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“Above Average Hotel in Central Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Academy Plaza Hotel
Ranked #46 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Hudson Valley, NY, USA
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Above Average Hotel in Central Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

This hotel ended our time in Ireland and it was so lovely to be only a few steps away from Upper O'Connell Street and The Spire. It's close to everything as others have said. The room was on the small side, but modern with wonderful beds and linens. I didn't like that there was only hand and body foam soap from wall dispensers in the bathroom. The other odd thing is that the hallways are like a maze!! Really, I've never seen such a twisty turny setup!!! I think it'd be horrible in an emergency to evacuate with so many confusing turns. We did not eat at the hotel but the front desk staff was always smiling and very friendly. I would definitely stay here again....

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

easy walk about from the hotel- rooms were tiny but did the job. WiFi only seemed to work if you were in the bathroom or crammed up against the door- made for some funny photos

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

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).

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Kind and helpful staffs, great location in 2 minutes walking distance to bus station / shopping mall / restaurant / bars ... Big, clean and comfortable room with free high-speed WiFi. Recommend for both business and leisure staying. I'll definitely choose this hotel again next time while visit Dublin.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Colne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Outside it looks a bit lost, Inside it opens up to be modern bright and well lit, Excellent booking in experience, Good modern Room with Flat Screen TV with several good reception channels, High rise (Think 9 floors but I know defo 7) I stayed on forth floor quiet room Very Clean and well serviced (2 nights) Really good double bed and pillows, Breakfast middle of the road but acceptable with attentive staff, Had an Eastern Buffet at night 8/10.
Back shortly well worth a visit 79E per night, Good position for Dublin Centre

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Academy Plaza Hotel

Property: Academy Plaza Hotel
Address: 10 - 14 Findlater Place | Off Upper O'Connell St, Dublin D01 X2X0, Ireland (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Dublin
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#56 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price range (per night): $124 - $382
Hotel Class:3 star — Academy Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is located in the heart of Dublin, just off the capital's main thoroughfare. This Best Western 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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