I stayed at the Croke Park Hotel during my stay in Dublin this April. The hotel is located just across the street to Dublin's biggest Stadium for Rugby, Gaelic Football and Hurling, the Croke Park.
The hotel itself was very nice. Great service (our room lacked towels when we first arrived and a call to reception fixed that up in like 5 minutes), the rooms were very clean on arrival and the housekeeping did a great job cleaning the rooms every day.
The bathroom looked great on arrival and was cleaned perfectly every day!
The room I stayed in was equiped with a minibar, a TV-Set, free Wi-Fi and a small safe.
All in all: A great hotel and a very pleasant place to spend your time in Dublin!
One of the very best hotel I have stayed ever. I travel on a regular basis and I have stayed at some pretty nice hotels, it's rare for me to give high ratings when it comes to hotels.
This hotel is very well kept. Extremely clean and neat. Their bathroom is amazing (is this weird?) I never in my life thought I would do bubble bath, especially when it's not my own bathtub. But oh my, their staff must have scrub the heck out them bathtubs for them to look oh so shiny. Like brand new shiny.
They also have pretty nice warm and cold breakfast in the morning, 630am to 10am?
Would love to come back SOON!
The breakfast here is fantastic, and the restaurant staff is very friendly and attentive. The rest of the staff is always helpful and polite as well. I have stayed here probably a dozen times over the last few months and I always enjoy it. The rooms are clean and up-to-date,. My one pet peeve, which applies to a lot of hotels in Europe, is that they only have a big duvet on the bed, no top sheet, no blanket, just a duvet. I'm not sure why hotels are giving up on traditional bedding, but I don't always want a big, thick duvet covering me all the time. Luckily, the in-room air works well here, so I can keep it cold at night!
Excellent hotel in Dublin with friendly classy service. This hotel as you can likely tell from it's name is right across from Croke Park. Therefore it is about a 15 min walk to say Trinity College. Although definitely doable and pleasant walk.
Upon check in you are given warm moist towel to freshen up. The rooms are very will maintained. Nice bath products are provided. An excellent tea and instant coffee selection is provided in the room. A decent amount of TVs channel are also available. The staff were very friendly and helpful at the front desk. Showed us and gave us Maps to get around and tips on where to eat.
The rooms had a thermostat so you can control your own temperature
We also had the full breakfast downstairs which was amazing. The full Irish breakfast including rashers puddings scrambled or fried eggs hash brown's beans tomatoes. In addition there are delicious pastries and croissants. When you sit down you are offered hit tea it coffee and fresh toast white brown or both. There are delicious Jams to spread on the toast. There was also fresh natural yogurt with multiple fruit and granola toppings my favorite was the mango puree. Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was friendly.
The downstairs Lobbt was lovely. There was a very nice bar and sitting area with warm fireplace and large TVs.
Bathrooms were also better clean with nice hand soap and lotions.
My mom and I stayed at Croke Park Hotel during our last 2 nights in Dublin. After traveling all over Ireland and London, we were looking for a nice, clean hotel to unwind in before a trip back home to Chicago. Croke Park Hotel was it!
The check-in experience was quick and quite unremarkable. However the lobby was very welcoming with Christmas decorations. The first floor lobby area is quite large, open and airy which makes you feel quite welcome and comfortable from the get-go. I appreciated the computers in the lobby which allowed for us to print our boarding passes the morning we left (at no cost).
We were delighted to find out that you can purchase hop-on-hop-off bus tour tickets from the front desk. We were also delighted that there was a shuttle bus that picks up at 9:30am to take you to your first stop (though there is no bus to return you back to the hotel in the evening). Additionally, there is a discount offered if you purchase them at the desk rather than waiting to get to town and purchase them at a bus stop, etc..
The room itself was one of the larger rooms we stayed in during our time in Europe and I was delighted with the large bathroom with a bathtub and shower option (which were separate of one another in the bathroom). The room did have a distinct chemical smell, probably from the cleaning supplies they used to clean the room. And although the smell was unpleasant, we aired the room out and quickly got rid of the odor (there was one window to open in the entire room, which only opened a crack, but enough for fresh air, etc.).
The bar/eating area on the first floor is fantastic! My mom and I had a relaxing drink in the bar the first afternoon, and I ordered their clam chowder which was out of this world delicious! We had dinner at the restaurant two nights, and I was able to try their mushroom lasagna which was also very good. The service is so-so. I wish our servers had been more attentive; we probably would have ordered more drinks!
Breakfast is also served in/near the restaurant. The breakfast was one of the best we had on our trip (a cold, Continental spread with cheeses, fruit and pastry options, though there was a full hot breakfast option which was included for a price). The coffee was so-so.
Quite honestly, the only drawback to the property is the distance to the city center. Although many people don't mind the walk, I was with my 60+ year old mom and on a cold night the last thing we wanted to do was walk or stand in the cold waiting for a bus or train. A cab was a much easier (though more costly) option. However, the hotel is within 10-15 mins. from the airport, which was convenient.
I would stay here again, but it would not be my first choice when in Dublin, based solely on its proximity to the city center.
I stayed here during my trip to Ireland. We rented a car and it was great that the car park was free. I thought the hotel rooms were really nice. The bed was comfortable and big and the room had a lot of amenities - free wifi, hair dryer, cd player, fridge etc. The bathroom had both a standing shower and a tub which was relaxing.
The only con is the location - it is about a 15-20 min. walk to the center of Temple Bar so we mostly took taxi's home at night.
Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The Doyle collection is a company I'd never heard of prior to my trip but the hotels are definitely worth looking into!
Great service,comfy surrounding,free parking
Only had a lunchtime special so €sign reflect s this
What a great hotel! Super classy and extra luxurious, it made our last day in Dublin a true treat!
I especially loved the moist towels we got at check-in. After a long day of driving, it was good to clean up a little bit.
Free parking, which was a necessity because it was pretty packed for street parking in the surrounding area.
Had an excellent breakfast in the restaurant downstairs, lots of choices, including Irish breakfast of course! They even got me a to-go cup for my coffee.
Just a note- beware the mini-bar! They charge your room when something is removed, not good when the other half takes almost everything out of the fridge to investigate! WHOOPS!
Very nice hotel across from Croke Park. Clean, modern, attractive decor, super comfortable rooms with nice amenities.
Free parking in Dublin is worth its weight in gold!
The pub/restaurant has reasonably priced (for a hotel) food.
It is about a 10-15 minute walk thru some old Georgian neighborhoods to upper O'Connell St. near the Garden of Remembrance, where you can get on one of the "hop on hop off" buses that are the best way for visitors to get around Dublin.
I will stay here again!
We just stayed at the Croke Park Hotel for a week, and could not really have been happier with it.
Because my wife and I were honeymooning in Dublin, and I wanted everything to go smoothly, I called two days ahead to make sure the reservation was confirmed and to inform them that our flight would have us arriving at the hotel around 10am. I was told that it would not be a problem to arrive early. When we arrived, we were upgraded to their executive level which got us free continental breakfast every morning as well as a free drink for each of us from the bar every evening. And when we got to our room, there was champagne waiting for us on ice. A very thoughtful touch.
Overall, the stay was great, with no problems whatsoever. The only colorful occurrence happened midway through our stay when there was a GAA playoff game between Dublin and Tyrone, which had the hotel packed full of people. We though that the noise might be a problem, but not at all. The room was quiet and even the people who the packed bar and restaurant area after the game were very courteous. There is even free parking for hotel patrons, which we had to avail ourselves of one evening when we returned too late from Galway and the cliffs of Moher to return our rental car.
My only complaint would be that they should not completely fill the mini-bar with items so that guests can use it to put in leftover food or drinks they may have. Other than that, the Croke Park Hotel is absolutely superb. I will recommend it to anyone traveling to Dublin, and my wife and I plan on returning at some point in the future.
Located directly opposite Dublin's Croke Park Stadium the Croke Park Hotel is a great hotel on Dublin's Northside. Conveniently located and not too far from the City Center, public transport and within easy reach of the airport.
We stayed there in December and felt right at home. The room was spacious and so was the bathroom, which not only offered a bathtub but also a separate shower. The rooms were nicely decorated and felt contemporary. No Wifi but at least a high-speed internet LAN connection in the room.
The best part is that the hotel has a parking garage which is free of charge if you're a guest at the hotel. Simply present the ticket to the front desk and have it validated. The car is safe at night and you don't have to worry about finding a spot in the street.
Service was great and the staff very friendly and forthcoming. The view from our room (unforunately not looking out at the Croke Park Stadium but towards the back and a train line, wasn't great but the bed extremely comfortable. We would definitely come back to stay there again.
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