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... bus departure time!! So we power walked out of the station trying to find the coach station, and ended up going the wrong way before being pointed in the right direction. We finally found it, and were sure we must have missed the bus, but as we were walking up we saw a bus pulling out which said Gatwick on it, so Darren ran up to the bus and the driver said he was pulling in! So we were extremely lucky that our bus was late too!! So we waited for him to pull around ...
... feel the vibrations in your bones. The vibrations actually put the baby next to us right asleep so she didn't even have time to cry. The plane made me feel like I was back in the C-130 flying from Okinawa to the Philippines. Z and I have made a game of trying to guess the nationalities of everyone we meet and we think the flight attendants are Norweigian but our track record has been surprisingly bad and they could be from Beijing and we could guess wrong.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Croke Park Hotel Dublin
I am very impressed with the hotel so far. the location is a little away from the city centre - but it was an easy 15 minute or so. If you are attending an event @ Croke Park Stadium - it is literally across the street!!! The service here was amazing! Breakfast was fantastic - lots of choices - very tasty. The room was a good size on the Executive Floor and I had access to the Executive Lounge which was nice to be able to get water, tea and light snacks throughout the day. Loved the cookies!!! There was also an ice machine on this floor - which I loved!! I did not however, love the water pressure in the shower....took a long time to rinse my long hair. There are 2 computer terminals available in the lobby that are free to use - but please be aware if someone is waiting...try not to monopolize the time - like one lady did on several occasions! I definitely recommend this hotel if you don't mind a 15 minute walk to O'Connell Street. The hotel is very close to Connelly Station where I departed from to head to Belfast. Excellent choice for me!
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All good except the hot water pressure in the shower...very week... everything else was above board
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Croke Park Hotel Dublin
Stayed the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of February. Hotel is contemporary but very welcoming. Bar has large impressive feature fire and cleverly designed screen showing major events. Dined in the Bistro on the first evening. Food delicious (try the cannon of lamb!)and staff very friendly and efficient. Bedrooms were the most impressive, best nights sleep I have ever had, so much so that I have purchased a bed from the supplier today. Underfloor heating in bathrooms a nice touch. Walked into the main shopping area on Saturday, took approximately 15 minutes. Booked to go again in April.
the hotel is a great place to stay, secure car park, nice rooms and the food is divine!!!
i did have a few problems when i stayed though, i never recieved my wake-up call and so was late for an appointment in the city, also no newspaper and the bath worked the opposite to how it should have, which ended up with me burning myself!
the staff though were friendly and helpful, i have stayed here before and definitely will again!
My Husband, two girls, and myself stayed in room 341, third floor, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and we enjoyed our stay, immensely. We were very impressed with the friendly helpful staff, at the front desk, and the cleanliness of the hotel. The bedroom was very spacious, with two double beds, and a single bed. The bathroom had bath, plus seperate shower, and the underfloor heating created great comfort. The breakfast was excellent, and offered great choice. There is so much to do in Dublin, we were disappointed that our stay wasnt longer. We have recommended Jurys to several of our friends, and we hope to go back again some time.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Croke park hotel in October 2005. I loved this hotel. It was modern, clean, and service was fantastic. Best of all was the heated bathroom floors! I loved this feature. The rooms were clean and the beds in of the most comfortable in the 5 places we stayed in through out Ireland. This is a very modern, secure hotel. You need your key to access the elevators, get in and out of the garage, and keep your lights in your room turned on. Yep that is what I said to keep your lights in your room turned on you slide your key into a little slot. If you don't do this, your lights will turn off in about 10 minutes. It is also good because you always know where your key is.
just home from a 3 day break at jurys croake park we loved it. New hotel every thing fresh, staff excellent, location out of town, we had a car and used it,to use a taxi would be just as cheap as car parking charge.We had our 9 yr old son with us not a lot in hotel for him to do but what hotel has.Staff were so friendly and helpful.We will be going to dublin every month for a while and we will be using this hotel.
This is a new hotel so it is absolutely beautiful. It has the nicest, friendliest and most helpful staff I have ever come across in a hotel, especially Sandra on reception. Rooms are lovely - widescreen LCD tv, air conditioning, beautiful bathrooms with fantastic separate bath and shower. Internet access, desk and office chair. Nice recliner too. Shower is large - plenty of room to move around. Executive rooms are worth the EUR20 extra - you get a much bigger bed, bathrobes and access to executive lounge.
A nice hotel, a distance from city center.
We stayed at this hotel Oct. 20-24, 2005. The establishment was finished and the staff very courteous and helpful. The hotel was very nice with many nice amenities. Unless you're staying in a room at the front of the building with a view of Croke Park across the street, the views are not worth looking out the window. The hotel is further from city center than the adverts would suggest. We had no problem getting around using public transport (bus, DART and Suburban rail, taxi) however. We didn't eat at the hotel, choosing to dine locally instead. One disappointment was the charge for "in room broadband internet". We did enjoy our stay here as we got an excellent deal during their opening, but would probably choose an establishment more centrally located next time.
Stayed at this hotel for our 25th Wedding anniversary 16th -20th October. Were given a room with king sized bed, loved the under floor heating in bathroom, beds turned down every night with bathrobes and chocolates left for us on the bed. No problems at all during our stay except could do with a waste bin in the bathroom and when lying in the bath you tend to be gazing at the underneath of the sink, bad design on someones part. The maid changed our towels every morning and night. The hotel is situated opposite Croke Park stadium (well worth a visit) and in an industrial park area, but we walked back to the hotel every night 20-25 minutes from Temple Bar and did not have any problems, there is students accommodation not far and also a Police Station so although area might look run down we did not feel threatened or uncomfortable in any way. Taxi from airport cost 25 euros and is worth not having the hassle. We paid £47 a night for the room it was a special offer and must admit had a very good deal. The hotel is new and modern and we could not fault anything. Patrick one of the porters is really helpful and all the staff were friendly. We only had a bar meal there at lunch time, the burger was lovely. If you want a great place to eat go to The Shack in Temple Bar opposite Temple Bar Hotel great food, also the Arlington Hotel alongside the Liffey O'connell Street side great irish food carvery not too expensive and good entertainment every night, but you need to reserve a table if you want to go in the evening. Musical Pub Crawl is worth a try but avoid going to see Book of Kells, bit of a rip off. I would recommend this hotel if you don't mind the exercise.
A Few Teething Problems
We stayed in this hotel 19th - 21st Sept, it had only opened on the 8th Sept, so I thought 'great, brand new hotel'.
This is a lovely hotel, very smart, we didn't see or hear any continuing building work, it seemed finished to me.
There were a few teething problems which the staff sorted out and we got our meal, in the restaurant, on the house.
It wasn't too much of a walk into the city centre, but not as close as stated in the information about the hotel. We caught a bus from the airport and it was a bit of a walk from the bus stop to the hotel.
Very smart bar area with a big projection tv screen at one end.
Even though we had two or three problems, we would stay at this hotel again.
We stayed here from 21-23 September, about two weeks after it opened.