Travel Blogs from Dublin
... restaurants though! Whoops!
Now Dane decided that we definitely needed to have Indian & were going to continue walking until we found somewhere. Finding an Indian restaurant in Dublin was almost proving harder to find than an English menu was in Spain! We eventually stopped at a phone store for a sim converter & found out there was ...
... also required a GPS which we thought was included, however that was also another 10 euros a day. Eventually when we were about to head to the car, Kev double checked if the car was automatic (Kev's not great in a manual), which unfortunately, it wasn't. This meant we had to change the sole driver of the car to Erin, unless we wanted to pay the extra 30 euros per day for an automatic car. I offered to drive, however as I am still too young (I'm clinging onto this), I am ...
... I was told that the actual price of my car (which should have been around €200) was actually nearly €500 (yeah, that's nearly $700 for three lousy days). I was told that it was apparently obligatory that I purchase a €40/day insurance plan, pay an upfront deposit for all the petrol I may eventually use, as well as other hidden fees that the massive northern Italian-cockney dude behind the counter ...
... sunny day the ride was very smooth and fast (140kph, 90mph) on the tolled motorway, reaching Fiumicino in just 45 minutes. Again we utilised the Diner's Club Le Anfore Business Lounge for wifi and a snack. Checking email we found that we had not confirmed our reservation for the shuttle, hence, they had not sent a shuttle! The lounge was near gate G11 and our gate was H18 so we had to leave early to find our way to H18 a slightly complex mission involving going ...
... br> National Museum. Could have spent more time browsing there.
Chester Beatty Library. Dublin Castle was closed for the G8 summit but we finally found our way
to the Library. Very impressive.
Lunch at the Silk Road Cafe at the Library.
Kilmainham Gaol. We had all just read 1916 by Morgan Llewellyn and felt like we knew the
famous men (and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Wynn's Hotel Dublin
Having been to Dublin many times, I've stayed in a variety of different hotels from the Brewery hostel to a 5* near Grafton. Wynn's is that perfect little hotel right in the middle. It's a fantastic 3* that benefits from a perfect location. The hotel is right in the heart of Dublin with Temple Bar a short walk away and the shopping centre of Grafton Street just over the bridge. It's also pretty close to the main Stadium if you are there for a concert (as I was).
Took a city-break with my wife to celebrate our anniversary. There are some appalling places to stay in Dublin (and I've stayed in a few!) so we did a lot of research before going.
Just had to let someone know what a pleasure it was to stay at Wynns Hotel-seems like they are a hidden little treasure-so glad I found them. The staff are excellent-so attentive & helpful about anything & eveything. The hotel is old-fashioned(and I mean this in a good way) & charming. Beautiful sleigh beds,deep window seats, but a plasma tv & extremely clean,modern bathroom. They give you your messages from a slip of paper in the mail box & the room key is actually a key-some may consider that a drawback but we found it delightful. The location is wonderful as well-right off of O'Connell street-a quieter location than some hotels & yet very easy access to buses & the Luas is right outside the door. the Flowing Tide pub & Sherie's restaurant -two terrific local,non-touristy establishments are just a few steps away too. I just can't say enough about what a pleasing experience we had at this hotel. I will go back there as often as I can. Our whole trip to Dublin was a treasured experience & our hotel stay was a big part of that.Dublin is a city with a lovely mix of old & new and Wynns Hotel
Red 8 at Wynn, good food and very good service!
During my recent visit in Las Vegas, June 7-16 2005, I visited Red 8 at Wynn.
32 (including tip and tax)
Good food and very good service!
just returned on 29th Jan. Its a nice, grand, quaint hotel, centrally located hotel BUT they are getting the kitchen extended and there are pneumatic drills which go on from 8:15 until 18:00. They did not warn us about this when we booked even though I asked if I could have a quiet room!
There was also a disco on Friday (but we did not hear it on the 5th floor).
Ok but a bit disappointing.
I recently stayed at Wynn's for one night only and was impressed enough to log on here and write a review. Located directly beside a Tram stop (which serves the train station) on Lower Abbey Street, Wynn's is a stone's throw from O'Connell Bridge without being right in the centre of the sometimes mayhem of Temple Bar.
Just returned from a two-night break in Dublin with six people. The hotel couldn't be more centrally located. It is easy walking distance to shops, pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions.
The Wynns was a great hotel to stay in. The location is perfect. It's right off of O'Connell street in the city center. The room was very nice, no complaints. They were putting in tracks for the new Louis train that is suppose to be up and running this month. Don't know if that will add to the noise or not. Although the construction noise wasn't a problem for me, so I imagine not. The staff was great and very helpful. I stayed in three different hotels in Dublin and this was by far the best.
Wynn's- A good place to stay in town
I stayed at Wynn's in 2003, and rather liked it. The location is great - right in the center of the city. The rooms were serviceable, but certainly not elegant. I recall that the staff was extremely helpful, though. We had a flat on our rental car(with a bent wheel rim), and the garage man took care of getting the tire and wheel fixed for us while we were out sightseeing. The desk attendat was also extremely pleasant.
Although the hotel is a litle noisy, I would definitely stay there again, based on the wonderfully helpful service provided by the employees, the convenient location, and the charming old world atmosphere of the public rooms.
Dublin Sept. 2003
I recently stayed at the Wynn's Hotel in Dublin. The hotel rooms are very comfortable and the staff helpful. However, I would have liked to have seen tea/coffee making facilities in the room.
It is worth checking if there are any parties booked into the function room as rooms above it suffer greatly from noise. There are also major roadworks and upheavals in the centre of Dublin adding to the noise and inaccessibility by car.
The price rose for the period of my stay because of the Hurling Final that weekend, without prior warning.
The good point is that the hotel is very central.