Travel Blogs from Dublin
Jeremy and I both woke up at 5am and found ourselves unable to go back to sleep. We tried to read in bed for a bit and watched some of the Sochi Olympics on TV, but we were itching to get out and see more sights. Because people always talk about how gorgeous the Irish countryside is, we had originally planned to rent a car and drive out to the west …
I woke up a bit early to pack, then found an hour on my hands before I needed to leave for the airport, so I headed over to a charming cafe around the block from the hotel for a sandwich and a latte. Again, it was very easy to communicate with the people as I ordered and the prices were reasonable. It was nice to sit for a bit and take in the last …
It was my last day of meetings in Dublin, but it was a packed one. I arrived at our Irish office at 8:30am and didn't leave until 6pm. I had no trouble finding a taxi to take me back to the hotel and changed into more comfortable shoes to walk to dinner, which we had at the Boxty House. Boxty's are a traditional Irish potato pancake that is thin, …
Had breakfast then caught a hop on hop off bus. First stop TrinithCollege,then onto the beery . Had our Guinness then back to hotel for a rest, then wandered down town before going to a show and dinner.
... was open: an oriental tea house. We later found out that it was a bit of a tourist landmark, but at the time we just stumbled into the only unlocked door we could find, like the walking dead. I got the full Irish breakfast which was completely awesome. Again, photos soon. Anna got a yogurt. Breakfast only brought us an hour closer to our goal of sleeping in a hotel bed, and we found that sitting actually pushed us close to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWestin Dublin
Brilliant location being so near to Temple Bar but quiet, very posh and comfortable. At £250 per night it should be! Electric reclining beds, television sound plumbed throughout the room and bathroom etc. Great but worth the money? Not sure.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Westin Dublin
A Wonderful Hotel
I just returned from a stay at the Westin and had a wonderful time. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. The rooms are beautifully decorated, very comfortable and the bathrooms are very spacious, with a large tub and separate shower. Now that I am home, I miss that "Heavenly Bed". I would definitely stay here again. The location is great also, you can walk to everything.
Beautiful hotel; great location; good value; top notch service
A great renovation resulting in a beaufitul hotel. This hotel overlooks Trinity College and is in a central location, yet is not in the middle of Temple Bar and all of the riffraff (i.e., falling-down drunk tourists) that one encounters in Temple Bar. Service is professional; the concierge staff is engaging and extremely helpful; the front desk staff is top notch; room service could not be more accommodating. Rooms are beautiful. The two suites that I have occupied were spacious, very nicely appointed and extremely comfortable; great bathrooms. I travel frequently, both internationally and domestically, and am very picky about hotels. I will definitely return to the Westin Dublin--and look forward to doing so.
The Westin looks like a very impressive hotel and has a nice interior but the hotel bar the Mint is very expensive and the staff are exceptionally rude. I wouldn't go back here in a fit.
Excellent five-star property
I just spent one night at the Westin Dublin and found it to be everything described by other people at tripadvisor.com. I stayed in deluxe room which was very nice. The size was just right, not small as is the case with most European hotels but not so big there is wasted space. The decorations were very nice, just like the picture of the room on the Westin site (www.spg.com). The hotel is relatively new and that shows in the carpeting and furniture. The bed is extremely comfortable and the bathroom very large. My only complaint is no hairdryer!!
It is absolutely worth a stay here.
Stayed at the Westin for 2 days for my birthday on 22nd Nov 2003. Hotel is excellent in every department. Staff very friendly and helpful. Dining 1st class. Bedrooms lovely. Atrium is a delight with Glass roof. Overall I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. Would definitely stay here again. A great 5 star hotel
This is a great hotel. The building used to be three separate bank buildings, and the location couldn't be better. My second-floor room was right on Westmoreland St. but no noise. I didn't try the restaurant, which looked very good, but got to the bar, which is downstairs in what was the vault. Service was first-rate.
Best part of Ireland
The best part about Ireland was our trip to Dublin and our stay at the Westin Dublin. The staff couldn't of been more gracious and accomodating and it certainly was welcome sigh of relief to finally have waterpressure.
After travelling the countryside and experiencing overpriced tiny B @ B's and being gouged at smokey pubs for less than average meals I have one thing to say "you get what you pay for". Convienently located to all the wonderful restaurants and shopping of Grafton Street and strategically positioned across the street from Trinity College (the book of Kells is a must) the Westin Dublin revitalized my spirits and completed our trip on a high note. I highly recommend it.
Westin Hotel, Dublin, First Rate Experience
Our recent visit to Ireland was highlighted by our stay at the Westin Hotel, Dublin. The service is what we have become accustomed to in a first class hotel: efficient, prompt and courteous. The rooms were well appointed and the heavenly bed was as advertised, a pleasure on which to sleep. The hotel staff was most polite, and the restaurants served wonderfully delicious dinners. As nice as the amenities were, the location was even better. Trinity College is virtually next door, Grafton Street and Temple Bar a two minute walk. It was a pleasure staying at the Westin, and I would highly recommend this hotel.
There are some lovely things about this hotel. It is amazingly central, opposite Trinity College and Temple Bar, and 1 minute from Grafton Street shopping, yet is very quiet. It only opened in 2001, and the furnishings and decoration are of the highest quality. The bar is a proper bar, cheap and used heavily by locals and with live music on Saturdays. There are two good restaurants, but you can also buy very cheap high quality snacks in the Bar and the beautiful glassed Atrium. If I have any criticism, it is that my room was a little small, especially for a junior suite. The quality of the furnishings did compensate, however. It was also a shame that there was no CD player and that the TV sound did not play through to the bathroom. Apart from that, though, this is a great place to stay. You may want to call direct and ask for the best rates. I know that the hotel was offering Euro 230 / night at reception, but the best rate on the website was Euro 246. However, I would trade up to a junior suite if you can - I paid Euro 337 which is not that much more. PS. Handy hint - the windows do open, but you have to ask reception to do it for you. You have to sign a disclaimer first! They will also supply an extra light in your room if you want them, as I did.
We just got back from Ireland and the Westin was the best hotel we stayed at. The sevice was top notch and the rooms sparkle they are so clean.
The Mint, the bar on property, has such a great group working there, we really had to make ourselves go out. The entire staff is friendly and helpful and the rate was very reasonalble.