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Great Hotel in the Docklands
We stayed in the hotel for five nights and had received a packaged that included free breakfast every morning in the restaurant onsite. We were really pleased with everything about our hotel. The room was a great size and very clean and the staff were all friendly and extremely helpful. Though it wasn't located directly in the center of everything, we didn't mind having to walk a little bit to get into the heart of everything.
Breakfast surprised us as it was really fantastic! It was a full hot buffet and we were able to fill ourselves up every morning. If you're able to get a package with free breakfast, definitely do it since normally breakfast is 15 euro. One thing to keep in mind, if you are staying on a weekend try and get there between 8 and 8:30 or else it gets really busy and depending on when you show up you might have to wait for fresh food. We found the earlier we got there the better.
We also visited the hotel bar a couple of times. The beer was only slightly cheaper than visiting any other pub in the city, but the staff were friendly and we would stop here at night before heading out for drinks.
Only small complaint we had was that the pillows weren't that comfortable, but it didn't really make for a bad experience and overall we were really happy with everything!
More than ok, but . . .
We stayed for 3 nights from the 12th to 15th december.
Rooms are really great. Spacious and comfortable. The pool was closed for maintenance the whole time , so we could not check it out.
We checked in very late, so we had not a chance to eat somewehere else for dinner. Despite the fact, that the rooms service was normally available until 10pm, they managed to bring us some sandwiches. They were awfully overpriced and the tray charge of 5€ is ridiculous. Would not use it again.
The whole area of the southern docklands is under heavy construction. In 1 or 2 years, you will have an exceptional area, where this hotel is located. There are still some old ruins around, but city planners have already started to recreated the area at the Liffey promenade.
Nevertheless, it is a good 15min walk from Grafton Street/Temple Bar. Taxi should be around 10€, but we always walked.
All in all we had a good stay in the Quality Hotel. We would return in about 2 years, when the constructions might have been finished.
A fine hotel
We booked the Quality Hotel through centralreservations.com and obtained a triple room for just over 80 euros a night. As mentioned in other reviews the hotel is surrounded by extensive construction work, so the location does not appear brilliant at first sight. This is more than compensated by the hotel interior. Our room was spacious, had a nice bathroom and a TV with BBC channels. Our room had a balcony which will be nice once the construction work has finished. The hotel is not far out, just a 10 minute walk along the Liffey, and it seemed safe enough to walk back at night.
The pool facilities are excellent, although we did notice that the leisure facilities had been closed for 4 days just before our visit.
There is a pub nearby although it is a fair walk to the nearest restaurant. We found a good take-away on Pearse Street, just a few minutes walk from the hotel.
Excellent value for money
Stayed 19 to 22 Dec on family break with 2 teenage sons. A great deal and rooms were spacious and comfortable,staff helpful.
Airport transport by cab around 25 euros - less than expected. One day rambler tickets allow unlimited bus travel for 3.40euros if you buy a book of 5 tickets - recommended.
Local cabs also around 6 euros if you avoid one way system in town and pick up by Trinity
We usually stay at Bewleys ballsbrisdge which certtainly has a run for its money from this competition!
i booked this hotel on the internet for my daughters birthday, for my daughter, my self and her friend at a cost of just £72 b&b. I have stayed in Dublin many times before ranging from a b&b to the 5star Fitzwilliam hotel and i have to say i found this hotel every bit as good as the Fitzilliam. Ok the fitzwilliam is right in St Stephens green and the Quality is about a fifteen minute walk from Grafton Street but that and the fact there is no cd player in your room is the only difference i found. Every part of our stay was very enjoyable from the breakfast down to a baileys coffee in the bar, since coming home i have recomended it to quite a lot of my freinds and am already planning a trip back
4th Stay & getting better
As this is my 4th stay in 5 months at the Quality Hotel I have seen more & more improvements with every stay.
By this point it was nice to be addressed by the staff & have any special requests dealt with and were very accomodating.
The rooms are fantastic, spacious and clean. The construction was not an issue this time as it was during the holidays & they crews were not working. The Vertigo bar is fantastic for an early or late night drink & very modern.
It seems that since opening things seem to be running very smooth. Although it's still a bit of a walk into town I still feel it's great value. You may want to check the different web sites as deals and special offers vary but all in all I have found this to be the best new hotel in Dublin and always a great stay.
