Review Conrad Dublin | Ireland

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  1. uggboy
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    We have stayed for a Friday to Saturday night recently // August 2011 // at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    Here are some of our impressions gathered:

    Location: Near St. Stephens Green, the largest inner-city park in Europe, also nearby is Grafton Street, the number one shopping street in the whole of Ireland, plus many cultural institutions incl. the National Gallery of Ireland. Also within walking distance is Trinity College, Temple Bar and of course many shops, restaurants and the River Liffey who divides the city into the South side and north side. The Conrad is located opposite the National Concert Hall and yes, the Hilton Hotel Dublin @ Charlemont Place on the Grand Canal is also only 10 minutes walking distance away.

    Rating: Official rating is 5 stars

    Club Lounge: No

    Rubber Duckies: Not in the bathroom // some had been for charity sale in the lobby

    Welcome: Got a wonderful welcome to this hotel, as the lady on check-in said to us, thanks for your loyalty to our hotel. This was indeed very nice.

    Room: We had booked a junior suite and have received a junior suite, a great space, beautiful bedding, writing desk, Hifi system with CD player, fully stocked mini-bar, free water with turndown, free shoe shine, a great service we used, sofa by the bay windows, books on the room about Helen Mirren and Warren Beatty. Glass coffee table by the sofa, Nespresso machine with complimentary capsules, a great plus, light wood furniture, enough storage space for clothing, many hangers, safe, even ice was delivered to our junior suite here. Overall we liked it very much plus the bathrobes and slippers provided. Despite being rather modern and chic, our junior suite still had an old-style tube TV on offer, but it offered all premium channels incl. Sky Sports 1 to 4 plus news channel, international channels plus many British channels more beside the Irish channels.

    Bathroom: A beautiful bathroom incl. separate bathtub and glassed in shower, fully marbled, double sink for him and her plus a toilet in a separate room. Gorgeous ambiance, fluffy towels, bathrobes, scale, luxurious bath amenities by Acca Kappa of Italy incl. shampoo, conditioner, bath // shower gels, emery board, dental kit and mouth wash, organic loofah, nice soaps! Gorgeous!

    Eat // Drink: We wanted to be pampered so we had room service dinner and room service breakfast in our junior suite during our stay here. One of us had a wonderful steak, which had to be one of the best in-room steaks ever, one other comes to memory which was the in-room service steak at the Hilton Madrid Airport. The breakfast was promptly delivered as ordered on Saturday morning, from toast, to cereals, hot chocolate to scrambled eggs, it was really really nice and memorable for the right reasons. PS......the hot chocolate was very sweet on this occasion!

    The hotel offers also a great Bar and the Alexander Restaurant which we used at an earlier stay, great dinner there but the breakfast while beautiful was way to busy for the space provided and we had to wait for around 10 to 15 minutes to get a table.

    The Bar offers some great Bar food and cocktails at reasonable prices especially for 5 star rated hotels.

    Other Observations made: Check-out can be busy and the head of reception is not the most friendliest ever, we preferred much the ladies on reception which seem to be warmer and more friendly. Also the hotel offers many diverse rooms and suites incl. Leisure suites, Business suites and a Presidential suite. Also good to know that the Conrad Dublin enjoys a high occupancy rate and rightly so. The hotel offers also merchandise for sale incl. towels, the amenity kits plus passport holders and other nice things made out of leather for the hotel and all Conrad branded. The hotel offers no SPA but we are pretty sure they have a fitness center // not seen or visited from us so far.

    The hotel offers also a business center, conference rooms and a pub in the basement.

    Overall: This was our second stay at the Conrad Dublin, and we enjoyed it tremendously, from the friendly ladies on check-in who remembered us from our first stay and said thanks for your loyalty to the Conrad Dublin to our superb junior suite, plus great room service dinner and breakfast to our great bathroom and amenities. Would we come back? YES! Would we recommend the Conrad Dublin? YES!

    Here are some impressions from the Junior Suite we stayed at the Conrad Dublin, all photos are published on our Flickr account:

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    ^ Wonderful bedding, high quality!

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    ^ Great attention to detail!

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    ^ The sofa and coffee table with books provided!

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    ^ Our view from the Junior Suite, mostly office buildings surrounding this side of the hotel!

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    ^ The sofa located near the bay window was very comfortable and stylish at the same time!

    Thanks for reading our review of the Conrad Hotel Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

    Hope you like it?
     
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    Thanks for the report uggboy. Looks like a much better location than the Four Seasons?
     
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    The Conrad wins hands-down for location, it is located right in the heart of Dublin within easy walking distance to nearly everything the heart desires in this beautiful capital city. The Four Seasons is around 10 to 15 with the local Dublin Bus away in the suburb of Ballsbridge, while nice and grand, the hotel needs some renovation and bring it up to date we found during an earlier stay @ The Four Seasons Dublin. Here at the Conrad we liked our junior suite and service received which does match the Four Seasons service in Dublin.
     
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    Thanks uggboy- very useful for an upcoming visit to Dublin especially considering the service is as good as Four Seasons this is a definite win.
     
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    But avoid the head of reception, he was never really friendly towards us so far!;)

    All other services // staff encountered had been very efficient and swift from the wake-up call, check-in to a timely delivery of room services for dinner and breakfast at the stated time!:)
     
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    I haven't been there recently, but 4 years ago my opinion was exactly the same. A hotel that keeps quality high over time is certainly worth recommending. My bags didn't make it and they gave me immediate check in early in the morning, an amenity kit as well as having someone chase my bag for me and calling me with updates until it arrived that afternoon. Definately a recommend for location and service even if the rooms might be a bit dated these days.
     
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    Well you never know do you? :)

    This was the same guy who did something I have never encountered or even seen reported on any Frequent flyer/Travel board... split a GLONP
    He allowed us to stay two nights at the Conrad... travel into the countryside for three nights and return to the Conrad for the remaining nights of the award.
     
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    Indeed, a great hotel in Dublin!:)

    Dated? Maybe, the TV was an old-style tube model and overall, I would say more comfortable than some of the so-called designer hotels these days!;)
     
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    Thank you for this review, very helpful.
     
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    My wife and I stayed there a few years ago. We were very happy with our stay. Staff was friendly, no surprise there , they are Irish.
     
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    We will be staying at the conrad dublin early april for 6 nights with two adults and a 5.5 year old boy, does anyone have any recomendations for hiring a car and driver to spend one day outside of dublin? and or recomendations of places to visit if just going for a day trip.
     

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