stayed for 3 nights in March for business and paid about 86 euro a night including continental breakfast. great location, right off the corner opposite national museum and leinster. took aircoach from airport and got off kildare street then 1 minute walk, the bus stop is directly opposite the hotel, return ticket 14 euro. check in at 1400 and been told the room won't be ready for another 30 minutes, and i should have a walkabout; they said they can keep my luggage and have it in the room when the room is ready, inconvenient but nevermind, i wandered to dawson street and have lunch, still carrying my handbag and laptop and valuable stuffs that i didn't want to leave in reception. went back after lunch and went up to my room, to my pleasant surprise, the room was bigger than usual, with two big windows looking out to molesworth street, plenty of light. the room was clean and smell fresh, have a big safe inside wardrobe big enough to put the laptop in, have flatscreen tv but only 18 channels, have tea coffee making facilities, hairdryer, toiletry was nicely presented with soap shampoo shower gel and body lotion, shower cap. also have trouser press. unfortunately no fridge. internet was free but need to get a new code everyday so that was very inconvenient. the connection was inconsistent, first night it was superfast, then next night it kept cutting off, not good when i was talking on skype; the third night it kept cutting off again then code expired, it was midnight and i was in pyjama, frustrated but couldn't be bother to go to reception and asked for a new code, the connection was crapped anyway. reception and restaurant staff were friendly and personable. room decor was very dated and would do with a freshen up. decor style was more of a conventional one but suit well with the building style. breakfast buffet was bad, not much choice, may add a few more euro to get the irish cooked breakfast but i need to lose weight so sticked to continental healthy option. the bathroom over the sink light was not working, hot water took a while to heat up, need to run the shower for a minute or two before jumping in. the water stopper in wash basin was missing, although there is a black plastic plug provided, small objects such as jewellery or make up item could easily fell into the big dirty hole in the middle of the sink, there was nothing to stop them, so i use the black plastic plug to half plug in just to form a barrier to stop thing dropping into the drain. awkward. bathroom design was also poor, have undefined corner that was no use, yet not enough surface space to put makeup bag or even hooks to hang towel near the shower. providing some sort of shelf in the empty awkward corner next to wash basin would do the trick, i had to put my makeup bag on the flush tank over toilet, disgusting. acoustic was poor, could hear alarm gone off from parking car along the street every night. also there was a water pipe going through the corner of the room and when room upstair used the shower, water sound really loud in the room. however, apart from all these defects, the bed was very comfortable, the hotel was good overall and i will stay again just for the location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buswells is centrally located, a short stroll from St. Stephen's Green, Trinity College, Grafton Street and many other visitor attractions. Relax and unwind after a long day in the busy city in our lounge. Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all bedrooms and public areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Buswells Hotel Dublin