Long, dark muddy walk........
Firstly the hotel is brand new and there are building works. We had the same problem as previous and subsequent reviewers in that we could not enter our rooms until after 2pm. This was not welcome news.
As you can well imagine having been up since 4.30am (to catch the plane,) arrive at the hotel just after 10.30am and be told you can't freshen up was frustrating. The guy on the desk said we could leave our cases with reception (erm..sticky labels with our names on to claim luggage when we came back.)
We took a walk out and ate at a cosy little cafe to the right of the hotel. €5 for a full Irish with a hot drink, then a walk along into the city to mooch.
We got back to the hotel after 4pm and on our return we had all kinds of problems with room allocations. Some rooms were ready and some were not. We ended up spread all over the hotel (in rooms that were available and already cleaned.) We thought we would be along the same floor (internet group booking - surely they could see we wanted to be close to each other??)
My cousin and myself ending up on the 7th floor which was still being furbished. Room was spacious and beds very comfy. Loved the bathroom, very bright although the bath had a chip in the bottom. (Not very good considering it was only 3 months old.)
Pool was lovely if not a little too well chloronated for me. Jacuzzi and steam room lovely. Couldn't get in the sauna for 3 very tall fellas stretched out!! Pool was closed on the Sunday for maintainance.
Staff & dining troubles. They were still learning by the signs of things and not very many Irish amongst them but mostly Eastern European. We stayed in to dine at the hotel restaurant on the Saturday night and it took 3 hours from start to finish.
The walk in and out from town is a chore taking up to 30 minutes. However we never felt threatened at all, just fed up of the tramping and getting muddy from the building mess. The river walk is lovely in the day time. They could do with a tram line along the front or at least a hotel courtesy bus.
One word of caution. Minibuses. Ensure you agree a price BEFORE you leave the airport especially when you get in with a male taxi driver. Our female taxi driver charged us €10 less than the one behind us (a fella) that brought the rest of our party to the hotel.
All in all if they get the teething problems sorted out and when the building works around the hotel are finished it will be a truly lovely place to stay.
Great Great Great
We have just returned from staying at The Quality Hotel in Dublin Ireland. I could rave on and on, but to let everybody know that the service was outstanding, the food was amazing (but a warning the portions are enormous) the staff were outstanding, always ready to help, extremly friendly and polite, any advice needed eg: where to go for a night of Irish music and dancing, was always on hand.The cleanliness of the room and in actual fact the entire hotel was spotless, the gym facalities including the pool and spa baths were fantastic.A very well done to all concerned in the running of the hotel.
Do you like walking?
I found this to be a quite decent place. I loved having a real swimming pool (the largest hotel pool in Dublin, I believe) and steam room attached to the hotel. The rooms were decently sized and furnished. Beware: There does not appear to be airconditioning, which would make the stay unbearable for me on a hot summer day. I lucked out with an odd-numbered sixth floor room with a small walk-out balcony.
The place is in the middle of an industrial/office park. It's a 15 minute walk to the center of town. I love walking, so this was not a problem. For others who want to be in the thick of things, it could be a problem.
It's also a decent 15 minute walk to the airport bus. Note: This is the Dublin City bus service bus, the double decker -- not a competing service. Coming from the airport, you get off at the second stop (the central bus station), cross the river, turn left and walk for 10-12 minutes along City Quay to Rogerson Quay. Cardiff Street is just off to the right. It's difficult to get lost, it's a nice walk along the river, and the Euro 9 return bus trip is a heck of a lot cheaper than a taxi.
I would readily return to this property -- except in summer if I felt I needed the air conditioning.
Thoroughly Enjoyable & Beautiful
Other than a terrible dinner in the hotel's restaurant and a lack of knowledgable concierge services, this hotel was fantastic. Located a little out of the way and on a street I would not want to walk alone at night, the inside of the hotel is lovely and the room is beautiful. My mother used the pool facilities and was impressed. As one of very few splurges on my trip to IRE and the UK, this was worth it. Another bonus is that every taxi driver knows how to find the hotel. It's about a 10-15 minute walk into Temple Bar and St. Stephen's Green.