Green Isle Hotel
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Nick and I woke up early in order to catch our flight from London to Dublin, Ireland where we were to meet up with our parents and mom's side of the family. It was refreshing to see familiar faces (as well as to be in a country that speaks English as a first language). We walked out to our bus, now accompanied by a tour guide (we are so glad we no longer have to get out any maps, find guides or histories of anything or of course, get out our own wallets). We drove into ...
... first night with my host, he took me to the google buffet for dinner. Like, a giant buffet. For free. For the past couple months, I've been trying to save as much money as possible, and eating less than normal. I seriously had to contain myself at this buffet. The food was amazing, and I kept reminding myself not to shovel food too fast into my mouth. He also felt bad that I had to go to a hostel, so he me bought a few rounds that night. I introduced him to the Irish car ...
... culture of Ireland we headed for Cobblestone Pub. We were moved by the evocative music created by 10-12 gifted musicians who come each evening to “jam”. There is no music to read, no list of songs to be played, just talented people who love their instrument and share their music with others.
This is the first time we have ever heard the sweet tones of the Uilleann, the national bagpipes ...
... around so much in dublin today trying to stay awake we did good saw a lot walked around from 6 am till almost noon one o clock then we couldn't take it. Got hostel room took shower passed out for a couple hours. Got up walked to get food met an Irishman who told us not to eat Irish food and sent us to a little Italian place. Wow was that good had bruschetta and penne pasta with peppers and Italian sausage with tom sauce super good! Also saw the ...
... Dublin which was amazing. Then we had seen a movie theatre playing White House Down which we both wanted to see at 5.10 so we raced back and just made it in time to get tickets and we were naughty and got Macdonald's to take in as well! Very funny movie and I nearly peed my pants at one point! Then we caught the bus back to the B&B and got into out room which was nice and cosy and Scott was asleep by 9pm! Good day with a little more relaxing in it so we could recover from our ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Green Isle Hotel Dublin
Not what was expected
We stayed in this hotel for St Patrick's weekend; we were placed in the old bedrooms that where not very nice, very old fashioned and old itchy blankets not even a nice comfortable quilt or duvet on them.
The Rosie O'Gradys bar is a total dump, dirty and stinky; not even music playing for St Patrick's Night, the pub/bar food was just a small variety and seemed to be already heated up and prepared as was just ready to be dished out. Breakfast was fine but if you wanted a smaller portion you were still charged 14euro for this so I made sure to have the full portion the next morning. Staff - some friendly and helpful and some not; we rung to make a reservation for the Restaurant and when we arrived they said we had no reservation and didn't ring, not very professional as we showed them the number we rung and they said yes it was the restaurants number but no we didn't book a reservation; they were very abrupt and cheeky about the situation and said they was nothing they could do.. And as for location this is no where near Dublin City; when you get off the Luas there is nowhere to phone a taxi to get back to the hotel and it would take a good brisk 15 minutes walk up a very busy dual carriageway.
They have done a great job on the refurb. The staff here are friendly and helpful, the night barman is a star. The rooms are lovely and clean and even though it is right next a really busy road I didn't hear a thing. You should know that this hotel is not in the centre of Dublin but the Luis (tram) stops near and takes you straight there.
this hotel is not located near dublins city centre contrary to what they would have you believe! the reception staff are extremly patronising and the rooms in the old building are dusty and delapated an embarassment to the hotel industry lets hope the renovations improve on this!
Fantastic new addition to an old favourite
I have just stayed in the Green Isle Hotel.
It has new rooms and a huge car park and they have a leisure area that hadn't opened but on checking is due to open in October.
I was there for a meeting and stayed overnight.
We were given one of their new boardrooms - great views over Dublin city.
The rooms were extremely well designed with several nice touches.
The Hotel is situated out of the City which to be honest is a god send as the traffic in Dublin has now got so bad that it takes forever to travel small distances.
Great staff, great service and a pleasant atmosphere.
It is an ideal choice for anyone wanting to stay near the City and yet in a relaxing and comfortable location.
Good place to stay
My family stayed at this hotel for the two first nights of our Irish holiday. We found the staff very helpfull, our dinner the first night of our stay could not be faulted. The restaurant staff were very nice and our breakfasts excellent. After reading some of the reviews on this website, we were a little apprehensive as to what we would find at this hotel, but found this an enjoyable place to stay. Ok, there`s building work going on at the moment, it did`nt bother us. As a bonus, this hotel had free WIFI internett access in lobby area. Over all I would have no hessitation to recommend this hotel to anyone.
OK... not too convenient for city centre
We stayed just one night here, on arriving at Dublin airport. Found the hotel fairly easily, and checked in OK. On-going building work had reduced car parking area (temporarily I assume) but we still found a space, and we weren't disturbed by any building noise (but it was a weekend).
We opted to catch a bus from opposite the hotel into the city centre, which only cost a few Euros, but did seem to take ages, travelling through local housing estates and suburbs. From their website, with a photo of the tram/monorail, I'd assumed this would be closer than it actually was... bit misleading i thought.. not within walking distance anyway.
Room itself was a reasonable size.. decor was a bit 'tired' in my opinion, but I guess the building work is a major overhaul or extension with newer rooms. Didn't get chance to try the bar or restaurant, but they looked nice enough.
Ruined Short Break
This was our first visit to Ireland and when booking accomodation you have to rely on brochure or web site information when selecting where to stay.
We picked this hotel from the web site information which was not honest or up to date.
When booking most hotels will make you aware of any building works on going. This hotel did not make us aware of MAJOR rebuilding works with noisey site plant and equipment working from 7:30am.
The location information was also in correct.
It stated the travel time to Dublin from the hotel was 25 minutes.
By bus 1 hour+ in either direction. Taxi 45 minutes +.
It also stated there was a shuttle bus to the Luas tram system stop.
On arrival the reception informed us that there was no shuttle bus but we can book you a taxi to take you to the Luas. Should you not have advised when booking?
The Luas is 5 minutes away.
Not true according to the reception the taxi would take 15 minutes.
Had we been in possession of these facts we would definitely not booked the Green Isle Hotel.
Regarding the accomodation that was acceptable , the breakfast was poor and the staff was a mix from very helpful to curt/ abrupt.
Overall very poor , would not recommend this to anyone.
Paid in Full, No Reseravtion
Recently We Paid in full for 1 week stay in this Hotel Through Expdia.com but upon arrival on airport but Immigration Services wanted to Confirm the Hotel Reservation, Hotel Denied any reservation and Caused my Uncle to be deported back...Very Very BAD SERVICE!!!!!
Wonderful Friendly Service
We stayed at the Jury's, Green Isle, and were treated wonderfully! We did not have reservations, but were treated with great courtesy by the clerks. Room service was prompt and friendly. All in all, it was a great night's sleep, delicious breakfast, and we look forward to our next visit! We have told our friends to try to include this hotel on their itineraries.
Overpriced, overrated and bad
Terrible. Bad food, inattentive restaraunt service, meal was not what was ordered without even an apology, AND a party of eight that sat down 15 minutes later than us (a couple) was served approximately 10 minutes before us. Rooms were OK, bar tiny, smoky and uncomfortable. It might be OK if the price was 50% of what is charged. You would save a considerable amount of money by staying in a guesthouse and eating pub grub locally. Jurys seem to spent money on marketing and advertising to the detriment of the service that they are actually meant to be providing.