The location could not be better. The Airlink Airport bus stops right outside and the stop for returning to the aiport is right by the front door. Its no more than a 2 minute walk to the Post Office, the tram and frankly anything else you might want. 5 minutes gets you to the Halfpenny Bridge and 10 minutes sees you in Grafton Steet.
The staff are all very friendlly, efficient and helpful. Ther's a good choice of English Language stations on the TV and the beds are comfortable.
One word of warning - if you are a light sleeper or retire early DO NOT take a room at the back - as this is only a matter of yards away from a large screen outdoor TV and bar venue and the noise can be quite racous until well into the early hours. The hotel really does need to invest in triple glazing for these rooms as I am sure there will be problems for anybody located there.
That's the only reason I've rated this as a 4* venue as its a 5* place in all other respects. As a Best Western Reward Card holder I was supposed to be allocated the best room within the category booked - so I guess some of the rooms must be worse (for noise).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is located in the heart of Dublin, just off the capital's main thoroughfare. Our hotel boasts 304 stunning new bedrooms and suites, with modern facilities in all rooms. Hotel amenities include a stunning marbled lobby, Sir Harry’s Grill Bar & Bistro, 5 meeting rooms, an On Site Fitness Room, Beauty Salon and complimentary WiFi access throughout the entire hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Dublin
- Dublin Best Western