Drury Court Hotel
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We are off to Dublin on a bargain airliner. Oh what fun! These cheap airliners operate out of the smaller and very far away Stansted airport. The fare from London to Dublin was $8 on Ryan Air and the train fare to get to the airport was $30... How does that work? Boarding the plane I realize how they achieve such low fares... every part of the …
Arrived in Dublin late Monday night (unexpectedly via Manchester - gotta love airports). Sans luggage! Gratefully hit the sack at around midnight, and enjoyed a restful night's sleep until the empty kegs were moved over and replaced with full ones at the pub outside our window at 7am. Good alarm clock. Plenty of craic happening on our way to the …
... So we walked a bit around the campus, getting
pictures of the beautiful architecture and planned to come back for a
visit to the library later. After that, we headed over to Suffolk
Street to the Dublin Tourism Information Center, which is located in a
beautiful old church. This is where we would be picked up early in the
morning tomorrow for our tour of the Giant’s Causeway and Northern ...
... and go another time, good decision all around. Not so!!!!! We soon found out that the hotel was non refundable so looked like we were on our way to Ireland. Not all bad just hurt a little more on the wallet than we wanted. Anyway now onto the story.
We flew into Dublin on the Friday night and made our way to our hotel. When we got there Dublin was already in full swing with lots of pubs packed and drunkies all over the show. The hotel we had ...
... game and moved up a gear on the final whistle, and the start of a long evening of celebration.
The next day we started our journey around southern and western Ireland, and started with our collection of our hire car. First surprise - the Irish drive on the left side of the road like the British, but it had been eighteen years since I had found the gear lever in my right hand. Fortunately the break and clutch are in the same places, once I remembered to get into the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Drury Court Hotel Dublin
Great Irish hospitality
Stayed at the Drury Court Hotel for 2 nights and found the location excellent, staff very helpful, breakfast fine. The manager, Paul Hand, personified Irish hospitality at its best. Rooms very nice, clean and comfortable. Would recommend it to anyone.
Great value for money too!
Stayed here as a group of 4 couples. Excellent choice! Wonderful Irish hospitality from the Manager and staff. Lovely rooms and breakfast and great location. If you don't want the noise from the night club nearby, ask for fifth floor rooms overlooking the car park! Heterosexual couple
Good Hotel, would stay again
As a 3*, Drury Court is perfectly acceptable. Centrally located, ideal for shop & restaurants, and in a nice area of Dublin
Staying Saturday and Sunday night there was a little nightlife noise but not enough to disturb or prevent us from getting off to sleep.
The room was nice, clean and well presented. Staff were helpful.
Our family of 5 stayed 4 nights at Drury Court Hotel in Dublin. We were in adjoining rooms on the 3rd floor. We booked the rooms through Mr. Terry Butler, their Internet booking representative. He was wonderful to deal with, efficient, helpful and friendly. The desk clerks and Paul Hand, the general manager, were very nice and Paul was quick with a lesson or two on local Irish history.
Only in an emergency
Stayed at this hotel for one night and one night was enough i could not go back there.
The rooms are badly decorated and small street is noisey and staff are only so-so friendly. The Bar staff males are too busy talking to young lady's to serve other customers including me and to round it all off the staff drink shots with customers while working. Very unprofessional. At one stage one of the bar staff made a ######## in a blender served up the ######## to the customer and then drank the rest of the ######## from the blender container. The only nice part of this hotel is the beer garden that is at the back its nicely presented and looked after but thats it about this hotel. I wouldn't go back
Noise & Dirty Windows
The service was awful and there was noise everywhere as there is a construction site outside.
Also the windows were very dirty and when we arrived there was an argument going on with the manager, as somebody wanted their money back.
After two days we would have that same argument with the manager and never got our money back or a discount despite little sleep and having to move elsewhere to stay.
With regard to the service which is described as 'awful,' this is an unusual comlaint, the vast majority of our guests are happy with our standard of service, we know this from the guest comment sheets that are returned to us. We strive to maintain and improve our standards all the time.
Our rooms were right on the first floor looking out the front, we had the clock just outside our room,but this made no impact on our stay,all i can say abouth the room was it was quite small and very noisy, However getting passed this was no problem as the managment would have moved us had we asked , we found the staff very helpful and the bar staff very attentive,was does let the hotel down is the downstairs dining room which was rather cramped and the breakfasts did leave alot to be desired,
We did enjoy our stay at the drury and would reccommend the hotel . and visit again..
Ok..not bad..but still renovating
Still carrying on the rennovations but all in all not too bad... breakfasts were good but air cond non existent in bedrooms..asked for no smoking room but ashtray repeatedly replaced on table by variable room service (from 10 am until sometimes after 4 pm...inconvinient if going out early and wanting a shower..)
All in all the location makes up for a lot of minor problems.. the bar is quite nice but no ding room (suggest Jaipur....up-market indian 20 metres away) and of course Temple Bar.. a few mins on foot.
Check before you leave !!
On arrival to the hotel we were greeted with lots of workman noise as they were rebuilding the hotel. We were assured the work did not start till 9-30 and therefore not concerned. We were also told that our booking company were informed of this problem. However the noise started earlier than this on the Friday. Also the room was cold due to the fact the radiators were either switched off or not working. In the end we had to ask for a portable heater. In conclusion this could be a nice hotel, once the work has finished! But check if there is work on the hotel before you leave, and if there is dont go !!! Dont expect to complain when you get home, the management of the hotel or the booking company (...) have been no use so far!