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I couldn't sleep. Not one bit on that plane. They served us beverages and then an hour later came "dinner." By the time dinner was over it was 1 am; US time. Probably took AerLingus 3 hours from departure to turn off the lights. Attempted to sleep but the man behind me kept punching the touch screen, which so happens to be where my head is rested. …
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After a long journey, we finally made it to Dublin! Our original domestic flight back in the US was delayed 3 hours so in order to get here on time, the airline flew us to London last night and we had a direct flight from London to Dublin this afternoon. When we arrived we took the bus to our hotel and asked where the nearest shopping district was …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane Dublin
Just arrived back from the quality hotel and leisure centre in dublin after staying for three nights all staff very friendly and polite always said good morning etc. Takes about 20 minutes from bus stop costs 5 euros for a day pass on the dublin bus (takes about 40 mins from Airport) quite a bit bumpy on path with lugguge a lot of construction work going on but did not interfere with holiday or noise in the hotel. ROOMS the rooms are fantastic plenty of space television with about 11 channels e-mail and internet facilities, kettle, ironing board only dove soap in bathroom no other tolietries shower over bath power shower also the bed was changed twice whilst we where there. FOOD we had a meal on the Saturday night (did not make a reservation) very good starter and main meal around 90 euros for two with wine service a bit slow but staff very friendly. LEISURE FACILITIES the pool, suana etc. absolutely excellant had to pay 2 euros for swim hat compulsary in Ireland to wear one. AROUND and ABOUT about a 20 minute walk into centre of Dublin (we found it safe to walk there and back in the evening) there is a pub on the end of street called the Ferryman Pub had a few drinks in there very friendly on Sunday had Irish group in playing instruments etc. There is plent going on in Dublin went for a meal on Sunday night on Temples bar starter and main meal soup for starter and surf and turf for main course including drinks cost 60 euros. Great shopping great sights cannot wait to go back.
Have just returned from a weekend at the Quality Hotel Dublin and it certainly lived up to its name.My husband ,myself and two friends stayed there for three nights and had a great time.The hotel is about a twenty minute walk into Dublin,but we didn't mind the walk as the weather was alright.The area around the hotel is being rebuilt and I am sure it will be second to none when it is finished,in fact there is a lot of building work being done all over Dublin.We did want to be a little closer to the city centre,but I'm sure it would have been a lot noisier and costlier but couldn't have been better.The Hotel is excellent value for money.The rooms were spotless and very nicely furnished with everything you could need.The staff were very polite.They are very young and of every nationality so you have to speak slowly and clearly to them.Nothing was ever too much trouble to them and they worked very hard at all times.The leisure facilities were excellent with all the best of equipment and the pool,sauna,jacuzzi and steamroom areas were immaculate.The full Irish breakfast had everything you could want and more and the food at dinner was also of a very good quality.I certainly would go back to this hotel and would recommend it to anyone. EXCELLENT!!!!
Just back from Dublin, we searched the internet for a good hotel and came up with the Quality Hotel Dublin. It is a new hotel so therefore everything is modern and clean. Previous reviews have said it is out of town...only by a 20 min walk along the quays! All the staff were polite, friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and well decorated. The buffet breakfast was great (well worth the inclusive rate).
It was nice but
I really liked to stay in this Hotel but i had a problem with the Restaurant well only with a restaurant manager call Roxane. I am pregnant with my first baby at the time when i have sickness 24 hour a day. I stayed in this hotel for a week went downstairs to the restaurant and didn't had any problem with anyone else but Roxane to take my food to my room. It was emberacing when the poor waiter asked her if i can have a roomservice and she looked at me up and down and said "no she can't".. she was the only person who made my stay misserable as i couldn't eat in the restaurant this time becasue of the smells and my pregnancy and here she comes who say she can't deliver a simple ham with bread to my room. How could she? Anyone else in other days had no problem but her. All the other people there are lovely very nice but i only can tell you if Roxanne is in the restaurant just expect fake smile and arrogance.
Because of this i wont return, but i just wanted to tell you this experience as it was quiet bad.
We thought the Hotel was marvelous
Just back from 2 nights in the Quality Hotel, could not fault it for anything. There is construction going on outside, but this never bothered us. The highlight would the greyhound racing only a few minutes in a taxi. We would highly recommend the grub in the Ferrymans Inn and the craic(the laughs)! The owner phoned us a taxi to the airport which cost only 19euros. Cant wait to go back.
Nice hotel, not so nice location
I have just returned from a lovely long weekend in Dublin with my family. We all enjoyed both Dublin and the hotel.
The lobby staff we found more than helpful and even though many in the staff were new and had problems with the bookings they were very apolagetic and polite. The concierge was even nicer and helped me retrieve my lost wallet from the airplane, in all we found the reception staff very efficient and polite.
The Lobby bar was an other story and we had to wait for half an hour for a couple of sandwiches that was not that nice any way. Noone in our group was very impressed by the food and you could most probably get much better somewhere else for the same price. The lobby bar was also very chilly and we observed many going back up to their rooms for cardigans or jackets. We did not have breakfast at the hotel since noone of us are big at breakfasts, but I heard from people we talked to that is was nice.
