BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel,  Dublin

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Findlater Place O'Connell Street, D01 X2X0, Dublin, Ireland - See map
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The Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of Dublin City, just off Upper O'Connell Street. The hotel boasts 304 Deluxe bedrooms with facilities including flat screen televisions, air conditioning, laptop sized safe, integrated work desk, complimentary wireless Internet and super comfort beds. Experience the best of Dublin as the hotel is situated beside some of Dublin's most renowned attractions such as Croke Park, the Aviva Stadium and the Guinness Storehouse as well as being a short stroll away from the best in international shopping. The hotel has two restaurants, Oscars private dining: The Plaza Bar and Grill and Conference facilities for up to 250 delegates. The Best Western Plus Academy Plaza hotel offers a blend of modern luxury and comfort with traditional Irish high standards of customer care and service. It is one of the leading conference hotels in Dublin and is close to the O2 Arena, the new Dublin City Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), the IFSC and Temple Bar. The Airlink 747 connects from Dublin airport and stops outside the hotel alongside the Dublin City Bus Tours. Dublin's central bus and train station are both within minutes' walk from the hotel. The city's light rail system LUAS, is only three minute walk from the hotel and is a fantastic way to get to some of Dublin's best tourist attractions. There is also a 24-hour secure multi- storey car park located opposite the hotel at Clery's Q Park and the hotel has a special reduced rate for all hotel guests. The Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel is the ideal Dublin City Centre Hotel for all your business or leisure needs.

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  • 5
    « Great location »

    Excellent hotel, friendly and helpful staff, convenient location, good food, room and bar, will certainly use this hotel next time we're in Dublin. This was reasonably priced for a high quality hotel...

    5
    « Lovely hotel, great location »

    Room was perfectly adequate for a nights stay..We were there only for one night to go to a concert at the 3 arena so was a good location to walk up and catch the luas, maybe 5 min stroll.also A short walk over to the HENRY ST shopping area, I would certainly stay again for any overnight trips .We didn't get a chance to try the resturant or bar but it looked very nice..

    4
    « Lovely »

    Lovely hotel..breakfast is lovely and loads of it..help yourself to as much as you lile...staff all friendly and helpful. Pity the tv in our room wasnt on the correct wall so we could watch in bed..not many chanels either. Didnt spoil anything but it would have made the stay Perfect. Room service every day. Tea and coffee in room and lovely new shower.q

    4
    « Great Location »

    When looking for accommodation in Dublin we found that many hotels were overpriced for what was being offered so we decided to go for a name we trusted. Although still pricey we found the hotel to be very central and an ideal location for seeing all the sites and transfer point to and from the airport. All staff we interacted with were friendly and efficient without being obtrusive. The room itself was smaller than expected although this tends to be the case with city centre locations. Room was clean and tidy with the usual amenities including good wifi connection. Breakfast was extra (£12) and was a decent buffet style. Can get busy at times however, is stocked up regularly. In real terms the price paid is probably on a par with other local eateries. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and the hotel lived up to our expectations. Would recommend as a good Base to explore the sites.

    4
    « Very Convenient for a Dublin Visit. »

    Very good hotel. Clean, modern, walking distance to the Temple area. You can take bus from the airport, which stops next to the hotel. I took taxi, which is cheaper than other European cities. Some of the travel services (like day visit to Cliff of Moher, day visit to Belfast, N. Ireland etc) have starting point very nearby to the hotel. Very convenient. Reasonably priced hotel in Dublin and of high quality.

    5
    « good location »

    Hotel in excellent location. Clean, rooms good. Excellent place for full Irish freshly cooked Breakfast at 5 euro round corner at Flanigans. Airport bus stops right outseide as does the hop on hop off. Both recommended. Great for a few days tourism

    5
    « Look forward to going back! »

    Just returned after excellent short break .Delighted at check in to have our room upgraded.Warm friendly welcome from all staff on reception If you are looking for a hotel with great location friendly helpful staff and excellent service and good value in both restaurant and bar this is the hotel for you

    1
    « Would not stay again ! Fire alarm going odd at 750 am then a maid knocking at 1 »

    What an awful way to say up ! Fire alarm goes off at 7 in the morning waking every up in a panic ! Then when I finally got back to sleep at a make comes knocking on the door at 930 until you get up to tell her to go away ! Check out is at 12 ? Talk about rushing you out . when I get down to check out the manager is little or no help .... Basically deal with it ... Not even a complimentary late check out or a breakfast or a discount on the room price . complete circus !!

    5
    « Excellent Hotel,Great Location. »

    Can't fault hotel in any way,Got a warm welcome in reception,Room was fantastic,Breakfast fit for a king,Bar staff very friendly,Rooms cleaned to a high standard,I will definitely be returning and won't hesitate to recommend.

    4
    « Very comfortable and great value and location »

    Warm and friendly welcome from reception. Warm and comfortable room - excellent bathroom with a bath and nice toiletries. Good bed. Lovely buffet breakfast. Cant wait to stay here again, have already booked for the next time I am up here for work in February. Location absolutely perfect as my bus (number 123) goes from outside the hotel! And only a minute's walk from O'Connell St.

  • 4
    « nice hotel close to almost everything »

    Nice hotel, comfortable, close to university shopping,pubs, canal,music venues,stop for the hop on hop off buses, and bus to the airport. Staff was helpful and friendly, could use better service in the bar.

    5
    « Affordable hotel in Dublin with a great location. »

    We stayed at this great hotel for 5 nights and absolutely loved it. It was very affordable and close to all the main attractions. The hotel is just off O'Connell Street, where you can take public transportation to and from the airport, as well as tours to various parts of Ireland. The room was pretty comfortable and clean, and we really enjoyed the breakfast. The staff members were always very nice. On our last night, we were upgraded to a triple room! Stay here and you won't be disappointed!

    5
    « Birthday »

    Well first if all in an excellent position for visiting Dublin. We arrived before 12 and couldn't get into room till 2.30 but they did lock our cases away. Was delighted with room, I think they might have upgraded us because it was large room with couch, front facing, dressing gowns and slippers. We didn't eat in hotel as breakfast was fairly expensive and found a lovely place just round corner much cheaper. Room was warm and comfortable, staff very helpful.

    3
    « Worst Mattresses Ever »

    Stayed here for a few days as part of a City break weekend. The hotel is perfectly located, just off O'Connell Street where the main Airport Express and the Hop on Hop off buses embark / disembark. We arrived at around 10.30am and the lady at reception was lovely, allowing us to check in early which i very much appreciated. The rooms are quite small, basic and dated but it is all you need for a few days getaway. The bathrooms are clean and modern but the hairdryer facility requires attention as there is very little power, much to the dismay of my wife. My main complaint about the hotel would need to be the quality of the bed, the mattress was awful. When both my wife and I lay down to sleep the mattress would sink in the middle as there was no support under the bed/springs. This resulted in a terrible nights sleep. Overall, the staff are very friendly and helpful but the hotel room is slightly dated and the bed quality requires urgent attention from management.

    4
    « Brilliant location »

    We stayed here for a long birthday weekend and found the hotel easy enough, we caught the airport coach and were dropped off just down the road. Check in was swift and we were on the third floor, clean room, large bathroom. We did not try the food as breakfast is never included if you book through booking.com apparently, however there are so many local places to eat which were a lot cheaper we decided not to bother sampling it. If I had just one gripe it would be the bed which would be okay for just one night but after the second night we did get back ache, think a new mattress is required as too soft and lumpy. I would recommend this hotel as it is in a very good location and if we return to Dublin we would probably stay here again.

    4
    « Lovely hotel, well positioned »

    Very clean and bright hotel, staff are very friendly too. We upgraded to a large double room which was very comfortable but wasn't a large room by any standard so I don't know what a standard double room would be like. Bar prices are no worse than the local hostelries and all in all this was a very enjoyable stay

    5
    « Perfect location »

    We booked a standard double through the Internet and heeded the warnings that the rooms were small but were lucky to get an upgrade. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, the breakfast was excellent and the staff were always friendly and willing to help. Based at the top of O'connell street (right opposite a Dublin bus tour stop) it's about 15 min walk to temple bar. We will definitely be back!

    4
    « shopping trip »

    The hotel was very comfortable with very good staff and serviced good location off OConnel Street and close to the busy shopping area. we requested a quiet room and were allocated a room on the 7th floor which was very quiet and comfortable

    5
    « Perfect Base »

    This hotel is a perfect base for a shopping sightseeing trip to Dublin. The rooms are well equipped and spacious and provide a relaxing cocoon to wind down after a hard day. This hotel is the perfect base to any trip.

    4
    « Short break »

    Nice welcome at check-in which was fast and informative. Lobby looked clean and airy. Lifts up to rooms were fast. Room and bathroom clean, bed seemed cosy. We didn't eat at the hotel but had Irish coffee and cookie's late at night both very good. All members of staff were friendly and the hotel is nicely located to get around with plenty of places to eat close by.

  • 5
    « Amazing!! »

    It's a great and very clean hotel in the heart of the city! You definitely get what you're paying for. Good internet service. Amazing employees. They're always looking ahead of you're needs, helpful, and kind. Its perfectly located because you can walk almost anywhere you wanna go, and also it's right near one of the stops from the airport and the hop on hop off buses. Definitely would love to return.

    5
    « Great 3 night stay! »

    Great 3 night stay - there were 30 of us over all and we had a brilliant time!! We added breakfast to our rooms on the second morning, a steal at 9.90. The cooked breakfast was lovely and plenty of it and there was a good continental selection. The rooms were clean and looked after and the bathrooms were lovely. Perfect location - straight off O'Connell street, not too far from temple bar but far enough you could have a fab nights sleep. You can also venture to bars in stumbling distance from your room. Also situated right near bus stops for the hop on hop off bus and the bus to the airport. The pizza delivery to the hotel was brilliant for a group who needed sustenance after exploring what Dublin bars have to offer ... Would definitely return!

    5
    « a wonderfull first visit »

    4 of us chose this hotel because of the location. off o,connell street ,a great location. hop on hop off bus stop directly opposite hotel front door,a bonus. check in was fast and efficient.breakfeast in the morning breakfeast was buffet style and great. staff were very helpful and friendly. all the lifts worked,a big plus. best western has a great reputation,now we know why,we had a great base to travel from. we will be visiting this hotel again.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    As usual, Best Western is good in value. But this Best Western maybe the best I ever stayed. It's surprised that the room is modern and top quality like other 4-5 Star hotel. And it's easy to take the Airport Express Bus 747 from Dublin airport to the door of this hotel.

    5
    « Excellent hotel, food, staff and location »

    Our room was on the seventh floor, plenty big enough for the two of us and clean. i am not the best of sleepers and although we were out late enjoying the pubs and music of Dublin I had a great nights sleep. The hotel was so quiet and the pillows and beds so comfortable something that I find is quite rare in hotels. The reception staff were efficient and nothing was tooo much trouble. We hardly had to wait even when there were lots of guests to check out and storing you luggage wasn't a problem. The food at breakfast was amazing with plenty of staff to replenish and clear tables. There was fruit and yoghurts, cereals and cooked breakfast. Great back bacon, nice sausages, beans, mushrooms black and white pudding and the fried and scrambled eggs were perfectly cooked. We loved the location five minutes from the start of the hop on hop off bus, all the shops and places of interest of O Connell street within minutes. About a ten minute walk to halfpenny bridge and a few minutes more into Temple Bar, with Grafton street just a little bit further on all an easy walk. This was my second stay with the hotel and would be my first choice again for another holiday. We travelled from the airport on the Eircoach which was quick, cheap and easy. The hotel was the second stop on the bus and even in rush hour took only 40 minutes to travel in and then a few minutes walk to hotel. Travelling back to the airport there was a stop just across O Connell street again a few minutes walk from hotel and straight to the airport from there

    4
    « Great location »

    You really can't fault the location of this hotel, moments walk from shops, bars and all the major bus stops - it is ideally located for a sightseeing trip to Dublin. The room was a reasonable size for a city center hotel, but most importantly was clean and comfortable. Although the decor is slightly dated and the room lacks facilities such as digital TV and an HDMI socket. It does however have great free wifi. The hotel also has the added bonus of a free left luggage facility, which was really handy for us as we had a late return flight, so didn't need to lug our bags round on our final day of sightseeing.

    5
    « Location, Location, Location! »

    While this hotel is not a five star in terms of a grand lobby or extra amenities the Academy Plaza was 5-star in meeting our needs on our first trip to Dublin. We were interested in sightseeing on the Hop-on Hop-off buses and day trips out of Dublin and the hotels location on a quiet street just off busy O'Connell Street was perfect. It is a block away from the tour buses and the reasonably priced Airlink bus to and from the airport. There are also excellent pubs within a block or two. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and the beds good. Some reviews have mentioned the small size of the rooms, but our room was not small by European standards and we were not there to spend time in the room anyway! We enjoyed the breakfast in the dining room and had a nice take out one evening. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place at a moderate price.

    4
    « Bulls eye! In the middle of it... »

    The Hotel is in a central area of Dublin, near good communication, and the buses stops just outside the Hotel. If You want Your activity tracker to smile, You can choose walking instead of taking the bus to Your favourite attraction. You will not notice the distance anyway because there is a lot to see. Hotel staff is friendly and alert. We only had breakfast, and it was good. Lot of things to choose from, staff refills constantly. The area is quiet. We travelled with friends and considered it as good spot for experience the city of Dublin! Coming back? Yes!!

    3
    « There are better options in the city »

    Rooms: Smaller than Ibis. Difficult to a couple with luggages to move inside. It lacks a minibar. The effectiveness is not the strongest part of the room. Breakfast: The high point of the hotel. Good with a lot of variety. Location: Good. Although is not in temple bar, it locates just 10 min walking form there. It is just steps from the arrival point of the hop on hop off buses. Besides to the hotel there is an excellent sports bar. I think is better to stay far from Temple Bar, mainly in weekends if go out at night is not the point in your trip to Dublin. Staff: Rude. Employees in the front office don't make question to be kindness. Price: comparing to the other hotels in the city, it is similar to many others it he same category. Internet: works well.

    5
    « General comments »

    Well located. Near to main center. Starting point for sight seeing bus. Quiet situation. Friendly staff. Very good breakfest buffet. Airport bus airlink 747 from and to airport nearby. sometimes even stops just next to the hotel. i come back.

  • 5
    « Fantastic hotel and a great stay. »

    The hotel is beautiful and in a great location right in the center of the town and is in easy reach of restaurants, gift shops and local clubs and bars. The staff are very friendly and always on hand with a smile and a can do attitude. They are always there if you have a query or problem. The rooms are very spacious and clean. The beds are comfy and changed everyday. We had booked breakfast on 2 of the mornings we stayed it's an extra €9 each day but totally worth it lots of selection both for vegetarians and non vegetarians. The lobby bar at the hotel is a good little place to go it has a nice and quiet atmosphere. I enjoyed the hot chocolate the most. Overall a fantastic stay and would defiantly recommend and return.

    5
    « Nice hotel, reasonable price, nice food »

    3 night's in Dublin booked blind from expedia and our hotel couldn't have been better placed, right off O'connell street right in the centre of Dublin and right opposite our Hop-on bus servie, previously booked too. Our room was clean, neat and towels exchanged when asked for. The breakfast was plentiful, hot ad tasty and the bar service was quick efficient and friendly. Check-in and out was easy as all paid for before we left home. Couldn't have asked for better :-)

    4
    « Excellent location »

    All good re. Comfortable bed, tea tray and noise levels were pretty good. Bar seemed nice and receptionist was lovely. The location is near loads of nice restaurants in Parnell St and O connell st but mind the purse near the hotel.

    4
    « Great location »

    Great location, staff were great but the food was a bit expensive. We didn't eat at the hotel as there were lots of cheaper options in the area. The bus to the airport is a 2min walk just across the main road so made it easy when we left.

    5
    « Great Location! »

    The Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel was located in the heart of everything! Close to shopping, dining, transportation, museums, etc. It was really easy to get everywhere we wanted to go in Dublin and beyond! The hotel itself was clean and well appointed. All the staff, from the front desk to housekeeping was friendly and helpful. The rooms weren't huge, but if you're in Dublin and spending all your time in your hotel room, you are doing something wrong! Great place, will stay here again and again!

    4
    « Great location »

    We stayed here on a offer from Travelzoo , the hotel is in a great location in the city. We stayed in room 409 , which was very small, when we both were getting ready it was a squeeze, there was a plastic wall that separate our room to next door and you can hear everything, from the Tv on , to talking, to the door slam and housekeeping slamming the toilet seat down , the door slam and affected our door. On check out we were not asked how we enjoyed our stay ( maybe the receptions knew that room always received in that room and she did not really want to hear my feedback , so overall hotel good location, breakfast good and book night before.

    3
    « Comfy bed but the food was poor »

    Stayed here for the weekend of the Dublin marathon. The area where our room was located was nice & quiet but some of our group were unfortunately placed above a late bar & struggled to get any sleep. The beds were comfy, although the rooms are a little tight for space. Breakfast was the usual buffet style & staff were helpful. We sat down for a group meal the night of the marathon & the food was disappointing, small portions & very average. I definitely wouldn't return for dinner but the hotel is located very centrally which is a plus.

    4
    « Convenient and Central to the city »

    A friendly welcome at the reception set the scene for a wonderful weekend in Dublin. The location of the hotel was ideal. The rooms were clean, sufficiently large with a night safe tucked away in the storage cupboard, the was plenty of clothes hangers too and tea making facilities. The shower and lavatory was clean with adequate towels etc. It was quiet. The bed was very comfortable and the duvet nice and snuggle. There was also blankets provided and additional pillows.Security was exceptional.Entry to the lift was electronic by card only as was the toilets in the general area in the foyer. Breakfast was good with plenty of choices. The staff friendly and helpful.The saloon bar staff was friendly and helpful and there was also a good selection to choose from.It was good value, I booked this hotel in combination with my flight with BA from London City Airport. A bus service from Dublin airport takes you right outside the hotel. As our trip was for a long weekend we took advantage of a freedom bus pass. This included all bus travel including the green bus -hop on hop off.

    5
    « Central location great hotel for the price »

    The hotel is situated off a main road and there wasn't any traffic noise, brilliantly located. Rooms were bigger than expected (4 couples and all were satisfied). Breakfast had a brilliant selection and the cooked buffet was replenished regularly so everything was fresh. The bar had a really nice relaxed atmosphere, didn't eat in the restaurant. Temple Bar can be expensive - take the free walking tour of the city and the guys will point you in the right direction - we wished we did that on the first day not the second!!!

    4
    « Great location , good hotel »

    We only stayed one night and the hotel was perfect for our quick visit to Dublin. We decided to get the bus from the airport, Airlink Express, it cost £6 each and dropped us at the door of the hotel. The location of the hotel means you are right in the centre of Dublin and within walking distance of everything. Perfect hotel for a short trip to lovely Dublin

  • 4
    « Central location great price »

    Impressive large entrance lobby Friendly desk staff. Rooms are large enough with hanging space, kettle and coffee and tea sachets in the drawer. A safe, WiFi and a modern small shower room. The location is off O'connel street so you are in the middle of the night life. Hop on hop off bus stop outside and opposite the hotel entrance Use Dublin bus to Dublin city centre. 30 minute trip. At the airport cross on the zebra out of main exit , cross to the 4th island turn right off the crossing. Go to the bus ticket machine located 2 bus shelters down from the route 41 bus shelter. € 3.30 buys a 90 minute unlimited travel ticket or a 2 day ticket 17 euros. Catch the route 41 bus to O'connel Street. There is an information sign on the bus telling you the next stop on the bus route. After 30 minutes O'connel street lights up on the info board.Also the very helpful bus driver calls out the O'connel street stop. Ryan air were selling bus tickets on the plane for same price as the ticket machine at the Dublin airport Free easy to connect to WiFi on the bus. On leaving the bus walk back up the way the bus came, pass the Savoy Cinema . Take the first road on the right.2 minure walk you will see the holiday inn on your left , then next you will see the front entrance to the Great Western near the delightful old church. I would recommend this hotel on location,price and quality.

    3
    « Nice hotel, but surrounded by construction »

    Hotel was nice, breakfast buffet was good. Is located near the river Liffy and the Temple Bar area if you're looking for fun (but expensive) night life. Within walking distance from Trinity college and Guinness storehouse. Biggest downfall during our stay is that the hotel is surrounded by construction making it impossible to get to by car. After driving around for awhile we found a nearby parking ramp. You get a discount if you bring your ticket to the front desk of the hotel.

    5
    « Nice »

    Staff was great, nice reception, they gave us some discount and the breakfest was superb. I did stay there for a nigh, but would love to come back soon.... I also liked, that they had central europen electiocal sockets availble, so there was no need for adaptors.

    5
    « Fantastic »

    This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel on our trip to Dublin. The hotel is brilliant and the staff are fantastic. The room is big and very spacious. The TV however took a while to work. It is not a simple switch on/off. You have to mess around with the buttons to make it work. Also we were only given one toilet roll to use. Which isn't enough as it is the cheap kind. And the cleaners tried to come into out room when we had the 'do not disturb ' sign on the door. They realised they could not get in when they couldn't open to door further due to the chain being on the door. Which was rather disappointing. Anyway the hotel is in a great location and the bus stop is less than a minute away which is brilliant. And everything is in walking distance which is a bonus. Would still stay here again as it is a fantastic hotel.

    5
    « Great for a quick stay »

    Used the hotel for one night after arriving in Ireland (before a trip to the south). Staff is great, room is super nice if small. Breakfast was very good. Puts you in the middle of city. I walked to Guiness from the hotel--about a nice 30 minute walk.

    4
    « Very Good »

    We stayed 5 nights and found this hotel to be in an excellent location - just off O'Connell St, very handy to everything. The room was clean, bed was comfortable and mostly quiet - there was some noise coming from the alley way early in the morning but it didn't last for long....may have been the trucks empting the bins. Breakfast was a bit disappointing - the bacon looked like it wasnt cooked, eggs were sitting there too long and some of the dishes were empty and needed refilling. We then went up the street to a café which was a buffet style but you pay for what you want. It was much better and cheaper than the hotel. Just around the corner was the hop on hop off bus, a little walk to Temple Bar area, Train station and the Light rail....heaps to see and do in Dublin so you wont be bored. We would stay at this hotel again ...but just not have the breakfasts.

    4
    « Central Hotel »

    I stayed in this hotel in June for one night. This hotel was chosen due to last minute plans, which hurt due to the price being £150 for one night, which could have been linked to the fact we were there for a popular concert that night that we did attend. However I imagine it definitely isn't usually this expensive. We arrived early and made full use of the luggage rooms whilst we roamed around dublin. The hotel is about 30 seconds to O'connel Street. Which is fabulous! We made it up to our room. We had a very unappealing view, being Bins by a pub, however this wasn't an issue to us as we did book the standard room, so we didn't expect a outstanding view. However this seemed fine until it got to 3am in the morning and we were still not asleep due to the rowdy pub next to our room. The walls and windows felt like paper. This room was towards the back of the hotel, so much better to request a room at the front of the hotel, if possible! The rooms were modern and clean. Overall an average stay, with the fact we had different circumstances! The hotel staff were very helpful and were full of recommendations.

    4
    « Surprise visit to dublin »

    My wife an I went to dublin for the night from Belfast. We had booked through NI rail breaks, we arrived early an left our bags with the hotel staff as we could not get our room until 2.30 pm we headied of into dublin as it was a beautiful day. I had seen a lot of reviews on this hotel as through well its only for one night. We returned for our key around 3 pm and were seen very quickly. We were very surprised to find beautiful room spotless clean with everything you could have ask for, everything from tea & coffee to a safe, there were extra pillows and towels in the open cupboard facing the bathroom. Alo an Ironing board an iron. I have stayed in many hotels around the world and you will go a long way to find the little extras that were provided. The bathroom only had a shower but again it ticked all the boxes. There are 3 lifts in the main hotel lobby that always seamed to be available. The hotel i found to be excellent an the staff very friendly. The bar was very welcoming and the food great. This hotel is in a great spot for shopping and many of the tour buses its 15 seconds walk onto O,Connell street.

    4
    « Great Location. »

    It is a great location, a few minutes walk to O'Connell St. I have stayed here many many times.The rooms are very small ( speaking of a single room). Breakfast is ok. I find some of the staff to be very unfriendly. They do what they have to do and that's it.. As I had time to kill, before catching my 10.00Pm flight, I was able to sit in the foyer area, and was lucky enough to meet the Assistant Manager, and the Manager, which were sooo friendly, and kind. They even tried to fix my phone, that wasn't working, plus I was given a complementary cup of coffee, which was great of them. It was bitterly cold and wet outside, so I was happy to be inside..

    5
    « Great stay!!! »

    This was our first trip to dublin and we weren't disappointed. We had an early flight so we arrived at the hotel before the check in time and asked if there was somewhere to leave our bags and we were actually given a room there and then which was brilliant!! We couldn't fault the room it had everything we needed and the bed was very comfy, plus the shower was great!! We wouldn't definitely stay at this hotel again when we come back to dublin, which we are planning to do so next may!! Brilliant hotel and a brilliant stay in dublin, thank you!!

  • 5
    « Excellent hotel. »

    I can't fault this hotel. Great rooms and very helpful staff. Our room was cosy and comfortable. Excellent location just off o'connell st and 10 mins walk to temple bar. We throughly enjoyed our stay here and would come again.

    4
    « Mostly great »

    The location is ideal for anyone who prefers walking instead of public transportation as everything you want to see is within a mile or less this hotel. As many have said, it isn't much to look from the outside, but it's perfect clean and pleasant inside. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the breakfast buffet wasn't bad. Our only complaint was the size of the rooms. They felt like large closets. Tripping over things constantly. Also, you might hear some people mention that the area is loud, which it is..... but you can barely hear it from the room at all. Even in silence, you could hear the noise from local bars, but only faintly. It proved to be a non issue for us.

    4
    « Weekend away »

    Nice hotel,nice room,breakfast good but not hot,disappointed with that,staff very friendly. Sadly outside the hotel very scruffy,could do with a dedicated person to clean outside. Sadly I found most streets off O'Connell street were quite dirty,the council needs to clean up the city because it is a beautiful city.

    4
    « Great location, close to everything »

    We stayed here for four nights in sept 2016 after a bus tour of Ireland. It happened to be the weekend of their soccer Super Bowl and the prices at all hotels in town were quite high. We were within walking distance of many sites, there was bus service, restaurants and sights all walkable. We did the hop on, hop off ?? bus which was great. We could take bus to a site and walk home, have a drink in the bar/restaurant and go to our room. The front desk staff was friendly and efficient, the wait staff in the restaurant seemed to be Eastern European and were a little reserved but if you struck up a conversation with them, they were friendly. We chose to start our day at the breakfast buffet which is less expensive if you prepurchase it. The room was clean and well decorated, the bathroom was modern but seemed lacking in shelf space and towel racks. We had two double beds which made the room seem a bit small. There was a HUGE soccer party going on in the outside space of the bar next door which was fun to watch but we were several stories up so the noise didn't bother us at all. We were able to catch the airport bus less than a block from the hotel. There was a huge amount of shopping in the area which we didn't spend much time at due to lack of luggage space.

    3
    « Nice but.... »

    This hotel,was the jumping off point for a tour of Ireland that I was embarking on. It was clean and nicely decorated, however my room was so small that there was no place for me to open my suitcase without blocking some aspect of the room - the door, entrance to the bathroom, or the bed. Also - there was nowhere comfortable to sit other than the bed. It was okay for a one night stay, but I was glad I wasn't going to be there longer. On the plus side it was in a very convenient location for walking to shopping and several sites of interest.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Have stayed here maybe 3 or 4 times with my husband while going to shows or concerts or just nights out. It's a lovely hotel very clean, staff are friendly and its in an ideal location. It really doesn't look much from outside but it is lovely inside. Some of the rooms are quite small but that didn't bother us at all as we were literally only sleeping in them and they were very modern and clean

    4
    « Wonderful service overall »

    I had to visit Dublin in February, a family matter, which was very stressful. I stayed at the Academy Plaza and I found, from the moment I arrived, a friendly, courteous and professional service. The rooms are very nice. The food was excellent, the best "Lamb Shank" that I have ever had. The breakfasts are amazing, to cater for all needs, abundant. Overall, I would recommend this hotel to any visitor to Dublin

    3
    « Great location! »

    Wonderfully located just off the main street and within easy access of restaurants and bars. Friendly staff and a clean hotel. The only downside to this hotel is it is a little dated and the Wi Fi isn't that great. Would look to stay here again should we return to Dublin.

    4
    « Lovely stay »

    The hotel was clean, and the staff friendly and helpful. The room was lovely, but the outlook from the window was boring. When I looked at menu for evening I was not impressed, no basic meals, all very "arty", but when we saw the early evening set courses decided to go with this. I'm glad we did. The food was lovely, no weird combinations just fabulous food, well presented - excellent. Breakfast was also very good, although I missed the a la carte choices such as eggs Benedict. Overall .Lovely stay we will return

    3
    « Good Starting Point »

    The Best Western Academy Plaza hotel is a good starting point from which to explore the city of Dublin, especially if you are looking for something a bit more budget friendly. It's location is easily walking distance from any of the main attractions and is even easier to find (even after a few pints) because of its close proximity to The Spire. I would choose this location for a short stay in Dublin, but would consider other options for a lengthier stay.

  • 4
    « Good value and location »

    I stayed here for one night the location was good close to the Spire on O'Connell St. The Air Link 747 stops right outside both ways and is 10 euros return. Rooms are small but clean and all you need for a day or two. Prices seem to vary a lot Dublin is not cheap for hotels. Food and drinks were not as much as I expected.

    5
    « Great Stay in Central Dublin »

    This hotel is well located, friendly and accommodating. Rooms clean and spacious. We often stay in Dublin and use this hotel all the time. We can confidently recommend it above many other Dublin Hotels including all within the immediate vicinity.

    4
    « Great value for money »

    We stopped here for 4 nights in October. The hotel is great value for money, modern, clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. Ideally located just off O'Connell street, shopping and tourist attractions are all within walking distance.

    5
    « Great stay in Dublin »

    We spent one night at the hotel. Its location is very central so was close to everything. Our room was very pleasant and nicely decorated. It was also very quiet. The front desk staff were extremely patient about storing our luggage until our room was ready. There were a lot of us wanting early check in! We were able to get in a bit early which was a bonus. It was a very pleasant stay although we found the free wireless somewhat inconsistent.

    4
    « Consistently Good »

    A year on from my review of this Hotel on 21st October 2015 I am delighted to say that I have very little to amend on our second stay here. It may have competition from the new Holiday Inn close by but if the Academy Plaza maintains its standards it will not suffer any detrimental impact. A very welcoming reception is always a good start ( thanks again Lisa) and whilst our room again was a little dark it was nevertheless spacious and comfortable. There is a variety of breakfast on offer and this variety extends to the lunch bar menus and evening meals which were delicious. Serving and cleaning staff are courteous and helpful. However this hotel scores with its location. The 747 express bus takes you from the airport to the hotel door. Buses and taxis are abundant in O'Connell Street with all the main attractions in close proximity. I commend a short journey out of Dublin centre and a tour of Glasnevin cemetery. Over 100 acres with 1.5 million burials including Parnell, O'Connell, Collins, Del Velera, Griffith to name just a few. Excellent museum , restaurant and other facilities together with the historic tour, be prepared to spend in excess of 3 hours there. Then the return to the very welcoming Academy Plaza. Wonderful.

    5
    « Birthday weekend »

    Arrived early morning and found our room all ready and waiting for us. Wonderful news after an early start. Room was spacious and clean. Bathroom well stocked. Staff wonderful, couldn't do enough for us. Only had breakfast which was fab. Hotel well placed for shopping etc. Highly recommend.

    4
    « Great service, great location »

    We arrived at the hotel at 9:00 a.m. October 3rd, after a 15 hour trip, expecting to drop our bags and drag our sorry butts around town. What a wonderful surprise to find that our room was ready for us. Large, quiet, clean room. Extremely helpful staff and a decent breakfast. Good value. Would not hesitate to stay there again.

    4
    « Does what it needs to do »

    After staying in some more remote and boutique hotels during our holiday, we could have easily forgotten that we were in Thailand while in our room here. But it was all we needed for a night before we flew to the airport in the morning. The hotel could do with some vending machines. I was unable to find myself a snack despite a good walk around. And if you plan on doing that yourself, make sure you ask for two key cards so you don't get locked out of your entire floors corridor and have to phone the gf to walk back down the long corridor and let you in!!!

    5
    « Great Hotel with Great People in the Heart of Dublin! »

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here from 10 Oct 10 - 23 Oct 16. Upon arriving early, we were offered a room that was quite small but were offered the option of waiting for a while to get a better room - which we did. The staff offered to hang on to our luggage and recommended a few places to view while we waited. The room we did end up getting was excellent - very comfortable King bed, updated and nicely appointed washroom, a love seat, writing desk and clothing storage. The Plaza Bar & Grill offers an excellent buffet breakfast at a discounted price if you book the night before... we had lunch and dinner there and would highly recommend the lunch menu - Grilled Halloumi Salad was excellent and the open Salmon Sandwich was also amazing! Great service... everyone was accommodating and friendly - cleaning staff were thorough and friendly. The location is just off O'Connell street within blocks of the Spire (great landmark for location). The Hop On Hop Off bus stops right out front - which was a great way to get your bearings in Dublin. Overall an excellent experience at a great price!!!

    5
    « Great central location »

    We stayed here for 3 nights in October and were very comfortable. The room was very comfortable and quiet - looked out to the back of the hotel, so no view, but no problem as we were only in there when it was dark. Located just off O'Connell Street, so very central for getting to and from airport and within walking distance of all the city centre attractions. Staff very helpful and friendly. This was our second stay in this hotel on a visit to Dublin, and we would certainly stay here again.

  • 4
    « Great hotel »

    Hotel was lovely very clean lovely and warm fresh towels each day restaurant nice breakfast but make sure you book at hotel reception and get a ticket as you pay more at bar entrance save. Yourself 3.50. Euro . Ideally located in centre of Dublin next to Main Street with shops and bats ten minute walk away overall very good would definitely return ????

    4
    « Family Trip to Dublin »

    Check in was quick and efficient. Rooms are really nice, quite spacious and very modern and clean. Beds are really comfy and we slept really well. The layout is a little confusing, it's like a maze with lots of lefts and rights to find your room, but you get the hang of it. We would definitely stay here again. The location is perfect... just off O'Connell Street, so nice and quiet, but a short walk to the good stuff.

    5
    « Exceptional location in Dublin, lovely rooms. »

    This hotel made our Dublin trip all the better because of its superior location. The rooms are lovely, especially the quality of the beds and the linens. The front desk staff was extremely helpful in all circumstances. We give this property the highest rating.

    5
    « Great Hotel Close to Everything!! »

    The room was a little small compared to ours in Canada, but it had everything we needed! Room was clean, smelled clean, had essentials! Perfect location as it was walking distance to everything downtown! The great thing is although its close to down town, its down a side street so its quiet. We slept with our window open every night and it wasn't too loud. We loved the bar/restaurant on the main level! We thoroughly enjoyed the gluten free cake and cappuccinos! We went down for alcoholic beverages our last night and had two whiskey sours that were a little pricey.. (22 euros)! The staff was super helpful. They came and helped us with the safe, answered our phone calls quickly if we had any questions, and called us cabs! It was a 25 euro cab ride to the Dublin Airport. We also found out that you can take an AirLinks bus (stop right outfront the hotel) for 6 euros, which will also take you to the airport. We also took double decker hop-on-hop-off buses that had stops just down the street! Overall it was a great hotel with great location! We would definitely go back!

    5
    « Great stay »

    Great location at end of o'connell street rooms clean lovely bathroom comfortable beds . Good buffet breakfast . Staff helpful . We couldn't get the heating to work rang down to reception they sent a man up who soon fixed it . Very efficient. Great helpful staff on reception . Some people have put on trip advisor about noise outside you are in a city keep windows closed they keep noise out and use air con if you too hot . . Outside opposite is the stop for the green Dublin bus tour which is great. Would stay here again .

    5
    « Short Break to Dublin »

    Stayed here for 5 nights with my wife for our anniversary. The room was small, but not a problem for two people. It was very clean and cosy. Plenty of room for our clothes, TV, tea and coffee. Room service if required. The shower was a nice cubicle in the bathroom, with shampoo and shower gel and the hairdryer was fine. Staff friendly and helpful. The restaurant and bar looked nice, but we didn't use them as we went out all the time. The location is great for the hop on buses and airport buses. O'connell street on the doorstep, with bars and restaurants and a really good shopping centre. Temple Bar 10 min walk over the bridge, really good fun. This hotel is ideal for a short break and if we visit Dublin again, we will stay here.

    4
    « excellant hotel in the heart of the city »

    First off the staff here are excellent.Front desk,bar or cleaning staff all trying very hard to make the stay pleasurable. If you come from north America lower your room and bathroom size expectations.Smaller but very clean and modern.We had a very comfortable queen bed.Breakfast is Irish typical.Some have commented not exciting and small but go to other places for breakfast, most served the same thing.Get there early,very busy in the morning.Very central to walk to all things or taxis and buses right outside the door. The only reason not giving 5 stars is out of 6 nights prices where good for 5 but went up considerably for the Friday night stay. O.k.and fair if there for that night only or 2 nights but paying for 6 nights could be a little more fair.Other then that excellent value for the money give this place a consideration when traveling to Dublin,they will impress.Good job Best Western

    2
    « Good location but... »

    While the location is good the hotel is "just another plain hotel". With so many hotels throughout Ireland that have character this one feels as if it could be in any location in North America. This means that there are few outstanding features but if you need a room for a night this one is O.K. The breakfast was unimpressive and the same as almost all of the seven hotels we stayed in on our 2 week trip. Our room was noisy, tiny and it was difficult to open two suitcases at once.

    3
    « Expensive for what you get »

    This is an average hotel from a value perspective. Breakfast and rooms are nice. Front desk not very helpful, and do not have good knowledge of Dublin. Gym equipment being serviced, no water near gym, ice machine broken. For the price one pays, more would be expected.

    2
    « Confusing. Nice. Awful. Good enough. »

    Checking in, you are greeted by wonderful people at the desk. They do everything they can to make your arrival and departure quick and easy. Gotta love customer service! Now let's get down to the other 90% of our stay. If you have big luggage, expect to have difficulties getting down the maze to your room. The bathrooms are cramped, but are decent. No ventilation in the bathrooms. It's expensive to buy a room here and you walk in and get a shiver down your back because something just feels off about the space (Maybe an underlying smell or just a cheap appearance). The basic room has a queen and twin bed, which is weird because I would prefer an ice bucket and mini fridge. Oh, and trying to get to the hotel from down town is insanity. Yes I can walk directly to the shops and get coffee, see a movie, etc. But I was almost slammed into by other cars because the entrance to the street is practically blocked. We ended up returning our rental car so a taxi could get us close enough to the hotel. Convenience and good customer service? Definitely! Quality and worth the money? Nope.

  • 5
    « In the middle of everything »

    Dublin is a walking city. Driving in Dublin is just impossible especially with all of the construction going on, luckily this hotel is right off O'Connell street which is the main street in dublin. It's also walking distance from Trinity College (approx. 15 minutes) and the Temple Bar district (approx. 10 minutes). The hotel is just in an excellent spot. It's a standard size for European rooms. There was a bath and shower which was lovely. They even held our bags for us before our room was ready and after checkout so that we could wander. The food was absolutely fine at the hotel but definitely on the pricier side. Overall decent stay.

    4
    « Great location, friendly staff »

    Arrived early, and as expected, our room want ready. Very helpful staff, helped us store out luggage and then provided some great directions a tips on places to see. Our room was not swing the TV remote and one we mentioned it to the front desk they took care of it right away, and very apologetic for the inconvenience, although it wasn't. Very nice breakfasts in the morning. Great location, within walking distance to most attractions. Looking forward to coming back.

