Temple Bar Hotel
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... the cliffs we drove along the coast back to Galway. It was a very long day, so we retired back to the hostel for a few hours. When Kelley and I were booking our bus tickets we thought it would be smart to take the 1:15am bus Saturday night to the Dublin Airport for our 8am flight. We thought we could have a few drinks and then go sleep on the bus and camp out in the airport at our gate. However, since beer was so expensive, we decided to hang out at the hostel and watch Runaway ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsTemple Bar Hotel Dublin
Packed however so we ate elsewhere
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Temple Bar Hotel Dublin
Great place to stay!
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! It's right in the heart of everything, and near enough to all the pubs to not worry about a taxi. We could hear the sounds of the nightlife outside if we had the windows open, but closed it was quiet enough to fall right asleep. The staff was incredibly friendly and we had everything we could ever need. The only drawback we had was the size of the room. 7 feet in width! Not that we needed more space, it was just a bit crowded. We will definitely stay in this hotel again!
Great location but very noisy
Stayed here some time ago for a couple of weeks (September 2000). I can concur with most of the reivews. The location is incredible. The rooms themselves are quite nice (clean, spacious, etc.).
Service, both housekeeping and front desk, was adequate but not extraordinary.
My room faced the front street, so was VERY noisy every night, but especially so on weekends. I am not joking in the least when I say a car alarm would be going off nearby from 10pm to 6am every weekend night -- nonstop! If you don't mind wearing earplugs, or plan on joining the partiers outside all night, then this may be a good choice of hotel.
My non-smoking room was not too smoky (see other reviews), but remember that Ireland has an astronomical smoking rate. After an evening out, your dirty clothes in the corner are enough to make the whole room reek of smote. Buy Febreeze and use it before going to sleep! I found that a dose of Sudafed before going out also helped me cope with the smoke (not an approved use I'm sure, but there you are).
Location, location, location
We stayed at the Temple Bar Hotel Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2004. We were surprised to get a large corner room, RM 330. Except for the two twin beds connected together to make a larger bed, our accomodations were superb. We booked the reservations through baholidays.com for $480 which includes the room and delicious hot breakfast (eggs, sausage, breads, drinks) everyday of our stay. If you stay here, just bring earplugs to dull the noise outside. We didn't mind because we pretty much were exhausted from sightseeing all day and passed out every night after a few drinks at different bars on Temple Bar. It central to everything to do in Dublin. We love to come back there on our next visit.
Living it up!
Prior to booking the Temple Bar hotel I did read the comments on this web page. What surprises me most is that people were surprised by the level of noise?This is a drinking quarter in Dublin For a weekend in Temple Bar it was excellent rooms, staff & bar & food. Location spot on!
Does anyone sleep in Temple Bar???
I have to agree with others that this could be the noisiest hotel in Dublin. I can't emphasize enough how loud this place is... We stayed one night at Temple Bar Hotel and then two at the Westin, and I think the expense of staying at the Westin is more than worth it. My unfortunate in-laws had to endure two addl. nights and slept a total of about 10 hours over the 3-nights. Although it is in Temple Bar, it is too close to the action. The breakfast was marginal too.
I would definitely stay here again. The location is perfect, very central to everything. The staff was nice, the room was clean. The only minor complaint we had is that it gets a bit noisy as the weekend approaches.
Not so Nice
This hotel has no Non-Smoking rooms so even if you don't smoke your rooms will smell like smoke. I was very surprised to find in the bathroom a moldy shower curtain and mold in the tub. If you are driving into Dublin don't be misled by the hotels advertisement of "parking available" they post on their web site. It's a public garage and the Hotel offers not discounts what so ever and the parking charge is 33.00 Euros a day. We also found the customer service rather lacking. In our two week travels in Ireland this was the worst accommodation we had.
Will Definitely stay here again
My wife and I stayed at the Temple Bar Hotel 8th & 9th April 2003 and were more than pleased with both the standards of the hotel & service we received.We booked this hotel for both its location (right in Templebar itself) and a FANTASTIC VALUE FOR MONEY SPECIAL OFFER booking through the hotels own Web-Sites ... or the parent group ... which also covers other areas / hotels in Ireland.The offer we had chosen was a Mid-Week 2 night, Bed & Breakfast break for 2. Costing a total of 148 euro or approximately £100 sterling. Other offers cover weekends, which are obviously more expensive but still fantastic value if compared to other hotels of a similar standard in the area.Hotel .The room was average for this standard of hotel, clean, warm and more than adequate, cleaned daily, and contained the usual -:Double bed (comfortable).Bath / Shower.TV.Coffee / Tea making facilities.Hairdryer.Trouser press.Public Areas & Bars.Considering the location of the hotel it was quite peaceful and relaxed, however we were staying midweek but I got the impression that it would stay that way within the hotel even at weekends.If you want I quiet drink and a chat, the hotel has a small and pleasant residents bar, which closes at 02:00 am.If a lively night is required they do have a stylish public bar (Buskers) which is accessed from the main street, and I believe is open late at weekends. Remember though that this is Temple bar and the number and variety of pubs within the immediate vicinity is tremendous.AccessThe entrance to the hotel is from Fleet Street into the main reception area (no steps which makes it ideal for disabled guests. The hotel had a number of wheelchair users staying who seemed to be well provided for, but please check this with the hotel itself) All floors are accessed by lift using your room passkey.Food.The fried breakfast however was not particularly large, but for the price I could not complain. A good selection of Cereals and ff there is no cholesterol Im not interested (I suppose its all down to personal choice). However an extra 4 euro will get you a small slice of Black & White pudding and a sausage (not worth it in my opinion).The service was excellent, both very friendly and efficient, as it was throughout the hotel.Buskers bar offers a good variety of food during the afternoon at a reasonable price for the location but with the number of pubs and restaurants in the area the choice is immense, so you are guaranteed to find something to your liking.StaffOn entering the hotel we were met by the most friendly & helpful reception staff that you could hope to meet, and this you will find with all the hotel staff (a great plus point for the hotel).Question - Would I use this hotel in the future.Answer- Without a doubt
Great if you don't want to sleep!
Charming, wonderful location, clean, etc., HOWEVER, there is so much noise right outside hotel until 5:00am, it is impossible to sleep. It is like the noiseist fraternity party all over Temple Bar area and this hotel has front row seats to the action. We were there in August and can only assume it is relatively quiet when weather is cold. Hotel advised it is noisy 7 days a week!
Temple Bar - Convenient, Sparkling, Charming
We have stayed at the Temple Bar both times we visited Dublin, and hope to stay there again. The rooms are sparkling clean, the staff is friendly and the location couldn't be better to sightseers in Dublin.