We had all in all 3 rooms, two double and one single, all in good size and high standard. We particularly enjoyed the thick carpet. The single room and one of the double rooms had balconys, but beware, it is possible for the neighbour from the room next to you to walk over to your balcony, so don´t leave the balcony door open if you leave the hotel room. All the rooms came with safes on the other hand, which all worked well. All of the rooms had irons and ironboards, but in one of the rooms it was not installed yet and was lying on the wardrobe floor. The cleaning was imaculate and I think that they changed the sheets every day, if I am not mistaken... Talking about the beds, I am glad that I didn't broke my back, these beds are rock hard, they are probably built for heavier poeple that lightweight women on the other hand they were all generously proportioned.
Upon arrival I recieved a small complimentary box of chocolates but I missed having the bathroom minis that you get at most hotels, instead there were Dove bodywash suplied from the shower wall. The coffee making facilities in the room were very good and they even suplied decaf coffee.
The noice from the buildingsites next to the hotel were quite loud at times and they were working every day on site, even sunday! It might be a good idea to write down the telephone number and adress of the hotel, since the taxi drivers don't really know where it is and their number not yet is in the directories.
All in all we were happy with the hotel and we got a really good deal. At another stay in Dublin however, we might choose a more central location, not the least because it doesn't feel very safe around that area for us women, especially at night. We tended to walk in to the city centre, it was not a too long walk, and then take a taxi back with all the shopping.
I would recomend this hotel to people that mainly wants accomodation for sleeping and getting an early start. Also for people that appreciate the fact that there is a pool and a gym.
Just back from a 3 night stay at the Quality with a friend of mine. From the airport we were going to get a taxi but an informative and honest(!) cab driver said that as it was rush hour (9am) it would cost at least 30euros, we decided to get a bus, the airport express goes from outside the terminal exit and you need to get off at Burgh Quay for the hotel. The bus takes approx 30-45mins and costs 5 euros - A good tip is to get a day pass which lasts for 24 hours from the ticket machine adjacent to the bus stop and also cost 5 euros but can be used on any other dublin buses. When you get off walk back towards Customs House and straight down until the Ferryman pub on the right, turn right here hotel is just down on your right. The walk is approx 20mins from the bus stop and there are a few rocky roads outside buiding sites to contend with so be prepared if you have a lot of luggage. Location wise it is about a 20min walk from O'Connel street and a taxi to Temple Bar cost us 8euros. We did walk back after our nights out and didn't have any problems but a person on their own may want to get a taxi back after dark.
HOTEL /ROOMS etc..
Although the location was unusual the hotel was lovely, the staff are very friendly and gave us lots of tips on where to go and how to get there. The rooms were modern and stylish and very clean with a maid service every day who provided clean towels etc....
Found that a couple of the services offered in the room hotel guide were not operating such as breakfast room service and being able to buy postage stamps from reception (for the postcards!) ......however the staff were very accomodating and did post the cards for us at a cost of 65euros each.
The gym, sauna, jacuzzi and swimming pool facility is AMAZING! It was a shame that the spa and beauty treatment facilities were not functioning yet although when we asked we were told they will be up and running within a few weeks. You get clean towels at the pool reception and a locker key, lockers were fine and there were nice showers there too. All of these facilities are included in your booking price and the only extra for us was 2euros for a swim hat!
We had lunch at the hotel on Saturday and it was great... triple decker chicken sandwich was only 5 euros and came with potato chips and green salad nad tasted fantastic we onlt waited about 10 mins for it too. Breakfast on Sunday was lovely. For 13 euros 50 cents you help yourslef from a hot and cold buffet which included full hot irish breakfast, cereals, breads / toasts. juices / teas / coffees. You can go up as many times as you like! Was good in assisiting with my hangover from the previous night!
DUBLIN IN GENERAL
We both found Dublin expensive! Temple bar is very much a tourist area and prices reflect that but you have got to go there.... Oliver St John Gogartys (Fleet Street, Temple Bar) is lovely with a good atmosphere downstairs and a music bar upstairs and a restaurant above that, the music bar gets packed. BEWARE 2 Bacardis and cokes cost 15euros (around £12!). The Palace Bar is also nice (27 Fleet Street, Temple Bar,out of Gogartys turn right) with Traditional music how it should be upstairs....a few guys sitting around a table having a beer playing guitars, flutes and a bodhran (drum)! (Approx 12 euros here for 2 drinks). Another good nightspot for those who like loud music, dancing and generally having fun is Fitzsimon's in Temple Bar no admission fee but 2 drinks here cost 16euros!
The highlight of our trip was the Guiness factory and I recommend it to all! Allow approx 4-5 hours to appreciate it all including the free pint at the Gravity bar from which you can see all over Dublin. It only costs around 12 euros to get in and that includes a paper tour guide and your free pint and the shop at the end was very reasonable with some great gifts. Also went to Trinity College to see the book of kells, admission is 7euros 50 cents.
We also visited the 'Queen of Tarts' cake / coffee shop (4 Cork Hill, opposite Dublin Castle) highly recommend it for the cakes!