    3
    « Reasonable »

    Typical 3 Star facility. Rooms are average European size. No refrigerator. Asked for an early check in but they could only accommodate around noon. Breakfast is average. Coffee is weak. Better coffee at the corner on O'Connell. 747 bus stops right outside the door which was great! Great location to tour Trinity College, Grafton Street shopping or Temple Bar.

    4
    « Nice hotel with a great location »

    Location is perfect, you are near everything! There might be some noise from the street, but we didn't mind that. Lovely staff in reception, restaurant was average. Prize was also reasonable. Rooms were really small, but clean and en-suites has everything we needed.

    5
    « Friendly Staff & Great Location »

    This was my second time staying at the hotel. The staff was once again very helpful and accommodating. We visited during a busy sports weekend & the staff never once got flustered & provided great recommendations. Great location! Would return again and definitely recommend to others.

    5
    « Nice Hotel, Centrally Located on O'Connell St »

    I stayed in this hotel on the last night of a CIE Tour - Taste of Ireland tour. The hotel was nice and right on O'Connell St. I was a solo traveler - the room was very nice and clean but very small. Of course, I was in Central City Dublin so I expected this. I really liked the location as there were many restaurants, pubs and shops right outside of the hotel. The hotel staff was very accommodating and friendly. They set up a continental breakfast for us the next morning as we had to leave very early. The breakfast was very good and it was so nice of them to do that as they didn't start serving breakfast until much later. They were very nice about printing out airplane tickets as it stated they would charge 1 euro but they didn't. The gentleman behind the counter just handed it to me. There is a lot of construction being done on O'Connell St as they are putting in a train. The only negative I would give this hotel is that a couple friends were staying on the side where they were doing construction. I guess construction workers work from midnight - 8 am so they heard them all night long. This isn't the hotels fault, however, I would ask for a room not near the construction. I would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    Can't complain. Good for the money, bed pretty comfy. Only issue was a little bit of noise from the Main Street outside, but that's the drawback of a centrally located hotel. Staff were very friendly too.

    4
    « Great base to explore Dublin »

    This was our second visit to this hotel, deciding to visit Dublin with friends to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Once again, loved Dublin, and the hotel was perfect for our requirements. The reception staff were superb, helpful, friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately the bar staff do let this hotel down. They don't seem to recognise when someone is standing at the bar and waiting to be served. This happened on a few occasions during our stay.

    5
    « Football Trip »

    Very good as usual,requested first floor room which we got so it easier for the wife to pop out for a fag.Breakfast was nice with lots of choice and all you could eat.Hopefully with the new hotel begin built next door prices might drop a touch.

    4
    « Very central hotel »

    This hotel in the very heart of Dublin, is worth a stay, but it is very popular with tourists so it can get very busy indeed. But nevertheless check was smooth and professional and very friendly The food is excellent and the breakfast again gets busy so you may have to wait for a table, but its ok There is a sports bar right next door, so if you have a room on the lower floor you may hear noise from this... higher up is ok though... but if you want to watch any sport at all then this is the place

  • 5
    « Lovely stay »

    Had a lovely 2 night stay at this hotel. Very central, the room was clean and comfortable with tea making facilities. The hotel bar was a nice place to finish off our evenings. Hotel staff were friendly and on hand to help.

    4
    « Dublin Hotel »

    Upon check in, we were upgraded because of room availability. This was good. The staff and the room was much better than was expected. The only downside, was the location of the upgraded room. It faced an alley, and was in an area from which construction workers got equipment and supplies, and the garbage trucks appeared from 3:00 in the morning until about 8:30. Just a bit noisy, although not the hotel's fault. All in all, it could have been much worse.

    2
    « Average at best »

    My husband and I stayed here one night while on a guided tour in Ireland. This was the last hotel we stayed in on the tour, and it was by far and away the worst quality hotel. The rooms had very small bathrooms and the bottom of the bathroom door was filled with mold and mildew and was beginning to rot. The bed was lumpy and uncomfortable. Wi-Fi is free but we were dropped after a few minutes on all four devices that we had. We were told there was nothing that could be done about it because it was an independent who ran the computer service. The Wi-Fi works great in the lobby. The front desk is tremendously understaffed and I stood in line for 15 minutes every time I needed to speak with someone there. The breakfast is complementary but only average at best in terms of quality. The orange juice is very badly watered down. While the location is very good because it is very close to the temple bar district, there are better area hotels to be had.

    5
    « Great Stay at Best Western PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin »

    Had a very enjoyable stay at the hotel. Very centrally located in Dublin on Upper O'Connell St. The lobby is big and bright, and there are plenty of brochures available for those to-do trips, as well as having the daily weather forecast posted. There are 3 large elevators located at the back of the lobby, near the vending machine. Hallways are dark, but lit by motion sensors as you walk to your room (energy saving perhaps). Room was very clean and the bed comfortable. Bathroom was a good size; our room had only a shower, not the shower/tub combination, however the shower was more like an American type shower with good water pressure. The shower door closed tightly, so no water dripped onto the floor. TV had good reception. Hotel staff were very courteous and answered all our questions. There is a lot of construction going on in the area (a Holiday Inn Express is getting ready to open a couple of doors down), but felt completely safe getting in or out of hotel. Bus/taxi service nearby. I would recommend this hotel when in Dublin.

    1
    « This really isn't a great place to stay. Pick another unless you are getting it for free. »

    Staff was not very friendly. Room is small and bed is uncomfortable. Very loud from the units outside the window and from the ceiling. Breakfast was absolutely terrible. I couldn't eat it. I just threw it out and went down the street to a pastry shop. Staff was rude when we asked for a towel and we never got one even though we asked. I think that is all.... ...actually I have to mention the breakfast one more time. I have been to a lot of cut rate hotels with "hot breakfasts" and continental breakfasts. Lets just say I have had my fair share of really nice and some not so nice hotel breakfasts. This hotel gets the award hands down for worst breakfast ever. Except for the toast. The toast was ok. The only reason I gave it 1 star other than the fact that its the lowest I can give is that it is located close to Temple bar, Trinity College, Grafton st, etc. and the location is just about the only plus.

    4
    « Fine hotel in a fine location. »

    It's not fancy, but the room was clean, I slept well, it was a 10 minute walk to the Temple Bar district, and the staff were quite excellent. Stayed there for 5 days, and if I go back to Dublin I will probably stay there again. It is very good value for the money.

    4
    « Good location »

    Hotel is at great location. Rooms are small but manageable. Hotel staff were courteous . We are group of 5 families and enjoyed the nearby shopping area and attractions of Dublin. Dublin is a lively city and must visit in life time.

    5
    « Ms Judith Marshall »

    Excellent place to stay very friendly. Easy access to O'Connel st.Staff very helpful. Your able to book attractions from hotel saves a lot of hassle. Excellent food too. All round one of the best places to stay in Dublin

    3
    « It's ok »

    The location is good, taxis to near the river are around 10 euros. The hotel is quite modern and there are lots of rooms. The breakfast is quite basic. I didn't like the mattresses, it was too soft and I couldn't sleep well.

    5
    « Super »

    Amazing staff. Comfy beds . Decent breakfast all in all cannot complain we will be back and great value for money Easy to get around from to and from the hotel. Thanks for a lovely stay me and my wife really enjoyed , especially the lady with the short brown hair on the reception a very helpful woman thank you

  • 5
    « GREAT CITY LOCATION »

    This hotel had a great city location. Very clean, room a bit on the small side, but hotel was very welcoming and very nice friendly staff. Hotel was very convenient to shops, restaurants and bars in Dublin City City. Very convenient to public transport. It was in a nice location just a tiny bit off O'Connell Street. Really you could walk anywhere from it. There was a nice menu in restaurant and bar but we did not eat there.

    5
    « Dublin weekend »

    Great location, reasonably priced, excellent service with lovely staff, comfortable bed, good breakfast, lovely clean, quiet room. Everything that was needed for a fabulous weekend. Will stay again and can highly recommend.

    5
    « Visit »

    Rooms clean,beds very comfortable, very clean towel every day which was most appreciated. Staff were very helpful when we needed directions or information about events in the area, all staff polite and courteous

    5
    « Girls weekend »

    Hi me and my friend visited Dublin on Sep 24th _26th Brilliant hotel clean, friendly, good quality , Would deffinatly stay again Dublin is a wonderful place with wonderfu l people. Visited Guinness storehouse and Kilmainham gaol which were brilliant. Be warned when booking Guinness we were in nearly 4 hours so don't book too late in the day .

    3
    « Pretty much a standard hotel »

    I've stayed here three times now and there is nothing outstandingly bad or outstandingly good about this hotel. Hotel rooms are clean if a little small, staff are efficient but not overly friendly and the food is very average. However, I did have a hazelnut hot chocolate in the bar (which has lovely decor, as does the lobby) that was easily the nicest hot chocolate I have ever tasted. Next time I'm in Dublin, I'll be going in JUST to order a hot chocolate!

    4
    « Overnight stay, on coach trip. »

    Lovely hotel, very big, with plenty of communal space. Very nice room, bathroom with just a shower, clean & comfortable. this was just an overnight stay again as part of coach trip. Evening meal was delicious, & breakfast very good. Would love to have a longer visit, so much to have seen in Dublin. Part of coach trip, so no idea what value, but would think it was good.

    4
    « Mini Moon »

    Me and my husband visited here for 3 nights before our honeymoon. The staff were really friendly and we were able to check in at about 10am which was brilliant with an early flight. The breakfast was spot on enough choice for everybody from fruit and cereal to toast and full breakfast. The room was rather large and had everything we needed and we would stay here again.

    2
    « Quite honestly, a huge rip off »

    This hotel reminds of something from the 1980's, before hotels were at the standard that travellers expect now. I'll mention all the issues but I just want to say upfront: for €188 for one night not including breakfast, you wouldn't get much worse value. What an absolute rip off. The room is very plain but functional. In that it has a bed and a bathroom. Don't expect any luxuries though - if you want any toiletries or even a facecloth, you need to ring down to reception to request them. Very odd for the price being paid. There's also no room service menu in the room - not sure if they offer this but they clearly don't encourage it. Then there's the restaurant. I ordered the chicken stuffed with goats cheese. Could barely even eat half and I genuinely think the chicken wasn't cooked enough. That, and it was literally tasteless. It's only possible to order certain wines by the glass; all the nicer ones must be ordered by the bottle. Hardly very welcoming to solo travellers. The only reason I have given it two stars instead of one us that the staff were generally friendly. I guess it's not their fault they work in such a terrible establishment.

    4
    « Meet & Greet »

    I didn't stay in this hotel so can't comment on rooms. I had been invited there to meet up with a group of work colleagues. We had a room at the back of reception. I have nothing negative to say. I had a cold glass of white wine and a delicious bacon, cheeses and tomato toasted sandwich in ciabatta bread. I used the toilets which were clean. Easy to find when you know were he Gresham is because it's just round the corner. I would consider staying here the next time I'm staying overnight in Dublin because of its location. Within walking distance of Connolly station, Temple Bar, Grafton Street, Croke Park.

    5
    « First Irish Experience »

    I can highly recommend this hotel. The staff is very friendly and obliging . Room service is excellent .Rooms are tidy and neat . However the rooms we were in there were no fridges which was not a problem . Breakfast was adequate . However the toast making equipment could do with an upgrade only seem to toast one side at a time hence it caused queues . The hotel is situated very close to the main thoroughfare with easy access to most of downtown Dublin.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay »

    Brilliant rooms, clean & spacious. Food was excellent & staff friendly. Worth the money. Plus great location for the heart of Templebar. Situated next to a sports bar & just off the main high street. If you not paid for breakfast add £10 per person for great buffet.

    3
    « Decent Hotel, Questionable experience »

    I booked two nights in the Best Western and found the location to be really nice, along O'Connel street. Travelling internationally, wi-fi is very important to me and immediately upon arrival I was told it was not working and no one knew when it would be back up. The gentlemen at the desk was NOT friendly and didn't seem to care that it was extremely important to both my vacation and work while I was gone. The room itself was nice, clean plenty of outlets etc. Each morning I woke up, I found it difficult to sleep there was a lot of banging very early with the housekeeping staff. They were not quiet and up working early. When I went to check-out I had the same gentlemen who checked me in and his "friendliness" was the same as before. I asked for a taxi and he told me it would be at least an hour wait, when I asked for alternative options he said there were none. I walked out to O'Connell street and found a taxi within 30 seconds. I will say I had other interactions with different members of staff and they were great.

    3
    « Great location, terrible wifi »

    Location is handy being just off O'Connell St. Temple Bar, Grafton St and St Stephens Green are all on the other side of the river but it's an easy walk. There is free wifi with no password but it either doesn't even appear on the wifi menu or if it does it won't connect. Room was spacious enough and the bathroom was nice.

    4
    « Location »

    Great atmosphere here with excellent food and very friendly staff in a central location. Can walk anywhere that you want to go in Dublin from here even across River to Temple Bar , would highly recommend this for a downtown location.

    5
    « Incredibly Welcoming »

    The staff at BW Academy Plaza was phenomenal. We got into Dublin much earlier than anticipated and the staff worked to get a room ready for us so we could sleep after our long flight. As a wheelchair user traveling internationally with a Service Dog, reception at hotels can be hit or miss. The Academy Plaza was incredibly welcoming to myself and my dog, Earle. Throughout our stay staff gave great recommendations for parks and play areas where Earle could romp and play, they guided us to the the best way to travel on on foot etc., to get places in a wheelchair and were wonderful advocates when I was illegally denied access to a nearby pub because if of my Service Dog. The accessible rooms are small compared to American standards, but it is average for Europe and the UK. My particular room would not accomodate a powerchair but was manageable with my narrow manual chair. We just rearranged the the beds a bit and kept the floor clear of bags etc.. The room had a roll in shower and it was quite adequate. It has an incredibly small attached shower chair that would not accommodate most people, but they may have had a portable one to borrow. I did not ask because I could manage and it wasn't terribly important. I know from my experience that the staff would do whatever they could to accommodate my needs. The lobby smells quite a bit of smoke, and I am not sure why because it is very clean. It may have been drifting in from the people smoking in the street by tge front door. My room did not smell at All, and it is a smoke-free hotel. The location is absolutely perfect. Walking distance to the highly recommended GPO 1916 Revolution Museum, EPIC: Ireland, and the Abbey Theater. The buses and cabs are easily accessed. The Dubliner from the airport stops right at the front door. I even walked to Connolly Train Station in about ten minutes. I had such a wonderful time while staying at the Academy Plaza that I stopped by after ten days traveling to say goodbye before we left Ireland. I would have done my last night with them, but they were fully booked. They are very attentive!

    5
    « Pay a little extra for a better stay »

    Leslie and I are back in Dublin and staying at the Best Western Academy plaza again. This time I paid a little extra for a room upgrade and what a difference. A bigger room on the 6th floor. Noise is minimal and we had a great nights sleep!

    2
    « Bad value fo money »

    Stayed in the hotel last week. I sleep in hotels about 85 nights per year professionally, and think I can compare prices and quality a bit. I had a single room that was ultra small, outdated in terms of furniture, small single bed, poor light in the room, and a desk so tiny, it was clearly not there to do any real work. Location was good, breakfast OK, staff frriendly, but €130 for this is way overpriced. I will certainly look for other options when in Dublin in the future.

    2
    « Small rooms »

    Checked in today, booked 2 double rooms which really should be singles. You bump into bed/chair/desk as you try and move around. I stayed in a university basic room that was bigger than this room ! Booked late and the hotels we have stayed in before were full. Room is clean so that's a bonus but wouldn't return due to size of room, even the bloke on reception said they were small.

    4
    « Very good hotel! Fab location! »

    Very good hotel, just down a side street of O'Connell Street! Lovely & clean, room cleaned every day if not instructed by guests otherwise. The breakfast buffet was really good, lots of choice. Only thing that was not good was the hairdryer.. but I guess that was personal preference. Free wifi throughout the hotel, tea and coffee in the room. Great hotel!

    2
    « Bland and slightly dated »

    For the sake of a few Euros more go treat yourself somewhere else. Everything is just off the pace here starting with reception and being processed which was slow and unwelcoming. To the decor which is all browns and beiges and felt dirty and smokey even if it were not. The bedroom was ok forgetting decor but the shower with its shampoo/body wash dispenser needs updating. Then there was breakfast. Something weird which was not Orange juice, a coffee vending machine instead of table service and then how is it possible for a chef, despite mass catering, to deliver every element of a full English devoid of flavour. Mushrooms, bacon, black pudding, sausages and even baked beans drained of any familiar taste. Finally sachets of ketchup instead of a bottle........ Never staying here again.

  • 4
    « Friendly Front Desk »

    This is my first trip abroad and the hotel front desk staff were very helpful and kind. Room was clean and updated, though small. I'm not sure if everyone would be able to get through the shower door.

    3
    « Good hotel »

    We have just stayed at the Best Western for 2 nights from the 16th Sept. We had a good but noisy stay - Our bed was very comfortable but the nose from the street, even though we were 7 minutes walk from Temple Bar was unbelievable. Rooms basic but clean - I would stay at this hotel again!!!

    1
    « Family Vacation »

    Great location but...understaffed, not helpful or particularly friendly. Rooms in disrepair, beds sagging, smoke drifted into the rooms although this is a "non-smoking" facility, very loud and rowdy drunk neighbors rolled in at 2 and 3 am. The food at breakfast was just bad with not much variety. Not a hotel for a family--or anyone.

    3
    « Close to O'Connell Street & Hop On, Hop Off Starting Place »

    This was my first stop on a 10 day tour of Ireland and I was here for 2 nights. Rooms are clean, but nothing spectacular. No amenities (i.e., shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, etc.). While they did supply a hair dryer, I prefer one that isn't like a vacuum cleaner hose. Breakfast buffet was included in package - food was so/so. Dinner was good however. The one thing I found interested about food service in Ireland is - once they serve you, they leave you alone to enjoy your meal and don't rush you like American restaurants do so they can turn the table and seat the next party. They were located next to a sports bar, but never heard a peep at night. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful.

    4
    « First time stay »

    Stayed here first two nights of our bus tour of Ireland. Smart modern hotel 100 yards from o'connell street. Efficient and friendly staff - restaurant staff helpful on first night not so good second night.

    4
    « Convenient; Spacious Room »

    The hotel is only a 30 minute ride by Air Coach from the airport and the stop is just across the street. It is centrally located: a 5 minute walk to General Post Office and a 10 minute walk to the Trinity College. We were in a double room. It was spacious and not noisy as some other reviewers had suggested. It was clean. They don't supply you with any face cloth unless you request one. Receptionist were courteous but not too friendly. Breakfast was okay - the usual buffet style. The only problem we encountered was the long lineup in front of the one and only coffee machine. The coffee mugs were not located right next to the coffee machine. Instead, they were inconveniently placed at a different station across the room.

    4
    « Would stay again »

    Awesome place with great location. Right next to a sportsbar and just off the main road. The staff are AWESOME. The only downsides are the quality of the rooms but it fits the cheap pricing. The BEST place for a dublin visit if you're staying out in the city

    3
    « Good location but... »

    The hotel location is great for a town stay with access to all your needs with a short walk. The hotel was friendly and welcoming upon checking in. We had lunch in the bar and had the hotel club sandwich. It was a little on the small side but actually full of flavour. As an extra we ordered the hand cut chips, hmm well these turned out more like an over priced small portion of fries from a well known burger chain. Moving on, the bar area is pleasant with a good selection of drinks. The double room I was given had an extra single bed in and was clean today with a modern clean bathroom. I don't know what it is lately but all the hotels seem to have all decided to stop adding biscuits with the tea stations. Are they now worried about the growing obesity epidemic? :-) Saying that there was also no sewing kit either. Good job nothing fell off. Back to the serious bit... The room was spacious and by that I mean you could move round the bed with out restriction. I am not sure when people say the rooms are small want their expectation is. Personally I want to work and sleep not hold an aerobics class in there. The breakfast was ok with a good variety of choice but I do agree that having one coffee dispenser and one for the juice is a bit lame especially given the size of dining area and the amount of guests. I kept my bedroom window shut so was not bothered by the noise outside. Your not in the country no folks this is after all a very busy city and the folks/tourists love a drink and a sing song. The price of the room was for hat night in my opinion excessive but as this is Dublin the prices on all hotels go up and down like a yo-yo and I am sure from experience of staying in Dublin a lot that on a different day on a different week I would probably pay half. I did check other hotels for that night and they were all at the same rate. The bed was for my uncomfortable as it was too soft but if you like rolling into the middle at any opportunity for a cuddle you'll be fine. In the morning the cleaners were busy doing their thing and the lady designated in my corridor was polite and wished me good morning. Would I stay here again, yes.

    4
    « Great location, comfortable room »

    Excellent location from which to explore Dublin and the Airline bus from the airport stops right outside. The staff was courteous and friendly and very helpful with directions or dinner/pub recommendations.

    4
    « Nice hotel in central Dublin »

    We stayed at this hotel during our trip and it was very nice. We received an upgrade without asking and the rooms were very nice, clean and spacious. The hotel is a short walk from many transit options which can take you to Belfast or the Airport here in Dublin among other places. We visited the bar and the restaurant which were both quite nice and the food was about average. The desserts were below average but the service was decent.

  • 4
    « Nice location in downtown Dublin »

    Comfortable hotel, well located, excellent breakfast buffet, and the price was reasonable for Dublin. Checkin was very quick despite of lots of people from a group checking out at the moment. Friendly staff. You must try it. God bless you.

    1
    « Please do not stay here »

    very small rooms,no opening the small window,which we overlooked the hotels restaurant roof, and looking right in to another room. Absolutely no sign of light or sky looking out!!!!!!!!!Bad air and very hot rooms. Our room was a single room that they also sell AS a double when it suiten them. They had also forgot to tell the housekeeping that, our room had only one towel etc. At all times during our three day stay, there were trays, laundry ect. left in the hallways. No wonder it takes time to finish cleaning the rooms when the staff is hanging in the corridors, chewing gum and talking all day. The service in the reception is the worst I've ever experienced. The breakfast facilities is insufficient. Too many people, too little food, and what is this with dispencers for juice? They were crowded at all time, as goes for the coffee machine. You feel like you have to fight to get some of the little various breakfast there is. Absolutely the worst hotel experience ever. Please do NOT book here, it's not worth the money. And it's really not a 4 Star hotel.

    4
    « Good hotel! »

    I went to this hotel in April for my birthday weekend with my partner, it is a good city location due to it being in a central location of Dublin. There was lots to do around the hotel such as the sports bar next door and a nightclub, which made it very noisy in the early hours of the morning. The rooms were very nice and spacious, and also very clean. The staff were also polite and friendly. The bar inside the hotel would stay open when people were there and didn't close until people left. I would defiantly go back to this hotel if we returned to Dublin!

    2
    « Overpriced for comfort levels »

    Disappointing 2 night stay at this hotel. Room is a bit dated and could do with a refurb but the main issue with the room was that the bed was uncomfortably soft while the pillows were uncomfortably hard. The hotel has free wifi but it was down for the majority of the stay. Some rooms overlook a sports bar and nightclub which is noisy. The breakfast area seats a lot of people but the breakfast facilities are insufficient for the number of people being crammed in. One coffee machine and one juice dispenser for somewhere which at times had over 100 people in it is not really enough. The hot food was not replenished very quickly either. The front desk were incredibly helpful and attentive but elsewhere service was lacking. Congealing finished room service trays were left sitting in the corridor on Saturday morning and were still there on Sunday morning. Dublin may have a lack of hotels but I suggest people look elsewhere.

    4
    « Brilliant Location »

    Booked this hotel because of the location as our friends are limited on walking. Hop on Red bus is just round the corner and the Dublin experience is all around you. We have really enjoyed the food and a great breakfast to start our day. Rooms are nice and clean and well serviced. Thanks to the hotel for a lovely 3 night stay??

    4
    « Great find in the centre of Dublin. »

    I booked this hotel for our 1st wedding anniversary weekend away. I had read the reviews on here about it and taken everything in to consideration. So when making the booking I had asked for a front facing room and explained why. We room the bus from the airport which - because of roadworks - stopped right outside the hotel doors but the regular stop is literally a 5 minute walk away. Even though we arrived early the staff were welcoming and happy to check us in and take our cases from us, however when I gave our name the receptionist said they had already allocated our room because they had given us a complimentary upgrade because of my note about our anniversary! Such a nice surprise. The room was nice and spacious and when the window was closed it was pretty much sound proof! The bed was sooooo comfy too and the bathroom was big enough for us to both get ready in. I would say the only changes I would make is the hair drier isn't the best. It's a hose attached to a big unit on the wall so pure limited to where and how you dry your hair and also for anyone with hair longer than their ears it will take about a decade to dry. Maybe invest in the plug in ones that you can tie in to the drawers? Also the ceiling above the bed always water stained and cracked. Wasn't a pretty sight but not dangerous. We didn't opt for breakfast as it was advertised at €15 per person per day when I booked on Expedia. When we arrived the receptionist advised us if we booked it with her it took the price down to €9 but we had already agreed to go out to cafes for breakfast. There is a lively and loud sports bar next door to the hotel with a beer garden. Previous reviews have said that the beer garden is louder than the front of the bar so I suggest to request a front facing room so you can close the windows and have the air con on. The hotel was in a great location for everything, 30 second walk from the top of o'connell street, easily accessible by the Air Link bus service and very reasonably priced. It was so lovely inside so we would definitely stay here again, especially given the lovely treatment we had there with the free upgrade!

    3
    « Excellent location! »

    I reached out to the hotel prior to our trip since there were comments about noise level on the rooms facing the main street. We got a response, and we were given a room which was perfect, it was also one of the larger ones. We were part of a tour. It is not a luxury hotel but location was very convenient. Had the hop on/buses and taxis nearby The restaurant was convenient, if you were tired after a day out but just Ok. Prices, I thought were ok, others thought they were high

    4
    « One night stay »

    Enjoyable, comfortable, quiet night's stay. Myself and a friend had a twin room on a Saturday night and couldn't fault it. The location is great and a short walk away from the noisier Temple Bar area.

    4
    « A pleasure to stay »

    We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and I have to say that it was a pleasure and what was expected from its star rating. The check in was swift and without any fuss, to add this would have been a very busy weekend for most hotels around the city as this was the weekend when Dublin was hosting the the American football games at the Aviva Stadium. Nor to mention the games at Croke Park Kilkenny vs Tipperary. So there was a hype within the City from that Friday and it was apparent to feel this from atmosphere been in the lobby of the hotel. The room was very nice and had all amenity and a large TV and a large couch situated within the bay window. Our room was large enough and had comfy beds. They few negativity about a room where that the battery was extremely small be very little room but well equip. The Deco is a little bit dark and gloomy considering that the hotel didn't have extremely message windows and was blocked by large trees to the front of the building which restricted light. This is a very minor detail but neutralises import light is important but we where lucky to have this room as our friends to do the same hotel with us. The room was not much smaller than ours and who is Gary little lies within the room as it was within a courtyard. The cleanliness was extremely bad room service was immaculate and front desk staff were absolutely a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely be staying at this hotel in the near future as it is very central to all the amenities within the centre. I would recommend to stay after switch off as it is a beautiful and pleasant experience to stay and reasonably priced

    1
    « Terrible! »

    We got this hotel as part of the CIE taste of Ireland tour. We got the double room, which is code for tiny room. Before arriving we extended our room one extra night. Total (with tax) for this 12x12 room (not including the hallway and bathroom, which was also tiny) was 271Euro (and we got a 15% discount because we prepaid). The room looked out to an internal dark, dreary, and ugly courtyard. It had a queen size bed, and everything was very compact. The bathroom was also very small with very little space to put your stuff. The toilet was right next to the sink, so you would have to contort, to get around it. The coffee was very bad tasting instant coffee; of course there were only 2 caffeinated coffees. TV doesn't turn on using the power button; you touch any other button and it turns on - go figure. Shower was difficult to figure out. We asked about upgrading to a triple room, only difference was about two more feet wider, and they shoved in a twin bed. They wanted 30 euro for the upgrade, so we declined. Wifi was awful; only got reception in lobby during the middle of day. And of course when we wanted to get into the room on second day, we had to wait in a 10 minute line to get it recoded. BTW, it was very clear to receptionist that we were staying two nights, so they should have coded the key for two nights. Not sure who owns this hotel, but would not be surprised to find its some foreign investors, because Irish are too nice to gouge people like this hotel does. Don't stay here, unless you like, small and disorganized.

  • 4
    « kind staff, relaxing environment »

    location is great, only a ten minute walk from Temple Bar. its too noisy if you were staying in Temple Bar. the green, red and yellow bus tours are literally opposite the road. the airport bus is one road away. there is also the Dublin Writers Museum which is very near. my main concern was that the room was not very spacious. It could have been a little bit bigger or the furniture could have been laid out differently. besides that, the staff were helpful, wifi fast and breakfast was good.

    4
    « Very nice hotel, great staff, great amenities »

    I stayed here for 5 nights recently for my first trip to Ireland. The hotel was perfect for my needs. The staff were incredibly friendly, and the bartenders were great for conversation and poured a great pint. The hotel was clean, modern, decorated nicely and everything worked well. The bed was comfortable and the room was serviced and cleaned each day. The shower was nice and hot and powerful, and I experienced a very quiet stay. I heard no construction noise from the area Luas construction, and could never hear anything from the bar next door. The location was also very convenient for walking to Trinity, Temple Bar, and O'Connell Street without the noise and crowds that would have come from staying directly in those areas. It was wonderful being so close to the Dublin Bus stops and to the CityLine tour stop. The Airlink shuttle from the airport drops off directly on Cathal Brugha street in front of the hotel (Parnell/O'Connell Upper stop) and it's less than a 5 minute walk to the shuttle pickup for the ride back to the airport at the Dublin Bus stop on O'Connell street (10 Euro round trip).

    4
    « Tour group hotel »

    I stayed here for 3 nights through a tour group in Ireland. First 2 nights I was in a single room, small but adequate. Shower, no tub. Difficult to watch TV from the bed. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Third night I had a double room. Good location right off O'Connell St. Restaurant was good. Would stay here again. Very nice reception area.

    5
    « Dublin surprise »

    This hotel was a great find for the position of all that a tourist would want. Staff attentive nothing too much trouble. Very central for bus tours and airport links.clean and modern . I would recommend this hotel as a excellent base for exploring Dublin and the surrounding area.

    4
    « Nice Hotel, Great location »

    Having used many Best Westerns around the world I have rarely been disappointed and this hotel was no exception. We stayed here for 3 nights and had a very enjoyable stay. The rooms were clean and functional, all the basic requirements provided. The hotel has a lovely bar/restaurant and having ate there found the food to be tasty but a little bit pricey. The hotel is located less than 5 mins walk from O'Connell Street and 10 mins from the Liffey river so very central. Would not hesitate to stay here again...

    5
    « good location »

    really nice hotel. Centrally located and close to shopping areas. Staff was courteous and upgraded my room. Room is good with nice beds, pillows. Nice breakfast selections. Easy walk to the other hotel pickup for day trips.

    4
    « Good hotel well located. »

    This hotel is centrally located and has easy access to buses, shops and pubs. Our room was quiet but rather small. We only slept there so it was not too much of a problem, but if you need a big room better ask. Our room and the hotel were very clean and the staff extremely helpful. The breakfast buffet was excellent with a lot of choices. I would recommend this hotel

    5
    « Visits occasional . Parents of Special Needs girls and savour the break when respite is available for us at home »

    Great location in the Centre of Dublin . Lots of building work on the same street , but I think that guests were mostly oblivious to this in the Hotel. Cosmopolitan guest gatherings in the Lobby in a relaxing and secure environment.

    5
    « Amazing experience »

    I recently stayed in Best Western Plus with my daughter and sister, we arrived early and the room was ready which we were delighted with, the receptionist was so pleasant and helpful. The room was amazing, very spacious with a large bathroom. The air conditioning was fantastic in humid weather and the staff were very helpful assisting me to set it. Breakfast was really tasty with plenty choice. We could leave our luggage on the day we departed and this was great as our train did not leave Dublin until 5pm and we enjoyed the day before we returned to collect our luggage. The reception staff were again very helpful and ordered a taxi to take us to the train station. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, it is my second time staying and my daughter's fifth time staying here and she will be returning again in October for a concert. We would highly recommend the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel, Thank You, Caroline,Fiona and Marie Tralee. Co Kerry. Ireland

    4
    « Super location - everything you need close by »

    Everything to make your first visit to Dublin easier is very handy to hotel : Shopping, airport link bus stop, tourist bus tours, cinema and within walking distance of animated night life neighbourhood and many restaurants. Professional staff - and here a special mention for GM Mr Peter Collins who reimbursed our room service dinner when we missed the dinner reserved for our tour group due to mis-communication of time. Much appreciated! Rooms modern and well equipped although it is true that if you are used to removable shower heads to avoid having to wet your hair, well don't forget the shower bonnet! Swiss visitor

  • 5
    « Convenient with class »

    Myself and herself have stayed here 4 times in the past 3 years which is also the amount of times we have stayed in Dublin. My point in that is we don't bother looking anywhere else. The hotel ticks all the boxes It's reasonably priced for its location which is just off O Connell Street the Gresham is the only hotel with a better location but it's double the price. The reception is nice the rooms are nice the breakfast buffet is as good as you'll get anywhere. No on site parking but there's a multi story across the street for €12.50 per 24 hours with a concession from the hotel. The staff are friendly and efficient. The last time we stayed we were there at 11:30am so we didn't expect to be able check in normally that's around 2pm in most places but the lady checked with the cleaning staff and had a room ready and got us sorted straight away which was nice. Next time we're staying in Dublin there's a 95% chance it will be here again

    3
    « Location and comfortable beds »

    We stayed 2 nights here - 6 of us in 2 triple rooms. The rooms were pretty small and the bathrooms tiny but that's par for the course in many European hotels. The beds were extremely comfortable. Like another review, our view was a brick wall 5 feet from our window but who spends time in the hotel room during the day when you have a beautiful European city at your doorstep?! Location was great - close to everything yet quiet enough that you didn't feel you were in the centre of a party. Staff were helpful and friendly.

    2
    « Bad service »

    No recognition as Diamond select member, Fitness center very small and treadmills not working. Much noise from construction work. Great location at OConnol street. Breakfast very medicor. Got a romm in the backyard with noise.

    3
    « Gloomy »

    We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour of Ireland. The Reception area is nice for sitting and plenty of room to sit in the Bar but our room 203 Faced the back with the air conditioning pipes, very gloomy and to see daylight you have to go to the front entrance of the hotel to see what the weather is doing. Most of our party had the same wherever they had their room. Breakfast was pleasant in a very nice Restaurant, the staff very efficient and attentive. Handy central location but affected a lot by the construction of the Tram system taking place in Dublin for the next 12 months.

    4
    « Convenient and clean »

    This hotel is a 10 minute stroll to Temple Bar and just steps from the large Taxi Stand on O'Connell. Very convenient. Rooms are small but clean and adequate. Staff is very pleasant. Breakfast is OK. Lobby area is a great place to people watch Definitely would stay again.

    4
    « Good hotel, great location, a little noisy! »

    This is a good hotel in a great location step outside the hotel take a right then a left and you are on O'Connell Street which is the main road for lots of attractions. The staff are friendly and welcoming and we where checked in quickly with no fuss. Our room was 610 (6th floor) and overlooked the neighbouring bars beer garden which was noisy and loud until midnight when the window was open. We opted to close the window and use ear plugs and slept through it but if you are a light sleeper you may want to move rooms. Our room was small but had everything we needed apart from a powerful shower (more like a drip). The wifi was free and strong and worked well in the bar area downstairs and also in the bedroom. Breakfast was 10euros but we cannot comment as we ate out for breakfast. Another plus point for this hotel is when you land at the airport you can jump on the 747 Airlink express bus which brings you from the airport to outside the hotel (8th stop)for only 10 euros return. The journey takes about 30minutes but gives you a good view of the city on the way in.

    4
    « Great location »

    I would give this 5 stars based on value. It is located in a part of the city and easy access to everything. The hotel is clean, safe, and well managed. It is a large hotel with several tour buses coming and going at all times of the day and night - so don't expect a boutique hotel with personalized service. The family rooms are perfect for two adults and two children.

    4
    « Perfect location! »

    Great location. Helpful staff. Small but clean and sufficient rooms. If i had one request, better lighting in the restroom to see when getting ready. A lot of restaurants and pubs in close proximity. Hop on/Hope off bus stops directly in front of hotel. I would recommend and would stay here again!

    4
    « Good Hotel for Dublin »

    The rooms are small by western standards, but that's true of the majority of hotels in Dublin. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. We had to switch rooms because we needed a tub and not just a shower. They very quick to resolve the problem for us. The hotel is ideally located and central to all the main attractions in Dublin so most everything is walking distance. Very near to strategic tour bus locations as well. We would stay here again. I would recommend ordering a larger room than you think you will need. There was 3 of us and we stayed in a room for 4 people and it was still a little too cozy.

    5
    « Great hotel and great location »

    This hotel was in such a great spot for the main shops and Temple bar. It was imaculately clean and modern. We ate a meal from their early bird menu which was lovely and quite reasonable for Dublin prices and the staff were very friendly too. There was only one minor negative when we booked a taxi via reception only to later find that the driver had picked up someone else instead. This was annoying as we had to meet people for a certain time. The staff on reception failed to tell us that a taxi rank was round the corner when we booked it which we later learned is because the hotel receive a €2 tip for every cab they call. Not sure if this is true though. Besides that little hiccup I'd definately return to this hotel when visiting Dublin again.

  • 4
    « Ticks Every Box »

    What do you want from a hotel. Nice location-tick. Clean comfortable room-tick. Efficient & pleasant staff-tick. We were glad we picked this hotel, as it is off the busy O'Connell Street and quiet, however, there is a lot of work going on around the hotel re the new tram lines and there was a notice up about possible work between midnight and 6 a.m, asking customers to get ear plugs from reception, which we did. The receptionist did say we could move rooms the next day, as there were some spare but we were not inconvenienced at all, which might have been lucky, as the ear plugs weren't great! We did not eat at the hotel, choosing to explore, so can't comment re the dining. The hotel is not far from the drop off/get on airlink buses and also the hop on/hop off & tourist buses. Most attractons are within walking distance.

    5
    « Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a Shearings tour »

    As per other reviewers, this hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of many amenities. Our room was clean and comfortable, the shower was hot and with no-fuss controls, the towels tiny. Bed comfortable and we slept well even though we didn't expect to with everything that was going on. Good tea/coffee facilities in room, TV with good selection of channels and good reception. We were not affected by any noise from nearby pub, etc nor the construction work which was continuing 24/7 over the bank holiday weekend. The hotel did offer apologies and earplugs for those who may have been affected. There are a couple of computers in reception which were handy for catching up with emails, etc. Being part of a coach tour we dined together as a group. The first night wasn't too bad but on the second we were somewhat squashed together which was unpleasant, and dinner was served with exactly the same vegetables as the night before, including a tinned carrot (just the one - yuk!). Breakfast, however, was first class, although I saw a sign saying 'porridge' but couldn't find any on either day. Hot drinks came from a vending machine and into a mug. Have to say the latte was just about the best coffee (apart from Irish!) I had in the whole of our 15 days in Ireland, and it was piping hot, too. We had to queue for a table on the second day, however, the staff (all friendly and efficient) did everything in their power to get people seated. Would certainly recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Great hotel for one night in Dublin »

    This hotel is at an excellent location in the center of Dublin. It is easy to get to with the route 700 air coach (or other bus lines) from the airport. The O'Connell street stop is very close to the hotel. Check-in was easy and we were very happy to get our room immediately and early (around 1 pm), so we could relax a little before sightseeing in the city on foot. Our room was on the third floor with window towards a street (Parnell street?). It felt good to have the window open during the day since the outside temperature was very comfortable. We did not use or try the AC. The accommodations were nice. The bathroom with shower seemed relatively new and, unlike in all other places we visited in Ireland, the bathroom sink drained fast. The bed was very comfortable and the Irish breakfast the next morning was most enjoyable. We will return if back in Dublin.

