Maldron Hotel Smithfield

Smithfield, Dublin, County Dublin, 7, Ireland | 3 star hotel
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Afternoon at the Park

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Our second full day in Dublin was a busy one. We hopped on the bus and rode it to o'Connell Street, where we wandered around in search of breakfast. After winding down a couple of pedestrian streets, we stumbled upon an outdoor market. On the same street was a packed French bistro serving breakfast as well as fresh baked goods and gourmet …

Temple Bar

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The people of Dublin are delightful! We ducked into a little cafe for breakfast this morning. The doorway was too narrow for the stroller to fit through, and out of nowhere two guys came up and unlocked the other half of the door for us. They were so nice! Breakfast was delicious too! We had a sandwich with sausage, bacon, white pudding, and a …

The Emerald Isle

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Today was a three country day; England, Wales, and Ireland. We had to get up early to catch a train downtown. Before checking out, we grabbed breakfast at the hotel; an Irish Breakfast for Tom and I, and yogurt and a croissant for Cole. He also shared everything off our plates...if we have it, then he wants it.

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Arran Quay area of Dublin, is near Old Jameson Distillery, Balbriggan Golf Club, Jameson Chimney Observation Tower, and Ceol - The Irish Traditional Music Centre.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Maldron Hotel Smithfield Dublin

    Nothing much to add to other reviews of this very good hotel.

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    Overall we found this hotel to be exactly as described by other reviewers. It is clean, comfortable and the staff is unfailingly helpful, pleasant and courteous. It is an up and coming area and as such has quite a few new, unoccupied buildings. Side streets are a bit rough but you really don't have to travel them. Luas (tram) stop is 2 minutes away and is a fast way to get into central areas. A few small criticisms - rooms were a bit warm even in October and that glorious, white and fluffy duvet is really superfluous. We stayed Thursday and Friday nights and there was no restaurant menu as such - just paninis etc. However we ate in the Park Inn opposite which was very good and reasonable. When we were leaving on Saturday there appeared to be a full lunch menu on the blackboard in the cafe. A little noise at night but not anywhere near as bad as it would be in more 'central' areas. We opted for the full Irish breakfast and this was very good; waitress service for the fry and a full buffet of bread, cereal, yogurt, fruit etc. Will definitely be back!

    Clean, comfortable, quiet...GREAT!

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    This place is new, clean, comfortable, quiet, and a great location. The staff is very friendly and helpful, although they are ALSO new and there is no experienced concierge, but that will surely improve over time. The rooms are very modern and everything is in great shape. The restaurant food is quite good but you also have a GREAT market right next door. The LUAS (tram system) stops just down the block so it's incredibly convenient to the city centre--we used it all week and even late at night on the weekends and felt completely safe. Two great pubs nearby: the Cobblestone, which you can see from the front of the hotel, with great traditional Irish music, and Ryans of Smithfield, which is a true neighborhood bar where we felt totally comfortable and welcome. We were VERY pleased with this hotel--really, no complaints whatsoever!

    Comfortable

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    I stayed here with my girlfriend in September 06 and found it very good. The hotel is difficult to find if you're in a car because of the one way streets around the area so make sure you've got good directions. The lobby is nice, clean and bright with free newspapers; the bar is very modern but has a nice relaxed atmosphere and serves good food. The rooms are large and clean as was the bathroom. The beds were excellent, really comfortable and we didn't hear much noise outside apart from the odd late night revelers but not worth complaining about. The rates are really good if you book direct, I think we got a room for about €120 which is excellent for the city centre. It's located in Smithfield which is just off the river Liffey and behind the Four Courts in Dublin. Temple Bar is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The LUAS (Dublin trams) stops within a few minutes of the hotel which is handy. Well worth a visit is 'Christophe's' cafe which is just across the plaza in front of the hotel - good coffee and breakfast to get you going.

    Comfort Inn Smithfield turned out to be great!

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    We spent five nights at the Comfort Inn Smithfield last month. I was concerned about the safety of the area, but it turned out to be just fine. There's a large esplande in front of the hotel and it always felt very safe to walk there. The food store next to the hotel was really handy for snacks and drinks. The convenience to LUAS is super although we walked most of the time. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had an early morning flight and asked them to give us a wake-up call and to arrange for a taxi. Both requests were taken care of with no problem. We had a corner room on the front of the hotel; although there was some street noise, it wasn't too bad. The Brazen Head pub isn't far from the hotel and worth a visit for its character and history. We took the train to Howth and ate at a restaurant called Deep. It was really good--depart the train station to the left, and once you clear the train station, turn left. Walk down that way a bit and you'll see it on your left. Our only regret was not getting to Howth earlier; it was getting dark by the time we got there so we didn't get to see much of the area. The day trips to Wicklow (Day Tours Unplugged tour) and Newgrange (Over the Top shuttle) were well worth it. Dublin Castle is nice. Book of Kells and the library were interesting, but pricey.

    Nice hotel

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    Like the other reviews said this is a new hotel in an up and coming area but watch out for the side streets.

    Enjoyed Comfort Inn

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    Recently stayed at the Comfot Inn Smithfield for the Ryder Cup during Sept 18-22. I was first given a room on the back side of the hotel which was very noisy due to the construction. I requested another room by the front desk and was given one in the front of the hotel which overlooked the Jameson distillery. The rooms were relatively large, clean, new and comfortable. The front desk was efficient and the coffee shop/restaurant downstairs was good, even though they were expensive. I chose to walk around and next door is a shopping market with a lot of choices for meals. I decided that I would eat there instead. In addition I found an internet location around the corner and used it for communications. The only thing I didn't like about the hotel was that you had to pay for parking which was 10 euro a day with the hotels discount. Otherwise I would probably stay here again.

    Great New Hotel

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    Comfort Inn Smithfield is a great new hotel. The area is up and coming- so some of the side streets are a little iffy but you don't HAVE to go down them. Conveniently located by the LUAS and close to Christchurch/St. Patricks. A short walk to Temple Bar (10 minutes). It is right across the street from the Jameson Distillery.

    Our room had a double bed and a twin bed so it is good for a family. It was super clean and still had that new smell.

    There was a restaurant/ bar in the lobby. The food was pretty good. Also if you want to save some money there is a Subway sandwich shop across the street and right next door was a supermarket called Fresh that served hot food- and baked goods.

    Great Spot

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    A great stay.  It is a brand new hotel and every thing and everywhere was clean and shiny.  The reception staff were very friendly and helped us with our car hire.  The bedrooms are big ours had a double and single bed in it, plus they have power showers in the bath rooms.  Definitely will stay again.

    Lovely hotel

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    We were treated as a present our stay in the hotel for a week end break and were not disappointed, we found it to be lovely. It is a brand new hotel in the city centre, we had a nice balcony room over looking the Smithfield Plaza. The rooms are big we had a double and single bedroom and there was a power shower. The staff were very friendly and helpful but we did have problems trying to figure out how to use the tv system. We would recommend for its city center location alone.

    Really Is comfortable

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    I just had a weekend at the Comfort Inn, Smithfield in Dublin. I am originally from Dublin myself but don't live there anymore.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Maldron Hotel Smithfield Dublin

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent