O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel
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Arrived in Dublin Friday morning, get our cases head to immigration.Normal questions, why are you here, business or pleasure, where are you staying? Ummm not sure but are on a tour with CIE they are meeting us here at the airport. Immigration officer snorts, you think so, they closed down years ago! What the!!!!!!
We go down to the travel …
Birr Castle - Parsons family have lived here since 1620
Walk around the town
Lunch at The Thatch
Guiness Factory tour
Dinner at Davey Byrnes
O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel for 3 nts
... food, and ate great seafood! We wandered the streets and found Howth Abbey. It is the ruins of St. Mary´s Church and the juxtaposition between the ruins and the sea was just gorgeous. We ambled through the ruins and adjacent cemetery until it started to drizzle at which point, we headed back to the city.
James had to work during the week so I decided to take some day trips. I went to a great town called Malahide and explored Malahide Castle. This castle ...
... times. We travelled into Dublin via a Double decker bus. The bus system is quite archaic and you have to carry the exact amount of change to receive a ticket or buy various multiple day passes/ roaming (isn't continuous).
As we got into Dublin we walked around and saw multiple stores. The Euro conversion and Australia dollar makes we very wary to shop because when I see something that costs 2 euros immediately ...
... really loud during that! The game food options were very limited to baguette sandwiches and a few snacks. Most food vendors were outside the stadium in their food trucks. Inside, the food counters closed after half time but don't worry the beer stands were open for the entire match. The Irish have their priorities straight! At the Aviva Stadium, they don't raise the drink prices compared to the pubs. The beers were 5-5.50 euro. And they don't have anyone going ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel Dublin
Very Nice and Good Location
I have stayed at this hotel on two occaisions in the past few months and found it to be very comfortable and in an excellent location. Althought if you are looking to right in the middle of the action of Temple Bar this is not the place for you. It is about a fifteen minute walk away from the main tourist area and closer to Trinity College. It is also less expensive than many other comparable hotels in the Merrion Square area of Dublin. Although breakfast is often not included in the rate if you look on line you can find the same rates with breakfast. I would reccomend this hotel and will stay here again the next time that I am in Dublin.
We're just back from a weekend her that we booked through expedia. The hotel is very central to Grafton Street and although our deal didn't include breakfast there are a couple of good cafes on the way to the town (Cafe Crepe and also one next door to it both do good cheap breakfasts). The hotel is right next to a bar called the Ginger Man, so it's a good place to stop off on your way back from an evening in the town.
Four of us stayed at the Alexander when we travelled to Dublin for the Marathon in October. We were thrilled with the place. Fantastic location - especially for the marathon (Close to start and finish). The best thing about the Alexander is the staff - the concierge, Brian, is incredibly friendly and helpful. The reception staff, especially Ion, are also terrific. And the bartenders at Winners Bar in the hotel - Seamus, Sean, Conner, Finnula - here's to you! Lovely people, lovely place. For marathon finishers, the atmosphere was magical, the staff didn't mind that we were staggering around in barefeet in the wee hours. They were also really accomodating about early breakfasts etc the day of the marathon.
Stayed there Oct. 28-30, 2004
Pros: Majority of attractions are within walking distance (however, Kilmainham Gaol is quite a distance)
If driving, the staff will park and retrieve your car
Breakfast (not complimentary) offers fruits and breads in addition to a full Irish breakfast
Room was clean, quiet, and comfortable
Cons: A tad difficult to find as it is located down a oneway road. If driving, you must circle the block.
This is a great hotel when visiting Dublin, I would stay here again.
stayed here on a business trip and thought it was a very good value - a very nice hotel, in an excellent location, that costs significantly less than some of the others nearby. Highly recommended.
Very nice city hotel
We had a suite with 2 bedroom to accomodate our family of 5 and it was all very nice. Great bathrooms, good service. Breakfast buffet was a little pricey at 20 euro per preson.
Stayed here over Memorial Day weekend, May 2004. Just a great hotel. Hotels are so pricy in Dublin and this place was reasonable and a good enough distance away from the madness of Temple Bar. But only a 5 minute walk away! It's also in lovely Merrion Square, 2 blocks away from the shops of Merrion Sq. and 5 minutes from trendy Temple Bar. Couldn't have been better. Service is FABULOUS! The front desk has no attitude - and they are friendly and sincere. No European snootiness here! We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant, but the rooms are clean and basic. The hotel itself is gorgeous and welcoming. I would stay here again in a minute if I ever return to Dublin. I highly recommend it for its price and location.
Excellent -Staff were excellent -rooms were excellent - food was excellent - definitley wont be back!!
Perfect for our weekend break
Stayed here on a romantic weekend break for £150 (for 2 nights and 2 people altogether). We checked in early (9.30am) and it wasn't a problem, the staff were lovely and the room was pleasant and clean. The hotel was quiet but we didn't eat in so I couldn't comment on the food.
All in all, fantastic value for money and we would certainly recommend it and stay there again.
Good base if you enjoy a few minutes walk or like taxi's
Located at back of Trinity College it is a 5-10min walk to the absolute city centre, but closer to main shops Merrion Park and some of the more upmarket night life.
I was transferrered to this Hotel as my original was double booked but the extra *ratings more than made up for the walk.
The late night porter is excellent if a drink in the early hours is your thing after all the clubs have shut down. Breakfast is good quality but lacks any atmosphere. Rooms are spacious enough, well equipped, but could be anywhere in the world. Bar and reception area is large and comfy.
In summary, and pretty good base to stay at but you need to get out and about if you want to feel like your in Ireland.