I travel for a living. This hotel is top-notch.
We checked in at 11:30 pm on late arrival. We booked through lastminute.com and our reservation had not made it to the hotel. The gentleman at the front desk was very kind, and even gave us an upgrade to the deluxe room because of the error on the website's behalf.
The hotel is spotlessly clean, and the staff was still polishing tables and working, despite the late hour. One employee in particular, Francisco, was amazing. He brought room service late one night on my stay. He also noticed I had the sniffles from a cold and brought me a box of tissues in a small bag while I was in the Lobby Lounge. Another time, my fiance asked for toothpaste at the front desk and it made it back to the room before he did!!
THE BED is the most comfortable bed I have had the pleasure of sleeping on. I'm still dreaming about the silky soft cotton sheets and beautiful fluffy king sized pillows. Seriously some of the best sleep I have had in Ireland.
The location is good enough. A 6 euro cab ride (from one of the many waiting cabs in queue outside) will get you around most places if you don't want to walk. St. Stephen's Green is literally on the corner.
I can't speak to all of the hotel food, but the chicken club at the Lounge was tasty. I tend not to eat where I sleep. Check out Green 19 for lunch or Dunne & Crescenza for dinner.
I have no negative comments about any part of this hotel. It is perfection, even down to the thick, quilted toilet paper.
I went here for lunch yesterday. The steak sandwich was just ok. It came on really nice crispy ciabatta with a sweet onion marmalade and blue cheese. There was supposed to be chunky chips. While they were nice they were definitely not chunky! Skinny fries for sure. There was no salad or garnish of any kind which is why I dropped a couple of stars. They did have lovely loose leaf tea which made up for the lunch somewhat but the little nibble of a biscuit they put on the saucer was a joke it was so small!
The lounge itself and the bathrooms were very cold and we moved seats trying to warm up. Nice bright room but lacking atmosphere. Expensive enough for what you get.
The hotel is nice and the staff is ok. But the breakfast was impossible to eat. The waiting time at the bar was also insane.
Not the level of a Conrad
Location is super centrally located so, great for walking.
Parking underneath hotel is a plus, but expensive.
Rooms and amenities are nice. Rooms seem renovated relative to hallways.
If a business traveler, and commuting to the North side, can be a bit of a pain especially on the way back (you are talking an extra 10 minutes of commute)
Gym is in the basement so a bit sad. A few cardio machines (treadmill, bikes, etc.) with built in TV/internet, then 3 benches for dumbells up to ~40lbs/20kg or so, and a cable machine, and a couple leg machines. Central TVs. Towels, cold water, some apples.
Back in the days of yore when I was a wee nipper, my parents took me to the Concert Hall for a massively long work that needed an hour long interval to allow the performers to recover. During this interval we trooped over to the Conrad bar to get food and general nourishment. From what I remember we ordered quick and easy food on the basis that we wanted to get back to the music on time. It was the kind of food that requires a deep fat fryer and a person to make sure nothing goes on fire. to make a long story short we never saw that food. The service was oh so bad that we left never to return again.....until, many moons later, I got a job nearby.
I am pleased and relieved to say that the Conrad has upped its game considerably. Should you want lunch food for example, might I recommend heading to the bar where they have a rather excellent menu and are perfectly happy to serve gluten free bread if required although it does have to be said that they do occasionally run out of the stuff.
The staff are excellent as they are friendly, efficient and do go out of their way to help. Also there is never a rush to finish which can be a shame when you forget what time is it.
Upstairs in the lobby is probably my favourite bit though. The seats are comfy, the staff are once again excellent and the hot chocolate is amazing! They even put it in a pot if you want but that could just be me. Anywho! There's free wifi so if you have your laptop or fancy phone then you can sit and relax but be warned the place is ROASTING in summer with the sun shining through the glass roof area. How staff aren't keeling over I will never know. They recently also brought in a pianist to play mood music. This is both good and bad. Good in that she is very good and pleasant to listen to. Bad in that it encourages the local drunk to have a tinkle himself. In fairness he plays the Eastenders theme moderately ok but after four times of hearing the one song it gets kinda old. Seriously!
The one thing I will say about the Conrad, and it is the reason it only gets 4 stars, is that at a christmas party one year the food served was not exactly roasting and the potatoes were similar in texture to hard play dough. The standards may have risen for large groups but I wouldn't be rushing back to make sure.
On a final note, Pavarotti once stayed there so I'm guessing the rooms ain't too shabby either :)
I can't review the service in the rooms, as I was only in the lounge areas a couple of times to meet colleagues and have a drink or two. Comfortable seating in a very open area, the bartender came to the tables to take drink orders. One Guinness, four half-and-half Guinness/Smithwicks and a Heineken. Not terribly expensive.
The hotel room I did see briefly (to store my suitcase with a colleague) looked decently comfortable enough with plenty of light and space with a good work desk area.
