In the heart of Dublin City Centre
On my second visit to Dublin, in Feb/2009 I decided to stay at this hotel for a variety of reasons. It was centrally located, just steps from the Liffey, near easy transport to/from airport, close to the main attractions that I wanted to explore more and the price was just right.
The hotel is a really nice "tourist" hotel with a very, very lively bar!! When I say lively, I mean this bar gets packed since they have a live Irish Band. The rooms was nice, clean and what I needed, the front desk helpful. But, here is the big but, I will never, ever stay here again. At about 1:30 am I was startled and awaken by a heavy banging on my door. I got up scared and concerned that someone was trying to get into my room (I was alone during this particular trip), so I yelled at the door for the person to get the "F" away and that I was calling downstairs...they continued to bang as I called the front desk. I was shocked to hear what the person on the other end had to say. Sorry, they are just probably "students" who had a bit too much to drink, they are harmless!!
I was so upset as I didn't feel safe and spent the rest of the night clutched to my blanket with the lights on. I barely had any sleep!
Unique Quality: Although the room and the hotel itself was nice, the fact that I was awaken in the middle of the night by some really roudy individuals and the front acknowledged it (making me believe that it is a everyday occurrence), I will never ever stay here again and definitely not recommend it to anyone!!