Arlington

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

23-25 Bachelors Walk, O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, County Dublin, 1, Ireland

5 Reviews

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89%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
33%
368
Very Good
40%
455
Average
16%
181
Poor
6%
69
Terrible
3%
37

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 23% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families73
  • Couples77
  • Solo81
  • Business70
  • Arlington Hotel - 2 Thumbs down

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    My husband, our two sons (2 years old and 5 months old) and I arrived at the Arlington on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at about 10 am. The hotel was easy to find, but the airport bus stops about 4 or 5 blocks away. The hotel couldn't let us check in early but they did take our bags and told us to come back at 2. The desk staff were cold and always seemed frazzled. After waiting a while after we came back at 2 we were shown to a large but very tired and dated room. The bathroom was also very dated and the shower had mildew. We asked if any other room might be available, and we were shown a room that had a modern bathroom but otherwise was very small (just one bed). We declined that room (as we were paying for a triple room) and were told we could move the next day to a different room with a better bathroom. They told us to leave our luggage in our current room and they would bring it up to our new room at 1. When we came back at 1 they said it would be 5 more minutes. In reality we had to wait an hour until we were allowed into the new room and while it was a bit more updated it was rather small and had the exact same albeit slightly-less-gross bathroom as our first room. The staff were not at all friendly, children were not allowed to watch the "free" Irish dancing show, the food was bland and it was certainly not worth the 272 euros we spent there for two nights (including breakfast.) This is a very tired hotel, across the river from Temple Bar, and there are plenty of other hotels to chose from, so I would definitely not recommend The Arlington. Not at all up to the standards of a metropolitan hotel, more in line with a very low budget lodge if you're looking for an alternative to sleeping in a tent. The pictures on their website are totally misleading. (Except the lobby with the knight's armor - that's accurate.)

    Directions: North side of the River Liffey

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    Excellent value for money

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    If you are after the next best thing to a luxary hotel, this is the place to stay. Very fiendly staff, just moment away from all amenities, deliciuos breakfast bar.

    Unique Quality: Gothic style, live Irish music and dancers perform in the bar every night from 9 pm till late.

    Directions: Just off O'Connell Bridge, noth of river Liffey/

  • Best for Irish Entertainment

    by

    This hotel is very well placed for the Temple Bar area. The staff are all very friendly and helpful.

    The rooms are of a pretty good standard and very comfortable. The entertainment in the evenings is second to none, lots of Irish singing and Dancing - a great night out to have during your stay, even if you are not staying in the hotel.

    We paid the equivalent of US$320 for two persons for two nights.

  • geoffboxer's Profile Photo

    Nice modern style central hotel

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    Well furnished spacuiose reception area leading off to the rooms on the right, the bar,carvery,entertaiment and night club on the left and the breakfast room and restaurant behind.Staff helpful and polite.Rooms clean and well furnished with all mod cons.Very nice buffett style breakfast with all the choices.

    Unique Quality: Right in the centre near OConnnel Bridge.

    Directions: town center

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    Arlington Hotel
    The Arlington Hotel overlooks the River Liffey at O'Connell Bridge, making it one of the most centrally located hotels in the city.
    It is ideally convenient for Trinity College, Temple Bar, Smithfield Village, Grafton St. and Jervis St. shopping areas and the Point Depot and Abbey Theatre.

    The popular Knightsbridge Bar and a restaurant serving the best of varied Irish Cuisine are just some of the facilities within the hotel.

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Nice hotel

by TripAdvisor Member JoanneJohn

A really nice hotel in a good location. All attractions were in walking distance - and the main shopping area/bar area was only a 5 min walk. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a large hotel bar which is really nice and has Irish music every night. The room was clean and big - the only complaint was that the double room had 2 single beds pushed together - and one of us kept falling down the gap in the middle.
Overall though, I would recommend the hotel.

Good location, needs updating

by A TripAdvisor Member

Spent 3 nights here and found the location to be excellent. Good value for an expensive city. The hotel facilities need to be refreshened: carpets somewhat worn, phones often didn't work, buttons on TV broken. Staff did try to fix things tho. Couldn't get all our rooms in the non-smoking area, which we were promised. Meals (breakfast & dinner) were OK from a quality perspective, and large for portions. Good tips from friendly staff for nearby sites, buses, attractions, & restaurants. Would stay here again.

Central location but needs updating

by A TripAdvisor Member

Great location and within walking distance of most major attractions. Room was large but two single beds pushed together rather than a king sized bed. Even though our room was on the 3rd floor there was a lot of noise from the bar below and I'd guess half of the guests were on hen or stag weekends. It was a bank holiday weekend when we stayed there so this might not be normal.
Interior definitely needs a lick of paint and cleanliness was average.
A busy bustling hotel in the heart of Dublin.

Dirty and Noisy

by A TripAdvisor Member

Stayed at the Arlington for three nights. The hotel itself is in an excellent location for all attractions and shopping, however it is disgustingly dirty, in need of updating, and very noisy. There is a huge bar underneath the hotel that has great live music and free Irish dancing, however the bar has a late license and the music could clearly be heard form our room on the third floor!

Breakfast was very busy and if you didn’t get in early you had to queue for a table.

I must say however the staff are very friendly and extremely helpful.

I’d recommend visiting the bar for a good night of live music and Irish dancing, but I’d find a different hotel to stay in.

Lovely.

by A TripAdvisor Member

The hotel was really easy to find on arrival, particularly by bus from the airport. The location is amazing, because it is cental to all the sights around Dublin...like the other reviews say, its a good base for exploring. The room was pleasant, a twin room, it was spacious and had a range of tv channels~we even watched neighbours when we were there :) It also had lots of information about the hotel and where things were located and when. The bathroom was lovely to, both the rooms were well lit and well equipted. I really liked the old-fashioned theme throughout the hotel, it seemed too fit well with the history of Dublin. Its taditional mixed with modern amenities. The staff were friendly and had good knowledge of their surroundings, it made the place seem homely (especially those on the reception and housekeeping). The free entertainment was excellent also, it was really enjoyable yet educational. Breakfast was delicous with an array of cooked food, cereal and juices, its all you can eat aswell. It is also good value for money, if you are considering visiting, do. I think this hotel made my first experience of Ireland incredible, i will definately be returning.

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Address: 23-25 Bachelors Walk, O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, County Dublin, 1, Ireland