Note that the Conrad is a five-star member of the Hilton chain.
What great customer service!!! My mom and I stayed here last year on our visit to Dublin. We stayed for 5 days and felt completely spoiled! The rooms were very spacious with everything you needed including robes and slippers. The beds were so comfortable! At night they would come in and get our rooms ready for bed - turn the radio on to soft jazz, slippers next to the bed, and those little details that felt great after coming back from a long day of touring.
The breakfast buffet was good. I now crave scrambled eggs, sauteed mushrooms, and pork beans every so often at home.
I had a drink at the bar one night. Very friendly atmosphere. The bartender was very attentive.
If you want to get spoiled, I would recommend staying here!
Business hotel, good location, very good and attentive service.
Excellent breakfast that is free if you are on of the lucky ones who stay at too many Hilton properties.
We were able to walk all over Dublin with this as our home base.
What a wonderful hotel and experience in Dublin. It was our last night on our vacation and we definitely enjoyed the fantastic service and accommodations that the Conrad provided.
This classic yet contemporary hotel is located opposite the National Concert Hall which makes it in walking distance of most of Dublin's sights and main streets so perfect for tourists with money to burn.
The rooms are light and airy and painted and decorated in calming muted tones but if you can afford it go for the fab Presidential Suite. The suite is pure indulgence with great views, plasma screen tv. home cinema option and a dining room for up to 12 guests!!!
There is a great cocktail bar and a wonderful seafood restaurant on the ground floor and a traditional Irish bar, which lays on great bbq's during the summer months. These bbq's are a great way to meet people and free tour guides as they are really popular with locals as well as hotel guests!
This was my first trip to Dublin, so I wanted to stay close to the town center. It was the week before Christmas and they had a killer deal on their rooms.
The Hotel is fantastic, as you would expect from Hilton's premier brand. I really enjoyed my stay here. It is a 5 minute walk to the light rail, across the street from St Stephens Green park and there some great local bars also within a 5 minute walk.
Highly recommended, especially if you can get a killer rate :)
My wife & I stayed at two properties while in Dublin. It was a Marriott vs Hilton showdown....Shelbourne vs Conrad. Really close battle, but Shelbourne takes the win.
Here's are my quick thoughts on the Conrad:
- Great location 1/2 block from Stephen's Green
- Basic room provides great night's sleep and the bathroom is a cut above even in the standard room
- Breakfast buffet was a good spread
- Possibly one of the best Diamond benefits I've ever heard of is free Valet (unheard of)
- If you're used the newer Conrad's in the US, it's worth noting this is an older property. However, it exceptionally maintained
- Internet has to be one of the most annoying internet setups I've run into - what happened to room number and last name?
- Gym is 1989 - terrible
- Wife thought the hotel lobby smelled like the W Vieques which is always a plus
The Conrad Hilton has become my standby place to stay in Dublin in recent times (when there's no family & friends to take me in!) it's a good mix of the superior hotel and the casual & informal - an unusual mix in Dublin, where places usually tend towards one or the other: stuffy and a bit pompous, or high-fashion & a bit crass and annoying.
On this occasion, I was arriving in Dublin first thing in the morning after an overnight flight. I had contacted a number of hotels about the possibility of early check-in. The Conrad Hilton was the only place that responded to me. They didn't promise me a room - however, after I arrived at 9am and enjoyed a (much appreciated) Irish Breakfast, the room was ready for me - a blessed treat after a demanding, long flight.
The rooms are modern and spare, in a Nordic blonde-wood kind of way. Comfortable and spacious and bright, with comfy beds - ideal for my needs.
I have some small quibbles - the public WiFi in the lobby is poor & unpredictable (and, like most high end hotels these days, the WiFi mysteriously doesn't extend to the upstairs rooms!), and when I arrived at 10:03 for breakfast, I was informed that service stopped at 10am. (He seated me anyway - so it was a minor glitch...) in general, the place is pleasant and agreeable, and the staff are unfailingly polite and friendly. The location is almost perfect - a 2 minute walk from St. Stephens Green, and the prices (in these days of the ailing Celtic Tiger) are very reasonable for what you get (EUR 120 for the night, in my case.)
This is a great hotel to stay at in Dublin. The staff of the Conrad are incredibly friendly and helpful and were more than happy to tell this American girl on business where to have a little Irish fun! The beds were comfortable enough for me to go into a deep sleep and adjust from being in NYC to Dublin!
Next work trip..or leisure trip to Dublin, I'm definitely going to push for the Conrad again. It beats the last hotel we stayed at that is said to be owned by a famous Irish band!
Great business hotel in the Center of Dublin.
The staff and concierge were all exceptional. My family and I stayed for 3 nights and it was superb. The location is central and great for business travel. One night the wireless went down and we all received personal apologies with complementary wine and chocolates. The wifi was restored a bit later and was no nuisance.
