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Great central hotel in the party city!
Arlington Hotel (Dublin)
Member Name: Just1
Arlington Hotel (Dublin)
Date: 17/01/02, updated on 17/01/02 (133 review reads)
Advantages: Centrally located, Large bar, Live Music
Disadvantages: Can get busy at weekends, Food service in bar not good
My best friend and I have visited Dublin over 7 times in the past couple of years and we always stay at the Arlington Hotel.
The hotel is right next to the O'Connell Bridge and overlooks the river Liffey. Temple Bar is a 5 minute walk and it takes about 10 minutes to walk up to Grafton Street where the main shops are.
There are 115 rooms, the rooms are pleasant and have a decent sized bathroom. The rooms are quite well sound proofed so you don't get disturbed too much by people coming in from the nightclubs.
The room rate (usually 75 euros per person per night at weekend dropping to 60 euros per person per night during the week) includes a full irish breakfast. They have recently moved this to be a buffet style breakfast which has removed some of the delays which occured in the past.
The bar is one of the largest in Dublin and doormen ensure that people are over 25 and they do not tend to let hen parties or stag weekends in. Bar prices are more expensive than UK but pretty in line with rest of Dublin. (Pint of beer = 4 euros)
The bar has a medieval theme (it is called Knightsbridge)and has plenty of seats and bar stools. There is live music on Sunday to Thursday evenings. On Friday and Saturday nights, there is a DJ from 9:00 onwards. In the cellar there is a nightclub (playing chart music) which holds about 300 people, it is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. It is free to hotel residents and cost 7 euros if you are not a resident.
The bar has food all day which consists of a cavery for lunchtime until early evening and then it transfers over to a bar snack menu. The service is not exactly proactive and you have to make a real effort to get a waitress to come over but the food is of a reasonable standard.
Staff at reception are very helpful, they know a lot about the tourist attractions and transport arrangements.
Their website contains more information and includes an on-line
It costs approximately 20 euros for a taxi from the airport to the hotel. If you prefer a bus, there is a regular service but it stops on O'Connell Street which is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The bus costs 7 euros per person.
Overall, an excellently position pleasant hotel with good nightlife.
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