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Clifton Court Hotel - dreadful!!
stayed at the Clifton Court Hotel, Dublin very recently. The worst hotel I've ever been in. Only good thing about it was view of the River from our window and the fact that the kitchens were flooded when we were there so we had to have our breakfast at another hotel. Will probably be back to Dublin but never to the Clifton Court Hotel.! Don't go...
Clifton Court Dublin
Have just returned from Clifton Court Hotel, and luckily read some of the reviews after my return! Yes it is basic, yes the rooms have very small 'bathrooms' (but at least you have your own bathroom), rooms overlooking the Liffy are very noisy mainly due to the road traffic and noise from bar downstairs. Main gripe was the floor tiles around the shower - felt like there was a danger of falling through and landing on someones bed the next floor down! Room itself was fine - exactly how much time do these people actually spend in their rooms? We use it to sleep and shower and change. However - Location - what more do you want? We booked this hotel because of location and price, and that is exactly what we got. Central to everything you go to Dublin for (bars, shops, train, bars, bars, shops, bars etc etc etc!) especially in your 30's. Not sure whether I would recommend it to friends, but if I was returning to Dublin (which I intend to) I would stay here again. Staff helpful too, although restaurant staff spoke very little english.
IT REALLY IS OK
we have just returned from the clifton court hotel after spending 4 nights there over the may bank holiday,and we have to say we did enjoy our stay there,the rooms are very basic and not the largest you will ever stay in,but are clean and tidy and cleaned every day with towels and linen changed every day.the tv did work,but as for the bathroom this was very small indeed with the smallest shower we have ever used just enough room to get in let alone move about in it.but as we were only using this as base to wash,change and sleep in it was fine.we had brakfast every morning and it was very nice indeed and not swimming in grease,the staff were very friendly both in the hotel and in the met bar under the hotel which is where we finished off our nights,where they have live music every night which was great.the hotel is situated right in the centre of dublin which is why we picked it everywhere you want to go is within walking distance of the hotel.the only gripe we had is that we were moved from room 212 to 403 which is right on the top floor,and you have to walk all the way up as the lift does not work,and to lug cases right up there is not very pleasant.but all in all for the price and more so the location you will not go wrong with this hotel.
mike and kath
My husband and I just came back from a week's stay at this hotel. We were very worried after reading the almost-all-negative reviews and arrived there expecting the worst.
Pretty much everything mentioned in reviews was true: the double room we had was hardly bigger than the bed, the closet was about 40cm wide, the sink super mini sized, the shower box so small that if you dropped something in it you'd have to step outside to pick it up. The "double" bed consisted of two sagging single beds pushed together. The walls were rather thin so you can hear voices and doors slamming from your neighboring rooms and doorway.
We had a room looking over the river Liffey and there is a lot of noise from the street below. But the noise being constant we were able to ignore it. What bothered us more was the merry, shouting crowd going in and out of their rooms in the middle of the night. Even one night the fire alarm kept on going off which, of course, upset a lot of guests there.
But what saved us was that the sheets and towels were clean enough to feel comfortable about them. The staff was no professional but was very friendly. Breakfast was surely mediocre but better than some other places we experienced before.
All in all, if you are looking for a budget accommodation at a convenient location and are ready to accept the "super basic" standard, this place could even be recommended.
Loud and stink
My room was small, used and smelled of cigarett smoke, but it was clean at least. The window was above a ventilation-system, that was very loud and never stops, i.e. the nights were really bad! So try another hotel, if you get room 205!
But the staff was always friendly!
weekend from hell
This was my second stay at the clifton court, i had stayed in 2004.
When we arrived this year, we were put in room 307, it was the most horrendous room i have ever been in. the window looked out on to extractor fans and a huge air conditioning unit, that went on 24 hrs a day. the room was so warm and also stank off cooking fat from the fans outside. Twice i asked at reception for a small fan for the room to try and circulate some air, both times i was told they would bring it to my room, but it never appeared.
Our legs and ankles had swollen to the size of baby elepahnts by the time we left on the monday morning.
The breakfast wasnt up to much, the staff seemed very unorganised.
The only thing this hotel has to offer is its central location in the city.
I was very disappointed and will never return to the cli8fton court.
Beware of room 307!!!
Another worn out bed
This seems to be fairly typical of 3 star central city hotels. Noisy, small rooms, uncomfortable beds, I sometimes wonder if these hotels ever replace the beds or wait until they either colapse or the bed springs poke thru the matress. If the bed is comfortable and the room clean, what else matters. The room we had was on the top floor over looking the street and river, yes a worn out bed, but the room was clean and cleaned and prepared nicely each day, a very small bathroom and the smallest shower I have ever used. You need to be reasonably fit, strong and not to big to get up the stairs. The Lift, not working so do not have too much weight in your bags. The room was hot if you closed the window to keep the noise out, but you need to do this in central Dublin due to ambulance, fire & police sirens going up & down the streets at all hours of the night (take your ear plugs). The breakfasts were funny, our room included free breakfast but the rules of what we were allowed changed daily. The staff were friendly as long as you were friendly to them. Would I stay here again, probably not.
