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TravelPod Member ReviewsTrinity Capital Hotel Dublin
We very much enjoyed our stay; staff was great; room was small but well appointed and very clean; lobby and shared lobby areas were uniquely artsy with a strange fairy tale feel. Best of all, this hotel is so well located to Trinity College, Grafton Street (a busy boutique and pub area), and a great bustling feel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Trinity Capital Hotel Dublin
Great location, good restaurant
A nice hotel in a good location - only a 10 minute walk from Temple Bar and Grafton Street. Being a short walk away from the busy Temple Bar area makes all the difference - on previous trips to Dublin I have stayed in hotels closer to Temple Bar and had trouble sleeping as the noise from outside in incredible on a Saturday night espeically. This hotel has a reasonably priced resraurant with really well prepared lovely food. I would recommend this hotel for business or pleasure.
Trinity Capital Hotel, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
An excellent hotel that was only about five minutes walk to Temple Bar and even less to Grafton Street. Room was well decorated and clean. We had room service one night and the meal was excellent, the prices were very reasonable considering it was room service. We were at the back of the hotel but had no noise from the adjacent fire station. Staff in the hotel were very professional and friendly. Would certainly stay there again.
Recommended is a train/bus journey to Avoca which is very lovely - if the weather is good. Temple Bar seems a bit over rated, restaurants were quite expensive but service was always friendly. Would probably get a better pint of Guinness if you stayed away from the obvious spots.
Central in Dublin
For two American girls, this was a great place to stay on our first time in Dublin. You can walk to Trinity College, the tourist center, Temple Bar, the Liffey...Once you look for the Bank and Trinity it's easy to get your bearings. The included breakfast was fine each day-- eggs, bread, some meat, some fruit. The room was good, except sometimes the water would be scalding hot or freezing cold. It is near the firestation, and we did have our window open a lot, but it wasn't overly noisy...although there looked like there was a club on the corner that only must open on weekends. Try the Ginger Man pub nearby.
Stayed at the Trinity Capital for two nights.
Hotel is in a great location - no more than a 3 mins walk from the Trinity College & Grafton Street, and 5 mins walk to O'Connell Street.
Hotel entrance is nice, but the room we were given was pretty disappointing - quite small, and as we were at the back of the hotel which looks onto a fire station, the room was rather noisy - random testing of sirens, and tannoy announcements.
We were also situated next to the elevator, so our early morning wake up call was the noise from people gathering outside the elevator.
We spilled a little bit of cola on the carpet and cleaned it as best we could. But when we got back to the room the carpet had been washed, was wet, and the smell coming from it was disgusting - mixture of damp and dirt.
Bed covers looked clean but smelled a bit stale.
Breakfast was great - self serve buffet.
All in all, I thought that the price did not match the standard of the accommodation.
Didn't complain as we were only there for two days and were aiming to spend more time outside than in, but I'm sure if we had given the hotel staff the chance to make or stay more pleasant, they would have done so. The hotel didn't appear to be at full capacity while we were there, so I was disappointed that they did not make more effort when allocating our room.
Great hotel for a great price
I booked a mini-suite at the Trinity Capital Hotel a few weeks prior to a St. Patrick's day trip to Dublin. I am so glad I picked this hotel to stay in. The Trinity Capital is 1 block from Trinity College and a very short walk to shopping, Temple Bar Area, River Liffey and some of the other attractions in Dublin.
The suite was very spacious for a European hotel. We had a King sized bed, bathroom with shower, jacuzzi tub and a double sink vanity. The room also had two desk areas, safe and a small refrigerator. Very clean room and hotel. The stay included a full Irish buffet breakfast with both hot and cold items. The is also a nice bar in the hotel lobby.
This hotel is right next to a Fire House, but there were no problems with noise during my 6 night stay. The staff were all very friendly and accomadating. We asked housekeeping not to clean the room one day and they left a bag of towels on the door for when we came back. I've never had a hotel take the extra step of doing this.
I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel in the future. It's a great bargin for this very expensive city.
A good hotel which we stayed at between Christmas and just before the New Year. It is right next to a major fire station with sirens going off during the day (but not at night though). This made it interesting - we could see the fireman getting ready. If this troubles you suggest you ask for a room away from the fire station.
The staff are friendly, breakfast is good and it is 5 mins from Trinity College and about 7/10 mins from Temple Bar. We would go there again and felt it was good value.
It has a pleasant bar and lobby. The rooms are good and it suited us very much.
Temple Bar is getting pricey - drinks are at least £3 Euros a pint. It is dearer than London now, so watch out if you are looking for value.
The Arlington is a good place for entertainment but drinks are loaded up for the entertainment but we felt good value.
We had a bad experience at the Mercentile Pub in Dame St. got there at just before 7:30pm and when we ordered about 50% of the menu was not available. We left - dissatisfied.
TIP go to restaurants off the centre
Also watch the cars - the crossings are slow and the roads a bit dangerous. Dublin needs to get more pedestrian friendly, but it will come with a tunnel they are building. The people are great though - just keep them out of cars!
A great City - watch the prices, but if you go to the right areas you will get value for money.
Good luck and enjoy!
Very Pleasant Stay
We recently stayed at the Trinity Capital and enjoyed our experience very much. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the tea and coffee making facility, and the breakfast was excelent. Service was very good and the staff were more than helpful. The location of the hotel couldn't be better. Everything within walking distance. The Fire Station next door was not a problem. Would certainly stay again at this hotel.
We stayed here in mid Feb, 2004. The hotel's location is perfect. It's @ a 5 minute walk to Temple Bar, shopping, the river, etc.
The rooms were clean, decent sized, and the bathrooms were nice. The hotel is next to the fire department, so if you don't like the chance of waking up in the middle of the night to sirens, this isn't the place for you. Also, the room did get quite warm, so we need to keep our windows open. However, the noise didn't bother us too much.
We didn't eat in the restaurant, as there are plenty of reasonably priced dining options in the temple bar area. A great little place to try is From Mexico to Rome - reasonable Italian and Mexican, with Profiteroles to die for!
The room was kind of pricey for what it was, but the location was great, and we didn't have any problems. I'd probably stay here again just for that purpose.
Well Situated in Dublin
I have stayed at the Trinity Capital twice in the last year and will be heading off their again in October. The rooms are comfortable and well-furnished and the foyer and bar areas are very pleasant. The service has always been excellent, especially room service and I have never experienced any noise from the nightclub next door.
The hotel is a few minutes walk from Trinity College and the centre of Dublin and this is an advantage as it is not nearly as noisy as those hotels situated right in the throb of Temple Bar or Grafton Street.
Trinity Capital Hotel
I spent 2 nights at the Trinity Capital Hotel in Dublin. It's within a 5 minute walk to the Temple Bar area.
The hotel lobby is pretty, but the rooms are just OK. The hotel was built on top of an old firehouse. The Firehouse is still there, but there was no noise from that. At night there was noise from the Firehouse club next door. When I returned to my room the first night I could hear the music from the club. I asked to change my room around 12:30am, and they responded wonderfully, asking if I needed my luggage carried to the new room. I moved two floors up and could still hear the music.
The rooms were not grand in size, but acceptable.