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TravelPod Member ReviewsMaldron Hotel Parnell Square Dublin
We were able to get a great room (quite large) for only 40 euros through Expedia. The food from the restaurant was very good as well.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maldron Hotel Parnell Square Dublin
Very nice stay
I liked everything about this hotel. The receptionist was very helpful and welcoming, the room was big (for Dublin standards). It was quiet (especially when closing the thick curtains) and not far from the lively (and extremely more louder) center. Everything was very clean, the bright bathroom seemed to be almost the same size of room. I will definitely chose this hotel again next time I visit Dublin.
p.s. A small minus - though the room was equipped with ironing station and tea-making facilities, there was no hair dryer, and you have to buy the plug adapter from the hotel for 6 EUR.
Never Comfort Inn Granby Row again!
We have just returned from an extended weekend at the Comfort Inn Granby Row. Sure the hotel was almost brand new, but a big let down due to several annoyances! We had notified the hotel in advance that we would arrive very late, around midnight. When we arrived at the hotel the only room they could offer us was a small room with a queen size bed and smokers room. We had booked the hotel almost 2 months in advance and booked non-smoking with Kingsize bed. The room, 121, had a terrible odour of smoke and lacked towels, 1 pillow + guest information book. When confronting the front desk they only replied that this was one of their biggest and best rooms, and that they were fully booked. We didn't continue arguing as the staff at the front desk spoke very poorly english. I was up several times during the night because of my asthma and felt quite ill.
Next morning we contacted the front desk again and requested a new room + explaining our problems. The staff (a young girl who also spoke very poorly english), weren't very friendly at all. She did fix a new room, later that day, but did not appologize and did not make any attemps in compensating us. And she had the oppurtunity as we were about to have breakfast and bought breakfastcoupons. But nothing! No apology, no compensation.
Breakfast is advertised on the website at a price of 7 euros per person. The hotel actually charges 9,50 euros per person. It's quite an increase, as the hotel only have been opened for 2,5 months! Breakfast is definitely not worth 9,50 euro! It was a very small breakfast buffet. Breadrolls and croissents were not fresh. And orangejuice awful.
After breakfast we asked the girl at the front desk if she could help us make a write-out of our online check in on our returnflight to Sweden. She replied that the hotel is not a business-hotel and that they do not have any internet-connections. Very strange we thought. Over all the staff was not helpful at all.
When checking out from the hotel we were very surprised to learn that the hotel did not accept Diner's nor American Express. We were adviced to make a cash withdrawal!!!
At this time we were very annoyed and asked to speak to the manager. It turned out she was unavailable as she was attending a meeting. However we finally met a young man at the front desk who was very appologetical. He compensated us with one complementary breakfast.
We can not recommend this hotel to anyone as they obviously have great problems. The hotel is also situated a bit off, in a part of Dublin that needs a great deal of restoration, before it will be considered nice.
We have just returned from a two night stay and couldn't fault it.
The current rates are excellent value for money, in what seemed like a expensive city.
As soon as you walked in you could tell it has only just opened as everything had a new feel about it.
We arrived before 9am hoping to leave our bags for the day before we could check in, but staff straight away offered us the chance to go to our room upon arrival.
The room was fantastic, the bed massive and the decor was fresh and modern.
The cleaning was also very thorough.
Overall we found staff to be very helpful and polite and we had a great time and would recommend it to anyone.
Excellent value for money
I have just returned from a 2 night trip to Dublin with a party of 4. We had originally booked to stay at the Jurys Inn on Parnell Street, but changed our booking at the last minute after seeing the reviews of the Comfort Inn Granby Row. We were very glad we did as this hotel seems to be a notch above the standard of Jurys.
The hotel opened in July and as a result everything is fresh and new. The decor is very modern and chic. Our rooms had king sized beds which were very comfortable, flat screen TVs, plenty of hanging space as well as a hairdryer, iron and tea making facilities.
Whilst we didn't eat in the hotel, each morning we sat in the lobby and had coffee (free of charge) and saw plenty of people who seemed to be enjoying their full breakfasts. Any requests we made to members of staff were dealt with quickly and politely. They delivered extra pillows to our rooms while we were out and even printed off a bus timetable for us when we asked for details. We also left our luggage in a storage room after we checked out on our final day which was very convenient.
The location of the hotel is great - far enough out of the centre to afford a good nights sleep, yet close enough to be in the middle of the action of Temple Bar within 15 minutes. O'Connell Street is literally a minute away and it's so easy to walk anywhere from there.
The cost of our stay worked out at £61 per room per night - fantastic value for Dublin which seems to be getting more and more expensive with each year that passes. I'm sure I'd use this hotel on any future trips to Dublin.