Arlington Hotel (23-25 Batchelors Walk, just off O'Connel brige) is great throughout the day with live music all day and a DJ in the evening) and fantastic carvery food at the back which served traditional irish food and catered for other tastes. It did seem a little too busy on Friday night and there were a couple of stag / hen parties but it was still a nice atmosphere.
Overall we had a lovely time and as an Irish person going back after 17 years in London I was proud to witness the friendly, helpful attitudes first hand! Would go back and would stay at the Quality again even if it was just for the leisure facilities!!!
Lovely hotel, shame about the staff
The hotel is next to a building site but assuming you dont spend all day in your room, you wont even notice that there are building works.
Check in was a bit long winded but this might be because theyre still getting used to their computing systems. The staff were variable but more about them later. First, the good stuff....
The rooms are gorgeous. There was a group of us checking in and as far as i know, everyone had a lovely room. i had a big bathroom with a bathtub. some only have showers but i think theyre all power showers.
the swimming pool and gym facilities are so nice aswell. it was suprisingly quiet when we were using it. the steam room and sauna were all roomy and well designed too.
the breakfasts were filling and there was lots of variety. apparently the lunch and dinner menus were equally as good.
ok, onto the staff. theyre all friendly enough but i would say maybe one of them had any experience at all - the rest didnt know left from their right.
my advice would be check your bill on checking out and also make sure your patience tolerance level is high. very high. english for some of the reception staff, isnt their first language so struggle with basic requests.
the hotel is also a brisk 15 min walk to temple bar region or the city centre and until they develop the area slightly more, i wouldnt feel entirely safe walking back to the hotel by myself. taxis are plentiful though but still, the distance is a bit of a problem.
all in all, a really nice hotel. really comfy and cosy. the staff were trying their best but it just wasnt happening. still, maybe given a bit of time, theyll get a bit better (fingers crossed).
We stayed in 2 double rooms which were very large with a double bed and a single bed. The rooms were very clean with a large bathroom. We had a good deal with expedia 2 nights for the price of 3.
There was building work going on as it is a new hotel but it was not too noisy. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
It was 20 min walk into the main centre.
The swimming pool and fitness centre were excellent and towels were provided - don't forget to take swimming cap if you forget you can buy them for 2 euro.
Taxi from the airport is about 30 euro and takes 30-40mins.
We ate in the lobby bar and the portions were large and extremely good.
Would definitely recommend staying there.
Just got back from a great weekend in Dublin. Stayed at the Quality Hotel Leisure Centre (Dublin) and cannot fault it in any way.
The hotel has only been open a week but don't let that put you off, as although there are some slight works going on, they are behind the scenes.
The area directly outside is being re-developed (old docks area) and despite a few cranes, I heard no building work, or at least my sleep wasn't disrupted.
The hotel is a 20-30 minute stroll from Temple Bar along the banks of the river Liffey, a nice walk, however a taxi is 5 mins away at a cost of 6-8 euro.
My room had a large double and a single bed in it. The mattress was so comfortable I would have bought it had I been able to get it home. The rooms were large and spacious with satellite or cable TV. The room was cleaned and tidied every day, perfectly.
The bathroom was very nice with a great power shower.
The whole place was nicely decorated, bright white, but not clinical, minimalist but not too sparse.
There was a restaurant and bar upstairs on a mezzanine floor (and when finished there will be another bar downstairs) with great staff.
four of us ate in the restaurant on Saturday evening (6pm) and the food was fantastic. Beautiful starters around 7-12 euro and a beautiful fillet steak at 27.00 euro. The menu was varied in food and prices. That staek was the most expensive. There was a menu for 30euro with a choice in all courses.
The food was beautiful in every way and cooked perfectly.
The leisure centre was in the basement, this has to be one of the best facilities I have seen in a hotel, I have stayed in hotels for 500 euro a night with no better facilities.
The changeing rooms had heated floors, large wooden free lockers, all the facilities you need with hair and hand dryers. The only thing I could say it lacked was a swimwear spinner (dryer) to get the excess water out.
The pool is large and cool, not cold but not too warm either so there is no stuffiness. The pool must be 20m long and is 1.2m deep all the way, ideal for families. There is a steam room, sauna, hot pool and jacuzzi. Being a week old, i felt like the only person to have ever used it. EVERY time I used it. It was spotlessly clean. The jacuzzi was so relaxing. 3 of us used the pool area together one morning, on our own for at least 50 minutes of the hour we stayed in there.
Back in the changing rooms there were about 10 glass cubicles for showers, infra red activated. This is where the heated floor cami into its own.
The gym was huge and must have had 40 pieces of equipment. Probably a million pounds worth at worst, lots of plasma screens and individual screens on most apparatus to keep your mind off the pain !
The spa treatment centre did not seem to be opened yet, although I never asked as I was relaxed enough already. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Swim hats must be worn in the pool but these are supplied, soft material ones that actually looked quite cool. In an olympic swimmer kind of way.
As I recover form the late nights thats all I have to say, certainly would love to go back, and if I did, I know where I would be staying. Right here.