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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Dublin
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Dublin
Stayed at Dublin Hilton for a long weekend. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Concierge was happy to take luggage when we arrived at 9am in the morning and also happy to store it at end of our stay. Had a club room for our stay which was very spacious. Hotel is in excellent decorative condition. Resturant was lovely and service first class. Had meal on night of arrival which was very good. Breakfast was excellent - lots of choice and food plentiful. Luas tram stop outside hotel was very convenient. Would love to come back again and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
No air conditioning!!!
What a disappointment to find out that there was not any air conditioning. We were unable to get some proper sleep because of the heat in the rooms. Even though it was much cooler outside, you could hardly open your windows more than a couple of inches.
Besides the hotel tried to charge us extra for a meal we had already paid.
We were also annoyed to find out that the health center was in fact 10-15 minutes walk from the hotel!!!
Do not go there!
Okay not great
My husband is a Diamond member in the Hilton program so we received a free upgrade, but the room was only average. The room did not have A/C and it was very hot. The breakfast was fine - a lot of options, but only better than average food. The staff is very nice and the best part of the stay. It's a bit of a walk to Grafton Street. However, you can take the Luas (tube) to St. Stephen's Green. The Luas is right next to the Hilton. I would not stay there again.
Had our Wedding there
We had our Wedding in the Hilton, Dublin and found the staff, service and food excellent. Everything was done for us and we didn't have to worry about a thing, everyone had a ball and our only regret was that we never got to thank the staff properly. Our guests still talk about the food as everything tasted amazing. We would highly recommend any couple thinking of having their wedding there to go for it!
Weekend stay during March, Hilton Diamond member but received only an upgrade to a club room which was unremarkably average.
Staff fantasic room service food available until around midnight, but on asking for a plate of chips at 02:00 the front desk man said, the kitchen was closed, but he fancied some anyway - so went and cooked them himself for us - how brill is that!!
I thought this Hotel was very good. We complained about the room when we arrived as it was noisy and were upgraded free of charge. The food and the service were good. The soda bread cook is only 84 years old so clearly has a lot to learn!
Have just spent a weekend at the Hilton Dublin. Room was comfortable and clean, and we found the staff at the hotel very helpful and pleasant. Its also convenient - only 15 mins from the centre. One thing I found surprising was that there was no Irish soda bread served at Breakfast on two of the three mornings! (just poor quality toast) On the morning they did serve it - it certainly was not what I would call soda bread - just overcooked hard scones! My aunt who is 85 and makes soda bread everyday could teach them a thing or two!
Nice....But Where's the AC, Friends?
I just spent a few days at the Dublin Hilton as part of a Globus group tour of Ireland. In all fairness, the hotel was immaculately clean, attractive (though not at all "plush"), and friendly. However, I couldn't believe that a bonafide Hilton wouldn't feature air conditioning--even in Ireland. My room was warm and stuffy. I searched in vain for the AC controls until I realized that there were none! The hotel features very pricey items in its card-operated (no cash) vending machines. This guest solved that problem by trotting around the corner to a nearby Centra grocery store and purchasing his much-loved Coca-Cola. So that you won't think me a chronic complainer, the included breakfast was first-rate and the desk staff members were very friendly and helpful.
OK but nothing memorable
We stayed at the Hilton in May, 2003. Since there are three in my party, this hotel was a reasonable choice with rooms that have a double bed and a fold out sofa.Overall, the hotel was decent. One advantage is the free parking. However the room was not necessarily memorable. Clean but not plush by any standard, with some signs of wear. The walk to the main highlights (St. Stephen's Green) is about 15 minutes or so. Not far, but enough to seem to take awhile at night when you're trying to get home after a pub crawl.
This is a sub-par Hilton. It does not have A/C and was quite hot when we stayed in August. It is older and the rooms are small. The room is supposed to have Internet access, but it did not work. The lobby and restaurant are nice (nice breakfast). It is a little south of all of the attractions and is VERY hard to find via a map (while driving). It is a 5 minute drive to Trinity College, St. Patricks Cathedral, Christ Church, etc. Parking was adequate. People were nice.
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