Downstairs is also a great place to grab a cup of coffee in the morning and savour the newspaper.
I would not recommend this for hotel for groups traveling with children, simply because it is more business and adult friendly.
Conrad Dublin and Alex Restaurant is a seafood restaurant, which focuses on seafood and fresh ingredients,
The best dish in there is the grilled dover sole with langoustine brandade potatoes, basil and tomatoe salad with mixed herbs and lemon olive oil dressing on top, this dish is really delcious yummy.
The restaurant has seasonal menu's from traditional menu's to contemporary dishes. They also have a wine menu and the service is great.
Wi-fi is not free. We had to pay 5euros a day for it. To use the tv you have to navigate a while past the paid programming. The penny pinching was annoying but the hotel itself was very clean and modern.
Attended conference. Nice meeting room, great food, staff efficient. Only negative is awful coffee (thank you Cafe Sol round corner)
Stayed here over new years and I would have to say that the accommodations are great but the big seller here is the hospitality of the staff. They were gracious enough to go out in the rain to check on venue tickets and go to the convenience store to pick up some things that we wanted. The restaurant has good food and is decently priced for a hotel. From this hotel you can also walk down to Stephen Green and a short ride to Temple Bar area. The only negative I would say is that the beds could have been a little softer for me.
I really had a great time here. The best compliments are reserved for the staff. Every one I ever interacted with were very pleasant and helpful. Especially the concierge desk, those guys know everything you want to do and can help you make it happen.
Proximity to Stephen's Green is a definite plus for afternoon walks and people watching.
The suite I had was very nice. Roomy with an excellent view of the lit concert hall at night.
If I ever find myself in Dublin again I would love to stay here again.
Most of the hotel amenities are pretty good, but to have a Wifi service this crappy and to charge guests for it (for a high price) is pretty inexcusable. I feel like I'm transported back to 1996 with 56k service.
It's depressingly telling when the pubs nearby are more high-tech than a supposed five-star hotel. Fix it.
I strongly recommend this hotel if you are looking to be in the city but want somewhere quiet enough to get a nights sleep. The Conrad is part of the Hilton group so you can get BA or Hilton points with your stay. We chose this hotel because of the location and the rooms looked nice and spacious, it lived up to its promise. We had to pay a bit extra than some of the other hotels though. When i arrived a lady was playing the grand piano in the large foyer and bar area, the staff were genuine and frendly, the room was big, bright, clean, had a great big bed which meant we got a good nights sleep. We didnt eat there so i cannot comment on the food, but they have a restaurant which looked nice with a nice menu. A short walk through the park and you are in the city centre. The airport coach drops off just round the corner in Lower Leeson St.
Did you know that you can enjoy afternoon tea for 2 here for just over €20? And that's €20 between TWO! You get a huge pot of tea and a cakestand filled with scones,clotted cream,jam,crustless sandwiches,a little of bowl of battered shrimp,smoked salmon on brown bread and some teeny tiny french pastries. Makes a delicous lunch for 2 or a decent snack for three!
I used my Hilton points to reserve two (2) rooms for my wife and my two (2) sons for several days. I am polish, but, my wife is Irish so I wanted them to appreciate their heritage. The hotel was great and ideally located near Stevens Green and Grafton Street. The Conrad is more of a business hotel, which I am accostomed to and we all appreciated including the daily high quality buffet breakfast. We were able to walk to Trinity College to see the book of Kells, Guninness, Jameson, and many other attractions including churches, restaurants, postal office, prision, etc. We trully enjoyed Dublin's history.
A well maintained property in the Victorian section of Dublin, within walking distance of many things of interest. The service here is top-notch for Ireland. The staff is friendly, polite, happy to be of service to you. I have stayed at Conrad's in Asia, North America, and now Dublin. This property doesn't hold a candle to the ones in Asia in terms of architecture, size, or staff to guest ratios but neither does the one in Chicago. This property does, however, deliver a very solid top end stay within Dublin and I was happy with everything including the room size (large for Europe), a North American style tub/shower (no ridiculous half glass partition for a shower curtain that allows water to go everywhere in the bathroom except the bathtub drain), a nice location and some really good pub food although it is pricey. I did have the best fish and chips of the trip here but it also cost 17 euros. I would definitely stay here again in the future.
Very nice hotel with very good service. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. Breakfast is fantastic. The front desk clerk remembered my name and room number throughout our stay. Ancillary toiletries (needed a razor and creme) were provided quickly. If I could give it 4 1/2 stars I would however since the Conrad did not have flat screen TV and there were a few very minor maintenance needs in our room. Oh, it's in a great location, near St Stephens Square, hop-on-hop-off bus, restaurants and shopping on Grafton/Dawson streets
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