Comfort Inn Fab hotel
We stayed at the Comfort Inn for my birthday, it was booked as a suprise by my husband. I can't fault it at all. The decor was modern, clean and newly refurbished. We stayed in room 253 and it was lovely. It was a little walk from O'Connell Street, not far from local pubs also. Really close to the shops. Go to Flannigans for a lovely meal, the food was excellent and the Guiness even better! I would definately stay here again. The 747/748 bus from the airport takes you to O'Connel Street which is 5/10 mins walk from the hotel. A really great hotel !!
Fine budget option for Dublin, Love the Free WI-Fi!
This hotel proved to be a good choice for us in Dublin. Be sure to ask for the senior rate if you are eligible, as it will give you a great rate for Dublin.
I thought our hotel was fine in all regards. Good front desk service, clean room, good location. I'd stay there again.
I was especially grateful for the free Wi-Fi that was available.
Good local pubs
when we booked we didnt realise this hotel was brand new. it was a lovely surprise when we arrived the location was ideal for us as the last time we came to dublin we stayed a little way out at the ashling (however the hotel was excellent just a little too far for us) the room was lovely and the bed so clean and comfortable the bathroom gleaming. i thought the breakfast was good my husband not so sure we had a deal with our room but dont think it was worth the extra if we had to pay for it. everyone who spoke to us were friendly if not irish but the local pubs were brilliant keep temple bar and go to the locals much better. all in all we enjoyed our stay and would definetly stay there again
Fab modern comfy hotel!!
Hotel was lovely & modern, the room was spacious & the king size bed was very comfy! The bathroom was nice & clean too & the shower was good!
The room was tidy & clean & couldn't fault anything in the room!
The breakfast was really good. Cooked breakfast, plenty of it, toast, cereal etc, enough to keep us going til late afternoon!!
The staff were ok, not the friendliest & they found it difficult to understand us! But overall would definately stay there again & would recommend the hotel for anyone wanting to see the sights of Dublin as it was really easy to walk to Temple Bar & all the main areas from the hotel & the 747 airport bus stopped in the same street as the hotel so handy for getting to or from the airport.
Good location, great value, but a few problems with the quality
A bit of a mixed experience - basically a good hotel, but let down by a succession of small annoyances.
We had a slow check in as at first our room was not ready, then when we came back later on, the staff were having some kind of IT issues. When we got to our room there was no hot water for the first night, so no chance of a refreshing shower after our flight! We were not told about this - I found out because I ran the shower for ages and it was running cold. I tried to call front desk to ask if the hot water problem was just us or the whole hotel - it was everyone. It was hard to contact reception as the 'guest info' folder left proudly on the desk was full of blank empty pages only, and there was no info by the phone.
The second day, the cleaners came in and took our towels away but didn't replace them. I went to reception to ask for more at 9pm, then at 11pm (after we had gone to bed), we had a phone call from the manager to say that the hotel had run out of towels but that he had found 1 spare towel in the basement and he had sent it up - so had to get up and dressed to go to the door to get 1 towel to share between us! Not sure if this counts as helpful or not...
The third day, we did have towels again, but they were dirty. All had black greasy marks on, 1 had blood marks on and was damp, and one had a large barcode and address label from the cleaning company stuck on (it was the size of a postcard - did the cleaners not notice?!).
The hotel was generally very clean and fresh, and nice new decor, but our room had bottle tops and clothes tags under the edge of the bed and around the curtains and a pair of someone else's earrings in the bedside cabinet, so they obviously weren't that thorough on cleaning.
Staff on front desk were OK; not very obliging or friendly, but perfectly acceptable. We did not eat breakfast in the hotel (7 Euro each) but we did have a nice drink at the bar, and a friendly hotel manager serving us and having a good chat.
Our room was small - it was pefectly fine, but at the end of the bed there was just enough room between the bed and the desk to squeeze through sideways. The bathroom was generous size and had a good shower.
We booked through Expedia on a 3 nights for 2 deal at short notice, paying £120 for 3 nights' total which was a good price. The hotel is located off Parnell Square, about 8 minutes walk from the top of O'Connell Street, so in a good location. The Airlink (747) bus from Dublin Airport drops off there, and collects from almost outside the hotel, so transport is easy.
Given the amount we paid, I would go back to this hotel again - especially given the location, but the whole place looks like it needs a 'troubleshooter' to go in and iron out the long list of little issues.
Loved this Hotel!
Great Bargain for Dublin!
Modern clean rooms with walking space - "Amercian size rooms" - which is hard to find anywhere in Europe. We had brand new towels everyday - the rooms were very nice with comfortable beds.
The hotel bar attracts some locals because of the great prices on Beer!
Temple Bar and shopping are a simple straight shot walk that talks about 10 minutes.
Definitely would stay here again. Hopefully it doesn't get too popular and the prices go up :)