Dublin Citi Hotel
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Today I took an all-day mini-bus tour down through the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough (glen-da-lock), where there were ruins of an early monastic settlement. It was another gorgeous day with lots of sun. But it was incredibly windy. I won't say much about the trip, just look at the pictures. It was extremely beautiful.
One thing I will …
I woke up about 2:30 am, after 8 hours of sleep and I was wide awake. So eventually I just got up. I blogged and researched stuff on the internet for a while. About 6 am I was getting sleepy so I laid down and fell asleep again. I didn't get up until 12:30 pm.So it was a very late start.
I went for a walk through Temple Bar, stopped to get …
The flight to Dublin was only 5 hours, 45 minutes and we actually arrived really early. We were supposed to get in at 6:55 but I was through customs and outside waiting for a bus by 6:40 am. Granted, the airport was deserted so customs didn't take long. And I'd only taken a carry on bag, so I didn't even have to wait for bags.
But I did …
Well we are now at our last day in Ireland, we leave for Paris early tomorrow morning ( to airport by 4.30am here, around 4 pm Aussie time). Our stay here has been terrific, we have travelled 3300 klms in our hire car, 90% of which has been on back roads, a lot of that on roads..lanes not much wider than the car. This country is amazingly …
... they had there. Jim was disappointed there weren't more horses there. The grounds were exquisite. While he checked out the horse museum, I walked through the Japanese Gardens.....lovely. After the horse farm we traveled a bit and stopped in Kilkenny and wandered around a medieval castle. Poked around the little town and wandered into a couple shops. Some of these little stops are just long enough for a potty break...and if the travel people get a 'cut' of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dublin Citi Hotel
Hotel location was great, very central. Room was noisy (even though we were on the top floor). There was lots of noise whilst the cleaning of rooms, which made us feel that we should get up and out, even though we were booked for a further night. Or room was adequate. There was only decaf coffee in the room. You had to duck under the plasma tv (once hit my head on it, very sore!). Water in room didn't taste nice at all. I asked for poached egg on toast and got what looked like microwaved scrambled egg, not a nice experience, and this is all served in the area that is the bar the night before, a bit bizarre. This was all before I was charged €260 for a Saturday night (because of the rugby, we were not aware of this when booking, something to look out for in Dublin) definitely not worth it! I will go back to Dublin, but not to this hotel.
We stayed 2 nights at the Citi Hotel for a weekend in August 2006. It's in a fantastic location, very handy to walk to (5 mins) from the airport bus drop off at Trinity College. And so very handy for the city centre pubs, restaurants etc.
Had a very enjoyable stay here at the end of August 2006. The room was a comfortable size and very clean, as was the bathroom. Reception staff were friendly and helpful, and the breakfast included in the rate was good. My only complaint is the level of noise from the street: I expected this in the city centre, however the window in our room didn't close completely (there was a small gap at the top) so it was probably louder than it should have been. Noise from the nightclub below the hotel was faint enough not to be a problem. The location is perfect, being only two minutes walk from Trinity College and about five minutes from both O'Connell Street and Grafton Street. Temple Bar is just one block behind the hotel. The rate we paid was quite reasonable for peak season at €89/night for a double room including breakfast for two.
One of the best stays we ever had
hi all, i stayed at dublin citi hotel it will be a w/end i never will forget, hotel excellent, food excellent, 3 bars and a free admission night club, we got a free shot of the manger, door staff were the best lads we ever seeing use to enjoy going for a smoke we will be back at xmas if your looking for something in city centre this is the place all you hve to do is party. cant wait there was 14 of us and not one had a thing bad to say .
Excellent location, good value tiny room horrible breakfast
I spent one night in a Dublin Citi Hotel in Dublin. This hotel is in a Dame Street (very centre of Dublin) in a old building. To arrive by car is horrible because is impossible to park. There is a park car very near, but is very expensive. The hotel is old and the rooms are tidy. There is a TV. The WC and a shower are tiny too. The breakfast is included in the rate. You can choose irish breakfast (eggs, bacon, mushrooms...) or continental breakfast (toasts, butter, mermalade, one big muffin, coffe...not chocolate, not yoghurts...). The price is 60 euros a twin room for two persons (breakfast included). I booked by internet.
Old hotel, excellent location, tiny rooms and the breakfast needs to improve.
Dublin Citi Hotel , 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland
Está localizado en pleno centro de Dublín. Es imposible encontrar un lugar mejor ubicado. Las habitaciones son confortables, si bien un poco pequeñas. La verdad es que las duchas son un poco incómodas, pero he estado en otros hoteles irlandeses y no son mejores. Por el precio de un hotel regular en Irlanda pernocta uno en un parador español, pero eso es habitual en Europa. La zona, obviamente, es ruidosa, pero he de decir que el clima irlandés no permite tener las ventanas abiertas la mayor parte del año (o al menos yo paso siempre frío allí). Además el hotel tiene un pub bastante agradable, donde uno se puede tomar una copa (incluso el día de Viernes Santo, que curiosamente, allí están todos los pub cerrados). Yo creo que en conjunto es un sitio a tener en cuenta. Cuando uno se aloja en un hotel tan céntrico, no se espera que se haga para dormir a pierna suelta durante 3 días, sino para aprovechar las ventajas de no tener que coger un taxi, aunque se llegue muy tarde o se haya bebido más de la cuenta. Además, un sitio como este es muy apropiado para mujeres que viajan solas. La ubicación hace que una siempre se sienta segura. No tener que depender de taxis ni transportes urbanos es una gran ventaja. Esta zona es la más segura de todo Dublín, y siempre hay gente. Todo lo que un turista quiere ver y visitar se encuentra a tiro de piedra de este Hotel.
I've stayed in many hotels in Dublin, from the very expensive, to the ridiculously cheap. Now, whenever I return (several times a year), I always try to book into the Trinity Arch.
We had expected to stay at the Bridge House Hotel but on arrival there were told they were over-booked and we were to stay at Trinity Arch instead - while we believe this was a stroke of good fortune (the Bridge House was not inspiring when we got there!) we would agree that the location of the Trinity Arch does make it difficult to sleep, particularly on warm nights at the weekend, when you want to keep the windows open! The breakfast was adequate for us but disappointingly the menu was re-printed after we asked for the fruit and yoghurt listed only to be told that is was NEVER available - now its no longer listed rather than finally available! The rooms were adequate in size for us, the beds comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful and the location good for sight-seeing and accessing Temple Bar at night for dining purposes. On balance - not the disaster the trip might have been if the Bridge House hadn't been over-booked.
Our first stop during a two-week trip to Dublin turned out to be the worst. The lovely facade of the Trinity Arch Hotel, recommended by Ireland for Dummies, was drury inside. A tiny lobby, a tiny lift, tiny rooms, tiny bathrooms. Worn carpets. And the noise, oh, the noise.