    4
    « Great location »

    The location is perfect for seeing the sights of Dublin! Located right off of O'Connell St, you can walk of easily catch a bus The room ( for 4) was spacious enough and was clean. The staff was very helpful, whether it was help with the TV or getting us a cab for the ride to the airport. Would definitely stay here again

    5
    « 2 night stay »

    We found this hotel very good value for money. Ideally situated round the corner from O'Connell Street. They were very accommodating and let us leave our cases in a locked room until our rooms were ready. The reception and dining room staff were all friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and very clean and tidy. Would recommend and will go back.

    5
    « week end in Dublin »

    Hello, It's a good hotel, very well located, good and friendly contact. Room was good and well sized, but dark (in front and very closed of another building). Breakfast was complete, for french as I'm, but definitly for others.

    3
    « Great Location in Dublin City Centre »

    Fantastic location in Dublin near city centre, just steps from O'Connell Street. Arrived a bit early prior to 2:30 pm check in, no big deal, popped into the on site bar/restaurant for a drink before venturing out. No need to take local transport as you can walk to Trinity College, Temple Bar, etc. Rooms and bathroom are quite small. Beds and pillows were comfortable. Found the lighting in the room to be a bit dull. Left our curtains closed as our view was horrible. But since we didn't spend any time in the room it didn't matter.No toiletries are provided other than a tube of soap stuck on the wall in the shower and by the sink. It was nice to have a tub to soak after a long flight. Hairdryer is one of the really old style type (looks more like a vacuum cleaner) that makes your hair frizz so bring your own. Ironing board and iron are provided in closet along with a kettle to make tea or instant coffee, no safe. We had breakfast included in our package but Iearned that there was a charge for breakfast (18 euros, a bit steep) which was eggs, sausage, bacon, cereal, fruit, juices pastries. Staff was fine, hotel clean, comfortable, average, awesome location, would stay here again.

    3
    « Two one-night stays »

    both rooms were clean and had decent showers. The first was a very small room, but the second was smaller yet. Showers, though providing an adequate experience were very small. My second room was very inconvenient because you had to walk across the bed to do anything because the room was so small. Both rooms, second and sixth floors overlooked an adjacent patio bar (there on a Thursday and Sunday nights) and the partying bar hoppers did not break up until about 3:00am so sleeping was difficult even in the sixth floor room although beds were comfortable. Food with both stays was very good and the wait staff was attentive.Website says air conditioning, however, if it was in the rooms it was not working.

    3
    « Check in confusion »

    We arrived at The Hotel via the very efficient Airport Bus, I had e-mailed the hotel prior to arrival asking that if there was a room available early as we'd had a very early morning flight. I understood that this was only a request and the room may not be ready until the actual check in time. I asked if there was a family room available but was told that there wasn't a room, which was fine. At the next check in desk were a couple who asked the same question about there double room, they were told there room wasn't available but there was a family room which they had been upgraded to. When I asked why they had been checked in but we were told that there wasn't a room the receptionist snapped that it was a different type of room. The manner of her response was such that I did not want to per sue the matter any further. So much for Irish hospitality. The room, when we eventually got in, was very nice and large but the whole check in process left a bit of a bitter taste.

    3
    « Average at best »

    This hotel is a Best Western Plus. We found the room to be small and very average - more like your Ibis basic. Bed and pillows comfortable to their credit - but fixtures and fittings flimsy and not great quality. ( wardrobe rail collapsed disgorging all the coathangers across the room) Staff are very helpful. Late check out until 1 pm is free with a €20 charge for 3pm late checkout which seems fair. This is a good basic hotel. Not 4 star. Great location though

  • 4
    « Clean comfortable hotel in very convenient location in central Dublin. »

    Academy Plaza Best Western has nothing extra ordinary about it, it is just a very pleasant, clean and comfortable hotel in an excellent location. We were able to walk to all the tourist attractions of Dublin that we wanted to visit or we could have got one of the many buses and trams available. We did not breakfast in the hotel or have any other meals there but did use the pleasant bar. I would certainly stay here again as the bed was very comfy and room most adequate.

    5
    « Hen party »

    Booked 3 triple rooms. They were spacious with 2 single and 1 double bed. Rooms were very clean and were serviced every day. Central location. Great pub next door which was open very late but you could not hear from hotel rooms even with windows open. Would definitely stay here again and so would all my friends.

    5
    « Great Overall Experience »

    Perfect location for your Dublin trip, it's a short to medium walk to most attractions. The airport bus drops off less than five minutes walk and picks up directly in front of the hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful with any and all questions. The room was standard, I was happy that we got a double bed and not two singles pushed together. The lifts were fast and always available. We didn't get the breakfast but it looked very good, we did however use the coffee/ adult beverage bar and it was great. Highly recommend staying here.

    5
    « Great hotel, highly recommended »

    Stayed for 3 nights in family room. The location is fine. The hotel is clean, breakfast is good. There is an air conditioner in the room. The bathroom was new. The staff is friendly. We are really enjoyed our staying in the hotel!

    5
    « Two-night stay was great »

    Cannot think of one thing about our two-night stay that we weren't absolutely satisfied with. Great location about 200 feet off O'Connell Street, right around the corner from the Dublin Bus Tours HQ. Room was well-appointed, clean, and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    Excellent hotel. Location superb. Just off O'Connell street with tour buses parked across from it. Rooms lovely. Apparently the airport bus drops off outside and it's 10 euros return trip. Breakfast was good value and lovely. Hot cooked breakfast and it was actually hot. Orange juice was far too watered down. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

    4
    « 3 night stay »

    Stayed for 3 nights at this Hotel and the loaction was perfect. Could really find no faults with the hotel. The only slight downside was the rooms were quite small but this did not spoil our stay at all as we did not spend long in the room. Very clean and tidy. We did not find it noisy at all but I guess that may depend on what side of the hotel your room is located. There was a very busy bar next door but did not affect us at all. If we go back to Dublin we would definatley stay in this hotel again and would recommend it. We did not have breakfast in the hotel or dinner as there were so many different places to eat on O'connel Street.

    4
    « Excellent medium size hotel. »

    Good quality hotel in Best Western franchise well situated. Rooms on small side but we'll appointed quality fittings and everything worked. The breakfast is also excellent. Although Dublin is a building site with tram track laying everywhere the work around the hotel was not too bad and we were pleasantly surprised at how quiet everything was. Another plus is that the 747 airport bus stops right opposite the hotel entrance. Would definitely use again.

    3
    « OK for an overnight pitstop »

    The hotel was similar to many other corporate hotels, but it was welcoming at the reception desk and the rooms were clean and tidy. We have a standard room with just a double bed and enough space to walk around it overlooking the ventilation shafts etc. It was comfortable despite this. The bathroom was clean and well equipped. For a one night stop while in Dublin it was fine but definitely lacking in character!

    4
    « Central location »

    Clean comfortable friendly and excellent central location. Large car park nearby with reduced rates. Great air con. Room spacious and comfortable but did find bed a little hard. Other than that standard chain hotel. Nice bar with good tv.

  • 4
    « Nice but noisy »

    This is a great little hotel in the city center -- however, our room overlooked a great little pub that closed at 11 pm -- but the "Living Room" bar opened in the patio area from 11 pm - 3 am. And the band played on till 3 am! It was a pretty view in the day filled with beautiful flowers and picnic tables. But it really comes alive at night. The hotel bar was lovely and wait staff very friendly. Buffet breakfast was very European and ample. Rooms were clean and welcoming.

    4
    « Great hotel »

    Stayed 1 night and couldn't have asked for more - lovely staff especially Jane from reservations and the team were very accommodating to ensure we had a great stay from arranging taxis to reserving bar areas for pre party drinks! Room was clean and had everything we needed. Location was perfect for such a short stay. Recommend

    5
    « the perfect hotel in dublin »

    we stayed in this hotel the first night and the last night of our tour. The position is perfect because is right in the centre of Dublin, easy to reach 'cos every bus stop at O'Connell str. and close to night life and at the famous street of pubs. the street is also suitable for a walk, for doing some shopping, whatever. The hotel is quite big and not noisy, the room are on average and also they serve a good and plenty breakfast.The staff is prepared and speak lot of languages,italian too (so strange)....Close to the hotel you can find a pub, that a certain hour become a disco,(from our room we didn't hear rumors) and opposite a church.....well there's for everybody......

    4
    « Good quality, excellent location, small room »

    This is an excellent hotel in the heart of Dublin's main tourist area. Just off O'Connell Street, it avoids the noise without being too far from the action. Great quality. Excellent housekeeping and helpful staff. Air conditioning was a godsend! Only drawback, room a bit small.

    5
    « Great »

    This hotel is in a great location. It's just off O'Connell Street and about a 10 minute walk to Temple Bar. The airport bus dropped us just a few minutes walk away. The room was a bit small but only used as abase and we were only there for a weekend so not too bad. It's was really clean and nicely decorated. There was an ironing board and hairdryer (the hair dryer was ok but if u have thick hair that takes a while to dry bring ur own) there were plenty of towels and also a wall mounted shower gel and hand wash. Handy as only had hand luggage so better than having to take loads of miniatures. The room was on the 5th floor located at end of hotel which was great it was really quite no noise from the street so didn't get woken at all. We didn't eat in the restaurant but it seemed nice and always looked busy. You can add breakfast in for 9.50€ ask at reception if u just go to restaurant it's 12€. Would defiantly come back for another stay.

    4
    « Good hotel, excellently situated but room a bit small »

    We stayed here over a long weekend to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary by taking in Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre. The hotel is ideally placed just off the top of O'Connell street. The staff are universally first class and they made us feel very welcome indeed. Nothing was too much trouble. Our return flight was not until the evening but we were able to leave our suitcases with Reception. There are lots of very comfortable chairs in reception so you we were able to take a short rest before our return journey. The food in the restaurant is very good too. The only point of criticism is the size of the room. We had a standard double. There is only about a foot space between the end of the bed and the opposite wall so it makes getting in and out of bed interesting. Apart from that, and a slightly low pressure shower, the accommodation was very good. Housekeeping is efficient and swift. Air conditioning is OK but the thermostat seems to be set low. If the window is left open at night there is quite a bit of noise from the air conditioning units in the inside 'courtyard'.

    3
    « Pros and cons »

    Stayed here for one night in a basic double room - overall this was a mixed experience. Pros: room was spacious and the double bed was large. The room was clean and had all the usual amenities. Location is fantastic - very central. Staff - staff were friendly and professional and dealt with a busy reception area very well and were accommodating. Cons: room was on the first floor with the tiniest window overlooking a very noisy bar (not an issue for me as I was out but would be if you were planning to sleep). Bathroom was in need of some minor repairs with paint peeling on the ceiling (not something I expect when paying €220 /night).

    3
    « OK but breakfast very crowded and slow »

    I have stayed here before and given better reviews, the staff are great and it has a nice bar and restaurant. Rooms vary a bit in size and layout but are clean and well appointed, if a little basic. On this visit though there were several coach tours staying meaning that the restaurant was heaving at breakfast with long queues to be seated and also at each of the food stations. Unavoidable I suppose unless they could get the coach companies to stagger the time of their breakfasts. This is the only thing that would make me wary of staying again, but it was the middle of August so I suppose it could just be due to the peak holiday period.

    4
    « Center in City »

    Room is very small but very near to everyrhing, so you won't miss a things. Good place overall. No breakfast include, but you can find good place to eat around, so it is okay. Desk is small too, so you might need extra space for it.

    4
    « Amazing location »

    Spent two nights here with my significant other, a lovely spot. Location is everything for this hotel, right off O'Connell Street it was worthy of its price. Room was nice too, bed was really comfortable. Would go back and definitely recommend to others.

  • 5
    « Thanks Best Western Academy Plus »

    Friendly and helpful staff, very clean and comfortable. Excellent location for shopping and restaurants. Very convenient for catching buses for tours and about town. We loved our trip to Ireland and Best Western Academy Plus added to this experience.

    4
    « Good value »

    Booked this because of: -Wheelchair accessible way and rooms -High and modern standard -Clean -Near bus stop to/from airport (just outside the hotel) We were happy with the choice, even if it is a 15-20 min stroll to the Temple Bar area. Convenient rooms, comfy bed, nice bathroom with modern facilities (not that typical and hopeless sink faucet that you will find at most UK and Irish hotels) Friendly and helpful staff. Fast and trouble-free check-in and -out. Did not try the breakfast, as we wanted to eat outside (shopping centre nearby), but we tried the hamburgers one night and it was okay. Will stay again if visiting Dublin.

    5
    « Comfort in the heart of city »

    We had a lovely short break in the Academy Plaza.Very clean comfortable hotel. Praise for very friendly staff,lovely room,tasty breakfast,convenient location and good value. Shopping and tours were only few minutes walk.

    5
    « Great choice! »

    This hotel is clean and comfortable and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Great location! Right in the heart of the city. Many popular sightseeing spots are within walking distance. Aircoach bus from the airport has a stop that's only 100 yards from the entrance.

    5
    « great location great service »

    this was booked for me by Irish Tourism ( who booked all my b&b and this hotel on this trip to Ireland) and they were spot on with this choice! although it was a bit difficult to drive to because of current street construction, I still give it a 5 star rating! the room had good space for the 3 of us, lots of electrical outlets, and beds were comfy. the staff was extremely helpful in advising us when we asked for help. the breakfast was good and there was a nice variety to choose from ( we were on the meal plan so it was included) although there are many close shops with pastry and coffee just around the corner on o'conner street. the location is very easy to walk to lots of the activities or catch any number of tour buses for day tours or city tours. also taxi stand is just around the corner as well. highly recommend this spot for a dublin stay!

    4
    « Great location for touring »

    This hotel is located right on the corner of O'Connell street and a short walk from the Spire. The Dublin hop on and off tour bus we took had their stop right across the street. There is also a close taxi stop for air port pick ups in easy walking distance. There is a lot of construction in Dublin right now so yes one night it was very loud but that was not the hotel's doing. Our air conditioning unit was noisy if I had any complaint. Compared to American hotel rooms this is very small but was clean and the bed was comfortable. Overall this location for touring and walking around Dublin was perfect.

    4
    « Room 343 - great hotel no complaints! »

    We stopped a Friday and sat night. Our room was very spacious whereas the rooms directly opposite were a lot more compact. Brilliant air con. Pre book breakfast at reception for €9.50. Great selection and better than trawling the local cafes for around the same price but not as good quality. It was one of the quietist city hotels we have stayed in! Perfect Great location. Directly on bus route from the airport (747) There is a night club next door but our position in the hotel it didn't disturb us at all. The check in staff were all super friendly and helpful, a credit to the hotel. For a city break it was perfect.

    4
    « A great place to base yourself for a visit to Dublin »

    This is the fourth time we have stayed at this hotel and each time we get excellent service. This is a clean and comfortable hotel that is in a central location for site seeing Dublin or catching buses/ taxis to the urban parts of the city. The staff are helpful and polite whatever time of day or night you need to speak to them. Rooms are clean and comfortable, efficiently maintained by room service. After a long day out you can sit in the nice bar area to have a drink hot or cold (my daughter loved the hot chocolate) and gather your thoughts. Breakfast again is good particulalrly the eggs and potatoes. Finally I particularly like that this is a secure hotel where you need your room card to access the elevator and a safe is provided for your use in the rooms.

    1
    « Smallest & loudest room EVER »

    I've seen closets bigger than the room we had here...to make things worse, there's an outdoor bar directly beneath at night and in the morning there's construction above you!!! Do yourself a favor and book the Conrad Hilton around the corner

    5
    « Great Hotel! »

    The hotel was centrally located and walkable to most areas around Dublin. The hotel was a great value and was updated and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was good with a lot of choices. There was construction going on right outside of the hotel, but it was not bothersome whatsoever. Never heard it while in the hotel or room. I highly recommend this hotel because you get a lot for your money!

  • 3
    « Very central and a clean bathroom but that's all »

    First the positive things: the hotel is very central, just across O'Connell Street. And the bathroom was very clean and spacious. We booked a standard room but it was really small. There was nearly no space for our two suitcases. There was no daylight as there was just a small window pointing out to the patio. The bed is rather small for two people. You could hear the people from the next room and from event room of the hotel. And we had to lay our suitcase in front of the door as the light from the corridor was brightening up our room. Breakfast was nothing special. Only the potatoes and the eggs are to be pointed out. They were really delicious. The hotel itself has no parking but you get a discount in a parking garage next to the hotel. They told us that there well be a discount on the parking and you get a stamp on the ticket. But when there is no one at the counter of the parking, the whole discount is gone.

    5
    « Clean, central and comfortable »

    I stayed at a double room (facing Findlater Place) from 5 August 2016 to 7 August 2016 (2 nights). (Accessibility) The hotel is accessible. I took the Air Coach 700 from Dublin Airport and got off at O'Connell Street (in front of The Gresham Hotel). Best Western Premier Academy Plaza Hotel is just a 2 minute walk from the O'Connell Street bus stop. About 10 minutes walk to O'Connell Bridge. The hotel has 3 lifts. There are various facilities, including a gym. (Cleanliness) Appears to be clean. (Meals) Breakfast was included - buffet, includes hot (English) and cold (Continental) breakfasts, and cereal/nuts. The restaurant can also provide soya milk. There is no need to bring any paper to the restaurant - simply tell the staff your hotel room number and they will let you in. The breakfast is quite nice. Guests can also have dinner at the restaurant. (Noise) Friday night was not noisy, but on Saturday night, music from a nearby pub (the hotel is next to The Living Room, but not sure if the music was from that pub) could be heard in my room even with the window closed. The hotel has also put up signs to say that there are construction works which may be conducted at undesirable hours. (Room) Double bed, bedside tables/lamps, wardrobe with 6-digit number lock safe, security hangers, air conditioning, round table, desk, two chairs, TV, kettle with tea/coffee, bathroom (bathtub & toilet). Body soap / shampoo included, but no toothbrush or toothpaste. Also, either the chair for the desk is too high or the drawer is too low. It is almost impossible to tuck one's legs under the desk. Otherwise I found the room to be good.

    4
    « Great location! »

    The hotel was good, clean and comfortable. No complaints. We stayed 2 nights, just myself and my teenage daughter. Construction next to hotel, but not loud or bothersome. The location was perfect. It was a close walk to all the main sights. The price was good for the location.

    5
    « Hotel stay »

    Stayed at this hotel a few times now and would return again Great location right in the heart of the city During our visit major roadworks around the hotel for the new team line but didn't hear a thing during the night One down side no parking, you have to use the Q park over the road, even with the ticket stamped from the hotel it still cost 25 euros for 24 hours

    5
    « Nice hotel »

    Nice staff, neat and clean throughout, hot and cold breakfast buffet, large tub and shower, close to shopping and public transportation. No business center, coffee not available outside of meal time in restaurant, no business center.

    5
    « A Five Star Hotel Located in the Center of Dublin - Services, Cleaniness, and Professionl Staff »

    A Great Best Western in the center of Dublin, it should be rated a 5 Star Hotel and is second to none in services and excellence. The Front Desk Staff were professional, and It made me feel I was just checking into the Ritz in Paris, near the Louvre. The area was safe, convenient to a number of services, and user friendly. It was located close to a number of Restaurants' and places to visit and shop, walking around the stores and area was exciting, The room we had was a suite and was quite comfortable, The Bar was exceptional, as if we were at the Guinness Factory (First class) a few blocks away (best to take a cab). The food was traditional and extremely wonderful. It felt like my Irish Mother had served me breakfast with a Traditional Irish Breakfast, at a cost of only 10 Euros per person(Order the Breakfast for all days you are staying at the hotel when you check in, ask for Shamus to help with that, he was very kind and a great example for the hotel to show off their Professional Staff for services., (PS- Promote him to the General Manager today!) A wonderful stay, we look forward to our next visit in August 8-11, 2016. We hope to see our home away from home family again. A First Class Hotel, there is no place else we would stay at in Ireland during our many business trips, and family vacations, that we take to visit this wonderful country. God bless to all, Michael & Teresa Ferrill

    5
    « Excellent Location for seeing Dublin »

    Went there for 3 nights at the beginning of July with two friends and we booked a triple room which was very spacious with everything you need for a long weekend. The location is excellent right off O'Connell Street, just around the corner from the Sightseeing Bus Stops with lots of restaurants close by and only 10 minutes walk from Temple Bar. The hotel did a lovely breakfast with lots of choice and a large breakfast room, they have a lovely bar and lots of comfy seating in the lobby. The staff were very friendly and helpful and I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to my friends and family.

    4
    « 60th birthday »

    We went for the weekend to celebrate our friends 60th and what better place than Ireland. Lots to do and plenty of places to visit and the people are very very friendly. You feel safe no matter where you are in Ireland you just feel relaxed.

    4
    « Right off O'Connell Street »

    This was a nice hotel. Upscale compared to what we think of Best Westerns in the US. This hotel is located literally steps from O'Connell Street and from there you can basically go anywhere in the city you wish. I found the staff to be very welcoming and helpful, The rooms were nice and the a/c was cold. We had breakfast there and every morning and it was a good traditional irish breakfast. Would definitely stay here again.

    3
    « Overnight stay in Dublin »

    On the plus side the hotel is located in a really convenient spot for the sites of Dublin - 2 minutes walk to O'Connell street. Also the hotel is clean and the staff are friendly. However the hotel interior is a little dated. Also currently lots of work going on outside so there is a noise issue.

  • 4
    « Steps from O'Connell Street »

    Dublin is a walkable city, and The Best Western Academy Plaza was in a very convenient location. The hotel staff was professional, helpful and true to their Irish reputation for being friendly. Breakfast provided something for everyone. Typical to the North American style of such hotel chains, the room was very comfortable. There was a spacious closet, iron and board, safe, and plenty of drawers and desk space for "stuff". I am a light sleeper, and upon my arrival, I was immediately concerned with the large outdoor patio of a noisy bar on our side of the hotel. But, in fairness, I have to admit the windows were very good a buffering most of the noise. And, although I know this is not a priority for many, I was disappointed with the gym. It was in a windowless room in the basement with not a lot of up-dated equipment. I was pleased by the reasonable laundry service. I would have no hesitation to return to this hotel on my next visit.

    5
    « Convenient location »

    Very nice hotel in the heart of Dublin. With all the construction going on in Dublin, it still managed to be a quiet haven every night. Friendly staff and comfortable room. Would stay here again. Quirky layout with about 5 turns to get to our room.

    4
    « Well located »

    Hotel was centrally located, close to Upper O'Connell Street. Tour offices located nearby as were Hop On, Hop Off tour bus starting points. They changed rooms for us when my daughter complained of cigarette smoke smell in our room or adjacent room. Staff was friendly, efficient. Desk staff also performed concierge services. Only complaint was construction noise close to hotel, but that was not Best Western's fault.

    5
    « Excellent for a city-break »

    We had four nights in the Academy Plaza Hotel last week and found it very good indeed. The rooms were large enough and benefitted from air-con that worked properly: a real bonus during a heatwave. The hotel is situated near O'Connell and Parnell Streets so is very convenient for exploring the city from. At the end of our stay, we were allowed to leave our luggage in the luggage room until it was time to go to the airport - that was about 6 hours after checkout, so that was pretty generous. The bar was good but we did not eat at the hotel during our stay.

    4
    « This place was perfect for our 4 day trip! »

    The room was tight but everything we needed: bed, shower, TV. The location was GREAT - just across the street from the Green Hop on/Hop off bus starting location, which was very convenient! The restaurant was amazing, and the offer of breakfast at the hotel was very good idea. There are only a few pre-10am places to eat in that part of O'Connell Street. Comfortable and fun. Loved that there were computers in the lobby to help phone-only people like me!

    4
    « convenient location »

    a great location just off O'Connell street............I was on a friendly planet group trip and this was our first stop around the island.......the staff was very service oriented and the included buffet breakfast was fantastic.......I would recommend this hotel

    4
    « Spacious, clean, and has a fantastic location »

    We were able to check in straightaway around 12:00, which was great as check-in for this hotel is usually 14:30. We were also upgraded from our basic room for free. The room was clean and tidy. It had everything you would expect: a safe, phone, tea and coffee facilities etc. It was also very spacious. On our final night we ordered room service as we had been on the Game of Thrones tour during the day so we want wanted to relax in bed! One of our dishes was missing but a quick call back to the bar and it was with us within ten minutes. As our flight was four hours after checkout, I asked at reception if it was possible for them to store our bags whilst we went out and got some lunch to avoid us having to carry them around. They said it was no problem and happily stored our bags for us, this was a great help. The hotel is suitable for younger people, older people, and families. The staff are really friendly, and it is extremely close to restaurants and entertainment as it is just off O'Connell Street, only a 10 ? 15 minute walk to Temple Bar.

    4
    « City break »

    Check in was at 2.30pm however we were slightly early arriving around 12pm so we thought we would try our luck in checking in early. To our surprise we were able to check in and were served by a welcoming member of staff who upgraded up for free and informed us of everything we needed to know. The location of the hotel was perfect for us as it was just out of the city center, so there wasn't a ridiculous amount of noise, but within stumbling distance. Our room was spacious and extremely clean. Fresh towels and tea making facilities were available and replenished each day. We order room service on the Sunday which was quick, however one main dish did not arrive so we had to call back down to the kitchen, they were apologetic and sent it up straight away. I enjoyed the 3 nights I stayed there and would definitely stay in a Best Western again.

    3
    « Mediocre yet centrally located & good enough for business travellers »

    I stayed at the hotel during my first trip to Dublin,recently. This hotel is centrally located very well accessible to public transport. It was extremely easy to locate this hotel for the first time while getting off the bus (AirCoach 700) from the airport. Major restaurants and bars are located at walking distance from this hotel. The staff is smiling, smart and courteous. However, the room allotted to me was very small, good enough for single person but bad in terms of dimensions if one is carrying a medium sized bag. The fitness room, is located in lower ground area is good enough and needs a bit of attention in terms of availability of water dispensing facility and lubrication of the equipment. Overall, it is a good hotel for solo business travelers for a short stay. Wi-Fi access was speedy and good. Breakfast spread was decent as well. There are ample good places to eat at walking distance from the hotel, so didn't bother to try out the restaurant.

    3
    « Average Hotel »

    The room was comfortable and well-appointed. My room was quite small, but Ok for 1 person. The Hotel is close to shopping areas. An easy walk to Temple Bar, but far enough away to avoid the noise. The open top Sightseeing Bus stop starts from outside the hotel. Reception area is large and the check-in was swift. The bus from the airport stops within easy walk of the hotel. Cons: The lady serving at the Bar that evening was very rude indeed. This is the reason my rating is lower. I would still recommend this hotel.

  • 4
    « Location Location Location »

    We recently stayed in this hotel for the third occasion. The Hotel is very well located being situated just off O'Connell Street and very close to all amenities and attractions. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. An additional safety feature is the fact that you can only access the bedrooms by lift and stairs by the use of your room key card. This reduces the chance of undesirables gaining access to the bedrooms. The breakfast is not included in the room rate but guests are given a discount rate. The breakfast is good and sets you up for the day. My only quibble was the room was very small this time. When I mentioned this to the desk staff they advised that if there is a letter S against the room when you are booking it denotes standard room which is small. We were there for two nights so it did not matter but if we had a longer stay it could become a little uncomfortable. However, overall the hotel is very clean, comfortable and ideal for exploring the city.

    5
    « Lovely »

    Lovely hotel, central location, staff friendly ?? would go back again. Stayed for 2nights, hotel nice and clean, walking distance to most bars and food places. Excellant stay, dublin is a beautiful place.

    4
    « Well situated, clean and comfortable - would return »

    We spent 2 nights in Dublin at this hotel and were very pleased. The rooms are comfortable and well-appointed. Not large but sufficient for 2 people. An easy half-block walk to O'Connell Street for shopping, food and sight-seeing but far enough away to avoid the noise. Lobby is large, reception quick and efficient. Parking is just across the way, however with construction it took about 8 blocks to detour back (not the hotel's fault of course!). Did not try the breakfast plan - there are many quick and affordable options on O'Connell Street.

    4
    « Very small double bedroom »

    The room was very clean. The staff were friendly. I didn't eat in the hotel so cannot comment on the food. Dublin was very noisy into the early hours of the morning. The room was small for a double bed which made moving around it very difficult and I kept catching my legs on the wooden base of the bed. I think this was poor for the price I paid.

    5
    « Ideal location for walkable Dublin »

    Academy Plaza hotel has a good location to enjoy Dublin on foot. The hotel is clean, staff is friendly, has a great Full Irish breakfast, restaurant was very good for dinner and nice bar. My husband and I spent three nights here. The desk staff went out of their way to help us arrange a tour, making several calls on our behalf. Right around the corner from Murray's Pub, which frequently has Irish music in the evening and there is a big sports pub right next door. Safe neighborhood for a nightly walk.

    3
    « A Convenient Hotel for Sightseeing »

    The Academy Plaza seems to be a fairly new hotel. Very clean but basic. They could add a few amenities to the bathrooms. Our breakfasts were fine. The reception staff was very helpful. One woman actually helped us get our train tickets to Cork on line when we were having trouble.

    5
    « Lovely hotel! »

    We visited this hotel at the beginning of February 2016. It was a little hard to find because it was down a side street and we have no sense of direction, but the hotel is lovely. It's clean, tidy, the rooms are very modern and stylish and if I was to visit Dublin I would 100% be staying in this hotel again. Location wise I think it's fairly central, it's bang in the centre of Dublin so it's really close to all the shops and restaurants but if you're wasting to venture to the temple bar area it is a bit of a walk. Probably about 30mins walk which is fine on a sunny day but when it's raining and cold it's best to get a taxi which were fairly cheap anyway. The hotel staff were really friendly too, and really helpful

    4
    « Surprisingly quiet. »

    The hotel is located off the lower reaches of O'Connell Street, away from the Liffey. But this is no bad thing as it benefits from a nearby Q-Park (Clears) and little through traffic. There were signs warning of overnight works for the tram system it, with the windows closed and the air conditioning working, it was blissful! A good breakfast buffet was available (although the orange juice could have been better) and good concessions were offered for the car park (as long as you arrive after 5pm). I may well be back.

    4
    « Good location »

    Good hotel. Quick and efficient check-in. Great location just off O'Connell street. Close to terminus of Sightseeing buses. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms. Good breakfast. Many good places to eat close by.

    4
    « Location »

    Hotel was nice. Nothing too fancy but perfect if you're just trying to have a nice place to rest. Room was very small but had everything you needed. Comfortable bed, large flat screen tv and black out curtains. Bathroom was small as well but shower was nice, with hot water and hair dryer. Everyone at the front desk was very nice and helpful as well. They let me check in a little early which was very nice so I could rest a bit before heading out again. But the best part of this hotel was the location! Everything is within walking distance. I didn't need to take a taxi or bus to get anywhere besides to and from the airport. Walk right out and you're on the famous O'Connell Street. There's a bunch of shops, restaurants and bars and even a movie theater very close. I even walked to Trinity College, Guinness Factory and Jameson Factory.

  • 4
    « Fantastic location »

    This hotel is in a brilliant spot in terms of location, just off O'Connell Street, in walking distance to some main attractions and of course temple bar. It is also in walking distance to plenty of restaurants and bus stops. Our room was nice and clean to the side of the hotel so was very quiet at night away from the noise coming from the bar next door and O'Connell Street. The staff were very friendly and handful. We stayed for two nights wich we think was the right about of time to see the main attractions. We were happy with the cost for two nights considering the location. If we would visit Dublin again we would consider staying here again.

    4
    « Good hotel in City Centre »

    The hotel is very well located in City centre, walking distance to good restaurants. Buffet breakfast is very good and extensive to start a busy day. Rooms are naturally small from North American standards, however manageable. In-house restaurant for dinner was just ok.

    2
    « Definately not worth the cost! »

    Booked for a one night stay here at the weekend, two sets of couples with two rooms. Although we had booked separately the reception staff were very accommodating in giving up a room beside each other. Reception area promised a lot, however the 3rd floor had a significant smell of damp, and the rooms were no bigger than a glorified shoe box. (Which on it's own isn't too bad for city center accommodation) Didn't take long to discover where the smell came from - I had a bath not long after checking in, and the carpet attaching to the bathroom wall was absolutely soaked within minutes. bedrooms were in an L shape with the bathroom having two walls within the room, and both sides of these walls were effected. So bad that when you put your hand or foot down the carpet was not only damp but your hand came away with water on. We advised reception immediately and they asked did we want a different room - which we initially turned down expecting this to dry up... reception advised they would send a porter to assess. We headed out about 45 minutes later, have no idea if the porter turned up or what they done - but upon returning some 2 hours later the water had seeped out further into the room. Considering how small the room was this pretty much covered the entire section in front of the door. We then agreed that yes we would move room adding a serious delay to our evening plans and also moving us away from our friends - who later noticed the water was seeping under the wall and into their room's carpet. It was good that the hotel moved us however I really feel more should have been done to compensate for this. The amount we paid is in no way justified for the experience. The room we were given as alternative was marginally bigger however the view was appalling. Looking out into an internal space and the walls looked like they were painted last century. The room rate we choose did include breakfast, which was very nice and served from 7:30-11 which is a great time period for a Sunday as others are much shorter. This hotel is fantastic for close to the City which should be noted, however coming back in morning around 1:30 there was a considerable amount of people hanging about outside and to the building to the side. I can imagine from the noise they were making those with rooms facing the front would have been seriously disturbed. Although parking is not available at the hotel there is a big multi story round the corner which is pretty handy, and the hotel offer a reduced rate for 24 hours parking.

    4
    « Nice Hotel, Great Location »

    We stayed in a family room, one double and a twin, it was fine for two nights. The bathroom layout is a little tight, but not really a problem. The room was very clean and quiet. The staff was very helpful in answering our questions and arranging cabs.Very easy walk to restaurants and sights.

    4
    « Good hotel and excellent location »

    Hotel is nice and in a great location. Staff are nice and prompt. I woud definitely stay there again. Also, slippers and bathrobes are provided which is a plus for this hotel. The only drawback was that there was no CNN Newstation on TV. But really overall nice stay.

    5
    « Great location, service and comfort. »

    Our 3 day stay was fantastic. The location was convenient to tourist attractions , the staff and service was prompt and very helpful and the rooms were very comfortable. This is the BEST Best Western we've stayed in and we are long time users of the chain.

    5
    « 1 day coach tour »

    Whilst on a visit to Dublin recently we booked a one day tour with Collins day tours. We had a fantastic tour guide called Matthew and our Driver Hugh was very good. We were well entertained and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to any other visitors to Dublin. Also we must highly recommend the hop on hop off busses which are fantastic.

    5
    « Trés Bien »

    Trés Bien - overall and excellent hotel, service etc was great, room comfortable and breakfast nice. Check in was quick, easy and efficien and the hotel is right in the center of Dublin so all of the amenities and activities are nearby.

    3
    « Smelly room! »

    Got to my room (133) and immediately hit by the smell of damp. The window was wide open so I can assume the hotel were also aware of it. I had to immediately go out as I was running late otherwise I would probably have asked for a move although I understand that the hotel was full. When I arrived back much later and took my shoes and socks off I found out why the room smelled of damp...the carpet outside of the bathroom was wet. The shower is open to the bathroom with a shower curtain about 9 inches from the floor so when I had a shower the next morning I was extremely careful with it but it still spread onto the bathroom floor. I let the staff know when I left. Breakfast was tasty (nice bacon and sausages) with a fair bit of choice. The location of the hotel is excellent. If you use the coach from the airport it drops you off almost on its doorstep and O'Connell street is 20 yards away with Temple bar a 10 minute walk if that. The staff were friendly although I did have to wait a couple of minutes before being checked out as only 1 person available at the desk at 8:15 in the morning. Check in was efficient.

    5
    « Perfect hotel in the perfect location! »

    Check in was quick, easy and efficient. Me and my sister were settled into our room within 10 minutes of arriving. The location of the hotel is perfect. Many people recommended that we stay closer to Temple Bar or further down O'Connell Street, I am glad we did not listen to them. The hotel is on a street just off O'Connell street so its close to the action but not too close that it disrupts your nights sleep. Plus it is only a 10-12 minute walk away from the center of Temple Bar. One night me and my sister separated as she was feeling tired and went to bed. However, we did not realize that she had both room keys. Despite me only getting in at 2 O'clock in the morning, the man on reception was very patient and understanding and issued me with a spare room key. (I had ID on me). The room was small but I expected nothing less as I had only paid for a small room. It was immaculate on arrival and the bathroom was stunning for a basic double room. As are intentions for Dublin was to go out drinking everyday we thought it best we put a 'do not disturb sign' on the door so we could enjoy our privacy as we came and went from the hotel. This was acknowledged and respected which in some hotels I have been to is not the case. Overall, I intend to stay at this hotel every time I visit Dublin as my experience was first class. Thank you to all the staff at the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel!

  • 4
    « Close to Shops and Entertainment »

    This is a good value hotel which is almost on O'Connell Street and within walking distance of Train and Bus Stations. So many of Dublin's entertainment spots and shops are on your doorstep. You can get the Hop on Hop Off tour bus which takes you round some of the sights just across road from hotel. Bedroom and bathroom were both small but spotless. . However bed was comfy and room well equipped. Noise was not a problem for us. I use this hotel most times when I visit Dublin and will continue to do so because of its location, friendly efficient staff and tasty breakfast.

    5
    « Great location »

    The location of this hotel is great, and only a 15-20 minute walk to almost everything. The rooms are fairly small but are nice, clean, and great for the price. Front desk was super friendly. I didn't try the amenities of the hotel, but for seeing Dublin it was perfect for us.

    5
    « excellent stay »

    stayed in this hotel many times and each time was brilliant staff are very friendly and helpful and the hotel is situated in a great area just off O'Connell street which makes it within walking distance to most attractions I would highly recommend this hotel

    5
    « 5 star hotel ***** Fab Stay! »

    Love staying in the academy plaza. Its very central in a great location. Staff are very friendly and kind. Bedrooms are fabulous very clean and tidy. Had a great night sleep there as the mattresses are so comfy. Very fast wifi all around the hotel.We enjoyed our breakfast the next morning it was delicious. 5 star stay.Would definately recommend to all, looking forward to returning to this fab hotel on the 14th July.

    5
    « 10/10 »

    Stayed at this hotel on a hen weekend (Fri 8th-Sun 10th). Easy to get to from the Airport. The Airlink Express stops outside the hotel. Hotel was in a great location, with Temple just a 10-15 min walk away. Room (including shower and toilet) was spotlessly clean, with fluffy white towels and crisp clean cotton bed linen. Beds, quilts and pillows were really comfy, so I slept really well. Staff were polite and professional and the breakfast was exceptionally good. No rowdy groups, just nice hotel guests of all ages and nationalities. Must visits: Murrays (for Irish dancing and music), Flanaghans (for great food), Temple Bar and Auld Dubliner (were traditional and buzzing), Buskers (for cocktails and a boogie),The Parnell Heritage Bar (for a pub meal on the roof terrace), Fitzsimmonds (drinks on the terrace and then for a boogie downstairs in the club). Dublin Castle, Trinity College/Art museum and St Patrick's Cathedral (all within walking distance).

    3
    « great location but disapointing »

    The hotel is in a great location, just off O'Connell street and within easy walking distance of most of the attractions. We stayed there for two nights as part of a Shearings tour. Our room was not very large and had a terrible view of the rear of the local pub, which was very noisy in the evenings. However it was clean and had a safe and an ironing board. The restaurant is a bit dreary and the food was ok but nothing over startling. However for the location it is worth a try.

    3
    « Good Location »

    Hotel is very proximal to one of the main streets. We had no problem walking to all the main attractions (Temple bar, St. Patrick's, St. Stephen's) but we are all able. Taxi from the airport around noon was 25 euro. Unfortunately there is a very loud bar next store with a courtyard bar. And I mean loud. We were higher up and with our window closed and the AC on could tune it out but it is something to consider. Also the wifi was the worst we found in our 19 days around. If you're going to rely on it, it is a risky go. Didn't do breakfast. Rooms were small but clean. No complaints on comfort or cleanliness.

