Russell Court Hotel Dublin

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

21-25 Harcourt Street, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland

3 Reviews

Russell Court Hotel
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Satisfaction Terrible
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Rated 39% lower than similarly priced 3 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families21
  • Couples38
  • Solo35
  • Business16
  • Value for money!


    We stayed on a Monday night in the Russell Court Hotel, this was our second stay here as we enjoyed it so much before.

    The staff are very pleasant, two night clubs and a huge bar (Diceys) with gorgeous food. We stayed on the ground floor, although it was a bit noisy, once you've had a few drinks you wont notice the noise! Rooms were warm, although maybe very warm in summer. Bathroom was huge, breakfast delivered to your door in the morning. Everything was clean and breakfast was lovely.

    All of this for EUR40!!!!! EUR30 for the room and EUR10 for breakfast for two!

    Where else would you get that for two people!

    Well done the Russell Court and cant wait to visit again.


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    Great Hotel for a Hen Weekend


    Booked to stay at the Russell Court Hotel for one of my besties Hen Weekends and after a mix-up with the rooms (they forgot to locate two of us a room), we were told to leave our bags in reception as our rooms werent ready. We came back a few hours later to find that as the girls that who were forgotten, we had been put into a suite downstairs, just off the bar area - cant complain at that. The hotel is really nice and the room that we had was really spaceous. The only thing we couldnt work out was why was there earplugs in every room... this we found out when we came back from our night out on Temple Bar...

    Unique Quality: This hotel has two NIGHTCLUB! (Krystle Nightclub and Bojangles Nightclub)... hence the reason for earplugs (especially when you're on the ground floor off of the bar area). Russell Court also consists of: Dicey's Garden Bar and a Beer Garden!!

    In the evenings, there are bouncers on the doors - we all had to show our room keys to prove that we were staying at the hotel so that we could be let back in.

    We also bumped into Louis Walsh (X-Factor judge) on the stairs - apparently he's a regular.

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    Loud on the Liffey


    The Russell Court Hotel is a nice hotel, basic but very cared-for amenities, and the location is great. So why is it a risky place to stay? It's because of the noise - and not the LUAS (the light rail) that runs along Harcourt Street, but the pubs and clubs on the block. One in particular is one of the most popular clubs in the city, and loud crowds stumbling into taxis and trying to make their way home at 4 and 4:30am after a sleepless night two doors down could be a downer.

    I would recommend a room in the back - BUT - there is also a beer garden which stays open until around midnight or 1, and then the cleaning crew does their thing until around 1 or 2. On certain other days, the empty keg pickups and full keg deliveries start at 8:30am - barely three hours after the drunken patrons leave.

    Unique Quality: I would highly recommend staying here, but not in summer or warm weather; there is no air conditioning, so the rooms can get a bit stale and with the windows open, you can't hear yourself snore. When the windows are closed, it does block sound very well - but it's rare you'll shut your window during July or August.

    (Still, I rated it as 'satisfied' since the staff is very nice and does as much as it can to make your stay better.)

    Directions: Just south of St. Stephen's Green and across from Iveagh Gardens at Montague St.

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Nights Clubs contd

by IrishFem about Clubs

The Vatican
Russell Court Hotel, In Harcourt Street
Situated in a hotel. Close to the centre centre. Has a good reputation.

Club M
Anglesea Street, Dublin 2. Right in the heart of Temple Bar.
Strict clothes policy, no trainers or runners or jeans.

Break For the Border
Johnson Place, Dublin 2. Behind St spephen's Green shopping centre.
Lots of hens/stags parties take place here. Has restaurant and two dance floors. Admission charge after 9pm. Mixed crowd.

Ormond quay
African/ Middle Eastern theamed. Mix of people. Young crowd.


by TripAdvisor Member Jools06

After reading lots of the reviews we were all anxious as they were not great. However, on arriving at the Russell Court Hotel first impressions were great. Nothing after that was anything less. Our room (No 32) was perfect. It was clean, spacious and overall excelllent. The Beer Garden was great as well. It was really busy but with a friendly atmosphere. The staff were all helpful and polite. The food was great as well. The only hiccup we had all holiday was after coming back from our night out and asking for our room key we were told the key had already been picked up. As we were all there it wasn't any of us. This made us slightly anxious. The next morning however, the receptionist changed our lock and apologised repeatedly for the mix up. I cannot understand the bad reviews and especially the ones about the noise. It clearly states on the website that if you are looking for peace and quiet do not book this hotel. Why you would ignore that and book is beyond me. This is a party hotel. Overall it is excellent and we would all stay there again without hesitation.

Too Noisy

by A TripAdvisor Member

Stayed at Hotel for 3 Nights recently - Definately not family friendly. Quite possibly the noisest hotel I've ever stayed in. Trams passing every 5 minutes, music until the early hours from beer garden and nightclubs. Room dark and dingy, horrible stained mattresses, no locks on the large sash windows and food not up to much. On the plus - staff were friendly and the hotel was situated in a nice part of the city!

