Park Inn Dublin

1.5 out of 5 stars1.5 Star

Smithfield Village, Dublin, County Dublin, 7, Ireland

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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 55% less than similarly rated 1.5 star hotels

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  • Business33
  • Top Notch & Central


    Overall, top notch.

    Pros - great service, good bar, very central - esp to Jamesons distillery! and good price; good brekky too
    Cons - did forget to give us clean towels, did have late night party saturday (v noisy, heard in room!) and did give us a 4am room call which we didnt ask for

    If they can iron out the cons, itd be 9/10

    Unique Quality: viewing chimney (closed for refurb when i went) and location

    Directions: North of the Liffey, just head for the viewing chimney or follow Jameson signposts

  • A take on modern Dublin, with a hint of old.


    I stayed here up to and including New Year and would reccomend it to anyone wanting a city break. Thge hotel itself has an amazing feature, the chimney to go up and view everything you need to get to. The room we stayed in, a standard double was fantastic, except for the view, which was a wall. This didn't spoil the experience.

    The bathroom was extremely modern and different (in a good way) and I think the bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in. We were due to check out at 12 on NY day. Hadn't got in until 8am so the staff were very jovial and easy going about us checking out 2 hours late. We got a cheap deal too on

    Unique Quality: Built from an old whiskey distillery, the hotel has a unique take on the oldy worldy charm aspect and it's the bar that demonstrates this the most. Some fantastic artwork of the Old Chief himself, it's kind of a gallery/hotel. The chimney has an amazing view and the ice rink directly outside the hotel which was something I intended to do (even bought a funky hat) but6 didn't. Looked really fun though.

    There is a fantastic Thai restaurant right next door and you get a discount if staying at this hotel. Well worth a visit too, not just for convenience and the discount, the food was gorgeous.

    In the heart of it all and so much great shopping too.

    Directions: In the city but not on a main road. We only took cabs to the 2 concerts we saw but walked into town, walked to the Guiness Factory, walked to the bars/shops.

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    Could not have asked for anywhere better :o)


    We could not book in until 14:00 but the staff were happy to put out baggage in a safe room so we could wander into the centre without the extra weight.

    The room was excellent, very modern and clean and we had our own balcony.

    The hotel has also got a very friendly gift shop attached to it.

    The bar is very spacious and the staff are nice and friendly.

    I must add that I think it is quite expensive to stay here, but we got an excellent deal from, so make sure you check this website out.

    Also, the breakfast is an extra cost unless it comes with the room (our did).

    According to the hotel website, standards rooms start at 180 euros. e got our double room for £55 for the night including breakfast.

    Unique Quality: There is an old chimney next to the hotel left over from the old distillery which is now a museum.

    The chimney has been converted into a viewing tower, with a lift going all the way. I think the tower is about 100+ feet. The tower costs 5 euros for adults and 2.50 for children. When you stay at the hotel you get a 2 for the price of 1 voucher :o)

    Directions: Coming from the hotel the bus will drop you in Smithfield Village on the other side of the river. Ask for either the hotel, or Voodoo Lounge, or the Viewing Tower. Hotel is up the next street right of Voodoo Lounge.

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Totally Average

by A TripAdvisor Member

The hotel did have a lot of building work going on around it (08/2004), although, this would not really be a problem if you are not spending time at the hotel in the day.
The rooms were modern and clean but slightly shabby in places. The sinks were not in the bathroom which was a bit odd.
The breakfast was fine but nothing special. It would be worth staying here if you get a very good price.

A Few Rough Edges!

by TripAdvisor Member NIrishtraveler

It is a nightmare of Elm Street proportions to locate this hotel by car and then find the front entrance via the one way street system.
We eventualy arrived late in the evening and the car park was already full. This meant a 5 minute walk in the rain from a multi story car park on the other side of the Liffey.
A single receptionist needed all her Irish charm to deal with check ins, answer the phones and field queries from enquiring quests. More assistance at the front desk is needed.
We found the bedroom spacious and modern with a good choice of TV channels. Decor maybe slightly tired but nothing to complain about.
Breakfast was a rather sorry affair. Prunes and grapefruit were the only fruits on offer and a cooked breakfast was served from behind a glass fronted buffet counter by a single server. As a result, the queue foir breakfast stretched almost the length of the breakfast room. Toast was served in the same manner so you had little chance of seconds if you ran out.
The cooked breakfast was warm rather than hot and was adequate rather than desirable.
We paid less than 100 euros for a double room on a late room offer and I would not have wanted to pay a euro more.
The basics are there but the rough edges abound.