    5
    « So close to everything »

    This hotel was a great place to stay. It is located in the heart of the city. The check in and check out process was easy and the ladies that helped me were very kind. Parking for this hotel is located across the street in the Q Cleary parking garage. It does cost to park, but Best Western will stamp the parking ticket for a discounted price. The rooms were beautiful! They were clean and up to date. The in room Internet service worked great. The breakfast was delicious. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Dublin, and I would stay here again.This hotel was a great place to stay. It is located in the heart of the city. The check in and check out process was easy and the ladies that helped me were very kind. Parking for this hotel is located across the street in the Q Cleary parking garage. It does cost to park, but Best Western will stamp the parking ticket for a discounted price. The rooms were beautiful! They were clean and up to date. The in room Internet service worked great. The breakfast was delicious. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Dublin, and I would stay here again.

    3
    « Not very friendly »

    Considering I stay in a best Western in Coventry which I really loved this hotel disappointed me. And the price was ridiculous. Staff not friendly or very helpful at all. Except one guy on reception he was lovely didn't get his name. But won't be staying there again in a hurry.

    3
    « Centrally located »

    Hotel location is centrally located, walking distances to all amenities. Very close to airport bus transfers. Had the opportunity to stay in 2 hotels during my 4 nights stay in Dublin and found this hotel my lesser choice. My room is very basic and do not have power points next to beds for medical appliances.

  • 4
    « Good enough for my needs »

    Staff were very attentive so A++ there. My room was kind of small but I only paid $350 for 2 nights and I booked same day. The Airport bus picks up and drops off within a block so that was very nice. Everything was within waking distance including Temple Bar and that was 20 minutes on foot. Movie theater down the street if you are looking for that for you or the kids. Some construction going on in the area right now but did not bother me any. Did not eat at the hotel so I can not comment on that but there was coffee in the room so when I did finally get up I had my morning kick. Bed was comfortable and I slept very will. No creepy crawlies that I saw or was aware of and they like to eat me if they are around. Water pressure was good and hot water was spot on. Nothing bad to say other than room size but I went econo and on the last minute so no surprise there.

    5
    « Bright welcoming hotel, good location, noisy bar »

    This is a nice hotel down a little side street in Dublin. It is really well located for local attractions. The staff were very friendly, patient and helpful. My room and bathroom were spacious and very clean. Complimentary toiletries were provided. There were Tea/Coffee making facilities neatly stowed away in a drawer. Free wifi was available, no code needed. The restaurant was a good size and the food was really tasty. Breakfast was superb. Plenty of choice. Although my bed was really comfortable with crisp sheets and bedding, unfortunately my room overlooked the bar which was incredibly noisy right up until 2.45am. Then the cleaners moved in to the bar at around 5.30....playing very loud music as they worked. I would highly recommend this hotel and would like to stay there again, but I would request a quieter room.

    4
    « 5 star location, 3 star amenities »

    The great: location. Right in city centre off of O'Connell street. Dublin hop-on/hop-off tour stops literally across from it, and many other private tours as well as city bus stop around the corner. Plus, there is a convenience store next to it for water and snacks. Our request for early check in was accomadated, except the toilet did not work. Also asked for quiet room which was given. The good: WiFi is decently fast and available for free, though Windows Phone 8 won't connect through the portal. Umbrellas available for 10 Euros deposit The OK: Shower/shampoo gel combo instead of bar of soap, but no wash-cloth sized towels. Pack lotion and conditioner! The bad: The bed! Double room had two single beds pushed together, so definite trough running down the middle, forced us to sleep at the edges. The ugly: non functioning toilet (fixed next day when day time maintenance is working). One day, we came back to find housekeeping had opened the window, and forgot to close it.

    5
    « Birthday celebrations »

    Central location. airlink bus stop just outside clean Friendly staff Lovely breakfast. Best showers Beds really comfy Can leave bags at hotel if room not ready when check in and also when you check out so u can continue your break until you leave for the airport. Would go back.

    5
    « A Perfect Location for Sightseeing in Dublin »

    Stayed here recently for a weekend break with some friends, it was a lovely hotel in a great location for sightseeing in Dublin. The staff were very friendly and we had a lovely room. Breakfast was buffet style with lots of choice. Would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone visiting Dublin.

    4
    « Good location »

    The location was great, walking distance to many of Dublin's main attractions and on the doorstep of the main High Street. The rooms were nice, comfy and clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. The bus stop to get you to/from the airport was right outside the front door, which was roughly a 30 minute journey away - ideal and very easy to use. The breakfast in the hotel was very expensive however there are lots of places to eat just around the corner from the hotel. We were a group of 5 and had two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms was situated on the side of the hotel near the next door pub which played very loud music all night. Overall the stay was good and I would recommend if you can get a good deal.

    5
    « Fab hotel in the heart of Dublin! »

    I've stayed in the Academy on a number of occasions and it's just perfect! So central and reasonably priced. Staff are really friendly and helpful even allowed us leave our bags behind reception before check in. The rooms are clean, comfortable and modern. Free wifi also. Great breakfast in the morning. Would highly recommend

    3
    « The beds are different sizes »

    We just spent a fabulous weekend in Dublin. Apart from the first night. We arrived at midnight and the sports bar next door was in full swing. The frontage is a mess due to work on the trams. But most of the north side is. Check in okay. Arrived at our rooms. I had booked 2 rooms., both on the second floor. My daughters went to their room. we entered ours. Small with very narrow beds. I had requested twin rooms but not child sized beds. The bathroom was 3 feet away from my bed. I am so upset i had spent £1200 ( Both rooms costing the same )on the 2 rooms for 4 nights. After a disturb night, i couldn't toss and turn as the bed was not big enough. The other room had normal twin beds. I made sure I measured them. After an OK breakfast. I asked to be moved, the receptionist said that all the beds were the same. I asked her to come and check. She declined and would speak to the housekeeping staff. We were moved to a larger room with a normal layout and standard twin beds and on a higher floor. So I could sleep and not hear the bar next door which with the euro football was very loud. The rest of the stay was fine. Breakfast just Ok and the hotel bar was ambient

    4
    « Great location »

    The hotel is located just off O'Connell Street which makes everything you'd want to visit in Dublin very close. Despite it being in the city centre, the street is quiet. The staff are friendly and the rooms are clean.

    2
    « Would not go back. »

    Gave us a dark and dingy room that had horrible smells coming from the kitchen so we went downstairs to asked to be moved to which they complied.. Seemed like they tried to see which unlucky guest they could stick in the room so don't be afraid to ask to be moved if you get stuck in the room with the greasy kitchen smells coming from the ventilation. The second room was as tiny the first one but at least it didnt smell. Rooms are way too small with a double bed crammed in what should really be a single room. Room had an ironing board but the room was so small that there was actually no physical space to have the ironing board out to use. Hotel lobby nice but misleading as rooms were dark, cramped and had old fashioned musty looking carpets. The floor in the the lift heavily dotted with black chewing gum marks.. like really in a three star hotel?! This could have been easily taken cared of with a scraper. There was spilled drink in the lift in the morning and it was still there in the evening making the lift floor sticky so went to inform staff who had obviously ignored it all day. Central location and good breakfast but really overpriced for what it is. You'd find much better places for the same price or less.

  • 4
    « very good hotel, great value »

    We stayed here from June 20-27th and was happy with everything. Luckily our room wasn't located close to street level next to the next door bar 'The Living Room' because it must've been pretty noisy during the big Ireland soccer matches. Anyway, it was clean and quiet and the front desk were friendly and helpful. The hotel is located very close to O'Connell street within walking distance of many sights. Thumbs up!

    5
    « Great value in the heart of downtown Dublin »

    Good quality Hotel right off O'Connell Street at a reasonable price & free full Irish breakfast. Rooms clean and comfortable. Free wi-fi. Bar & restaurant on premises. Staff very welcoming and helpful.

    4
    « Central Hotel »

    We've just returned from 4 days in Dublin and stayed at this hotel. The hotel was very central just round the corner from O'Connell Street. We were told when we arrived that our rooms had been upgraded and if that was true I would dread to think what the standard rooms are like. Our friends had room 719 and there wasn't even enough room to walk up the side of the bed on one side!!! The only other comment would be the reception staff! Definitely not very welcoming! We approached the desk on a couple of occasions and felt the staff were very curt in their response and not very helpful! The nicest employee was Erhan from the restaurant. He could not have been more helpful. Such a delight to find someone that was happy to help when other staff didn't. Some Customer Service Training wouldn't go amiss and neither would a smile I have to say.

    5
    « Great staff and location »

    This hotel is a great location to O'Connell Street meaning that you are right in the city center and close to the hop on hop off busses and transportation. It's an easy walk to Grafton Street and Henry Street. The staff are great, very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable! Alex and Lisa were especially helpful on both of my visits. They even got us into our room early after landing at 7:30am! We checked in at 9am and were in our room by 1pm. They are also great about holding luggage for you until you can get into your room or you leave. I love the location of this hotel and the safety it offers as well. Will always be my first choice on a visit to Dublin!

    5
    « Great location . »

    Lovely hotel very clean staff very friendly and knowlegble . Hop on sightseeing bus you can catch just across the road close to main shops. You can get very good snacks in the bar . Would stay here again .

    4
    « Fantastic location!! »

    This is the ideal location. The hop on, hop off tour buses (red and green) stop right across the street and the airport busses are literally around the corner. It made transportation so easy!! Room was clean and nice. Staff was very nice and pleasant.

    4
    « Great place to see the city from »

    We were booked into this hotel via our tour coordinator. It was well placed right downtown so we were able to walk or hop on the hop on hop off bus at any time. The restaurant staff were great, full Irish breakfast was complimentary with our trip and rooms were clean and well kept.

    3
    « Clean rooms, convenient location »

    This hotel has everything you need. Rooms are clean and comfortable, staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dublin hop on hop off stops practically across the street. The reason I am not giving it a 4 is there is a very noisy sports bar next door, I hear it almost all the time I am in the room. If you bring ear plugs it is no big deal. Do not forget earplugs and you will have a great stay. Breakfast hot, very good

    4
    « Great Location and Sraff »

    This hotel is located right off of O'Connel Upper which has been recently widened and upgraded. Shopping and resturants are close by and it is an easy walk to the center of town across the river. It is easy to get to from the airport as it is on the AirLink route. They drop you off right across from the Hotel. The staff is very helpful. They gave us a map and showed us where to go to find a cell phone to use in Ireland. We really enjoyed their bar as it was quieter than the Pub Bar right next door and had a big screen TV to watch the Football (soccer) Euro 2016. We also had their breakfast as it was a convenient way to start our day. The selection was great from fruit, cereal to warm items plus great coffee.

    5
    « Great location! »

    Hotel was perfetly situated to the center of Dublin--great for sightseeing by day and dining and shopping by night. the breakfast was pelntiful--fresh and hot. There was excellent free wifi connection and the beds were very comfortable. I did not have veryhigh expectations since European hotels tend to be smaller with less amenities than Americna hotels, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel--EXCELLENT!

  • 3
    « Uninspiring »

    This is a typical corporate hotel without character. It is clean and well run but our double room was extremely small with very little space to move around. The location, while fairly central, is in a shabby area with a nightclub next door. A lot of people hanging around outside was rather off-putting. I wouldn't stay here again.

    3
    « Handy location for the sights »

    We visited for a long weekend with my 2 grown up sons for a Fathers Day break. The hotel is located in a good location just off the top of OConnell Street, if you are taking the 747 bus from the airport then it stops opposite the hotel which is good. There is a fair bit of construction work around the area so it isn't the prettiest road currently but the hotel is okay when you get in. We had a family room 505 which gave us good space in a large room with one double and two single beds, this was clean and adequate for our needs but don't expect too many luxuries here. Next door is a very busy and sometimes rowdy sports bar which gets hectic when major events are on. We had the Euro football on whilst there so saw this first hand. I have rated it 3 but would give 3.5 if the option was there, the hotel is better than average but wouldn't go as far as very good, it's a busy but good Best Western in a good location. Staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast has a good choice and is a buffet style so help yourself. We didn't use the restaurant in the evening so cannot comment on that. Most of the time were were out in the city, we got the Yellow tour bus and did half the tour then dropped in to Grafton street and Temple Bar for a time before hopping back on and finishing the tour back near the hotel, next day we walked down to Trinity for the book of Kells and got the tram over to St James Brewery for the tour later in the day...we ate out each evening but you will pay double in and around Temple Bar so take note. Not a lot to complain about, If I return I would consider the hotel again but it depends on the price at the time.

    3
    « What you expect at a Best Western »

    We booked this hotel based on advertised location near the center and easy access to buses. It is several blocks off the major tourist canal and shopping area. I was told by locals that it is on the seedier side of the river. I would agree that it appears grittier. There was lots of street construction that made bus access tougher and the hotel noisier. The hotel itself was clean and basic. They have a deal that allows you to pay about 10$ for breakfast at check in instead of the $14 advertised on the website. The staff were competent, pleasant and very busy. We easily and quickly received extra towels and glasses/cups instead of the flimsy plastic ones in the room. Our rooms were more expensive for the dates we happened to stay due to major concerts/sporting events. Otherwise, it would have been a good value.

    4
    « Great location »

    I booked this hotel for my first trip to London. It couldn't have been easier to find once I stepped off the bus from the airport (there was a huge sign right in front of me with a big sign pointing to the hotel!). The staff were friendly. The restaurant was brilliant. The hotel room was OK for a budget hotel. No noise problems. I had problems locking my door, I should have mentioned it to the staff. Wifi was not brilliant, free wifi should be standard in hotels in this day and age.

    5
    « Luncheon meeting »

    Visited the hotel on 18 June for a luncheon meeting. The area we booked was exactly as requested and the food was excellent. Two staff members, Patrick and Marina, were assigned to our group and they could not have been more helpful - they were a pleasure to deal with. Superb value as well.

    5
    « Very Nice Hotel close to airport and ity center »

    Room was more than adequate. Our visit coincided with Ireland playing football so the bar that was just below my room was quite loud at night. Very convenient to walk to buses and several nice pubs within 5-10 minute walk

    5
    « Great hotel in perfect location »

    Great hotel in great location perfect for seeing all the sights of Dublin very friendly helpful staff good food with excellent service will definitely stay here again we have stayed in lots of hotels in Dublin as a city centre hotel it is one of the best we have stayed in

    5
    « Great place, close to everything! »

    This place is a block from O'Connell and everything is in walking distance from the Abbey Theatre, Trinity College to Templar Bar area. The airport shuttle is literally up one block and across the street for 6 euro! Staff were courteous, professional and very helpful! Room was clean, quiet and very comfortable. Breakfast was cold and hot buffet and efficient. The front desk staff were AMAZING!

    4
    « Central hotel, lovely modern hotel with a good atmosphere »

    Hotel was easy to find - in a great location - everything is on your doorstep. Hotel staff were very pleasant and accommodating. The Hotel is plain on the outside but inside it is finished off to a high standard. Although our room was a little small and lacked light - it was lovely, it was comfortable and most importantly it was clean - lovely crisp white sheets. We will definitely return to this Hotel and would recommend it to others.

    5
    « Very accommodating and friendly staff »

    I think as an American I have an image of a Best Western as a low cost option along an interstate exit. This is not that hotel. This is a nice downtown hotel that is within easy walking distance of all major Dublin City Center sites, and for anything that is not in close waking distance, you have a major bus stop and taxi hub only a block away. We had a family room, which was a queen size bed and two twin sized beds. It was very comfortable. We also got the breakfast buffet with our room, which had a huge selection of food, from traditional full Irish to pastries, fruit, and yogurt. They also had several varieties of juice, coffee, and tea. What makes this hotel stand out to me, though, was the staff. Our flight got into Dublin before 6 a.m. and by the time we got to the hotel we'd been up for about 22 hours and were toast. I had hoped we could get some sleep on the flight and be ready to hit the ground running once we got into Dublin, but how often does that really happen? We went straight to the hotel (arriving about 7 a.m.) and were told they'd try to get us early check in, and to check back by 10:00. Despite nothing but a McDonald's being open at that time, we walked around downtown to get our bearings, but honestly could have laid down on the sidewalk and slept. We headed back to the hotel to hang out in the lobby until a room was ready, where my daughters promptly fell asleep. Maybe it was the pathetic image of this family of four about to pass out among our luggage in their lobby, but the staff (especially Elenora) were so helpful. She called housekeeping, asked them to clean a family room first, and they had us in our room by 9:30. It was a huge relief to see her walking over to tell us our room was ready. She certainly didn't have to do this since check in isn't until 2:30, but everyone was very nice and helpful. We were able to get about 4 hours of sleep, at which point we were really ready to take on downtown Dublin by mid afternoon. One piece of advice, we took the Aircoach from the hotel as recommended by the hotel website. It was very easy and quick, and runs €12 for a round trip ticket per person (return trip open). I think this is a really good deal if you're with a group of 3 or fewer people. However, for a family of 4, that was €48 and a taxi to and from the hotel and the airport is just as economical (or possibly a little less) especially if you get into Dublin as early as we did and there is very little traffic. The Aircoach was nice, though, and drops you off a block from the hotel on O'Connell. In short, this was a good choice for us and I would stay here again if I get a chance to head back to Dublin.

  • 3
    « Needs a face lift »

    Dublin hotels are expensive so its understandably hard to get good value. Still, this hotel is in a major construction area off O'Connell and also next to an outdoor summer pop up night club that is quite loud. Maybe after this summer the value will be better, but the hotel is also tired looking with typical European small rooms. On the plus side: clean, good and responsive staff.

    4
    « Easy to reach, central location »

    Started our tour of Ireland vacation here. Super easy to get to from the airport. Construction in the area makes navigating the street tricky. Room was fine, comfy Bed. Buffet breakfast was included and it was the best breakfast of our entire trip.

    4
    « Nice hotel, close to city center »

    The hotel is located within very close proximity to city center, which is within walking distance from the Temple bar. Great staff, very helpful, tiny but cozy rooms - rates could be lower to match room size. Haven't tried the bar or restaurant. It is a great choice in Dublin city center.

    4
    « quick trip with my son »

    I spent a night at the Best Western in Dublin. it is north of the river. However, close enough to the shops and attractions to be very convenient. It is a few short blocks from the train station and just a few short blocks from the Jameson Factory. Service was excellent. The value was great. My room came with breakfast which was very convenient, very good and reduce my overall costs. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

    5
    « second year staying at this hotel »

    This is the second year that we stayed at this hotel. The location is great. The food is great. The service is better than great. We look forward to staying here again in the future and would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Dublin, Ireland.

    4
    « Good location in Dublin »

    We recently stayed here for two nights to start our Dublin vacation. Took the 747 bus from the airport to get here - that was easy enough, which was a good thing since we were tired from our flight from Chicago. Thankfully our room was ready early and we were able to check in early to freshen up. We weren't sure what to expect from our first hotel outside North America. It was very nice - not fancy or noteworthy, but clean and comfortable. Coffee and tea service in the desk drawer. The bathtub controls were mystifying, but we managed to figure those out. All in all it was a good place to stay, and the location was safe and great for exploring Dublin.

    2
    « felt unsafe »

    Being a single traveler I felt unsafe when in the morning after my first night stay in the hotel, the housekeeping just opened the door whilst I was asleep. The hotel didn't provide a sign to hang on the door so as not to disturb the guest and make them feel secure that no one can just enter the room without permission. I got a bit paranoid to tell you honestly...coz what if I was indecent when the housekeeper open the door? The following day all I heard was the housekeeper saying 'I'm sorry' to other guest because she was just opening their doors. Anyway, my point is it was an unavoidable problem. Such a shame coz the hotel's location is great and walkable to a lot of tourist spots.

    4
    « Lovely city centre hotel »

    Very clean room. Cleaned daily. Staff very helpful and friendly. Lovely bar to unwind in with a pint of the black stuff. At the city centre, easy to reach from the airport, near lots of the attractions. Great breakfast. Didn't eat here, but had chips and some puddings which were delicious in the bar. We had a double room, not very big but enough to get a case out of the way. We had a problem when I for got the safe code, quick call to reception and a member staff came and sorted it out straight away.

    1
    « Dublin loosing its charm »

    Sorry but Dublin hotel prices have rocketed and we won't be going back. I have rated it 1 purely on what you get for your money. The hotel is clean, free wi fi, breakfast just ok, the beds are not bad, some rooms are really small, it is in a pretty good location but don't end up with a room facing the street on a noisy Saturday night, or next to the night club next door, music booming out half the night. What lets this place and Dublin down now, besides noticing standards slipping, are the prices. The hotel is a total rip off for what you get. 240 euro for 1 night cannot be justified. 4 or 5 star prices and no basic toiletries in the room? Yes there is shower gel but I have stayed in other cities, where there is far more to do and far cheaper to eat and drink out, at half the price and had a good selection of complimentary toiletries. I don't know how on earth they can justify the price that they are charging now. Dublin is loosing its charm, charging ridiculous prices everywhere, bars playing English music, more beggars than we have ever seen everywhere and it looked dirty this time. We have always just about been able to stomach the price of drinks in the past because you could always drop on a cheap flight and the rooms, especially at this place have always been very reasonably priced, until this year. On top of nearly 6 euros a pint, even more on Temple Bar, to stay somewhere decent in Dublin now, you are looking at 200 euro plus, for 1 night in a double room. This hotel in previous years has only charged around 80 euro per night for the same room, including breakfast. It has more than doubled this year. It is not just this place though. The only way the prices will go back down is if people stop going, which we now have after over 10 years of visiting. Other people we know are also refusing to go back to get ripped off any more. It is the last time. We did not have a choice this time as it was a must visit, but we will not be returning. I can think of nicer places to spend money. We still love the people and the place but sadly saw it totally different this time.

    2
    « No sleep »

    We stay here for the last night of our tour. The hotel doesn't have parking for the coaches so our driver didn't have a good spot to pull in and let us off. My husband and I were on our honeymoon and both had difficult times sleeping. The bed was small and sank in the middle. I am so glad we moved to a new hotel did our last 2 days in Dublin. I would not recommend this hotel.

  • 5
    « Really lovely hotel »

    My family and I stayed here for the first five days of our Ireland/Scotland trip. It was booked by our travel agent, and I'm so glad! I had read the reviews, and was a bit concerned about the beer garden that some previous patrons had mentioned. I was given a room that looked down on the beer garden and was pleasantly surprised that the windows blocked out 99.9% of the noise (although I was on the 7th floor, so I'm not sure how much that affected my experience). I'm someone who needs near silence to sleep, and I didn't have an issue whatsoever with the noise outside. Some people had also mentioned that the rooms were too small. Yes, the rooms might be smaller than a Best Western here in the U.S., but they were clean, comfortable and had all of the amenities that could be needed. My family only needed rooms to sleep and shower in, so the fact that the room was small didn't matter. It's always amazing to me what people will gripe about. The wifi was consistent and worked when we needed it. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the on-site bar was lovely. We only ate breakfast at the hotel one morning, but it was a good selection and very good. I've lived in Dublin previously, so I know my way around fairly well, but for first timers to the city, the location really can't be beat. Being just off O'Connell St. is great because you have a major landmark right down the street, but without the hustle and bustle of the road. The Airlink bus runs right past the hotel which makes to and from the airport a snap. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Dublin and would certainly book again if I find myself back over there again.

    5
    « Great property in a great location! »

    This property is so conveniently located to everything, buses to the airport, tours & local areas are literally steps from the door. Rooms are very comfortable & clean. Breakfast was yummy & plentiful. The staff is friendly & knowledgeable.

    5
    « EASY from airport! Breakfast is wonderful! Enjoy!! »

    We used miles to get rooms in this hotel, not really knowing just how great a location it is! Wow! SO easy to get to from the Dublin airport! Get a visitor leap card from SPAR in the airport - about 20 euro for the 72 hour pass (although there are other lengths of time available.) The leap card gets you to the city center on Airlink 747 and unlimited bus, etc in Dublin for that time. HUGE! You can even top off your leap card later if you want to. The 747 gets you to the hotel in 7 stops and drops you directly in front of the hotel! Awesome! Service was wonderful! Many day tours we picked up around the corner on O'Connell. Breakfast is very hardy and fills you up for most of the day. As there is a popular sports Barnett door it can get loud. Windows are double paned however, so closing them really helps. We really enjoyed our visit - and we travel quite a bit. Go...and have fun!

    5
    « Excellent hotel in middle of Dublin City Centre »

    We attended a concert in Croke Park - this hotel an absolute gem for this reason. Very central to everything. No need for public transport. We could walk everywhere - concert, bars, restaurants, shopping etc. Would highly recommend. Will definitely be back

    4
    « It's all about location! »

    Excellent location for shopping, eating, tourist attractions, buses - especially the great bus service to the airport. All of our needs were met - even facecloths on request!! It was surprisingly quiet inspite of being in the middle of a construction zone. The meals were a little pricey but there are great alternatives down the street! Don't miss Murray's Pub around the corner for a great Celtic live music experience.

    4
    « Lovely hotel »

    Stayed here for bank holiday break 2 days and 1 night. The hotel was easy to find and the staff was kind and welcoming and room we had no flaw at all. Wish we stayed more than 1 night. Will be staying here again next month for a concert! Can't wait!!

    4
    « Great Location »

    Hotel location is very good although there are two constructions that are going one, one is the road in the area and a building in the corner; not a bother except parking in front of hotel is bad. The Pro Cathedral Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary is about a minute's walk from the hotel and China town is a couple of streets behind the hotel. Shops are all a very short walk away as well as restaurants, transportation, hop-on-hop-of bus stops right across the street from hotel entrance. Hotel is very popular with groups, bus loads upon busloads of tourists are going in and out of the hotel very often but . . . . not a big deal unless you want something from reception, then they are too busy to give you the time of day. Breakfast is good and the bar and coffee shop are good as well. Rooms are small, some smaller than others but adequate. Bathroom small, tub with overhead shower, good water pressure and hot and cold water, iron and ironing board in the closet, basic amenities in the bathroom, linen and towels good, beds comfy, our room was quiet, elevators are fast. Hotel staff helpful when they aren't busy checking in and out guests. Yirang Lim, Reservation Supervisor, was extremely helpful when I was booking rooms for my family and friends. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Dublin.

    3
    « Great Location Small Rooms »

    The hotel is located in the center close to many attraction and night life of Dublin/ Breakfast is nice service is good. The rooms are small there is hardly place to put a suicase and it is hard to move..

    5
    « 4day city break. »

    Very clean and comfortable room. Staff were polite and helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to go back. The use of the secure luggage was a great help as we still had a full day after checkout before our flight home. Many thanks.

    3
    « Good location and great service »

    Very friendly and kind staff, nice reception, bar and breakfast room but the basic rooms are too small and the level of cleaning can be improved. Also the breakfast must be improved, it does not involve any diet options and it is too "commercial" in terms of quality

  • 2
    « Overpriced, basic tourist hotel in good location »

    So the one good thing about this hotel is its location at the upper end of O'Connell Street right next to the Gresham hotel. Airport busses all stop within a one block walk from there. Rooms are tiny and very basic. The hotel is very noisy and nobody seems to care about it. If you get a room for €59 per night take it. Any price above that run away!

    4
    « Good Locations and resonably priced »

    I stayed here with a friend for 1 night in January 2016. The hotel is a great location situated just off O'Connell st. It was a great price for the 1 night but the rooms were quite small but fine for a city hotel as you are hardly in the room. Would recommend hotel for location and price.

    2
    « Disappointing stay »

    My room was next to a very noisy nightclub that was open unntil 2.00 am so I couldn't open window. Towels were inadequate. It was hard to ue the bath tub and shower and the soap dispenser over the sink didn't work. Plus it was VERY expensive.

    5
    « Great Way to end a 2 week trip »

    The staff was so helpful and the rooms were very neat and tidy and clean there was a tea pot in the room and a safe also. . The short walk to Oconnell street which puts you right in the middle of everything was very nice and breakfast was ample I will stay here again

    4
    « Central and Great Accommodations »

    My wife and I stayed one night at the Academy Plaza Hotel in May 2016. Our room was ready when we arrived, and we were greeted by a most pleasant young woman at the desk. The stay was most enjoyable, and the breakfast choices could not be beat. We would most definitely stay at the Academy Plaza on succeeding visits to London.

    4
    « Central Location »

    This was the only North American hotel we stayed at on a recent circular bus tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It was the only one with air conditioning!. The room was small, even by European standards, but was comfortable.

    4
    « Outsanding Staff and Concierge Service »

    My family and I spent a few nights at this wonderful hotel last week. It its in a great location the staff provided excellent service. Specifically, their concierge, Kate, went above and beyond to help us plan activities and make reservations tours, including contacting companies on our behalf and confirming our reservations via email while we were touring the city. She was absolutely brilliant and made our holiday in Dublin quite enjoyable!

    4
    « Nothing special »

    Small room, thin walls and view of a wall. Otherwise its not bad for Dublin. Other than the location there are few stand out things to say. A capable place to stay but not that wonderful considering how expensive it is. Restaurant is more pub that eatery, but there are so many place to eat in Dublin. Building works outside are not a problem.

    4
    « Location better than hotel, use public transport »

    Stayed here 5 nights while visiting Dublin with my wife. Nice location right off O'Connel St. where lots of city buses run, along with touristy hop-on/hop-off buses. About 15-20 minute walk to Trinity College, Temple Bar area. Very nice staff. Breakfast is crowded and OK. Room size OK, bed OK. Safe and hot water pot in room. Our room faced a biergarten so it was really LOUD late into the night, every night. So hotel itself is probably 3.5 stars but location helped. Recommend getting a Leap Visitor Card (ranging from 1-7 days) at the airport. This gives you free public transportation for the duration, including airport transfers on Airlink 747. This bus drops you off right across the street from the hotel. Even a taxi can't get you much closer. After getting to hotel, walk for a couple of minutes onto O'Conell St. and go to a visitor center to get local bus and information. The buses can be a bit confusion but really easy and cheap way to get around town, especially if you buy the Leap Visitor card.

    5
    « Outstanding Hotel »

    Extremely impressed with this hotel, from the moment of booking. I wrote an email to Customer services in advance asking a few questions regarding transport from the airport to the hotel & recommendations of places to eat & drink that were Traditionally Irish. All of the recommendations we took from Edel in customer reservations were great and made our short trip fantastic just what we were looking for. If you are looking for a hotel that goes the extra mile for their visitors this is the one to stay in. Fantastic value for money, good breakfast, clean & excellent service.

  • 3
    « Above average city centre hotel »

    Hotel is in a good location for attractions. Construction work was going on at nearby property though which meant that even on the 6th floor it was noisy. Rooms were cosy, but the twin room I shared with a friend wasn't well designed as we couldn't separate our beds very far as we would have obstructed the bathroom door! Breakfast was good and plentiful in several interconnecting dining rooms. All in all, good not great.

    5
    « Mrs »

    We stayed at this hotel for our Dublin 4 night stay. The hotel is very nice. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, especially our favorite Lisa who helped us with recommendations for attractions and restaurants. The location is fabulous as we were able to walk to everything! I highly recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Right now in a construction zone »

    Many parts in downtown Dublin are under construction for a metro system. This hotel is in it. However the location is wonderful just off O'Connell St and close to so many pubs and restaurants. Our room was spacious, had a lovely bathroom and a nice desk to work at. It is what one would expect from the "Plus" grade of BW. Check in was quick thanks to Lisa - a trainee but you'd never know it from how well she handled our check in. We had the buffet breakfast the first morning and after that ate around the corner at Murray's where we could get small portions versus the one size only at BW.

    4
    « Loved our time at Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel »

    Stayed there for several nights last August at the end of a 16 day circle around Ireland and loved it. The room was clean and modern, the location was very good, and the price was right. We did have the breakfast buffet as part of the package put together for us by our travel agent (we were not part of a group). It was ok, but expensive. Bottom line, my daughter and son-in-law are arriving in Dublin in early June. At my recommendation, they will be staying here, but since they are independent travelers, I have suggested that they get their breakfast elsewhere. Plenty of places in proximity.

    3
    « OK hotel but not great value for money »

    I stayed here for 4 nights. The room was on the small size but the bathroom was nice. All was nice and clean. Bed was comfortable and I had good sleep, the room was on 6th floor facing the office building so not too much noise from street but still had to use ear plugs. It was very bad value on average cost of the room was over 200 EUR per night!!!!! You could fight to America for that. Problem with wifi which is unacceptable in this days. And can you please change your toilet paper supplier, I have not seen so horrible toilet paper since 70ties.

    4
    « Excellent place to stay in Dublin »

    We spent three nights while visiting Dublin. Academy Plaza is nice and central, everywhere is walkable, the airport bus stops in/out just round the corner, and the facility is what you would expect from a 'better Best Western'. The room was what you would expect, not special, but clean, with what you need and more than adequate. Breakfast, for 10euros was excellent, a bargain. Yes, I recommend it, I would stay there again. And they have improved their internet.

    3
    « first nights in Dublin »

    We took a taxi from the airport and the street is under construction, they had to drop us a t the next street. We had arrived at about 11AM and they let us check in right away, which we really appreciated after a night flight from Canada. They were helpful but it seemed the front desk is understaffed. The buffet breakfast the next morning was cold and they seated us right beside the food area, even though there were plenty of seats in the other room. Therefore it was quite uncomfortable to have people constantly buzzing around. The toaster doesn't function well so we had warm bread. The food was cold and was not replenished quickly; the selection was okay. They ran out of cream at the coffee station and just told us to use milk. The room was quite tight with a single bed and a double; apparently all Irish rooms are like this? They are smaller rooms then in North America, I guess that is why. The Sports bar situated right beside the hotel, made sleeping harder the second night when the noise of a dumpster being shut could be heard. We had rooms on the 5th floor

    4
    « Ireland Vacation »

    This was hotel #7 on our 12 day Ireland vacation. Well let's just say it reminded us of a cruise ship! It was small and a little difficult to move around in with suitcases. However... It was very clean! The gem of this hotel is it's restaurant and lounge! 5 STARS!!!!! The food was absolutely delicious! Who knew!!! We ate there both nights! It was definitely a pleasant surprise! Location, location....You are in walking distance of everything including public transportation. Your next to a nightclub but don't let that scare you away. We didn't hear a peep in the evenings. I would absolutely stay here again!

    4
    « Great hotel in a great location »

    When we checked in we told the girl (trainee lisa) on the checkin desk my partner wasn't feeling very well and we needed a quiet room where she could catch up on some much needed sleep. She was very helpful and the room was great. Very comfortable big bed, big thick windows to stop any road noise coming through. That night we returned from a concert at around 11:30pm. The bar next door "the living room" is extremely loud until about 1pm. We could hear the bass in our room but we're so tried we fell right to sleep. You have been warned though We had included breakfast in our room rate. The breakfast was absolutely delicious. A buffet style. Which will keep you going all day until dinner if you have a big day planned. Staff were great throughout the stay Location is 10/10 I would recommend this hotel and the breakfast but be conscious of the bar next door staying open until late

    3
    « Tiny Room and No Car Park »

    This Hotel is 50 yards from O Connell St and a great place to base yourself for the sights and sounds of this fair City. Within walking distance of great bars such as Murrays where you'll get good value food enjoyed in a great Dublin atmosphere. I was here on business in 2013 and the room I had was so small, you couldn't sit behind the desk to work. I had to sit in Reception to work which was not ideal. Only ate breakfast which was Irish style buffet and not bad at all. No on site car park so use public transport. All the airport buses stop 50 yards away on O Connell St.

  • 5
    « Perfect location and amenities for seeing Dublin »

    Rooms are sizable, modern and very clean. Shopping, pubs, cafes along and near Henry St., O'Connell St. and Grafton St are easily walkable from this ideal location. I enjoyed early check-in and a warm and informative reception from Eleonora, reliable free wifi and a room window that opens partially. Bar and breakfast are available onsite. Dont miss the 747 Airlink coach service from the airport which drops off right in front of the hotel (Parnell Sq.). At this writing, it picks up for airport return on O'Connell St just north of a McDonalds, about a block walk away.

    5
    « Location. »

    Great location to access Dublin amenities.Comfortable room, and helpful staff. Tour buss stop is across the street. Shopping and food within easy walking distance, with many choices available. We have stayed here on all 5 of our trips to Ireland.

    5
    « Fantastic weekend break »

    Stayed in the Academy Plaza Hotel last weekend and could not fault it. The staff on check-in were so welcoming and accommodating. Our room was on the 5th floor and very modern, clean and spacious. The hotel is in the perfect location - 2 minute walk from O'Connell Street, 10 minutes from Temple Bar and all other tourist attractions are within walking distance. We included breakfast when booking this room - it was buffet style and went down a treat, such a great variety to choose from. We didn't have an evening meal in the hotel but came back to the bar one of the nights. We tasted some of the cocktails on their new cocktail menu and they were delicious! Over all thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back again.

    5
    « Surprise trip to Dublin »

    Hotel is in a perfect location as it's right around the corner from the main street, so you don't get the traffic noise. Food was good, with a good selection for breakfast. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Room was perfect for 2 people. Stayed here 6 years ago and will stay here again.

    2
    « Tiny, tiny rooms; smells and noise »

    Let me start with the good things: the staff. They were gracious, polite, and accommodating. The rooms are clean and tidy. Unfortunately, the things that are wrong with this hotel can't be fixed by the staff. The bad: The rooms are tiny. I have stayed all over Europe and these rooms are smaller than Parisian rooms and that is saying something. There is just enough room to walk around the bed. Two people would be cramped. A large number of rooms are located facing the beer garden next door, which was overflowing with several hundred people being very loud when I arrived. Nothing wrong with that unless you are in a hotel room next door. There are also rooms that face an interior air shaft. As I had requested to be away from the beer garden, based on earlier reviews, that is what I got. It was dark and smelled heavily of kitchen grease because the very large vent pipe from the restaurant is in the air shaft. After two nights of stale french fries smell I asked to be moved. The staff was very helpful--again a plus for the hotel--and I was moved to a room facing the street. As far as I am concerned these would be the only acceptable rooms in this hotel. It was much lighter than my first room and didn't smell. But it was still very small. Also, the vending machine in the lobby looks like it has mildew or mold growing in it. Stay elsewhere if you can, but if you chose to stay here based on price do your best to get a room facing the street.

    3
    « A reasonably priced city centre hotel but not for light sleepers ! »

    This hotel is in the heart of Dublin, it is clean and comfortable. Breakfast buffet was very good. The downside was the noise coming from a nearby nightclub which continued to 2am, this wouldn't put me off staying there again but light sleeps and young families should request a quieter room or look elsewhere. (Others on the other side of the hotel complained about noise from a generator.) The room was fine albeit a little on the small side.

    4
    « Great night »

    Booked an overnight stay for the Bryan Adams concert in the three arena. Arrived in Dublin to a chorus of road works. Huge job going on around the O'Connell street area, including the hotel front. Parked in the adjoining car park (concessions from the hotel) and booked in for the night. Staff were lovely even though there was a lot of tourist traffic in the reception area. Had a couple of pints and a dinner before we left. Lovely fresh Calimari and sweet potato chips. Smallish portion for the price compared to home (kilkenny) , but that's Dublin I suppose. The missus had lovely fish n chips, but again, for the price, poor value in portion size, but tasty fresh food. The hotel organised a taxi down to the gig, and what a gig. If he comes again, go see him. Massive energy, doesn't know when to stop playing , much like Springsteen. Great gig. Here it comes folks. You cannot get a taxi in our capital city at 11 O clock on a Tuesday night. We waited in the rain and wind for an hour for a taxi. The number that the hotel gave us told us to try and hail down a taxi ourselves as they wouldn't be able to get to us for an hour and a half. I'd have driven up from home in that time. My wife had hurt her foot and couldn't walk too far or we might have tried a luas. We ended up getting a rickshaw, and the poor fella that took us home , earned every penny hauling my rather large culchie frame back to the hotel. Other than the sports bar disco, next door , which finished at 2.30 am , and the over zealous builder with his jack hammer at 6.15am , we had a great stay in a nice , friendly hotel. Congrats to Sinead Byrne and Seamus Brennan and the staff of the Academy Plaza for their attention to detail which made our stay as enjoyable as it was. I'll bring earplugs in November for the Paul Simon concert, in case the building and roadworks aren't finished.

    4
    « Did the job for 3 Nights »

    Stayed for 3 nights recently and our Double room was fairly spacious for two of us. We had originally requested a higher floor room and was given Room 724 on the 7th floor on our arrival. The room overlooked an Office so was pretty quiet during the Night apart from the odd shouts from a nearby club nothing was heard once the window was closed and was okay for a nights sleep. The Hotel is handily placed just off O`Connell Street and we got off outside the Gresham Hotel on the way in. Going back to the Airport is the 747 Bus on the other side of the road outside the Bus Eireann offices for 6 Euro per person. There is a lot of building work going on nearby during the day as in a lot of Dublin with roadworks. There is Hand wash and shower gel attached to the wall in the shower and toilet, there are no other toiletries but you can ask for complimentary things such as Shampoo, Shaving gel and Razor, Toothbrush and toothpaste from Reception. The Wifi worked well on the first day in the room but was not working on the second day, the girl on Reception said this was due to it being upgraded and it did work fine on the 3rd day. There are quite a few chairs in the Reception area where you can use the wifi if needed. Cannot comment on the Breakfast as this was not included in the price but there are places on O`Connell Street where they are advertised for 5 Euro.

    4
    « Central Hotel »

    We enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The breakfast was great, we even had a coffee machine! The room was smallish but stylish and the beds were very comfortable. The reception staff should smile and could be more helpful and friendly.

    3
    « Overpriced »

    We recently stayed here as part of a CIE Tour. This was the last hotel on our tour and the worst. We thought it would be the best and I was looking forward to it but was disappointed. The room was a lot smaller and more basic than the other rooms we stayed in throughout our tour. It was also the most expensive of the hotels. There was no view at all from our room. We stayed in a different hotel in Dublin at the beginning of our tour which was marvellous. We had booked to stay an extra night after our tour had finished before flying out of Dublin to Heathrow then home. The breakfast that we had at the end of our tour was pretty ordinary. We were going to have breakfast the next morning before we went to the airport however, in view of the quality the previous day and the price, we decided not to. It seemed to me that, once the tour was over, we weren't important to the staff at the hotel any more. We enquired as to whether we could get any discount on our room in view of the fact we were staying an extra night but were told that we couldn't. There was no shuttle bus service available to the airport which I found extraordinary at a hotel such as this. The one redeeming feature of this hotel was its close proximity to Dublin city. Would not stay here again.

  • 2
    « Noisy and very small »

    We have been booked in to this hotel by the tour company and if it was for any longer than one night I would have checked right out again! It is pretty awful - have room 202 supposed to be a twin room but it is so small no room to move at all and the noise level from a nearby bar is truly horrendous. It is 11pm now and we will see how late the noise continues for! If you need a good nights sleep then perhaps try somewhere else! Maybe breakfast in the morning will be outstanding if we are awake to get there !!!!

    5
    « Highly recommend »

    Been coming to this Hotel for nearly 5 years and love it.stumbled across it after a hotel we booked was a dive refused to stay and demanded a refund but this hotel is a gem!! Perfect location for Dublin City, staff are always friendly and helpful, rooms are modern warm! Everythings local

    4
    « Good service. »

    Stayed here as part of a CIE bus tour trip, the service was very good, the hotel staff was very helpful. The rooms were clean but very small. The view from our room was terrible, it was a bunch of pipes and duct work outside. The breakfast was the standard that most of the hotels had, scrambled eggs sausage cereal etc. We did not dine in the restaurant at any other time. The location was pretty good, within 10 minutes walk of most of the major fun spots

    4
    « Great location and hotel »

    Very nice hotel and good breakfast. The room was very clean with fresh towels each day. The loation was great. Very close to everything. It was just a short walk to Temple bar and Grafton street. We will definitely go back to the Academy Plaza.

    1
    « Smallest Room »

    I think this is the smallest hottest noisiest room I have ever stayed in. We were placed above the night club noisy even with window closed no sleep for 2 nights. Staff weren't interested when you told them. As there is building work going on too there is a lot of scaffolding around men going the loo in corners outside night club. Awful. For the cost of room it was tiny. 5 inches between bed and wall. So hot even with air con on. Hotel staff could have a better attitude too all surley and unhelpful. Best thing about this hotel was the breakfast

    5
    « Great hotel, great value »

    This is a lovely hotel with friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast is amazing for the price. It is so close to O'Connell Street and within walking of St Stephen Green and Grafton Street. The room was immaculate with fresh towels each day. Will definitely go back to the Academy Plaza.

    4
    « great location »

    I spent 4 days. In spite of a bad start (problems with the reservation) it was solved immediately to my satisfaction. The bar is nice and the food at the restaurant is very good and not very expensive, The location is fantastic. It was a nice stay. If I go back I'll stay there

    5
    « Exceptional »

    We stayed two nights at the start of our vacation and three nights at the end. Except for a noisy first night due to a beer garden next door we had no problems with the hotel. We were moved after the first night and staff made sure we had a quiet room for our second leg of the journey. Very very clean and comfortable . Will definitely return.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    We found this hotel to be great. Good comfortable room. Quiet despite being right in the city. The local of the hotel is the best thing. Just off O'Connel St and walking distance to Temple Bar. The Hop on Hop off bus stop is right out the front, so a great location.

    4
    « Great hotel, shame about the building work nearby. »

    My wife and I had to make an emergency trip to Dublin for compassionate reasons and booked this hotel with short notice. The location is superb as it right off O'Connell St and its more of a 4 star hotel than a 3 star (in my experience). The staff were very helpful and friendly and upgraded our room to a triple from a twin due to the nature of our visit (we couldnt find a double) - thank you. The room was modern enough, spacious with a safe, small flat screen (this could improve) and decent bathroom and amenities. The wifi throughout the hotel was superb and the gymnasium was adequate and workable. The only negative was the building work going on all around the hotel. This meant that there was a walk through to O'Connell St, that wasn't the cleanest, was full of builders smoking and blocking the path and had a homeless person sleeping there. Obviously this is a short term issue but an issue none the less. In a few months I would have no hesitation in going back to this great hotel. Also, around the corner to the right is Murray's pub. Great food, live music and sports bar upstairs.

  • 5
    « Comfortable Great Hotel »

    This hotel was simple but great! As our first hotel in this country, it did not disappoint! The rooms were smaller than what we were used too, but still very comfortable. The whole entire experience from the time we got there until we left was of great service. I would highly recommend this hotel. We even had a massage in the massage business downstairs. The restaurant had top quality service and food.

    5
    « great time »

    Stayed for four days, booked a standard room was upgraded free of charge, we were right on the heart of Dublin so it was easy to access everything, hotel has tourist information desk to help you find places of interest. We went to an Irish night at Belvedere it was a fantastic night would highly recommend it.

    4
    « Citytrip Dublin »

    Hotel near centre, but very quiet. Very good restaurant for a very good price. Nice and clean rooms Very good and friendly service in hotel and restaurant. Busses and train nearby. City centre is five minutes walking.

    4
    « Perfect location »

    We chose this hotel for location. We took the Airlink bus right to the hotel. (When you get off the bus, turn left and go down the little street) There is lots of construction right there and the hotel is hard to find. Our room faced an alley and we did not hear any of the construction. We could walk right to Oconnell street, where there was everything you could want. We could walk to Temple Bar and all of the other sites. We were next to the Hop on, Hop off busses. We rode City Scapes and it was great for 10Euros. The hotel was not very upscale but definitely adequate for our needs. There was free wifi in the room. Breakfast was quite expensive, so we did not eat there.

    2
    « expensive for an average hotel »

    For the same price, rent a room on the other riverside. You'll have to slalom in urine to approach the hotel. All the attractions are on the other riverside. The sound isolation is not sufficient for the street noise.

    3
    « Great location »

    Hi stayed here with my wife for 2 nights, the location is good but the rooms are too small and the shower in the bathroom was really bad , i had read about this but faced it , if the shower in the bathroom isn't good I would rate it negative U can't even stand under the shower the Flow is so slow

    2
    « Hostel accommodations for luxury suite prices »

    We chose this hotel after reading other Trip Advisor reviews and we were really disappointed. First, the positives. The hotel has a very convenient location in the center of Dublin. There are lots of restaurants, pubs, landmarks and people-watching opportunities nearby. You can also get to the hotel easily from the airport using the #700 Aircoach bus, which picks up and drops off passengers in front of the Gresham Hotel, just around the corner from this Best Western, for only 7 Euro. The hotel employees are very friendly. Drawbacks - we realize that city center hotels are expensive. However, for 265 Euros, our room (#141) was terrible. It is like being in the basement of a dormitory. The double bed takes up the entire room. The "closet" is just an indented shelf space in the wall. The room had no natural light, no space to move. It does have a safe and small tv on the wall. The bathroom was actually a decent size, but the towels were small and thin and the shampoo and soap are available through dispensers attached to the wall. Our room had a view of the building's HVAC system (see pictures). Besides location, the other reasons we chose this hotel were the free wifi and gym. The wifi was very inconsistent and disconnected every 5 minutes, despite the fact that the router was located above our door in the hallway! The gym is a small room on the ground floor with a few pieces of cardio equipment that were not clean. The room had no water and no clean towels (but plenty of used ones in the bin) during our stay. There are 2 computers in the lobby available for guest use, but if you want to print a page, (say, a boarding pass), they charge a Euro. We would not stay here again at these prices!

    3
    « Odd venue »

    This is physically a lovely building and in a good situation to walk to many of Dublin's attractions. The air port bus is near by and one of the city tour buses stops outside. I was there with a large group. Many complained about their rooms and asked to be moved, I did not because I coped with ear plugs. There is a really noisy club next to the hotel and the music and shouting goes on into the early hours of the morning. Some friends had rooms next to big air conditioning units which were also very noisy. As there is no air conditioning in the rooms windows cannot be opened unless you can cope with noise. Bathrooms are serviceable but steam up badly as they don't have fans. The bar was a friendly place to meet and have a pre dinner meal. Breakfast was OK if but you don't like really hard fried eggs you will be disappointed - I asked about softer ones and was told there was no other choice. On the final day we thought a lie in would be nice but at 8.00 the maid entered our too. Not sure why - check out was 11.00 am On the last morning my suitcase was mislaid. Our booking for next year will be at a different hotel

    5
    « My birthday »

    Visited Dublin with my husband and two children aged 18 and 14 for my birthday. Stayed in a family room which was very clean and spacious, ideal location to centre. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Both bar areas really nice and comfortable. Would definatley stay again.

    5
    « Group Trip »

    Stayed here earlier this year with a group of friends. The staff, from reception to the bar and breakfast room where fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. The location in central Dublin was excellent. Rooms very clean with everything you would need. The buffet breakfast went down a treat with a group of very hungry gentlemen. Will stay again and would recommend the hotel to anyone. A very nice experience!

  • 2
    « Good location, not great hotel »

    This hotel seems popular with large tour groups. The rooms are extremely small. The buffet breakfast was good, but the poor layout of the buffet left long lines waiting for juice, coffee, or fruit. The water in the shower had low pressure and fluctuating temperature. My husband referred to it as the torture chamber. There were no washcloths. The bed was small, to fit the room. The only good thing about the hotel was the location, which was just off O'Connell St. and close to pubs and shops

    4
    « Central location »

    This hotel has a great location just off O' Connell Street. Breakfast was included and was buffet styl . Plenty of choice. Room was clean and had everything we needed. Staff were friendly. We checked in early and room was ready. Would stay here again. Only down side Dublin city is like a building site and building going on next to hotel but there wasn't too much noise.

    5
    « Very nice hotel »

    CIE Tours made accommodations for us with the Best Western Academy Plaza Hotel. The room was spotless, the beds were super comfy, the housekeeping staff was wonderful and the room included TV, hairdryer, and wifi. The breakfast was good for a buffet and the front desk staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is situated right off O'Connell Street which is the main section of town. We had easy walking distances to good food, entertainment, taxis, points of interest, etc. Overall a pleasant visit to a nice hotel ideally located in Dublin. Would certainly visit again.

    4
    « Short Break »

    Great location, dropped off by the Airport Aircoach bus just round the corner on O,Connell Street, just a two minute walk to the hotel. Nice clean room ,wifi was a bit hit and miss, but not a problem for me. We had breakfast in the hotel which was great, plenty of choice. We flew over just for the ELO concert in the O3 Arena which was cancelled, so as we were very disappointed about this, we decided to stay in the hotel that evening for our evening meal as we were leaving very early the next morning. I ordered Steak (well done), which turned up pink, sent it back only to be returned pink again which the waitress could clearly see herself and was very apologetic about. I wasn't charged for the meal, but this is the only reason I,ve given a 4 rating. Overall a nice hotel.

    4
    « Right at the heart of things. »

    Just off O'Connel Street, so really handy for everything. Large, modern, comfortable room. Quite a big hotel but it feels cosy and friendly. For a central location it was surprisingly quiet at night and I slept well in the most comfortable bed. There was a great variety for breakfast and everything was fresh and hot. The place has a 'commercial' hotel feel, but none the less the bar and restaurant feel comfortable and welcoming. The staff were very helpful and very friendly. I would certainly recommend this hotel and will choose Great Western again.

    4
    « Great location, great stay »

    This hotel is in a Great location at reasonable price. The room had enough space and food was good. I'd stay there again. The concierge was especially helpful in getting us tickets and showing get us how to get around d.

    5
    « Martin mcgrath »

    This is the 4th year in a row we have stayed at best western academy plaza in Dublin. Really clean, staff were great food was fantastic. 12 of us over for punchestown races , we have stayed here every year, only 50 meters from o connell street, right in the heart of dublin. Fully recommend. We will be back again next year. Martin mcgrath and friends.

    5
    « Great hotel, but pre check your room on a weekend »

    Very pleasant hotel. The rooms were clean and tidy and staff friendly. Our room was overlooking a beer garden which had loud music until around 2/3am, the windows did keep most of the noise out but not all. Not an issue for myself but might be for somebody looking for an early night so might be best to request a room to the front. Would recommend this hotel and would stay again.

    5
    « Good stay »

    Just returned from a long weekend stay here for the bank holiday. I've stayed in several different Dublin hotels and this was one of the good ones. Really helpful and accommodating staff, always about to offer advice and help. Room / bathroom was quiet, modern and well equipped. Serviced daily with fresh bedding and towels. The only, very small, criticism was that the towels were far to small for an average adult. 10-15 minute walk in to temple bar and right off O'connel street packed with pubs / places to eat and busses galore! Airport bus stop (747) a stones throw away so saved €20/30 each way not needing to get a taxi which is always a bonus! For a centrally located, reasonably priced hotel it ticked every box. For the right price I will defiantly be returning!

    5
    « Great location »

    Lovely hotel. Our room was spacious with robes, slippers & ample toiletries. Staff very friendly. Location is great. Good bars around the corner & great for O,Connell street & all sightseeing routes. Would stay again, loved our stay.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay! »

    The Best Western is a great hotel, with an ideal location. The staff were always happy to help if needed. A very clean and tidy well run hotel. I would highly recommend a stay here. The only thing I would say is I could not receive internet usage in lobby but not a big issue.

    4
    « Location »

    My wife and I stayed here 26-28 April for our anniversary and the wifes birthday. The staff were very helpful and friendly. When they found out about our anniversary they provided some wine and dessert, also chocolate s for my wife's birthday. We would definitely stay there again & would recommend it.

    4
    « Great stay, good breakfast »

    Arrived late at night and check in was a little hostile, apart from that the rooms were clean, beds comfortable and breakfast was brilliant. The location is great too. No complaints, would stay here again if the price was right

    5
    « Great Location, Great Hotel »

    Really enjoyable experience at this hotel. Stayed for 5 nights in April and this hotel is ideal for visiting Dublin City. The staff are welcoming and friendly, the standard double is clean and quite large and the bed is comfortable to sleep in. The bar serves a great pint of Guinness and the restaurant serves a reasonable meal. I did not have breakfast so cannot comment on this. They do have a small gym which is handy if you are into this type of thing. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and oh yes it has free wi-fi.

    4
    « Lovely staff, great hotel »

    Room was a little on the dark side as it overlooked the other side of the hotel. That was probably the only negative and to be honest the slight darkness meant that I got a really good night sleep. Everything was very clean. Staff were REALLY helpful and welcoming, they definitely made it a lovely visit. I had dinner in the bar which was lovely. Breakfast was a buffet which was okay.

    5
    « Great location, lovely hotel »

    This hotel is in a great location, not far way from the main shopping area (2-5 min walk) and the Temple Bar area (about 10 min walk). The rooms are clean and comfortable - if you can upgrade i would as our room was a little on the small side - but we were only there to sleep in it so it didn't bother us. The breakfast was 'grand' here, the staff were very helpful and also gave great dining suggestions

    3
    « It was fine...but I expected more. »

    This was my second time to stay at this hotel. I was a little disappointed. 1. Wifi: If you are looking for Wifi to work in your room, think again. We were in a room on the 4th floor and wifi was spotty at best. We also had an iPad that wouldn't pick up signal and I was told by the front desk that the wifi just doesn't seem to work with American iPads. What?! My immediate thought was if this is a recurring problem, then figure out how to make the wifi work with an American iPad! And make it work in the room. I wanted to video chat with my husband and son and was forced to do so in the lobby! Free wifi is useless unless it works. 2. The room seemed to be a little musty. 3. Walls are paper thin. Almost every night, my mom and I were disturbed by the people in the next room coming in from their night out. You hear doors closing, conversations, etc. That was the bad stuff. There are perks to this place. 1. Location is great. Right across the street from the Hop On Hop Off bus stop. 2. Staff is very friendly. 3. Breakfast is good. 4. It's not priced through the roof. Overall, it wasn't like it was when we stayed with them in 2013, but it worked. I probably will go elsewhere in the future unless I can be sure the wifi is fixed and the rooms are updated.

    3
    « Great Staff, Small Rooms »

    Can't say for sure all the rooms are this size, but the room we stayed in was very much on the small side. Not much room sound the bed, but there is a closet to hang your clothes. Door in bathroom only opens as far as the toilet. Tv is on the side wall so it means turning sideways to watch. Pluses are air conditioner , and nice clean modern room. Breakfast was very good but we did pay 9.90 euros per person for it. They also supply converters for your electrical items with a refundable deposit. Location is fabulous, close to shopping and buses, trams. Front staff were great with directions. Very helpful. Good strong wifi.

    5
    « Good hotel and location »

    Nice hotel rooms lovely staff very good and always happy to help never had food here but what I seen looked lovely .just go out off hotel and across the road you can get a green hop on off bus there great at the tours.

    3
    « Central »

    Excellently located! bus stop and airport shuttle stops right in front of it. Very close to shopping and round the corner from the best pub in Dublin! Very well priced. Nothing fancy about this place, but its clean. Will do for a city weekend break

  • 5
    « Best in Dublin! »

    Despite other reviews suggesting that the hotel was located in a "less desirable" part of town, I was encouraged to book this hotel due to its listed amenities & suggested value for money. From the time of arrival to departure, I was delighted with the level of care received. My friend & I were required to test the service level when we were awoken at an unreasonable hour by highly disruptive guests in an adjacent room. Our frustration was only enhanced by the fact that we were getting up early to attend an all day tour. The hotel response was speedy & effective and, we were assured that the disruptive guests would not be given a second opportunity to hamper our enjoyment or rest. Though we only used the bar once, the bar & restaurant were of a level that offered a quality in-house experience if required. I would stay again without hesitation.

    4
    « Great location, decent hotel »

    Ideal base to explore Dublin, just off O'Connel St and an easy walk to all the sights. Room was fine. Had everything I needed and the bed was comfy. Parking opposite for E5 overnight, but you can easily travel by public transport. Breakfast is good but very busy when coaches are staying. I'd stay again on my next trip.

    5
    « Dublin's fair city »

    Great location just off O'Connell st near Parnell monument, All staff very helpful, room very good and well maintained. Excellent breakfast restaurant food very good. I would stay here again no problem. Free wifi in all areas

    3
    « Good location »

    My wife and stayed at the Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin for just one night and it was well situated to all the shops and restaurants but I can only describe it as adequate, the hallways were very narrow and pokey and the room we were given was quite small and only had a shower. For an overnight stay, it's reasonable value considering its position.

    3
    « Last day »

    Not great location in Dublin and was surprised CIE tours booked it. FOOD OR SOME OTHER GLOP ON DECORATIVE PILLOW! GROSS! Loud noise could be heard in rooms all night... Definitely a no need to stop here when there are so many options in Dublin for the same cost.

    5
    « Few lovely days »

    Stayed last week for two nights with a friend, hotel was fantastic, Spacious rooms Lovely breakfast Staff couldn't do enough for you to help Great location right on o Connell street near enough. Also had an evening meal in the hotel one night and wow!! Absolutely lovely ever see such a huge burger was more like a steak. Would definitely stay here again

    5
    « Dublin city »

    Loved my trip to Dublin and it was made all the better for staying in this excellent hotel. Travelling alone I felt safe and well looked after. The room was clean tidy and welcoming and the food was exceptional

    4
    « location location location »

    This is a moderate hotel. It is not luxurious, but it is not terribly expensive, either, making a reasonable combination. You can hardly beat the location. It is only a few steps from O'Connell Street. Until the construction began, the airport shuttle stopped right out in front - now it's around the corner. There seems to be some construction at the hotel now, too. The restaurant is not a bad place for dinner. Quite cozy.

    3
    « Good hotel, weird service »

    Stayed there for almost a week, staff was a little unfriendly and little efficient, they doubles charged my credit card on the first night. The hotel has a great location, close to the Spire and walkable from Temple Bar road. Not a great hotel if you are going to the convention center.

    2
    « Great location with a noisy secret »

    The hotel is called The Academy Plaza Hotel, but it's actually a Best Western which we didn't know until we arrived. We stayed at this property the last night of a 2-week tour. Although the location of the property is in the city center (near The Spire) and within walking distance to many pubs and restaurants and some shopping, that and the reception desk staff (not the manager), were the only good things about it. The hotel next door is under construction, so the front sidewalk and areas around the front of the Academy Plaza is a construction zone. We all had to be up at 5 am to fly home, so some people on our tour chose to eat in the hotel restaurant (even though there are a lot of pubs nearby). We sat with them for a while (the server copped an attitude when we sat down as she thought we were going to eat and she would have to put down more silverware). Then, she disappeared. We wanted to order a drink while they waited to place their dinner order, but after 15 minutes, we finally went to the bar and ordered. When we left the group, they were still trying to get the attention of the server. The next morning they told us that all in all they were very un-satisfied with the service. The worst part of our stay was that our room was in the back left corner of the hotel. At the time, we didn't know that would be an issue. After organizing our bags, laying out our clothes and cosmetics, etc., in preparation of our 6 am checkout the next morning, we hit the sack. Then, at 10 pm, loud music/bass and yelling commenced from a bar located on a side street behind our room. It was so loud; we definitely could not sleep although we tried for a while. Finding it impossible, even with a pillow over our heads, we called the front desk and asked if, since they gave us a noisy room, could we please just sleep in another room for the 5 remaining hours we had, then pick up our luggage and get ready in our current room in the morning. They told us that would be fine and they would be up with keys. When the hotel employee arrived with our keys, we were told that regardless of what the front desk told us, we were now required to pack up everything in order to get the keys to the new room. By now, it's after 11:30 am and we were only going use the new room for about 5 hours to sleep before check out. I explained that we had everything laid out already for our morning departure, moving everything this late, would force us to pack everything, move 4 floors up, then have to re-organize again. She called the manager who said that he "has to have the room cleaned" so we had to vacate. We felt that was a lie (in all my travels, I don't think I've ever seen a housekeeper clean a room at midnight) and very bad customer service. He could have made it work for us since they gave us a very noisy room to begin with. The hotel has to know that room is loud at night and should have mentioned it (betting we weren't the first to complain) when we checked in. But, he would not accommodate us. We've stayed in Best Western's before and have never been treated with such an attitude (with no apology either). Needless to say, we got maybe 3 hours sleep (yup, with pillows over our head) which made the next day an extremely long (and crabby) travel day. Other: The bathtub/shower combo is a bit high to get in and out of, therefore, could be a problem for the elderly. Soap/shampoo combo product is in mounted "squeeze" bottles. If you're picky, bring your own. If you want to be close to the nightlife (like in your room), and like bar noise while you sleep, then this hotel is for you. If not, be sure to ask about the noise level in your room before you accept the keys.

  • 5
    « Great base »

    Couldn't fault this place really - nice and clean room and comfy bed. Location is great, within walking distance of most things. Bus stops close by for city sightseeing etc. had breakfast 1 day of our stay and it was delicious. We'll worth the €9.90!

    4
    « Great city centre hotel »

    Central hotel just off O'Connell Street. Nice quiet room on 5th floor. Good food but only negative comment would be that the dishes/plates/cutlery were not too clean. Was being served soup on the first evening of our stay and the outside of soup bowl was filthy and had to send it back; cereal dishes in the morning had what looked like weetabix stuck to them and had to lift off two or three to get a clean one and egg yolk sticking to a dinner plate which the lady in front of me in the queue had lifted. Her comment was 'Gross'. I am sure this could be remedied easily by stacking the dishwasher property; perhaps items are being overcrowded or maybe an extra rinse programme before hand or it could be that the filters need cleaning. I do know how busy this hotel is but with a little extra care this good hotel could become a great one.

    4
    « Good Base For Sightseeing »

    Ideal central location with most central tourist sites in easy walking distance.Friendly helpful staff and nicely kept rooms make for relaxing stay.This is our third visit .Breakfast food good quality and reasonably priced.Restaurant early bird menu available up to 7.30 pm varied and not over expensive for Dublin.Recommended will go back next year.

    4
    « Clean and central location »

    This hotel has a great location, just off O'connell street, so very central and walking distance to most attractions. Our twin room was clean and well kept. It was cleaned daily too. There is tea and coffee, as well as a hair dryer. However, the walls are quite thin (could hear every noise in the corridors) and our room overlooked a pub with a VERY noisy outside area. The windows are quite good at keeping the noise out, but it was still quite loud around 11pm-1am. The wifi in the room wasn't always working, but this may be because we were in a room which was right at the end of a corridor. I would recommend people to stay here though as the hotel is clean and well located.

    5
    « Lovey hotel »

    We would highly recommend this hotel the location was great , our room was very nice and very comfy bed everything we needed and was very impressed with a ironing board and iron stored in the wardrobe . The breakfast was yummy and set us up for the day well worth the 10 euros , the cleaness of the hotel was 2nd to none and the staff were all very helpful and polite we would defiantly return to this hotel

    5
    « Great location, friendly staff »

    Stayed here for 3 nights its a very good hotel in a great location very central and has many bars in walking distance and also has 2 big supermarkets 5 minutes walk , The staff is very friendly in the hotel and does their best even when the hotel is full , the lobby is nice and spacious unlike some other hotels in similar standards,the restaurant/pub is also very good. The airport bus 747 stop very close by and then is just a 5 minute walk. Will surely stay here again when in Dublin

    5
    « Lovely hotel, great location »

    Would highly recommend the academy plaza hotel, it is just off o connell street,rooms are well appointed and beds so comfortable Bathroom decor is very modern and classy The buffet breakfast was very tasty with lots of choice Always stay here when in Dublin

    5
    « Great central location »

    Fab hotel, we got the Airbus directly outside the airport and it drops you almost outside the hotel. Clean, friendly and near to everything. Staff really helpful & very kind. We would stay again. Great for larger parties of people, there was 10 of us,

    3
    « It's a really good hotel let down by thin walls »

    Great location, very clean, nice size rooms, welcoming and helpful staff, breakfast awesome, good WiFi signal (tested at 20mbs). The only draw back was thin walls. If you need a good night sleep because on work trip then may be tempted to go to a quieter hotel. We had a TV on till 5am and girls laughing and talking till 2am. I don't think the other guests were being overly loud just thin walls. I would say this is worth slightly better than average rating but not very good because sleep is important to me. If we weren't disturbed I'd rate this hotel excellent. We stayed room 415.

    1
    « Double room 3.4m long by 2.4m wide »

    Booked a double room on website; no indication of room size. Double room measured 3.4m by 2.4m, a single room at best. Only one bedside lamp and only one bedside table because there wasn't room for two. Only one control from bed for lighting, same reason. Floor area very limited for two people. Outlook onto shaft made the room very dark and lighting not adequate to overcome this. Asked reception to remove chair to give floor space and ironing board from cupboard to enable clothes hanging. Commented that it would be impossible to use the ironing board because there was not enough floor area to set it up; TV set on side wall, could not be viewed from the bed but could be watched from toilet. Fan in the bathroom did not work resulting in excessive steam. Receptionist very helpful and had chair and ironing board removed and also said that most of the double rooms were the same size and TVs were placed on a side wall. Fan would be repaired which it wasn't. Lovely bar area, spoilt by lack of staff. Tables remained full of dirty glasses and uneaten food until the bar closed. Breakfast very good, lots of variety. Good location for the centre and sights. I will not be booking a Best Western Hotel again.

  • 3
    « Cramp room, i won't be back »

    I came across their deal and with it so near to O'Connell Street, I took a chance. Polite reception on arrival so I asked for a front facing room. Oh dear stuck at back overlooking enormous air ducts and white walls. Room very small, no fridge or coffee or biscuits. Comfortable bed.

    2
    « Very Noisy Hotel, Rubbish Internet, Don't Stay »

    Just spent two nights Thursday and Friday night in this hotel. Rooms are ridiculously small, doubles are cramped and would be very crowded with two people in the room. Biggest problem is that the pub next door, called the Living Room, has a massive beer garden bar in the enclosed courtyard to the rear of this hotel. The bar boasts the largest TV in Europe installed in this outside area. The noise from this bar is unbelievable and if you are in the rooms at the rear you will be subject to this noise all evening until the bar closes....including very heavy beat disco music thru till 2.30 am !!. I complained at 2.15 am only to be told I still had 15 minutes of this racket to go! This occurred on both nights. I was in room 510 for both nights and given the very high cost of the room I was most dissapointed with the hotels attitude to this noise. I was not made aware of this issue at check. Internet is also rubbish in all common areas and bedrooms. Do yourself a favour and find an alternative hotel when in Dublin.

    4
    « Easy access in Dublin »

    Great location, very modern and comfortable. Very short walk to the airport express bus. Front desk recommended a local pub for us to try and we were very pleased. Only thing that wasn't ideal was lack of bathtub !

    4
    « Stayed here for the Easter '16 commemoration. Great location for O'Connell street. »

    Room was on the 7th floor - small but comfortable and clean. Quiet except for the occasional construction noise (not their fault obviously). Staff was very friendly and obliging, printing out schedules of events and giving us extra teabags!

    4
    « Excellent Value and Right in the Middle of Town »

    This hotel is situated just off O'Connell street right in the heart of Dublin. Two minutes walk from the main bus stops outside the Gresham Hotel, including the Aircoach service that runs to the airport every 15 minutes for 7 Euros. Rooms are small, fairly tight to get around, and fairly basic, but functional and good value for this location. They are clean and fairly recently decorated. Think Premier Inn that's been through a hot wash and not as basic as the new Travelodges. Staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful, and there is a good bar and restaurant that serves a good Irish and/or continental breakfast, The only criticism was that the Wifi didn't work in my room, which was up the corridor and round the corner from the router on the floor I was on. Would stay again.

    3
    « Convenient hotel near the centre »

    Stayed for 3 nights in April, we asked for a high floor and we got one. The room was not huge but it was comfortable enough for our stay. It had a very nice bathroom which looks like it has just been renovated. It is a very busy hotel with lots of building work going on to the left of it. This did not interfere with our stay at all. Breakfast is a buffet and the choices were adequate. they will ask you if you want tea or coffee, if you don't like filter coffee from the jug they offer, there is a lovely coffee/hot chocolate machine near the fruit juice where you can help yourself to latte or cappuccino etc. the staff are very busy but always polite and helpful. The hotel is very handy for O'Connell Street which is literally just round the corner.

    5
    « Good stay »

    Really enjoyed our stay here for my birthday for which i received a upgrade for our room,which was spotless and nice white sheets and towels and a very comfy bed. The hotel is very central to Dublin's activities although there were some building works nearby it didn't bother us at all,breakfast was very good with an excellent selection and good value for money. All staff were very pleasant and helpful at all times well worth a stay

    5
    « Fantastic Brilliant luxurious »

    We stayed here on Saturday as short hop to the airport for flight early hours on Sunday morning. Staff where so friendly and service was second to none. The Food was to die for top marks. The rooms where spotless. This hotel should be a 6 star .The beds where comfortable and luxurious. Give yourself a treat next time you're in Dublin stay here. Maybe a few other hotels should take a lesson or two from this hotel. Across the road all night secure parking €5.

    4
    « Excellent value »

    I'm staying at the hotel right now on a short Dublin break. Very good location, especially so given the reasonable price. Excellent, if rather pricy,, bar with very friendly service. Nice restaurant, if a limited menu with an outstanding breakfast. Good size, clean and comfortable rooms.If you are spending vacation time in Dublin this is a very good place to spend it.

    5
    « Amazing stay »

    Friendly staff, amazing facilities etc etc etc... We turned up 3 hours early for check in thinking we would have to ditch our bags and head into town, to then be told our room was already ready which saved a lot of hassle! The location couldn't of been better, literally in walking distance from all the shops/bars/sights. The room was clean, beds were SO comfy and the bathroom was a good size. Throughout our stay we realised we had forgotten a few things which reception were more than happy to come up and lend us. We also got home one night to find our WiFi wasn't working and they fixed it within seconds, after calling reception (at 4am!). Overall an amazing stay at a fantastic price. I would stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

  • 4
    « Great location although very noisy room »

    We stayed for 2 night at the start of April. The room was spacious and comfortable, staff were extremely polite and helpful. The location was brilliant. Our only negative was that our room overlooked the terrace area of the bar next door, where the music was so loud that they may have just been playing it in our room, so not a lot of sleep was had. Otherwise a great stay.

    5
    « Don't be green with envy; stay here! »

    This trip was for a birthday - and organised to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. Was looking for a fairly priced, city-centre hotel and this one fitted the bill; another good Best Western! The staff were so kind and friendly - even selling us stamps so we could send postcards. The hotel itself is large, yet cosy in feel and has an amazing location, a minute from O'Connell Street, yet tucked away from the bustle so it's really peaceful. Standard rooms are small, and don't expect a view worth talking about. But it's got everything you could need. There are often good deals on overnight rates and on breakfast, too which is always nice! Overall, this is a wee gem and I would definitely stay again when in Dublin.

    4
    « Good location »

    We arrived before check-in time and the front desk staff were very accomodting and allowed us to check in early. The hotel is in a great location, rooms were comfortable and the buffet breakfast was good. All the hotel staff were friendly and helptul. The wifi in the rooms often had slow connectivity. Would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Staff go the extra mile »

    Stayed 30 March - 2 April (3 nights). Following recommendations on Tripadvisor, I requested a quiet room off the main street. The result was that I got a room with little natural light, an experience that was exaggerated by rainy and overcast weather. On the plus side, the staff went out of their way to meet requests. I'd particularly like to thank Siobhan, the Concierge, who fixed a replacement mattress for the existing one that sagged in the middle. Breakfasts were also good: there is a limited but adequate range of cereals and fresh fruit, and the main dishes were kept hot and replenished regularly. Again, I'd like to thank Ihsan, the maître d', who was always good-humoured and solicitous in coming around offering coffee refills. There's no doubt that it's the staff's hard work that makes this hotel a pleasant stay.

    5
    « Friendly staff »

    Stayed in the Academy Best Western for one night only ( would have liked longer). From the moment we arrived we found the staff very friendly and helpful. Even though we arrived early, about 10:30 a.m. our room was ready and we were able to drop off our bags. I want to mention a particular member of staff - Sinead Byrne. We were in Dublin to visit the cultural sights and experience the atmosphere associated with the 1916 Centenary celebrations. Tickets for the events were highly sought and quite difficult to source. Without hesitation Sinead offered to source tickets for us, and indeed a short while later I got an email with the said tickets - Thanks Sinead. Will definitely be back .

    5
    « Great Hotel - Perfect Location »

    Stayed here for 2 nights on 16th & 17th March. From the moment we arrived to the time that we left I found all the staff very helpful and pleasant. I booked a double room and was on the 6th Floor. The room was immaculate and plenty of storage and hanging space. The shower and bathroom were spacious too. The bed was very comfortable and the pillows were amazing I had no trouble sleeping. I had breakfast both mornings which I would recommend and it sets you up for the day and a reasonable price 9.80 euro. The hotel bar prices were not too bad either. The hotel is situated in a perfect location with easy access to all the shops and bars but just set back of the main road so not noisy at all. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will definitely book here again the next time I visit Dublin.

    5
    « Great location-Great Service-Great Price »

    We use Best Western whenever we can. We get great service 99% of the time. This time was no exception. We got an even better rate when we checked in then we got on-line and we were upgraded as well. We were able to walk to all the attractions we wanted to go to in the Centre. The room was clean and comfortable thought we didn't spend too much time in it. There was a restaurant and pub on site but we ate out as we only spent two nights there.

    3
    « Good central hotel »

    Good hotel in a central location. Can't give a massively detailed review as I spent very little time in the hotel itself but what I did see was generally good. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff friendly and the bar very nice (also pretty cheap for central Dublin). If I was to look for faults, the rooms could do with TLC and the area was a little noisy but all-in-all, I was happy with my stay and would generally recommend. Thanks.

    4
    « Tucked away. »

    Stayed at this hotel as part of a package. I enjoyed the location for it is right off O'Connell Street and great for shopping. Their breakfast was pretty good, not inexpensive. The rooms very clean. Their bar is comfortable and popular. Parking is down the street. Would stay again.

    5
    « Great hotel, location & city! »

    Well placed hotel for most city attractions for walking, but hop on hop off buses just across the road. Very friendly helpful and accommodating staff. Really clean & comfortable. Excellent buffet breakfast - plenty of choice fresh & hot. Also had evening meal one night which again was excellent. Wi-if really good in rooms and free! Only negative point was that our bed was against the wall which made it difficult to get in &out.

  • 3
    « Nice location, smaller rooms & spotty wifi »

    We stayed here a few days before Easter. The location of the hotel is great, right off of O'Connell Street where you can walk to plenty of pubs and restaurants. There is a taxi stand on the corner of O'Connell and a place where you can book tours very close as well. I was sharing a room with my brother and I have to say that I felt it to be a bit cramped... I almost felt like I was in a cruise cabin. The breakfast was nice with a decent variety.. If I could offer my two cents I would say they need some pastry or pancake options for those with a sweet tooth. Everything was a bit meaty and bready. My biggest complaint about the hotel was their wifi. It's complimentary but it really didn't work well at all. In fact, I had better luck using it while I was at pubs or shopping than I did in the hotel itself. I was on the 1st floor and it didn't work much better in the lobby. I was with my brother who had to put in some work online on this trip and he couldn't because of the wifi issue. The front desk staff were very friendly though. One other complaint I have is that we had to leave for the airport super early Easter Sunday morning and all of the streets were closed off because of the Easter parade that day. We asked the man at the front desk if we could get a taxi and he said we would have to walk (with our 4 luggages, in the freezing cold) to the taxi stand several blocks away (with my father who cannot walk long distances). I feel they could have been a bit more accommodating and call a taxi for us to meet at the corner perhaps. Otherwise, we had a really nice stay and like I said, the hotel was in a good area. We frequented Murray's on the corner and liked it very much. Live traditional Irish Music/Dancing.

    5
    « We always return to the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel!! »

    We visit Dublin very frequently as our daughter resides here. Best Western is our hotel every time. The location is perfect to experience both the south and north side of Dublin. The rooms are clean and the beds are very comfortable. There is air in the room. The staff is very nice and always helpful. The bar area is so comfortable, with big cozy chairs. And the value is outstanding. This hotel is our home away from home!

    5
    « Great Location »

    Stayed at this hotel with 2 children to celebrate the Easter 1916-2016 parade, we arrived at 0830 and managed to check in early which was a bonus. Staff really friendly and the breakfast was lovely. We had a family room with a double bed and 2 singles there was ample room, bathroom was spotless with a large shower. Free Wi fi in the rooms is a bonus. This hotel is in a great location for all the site seeing and the tour buses are just outside.

    4
    « Book early for the best deal »

    I stayed here recently with my daughter for her birthday. I booked 12 months in advance for St. Patricks Day and got a good price for 3 nights. Perfectly located for all bus routes to and from the airport and sight seeing buses all stop just yards from the front door. The staff were so helpful and friendly and allowed us to check in much earlier than the set time. The room was a little small but cant complain as it had everything we needed and was clean with comfy beds. Breakfast really was worth the money and staff made my daughters birthday a real treat with cake and candles and sang to her after breakfast. Ideally located for shopping but only a 5 to 10 minute walk to Temple Bar Street. Dont forget to try the more local pubs though as we found the welcome, atmosphere and food much better. Highly recommended hotel and would certainly check the prices here first when we go back but book early as rooms book quickly and prices vary alot. Happy travelling !

    5
    « Easter Weekend »

    Stayed at the Academy over the Easter period. And I have stayed here quite a number if times when in Dublin. Hotel is in an excellent position close to O' Connell street. The room we had was very comfortable and the staff are always friendly. The hotel looks like the bulk of the refurbishment has been complete to the rooms , and we had no noise or disruption from The Academy, of the building work next door. Very close to walk to Temple bar and Grafton street , for shopping.one . The sleep quality is excellent as the beds are very comfortable . Always get a great welcome , thanks to all the staff for their hard work over the very busy Easter weekend.

    4
    « good hotel »

    stayed at the best western academy in february , been twice to dublin and it dos'nt let you down .great nightlife with loads to do the hotel is at the top end of oconnell street and about 15-20 min walk to temple bar. hotel was very clean and staff every helpful rooms abit small but ok. there was building work going on next door a holiday inn so they will have to drop there prices if they want people to go back. all in all good hotel for a short stay.

    5
    « A Good Friday night! »

    Spent Good Friday night in The Academy and what great night it was! Super menu and a lovely bad opened for residents only, very atmospheric. This hotel has a super location, very friendly staff and their attention to detail is superb. I would highly recommend it

    4
    « The perfect location »

    I choose this hotel as I have already been in one of their hotels in Netherlands and the location is very central. We took a bus from the airport and stopped a few seconds away from the hotel, where we followed the signs and arrived immediately. We had no problems checking in and the receptionist was very friendly. The room was small but we only needed it to sleep there, we were not planning to spend much time in the room so the size did not matter for us. The most important thing is that it was clean, had all the facilities mentiond on the site and we had a good wifi connection. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. I will visit again.

    4
    « Well-located BW but small rooms »

    Stayed just before Easter 2016, so the hotel was busy prior to the 2016 celebrations. However, staff were friendly and coped well with large numbers at breakfast, which was plentiful, but lacked some of the wider choices in cereals and pastries that might be expected in a BW Plus - hot breakfast buffet was good though. The Academy is just off the top of O'Connell St, so well-placed for 2016 sites and major shops, but rooms were quiet as it is well away from the nightlife of Temple Bar. However, it's a shorter-than-expected walk down the road and over the bridge to all the 'south-side' attractions and restaurants/bars. We didn't find many attractive eating options nearby, mostly touristy or fast-food places. Our double room was smart and well-equipped, but quite small, but the ony problem was in controlling the temperature - it was very hot and stuffy at night and the air-conditioning seemed to have no effect. As we were only there for three nights, we didn't bother getting help with it, just left the window open. We managed to get a good rate on the hotel's own website for these dates (just before school holidays), so definitely worth a look as well as aggregator/booking sites.

    4
    « Central location, lovely hotel »

    We stayed as a hen party here over St Patrick's Day. Hotel is clean, staff were very helpful, the rooms are a decent size. Comfortable beds, towels changed each day, and within walking distance to everywhere you'd want to see. Free wi-fi in all rooms. There is a Tesco about a 5 minute walk away that serves alcohol! (None of the Spar or Londis shops do). Breakfast was reasonable. We got a bus to & from the airport, €10 return. I'd definitely come back!

  • 4
    « Building work going around about,but not hotel fault »

    Just returned from this hotel,2 couples for 3 nights, and we both enjoyed very much,the hotel is just off O'connell street which is ideal spot,the green hop on hop off starts from outside hotel.buy your tickets at the airport 27 euros which gets you an open return to airport and 48hrs hop on,off great value,The hotel is very clean,all staff helpful,breakfast excellent,with plenty hot & cold choice,1 small thing both our rooms were on the small side,not much room for both to move about,but we were in at night,out in morning so didn't bother us,but if you did spend time in room would find tight. Dublin city can be exspensive,we tried various eatieres and found good value for money,the hotel also has a resturant which looked good,but as we were having breakfast wanted to try different in the evening, for example across the road restuarant called Toddys and in Temple bar area Luigies Malones,but you could also use carry out or the national chains,prices too suit all,Drink prices about £7 more exspensive for 4 drinks than at home,but not as bad as we were exspecting.On the whole very good and will return.2 musts the Guiness trip and Jamesons,and dont forget a sing along in Temple bar Thanks again for great few days and will return to this hotel.

    5
    « Great stay »

    Convenient location, just off O'Connell St., near lots of attractions and shopping areas. Although the hotel is undergoing some refurbishment, this did not affect our stay. The room was efficiently laid out and was equipped with everything you would need: ironing board, working desk, TV, coffee table with chairs, spacious wardrobe and a comfortable bed. The bathroom was big and everything was immaculate. The housekeeping team was very helpful and diligent. The reception staff were also very accommodating and provided us with an early check-in when we really didn't expect it. Breakfast was amazing. The range of food and drinks was extensive, with plenty of choice and to everyone's taste. The breakfast staff were hard-working and very attentive. I cannot fault this hotel at all. I would definitely stay here again and would whole-heartedly recommend it.

    4
    « Great hotel superb location and very friendly »

    My friend and I arrived early at the Best Western academy plus at 10am, the receptionist was very polite, welcoming and helpful. She changed our room to one on the 2nd floor facing the street, thus was so we didn't have to wait, which was a bonus. The room was lovely and large, different to other reviewers experience it would seem. It had a large leather sofa in the bay window, the bed was out of this world so comfy, we asked for twin beds which was no problem. I had the best nights sleep for a long while. The shower room was okay, but didn't like yet he sliding door. So our experience was the room was comfy and warm and couldn't fault it. The staff in the hotel was so friendly and helpful. The breakfast room was bright and airy, and the breakfast was great, again no faults. I have to disagree with other comments saying the hotel was dark and dreary, this was not so. The carpets in the corridors were new and plush. All in all it was a wonderful hotel experience, good location and would give it 10 out of 10!

    5
    « Fantastic location! »

    Great 4 night stay. Location is excellent as its within walking distance to all the key areas of interest (Trinity College, Temple Bar, Christ Church, etc.). Staff at reception were phenomenal. Bar in the hotel was great for a night cap after returning from a long day exploring Dublin. We liked the hotel and its location so much we returned to it after spending a week visiting the west coast. Rooms are a bit on the small side, but considering how little time we spent in the room it didn't matter to us at all.

    4
    « Central spot providing a good base to explore the city. »

    We were booked in as part of a tour group for the final six nations rugby weekend. We decided to stay for an extra few nights and remained at the Academy Plaza for an extra 5 nights Check in was straight forward and although on arrival the sight of a building site and a sports club bar next door did raise a few concerns our stay was peaceful. We were on the third floor and apart from hearing the cleaning staff greet each other at 0715 each morning the only sounds we heard were the seagulls flying overhead - and we had the window open most evenings. The room was fine - the bed comfortable , the shower just on the right side of ok. There is a safe and a hairdryer - showergell is in container next to the shower. Internet is free and was effective in our room. We had breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday - plenty to eat and a reasonable price if you are hungry and pay in advance - if you only want a light breakfast head for one of the many coffee shops around the corner in O'Connell Street. The bar was fine , but with so many choices within a twenty minute walk ...... The work next door has closed off the pavement on the hotel side of Findlater Place - there is a plyboard alleyway/tunnel for pedestrians to transit - on Sunday someone tried to pick my pocket - I actually caught her hand in my pocket - it was at 2030 in the evening and had drunk very little - just be on your guard. My comment above is not a poke at the hotel - just a heads up if you are returning to the hotel after dark

    5
    « Mid week break »

    Excellent hotel very clean good food staff very polite and helpful close to Oconnell street where there are plenty of shops bars restaurants bus services and taxis also the hop on hop off tour buses would in all a very pleasant stay . Also the train station is only a sort walk away .

    4
    « Fabulous stay in Dublin »

    Fabulous stay in Dubln at this Best Western hotel. It's convenient to shopping, attractions and pubs. The staff was great! One negative was that the bathroom door in our room would block the commode once opened, making it difficult to access the toilet without closing the door.

    4
    « location location »

    The Academy Plaza is within walking distance to the Temple bar area and other areas of interest. Due to it's city central location the hop-on hop-off tours are also easily accessible for the attractions further out of the city. Like all city hotels around the world the rooms were smaller than usual and the walls were thin Also,while on our stay there was renovations occurring on surrounding buildings which only impact was the diversion of foot traffic via scaffolding and diverted walkways

    4
    « Location gives this hotel a boost! »

    Just returned from a mini holiday in Dublin where my husband and I stayed at this Best Western. Negatives - no early check in, despite prior request. Check in time was 2.30pm but they did take our bags so we could go wandering for a few hours. Rooms were very small and had quite a bad damp smell. We didn't spend much time in room so it didn't cause too much of an issue but after 3 nights I was glad to be getting away from the musty smell. Didn't eat in the restaurant but drinks in the bar were very expensive. Positives - Beds are comfortable enough and shower was great. Best thing about hotel is Location, which is excellent - just off Upper O'Connell Street. 5-10 minute walk to Liffey and across to Temple Bar area. Plenty of food and drink choice in surrounding area of hotel. Airlink bus stops just around the corner on O'Connell Street and bus takes approx 25 mins from airport to hotel and vice versa. Hop on hop off bus stops outside hotel (green bus). Staff were helpful and friendly. Good value if you manage to get a good deal like we did.

    3
    « St Patrick's day break »

    Visited this hotel for a couple of nights over st Patrick's and location is excellent very central and only a couple of mins walk from the 747 Airbus that links the city with the airport.Only complaint was our room was the smallest hotel room we've ever stayed in.Admittedly,we didn't spend alot of time there,but it had a double bed,up against one wall,6 inches from another wall and then about 2 ft from a built in wardrobe the other side(not big enough to swing a cat)Apart from that(oh and the shower kept going cold and the walls were made of tissue paper as we could hear EVERYTHING from the adjacent rooms) our stay was pleasant enough..My wife did have to go into the corridor one morning at 4.30am (19th) as a gang of numpties were running round in their boxers taking selfies and screaming!! I would stay there again though(if they gave us a bigger room)

  • 4
    « Great location »

    Great location, walking distance to most major sites in Dublin! The room we had was small and a bit out dated, and the beds we not the best. But we were not in Dublin to stay in the room all day, so it was a good value for what we needed it for. Staff was friendly, rooms were clean. Would stay here again.

    5
    « Very comfortable stay »

    Stayed for 2 nights for a break away from chaotic life. Lovely hotel with very friendly staff. Very clean room with everything you could possibly need. Superb 2 days in a cracking city. Totally recommend.

    5
    « Great location, perfect base for everything »

    Stayed as part of an 18 person booking for my stag doo, check-in were very patient and handled 18 non intoxicated and noisy males increadibly well. Not to say we weren't respectful of other guests during our stay! Location is perfect, and Seamus who was on the front desk couldn't have been more helpful when i lost my passport in making sure i had the right information to enable me to get home. Lack of 24hr room service wouldn't be required by everyone but we'd have appreciated it, however that is more to do with the nature of our group. Will definately be returning for St Patrick's day 2017.

    3
    « In the centre of the city »

    Fair inexpensive place to stay, Buffet breakfast is ok sleep quality was good, There was an issue with the water supply during our stay in the entire hotel for some reason, which spoilt our morning and made us late.

    4
    « Great hotel »

    Great hotel, with an amazing location and nice staff. They offer breakfast but you have to book the day before, otherwise you pay more. Traditional irish breakfast. Rooms are really comfortable, but cold. Right next to a pub, so even though most days you can't hear a thing, sometimes it gets really noisy.

    4
    « Excellent location »

    We stayed in the Academy Plaza during St Patrick's Day week in a standard room. Prices unsurprisingly jumped around St Patrick's Day, but no different to anywhere else. The location is excellent, just off O'Connell Street putting pretty much everything within walking distance (or walking distance of a bus/tram stop to get you there). Staff were very efficient at check in/out. There was surprisingly little noise in the hotel - even on St Patrick's Day. Room was small, but well maintained and clean (and recently redecorated). Choice of pillows too, which is always nice - bed was comfortable. The bathroom was a slightly odd design - the door didn't open fully due to the toilet so you nearly had to stand in the shower to shut it! View was very much of a concrete courtyard - but if you're staying to see the sights of Dublin it's an ideal spot.

    5
    « 60th birthday break »

    used the best western academy plaza for friends birthday bash and had a great time. the location is central and the staff are really helpful. very impressed and therefore decided to book a best western in edinburgh for our next break

    4
    « Good but over priced »

    Good clean hotel. Need a key card for the lift which is good Rooms are alright. Clean but small. The tv came on really loud by itself during the night with a message on screen with my name welcoming me to the hotel. I said it the next day at reception and she said I must have pressed something myself! Adjoining bar seems nice. I'd return again if price was cheaper.

    5
    « St Patrick's Break »

    Just returned from 3 days at Best Western Academy Plaza for the St Patrick's festival. The hotel is ideally situated at the top of O'connell Street, just far enough away from Temple Bar not to be disturbed by noise but still close to other bars restaurants and shops. It's around a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport and should cost around €20 each way. The hotel is very clean, breakfasts are very good too. We found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this hotel and hope to return in the future.

    5
    « Meeting Venue »

    We have been using the Best Western Plus Academy Hotel for a number of years for meetings and functions because of its central location. The staff here are extremely courteous, efficient and friendly and make it seem effortless. The facilities are second to none and nothing appears to be too much trouble from providing equipment to putting up notices and bunting. I would highly recommend this hotel as an ideal venue. Michael Dowling Secretary Kilkenny GAA Supporters Club Dublin Branch

  • 4
    « Rugby Weekend »

    Situated just off O'Connell Street it's a great base for exploring. Very friendly check in. Arrived around ten in the morning and were able to check in and we were upgraded to a larger room, although we did think the room was still small but nothing wrong with it at all. A built in hairdryer but not very powerful. We enjoyed the hotel bar. Happy staff and very helpful. Would have liked a few more cocktails on the menu but the ones I had were delicious. The breakfast was great. You are seated and offered tea or coffee then allowed to peruse at your leisure. Loads to choose from hot or cold, cereals, yogurt, fruit, baked beans, sausages, black and white pudding, bacon, fried and scrambled eggs. I enjoyed it all. There is a nightclub underneath the hotel. We were on the fifth floor and could hear, very faintly, the bass, but that was with everything quite in the room.

    1
    « Very poor value for money »

    We knew that we had booked a standard room ; but at £200 per night we expected a bit better than small worn towels in the bathroom, a 'view' of a concrete yard and metal chimney and the smallest bedside 'table' in the world, that you can choose to put one item on at a time. Decor and location are good. Very disappointing

    4
    « Rooms okay, really good location. »

    I stayed here recently for a rugby weekend, so as you can imagine the hotel (and Dublin in general was very busy. I managed to get checked in early, which is always a bonus, and I was informed I had been upgraded to a larger room, if that was the case I shudder to think what the smaller rooms were like! That's not really a moan, if I hadn't been told I'd been upgraded I wouldn't have even mentioned it, in fact, I wouldn't have even thought the room was that small- but anything smaller would have been a tad uncomfortable! Having said all that, the room was actually perfectly fine, as were all the aspects of the hotel I experienced. Reception staff, really good and helpful during a busy time, bar staff really good, with a special mention for Simeone and his cocktails, and breakfast was also very good. The hotel itself is situated just off Upper O'Connell Street, which is a straight forward 10 minute walk down to Temple Bar for all the nightlife. The Airlink bus and tour buses have stops opposite the hotel, and if you were going for a sporting event, Lansdowne Road and Croke Park are all within easy reach via public transport- in fact if you sussed out the right route Croke park is only a 15 minute walk away (Lansdowne Road is more like a 40 minute walk, but Connnoly station is only 15 minutes away, and the stadium is only 4 stops away from that). If you fancy a trip to Dalymount park (home of Bohemians FC) this too is within walking distance. All in all, highly recommended.

    4
    « Great location and nice stay »

    Stayed here for 2 nights on the weekend of the 11th March. Due to it being my birthday, we were upgraded to a bigger double room with robes, slippers, sofa, etc. On request, we were also able to check in early which was excellent due to arriving in the city earlier than standard check in time. The staff were friendly and helpful, and explained how to get to our room. It's quite obvious from the outside of the hotel that there is a lot of building work going on next door. We had a room at the front of the hotel, and soon realised we were exactly next door to where the work was being done - this didn't bother us until the last morning when there was hammering and drilling at about 7/8 in the morning. All in all however, a lovely stay, a spacious room, and a very short walk to the hustle and bustle of the city! Would definitely stay again.

    5
    « Comfortable hotel in good location »

    Quick and easy check in with friendly staff. Comfortable and clean room. We requested a high floor for quietness, and had a very peaceful stay. New carpets have just been fitted in the corridoors and were very soft to walk on. Easy to get to and from the airport on the 747 bus.

    4
    « A delightful hotel in Dublin, great location »

    My husband and I just stayed at the Best Western Mar. 6-10th. This staff was so friendly and helpful. They helped us find and book a day trip at the front desk, which was always staffed with 3 people. You never had to wait for someone if you had a question about anything. The location was great, you could easily walk to restaurants and shopping, including Temple Bar which was maybe a 10 min walk. The Hop on Hop off tour bus was maybe 3 minutes away. There is also a comfortable restaurant downstairs which we only had a night cap at, but also served breakfast for a reasonable price, as well as lunch and dinner. The hotel is newly renovated, so the bathrooms and rooms were very nice. They are still finishing the renovations, but we weren't around much in the day to be disturbed by any work being done. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    5
    « Ideal location and very helpful staff »

    We arrived on a cold and wet evening with a small child on 8 March 2016. I had booked a basic double as I assumed there was a sofa bed in the room and also I wanted a room facing the front of the hotel. The girls at reception said it was only a double bed and straight away started looking for 3 bed rooms for us for no extra charge. They couldn't find any facing the front so upgraded us to a quad room. It was so spacious and much bigger than a basic. We were very pleased with how helpful they were especially with giving us a lot of information for our stay :) We also booked to have the buffet breakfast every morning we are there and we were pleasantly surprised. The location is great...tucked away in a side road from Upper O'Connell street and away from the hustle and bustle. It's still within a few mins walk to all the shops and restaurants. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who doesn't want to pay too much for a great stay.

    4
    « Best Western Ideal Location »

    We flew into Dublin and the only problem with the trip was the cost of the taxi from the airport, the taxi driver charged 39 euro {which was twice as much as going back}. I don't know if this is a standard rate from the airport. There is a taxi rank at the end of Findlater Place and where ever you go in the city there are always taxis available. The Best Western Plus Academy Plaza is ideally placed for all the attractions in the centre of Dublin and is 100mtrs. from Upper O'Connell Street which appears to be the main road and a short walk from the River Liffey. The people in the hotel were very attentive and polite and an upgrade to include breakfast was done with the minimum of fuss. The breakfast was good and self service so you could have as much or as little as you wanted. The room was comfortable and warm if not scenic with TV, tea and coffee laid on. I would definitely recommend the Best Western if were to go to Dublin again.

    5
    « great stay! »

    Hotel is about 25 minutes from the airport 20 euro return and drops you a two minute walk away. Hotel is in a central location but its not noisy! Staff were always helpful and rooms are spacious and clean. No problems at all, will definitely recommend and stay here if we were to return to Dublin!

    4
    « 2nd Visit »

    Just got back from a 2 night stay at the academy plaza hotel. Hotel is nice and in a great location. We booked on the advance offer with free B&B and the breakfast is lovely. We arrived on an early morning flight, when we got to the hotel there wasn't any rooms available so we left our bags and checked in about 3pm. We were up graded to larger rooms as it was my father's birthday. The rooms were nice but I wouldn't pay the extra as I don't think it's worth it. Just to the side of the hotel they are building a holiday express and in the hotel they are upgrading the rooms so there is a lot of building work going on around the best western. I only found out there was building work via trip advisor and I didn't no anything about the work going on in the hotel. I work in travel and I thought it was a minimum standard that all hotels send on something called an errata to all guests to advise building work in and around the hotel. I never received anything to advise of this, I have to e-mail the hotel myself to ask and to request rooms away from the noise. This was offered and our rooms were very quiet but it would have been nice to have been advised. We have staid at this hotel before and if we go again we will stay there again as the location is really good. Overall we had a pleasant stay here.

  • 2
    « OK, if nothing better available. »

    Hotel is undergoing a major renovation. But on a budget. Reception areas, bar and other public areas are old fashioned and a little dark. The renovated rooms are still very small, bedding and towels are of poor quality. bathrooms was good though. Flat screen TV old and small. Main staircase, (also a fire escape), had a tape across it and a sign saying "No Entry"... not exactly legal! Breakfast was excellent. Position just off O'Connel St was good. Going to be challenged soon as a new Holiday Inn opening soon next door.

    4
    « Good location for the price »

    Wanted to be close to the centre without paying the high prices of other hotels. First be warned the airbus from the airport does not stop outside the hotel which I am sure I read somewhere. Although its only a short walk way, but can be wet if you get caught in a Dublin shower. Rooms are basic but clean, and have been recently refurbished, although my room had a gouge in the bathroom door i guess caused by the room door being opened when the bathroom door was opened (gives indication as to size of some of the rooms) Quite a bit of noise from other rooms/corridor and quite a bit of light from under the doors, but after a beer or two many will not notice this!!! Breakfast ok - buffet style -limited cold offerings - and cooked offering is not of the highest quality - although sets you up for the day. In summary - a good location and a good price for a couple of nights

    5
    « relaxing »

    Technically this hotel is in 'chinatown' Dublin. But i think maybe Chinatown is a bit different from what i am use to in America. The hotel was nice, i felt very safe in the hotel. The breakfast was very convenient for our early morning journeys. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. Our first night there, my husband and I had horrible jet lag. So i needed a glass of milk to help me sleep. The Kitchen was closed, but when i called the front desk. They told me they would bring it up, no problem. And they did. It was like 2am. The hotel is on the north side of the river Liffey, which we used as our 'north star' to guide us because my phone didn't always work. It was a 8 minute walk from the hotel to the river. The hotel is two doors down from the main street that leads to everything though. We very much enjoyed the stay at this hotel. Which we stayed at for a week.

    5
    « Great stay »

    18 of us stayed this weekend to celebrate a 50 th Birthday. Fantastic attentive staff. We were given a room upgrade, robes ,slippers, everything you could want. Breakfast is lovely and the staff worked so hard to make sure everything was replenished even walked round with coffee to re fill cups. Hotel is in a great spot, OK some building work was going on but it didn't really impact on the stay at all. Murrays pub around the corner was great late, late bar and plenty going on. Would recommend this hotel for a stay in Dublin.

    5
    « Fantastic hotel! »

    We stayed here for two nights and we had a fantastic stay, the hotel is locally really centrally in Dublin City Centre with bus stops right outside the hotel. Our room was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed, staff were welcoming and friendly. Would stay here again without question!

    4
    « Lovely »

    Stayed here recently after a spur of the moment booking (one Saturday afternoon after a few sherbets in the pub!!) What a lovely hotel and staff, they were undergoing refurbishments during our stay but you wouldn't have noticed. I would highly recommend the breakfast especially after a day on the black stuff! Room was very comfortable and very clean.

    4
    « Fantastic stay »

    Very nice hotel for price we paid. Close and easy access to all amenities, within walking distance of shops. Clean and tidy. Definitely stay here if I visited Dublin again. All staff were very helpful and if we needed anything

    5
    « Excellent location »

    Stayed at the hotel which I could not fault. It is in an excellent location. The green open top bus tour is just outside. The airport coach also drops off a few metres away. The rooms were well sized and clean. Reception staff were very helpful. Walking distance to local pubs and plenty of places to eat around there.

    5
    « Ideal »

    Great location, lovely staff, comfortable rooms and a great breakfast. The hotel is just off Oconnell Street, where loads of hop on and hop off buses are located so great for getting around. Hotel also has free wifi so you can look things up easily if you need. Beds were comfy and the breakfast is well worth the 12 euro! Lots of different items to start your day, cereals, cheese, meat and a full irish!! PERFECT

    4
    « Ok hotel »

    I wasn't sure if i should give 3 or 4 to this hotel. It was actually ok, but we wern't so satisfied. We stayed here 4 nights. It's really near to the city center and we managed to walk everywhere. We didn't have breakfast so I don't know how that is. The receptionists are nice and helpful, but they don't say hi when you come and go which was a bit strange. There is no europian electricity output so you have to take a transmittor with you. When I stayed in London in a similar hotel it was in the room but not here. You can buy it ib the vending mashine downstairs for €35.... The room was really tiny. It was almost uncinfortably tiny for 2 people. The door was quite tricky to open whitch was a bit unconfortable. The room was relativly clean. You don't get the usual stuff in the bathroom, they have those big shower gel stuff on the wall. (The sope made a small pool under the thingy, whitch was quite disguasting) All in all it's cheep place to stay and if you are not at the hotel all the time it's an ok choice.

  • 4
    « Central location »

    Good value room with breakfastfor as it was booking on BA sale. I stayed in a decent sized Double room on my own overlooking a yard. Frinds' Twin for two in fact was smaller and less room. Staff friendly, plentiful bufe breakfast. Loved the hotel's central location, the ease of getting to the airport by bus 747 . Hop on Hop Off buses just 5 minutes away, Temple Bar and some turist sights Trinity College, Rememberence Garden etc within walking distance. Would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Great location »

    Stayed here for two nights. Arrived early (10am),but the room was ready straight away. Staff were all very helpful. Great breakfast. Even though it was very busy, all the food was plentiful and piping hot. Would certainly stay here again. Really great location. The airport shuttle bus stops right at the end of the street. Within walking distance of most of Dublin's attractions.

    3
    « As expected »

    Even though they are remodelling certain floors the hotel looked organized and clean. But it's obviously not the newest building/hotel in Dublin. However this didn't lessen my stay in any way. The rooms were nice and clean, and on the 6th floor there were no noise from the outside life. We ate a 3-course-lunch here our first day, which was ok. The breakfast was good. Nice price.

    3
    « Toilet paper unchanged »

    This really cought our attention that the toilet papers is not changes upon arrival to the room. We are expecting a high standard since the hotel rate is quite expensive. Although the location of the hotel is a plus factor but the construction beside the hotel really pid down tje whole experience. Lots of noise from the outside :(

    5
    « Good location »

    Stayed here for 3 nights. Lady on reception was helpful in giving a few recommendations when checking in as it was my first time in Dublin. Room was clean and comfortable. Didn't eat at the hotel but there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars nearby. The location is very convenient as the city hop on/off bus leaves just opposite the hotel, the airport transfer bus stop is around the corner and its walking distance to places such as Temple Bar.

    5
    « Short Break to Dublin »

    Visited Dublin with National Holidays last week and stayed at The Academy Plaza Hotel.We have stayed here a few years ago and it was excellent then, nothing has changed on this front as it is still excellent value.The hotel food was great,the bedrooms very clean and decorated well. We had a room at the front of the hotel which is on a busy road, but we did not hear any noise. The hotel is well located just off O'Connell Street and easy for getting anywhere in Dublin staff also very pleasant and helpful. Would certainly recommend this Hotel to anyone.

    4
    « Great location »

    This hotel is just 1/2 blk. off O'Connell street, within walking distance to most tourist venues, plus it's fun to walk up and down the street, either for shopping or dining or pubbing. We had a lot of tours booked while in Dublin and most of the pickup locations were very close to the hotel. The meals in the Plaza were very good and reasonably priced and the service was excellent

    4
    « Good 3 night stay »

    Nice location. Pleasant rooms and friendly efficient staff. Must mention Jade on reception who went out of her way to book us a table at a nearby restaurant . Had places booked for the first two nights but were struggling for the last one. Superb choice at the Bank. Only negative were the cleaning staff. Insisted on trying to get into our rooms at 8 in the morning and could not understand when we asked for the soap dispensers to be replenished. Had to point to them. Must mention the building work going on next door , but only to say that we never noticed any noise and didn't distract from our stay .

    5
    « Amazing Hen Weekend »

    I went here for my hen weekend and was slightly worried as there was a large group. From the moment I booked staff couldn't have been more helpful. Very patient, welcoming and friendly. Rooms were large and well kept, breakfast was awesome and location was great! Would definitely recommend.

    5
    « Great stay! »

    Stayed here for one night on a recent trip to Dublin. On arrival at Dublin airport we hopped on the airlink 747 bus to the city centre. Costs just €10 for a return trip. Took about 20 mins to reach the city centre. We were really early arriving at the hotel, and although the standard check in time is 14:30, Jade on the reception desk was fantastic and was able to allocate us an upgraded room with early check in. Perfect start to out trip. Our room was on the 7th floor which was lovely and quiet, given that it was at the end of the hotel next to the building work we did not hear any noise at all. As mentioned Jade at reception really went the extra mile to make us Welcome. She was able to recommend places to eat and nice bars etc. Nice touch. Room was very nicely decorated, new carpets and spotlessly clean. Rooms have iron/ironing board and tea/coffee facilities. Location is great just off O'connell street and about 10 min walk to Temple bar area. The hop on hop off bus stops just around the corner from hotel and is a fantastic way to see the city. Hoping to return later in the year and would certainly stay here again.

  • 5
    « Excellent location and great value in Dublin »

    Great location just off of O'Connell Street and within a couple of blocks of the beginning of the hop-on hop-off bus tours. My room, 539, was very clean and bigger than expected. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was nice. The staff was friendly and helpful.

    4
    « Perfect Location.... »

    I discovered the The Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel while throwing together a last minute solo trip (as my friend had to cancel at the last minute).This was a convenient location to tour around Dublin. Loads of things within walking distance. Temple Bar, Writer's Museum, Trinity College, Stephen's Green and much more. The staff was courteous, helpful and professional. The rooms can be on the small side but let's face it you will only be sleeping there. So, many random chats, pints and experiences to be had. Be sure to hit Blu Apple around the corner for your morning coffee and pastry. It's adorable and the staff is friendly. Slaínte!

    5
    « Excellent! »

    Excellent hotel, have stayed here about 2 years previously and had no complaints, great location and great value for money, so booked to return. It's even better than the first time, has been refurbished, family room was huge and breakfast was decent, plenty of choice and great location. Will definitely be returning!

    5
    « Excellent stay- perfectly located hotel »

    First trip to dublin and was not disappointed! This hotel was perfectly situated with a dublin bus tours stop just outside the hotel! Just a short trip from the airport also! We only ate at the hotel one night but would highly recommend it- esp the steak! Rooms were a good size, clean and comfortable and the staff couldn't do enough to help us out (give us directions etc ) We also had a spa treatment which they managed to fit in at short notice which we really did appreciate! We didn't have breakfast included with our stay but if the dinner we had was anything to go by I'm sure it will be lovely! We will definatley return!

    4
    « Great Location - Centrally Located »

    This hotel is located right off of O'Connel Street about 15 minute walk from Temple Bar. Staff are very friendly, rooms are small but very comfortable. We didn't have breakfast included with our rate but didn't find this to be such a big deal. There were tons of restaurants and cafes near by. Definitely recommend this hotel if visiting Dublin.

    5
    « Most recently refurbished to a very high stamdard »

    Excellent situation just off O'Connel Street and close to excellent restaurants, bars and Temple Bar. Hotel recently undergone makeover and everything very clean and welcoming. Irish breakfast very good.

    5
    « 12doDublin »

    February half term, 12 friends, 1 hen. Visited for one night for a Hen Party, hotel is in an excellent location (very close to the Airbus stop). Clean rooms, our quadruple room was huge! I would recommend this hotel to anyone sightseeing in Dublin.

    5
    « Cheeky Dublin weekend »

    Stayed in this Hotel for a weekend in Dublin with a group of 10 friends for a Boozy Birthday trip. The hotel is ideally located 30 metres from O'Connell Street & a short 10 minute walk from the bottom of Temple Bar district. There are numerous bars close by Maddigan's & Murray's Sports Bar too name a few. The Living Room Party Bar is next door to the hotel for anyone who wants to party the night away. The hotel was spot on for the type of trip we wanted, we found it to be very comfortable & had everything we needed for our stay. It also had a lot of things we didn't need such a as gym & spa, The bar In the hotel is competitively priced for Dublin city centre & serves a great pint of Guinness. We were very pleased with this hotel for the price we paid especially considering its location In the city centre.

    4
    « Good location, fairly cheap, did the job for a weekend in Dublin »

    Location is just off O'Connell Street (not far from the Spire) so very central. Takes less than 10 minutes to walk to Temple Bar, but again O'Connell Street is generally very busy so it's really not an 'off-the-beaten-track' type hotel. Good facilities, only problem was they were refurbishing when we were there so it wasn't nice to be waken up at 8am after a night on the Guinness (although this was a one-off so don't let it put you off!). Would definitely stay there again.

    3
    « Typical 3 star hotel »

    Hotel was clean but my room was so small as there was a mix up with booking and given a single room instead of a double. Decent enough but quite pricey and cleaning lady entered my room whilst I was still in bed!! Best thing is the location as its in the heart of the city.

  • 4
    « A Lovely Stay »

    A great location, seconds from O'Connell Street and a short walk to most bus routes and the train station isn't far either. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and couldn't do more for us. Our room, although small had everything we needed and was cleaned every day. We had a small amount of disturbance in the early morning due to them refurbishing some of the rooms and if it had just been a little later in the day it wouldn't of bothered us at all but luckily we were up early and out so it wasn't too much of an issue. We would recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

    5
    « Top Hotel »

    Great Location , Room was very nice . Bed extremely comfy . Breakfast was at a good standard ! Don't be put off by the student bar next door as this can be very lively and a bit off putting when walking past Overall a fantastic hotel for anyone looking for a short trip stay in Dublin .

    3
    « Good location but a noisy hotel. »

    Good location with a short walk into the real hustle and bustle of Dublin. The hotel is slightly disappointing as it's very noisy at night and in the morning with passing guests. In our room there is quite a large gap under the door meaning a lot of bright light pollution at night. Quickly fixed by using a towel under the gap but slightly annoying. There is also building work going on in the hotel and whilst there is a message in the lift, we weren't made aware of this at the point of booking. There is noise in the mornings such as hammering and drilling. My husband has felt poorly and so spent some of our Wednesday in bed so this noise wasn't ideal. Good shower, really nice and helpful maid and they also provide a kettle in the room. We most likely wouldn't stay here again given the many other options.

    5
    « Lovely Hotel »

    This was mine and my partners second stay at this hotel. The hotel itself if located just off O'Connell street so is central to pretty much all the hot spots of the city. Inside the hotel is lovely, very nicely decorated and the reception staff are very friendly. Our room was a good size, fresh and very clean! On our first stay we only had a shower but this time round we had a bath which I prefer! Each time we've stayed we have got a good price online in advance, so I can't really comment on how expensive the room rates are, same goes for the restaurant as we haven't eaten in there.

    4
    « Valentine's weekend »

    A couple of minutes walk from the 747 bus stop was ideal. Although there's a lot of building work around the hotel, once inside it was welcoming and friendly. Although our room was quite cold, and the thermostat didn't seem to work properly. It was clean and the breakfast was very nice. The staff were knowledgeable about the local area and willing to help. We had a lovely weekend.

    5
    « Excellent stay! Highly recommended »

    Me and my friend stayed here for a night, we're 18/17 and thought we might receive some negativity from staff but they were more than helpful during our checkin and provided a room for our luggage. The hotel is situated a bit off the Main Street but turn the corner and you're close to all amenities. The hotel itself is clean and the rooms are of good size for what's necessary. The room provides tea and coffee making facilities and extra towels and pillows for a more comfortable stay. The bed was very comfortable and neither of us woke up all night. Some construction going on outside but for the most part of the hotel it wasn't a problem. I'd definitely recommend this hotel as it's such high standard and such low price! Security is good as you have to use your room key to activate the lifts in reception so you must always have a key with you. Very good stay. Definitely will return!

    5
    « High standards for a budget price »

    My friend and I stayed here for a night and thought we would receive some hostility due to us being 17/18 but the staff were very friendly and helpful throughout the whole stay. The room is very well equipped and the beds are very comfy and we did not wake up once like you normally do when sleeping in a hotel. The hotels situated just off the Main Street, O'Connell street, but is within walking distance of a variety of different places, such as restaurant, shopping areas, etc. Although when we stayed there was construction works it did not disrupt us at all. The hotel is very high standard for a budget price and has very high security as you need to hold a room card in order to get into the lifts, making it feel a lot safer. Our stay has been brilliant and we will definitely be returning to the hotel in the future.

    4
    « Perfectly good for a cheeky weekend away at great price »

    Stayed with friends for two nights. Beautiful reception area and bar with excellent customer service. Room was a little compact but modern and clean; ideally situated for exploring Dublin and staggering back to each evening. I would happily return again and for the price, for a city break, it would be difficult to overlook.

    4
    « Not the best service but very nice room! »

    I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. I stayed at the Gresham (just around the corner) foir another customer and I can say honestly and in my opinion that the Best Western is 100x better when it comes to the room. Only downside: the WIFI is very slow (better at Gresham's The location is just around the corner of the main street O'Connell so it couldn't be better. Service at the Gresham is better though. Although there were a lot of tourists, it is a good business hotel as well. I had a big room, it was quiet and I enjoyed the food at the restaurant. That's all I need really.

    4
    « Great location & good breakfast »

    Arrived late afternoon and promptly checked in by the friendly reception staff. Room was on 4th floor and accessed by both lift or stairs. A fairly spacious double room however, only let down was the view. It backed on to another building so hardly any light getting in. Breakfast had a very good variety from cold meat to pastries to full cooked breakfast. Breakfast served 7am - 10am on weekdays and 0730-1100 on the weekend. The hotel is within walking distance to most attractions. Bus tours stop right outside the hotel. It's approx 10-15min walk to temple bar area. Would recommend a taxi or local bus from the hotel if visiting Kilmainham Gaol or the Guiness Storehouse. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

  • 5
    « best by all means »

    this is near all the important sight seeing places,to go for shopping, to spent some evening along the river side across the street of dublin city .the hotel is so neat and food was awesome,staffs were friendly dining is pleasent. this do have a paid internet.the lift opens on both the sides and so one has to be very carefull and advised not to lean on the walls of the lift.

    5
    « Good time »

    Academy Plaza Hotel was a last minute choice for my wife and I. Our daughter give birth to our first grandchild in the near by Rotunda hospital. We booked a disable room as I am in a wheelchair. I was able to park my car in the near by Cleary's car park and we got a reduce rate when the hotel stamped our ticket. The hotel was very good the room was a little small for the wheelchair but I managed. My wife thought the room was not warm and I could not find anywhere to control the heating, otherwise I would definitely stay again.

    5
    « Superb Hotel »

    From check in to check out we had a wonderful experience. This was the second time we stayed and would certainly stay here again. The room was most comfortable, staff very friendly and helpful. Restaurant facilities excellent, perhaps a better choice on menu would help but overall I could not say anything bad about this hotel.

    4
    « Another good stay »

    Stayed again for 2 nights in December. We got a good deal for a group of us. One of the couples were disturbed by street noise from the night club next door even though the room was an upper floor. This has happened to us before. Saturday night can be very noisy outside the hotel and God forbid if you get a room next to the club. Breakfast and staff was as nice as ever though. The rooms are much smaller than they used to be. They did some alterations, Our evening meal was not up to much this time and they serve the worst Irish coffee we have had so far in Dublin. Prices seem to have gone through the roof this year and we cannot seem to get a deal. It is all hotels though in Dublin, not just here. It has put us off visiting again as the prices are dear enough in Dublin without hotels increasing their prices so much. It makes it a very expensive destination now. So we have opted for another city this year. Much cheaper. Apparently the prices have shot up as tourism and demand have gone up. Trouble is tourism will end up go back down at the rates now being offered everywhere. There's far better places to go and at much better prices.

    4
    « Decent enough »

    Got this as part of a deal with Expedia. Didn't pay too much. Nice enough but room was cold. Had to keep heating on all the time. Room was pokey but assume down to low price. Restricted restaurant hours. Staff pleasant. Room clean. Everything worked. Handy for North City Centre and IFSC.

    4
    « Great place to stay »

    Only stayed one night but wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Very easy to get to from the airport, its a 1 minute walk to/from the airbus stop, and the location is perfect and everywhere you need to go and see is within easy reach. The quality of the hotel and rooms couldn't be faulted and the staff are friendly and helpful. For the price I paid to stay I wasn't expecting such a great quality hotel and would definitely recommend staying there.

    3
    « 3 rooms in five days »

    I stayed for five days i had all kinds of problems. At first the room was quite small it was impossible to move the luggage, in another room i didnt get wifi for two days, because of that i've spent most of the time in the hallway outside. After my complaints they finallyngave me a good room. The employees were very nice and tried to help me as much as they could, especially Rebecca, Aaron, the doorman, and the brazilian housekeeper. Also there is very loud constructions work happening outside. About the gym: I went there all 5 days, and it was never cleaned and the trash remained there. There are 2 treadmills but one is broken and there is not much equipment (no free weights nor mats etc) and there was no water.

    2
    « No! No! No! »

    The only two good things I can say is that it is an ideal location and the breakfast is nice. Good luck sleeping past the construction noise in the morning, and good luck getting to sleep at night with the bad 80's disco music blaring in the open air pavilion outside the window. Room is smaller than my closet. If this wasn't a business trip, I'd have changed hotels immediately.

    5
    « Could not have been better.... »

    This hotel was fantastic. We stayed here for 5 nights in march 2015 and did not encounter anything negative at all. Everything that you would expect from a city hotel is provided with a typical irish touch. the staff we are excellent and the rooms were perfectly suited to our needs . The bathroom , bed and noise level were all first class. Not a bad price paid too . The location is an added plus us you are steps away from the cities main st and a few blocks from the main entertainment spots . Really wonderful city . I will Definitely attempt to stay here next time im in Dublin. only downside is we had to pay for breakfast . But for those on a budget every fast food or health food store is within a block or two..

    5
    « Great stay »

    Excellent stay in this hotel . I stayed there for 2 nights great breakfast great quality food for prices staff are very welcoming . Room are very clean and modern . Hotel is very central just a 2 minute walk from city centre close to all the big shopping centres and best pubs and restarts in the area

  • 5
    « Great central hotel! »

    The Best Western hotel is in a great location, it's right off O'Connell street at the heart of everything. We did have a slight hiccup when we got there, we had booked through booking.com and were quoted in £'s and €'s but when we got there it was about 40€ more than expected and when we presented the booking to the reception he said there is nothing they can do that we had to pay the extra, which was fine - it was only 40€. The room we got was clean and spacious and had everything we needed, although, if you have 2 large suitcases you may struggle to store them - my boyfriend had a hold-all so we were OK for space luckily! The bed was comfy too and the sheets were cleaned everyday. The shower was also powerful and there was a really nice luxe shower gel in the shower and also a dove hand wash beside the sink. There was a direct bus airport link right outside of our hotel too which was handy and also the green tour buses starting stop was 2 mins walk across the road which was really handy! I'd definitely recommend this hotel for tourists, it's central to everything and a really nice hotel to stay in, will definitely be back.

    5
    « Faultless »

    Stayed here for a short 2 night break with my fiance. Firstly the value for money is ridiculously good. The hotel is currently undergoing rennovation which is obvious from the outside but inside you wouldnt know! No noise or internal building work evident however this may have reduced the price at this time. Location is also good as it is at the quieter end of O'Connell street but also within a 5-10min walk of the busier parts. About 15min walk to Temple Bar. Room was clean and comfortable. Bed is just right, bathroom spotless and plenty of storage space/amneties. Cleaners made it look like new on the 2nd day. Staff were friendly and helped with every request, and genuinely seemed welcoming on arrival. Even before the stay they assisted with informing us which bus stop etc to get off at. And found us a room we could check in to a few hours early which really helped after travelling through the night. We didnt eat at the hotel so cant comment but the only negative is the bar prices which seemed extremely steep even for this type of hotel. Jd coke and morgans coke was approx 19 euros. Overall would definitely recommend this hotel and would absolutely consider staying again on a return visit to Dublin.

    4
    « Just off O'Connell Street »

    Perfect for a city break. Near main drag with plenty to do and excellent transport links ( buy the Dublin Bus Freedom ticket at the airport - great value ). The staff were very friendly throughout. Room ready at 10.00am. Upgraded to include full Irish breakfast ( 10 Euros ) a bargain and fantastic , the room was fine about 3 star + beds okay in the double but a little narrow as two twins. Restaurant and bar for the evenings were surprisingly good. Great meal one night. Recommend the Wexford Irish burger and the cheesecake. It has a Spa and gym as well.

    2
    « Not up to Best Western standards. »

    I got cheap rooms from a website so wasn't expecting 5-star luxury but I was quite disappointed as I have had previously had good experiences at Best Western hotels. The hotel's location is it's main selling point as it is just off O'Connell Street the main city centre road. It is however next door to major construction works that will keep you up during working hours and above a sports bar that will keep you awake during the night. The noise from the corridoors and adjacent rooms will also irritate any light sleeper. The TV has few working channels and I had a remote with no batteries, a light not working in the room and experienced constant intermittent problems with the very slow wifi. I tried ordering a pizza through room service and was expected to collect it from the lobby which is frankly ridiculous. The rooms were however very clean and the staff friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Better than expected! »

    We recently purchased a voucher trip off 'wowcher' for a weekend trip to Dublin, and this was the hotel. I immediately thought it would be a cheap hotel, lacking in location, quality and service, purely down to the fact that it was part of a great deal that seemed too good to be true. Upon arrival, we were greeted by friendly staff who took 3 minutes to check us in (fast!), showed us to our rooms and gave us directions of the best places to go in Dublin. The hotel was of amazing quality, the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, and the breakfast the next day was amazing! Full English available (including hash browns which you don't often get), a full continental range (including croissants, again not common) and your standard cereals and toast. Overall, very impressed with absolutely everything. Would recommend!!!

    5
    « 50th birthday »

    Lovely hotel and staff; brochure doesn't do this hotel justice, beautiful food and the beds are so comfortable . location is right on the main strip of restaurants and bars even the cinema, would definitely recommend.

    4
    « City break »

    Perfect location for city . A good clean hotel,comfortable and very helpful friendly staff. Checked in early as our room was ready before 10.30am. Ideally situated near to bus stops for sightseeing. We did the hop on hop off red bus tour. Our driver (Matt with two t's) was a gem! Entertaining his passengers with an immense knowledge of the history of Dublin and harmonica playing. The Guiness factory tour is a must, even for those of you who do not like Guiness I can honestly say it tastes so much better over there. I would recommend that you do the full circuit tour on the bus then decide where you want to go. Trinity college is also good as well as the various shopping areas. Will be returning. Soon I hope!

    4
    « Short personal visit »

    I required a conveniently located hotel for public transport and the Academy Plaza was ideal. I will be travelling back to Dublin shortly and will stay at the Plaza again. Overall my stay was very good and the facilities suited my needs.

    5
    « Love this hotel »

    My most recent visit to this hotel was for my birthday in Dec 2015 with my fiancé. Previous to this I've probably stayed around 5 times with groups of friends. It's my most favourite hotel in Dublin. It's clean, the staff are friendly, the rooms are lovely. There's free wifi - which can be intermittent at times - and there's a huge lobby and restaurant/bar to sit in. Also, very conveniently, the airlink bus to/from Dublin airport stops outside the hotel.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    A Very very very nice hotel, clean and modern. A fantasic hot or cold breakfast with plenty of choice. This hotel was chosen for us with national holidays and we shal be returning as its in a good location, you can not go wrong. Dublin is a nice place with nice people. Great shopping on graffton street, plenty of pubs in the temple area fantastic.

  • 4
    « Good location clean hotel! »

    Fast check in! Clean rooms and close to bus tour stop. Our room was at the end of a corridor and it was a bit chilly in our room. Breakfast was ok plenty of seating in restaurant. Also close for fast food on the way back at night. We enjoyed our weekend in Dublin and would use this hotel again.

    4
    « Short business stay »

    This is one of the best 3-star hotels in the north inner city. The room has all that the business traveller requires and gives reasonable comfort. There is free wi-if in the room and a safe. The area around the hotel is not always safe after dark.

    4
    « A Dublin Diamond »

    Recently renovated to a good standard, this Hotel is just off O'Connell Street, in the heart of the city, which makes it perfect for getting around on foot. We stayed in a twin room, with flat screen wall mounted tv, tea and coffee facility hidden nicely in a pull out drawer in the unit, a free digital safe and full size ironing board and iron. The bathroom was compact with a shower unit etc but was finished to a good standard as were the towels. The breakfast was delicious. There was both continental and full Irish cooked on a self service basis. You were shown to your table and asked if you would like tea or coffee and it was promptly brought to you. We also ate in the restaurant and the food was good quality and beautifully presented. There was also an early bird menu up to 7.30pm which was reasonably priced. Would definitly stay here again if visiting Dublin.

    5
    « Convenient location »

    I needed a comfortable room, within walking distance of Connolly Station and O'Connell street and the Academy Plaza fitted the bill. I arrived at lunchtime and was checked into a newly refurbished and spotlessly clean room straight away, which was great. Bed was comfortable, free wifi in the room; breakfast was a pretty standard affair - hot, plenty of choice. Staff were friendly and helpful, doing some last minute photocopying for me.

    5
    « Easy to get yo everything and very friendly »

    Nice hotel. Got an upgrade free of charge which was nice. The rooms are big enough, usual tv, tea and coffe making facilities and iron and ironing board. Bed was comfortable. Only down side was the view that looked on all sides to other parts of hotel and pipes. The bathroom had everything you needed and a hair dryer. You needed your card to operate lifts which is a nice security touch. The staff were very helpful and friendly . You go out of hotel , turn right and walk about 50 m and you're on o'connell street. We walked everywhere, but there are buses constantly if you preferred. Dublin is expensive - I had bacardie and Coke and it was over 10euros. Meals average about 12-15 euros.

    5
    « PERFECT for us! »

    My husband and I booked a small double through Expedia for an anniversary break. Unbeknownst to me my husband had contacted the hotel and requested an upgrade as it was for a special occasion which they happily did for us!!! The room was perfect. Clean, spacious and had everything we needed. The location of the hotel is the biggest plus point, just metres from O'Connell Street and all the hustle but set far enough back that it's quiet of an evening. Can't fault the hotel at all and we plan to return!!!

    3
    « DO NOT STAY HERE FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS DURING THE WEEK! »

    There is work going on next door - they are building a Holiday Inn. That would be fine but they woke me up at 7:50am banging away. I was expecting 9am earliest. This made me leave the hotel 2 hours before I planned to trying to find something to do until I needed to be at the airport due to the noise. The service in the hotel restaurant could do with improvement too. However, apart from that the actual rooms are great and the hotel is clean.

    4
    « Not bad for the money »

    Friendly staff, clean rooms, easy access to O'CONNEL Street, River Liffey, tour pick ups and Temple Bar Area. We used City Scape Yellow Bus around Dublin and Viator Tours for day trips. Both very good. Be sure to negotiate a rate and ask for breakfast to be included after that.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    We stayed for 2 nights in early Feb 2016. Very smart hotel, the staff were very friendly and the room was well presented. The hotel is well located and only a few mins walk to Temple Bar area/Grafton Street.

    5
    « A very good stay »

    Straight of the 747 from the airport to the hotel door? How convenient! The hotel staff were friendly and attentive for guests needs. The main reception area was clean and well presented as was the bar and restaurant areas. I dreaded the room when I booked it, the floor looked hideous, however, they have been updating the hotel rooms and we were lucky to be in one that had recently been upgraded. A nice new carpet and clean, good looking tiled bathroom greeted us. The room was of a good size and the bed was incredibly comfy. We added breakfast to our stay and that was a good choice. The selection was fantastic and well worth the money. Location of the hotel is very good, just of the O'Connell Street and close to all transport routes (not train station). A fantastic price completed our wonderful stay. Oh and FREE WIFI!!!

  • 5
    « Lovely once again »

    This was our 6th visit to this hotel. Once again we were not disappointed as this hotel ticks many boxes. The position is great just off o connel st and 747 airport bus stops outside. Mins from shops and bars . Every year we arrive very early and always we have been able to check in early. We are always happy with our room as comfort and cleanliness is spot on. Reception staff always friendly and polite. We have never had any problems here and will be back again next year .

    5
    « Great Hotel Great Location »

    We stayed at this hotel for my husbands surprise 40th Birthday celebrations, I booked it back in July 2015 and arrived January 2016, the hotel itself is great, in a great location clean and staff very polite, couple of lil snags I emailed the hotel around 6 times on the run up to the event to say it was my husbands surprise birthday and would I be able to have maybe a room upgrade or was there something they could do to make it that little special, when we arrived we were allocated a family room (one extra bed) although this was very kind of them the only benefit it had to us was we had another bed we didn't need, I called reception and they sorted this asap and gave us another room which was room 730 lovely room! We paid when we arrived to upgrade to include breakfast and great value it was well worth it! Only issue was the Germans smoking in the door way, we came back to the hotel to find 6 German ladies stood in the door way all smoking and had to walk through a cloud of smoke I did ask them to move but that didn't go down to well, the ash trays are situated in the door way so maybe they assume they all have to smoke right next to it, I asked at reception if they could ask them to move and they said they would but they were back there later maybe the ash trays need to be moved , can I just say I used to smoke so im not an anti smoker it just wasn't very nice walking through a fog of smoke to get into the hotel :) One last thing we went back to the hotel to grab a bite to eat after a busy day in Dublin only to be told they didn't serve bar snacks until 5pm which was a bit of a pain we were hungry at 4pm but couldn't get anything apart from cookies and nuts, maybe if you could change that Mr Hotel that would be great, we only wanted a light bite :) Overall a fab hotel great location clean and reasonable price !

    4
    « Very good hotel minutes from all the attractions of Dublin. »

    Greatly enjoyed our 2 night stay here. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Everywhere was spotless. The beds were very comfortable and the shower was really spacious. We opted for the breakfast each morning just for convenience and it was very good and plentiful. The coffee in particular was lovely. The only tiny niggle I have is customers smoking in the entrance. Would suggests signs requesting them not to do this. It was quite unpleasant having to walk through several people all smoking frantically. I would however strongly recommend this hotel we had a lovely time and will definitely be back.

    5
    « Great hotel , great location »

    Great hotel with a sports bar next door which has great drinks deals etc. Rest location and also beautiful spacious rooms. Very beautiful hotel also with great facilities. Transport links right outside hotel which go to airport and also close to hop on hop off bus stop which is about 50 years from hotel.

    4
    « Hotel well located for visit Dublin. »

    Hotel well located, close to several transport and varied options to and from the airport. Located just a few steps away from O'Connell Street. Very friendly and helpful staff. Spacious, clean and comfortable rooms.

    3
    « Not a bad place - just wasn't right for us. »

    Location is great if you want to be right near the center area action. The best thing for us was the bed, as it was the only soft mattress we had in all of our trip travels - slept great! The room was very small, dark, and dingy. The toilet flushing would not work properly. The shower went hot-cold (we hate that). The staff were quite rude about stored luggage after checkout. Lots of noise as the place is very busy. And construction is currently making things unpleasant, but nothing can be done about that of course. Would not stay here again, but would not advise against it for others.

    5
    « Very friendly staff »

    I booked 3 nights bed and breakfast for my 50th birthday and the staff were very friendly and could do enough for us. The price was very reasonable and we booked with expedia and got a really good deal with flights. I would definitely book this hotel again as the rooms were very comfortable and we were very happy with all aspects of out stay in Best Western Academy Plaza as it was close to all the sights and shops. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends and family if they are planning on going to Dublin.

    5
    « Great location, decent room - excellent breakfast - winner all round »

    Stayed for 3 nights (2 couples). Great location just off the bus stop from the airport and all local attractions within easy walking distance. Large reception area with friendly and courteous staff. The room was a decent size, spotless with good linen and towels. We had booked room only then on checking the restaurant in the morning found there was an offer on for breakfast - I think it was a 20% reduction. We thought we would give it a go and found that it was great value. Buffer selection of hot and cold food - ample selection of everything. It was a no brainer, we booked breakfast for the three mornings as I don't think you could get better value and it saved the hassle of looking around and wasting time. I would recommend this hotel without hesitation. Not sure what other reviewers are talking about with their criticism of breakfast to be honest.

    2
    « Scandalous Breakfast price. »

    I booked this hotel for 2 nights without breakfast (with breakfast for 2 for the 2 mornings it was 5euro extra). When we arrived we were given our room key. Went up to our room to find it was a twin room no double bed. Back to reception. After a few clicks and confirmation of our details AGAIN she got us another room. She asked would we like breakfast while we stayed so I thought 10 euro for 4 breakfasts is well worth it. Breakfast was mediocre at best the first morning so we didnt bother the second morning. A week later checked my bank to find that they charged 50 Euro extra for the breakfasts. Room was clean but basic. I wont be back there.

    3
    « Reasonable hotel »

    We've just had a recent weekend break in Dublin and chose this hotel due to its reasonable pricing and it's location. Our flight in was before the 2pm check in, however they were able to check us in beforehand. Bizarrely you were provided the option of Bath OR shower. The room was basic but clean. The bathroom was a tad awkward in that you needed to walk forward, shut the door to then proceed to the toilet. Towels weren't fantastic either. The largest one at our disposal was no where near the size of a bath towel. Breakfast was not value for money at 12.50 euros. The facilities are dated. You've got a sparse selection of food. Cheap frozen sausages were amongst other bits of forgetful nibbles. Based on the breakfast we didn't eat in the hotel after that. We'd return to the hotel as it's in a good spot...just wouldn't entertain the food!

  • 4
    « Overnight stop in Dublin »

    We were in Dublin for an overnight stop only and we had booked the B/W Acadamy Plaza hotel.We were very surprised by the quality of the hotel and rooms.We felt welcome as soon as we entered the hotel and the staff were very pleasant and responsive. We had arrived before lunch and did not expect to be able to do an early check in but the receptionist was able to check us in right away,which was a bonus to put our bags into our room and visit the city.The hotel is very centrally located just off O'Connell street,with easy access on foot to Temple Bar area and all other bars and restaurants.The hotel has a lovely large bar restaurant area which felt very comfortable indeed. I would definitely stay here on my next visit to Dublin and would recommend this hotel to my friends.

    5
    « Perfect for a Dublin city break »

    We visited this hotel last weekend and booked 2 twin rooms for a group of 4 friends. The hotel is in a great location near all the shops on Henry street and still within walking distance to Temple Bar area. The hotel was spotless- not a speck of dust anywhere and the beds were really comfy and had sheets changed everyday. We had no complaints: it was just what we needed for a short break like this. Would definitely go again.

    5
    « First class »

    24 friends and family stayed here for a long weekend. Rooms were lovely, staff fantastic. Hotel itself is beautiful. Yes there's scaffolding round the building next to us but didn't bother us in the slightest. Location is spot on for bars shops etc. Breakfast was defiantly worth the extra. To be able to keep a party of 24 happy is no mean feat. Looking forward to planning our return to Dublin and we all said we would stay here again.

    4
    « Great Location, Lovely Hotel »

    Just back from a birthday weekend with my Son, great location, clean rooms, friendly helpful staff couldn't ask for more, our room was on the 3rd floor wasn't affected by the renovation works going on in the hotel, overall would definitely recommend

    4
    « Nice hotel, great location! »

    I had a short two-night stay, excellent price for a short notice booking. Attentive staff and modern clean rooms provided a pleasant weekend. The hotel is in a great location at the top north end of O'Connell street, two minutes from the spire and 5 minutes from Temple bar. I would recommend this hotel...

    4
    « A good city centre choice »

    I had a one-night stop in Dublin and was booked into this hotel. I know that part of the city, but wasn't aware that there was a hotel. At the moment, an adjacent building is being refurbished, so the hotel isn't immediately obvious. Anyway, that part of the city contains some of the best and worst hotels. The best are expensive, and the worst are horrendous, no matter how much they charge. The Best Western was pretty good for the price, especially considering it's city centre location, just off O'Connell Street. Reception and check-in was swift and efficient. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable, with a good en-suite and tea/coffee making facilities. Internet access was good and seemed to connect instantly. Although I was on a room-only deal, I upgraded to breakfast in the morning. This was a buffet, with a reasonable choice of foodstuffs, but not particularly extensive or imaginative. It was just good, plain, filling stuff that you could eat as much as you liked.

    5
    « Brillient »

    Just had a fantastic weekend break in Dublin for my partners birthday! Stayed for 2 nights at best western! Great location we arrived early morning after an early flight from Manchester expecting to hav to wait for room but the girl on reception booked us straight in and upgraded our room at no extra cost! Room was lovely new carpets curtains n decor it was ideal! We were given the choice of bath or shower she was so helpful! Didn't hav to check out till 12 and as our flight wasn't till 7pm they stored our luggage so we could hav another full day in Dublin! Highly recommend it with lovely staff thank you!

    4
    « Great price hotel »

    I got a really good deal. 4 nights for a double room, 200 euros. Breakfast not included but no problem with that. The hotel is being upgraded but this didn't affect us. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The restaurant seems fine and reasonable value for money. We left our bags as we had a late flight. No charge for that. Very pleased.

    4
    « Poor heating in our room »

    We stayed hear on a 3 day break with national holidays. Lovely hotel but was lacking heating in our room we had been on along journey to the hotel and the room was freezing had to go out the next morning to get hot water bottles.pleased we where here only 2 nights.

    4
    « Excellent location close to Temple Bar, but far enough to avoid the noise »

    There's some long-term construction going on around the hotel, which might make it difficult to spot, but the hotel's location is right off O'Connell Street, within sight of the spire, and a few steps from the starting point for the hop on / hop off bus. It's an easy walk to cross the river and get to the Temple Bar, and there's plenty of stuff to see and do on O'Connell Street on your way back to the hotel every day. Breakfast at the hotel was impressive, and you can put together a full Irish breakfast from the buffet. Some bookings include the breakfast in the price, but not all websites do. Wifi was reasonable in the hotel. I was able to download some videos, use Skype, and do general web browsing with no issues, but streaming video was a bit patchy. As a family, we booked a triple room (three single beds). This actually worked out pretty well with a toddler, and it was worth the slight extra expense. There are snack shops, a few restaurants, fast food, gelato, pubs, and Beshoff's Fish & Chips within minutes of walking from the hotel, so even if the weather is terrible, you won't feel trapped.

  • 4
    « In the Middle of a Building Site! »

    The first problem I had with the hotel was getting there! My satnav had some difficulties getting me around the road works for the tram and the revised one way system. When I got there staff were very friendly and helpful giving clear advice on parking and getting around all of the building work. Our room whilst small was more than adequate for our two day stay. It had all of the usual facilities with a reasonably spacious bathroom. Whilst in general the room was very clean we did find a number of long black hairs on sinks and a towel. I think the chamber maid must have been having a bad hair day! We reported this and housekeeping were very efficient in providing clean towels, bedding etc. We didn't try the food but a reasonable cost buffet breakfast was available as was a bar meal menu. The bed was comfortable but there was a fair bit of noise from night time revellers in the street below. In the morning and during the day there was some noise from the road works and the renovation of the adjoining premises. The chamber maids were not at the quietest in the corridor in the morning. Despite all of this we did not suffer any major sleep deprivation! The best thing about this hotel, in addition to the staff, was its position just off O'Connell street. Restaurants, places of interest and bars were all within easy walking distance.

    5
    « excellent short break »

    A brilliant hotel well worth a visit.Good breakfast with something for everyone.Nice bathrooms and very polite staff.A few steps to O'CONNELL Street.Try to visit the Cathedral and Temple bar.Oh I forgot don't forget the Guinness.

    4
    « Clean, comfortable hotel, great location, well-priced »

    Centrally located to all the major sights, shopping and restaurant scene in Dublin, the Academy Plaza is ideal for both tourists and business travellers alike. Literally a ten second walk to Dublin's major thoroughfare of O'Connell Street, the shopping ways of Henry and Grafton Streets, and within a seven minute walk to the restaurants and clubs of the Temple Bar area makes this hotel a great choice both in terms of locale and budget. The staff is very friendly and ready to help in recommending restaurant choices, and the breakfast buffet is plentiful respecting choices of food offered and quality therein. Moreover the bar adjacent to the restaurant offers a quaint, relaxed setting to indulge in a hot toddy. As an added bonus, the Academy Plaza is located directly across from the airport express bus stop, no more than a twenty five minute trip. CAVEAT: There is a considerable amount of construction and renovation being undertaken, both on the hotel property, and the surrounding area. While we were undisturbed during the evening hours, expect elevated noise levels during the day.

    5
    « Lovely hotel »

    Just got back from a national express holiday staying at this hotel. They are renovating the hotel and we got one of the new rooms very nice. The food is a limited menu but we ordered off the specials menu, food excellent. Breakfast is help yourself but again excellent. Staff very friendly would stay here again

    3
    « "A nice place, but" or "others do it better" »

    This hotel is very nice, only having tried a number of hotels in Dublin, I have to say that others do it better. Having said that, the staff is very friendly and do a good job and I hope once the central Dublin is no longer a construction site and also the hotel has gotten a new look, things are as they should be.

    5
    « short stay »

    Lovely Hotel very friendly staff and very helpful. The room was a for 4 adults people could have being a little bigger However overall the hotel was excellent, The Hotel is be renovated at the moment but we did not see or here any of this

    3
    « A place to rest your frugal head »

    If you're in town to see the sites and not necessarily for the hotel experience, this should be an option for you. I thought the location was good, it's right by the main part of O'Connell St- so I was close enough to transportation. The hotel was non-smoking - but it still smelled a bit like cigarettes. I wasn't sure if it was people breaking the rules, or the pub next door. About that pub - it was loud.I think i was OK with it for the most part because I exhausted myself every day that I slept like a rock. The room felt like a cruise ship room - tight. My TV didn't work unfortunately, but I was too tired to care. Check-in/Checkout was fast. I even got my room super early! They had storage like all other hotels in case your room was not ready. I did not try the breakfast, as I'm a picky American who chose to eat at McDonald's every day (located down O'Connell per your convenience). The walk to Temple Bar and the main sites wasn't terrible, perhaps maybe 5-10 minutes based on traffic on the sidewalks. The walk warmed me up as it was the middle of winter.

    5
    « Weekend with friends »

    Booked this hotel as it seemed to be close to everything you needed. Was very surprised at the price and really good value for money. I made a good choice. The hotel was slap bang in the town close to all pubs, restaurants etc. The hop on hop off tour bus stops right outside the hotel which was also a bonus. We got a free upgrade also in our room when we arrived. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Hotel and rooms very clean and nice. Lot of building work happening outside at the time but heard nothing Bar had a good relax feel to it. Didn't eat here so can't comment on food

    4
    « :D »

    came for a hendo weekend and stayed at this hotel we was on 4th floor and 3 sharing a room, the rooms where big enough for 3 people and was a great stay, perfect location just a t minute walk if that to temple bar, staff were very friendly and beds were changed daily cant fault

    5
    « Perfect! »

    Amazing hotel just off the Main Street in Dublin. Perfect city location and direct to all main shops and transport links. I've been here before and decided to bring my gf along. She absolutely loved the hotel. Great value for money. Will definitely be going here again.

  • 5
    « theatre break »

    Hotel for value was more than we expected. Rooms spotless & comfortable. Very central for theatres & shopping. We were booked in bed & breakfast but ate at hotel at night as well . It was as cheap as restaurants in street and food was really excellant. Will definitely be back.

    5
    « Dublin city break. »

    Spent 5 nights in this great city hotel. Enjoyed every minute from check-in to check out. The room (626) was very clean and the bed was comfortable with clean white sheets. The bathroom was spotless and cleaned daily and always had clean towels available. We didnt use any hotel facilities as we wanted to visit the city as much as possible. The one time I requested something from reception, it was taken care of immediately. Will definitely reccommend this hotel and hope to return again in the future.

    5
    « Beautiful location! »

    Well done to the staff at this beautiful hotel you made our stay amazing, only round the corner from the city of Dublin would definitely recommend. Brilliant stay and excellent staff, the breakfast has a lot of choice and all the amenities are very close but no noise at night. The security is very good and extremely friendly staff make it a happy place to stay, I would recommend this hotel for families and couples. This country has everything anyone could want, well done Best western....fantastic hotel.

    3
    « Great location but avoid economy room »

    Location of the hotel is perfect, walking distance everywhere. Staff was very friendly and internet worked well. My (economy) room was very small and dark, the window (also very small) was facing the wall, also the walls were rather paper made, as I could hear the neighbours snoring all night.

    3
    « Great location and comfortable »

    This hotel is in a great location and although very small the rooms are comfortable. I was told upon check in that my room was being upgraded, so I would be curious how much smaller they can get. It was the smallest of the 8 hotels I stayed at in Europe. The wifi didn't work even though I called for help about 5 times. The location is walking distance from everything, but since it a block off O'Connell street is still quiet. I loved the location. I was very disappointed when I left an item in my room and even though I sent an email the same day to the manager I never received a reply back. The staff at the front desk and restaurant are average. I would say out of all the hotels I stayed at on my trip they were the least friendly. I still might stay there again due to the great location and comfortable room.

    4
    « Great Hotel »

    I have stayed here several times on Business and Leisure. The rooms are modern and clean. The location is just off Grafton Street right in the centre of Dublin. Close to restaurants and shopping. I will definitely stay here again when I return to Dublin one day.

    5
    « Great location »

    Stayed here for two nights great location just off O'Connell st. Let us check in before 9am as we had an early flight in and we had emailed before to ask if anywhere to leave luggage. Got a free upgrade room was clean and warm, bed was really comfy and bathroom great with lovely hot shower. Breakfast was great plenty of choice. Decor was lovely in lobby. Staff were really friendly would def stay again.

    5
    « Fantastic Hotel »

    Just stayed here for a couple of nights and have to say it is amongst the best hotels I've ever stayed in. Super friendly and helpful staff, clean and warm rooms. Only had breakfast one of the 2 days as we were checking out very early on the last day but the food was great -and plenty of it. We were lucky as we were able to check in early (a bonus as we were only hoping to leave our bags) and the girl on reception was extra helpful. When I return to Dublin, I know where I'll be staying. :-)

    5
    « Fabulous »

    The hotel could not be easier to get to from Dublin Airport - which was great for my first trip travelling alone. The Airlink service stops right outside the hotel. The staff were friendly, perhaps a little detached but this doesn't bother me and the room was immaculate/available when i checked in - half an hour before the designated check-in time. The room included a safe, coffee/tea making facilities and a TV which helped during my stay. There was no view from my room but this was not too much of an issue as most of my time was spent exploring. The hotel is situated just off one of the main streets in Dublin, which was great for restaurants and shopping with two shopping centres located off it. Temple bar and the Ha'penny Bridge are not far away at all either. The Plaza Bar and Grill was great too, with friendly staff that liked to chat and the menu was extensive with some great food at reasonable prices. If you don't mind a bit of walking, then this hotel is great. Other attractions like the Guinness Storehouse are a rather long walk, but this can be solved by taking a bus or LUAS. If I'm ever in Dublin again I'd return here.

    5
    « Fantastic location »

    A very pleasurably stay! The staff here at the hotel were helpful and couldn't do enough for us! We were a group of 12 and they looked after us well! The hotel was clean and tidy and our rooms were cleaned daily! Very comfy beds with spare pillows provided! All rooms have iron and ironing boards and hair dryers! Ideal location a short walk from temple bar! A quiet hotel with no noise at nights from traffic etc! The breakfast was fantasric with plenty of choice of hot and cold options! A lovely quaint bar ideal to meet before going out on the town! Gary at the breakfast room was fantastic and looked after us well making my husbands champagne breakfast for his 40th birthday special! Also jade on the reception desk was fantastic and was a pleasure to arrive to, welcoming us and guiding us in places to eat etc!! Bobo's burger resturant is a must!!! We will defiantly be back! ??

  • 5
    « we had no problems »

    We stayed in a twin room which was very reasonably priced and quiet. The rooms are a little smaller than a typical premier inn in the UK, but not by much. As stated earlier; the towels are a little small but this is no great problem. We had a good deal for the breakfasts, which were buffet style " eat as much as you like" and the quality was good. The location is just off the main central road and was very convenient. For our mid week break is was ideal and we had no complaints. We usually stay in a premier inn in the UK if that helps. The place was very clean and tidy. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms had a free, good wifi signal.Therefore, I have no issues about recommending this hotel.

    3
    « Location, location, location »

    Yes, great location as it's within walking of most of tourist areas in Dublin - Temple Bar, Shopping, Museums, etc. But, it's in the middle (literally) of construction as a massive hotel is going up right beside and it seemed over top of it. It's on a side street, a 1/2 block off the main street, so GREAT location. It needs to spruce up a bit, but the cost was reasonable and it obviously was a hotel that dealt with groups and quick turnover of rooms. Rooms were small but clean. The breakfast was OK. Bar is OK. Would stay there again as bargain and other hotels in that area would be out of my price range.

    2
    « Treated Poorly on second visit to hotel »

    We stayed at the Best Western for 2 nights before Christmas 2015 and then for another night after Christmas. First time around was fine, but two of our three rooms faced the nightclub next door, and the people in those rooms were kept up all night bc of the noise. They opened the windows bc the rooms were very hot, and with no AC, the only way to cool them down was to keep the windows open. I asked about getting a high floor away from the noise when we returned to the hotel; I even confirmed this with the front desk before our arrival the second time around. We were assigned 3 rooms on the 3rd floor, and two were again facing the nightclub. When I complained to LISA about this, she split up our three rooms, and gave us two awful rooms that couldn't be switched (and she was not nice about it). One was small, dark, and felt like it was rarely used; the other smelled. Unfortunately, the front desk manager, Owen, said this wasn't like the U.S. where we were given a chance to pick our rooms... well, he was right, his hotel was certainly not run like the ones in the U.S.A!!!

    3
    « 1 night stay for hen weekend »

    Great rooms, clean and comfortable. We were able to check in early which was great as only staying for 1 night so we wanted to get out and explore Dublin. Very close to one of the shopping areas, close to taxi ranks and bus stops including sightseeing tour buses. Bar staff were very friendly, check out desk staff were rude when we queried our bill. be warned if you prepay and select breakfast they apparently don't take payment for it in advance so you have to pay on check out! If we had not have experienced attitude when querying the bill then I would have given this 4 stars. Breakfast was good - standard buffet style with plenty of choice

    4
    « Great location and value for money »

    Really enjoyed my stay the room was clean and had everything you'd expect. Just a 1 minute walk to oconnell street and 5 minutes to temple bar so it was ideal! Great price as well. Will definitely be stopping there again

    5
    « Great location »

    This is a lovely hotel, really clean, great service and good bar. Location is great, just a 10 minute walk to temple bar. Plenty of places to eat around the hotel ranging from fast food to nice restaurants to traditional pubs. There's a London shop round the corner or a tesco just beyond that if you need anything. Also plenty of taxis on the doorstep. A taxi from the airport was 21 euros but there's also a bus which stops right outside the hotel too. I couldn't fault anything and would definitely go back.

    4
    « Good modern room, worth for short stay »

    One night stay, hotel is easy to get to from airport (Aircoach 700, get off at Gresham Hotel stop and right around the corner). I was pleased with the room: comfortable and plenty of amenities. Like many other hotels, the shared walls are kind of thin, so you may hear your neighbor at various times. Location wise, walking distance from Temple Bar and Grafton St areas. Guinness storehouse is a 14€ taxi ride away. Would stay here again when in town.

    5
    « Great hotel, great position...everything was perfect! »

    I stayed 2 night in this hotel, and I found it perfect!The position of this hotel is amazing!It's very close to the Aircoach Bus stop that takes you to /from the airport. Besides it's right on O' Connel Street, full of restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and many more things! The staff of the hotel is very helpfull and kind, ready to give every kind of information you need! in a few words, my boyfriend and I warmly suggest everyone to choose this hotel :)

    5
    « Fabulous location at amazing price! »

    Stayed here in Jan for a hen do in a twin room. Lovely room, plenty of space, very clean with a lovely bathroom. Lobby is very well presented, beautiful mirrored lifts! Breakfast and two nights plus flights (separate flights with ryan air) all for under £100. Breakfast was very good, not at all greasy like others ive had and loads of other cold stuff too. Really good location literally just off the high street but set back enough from road to be lovely and quiet in our room which was at the front. Bus stop for airport was right outside hotel. Highly recommended

    5
    « Fantastic customer service »

    Just home from a weekend away with a group of 12 friends. The hotel is in a fantastic location. About a 10 minute walk from temple bar area. Jade on reception was fantastic, she went over and above my expectations to ensure we had a great break.

  • 4
    « Excellent location »

    The staff at this Best Western were helpfu;l and friendly we arrived early in the morning and although check in was in the afternoon they got us a room straight away The rooms were clean and ok size. The location was good. Off McConnell St a Main Street that runs across the river to the older center, 15 min walk.

    4
    « Central location »

    The Best Western Plus is in an excellent location for site seeing in Dublin. The hotel is situated just off O'Connell street. Less than a 10 minute walk to Temple Bar, Trinity College and a little further for Dublin castle and Grafton street. We the found the best way to get from Dublin airport to the hotel was to take the local bus no 16, which departs across the road from the terminal. Tickets cost around €3.10 for a single and can be purchased at the ticket machines at the bus stop or on the bus. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes. It's best to get off at O'Connell street then it is a less that 5 minute walk to the hotel. We were really happy with the room, it was clean and we didn't hear any noise from other guests. The wifi was fast and there is free luggage storage. I would definitely stay he again.

    4
    « Great location and value for money! »

    Great location in central Dublin - Had a really good time there! Quite located just off a main shopping street. Walking distance to sights, whiskey distillery, pubs, shops, easy access from airport, clean!

    4
    « Perfect location »

    Took family to dublin for panto show. And coming from dundalk on Matthews coach strategy off the bus and straight to the front door. Lobby is clean bright and spacious. Room recently done up loved that you still had the bounce in the carpet. Room was clean bright and quite spacious. Didn't avail of restaurant as was to late getting back from the show but breakfast the following morning gets top marks. If you travelling to the city and staying city centre then you could not do worse.

    3
    « Tiny rooms, tiny towels, central location... »

    Fairly close to city centre, just off Upper O'Connell Street, it takes about ten minutes to walk to Temple Bar so is nicely situated for the centre of Dublin. Check in was OK, both girls were on phones and another guy was chatting to them but did they acknowledge us reasonably quickly. Was quite surprised at how small the room was, which was a bit disappointing. The description of the room online also said it had air conditioning, it had an AC control panel but it doesn't exist! The towels in the bathroom were ridiculously small, not sure what sized person they are designed for... Breakfast was really busy in the mornings but we got seated quickly and there are plenty of food available. The housekeeping staff did a few things which really bugged me, one day we came back to find the window in the room open (unacceptable in my view as we had left it closed) and they also kept leaving the electric sockets switched on when there was nothing plugged in (why anyone would do this is beyond me).

    4
    « Dublin in Dec »

    The staff at this Best Western was exceptionally helpful. The rooms were small but clean and adequate. 3 star. The location was good. Off McConnell St a Main Street that runs across the river to the older center, 15 min walk. Near the hotel is city tour bus, Starbux, pharmacy, and Dublin Airbus to airport.

    5
    « Best location! »

    Central location! We booked this trip with national holidays and first experience of Dublin was fantastic. City on the hotel door stop, with lovely views nearby. The breakfast was absolutely lovely. A large range of everything. I had a fantastic time exploring Dublin and staying at this hotel, I'd highly recommend.

    5
    « Perfect location! »

    Friendly and helpful staff. Perfect location (even the airport bus stops just a few metres away). Room a bit small for 3 people, but modern and clean. Free wifi. Good breakfast buffet. Very happy with this hotel. Thanks.

    4
    « All around great stay »

    Visited Dublin for shopping before New Year's Eve, stayed in an extremely comfortable room, vibrant bar and delicious food. The Academy Plaza is so close to all amenities it makes the most of your time in Dublin. All staff that we met were hospitable and friendly. We'll definitely be back.

    5
    « A surprisingly nice hotel »

    This hotel is in amazingly good shape in a good location in Dublin. The rooms are well apportioned and most of the hotel has been recently remodeled. The Hop on - Hop off bus was right across the street so we were able to get on and tour around the city with little hassle. If you are staying in Dublin this is a nice economic place to stay.

  • 5
    « Review of Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin »

    My family found this hotel very central, the staff were efficient and friendly, hotel was neat and generally good value for money. At first struggled to find the hotel as it is just off the main street, but thereafter was very easy to locate

    5
    « HAPPY NEW YEAR !! »

    Fantastic service and friendly more than helpful staff, I chose this hotel as our 5 night stay was less than half the price of surrounding offers - but this is not a 'half price' place its clean and tidy and friendly - infact it was more upmarket than I expected, what else do you need ?! Walking distance to all the attractions we wanted to see, Temple Bar, Jamesons distillery, Guinness store house, Dublin castle, Shopping and dining out. The weather was rubbish but everything else about our stay was fantastic. Bus from the airport (747) stops right outside the hotel $6 each. Definitely staying there on our next trip - enjoy !

    4
    « Great stay in Dublin »

    Centrally located hotel in Dublin. Close to all amenities and entertainment. Very friendly and helpful staff. We had a family room which was fine for us with two older children. Housekeeping could have been more attentive. The shower leaked into the bedroom from under the shower tray and the shower door didn't close properly, which should have been picked up by the housekeeping staff before our arrival. Breakfast was good and they had a gluten free choice for my daughter.

    5
    « Exceptional Service »

    Definitely deserving of a 5 star rating! Due to our airlines lack of consideration for their travelers, we ended up in Dublin a day later then expected with no luggage for 2 days. The staff at Academy Plaza was more than helpful with absolutely every aspect of our stay. The location is by far the best in the city, O'Connell street is full of bars, restaurants and central to everything else you would want to get too. The rooms were very clean, bathrooms were spacious and the service was exceptional. We can't wait to go back!

    5
    « Perfect location »

    Stayed here at end of December for 2 nights. It's in perfect location & in walking distance to everything you need. Couldn't fault the hotel at all, it was clean & had friendly staff. They were very happy to look after our luggage free of charge when we checked out as-well as we had a late flight & didn't want to be carrying our bags with us. The bar next door is nice for a few drinks to start your night off :) Also they have fast free wifi which was handy to have.

    5
    « Perfect base to explore »

    I've never had better value or better service at a hotel. I've stayed at places fancier and pricier, but none were so solid all-around. The staff were lovely, everything was impeccably maintained and cleaned, and the location (steps from O'Connell street) was perfect. We spent Christmas in this hotel. The food at the restaurant was delicious, and they even set up a lounge for the guests with Christmas movies on a projector, card and board games and complimentary mince pies. This hotel would be a bargain at twice the price. It's not fancy, but there's absolutely nothing at all to complain about.

    5
    « Super Location »

    We stayed at this hotel for five nights back in June 2015. We booked far in advanced and got a great AARP rate. The hotel is in a super location off of O'Connell Street near restaurants, shopping arcades, and bars. It was also a block from our Paddywagon Tours pick up point which is an excellent tour company by the way. Back to the hotel. Since we arrived around 10 in the morning due to an overnight trans-Atlantic flight, our room wasn't ready. We purchased a Freedom Ticket that allowed us to use the Hop On Hop Off Bus which we caught just around the corner. The staff at the hotel stored our luggage away in a secure location until our room was ready. A helpful young gentleman assisted us with our luggage to our room which had a king size bed and overlooked the back of the hotel which wasn't an attractive view at all but we didn't mind. The room was comfortable and clean throughout our stay and we had no complaints. The bar and restaurant staff was very also friendly and hospitable. Again you can't beat the location and price of this hotel. Check out was efficient and a cab was called to take up to the Dublin Ferry Port to go to Wales and on to London. That part was "easy breezy"!

    4
    « Simply Lovely »

    We stayed for our first night into Dublin, and were very pleased with this hotel! Just a few stops from the airport on one of the buses, we quickly found the hotel, close to O'Connell street and the Dublin activity. We were early, and our room wasn't ready, but it was a Sunday, so that was understandable. The rooms were comfortable, the staff professional, and our stay far too short. Our taxi was waiting for us in the morning as promised, right on time. We will definitely be back!

    4
    « Fantastic lication »

    The location of the hotel was great, easy to get around anywhere in central Dublin. The airport bus stopped right outside the hotel which is so convenient. There were some noisy guests but that isn't the hotel's fault and they didn't keep me awake. I was disappointed that no adaptors were kept at reception and my only option was to buy one but next time I'll remember to bring the tight adaptor! The room was comfortable and the wifi was fine. Would recommend to others.

    4
    « Dublin for some racing »

    Great hotel and stayed here 4 or 5 times now. Always clean and well maintained. Staff helpful and good location for exploring the city. Stayed here with our family and kids liked it as well. Prices are reasonable.

  • 5
    « Friendly helpful Staff »

    Stayed recently Staff were great, great central location. Great value for money Hotel near all Dublin attractions and shops. I would be happy to recommend this Hotel to family friends and anyone interested in good value break in Dublin

    4
    « Lovely hotel with close links to airport »

    Booked this hotel due to good price on booking website. The hotel is situated at the top end of O'Connell Street, about a ten minute walk to Temple Bar and the shopping on Grafton Street. The hotel staff were friendly and although our room was not ready, they provided storage for our bags. Clean, comfortable room with modern bathroom and lovely power shower. Brilliant for airport links, get off the AirBus at stop 8 and the hotel is right outside. Personally I would prefer to be on the other side of the river slightly closer to Temple bar but this was not a major problem (only a ten euro taxi in the evening) and I would stay here again if the price was right.

    5
    « Prime location with a great staff!! »

    We started out in a 6th floor room but could not get heat situation taken care of so, front desk moved us to room 330. Rooms are small but clean. It was a bit tight with two people in here with two large suitcases. This room did not have the best view but that was not a big deal for us. It was close to the lifts. Bathroom has a great hair dryer and stand up shower. Tv is located on wall directly on wall at end of bed making it easy to watch and fall asleep with on. Staff here are most helpful and accommodating. All were friendly and cheerful. The hotel is situated right off O'Connell street making it easy to walk to many places. I would stay here again.

    5
    « Best Western & Plaza Dublin »

    Had great trip to Dublin with the family. Just after Christmas hotel was lovely.service at reception great, breakfast lovely and filling, next to major shopping centres and museums and entertainment.Rooms immaculate and staff excellent,will go back again and can thoroughly recommend hotel.

    4
    « Friendly Service »

    The whole hotel is full of kindness and courtesy. The service is helpful and understanding. There is a large and wide range of breakfast. The rooms are nice and comfortable. The hotel is centrally located (O'connell Street).

    5
    « Faultless »

    I have stayed at many hotels in Dublin City Centre and the Acadamy Plaza is up there with the best of them. We could not have asked for more during our stay over the Christmas period, the staff were fabulous, very helpfull, friendly and respectful. Rooms were spotless, have seen previous reviews saying the rooms were very small . . . . . .really ! not sure how big they want them then, ours was perfectly adequate for two adults and two cases. We had Christmas dinner at the hotel which was excellent and a great price. Location is great, close to all attractions, shops, bus stops We had an amazing time, for a price that could not be beaten . . . other Dublin City centre hotels could do well to learn from the Acadamy the Acadamy. Would definately recommend and will be first choice from now on :-)

    4
    « Very nice hotel the »

    The room was definitely a 4star great location for everyone staff very helpful only had Christmas dinner there 3 course first 2 was very nice but I ordered the Christmas pudding and cream what a let down it was the worst I have ever had cold pudding and what should have been cream there was the most tiniest sloop officers I Jazeera seen

    5
    « Excellent city centre hotel »

    We stayed here over three nights in the week before Christmas 2015. Everything was perfect, but we were particularly impressed by the friendly and helpful staff. We took advantage of a wonderful offer to stay at a remarkably cheap rate, but would have paid much more quite happily for this degree of comfort and hospitality.

    5
    « Great location and service »

    Very very happy with our stay. My husband and I booked two rooms for us to stay just before Christmas with our two teenagers. Because of the flight times, we arrived at 7.30 am and reception were happy to store our cases for us and arranged to save us two rooms next to each other with an adjoining door. It seemed nothing was too much trouble, really friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were perfect for our 3 night stay. Nice bar area. Breakfast wasn't particularly great but to be fair we didn't get down to the restaurant until about 5 mins before it closed, so not much selection left even though we paid full price. Great location, close to all central shops, restaurants and tourist stuff. 20 euros from hotel to airport. Highly recommend, would use again.

    4
    « Great location, clean and modern. »

    Stayed here for four days earlier this month with my boyfriend for a holiday. Fantastic location! Right near busses, restaurants and shops. Very clean and modern facilities. Dining available. Only downside no mini bar in bedrooms so couldn't take our own food in! Regular housekeeping

  • 5
    « Mr Allison »

    Had a great stay over Christmas. 3 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal. Great food, helpful staff and easy access to main shopping areas. Stayed un the Gresham before but Best Western Plus Academy Plaza hotel has a much more friendly ambience. Just what we needed to recharge the batteries from the rigor of 5 o'clock starts and 12 hour days. Other hotels could learn a lot from here Thanks again to management and all members of staff

    4
    « Lovely stay »

    This is hotel is in a great location pretty close to everything and near to where all the tourist buses go from. We were in a basic double which I must say is pretty small with only a small window, so don't expect amazing views. The room was however kept very clean and had a nice bathroom with a bath. We had breakfast included in our room and it was an all you can eat buffet style of fried brekkie and a continental, which was again very tasty and well worth the money. Having a best western card meant we had late check out which was a great bonus. The hotel was at capacity so we were unable to upgrade which was a shame however all the staff were so friendly and welcoming they made a great atmosphere in the hotel reception to be able to chill.

    4
    « Quick stopover »

    Perfect location - airlink bus stops just outside, 20 minutes from the airport. 2 minutes to O'Connell St and the shops. We didn't use the restaurant but found the hotel staff very friendly and welcoming. The room was excellent if a little small, but had everything we needed for a brief stopover in Dublin. Happy to recommend it!and

    4
    « Location is everything »

    The hotel is in a fantastic location, less than 20 seconds walk to the main drag. The airport bus drops off across the road in sight of the hotel and picks up on the near side of the road every 15 minutes. Check in was swift and staff welcoming. Room was on the second floor and very homely and clean with an ironing board, kettle, toiletries and very comfortable beds. Breakfast was poor in my opinion. I would have liked more fresh fruit and a larger variety of bread but it served a purpose. I would stay here again for the comfort and location.

    4
    « A great location in the heart of the centre »

    Stayed here on our trip to Dublin. The hotel is on the bus route, so made travelling from the airport easy. Quick speedy check in. The hotel room was compact, but we had everything we needed. The best thing was the location of the hotel. As soon as you left the hotel you were in the heart of the centre and only a short walk away from shops, bars and local attractions.

    4
    « Excellent location, rooms clean and comfortable. »

    The location is great, a short journey from the airport (bus stops close to the hotel) and a short walk to all the attractions, Guinness factory, Temple Bar, Castle. Rooms are clean and comfortable and have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Staff are friendly and helpful and the bar area is lovely, I would definetly stay again if I return to Dublin.

    5
    « Nice hotel, Will return. »

    I recently stayed here during the month of December, and it was the perfect hotel for what we needed. The hotel is ideally located just off O Connell street, and although it appears small from the outside, it is a nice size when enter. The check in process was very smooth, and although our room was slightly small, it was very very clean and quiet. The dinner in the bar was really nice, and the choices on the menu were really good. I look forward to returning.

    5
    « Great stay at Academy Plaza »

    Stayed at the Academy Plaza with my boyfriend and another couple recently. We had a great stay with no complaints. We arrived early and our room was ready so we're allowed access to it with no issues. Staff were friendly and helpful throughout the whole stay. Great location. Easily accessible and able to walk to the main sites. We walked to the Guiness Factory which took a while but if you fancy a stroll we passed the castle etc on the way. Airport shuttle bus stops literally right outside the hotel. 7th stop from the airport and a €10 return. Would recommend this hotel to those visiting Dublin and looking for a comfortable place to stay!

    2
    « Very bad rooms »

    The service and breakfast was ok, but the room was VERY bad.. First of all it was very noisy and you could heare evrything that people was talking about in the next room.. Also the door into my room had a 5cm gap so that did not make it any less noisy..

    5
    « xmas shopping »

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas for me ,without a couple of days in this lovely Hotel. For the past Four Years I have stayed here with a friend mainly to do Xmas Shopping. From the moment I enter the Hotel the buzz starts for me. The receptionists are what good receptionists are all about. Friendly, informative, and a willingness to make my stay as good as possible. And it is all along the board from the chamber maids, to the waiter/waitresses. Breakfast is self service and has everything you could want, from the fry up to fruits and Cheeses, cereals etc. Its all there. This year I was struck by how friendly the service was at breakfast. This very helpful waiter with a smile on his face despite being very busy as the Hotel was packed out brought our tea to us in no time at all and was eager to serve. And the other great advantage is that it's just a stones throw from Oconnell Street, Henry Street, Talbot street and also close to Grafton street . Not to mention the Airport Bus which stops outside the Hotel. We had a meal on the second night and opted for the burger special with a side salad. It was a very generous homemade burger, but my one gripe it was served on a board. I'm old fasioned and I like a plate. Anyway we had booked a spa treatment up off grafton street, It is Xmas and time to indulge, and our walk to it and from it gave us the chance to take in the festive spirit, while admiring the lights. After some serious shopping on check out day we still had some more shopping to do. And the receptionist very kindly held on to our hundreds of shopping bags while we ventured off again. So onwards to 2016 I will do it all again. This time I will take advantage of the spa thats now available in this Hotel. Cant wait to do it all again.

  • 4
    « Nice break away »

    I booked this a a treat for myself and partner for our anniversary. I cheekily asked for anything to make it extra special and upon arrival they greeted us saying happy anniversary and automatically upgrades us to a bigger room! Really nice treat! The rooms and clean and a nice size. Breakfasts are professional and offer a good range of food. We didn't eat there later on but the food smelt good. Friendly staff and I would Definately return. Thanks

    3
    « Very convenient location »

    Have stayed in this hotel a few times and always found it to be convenient for shopping etc., This time our room was very small - really a single room with a double bed but it was comfortable. The bathroom was small and the shower was not enclosed which meant that the floor got very wet when the shower was used. There was some works going on outside and the entrance was not very impressive! However, the breakfast was fine and the hotel is really convenient - shops, buses and luas within walking distance. Would stay again.

    5
    « Very nice Hotel just in the middle of Dublin »

    NIce Hotel, perfectly located in the very center of Dublin. Breakfast is breathtaking in terms of quality and choices available, considering that it's a non expensive Hotel. About the staff, let's say that the professionals both at the front desk and the restaurant are really nice and kind and make you feel well. When returning to Dublin, deifnitely this will be my choice again.

    4
    « Convenient location, clean, modern, friendly »

    We spent two nights here recently with 5th floor double rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. The breakfasts are really comprehensive. The rooms are very small but clean and modern and honestly there is everything you could need for a couple of nights stay. There is a large bar and seating area, ample lifts, friendly efficient reception, check in computers for your flights if desired (we did) and a restaurant which we didn't try because there are far too many places in nearby Temple Bar to eat and drink. The airport shuttle bus stops right outside the hotel The rooms are well soundproofed and warm The shower is powerful, there are no toiletries

    4
    « Couldn't fault the hotel! Great location, comfortable and Cosy »

    We stayed here for 2 nights from 14/16 Dec and I can't fault the hotel itself. Very clean and comfortable. Plush modern feel to the rooms and public areas! Location was great for the main shopping areas and airport bus stop is just outside the hotel(very handy) Breakfast was good too! Help yourself buffet style but good quality food! Only thing I was disappointed in was when asking a waitress in the hotel restaurant about a set meal deal they had going on, she rolled her eyes and stomped over to the phone to phone someone, her attitude didn't match the surroundings, it was as if we were being a nuance by asking. So we did not use the hotel restaurant after that greeting and went out for food. However there is some great bars and grills just around the corner Murray's bar in particular, serves found and has live music and Irish dancing every night at 9pm well worth a look!

    5
    « OVERNIGHT STAY »

    I have stayed here for the last few years at this time of year and it is my preferred hotel when staying in Dublin. The staff are friendly the accommodation is to a good standard with reasonable rates. It is relaxing and convenient to transport, shopping, restaurants etc. I would recommend this hotel for central Dublin.

    4
    « Weekend shopping in Dublin »

    Central hotel ideal for shopping and eating out. plenty bars and restaurants round about. Easy to walk everywhere and the tour bus stopped just minutes from the hotel. Airport bus stops right at door.

    5
    « Family weekend trip.8 adults and 3 children n my family have stayed here for 5 Dec. visits »

    Hotel is 2 mins walk from the exact centre of the city and 5 mins from the nearest luas stop at Abbey street. Shopping in Jervis, Ilac and Henry St. so convenient. All Hotel staff are so friendly and helpful. Important for us was that children were so well catered for and welcome.

    4
    « Good hotel - excellent value for money »

    Very good hotel, situated extremely convenient to O'Connelly street. Rooms are very clean and do have all the amenities they need. (coffee- and tea making facilities, in-room safe, ...) Breakfast was good (for the price paid) - a selection of Irish Breakfast, some croissants, breadrolls, ... Staff was helpful and friendly. Their restaurant for diner was very good too. We both had the fish and chips (presented in a lovely way) and this was delicious. The only minor negative point was the nightclub next to the hotel - ask your room away from the back of the hotel. Overall, we were very satisfied with this hotel.

    5
    « winter break »

    A couple of days away prior to Christmas. Didn't use may of the facilities but our experience was very good. Nice room, clean, everything we needed. Very comfy beds.There was a bit of noise from the outside bar next door at night but this did not prove to be a problem.

  • 5
    « overnight stay »

    Very central, clean comfortable and had a lovely stay, would recommend to anybody visiting the city. It was relaxing place to visit and the staff were very friendly. Didn't have the breakfast but looking at the menu it appeared to cater for all tastes.

    4
    « A Really Central Hotel For Everything. »

    I Stayed in this Hotel from Tuesday 8th December until Friday 11th December, 2015 The Reception staff were very friendly and welcoming. The foyer was quite big with plenty of seating. My issue however is with the bedroom. It was very small , There was no room for to put my case anywhere. So it stayed on the ground where I had to step over it to get to the bathroom. There was no toilet brush in the bathroom either. There was no bin in the room. I had a plastic bag with rubbish in on the floor under the dressing table and it stayed there until I left on 11th. The wardrobes had no doors on them either. However, the big NO, No was where the tv was placed. on the right had side of the bed Visualise this. I am lying on my bed looking at my dressing table and mirror straight ahead of me. I look to my right and very high up on the right haand side of the bed is the television. I am actually looking at this from a side view. I ended up turning the tv off as I had a creak in my neck and a headache The only way you could look at the tv straight on would be to sit on the toilet in the bathroom which needless to say I didnt do. However, I had my dinner in the bar the night before I left and I had my breakfast the morning I left. The food was really good and I would certainly eat there again. The Hotel couldnt be better positioned with all the shops and restaurants etc around/ Would I stay there again? Yes on condition that you put me in a proper single room and not that room up on 6th Floor

    5
    « Comfort right in the heart of Dublin »

    I recently staying in the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza in Dublin city centre and I must say I could not fault a thing. Even though it was extremely busy, staff were attentive and courteous, rooms were clean and warm, food was good and O'Connell St. is around the corner. Couldn't ask for more.

    5
    « Staff Xmas Party »

    We were a large group of staff staying in Dublin for our xmas party night. The room was a good size, nicely decorated, clean, and a very comfy bed. The room was warm and comfortable and I didn't hear a sound. Didn't avail of breakfast but the facilities were all 100% and all the hotel staff I encountered were pleasant and helpful. Would recommend.

    5
    « IASIO work christmas party »

    Excellent hotel to stay in, very central and service very good. All staff very helpful and friendly. Rooms clean and nicely furnished with good facilities. Had very nice luch and breakfast. Even though hotel is city centre very well sounded as no noise disruptions, lovely and quiet. Will be staying here again.

    5
    « Christmas Joy »

    I was also staying for a Christmas party. Our company uses the hotel every year. Not a single complaint...everything is just as you'd like it. Great breakfast too :) You can't get much more central, and the bar/lobby offers a great chillout zone

    5
    « Christmas Team Building »

    Stayed at Academy Plaza as part of Chritmas team building event. Superb facilities and very friendly staff. Excellent function rooms and catering facilities for large team meeting. Would highly recommend

    5
    « Surprisingly Good! »

    We had a fantastic stay at this hotel on Thursday night. The hotel is very centrally located yet quiet. The rooms are lovely - ideal for a short leisure trip or business visit. Free wifi, nice bar and lovely staff. Highly recommend!

    5
    « Dublin Christmas Party »

    The hotel room was nice, very comfortable and warm. Its in a fantastic location and the staff are very helpful! We had lunch there on the first day. The food was lovely and it was served very quickly which was helpful!

    3
    « Good value for price »

    The hotel room was reasonably size, didn't feel too crammed at all. The room felt a little dated but we were hardly in the room so it wasn't too big a concern. In walking distance to plenty of resteraunts and the main street. Easy access to and from the airport too as the airport bus drops and picks you up from a stop right outside the hotel (it is the 7th stop going from Dublin airport into the city).

  • 5
    « Location great, bedroom and bathroom spotless »

    stayed here on 10 Dec 2015 for one night. Within walking distance of the Train & Bus Station. !0 min walk and you are in the centre of all the shops. Clean and well kept bedroom and bathroom Nice bar to have drinks and snacks in. Staff helpful and friendly. Couldn't fault it.

    5
    « City break »

    Great hotel and location. Rooms a little small but when your out and about most of the day who cares. Definitely staying here again on next visit. Staff are very welcoming and are more than happy to help in any way possible. Central location for shopping and more importantly good bars nearby??

    4
    « nice room but woken up »

    i liked the room and the bed was comfortable but, considering the price range, i didn't really like being wooken up at 9 am (after late night) by the cleaning lady knocking with her key. and the tv remote wouldnt work (detail but should be checked when prepping a room)

    3
    « very tiny rooms! »

    wow, our bed took up the entire room with a little area to walk around the bed......had a hard time finding a place for our luggage.....also our room was by a corner bar and with ireland playing football.....it was loud most of the night into the early morning with people shouting and just talking outside the bar.......the common areas were nice and the rooms were clean.....our bathroom was a nice size and good water pressure for the shower.....but tiny, tiny, tiny.....have never been in that small of a hotel room.....

    4
    « Great position »

    Got a great deal £165 for three nights plus full Irish breakfast only £7 just off O'Connell street near all the buses etc Staff very helpful room excellent and clean all in all we had a terrific few days in Dublin. Think about the freedom bus pass for 33 euros available from the airport which allows you to use the airlink bus from the airport hop on buses and all public buses for 3 days we found it great value.

    5
    « Excellent location friendly hotel »

    We stayed for four nights 7th until 11th November three of us in two hotel rooms. The rooms were very clean, quiet, modern with a new shower room. All the members of staff we met were efficient, friendly and very helpful nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was excellent, lots of choice from hams, yoghurts, fruit, cereal toast and everything for a full cooked breakfast which set us up for the day. We ate in the restaurant the first evening that too was excellent, we all chose the lamb shanks and they were amazing. Twe we're so pleased with the hotel location a couple of minutes from the GPO on O'Connell Street. About two minutes walk to the city bus stops and the hop on hop off bus. It was their first pick up point so you could always get a good choice of seat on the bus. Just over 10 minutes walk to Temple Bar and just a few minutes more to Grafton Street, Trinity College etc. I will definitely be returning to this hotel next time I visit Dublin.

    5
    « excellent service »

    I contacted this hotel to make a booking for two nights I spoke with a member of staff in the reservation department. This particular lady named Susan went out of her way to facilitate me. I found her to be most helpful, polite and very friendly. I stay regularly in hotels, but this particular lady, I found, was exceptional in the ways she attended to my request. She certainly is an asset to any company. All staff at this hotel are very helpful. Thanks again Susan. Catherine

    4
    « Convenient, comfortable and accommodating »

    A comfortable and clean hotel very conveniently located near O'Connell Street and within a short walking distance of the main tourist areas and shops. We were able to check in on arrival at 11AM which was very helpful and they allowed us to stay an additional night at the same rate when our flight was cancelled. The breakfast can be purchased separately if you book on a room only basis and offers very good value for money. The bar is pleasant and unusually for a hotel is cheaper than the pubs we visited in Dublin. I would definitely stay again at this hotel with its accommodating and friendly staff.

    4
    « Good Location, Good Value »

    Location is good - just a minute onto the main street & if you are catching the airport bus, it couldn't be better placed as it stops outside the door. The staff were friendly, room was spacious & clean and the breakfasts were buffet style with plenty of choice. No noise heard from neighbouring rooms, nor from people passing by.Would recommend & would stay there again

    5
    « Great Weekend »

    brilliant hotel - bus stops outside the front door. we arrived at 9.30am on early flight but they gave us a room straight away which got the weekend of to a great start. Really clean warm rooms good facilities. Helpful staff - Catherine on reception helped with directions to places. breakfast really good - lots of choice and all food hot and replaced regularly 10 out of 10 from us

  • 5
    « My favourite hotel in Dublin! »

    Always stay in this hotel when travelling to Dublin. It has lovely bedrooms with very comfortable beds and luxurious bathrooms. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It is a short walk from O'Connell Street where there are bus stops, shopping and plenty of eating out options. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

    5
    « GREAT LOCATION »

    We stayed at this hotel in September. The bed was so comfortable I didn't want to get out. Great location step outside and your on O'Connell Street. Beautiful room. The staff was excellent. I would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « great »

    great hotel situated in a good location close to river and bars good restaurant and bar friendly staff will return only slight down side very noisy bar till 3am but not a real issue reasonably priced hotel will definitely book again

    4
    « Nice Hotel, Great Location »

    This is a nice hotel and is in a fantastic location in Dublin. The buffet breakfast has plenty of food and plenty of variety. It even has a gym downstairs, which is quite small, but functional (2 treadmills, x-trainer, bike & 1 total body weights machine). The location is excellent, just off one of the main streets (o'connell) and only a very short walk (5 mins) to the Liffey River. Good value for money.

    5
    « Excellent location with very friendly staff »

    The location was excellent..in the city centre with easy access to the bus for the airport and the luas. Very friendly and kind staff and willing to help us in everything we asked for. The wi fi was excellent. The room was big enough and the bathroom very big and clean.

    4
    « Long weekend in Dublin »

    Good hotel, very conveniently placed for bars and shops. 747 airport bus stops directly outside front of hotel, 10 euro return approx 30 minutes both ways. The hotel rooms are very clean and modern, but on the small side, breakfast very good with plenty of choice. Wi-Fi in hotel is free, excellent in rooms, but a little hit and miss in reception. O'Connell street with shops and bars 2 minute walk, Temple bar 15 minute walk. 9 adults travelled, and all agreed it was a good choice of hotel and would use again.

    4
    « Good Location »

    The Hotel is situated in a very convenient location just off O'Connell Street and within easy walking distance to Temple Bar and Grafton Street. Staff were very helpful and pleasant and made us welcome as soon as we checked in. Will definitely visit again.

    5
    « My favorite hotel in Dublin »

    Have stayed 3 times at this hotel. Always enjoy and look forward to the smiling and helpful staff at the reception. Extremely efficient, and have always made my stay a wonderful memory. Ideal for a shoppng weekend trip....also very close to shops, cinema and places of interest.

    5
    « A little out of the way but perfect. »

    We stopped in early (hours before check in) to inquire about nearby parking. They allowed us to check in early since our room was ready. Check in was super quick. Room was clean and adequate for three people. It's a nice walk down O'Connell St(food and shopping) to Trinity Collge(TA) and Grafton St(shopping). Enjoyed dinner at the hotel after our zip thru Dublin. The restaurant is nice but the chairs are a bit small. Service was quick and friendly. The food was really good and served in an appealing way. Had the best dessert of our whole trip there. I know they offer a reasonably priced breakfast buffet. However we did not partake. Checkout was quick and efficient. Overall the staff was super friendly and helpful. The hotel was nice and clean. The location is decent. We would go back.

    5
    « Clean, quiet, friendly, conveniently located »

    I arrived early in the morning after an overnight flight and was able to check in right away, at about 9:00 a.m. The room was on the small side, but very clean, comfortable, and quiet. The staff was professional, friendly, and helpful. I did not use any of the amenities (bar, gym, restaurant, etc.), so I can't speak as to those. For me the hotel was a place to use as a base as I explored the city and surrounding areas, and for that it was perfect. All the main tourist parts of the city were within easy walking distance: City Centre, Grafton Street shopping area, Georgian architecture around Merrion Square, St. Stephen's Green, North Side, basically everything. Other places I visited outside the city -- Howth, Glasnevin Cemetery, Kilmainham Jail -- were a short bus or train ride away. I read some of the negative reviews on this site before going over, but those did not match my experience at all. I would stay here again and would recommend it to others as an economical, convenient, comfortable place to stay.

  • 4
    « Comfortable hotel, near the city center, excellent service and cleanliness »

    The hotel is very close to the shuttle stop, in O' Connel Street, and a few steps from Temple Bar. It has a big and comfortable hall and a inner pub. The staff is very kind and provide a 24h service. We arrived late in the night and they suddenly gave us a beautiful room with a window over the bed. Unfortunately the heating didn't work so they try to arrange it at first and then gave us another room. This room was larger but has a disabled bathroom that was a bit uncomfortable for us but very useful for aged guests. Anyway the room was clean, with good bed linens, a safe and a tea service (only the first room) but a bit small. The hotel also offers massage service. The wi-fi works both in the hall and in the room. I certainly recommend this hotel to anyone.

    5
    « weekend with the girls »

    we visited Dublin 27-Th November 2015. The hotel was lovely , The rooms nicely decorated and the beds exceptionally comfortable. The shower was lovely and hot and there was everything we could need . Spare pillows, iron, ironing board and a free safe. The hotel was ideally located for shopping and hopping on the tour bus. Temple bar was walk-able but it was a bit cold and wet so ordered for a taxi. We only had snacks in the bar and the soup was gorgeous. We did not try the restaurant as had already booked other restaurants ahead of arriving. But looked lovely and the menu reasonable. will definitely go there again

    5
    « Great experience in a great hotel »

    The hotel has great location: right in the City Centre. VERY clean and tidy, with extremely attentive and hard working staff. Excellent restaurant: great food with very decent prices. Definitely would like to stay there again.

    4
    « Ideally placed for short stay in Dublin »

    This hotel is situated just off O'connell street and the bus to the airport stops directly outside the entrance. We stayed for two nights and found the breakfast to be very good value. Our room was a little on the small side but for two nights this wasn't a problem. The hotel is in a great position for sightseeing and Temple Bar. The shops, restaurants and bars are all within easy walking distance. Due to its handy location the hotel is very busy and popular with tourists.

    5
    « Will stay here again »

    Stay in Dublin a lot usually the south side of Dublin. Was checked in by a really helpful reception lady called Lisa who even checked me in a little early .room was great the beds were excellent.There was a very cosy bar with good food ,will definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    Just back from 3 days at this hotel, arrived at 10.00 a.m after an early flight hopeing to drop our case off and as our room was ready so we could check in straight away! All staff throughout the hotel were extremely courteous and very helpful nothing was too much trouble. Very nice breakfast And the meals in the restaurant were very tasty and prepared and cooked to a high standard! Hotel is just off o'connell street and is very central it is in a prime location, was in room 209 and never experienced any road noise. Yes some of the rooms are on the small size but you get what you pay for if you don't want a small room then don't book a 'basic double' got the air coach from Dublin airport which drops you off outside the Gresham hotel on o'connell street which is just round the corner from the plaza academy! Throughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel and will be returning next year!

    4
    « One night stay »

    Stayed here for one night while in Dublin. Very clean, helpful staff. Located right off of Connell Street, easy walk to many bars, restaurants and shopping. Had the breakfast buffet in the morning, very good and lots of options. 4 star only due to high prices for drinks in the bar! Go to a pub for the Irish experience! !

    4
    « Location, location, location »

    The hotel is located just off the main street which means very easy access to everything a tourist would want to see. Bedrooms were clean and comfortable and the staff helpful. We would rate the dining room as average, and not as interesting as many od the nearby pubs. Only negative would be a strong chemical smell in the corridor between the elevator and our room. Fortunately the small did not extend into the room. Would definitely stay at this property again.

    3
    « Tiny Room with Even More Tiny Bathroom »

    Even by European standards, it was a very small room. To close the bathroom door, I had to twirl 180 degrees around the toilet. Their all purpose soap/shampoo/body wash did not clean much and stayed in my hair for days. The youthful front desk staff smiled a lot but were incapable of answering basic questions, like how to make collect calls from our room. The only saving grace was that the hotel was central. Once again, essentials missing. We expect a bed with 2 sheets and a blanket (not a duvet, which is too hot for comfort and cannot be controlled), a simple bedside clock radio (not some junk feature on the TV) and tissue. These are not ?nice to haves?. They are basics. Towel warmers, tea kettles and clothes irons are superfluous and rarely used. We don't want or need those items. Hoteliers, please take note.

    5
    « Thank you Jade ( Receptionist ) »

    I stayed in many Best Western hotels around the world.But I must say since the moment I walked into the hotel. The staff have been very helpful. The hotel itself is very central, the room that we were in was very clean and In my opinion it should be 4 star ! I would like to use this opportunity to mention that I've received the best customer service of any other hotels I have stayed in the past. Jade was the most outstanding staff as she made our stay very welcoming and we will definitely be coming back. She told us at check in that her favourite thing to do is 'EAT', which I thought it was quite clever and amusing from her and then she recommended few places for us to go for dinner. Every time I see her she's always smiling despite how busy it was. She was multitasking with manners. She was very professional and it was noticeable to other guests. If I ever own a hotel I would hire this girl ! We stayed in room 712, My husband and I are both smokers so It was perfect. We received a FREE upgrade, so we enjoyed the space and other amenities. We had issues with our WiFi but Owen came up and fixed this straight away.

  • 3
    « Liked it before but room too small this time round »

    We have stayed here before and really liked it for location. While I would still recommend it for comfortable bed and quiet room, the room was so small that I went home bruised from hitting my leg off the bed. It felt like a single room with a double bed in. The bed has clearly caused problems for other guests as there are rubber guards protruding from the corners, but while these may lessen the extent of the injury, they make it more likely that you will suffer one.

    4
    « Great hotel »

    Spent overnight here as a shopping trip. 3 of us in room. Young man at reception up graded us from a triple room to quadruple room for free. Plenty of towels. Spotless clean. Free breakfast as part of our deal. Ate in the bar/restaurant steak was delicious for dinner. Breakfast was plentyful hot and very good. Check out was quick. On check out the girl stored our bags for the rest of the day in a secure room. Great location so near o Connell St. Great price129 euro for the 3 of us. Could not fault this hotel at all.

    5
    « Hotel Stay »

    We stayed four days. Reception staff and housekeeping were outstanding. Catherine at reception arranged for us to change our 1st room to another which was totally satisfactory. The room was very pleasant and housekeeping service excellent. The wifi connection worked very well.This visit was our 7th visit to this hotel in as many years, and it seems that our stays always get more pleasant. We will always stay at this hotel when we visit Dublin and recommend it highly to anyone who wants a reasonably priced hotel with comfortable rooms in a convenient location.

    5
    « Best hotel to stay in the city centre »

    Stayed here again this week for the U2 concert in Dublin. This isn't the cheapest place to stay but it is truely in the city centre being about 5 minutes walk from the GPO and Spire. Dublin has a long city centre, stretching from St Stephens Green to Parnell Square. This hotel is at one of that near Parnell Square, but also just off O'Connell St. We were there for 2 nights, We parked in the car park across the road (cost €12.50 for 24 hours with the hotel concession) and left the car there for the 2 days. Grafton St and the national Museum is about 1.5km easy city walk away. The Luas (Dublin tram) stop is near by but note there are really two Luas systems in Dublin and today at least they don't join. The one this hotel is near will get you to the Point, Houston station and the Guinness brewery. Yes the room was a bit cramped but it is a city centre hotel. Also note they are digging the city up at the moment working to link those two tram systems and some of the is happening outside this hotel, but again it is city centre and you have to expect some noise. In general the staff were friendly and helpful and the bed was comfortable. Not the cheapest you will get but did I mention it's great location and the easy access to the Luas!

    5
    « Enjoyed our stay »

    Location was great, right in the heart of the city. Room was very nice. Hotel breakfast was very good. The hotel restaurant was very good too. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Would stay here again.

    5
    « Fab, central hotel »

    A quality hotel. Pleasant, efficient staff. A clean room with a (too) comfortable bed and a good shower. Add in a central location just off O'Connell Street and a fab price and bingo! This is our second recent visit and it won't be our last.

    5
    « Great hotel, great location »

    I have recently spent 3 nights here. I previously stayed here at the beginning of the year and was so happy with it I knew it was the only place in Dublin that I would be staying in the future. The hotel is off O'Connell street which is a main road full of shops and bars. Everything in Dublin is pretty much walking distance but this hotel is perfectly situated to everything. The hotel staff are so helpful and friendly. The actual hotel is clean and modern. It is currently next to some building works which don't give you the best first impression, but look past that and it is a great place to stay.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    8 of us stayed here at the weekend with 3 separate rooms a quad room, triple room and a double room! The quad room was upgraded for us being my birthday which was a really nice touch, we had complimentary bath robes and slippers, the room was a decent size with 2 singles and a double bed! There was tea coffee facilities available in the room, flat screen tv! The bathroom had both a bath and a shower with shower gels, shaving foam and toothbrush! The hotel itself is just a stones throw away from oconnell street which is one of the main streets in Dublin, a 5 minute walk from temple bar also! We got 2 taxis from Dublin airport costing I think was 21 or 25 euro for each taxi to the hotel! The check in receptionist Jade was really lovely and very helpful giving us a map and some advice on good bars and clubs to go to in the evening, Thank you so much. I would highly recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Excellent Hotel »

    The hotel is covenientely located a stone throw from O'Connel Street but aay from the mess and parking is not a problem as the hotel has a preferential rate of just 5 Euro for the night with the Qpark just opposite.As soon as you walk into the lobby you can almost "breath" discreet luxury Rooms are spacious (I mean, the one I had, 613 was like this) and have also a sofa with a little table, they are spotless clean and double glazing ensures a perfect isolation Fluffy bathrobe, slippers and toiletries amenities are the ones you would expect to find in a 4 (if not 5) star hotel. WIFi works perfectly. Service is provessional but warm and welcoming. Rates are really value for money. I will definitely return if in Dublin again

    4
    « Easy access to everything »

    We booked a double two single bed room because they are slightly bigger than an ordinary double bed room. Good prices on hotels.com. The beds in our room were soft which we prefer. We asked for a quiet room because there are buildi