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Greetings from Dublin where we finally have Internet! It has been a couple of fun -filled days. Yesterday and today were especially full of activities and fun! I asked the boys this morning in our group at the B&B to rate yesterday and Robert said "I'd give it at 10 but then I'd have to give the next great one a 12. It was a fun day. …
... when we got to the table, Merlin and Beth were cutting their hamburger with a coffee stirrer. When we asked why, they said they had asked the Burger King people for a knife but they couldn't understand what they said! So they found the coffee stirrer and they were just using that. LOL! Bru na Boinne was very interesting. We parked at the visitor center. This was another place with signs about car thieves operating in this car park. But we ...
... s Day Parade (nothing really spectacular except for the lengths at which people in the crowds will go to see the parade: one guy sat on top of traffic lights...how he got there I'll never know!)
... and the "troubles" and how it all started. We saw some of the famous murals from both sides including murals to the famous hunger strikers including the leader Bobby Sands. Our driver was a republican so we did get a biased viewpoint, but we did see the loyalist side of Belfast too. Much to my surprise there is still a wall called the "peace wall" which separates protestant and catholic areas. In areas close to the wall, some people even have metal cages over ...
... the service could enter. Which is when Tim discovered that it was not a Catholic church but the Church of Ireland and he decided not to attend.
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Historical Traveler Reviews IMI Residence Dublin
My husband and I stayed here last weekend. The IMI is in the grounds of the Irish Management Institute. It is a bit out of Dublin city (which I liked because it was so quite) but we had a car so getting places wasn't a problem (and the LUCAS is about a 20 minute walk and there is a bus stop right outside the grounds). Like the recent reviews I thought that this hotel was clean and modern. I was impressed with the en-suite (the shower was great) and there was free broadband internet access. The breakfast was good, cereals, fruit, youghurts, croissants, toast, fruit juices, tea and coffee. The lounge area was nice and there was cutlery available so we brought our meals in. All in all I found this hotel an excellent place to stay. We only paid 89GBP for two nights so it was really cheap. I would definitely consider staying here again.
Just got back from a fantastic weekend in Dublin and for the money we paid I have no complaints about this hotel. Ok there isnt a restaurant but with several hundred or more to chose from in Dublin why bother .
Great Staff!! Great place!!
We had a great time in the IMI Residences. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the place was so clean and new.
Free tea and coffee in the lounge all day was great.
Not sure about recent poor review titled 'Don't stay there'.
Stayed there over the weekend - the hotel was great - couldn't fault it.
Friendly staff, nice relaxed atmosphere, rooms were spotless, and certainly on a par with many 4 star hotels.
As far as not being able to control temperature in the room - a normal radiator you can turn on/off and a window you can open/close - what's the problem?
You know before you book that there is no bar or restaurant, so why complain about it? You can buy chilled wine/beer from reception if really can't make it out to a pub!
If I can get rooms for similar price, would definitely go again later this year.
Stayed at the Radisson SAS (5 star) last year and preferred the IMI overall.
Helpful staff & Great Value
I stayed at the imi residence a week ago and found it terrific. The staff were helpful from beginning to end. The lack of a restaurant in the evening was not a big deal because there are so many dining places in Dublin. Even the guests were friendly - I believe this is a testament to the general atmosphere in the hotel. It was an oasis of calm and the best place I have stayed out of six Dublin hotels in the past 6 months.
Don't stay here
Really, this was a horrible experience. We had loose wires hanging from the ceiling and in the walls, no way of controlling the temperature in the room and, wait for it, the toilet did not work. When we complained we were told that someone would fix it, but that did not happen and only after much more complaining with some very unhelpful staff did we manage to get another room. But to no avail as the toilet did not work there either. It is not as close to the station as advertised and the service and amenities are extremely conspicuous in their absence. No luggage room, bar, restaurant and sometimes no staff either. Do yourself a favour and stay somewhere else.
An oasis of calm outside Dublin city centre.
I have just returned from spending two nights at the IMI Residence and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It was excellent value and very clean. Serene music playing in reception and large open spaces added to the ambience.
The white bed linen and powerful shower were definite plus points. The new LUCAS system at Ballaly was efficient and good fun. However you would have to walk very quickly to reach it in ten minutes, as avertised!
Just a couple of little moans... I did miss having a soak in the bath after a long day shopping and the bath towels were tiny!
It is also worth noting that it is a long way to return for your luggage. So, if like me your flight home is not until the evening you will be stuck with your bag all day. I guess the answer is to travel light!
Delighted with IMI
We loved the IMI Residence, the staff were superb and the room was first class. Located on the outskirts of the city but the LUAS took us int town in less than 20 minutes. We would definately stay there next time we need accommodation in Dublin.
The IMI Residence is a hotel located within a business and conference centre. We booked a Saturday night there for a very reasonable rate of £48. The hotel is quite far from Dublin City Centre, but the bus was reliable, so we really didn't mind the 20 minute journey there and back.
Loved the imi
We just a 3 night stay at imi, and this small 50 room hotel proved to be excellant value for money, onlt paid 55euro per night and had a large room with tv and full coffee/tea making equipment.
the hotel is quite new and tastefully decorated and kept clean (in a word SPOTLESS) t he bed was most comfortable-breakfast was a small buffet but good value and enough to start the day-free newspapers and the staff were so friendly and pleasant.the hotel was perfecr for us as it was in 12 acres of ground-so no outside noise-the hotel is mostly for business people on a training course so they were also quiet,i normally like a top name hotel but this hotel will be top of my list next time im in dublin-i will certainly try to book this hotel first