Gresham Hotel Dublin

23 Upper O'Connell St., Dublin, County Dublin, 1, Ireland
(4 star hotel)
#35 of 437 hotels in Dublin
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Nothing special for a 4 star hotel.

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 14, 2013

I've stayed at the Gresham twice now. The first time I stayed in one of the 'Lavery Rooms'. The luxurious room was very spacious and so to was the marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. The second time I stayed in a 'Standard Room'. While the room amenities were the same, it was much smaller and the bathroom was basic with the shower in the bath. The 'Standard Room' is most certainly not 4 star despite the price.

The hotel in general is very elegance and is situated on the historical O'Connell Street with lots of public transport, only 15 minute walk from Connelly train station. The Gresham seems to cater mainly for older retired generations and can feel like a retirement home at times however on the plus side it makes the hotel a quiet and pleasant environment.

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A fun place if a little country set!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 4, 2012

I have stayed in the Gresham a number of times over the years and always found it a pleasant and welcoming place.

However you should check to see what is happening in the city as they seem to attract a wide range of clientèle - the All Ireland Hurling Final is a good time to visit.

Unique Quality: Historic location and good heritage.

Directions: close to the post office

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Gresham falls short

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 22, 2011

For such a grand old lady and for such an exorbitant price, you expect a little more. We found our expensive room small, no view, noisy and a bathroom door that jammed. It was also quite a tired room in need of new fittings; all this would be bearable except that we paid top dollar for something better suited to the 2 - 3 star cost bracket! Food in the restaurant, both dinner and breakfast, was a tad bland; again not what you would expect for such a place! Service in The writers bar is poor too; I have been here 35min and still no service! Im not hidden away either; perhaps there is a stigma attached to being a single traveller!

Unique Quality: The location is very handy

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Character & Location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 2, 2011

Well Dublin isn't a cheap town but to get a room in a hotel of this quality and class for less than the cost of a backpacker's room was great.
The location at Parnell Square was excellent where everything was either on foot or a quick bus ride away.
I would definitely recommend this hotel so that you can experience an era long gone.

Unique Quality: Outstanding Landmark building yet all the mod cons have been incorporated without compromising on the heritage.
Close to Croke Park, Temple Bar, the IFSC and the new Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The hotel is close to the shopping districts of the city making it the ideal location, visit the department store Arnotts or take a bus ride to the Guiness factory or just walk and see what you find.

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Location & Class on a beer budget

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 8, 2008

OK it was a last minute rate literally at the last minute as the booked place of stay was a dump, but this is a beautiful old hotel with service with a smile. Step out the door and everything is at your fingertips including the Airport bus - just think this was only 20 more euros than the YHA!

Unique Quality: A very old hotel that has been kept in good shape

Directions: Get off the bus at Parnell Square, has a car park if you are game to drive.

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Old heads stay here

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 23, 2004

I stayed at the Gresham simply because my company pays for my accomodations, and there are certain limits to it. Normally, those limits would not permit me to stay here, but I found a web special and snuck in under the hotel's radar. I showed up at the front desk with my confirmation page and the nightly rate. The guy must have tried to find the same thing I got online, because he stood there for about 10-15 minutes pecking away at the keyboard and just staring at the monitor. I was able to stay there for 80lbs. a nite, when the place is usually double that.

Anyway, it's a rather old hotel that's on the north side of the Liffey, the river that divides the city. It's undergone renovation work, and is a very nice hotel overall. The room was tasteful and large. The bathroom bore the mark of the most renovation work. Thus, being the discerning traveller that I have become because of work, I have come to recognize the appreciation for a quality hotel bathroom. This one was superb. The shower stall alone would make me want to stay here again, if it only wasn't for the fact that it doesn't cater to the younger generations. It's mostly for older, money spending tourists and the wealthy.

Unique Quality: Elegant
Not the party scene

Directions: North of the Liffey

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The Gresham Hotel

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 13, 2004

I stayed at this hotel with the Joints in Motion program of the American Arthrits Foundation - I normally am a B&B or even hostel type of visitor! While the facility was lovely, and the breakfasts very well done, I don't think its worth the extra money to stay in this hotel.

Unique Quality: Old world elegance only goes so far when there's no place to plug in your curling iron...the ONLY electircal outlet was in the entry, at the FLOOR level - we even had to carry the tea making facilities there, and make our tea on the floor!

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