“ 23-25 Bachelors Walk, O'Connell Bridge, Dublin 1. Tel: 353 1 804 9100, Fax: 353 1 804 9112. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org „
I have never stayed here but on my many trips to Dublin I have spent many nights in the bar, one weekend we chose to spend the friday, saturday and sunday night here due to it just having it all! Entry is free, which isn't unique but is a contributing factor, and entertainment is live and on every night. We've seen all sorts of shows over the years including the traditional Irish dancing, up and coming bands, traditional Irish groups and so on. I've never ever seen a show here that I did not love. You can guarantee you will have a good night if you spend it here. Drink prices are average, being Dublin and an iconic hotel it's not going to be cheap. Unlike many though, the service is quick, efficient and friendly with all bar staff taking the time to have a chat and service with a smile is usual. Toilets are really well kept and the smoking area is one of the better ones, though small. I am yet to find anything wrong with this place.
My husband and I came to the Arlington for a short honeymoon a couple of months after we were married. The hotel is really nice. It's very central for most things. Temple Bar is around 5 minutes walk over the river, the main shopping areas are 10 minutes away and it's a short bus or taxi ride to the airport. The staff are really friendly in the hotel. We arrived at 10am and check-in wasn't until 2pm but someone came and collected our bags for us from the front desk and stored them so we could get out and explore the city before check-in. The room itself was fairly spacious, comfy bed and nice and clean and looked out over the back of the hotel. The public areas (lobby, bar, restaurant, corridoors etc) are all also very clean and tidy and the hotel itslef seemed very quiet (apart from the bar obviously!) We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant in the evening but we had breakfast there one morning which was lovely. Plenty of choice from a full fry-up or a continental, all cooked really well and plenty of it. We had breakfast quite late but they hadn't run out of anything and the food didn't taste like it had been sat warm for hours We were really pleased with our stay at the Arlington and would definately return again.
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 booking service. 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.
Last year I was 30. My birthday is the day after St. Patrick's day. I thought what better place to celebrate than Dublin, being as I am half Irish. My wife and I, along with four friends took a four day break to celebrate and to take in the Festival. We arrived on the 15th and had a nice relaxing drink on our first night. Over the next couple of days we took in the seperate events of the festival including the parade. Then on the 18th my wife took me to the Jameson Distillary. Had two samples of the 'spirit of life'. Afterwards we took a walk back into the city. Now the distance between the distillary and the ARLINGTON is about half a mile, if not more. I suffer from MS and a walk of that distance is a problem and by the time we reached the Liffey I had become very steady on my feet and we looked for a comfortable place to sit and to take in the atmosphere of the festival. The Arlington offered both of these, and whilst my friends took a seat, I went took the disabled bathroom. On leaving and whilst attempting to join my friends in the bar, I wasx stopped by the doorman. He informed me that I had to leave. Even after my wife and I had explained the reason for my staggering and my friends had displayed and confirmed that nobody was drunk, we were forced to leave. Severely dampening our spirits. It did not stop there. On our return to England we wrote a letter to the Dublin Tourist Board. They forwarded our letter onto the Manager of the Arlington, and to cut a long story short, the reply was basically 'We don't care'. Of the whole trip, which was a brilliant experience, it was this incident that was only bad point.