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Dublin, Ireland
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

I've never stayed in the hotel but the spa is definitely worth visiting. They have an extensive list of treatments and they use organic Irish products. I can definitely recommend their facials and massages. My friend had a milk bath which from what I was amazing. It's a quiet and relaxing - simply a great way to spend an afternoon.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Stayed here when it was La Stampa and had a great time! For this reason we booked it again. We had a terrible experience. Noise level was unbearable! We had to get out of bed at half twelve and ask to be moved to another room. They did move us but the room we were given had lights that didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

When this hotel was La Stampa, it was glorious. The staff were friendly & accommodating and the facilities in the hotel were endless. Now it's the Dawson, 'they' have changed the lay out of the hotel which will find guests having to walk up 2 flights of stairs to get to reception. On arrival you need to search for hotel... More 

6 Thank Jenna A
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The hotel has taken a severe downturn since its La Stampa Days. The reception upstairs is poorly sign posted and inconvenient. I'm 5 months pregnant and whilst there was a porter to take my case to my room, I had to get up two flights of stairs to check in by myself! The resturant was closed - also very inconvenient... More 

3 Thank Jessica S
Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Very nice hotel, very cool and excellent location. I stayed here with friends on NYE and was pleasantly surprised how nice it was. Two complaints though our room was extremely hot with the window open all night we couldn't get the aircon working properly and then we only had cold water! When i called reception about this i was told... More 

1 Thank Karen N
Ann O, Manager at The Dawson Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your kind comments on The Dawson Hotel & Spa. The water issue you experienced was sorted out as quickly as possible. Heating is individually controlled by hand held remote controls and our porters are always happy to reset should it prove too warm. We apologises for the issues you experienced. Please contact me directly should... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Good value and polite staff Clean and also in a super location Downside no lift and like several boutique hotels badly sited plugs I would definitely stay again but will bring an extension lead to power my phone and tablet

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Ann O, Manager at The Dawson Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your kind comments on The Dawson Hotel & Spa. Our central location close to St. Stephens Green and Grafton Street is convenient for our leisure and corporate guests alike. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

I had previously stayed at La Stampa, as it was previously called - have no idea what has gone on in intervening years.....other than not a lot! My husband had booked a junior suite, on the 3rd floor, which is really the 4th as you have to walk up 1 floor to reception. There are many stairs, and be aware... More 

1 Thank Elaine L
Ann O, Manager at The Dawson Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for reviewing The Dawson Hotel & Spa. I appreciate your comments and we are working hard to address the issues you have raised. The Dawson Brasserie operator made the decision to withdraw and we now operate Breakfast only at the present time which we hope to change in due course. The website is brand new and... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

The room was lovely, large and clean and the service was friendly and efficient. It is probably not the place for sensitive sleepers as you can definitely hear the music from the nightclub. However, it was just background noise, not particularly loud. Coming from NYC, street noise is a constant, so I found the noise somewhat familiar. The bed was... More 

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Ann O, Manager at The Dawson Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your kind comments on The Dawson Hotel & Spa. We are centrally located in the beautiful leafy St. Stephens Green Area and as such subject to city centre noise. Sams bar next door has a DJ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights to 3am which can affect a portion of the bedrooms. We are delighted... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Despite what Ann the manager says under all the bad reviews wriiten here the noise here is not 'A seasonal' affair. This hotel, billed as a spa hotel, has a very loud nightclub inside it EVERY thu, fri, and saturdy night. Until 3.30 am. So loud indeed that I had had to keep moving the crockery in our room as... More 

2 Thank ciaran1916
Ann O, Manager at The Dawson Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to review The Dawson Hotel & Spa. We are indeed a lively venue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights when a DJ plays in Sams Bar next door until 3am.and a certain amount of rooms are sold as Vibrant rooms to include a welcome cocktail on arrival as a welcome. December party... More 

Annecy, France
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116 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

I had been told that the Dawson had been refurbished and so was hoping for a modern refreshed room. Clearly they haven't finished because my room was far from it. This resulted in an disappointing, irritating and finally uncomfortable stay. I had high hopes upon arrival and the reception staff are friendly and efficient and the property OK and well... More 

1 Thank TheMcBains

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dawson Hotel is Boutique Townhouse Hotel ideally located on Dawson Street in the heart of Dublin's city centre, with Trinity College at one end of the Street and St. Stephen's Green at the other. Dublin's main shopping district Grafton Street is a short stroll from the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Dawson Hotel & Spa

Address: 35 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly La Stampa Hotel)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $167 - $427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dawson Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
La Stampa Hotel Dublin
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#48 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
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“Beware the stairs and ask does room have a view”
 of 5 bubbles 1998hanjon, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were on the top floor and still noisey”
 of 5 bubbles michaeldO2263VL, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 402!!!”
 of 5 bubbles GordonT54, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Call before you book to check functions at the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles jasonmO3580LI, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our junior suite was on the street side and we did experience some noise on Saturday night, but the the double windows minimized the noise.”
  • The mayor's house across the street from the hotel
  • The bathroom was spacious and had a tub, separate shower and double sink
 of 5 bubbles 554PaulR, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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