.
The concierge was very helpful, we were treated as you would expect in a 5* hotel.
Breakfast is a bit steep at over 25 Euro, however you get enough food to still be eating at lunchtime!
Have a drink in Alfie Byre's before hitting the town, it a nice, clean taditional Irish bar.
The hotel itself is lovely but I found just a little something missing. Atmosphere maybe? Its really a hotel for business people and I think we were the only guests there for a holiday.
My fourth stay at this fine hotel and as per usual I was not disappointed. This hotel is costly but if you are willing to pay for class then you will not be disappointed. The rooms are well appointed and extremely well set up for business people, not to mention the very comfortable beds. You will find the staff extremely accommodating. If there is a downside to this hotel, then it would be its location. If you wish to hang out in Temple bar then you are looking at least a 20 minute walk. Overall this is a very impressive hotel.
I quite like the hotel's character - not too flashy (I find some 5* Dubln hotels a bit "bling"!), central and good service. Extras not cheap, but for the location and a bit of conservative style, worth the money. I have stayed there 5 times on business and am going back there on pleasure for one night soon (sad, I know...)
Fantastic, this hotel is gorgeous. The rooms are big and the bed is very comfy. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Room service was a bit slow but I could live with that. Would most definately stay here again. Added that extra touch to our romantic weekend.
I have stayed in many of Dublins 5* hotels and this is my favourite. The beds are extremely comfortable and there are lovely feather duvets & pillows, the bedlinen is Egyptian cotton. The bathrooms are large and the toiletries are great too. The food is also fab and there is an early bird menu if you don't want to pay full restaurant prices. You can get great deals on the Hilton website so check it out. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Dublin for it's luxury and fantastic central location which is great for shopping in Grafton Street and the famous Dublin nightlife.
Not interested in honeymooners!
We stayed at the Conrad just for a few days after our wedding in April 2004. We did tell the receptionist that we were honeymooners but this didn't make any difference at all. Not sure what we were after, just maybe a bit more pampering!! Not gonna get it here though! It is a lovely hotel though, very clean and the bedding is wonderful (crisp white sheets). It just felt a little....cold, compared to the warmth that the Irish always generate in their welcome
Good if a little pretentious
A good hotel just south of St Stephen's Green, near many of the ministries of the Irish Government but some distance from the main business and commercial areas of Dublin. Five-star pretensions means that rooms lack tea/coffee making facilities. A coach service to & from Dublin Airport stops a block behind the hotel.
Had a very nice stay
We stayed here in November of 2003 using our accumulated hilton points for a free six nights. not staying in upscale hotels very much, we were suprised by the great service at this hotel. the doorman was always friendly and helpful along with all the other staff. the rooms are nicely appointed even though the builing is kinda modern ugly on the exterior (sticks out in the nieghborhood). The location is ok but I agree with the previous review that some walking will be necessary. Did not eat at the hotel due to the high prices but it looked nice enough. The gym is functional and very clean/private. Overall, this was one of the nicest hotels this budget traveler has ever stayed at and I highly recommend it (especially if you can stay for free!!)
Get your walking shoes on
A very plush hotel, the rooms are excellent with a nightly turn down service, we are Hilton Diamond members and received a bottle champagne & a box of chocolates on arrival.
No swimming pool unfortuantely and the gym in very small, although who comes ot Dublin to get fit anyway.
The hotel is quite a walk from the top of st. Stephens Green and the centre of Dublin, although there is a bus service that stops outside the hotel.
One criticism - no tea & coffee facilities in the room & we had to pay 15 Euros for a pot of tea to the room which I though was a bit steep