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Great Location, shame about the 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.
Location, location, location
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.
The double room we had was clean and spacious and on the top floor. There was some noise from the street as there's no double glazing, but it wasn't a problem. I imagine rooms on lower floors might be disturbed by traffic/people going home late.
We did have one problem of no water in the bathroom when we awoke on the Sunday morning. The DJ had flipped a switch and the stored water had been used up overnight on the flower baskets. Not sure if that was actually what happened as it also occured later that afternoon... but the hotel endeavoured to get an engineer out. No offers of comp drinks/discount for the hassle though.
Anyway, all in all a good location and a clean 3 star hotel.
Great hotel in the centre of Dublin
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
Las ventajas superan los inconvenientes
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.
Friendliest hotel in Dublin!
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.
It's located very centrally in the city, and is convenient for access to all the places a visitor is likely to want to see.
It's true that being in the centre of the city, there is noise in the vicinity, but closing the window blocks out the majority of this. Also, requesting a room at the rear of the building cuts out the vast majority of the street noise and allows a peaceful night for even a light sleeper like me.
The building itself is fairly old, and so yes, the lift isn't 'drive-in' size, but it's big enough to hold several people, and it always works. Mirrors give it a spacious feel.
The rooms are always scrupulously clean, they're comfortable, and some of the beds are the biggest I've seen anywhere!
The main asset to the place though, is the fact that it's so very relaxed,friendly and welcoming. It's always a pleasure to book in, and a dissapointment to check out.
I ALWAYS reccomend it to friends who are visiting that beautiful city.
N.B. I've never seen any of the negatives like worn carpets mentioned by a previous reviewer.
At least the beds were comfortable and staff friendly
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.
Trinity Arch was Disappointing
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.
The hotel is not air conditioned, so we had to keep the windows open on a humid August night. Unfortunately, the hotel is on busy Dame Street. Pubgoers carried on until -- I am not exaggerating -- past 2:00 a.m. Also, sirens were prevalent.
The included breakfast was forgettable.
Good location for access to Temple Bar, Trinity College and Grafton Street, but don't stay there in the summer unless you are a night owl (actually, an early morning owl) or an an extremely sound sleeper.
Yes you may experience some noise when staying with us. Yes we have a late bar and nightclub. Yes we are located on a busy street.Yes you will get a FANTASTIC location. Yes you will receive prompt, friendly and curteous service. Yes you will get value for money.
We do advertise ourselves as a "young, singles" hotel as much as possible and do inform all our advertisers and our guests on booking that we have a late bar.
The traffic noise I'm afraid is the price you pay for LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! To be honest its not really that bad, you will experience it at around 7.30 a.m until 9 am Mon to Fri due to rush hour and then again between 5 and 7pm but after that its not too much of a problem and I dont think anyone wants to spend the day in their hotel room! Not when your this close to EVERYTHING, Trinity College, Christchurch, Dublin Castle... SHOPS SHOPS SHOPS and TEMPLE BAR!!
Our hotel rooms are VERY clean, the housekeeping staff are some of the best girls I've worked with in the business. Our building is a very old building dating back to the 1800's and due to it being a listed building we cannot change certain aspects of the building, this includes the windows (hence no double glazing), and we are limited in the work we can do with making rooms bigger.
We have 27 bedrooms, and yes some are small but we do reflect that in our rates. We price the rooms accordingly and always endevour to give good value for money.
The breakfast situation has been reviewed and we receive compliments on a regular basis about it.
I would like to also suggest that if you ever have a problem or a suggestion for a hotel, please tell the reception! Its almost always easier for the staff to get things changed when we have imput from our guests, after all its YOU we are aiming to please!! So in future let us know when your here so we can change it!!