North Star Hotel - Premier Club Suites
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Our last morning in Frankfurt and there is blue sky and sunshine. Typical. After enjoying our final German breakfast (once again ate far too much) there was packing to be done. Then, what to do? We decided on a last walk into Romer to buy Ron a wee souvenir and a coffee. This time we took a different route, alongside the river, to find a regatta …
... rest up for a few minutes before we headed out to explore the area and get our bearings. We fell in love with Dublin immediately, it was a very fun city that was easy to walk. We found a Vodafon store right off and were able to get both our cell phones up and running with talk/text and most important data so we could have maps to navigate the city and Ireland in general. On day two we managed to log over 24,000 steps as we walked all over the ...
... people and rooms with forests and even a walkway under the giants causeway. It was ok, probably not worth the money we paid but it was fun hearing the many stories and legends that went with the leprechauns.
We were then off to a place called Dublina which was a local museum. It had exhibitions about Viking Dublin me medieval Dublin. Was a fun attraction and they had some nice displays but nothing amazing either. Nice to initiate ourselves to Dublin though. By this ...
... for some food, this was funny as everyone turned around and just starred at this Santa guy who slowly just walked away. After our breakfast we made our way and sat down at gate 40 as our flight on the screens didn't have a gate number next to it and there was a Ryanair plane outside. About 10 minutes before our flight was due, the gate number appeared on the screens which displayed gate 3 so off we went and started running. After the long jog we finally arrived at gate 3 where we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews North Star Hotel - Premier Club Suites Dublin
The North Star was a great hotel. The staff was friendly and the room was fine. I stayed in a single room, so there was nothing spectacular. There was construction going on right outside my window so unless you want to check out the construction guy the view was non-existent. The noise from the construction wasn't a problem for me. If you plan on sleeping in late it might be. The location wasn't bad. Short walk to O'Connell St and all the sites. I went in May, which is considered their off season and the North Star was the most expensive hotel I stayed in. Although the cheapest I could find on the net. I would recommend booking for a couple of days and then finding a place when you get there. Dublin is FULL of places to stay and their Visitor Centers are extremely helpful.
Good value hotel
The North Star has changed for the better since I 1st stayed in it several years ago. Do not let the outside put you off as it is a good value, centrally located, pleasant hotel. Rates vary on the Internet from 60 euro to 120 euro per room inc breakfast ( which is excellent food), they do have a car park for a 5 euro overnight fee, both the restaurant and bar offer good value for money. The rooms are a good size and well maintained. Many locals drink in the bar and unusually for Dublin most of the bar staff are local so they can give excellent advise on places to visit and see. It is a 10 - 15 min walk to Templebar which to be honest is only visited by Tourists, most Irish avoid Templebar because it is overpriced and over rated. 1 small gripe about the North Star is the noise of the passing DART ( Train )
Okay but not brilliant
Bit disappointed with hotel in relation to price. we have stayed in cheaper and better elsewhere.
It was a good 20 mins walk to Temple Bar area and we had warnings from locals not to walk back to hotel but to get cab as it is bad area. Didn't seem so bad though (same as London really).
You can hear the trains from the room but not really at night (few bevvies probably sorted that out). Some strange intermittent buzzing in room but other rooms seemed ok. Some areas of hotel was bit tatty in decor but rooms were ok.
Room was a good size, we had a double and single bed, clean and tidy; TV, tea and coffee, hairdryer. Had room overlooking building site but was not noisy over weekend.
Buffet breakfast was ok. Avoid the black and white pudding as they can be used as ice hockey pucks. Reception staff friendly, breakfast staff a bit grumpy, sweet and helpful concierge guy. Couldn't tell if room service had been. They only seem to leave new towels.
Oh and... some previous visitor left half bottle of coke and family pack of doritos in drawers...thanx for that !! Doritos came in handy when we got beer munchies !!!! have left few packets for next visitor !
Avoid: Get a better deal elsewhere
I stayed here in May 2004 and I was disappointed--especially for the price--99 euros. The rooms are tired and worn out and lack charm and it is not conveniently located. It's close to the bus station but that just makes it seedier. It's a good 20-minute walk to the city center and even longer to Temple Bar area. Staff not overly friendly. Surrounding area somewhat scruffy.
Don't judge a book by it's cover
Booked hotel via irelandhotels. When we first drove up, wondered what we had done as from the outside hotel isn't the prettiest and is on busy road right next to railway station. However, once inside we were pleasantly surprised. Decor was light, airy and welcoming. Room was a good size, we had a double and single bed, clean and tidy ; bathroom OK, though rather dark decor. TV, tea and coffee. Ensure you get room at rear of hotel, view is of a building site, however quieter than front as trains can be heard and seen. Line goes directly over reception! Buffet breakfast was well stocked and set us up for a days walking. All staff friendly and obliging, particularly concierge who was knowledgable and gave impartial advice. Would stay again. 20 mins walk to Temple Bar area.
Cant falt a thing
We haven't a single bad thing to report about this hotel, All the staff were so helpful and friendly. if fact we didn't bother going to a tourist information office as they answered all our questions and the bars and restaurants the recommended were excellent.
The room was spacious and very clean, our room was at the back of the hotel facing the railway but don't fear you don't get any noise.
Its in a ideal location 10min walk from Temple Bar and all the main tourist attractions. And just to top this hotel off, the airport bus stops directly outside the hotel and costs only 5 Euro.
Would recommend to all my friend and cant wait to go back again.
Booked this hotel through Aer Lingus. Got a great rate. The check in went very fast. They were prepared for us and we were in our room in no time at all! The room was clean, and not small. The staff was VERY accommodating and friendly. The pub was great. The food was great and reasonably priced. Would stay there again!
Clean and Comfortable
I booked this hotel via the internet not knowing what i was going to get but was pleasantly suprised by this hotel. It was clean, warm and the buffet breakfast was amazing as well as the staff. For a three star hotel that is reasonable in price i would recommend the hotel
North Star Hotel
I loved the North Star Hotel - spent two nights there in October 2002.
The ambience was lovely and the staff very courteous. I would stay there again if I get back to Dublin.
The North Star Hotel
Lovely room - clean and well kept hotel.
Good Pub attached. Good Restaurant attached.
Directly across from Connelly Train Station.
At the foot of Talbot Street - an easy walk to all of downtown Dublin. Convenience Store next door.
Friendly and helpful concierge.
The only problems are the Reception Staff who are not clued in despite their uniforms, etc. A lot of attitude and not much help, and the very limited room service menu.