The Noisiest Hotel Ever!

by A TripAdvisor Member

We were put in rooms 18 & 19 which by all accounts were probably the worst two rooms in the hotel. These two rooms are next to one nite club and above a second!

Music until 4am!

Trams start at 6am!

Both nites (friday and saturday) ALL niteclubs/bars and function rooms played 'very' loud music. Customers very noisey at kicking out time also.

Complaining to the duty manager does not make a difference as he couldn't care less.

Needs to decide if it wants to be a hotel or niteclub. In my books you can not be both.

We were supplied with some free earplugs which did not help at all.

Terrible place

by A TripAdvisor Member

We booked over Fri/Sa/Su nights when there was nothing else available near the downtown area, other wise we would have moved. Although the decore was nice, we found bags of linens lining the hallways most of the time. The noise was terrible, when we asked about it at check in we were told it would be "loud, and the best thing to do is just go down and join them."

What was even more irritating is that there were no blankets on the beds, only a sheet and a mattress cover. I have never stayed at a hotel with out a blanket. Mattress covrs do not get washed after each use, that is why you normally push them off the bed and cover up with a blanket. When we requested blankets be delivered to our room we were shocked when they brought us mroe sheets, but called them blankets. Thinking this might just be an error of that shifts staff we again requested blankets in the morning be placed in the room. Again, they delivered sheets.

The room was nice, it even had a fire palce in it, although no instructions how to use it so we had to call the front desk to get someone up to show us. What really baffles me with this place is how they can charge what they charge for a room and have such a terrible place. It seems to mee either they should run a night club, or a hotel, not both.

fantastic hotel

by TripAdvisor Member 23_co_durham

me and a friend (both aged 21) stayed here on sun 2nd jan 2005 for one night and we loved it!
the room was huge, very clean and had everything that you would need!
its about a 10 minute walk to temple bar area, but a taxi was only 7 euro or something like that!
the hotel does have a night club but we didn't hear any niose at all.
they have 24hr room service, the breakfast room looked lovely but we didn't have time to eat as we had an early flight!
the girl on reception was lovely, very friendly and was happy to help.
overall its a great hotel. i'm going back to dublin in four weeks and will be staying at the russell court again!!

Extremely Noisy

by TripAdvisor Member prodog

We stayed for 2 nights midweek and hardly slept on either night. Our room was next to the flag pole which due to the gale force winds creaked and howled- this combined with the music from the nightclub and the inconsiderate users of the nightclub who were shrieking shouting and swearing until 4am made our stay not very enjoyable. The room itself was stylish, comfortable and warm.

The food was adequate but the bar was a pleasant place to unwind and enjoy a drink.

We were not given sufficient information on room service and the staff were "vague".

The hotel location is very good (despite being on a tram line) and it's a few minutes walk to Grafton Street and St Stephens Green.

If you don't mind a lot of noise and disruption then fine - BUT if you're looking for some peace and quiet then this hotel is not for you!

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The Russel Court Hotel

by Herttuli

Hi again!´

Does anybody know anything about Russel Court Hotel? We booked it, because it wasn´t too expensive and it looked very nice. It seems there is 2 nightclubs and one pub. Are those popular and what could you tell me about that hotel? Is there any nice Irish people who would like to have few drinks and have fun with 2 Finns in january? Keep in touch!! :-)

Best wishes Katja

RE: The Russel Court Hotel

by Roadquill

Katja - I remember considering it when we were in Dublin last year. I always check out the comments on

Have a great time in Dublin, Karl

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by Buckz

The Hotel is fine, and the location is very good- very central. I wouldn't go mad about the night club, but the Bar used to have a nice beer garden.


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by dmrtn

I'd agree with the other comments. Hotel should be fine, location is quite good, but I wouldn't plan to be in the nightclub as there are plenty more much better clubs very close by, mainly on Wexford St a little closer to town.

We'll give you more info closer to Jan about those if you like, i find it hard to plan beyond next weekend myself ;-)


RE: RE: The Russel Court Hotel

by Herttuli


Thanks for all good tips. I´m very excited to see Dublin. Shame I have 2 months to wait. ;-) I´m still interested all information about Dublin, Ireland and Irish people. Hope to meet you in Dublin.

Greetings from Helsinki city...yours Katja :-)

RE: RE: The Russel Court Hotel

by dmrtn

i'll keep my Halloween costume on so you can recognise me! :-p


RE: RE: The Russel Court Hotel

by Herttuli

Me and my friend are coming 3-6.1.2006...Too long time to wait ;-)

RE: RE: The Russel Court Hotel

by Herttuli

Irish charm sounds great...Good to know ;-)


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Address: 21-25 Harcourt Street, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland