The hotel is ok if you manage to get it when Travel Lodge have the £10 room sale on. We paid £20 per night for a double room - so cant moan about that! The room and the whole hotel reaked of smoke (am not sure what the smoking policy is in Ireland, but the coridors and everywhere smelt. As none smokers who requested a non smoking room this really put us off. The curtains also has fag burns in them. Other that that the hotel was good and the staff helpful. Dont be fooled by the 'Travel Lodge City Centre' name either, it is close but i wouldnt say city centre. Turn left out of the hotel and walk 15/20mins will bring you to Grafton Street - Great for shopping, Pandora, LV, Prada, Topshop, Monsoon etc. O'Connell Street is about a 30 min walk away but you go via Grafton street so not far at all when you are in and out of shops. Their is a Lidle and Aldi on the hotel door step so good for getting bits and bobs, along with a Domino's and various other takeaways. Taxi from the airport will set you back 30e - 40e each way depending on traffic and days of the week. the best thing to do is get a return bus ticket for 10e - bargain! Their is bus stops all over the place and its easy to see what time the bus is. the bus doesnt take notes thou so have plently of change on you! I recomend the Guiness Store House and the Jamesons distillery. Will defo go back to Dublin but maybe not the Travel Lodge. P.S drinks in Temple Bar are a complete rip off 7e a pint! Can get just as nice pubs/entertainment a bit further out with normal priced drinks ")
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25 February 2012
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Many thanks for taking the time to review our property.
This property I am delighted to say will be a Non Smoking building from April 1st 2012.
Currently in our property we do offer a select number of smoking rooms. We confine these rooms to a seperated area, this we do so we can eliminate the smell of smoke through the building. Also our staff complete corridor walks at regular intervals to ensure smoking is not occurring in any other part of the property.
I do apologise that on this occasion that you felt the property smelt of smoke.
We do hope however that with the news of this property becoming a fully no smoking building you will visit us again in the future.
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