Decent location, Decent hotel, Could be better

by A TripAdvisor Member

Stayed for 4 nights, Monday to Thursday. Hotel in a pretty good location, on part of the Tourist trail, its next to the Jamesons distilery tour. Not much else in the imediate location but only a few minutes walk from where tourist Dublin starts. Possibly not the most secure feeling area with a court almost next door, sometimes dodgy looking people hanging about, although didnt see any problems we were told it may not be an area to walk around late in the day.

The hotel was nice, and room clean, but its just a shame the finishing to the fitting and tiling was so bad. Uneven tiles and obvious grouting problems where the tiles were lifting. The bathroom area is a little strange with the frosted glass and a door that closes but leaves a 1cm gap around the door to allow any sound to enter the main room.

There are some nice features about the rooms, the decor is nice and pleasing on the eye if spoilt by the bad finishing and instalation.

The breakfast was always good and we were promply served with Tea and or coffee. A selection of cereals, fruit and cooked breakfast, although we always went down at 8 ish and on the last day when we checked out at 10 the restaurant had filled up with builders from the developments opposite the hotel.

Good craic at O'Neills

by TripAdvisor Member BigRedCormie

We managed to find the hotel without too many difficulties-just look for the chimmney with the viewing room on top, it's right beside the hotel. The staff were all friendly and we got a nice large corner room.
The hotel is about 1 mile from the city centre which isn't too far, but the new Luas tram tane runs along the bottom of the road and is only a couple of stops from the centre.
However the cooked breakfast was quite poor, we arrived down for breakfast about 8.30 both mornings, there was always plenty of food but the eggs were cold/undercooked and the sausages awful, I would advise you to fill up on cereal etc instead.
The finish in the bathroom was very poor with mosaic tiles being poorly fitted, although this hotel is by no means alone in this respect, may have the same problem.
That said I would definately go back as the problems were very small, and did not affect the enjoyment of our holiday in any way.

nothing special

by TripAdvisor Member freddy003

stayed here with my husband for his 40th birthday not in a very nice area but this may improve once all building work finished some old drunks where hanging by the street corner when we came out on an evening oh and if you are going in december big ice rink in front of hotel and because our hotel room was at the front expect some noice with the music coming from it and the kids. rooms where nice and a bit different but could of done with a bit of a clean in parts as some things hadnt been dusted. got back to the hotel about 11.30 pm one night and bar staff wouldnt serve us claiming that the bar was now closed asked at reception on passing what time the bar closed to residents he stated 3 am told him they wouldnt serve us as shut just looked at me then the security guard on the door overheard my conversation wasnt happy and stated to come with him and he would get us served my husband refused his offer politely as he felt humiliated in the first place but thanks anyway to that guard at the door. breakfast nothing special at all definately not a 4 star maybe a 3 star had to ask for everything more toast even our tea coffee. my tip is to stay furhter near to the centre on the south side nicer area. At the end of the day we only paid £56 per night bb and this was all it was worth at best.

Chief O'Neill's Hotel

by A TripAdvisor Member

since a few months there is a new tram running that serves the hotel.
take a look at
if you come from the airport with the airport link you can take the tram 30 m from your drop of point at the busstation.

take a ticket at the machine.
it is very easy to find and a fast way to get there because of the heavy traffic in dublin.

you have to get of after a few stops at smitfield village.
(100 m from the hotel..look for the tower first right)

we did not have any downpoints on this hotel. It is quit amazing how they transformed this old building to a confort-hotel.
Smitfield is a developing area.

Good- but a few surprises!

by TripAdvisor Member liquidice

We have just returned from a one night stay here. The hotel itself was above average for the price we paid £60. But there were a few surprises in the middle of the night......

The rooms (although minus a bath) were modern, funky and in general good condition. Breakfast was ok as was the service.

There was however constant noise from the heating/water pipes which was ok, but if you want a bit of piece and quiet it may not be the best idea.

A word of advice- the rooms are not soundproofed!!

We awoke in the middle of the night to what can be described as "sounds of the night" coming from the couple in the room next door! And again by a mobile phone going off 5 + times in the morning!

Overall an ok stay, but we will stay in another hotel next time.


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 Park Inn Dublin

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Address: Smithfield Village, Dublin, County Dublin, 7, Ireland