Don't do it !!!
It's cheap and in a good location, the 3rd room we were put in was facing the river liffey and ok as was it fairly clean with fresh towels as the other two which were unbearable like other reviews - drain smell and those damn metal things in view outside a pokey room and window.
My wife decided she'd get plastered on the first night in the bar adjoining the hotel so she didn't hsve to go back to our room, we arrived at 1115 pm and got to bet at 3 in the morning and we drank a bottle of vodka each !!!!
The bar it must be said had a lively disco but the bar staff had no communication skills at all.
As for the hotel, the staff at the reception tried hard but were obviously facing a losing battle - apart from the bloke on duty on our last night who said the 'other bar' the residents bar was out of beer - he couldn't care less !
DON'T do the breakfasts the food was appauling. We went elsewhere to eat early after the first insult - the staff in there and the service was the worst i've experienced in any hotel in the world and i've been in the odd budget accomodation in the past believe me.
I was worried about this hotel
I was worried about going to this hotel after reading all the reports on this site.
However, I am pleased to say that my husband and I enjoyed our three night stay.
The staff were pleasant and helpful, breakfast was excellent. Our room overlooked the River Liffey and yes the traffic was noisy, but the music from the bar did not bother us.
Our room was lovely and clean, bedding and towels were spotless, bathroom was small i.e. shower, small sink and toilet but the water was nice and hot. The hotel is right by O'Connell Street, close to all the buses and the Dart transport and an easy walk to lots of the attractions.
Stayed for 2 nights. Spent some time looking for Reception, eventually found on 1st floor but no sign to say this. Given a very small room on 2nd floor with view of extractor ducting, asked for room overlooking River (as originally requested on booking) and given one on 4th floor (lift does not work). Nice view shame about the traffic noise, coupled with sirens from fire engines etc. Bed very lumpy & uncomfortable, en-suite left a lot to be desired, one panel from shower door missing, tiles cracked & loose on floor & wall. Central heating was not on despite being coolish, scared to use electric heater in room as obviously seen better days, castor missing one side which meant the heater surface was in direct contact with the carpet. The maintenance & decoration seemed to have been carried out by amatuerish DIY'ers. The ironical thing is the hotel is in a brilliant location, staff were friendly, all the problems could be righted by employing competent trades people and triple glaze windows. Breakfast was fine, no complaints. It did sour our taste of Dublin and we will never stay at this hotel again.
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airport to center
next saturday i will arrive in Dublin. Does anybody know which bus i have to take from the airport to The Clifton Court Hotel; 11 Eden Quay?
And where do i have to go on new years evening? If i want to get into a bar or club, do i have to buy tickets to get in or is it for free?
Jeroen from the Netherlands
Re: airport to center
Hi Jeroen, http://www.toandfromtheairport.com/dublin.html gives you the info you need to get into the city centre from the airport. Cannot comment on new years eve nightlife as i haven't visited at that time of year. Have a great time, Darren.
Re: airport to center
Just hop on any bus that goes to the city center, you will be in walking distance to the hotel then either way.
As regards new years, the hotel has a lively bar in it but you could go elsewhere. Very few places will be ticketed affairs but everywhere will be packed so go out early, get a table, make new friends and have fun!
Re: airport to center
yep that´s pretty much it (those 2replies already there i mean) but if you take the number 16A on the top left as you walk out the airport, you´ll make it the cheapest (1,80E). You have to get down before Trynity College (probably the stop in O´Connell is the best option), Eden Quay is the first one on the right south side of the liffey as you come from O´Connell St. The Aircoach company will take you faster and drop you at Trinity College, but will also charge you 7 Euros. Hope that helps.
Re: airport to center
ops forgot about the new years eve. Christchurch is a nice point to welcome the new year (many people join up the there to pop some booze with the bells for 12 o´clock). There are some parties that u wld have to book if u want to attend, you´ll be full of options anyways (no need to). It always depends on preferences, but I would recommend the Morgans down in Temple Bar, is a nice one for all ages, not any place but not 2expensive. Enjoy!
Re: airport to center
Hello Johoen :)
There are different types of buses to get u to the city centre.
The first is the tourist bus. These go very frequently from just outside the airport terminal. I think they cost around 6 Euros(I cant remember exactly).
The double decker city buses cost less than 2 Euros to get into the city. Outside the airport terminal look for the bus shelters. These will have time tables and bus routes. Also there will be people waiting for the buses who will tell u which one will take u to the city centre. U need to have exact change to use the city busses so be sure to have some small change ready. I think it was 1.90 Euros last time I was there around 1 month ago. Ask the bus driver to let u out as close as possible to Eden Quay. Then u just have to walk along the river in the direction of it. If the bus lets u out on OConnell Street it is only a 10 minute walk to Eden Quay. Go to the river and then towards Eden Quay.