O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel
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We made it to Ireland! Not without drama though. Boarded our flight at 6:30 pm to sit on the plane at the gate for two hours with an electrical issue. Our neighbors probably weren't too happy with the cackling and delirium that set in quickly. I'd say by takeoff we were ready to get off the plane. Six hours later we were safely in Ireland ready to …
After flying all night from Atlanta, Georgia, we arrived in Dublin, Ireland at the crack of dawn on Thursday 11-July-2013.
Since Dorothy requested a wheelchair, we went through Customs very fast. Small advantage of being handicapped. Customs officer said 'Welcome to Ireland, now go spend money!'
Caught a cab and arrived at the …
The bus could not take us everywhere! At one point there were so many people walking, and so few cars on the roads that I thought, everything must be so close! But I am from a very small state that takes only 45 minutes to get from one end to the other! So my "dogs were barking," but I was OK with it--it was incredible being there. We went to the …
... best part....the show was free!!! You can do the dinner option, but I thought 35 euro was a little expensive. I sat at the bar and ordered a couple of drinks and I actually had a better seat than some people and waaaay cheaper!
I couldn't understand why the sunlight hadn't been peeking through the curtains of the hotel window this morning - well, that was because there was no sunlight!!! Now....after 12 days through Scotland ...
... always had that good and positive vibe. People seemed happy in there and looked like they enjoyed their time. This only shows me, that no mater how beautiful the place is, it is the people that bring the soul into it. But besides Galway if you like country side anywhere away from the city is just as good, green and calming. Funny….Reading back to what I just wrote I sound so pessimistic, but for all these years that I lived in central Dublin this is basically the every ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsO'Callaghan Davenport Hotel Dublin
Great location. Easy walk to many destinations in Dublin! Comfortable room, nice meal service, friendly staff.
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Everything was sufficient but not outstanding by any stretch. The breakfast was good and they were all quite friendly but don't rely on the book in your room to delineate all the services the hotel offers (it does not have a concierge to help with shipping or for tours, you get handed a used box or a brochure). Lanyon's Restaurant was not open for dinner, only breakfast. The internet didn't work with the wireless or the wired in our room (7408) but it did in the lobby! The service in the bar for dinner was scary, actually it reminded us of Fawlty Towers! It is a great location, easy to navigate to and fro and has lovely restaurants within walking distance such as O'Neill's Pub...great food, great prices.
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Historical Traveler Reviews O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel Dublin
We did not want to go home!
I have just returned from a four day break in Dublin, Were we stayed at the Davenport hotel. We had a fantastic family break in Dublin with plenty of activities to fill our days. Going back to the hotel in the evenings was great, it was so quiet and relaxing. The evening meals in the hotel restruant were magnificent. The staff were efficient, friendly and not cheesy! My son who is seven was treated like a king.
He wasn't a problem as regards sitting in the hotel bar or restraunt.
Although he was never there past 10.30pm and is very well behaved. I strongly recommend this hotel and I hope your stay is as good as ours was. We certainly will be returning.
Lovely, very certrally based Hotel
I recently stayed at the Davenport when on a shopping trip to Dublin.
It is very cenrally located, only a few minutes walk to the main shopping area. The staff were lovely, and couldnt have asked for better service. The room was well appointed with all conveniences, but THE BED LINEN!!! I was really dissapointed to find there was only a blanket over the top sheet, which in turn was covered by a heavy "spread". Too heavy to sleep with overnight, and of the type that is normally "turned down/taken off in good quality hotels. When I turned it back to fold and put on a chair, it was covered in stains, and obviously had not been washed/cleaned/changed in a long time! I wonder if Hotel owners, or Housekeepers will ever wake up to the fact that people DO NOT always put a towel underneath them when they sit on the bedcover when coming out of the shower etc etc....and that they should be cleaned on a regular basis. Overall, it was a very comfortable hotel, and a nice base for visiting Dublin.
Just got back from an excellent weekend in Dublin. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff were very helpful and the location is great. Short walk to Gratfton Street for the array of shops and Temple Bar for plenty of Guinness!
No complaints at all
Very good hotel. Excellent location, in a quiet area, but just a few minutes walk from the main areas of the city. Excellent breakfast.
Great place to stay
The Davenport is a fabulous hotel, the public areas look very luxurious and the rooms are well furnished and very comfortable containing everything you would expect from a high quality hotel. The hotel is spotlessly clean throughout and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is located within easy walking ditance of all the main tourist attractions and is within a two minute walk of the DART station. The Air Coach and Dublin tour buses stop just along from the hotel. I booked this hotel on the O'Callaghan Group website taking advantage of a seasonal promotion rate of £70 a night. I found the Davenport to be exceptional value for money and would quite happily pay twice as much to stay their again. On my next visit to Dublin I will definately be staying at the Davenport.
Booked this hotel for three nights in January as a Christmas present for my husband. I wanted to get a really nice hotel, and we were not disapointed. The rooms were large with a huge king-size bed, beautifully decorated and clean. The breakfast was excellent, with plenty of choices for the hungry and the healthy! Walk into Grafton street took only a few minutes. Would definately stay there again!
Davenport is awesome!
This place is a great hotel. Clean, very friendly staff. Excellent bar and food. If your lucky, you can get it for around 110 Euro/night. Next to Trinity College. About two good blocks to Grafton Street. A 10 minute walk (15 minute stumbe) to the Temple Bar. The underground station is only about 4 minutes walk, but with the central location of this place you are unlikely to need a ride. We arrived with a rental car and never took it out. Parking was valet and free!!! A car can be a major liablity in this city. It is better to walk everywhere. We did have slight problem with our ac in the room (it made noice), but we called down and were move immediately.
A great time in dublin
My wife and I stayed at the Davenport on St. Patrick's day and had a wonderful time. The staff was extremely friendly and the room was spotless and spacious. We enjoyed sitting in the lobby bar, drinking Smithwicks and enjoying Irish fare while we met locals and other travelers. We are returning to Ireland in March and will definitely stay there again.
Well located for shopping and sightseeing
9/13/03 While the Davenport is well located for the Dublin tourist I was disappointed in the hotel. It lacks many of the amenities of a first class hotel including the missing doorman and minibar. The room was very average and lacked the special giveaways like fancy soaps and cotton balls and q-tips that the B&Bs we stayed at in the country provided. There were also some problems with our online reservation.
I'll stay elsewhere next visit.
This is a beautiful hotel, very central - right next to Trinity - easy walking distance to Grafton street. The interior of the hotel is so unusual - it used to be a Church ! It has a lovely relaxed feel to it - old style soft leather sofas - just the place to sit on Sunday and read the papers at leisure - very few children around (a real plus!) The rooms are spacious and the staff very helpfulbreakfast to our room was a feast! While it is on the pricey side its well worth it for a"quality" break. Would highly recommend it.