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Academy Plaza Hotel

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10 - 14 Findlater Place Off Upper O'Connell St, Dublin D01 X2X0 Ireland
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ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is a family run business located in the heart of Dublin. Just off O'Connell street it is well connected to all means of transportation and a walking distance from Temple Bar, Croke Park, business district as well as Dublin business convention centre. Our hotel has 304 newly refurbished bedrooms and suites, with modern facilities in all rooms as well as some accessible rooms. Hotel amenities include a stunning marble lobby, Plaza Bar & Grill, five meeting rooms, a fitness room and complimentary WiFi access throughout the entire hotel. Our friendly staff provides excellent guest service with genuine friendliness and integrity, so whether you are visiting for leisure or business, it is the perfect place to stay.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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JSrevie wrote a review Feb 2021
England, United Kingdom36 contributions60 helpful votes
A little late with my review as visited the Christmas before the first lockdown! But we had a fabulous stay here. Hotel is very well situated, staff were friendly, areas and room were clean, breakfast was plentiful and set you up well for the day. I am hoping to return later this year or early next year when life starts to return to normal.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from , Owner at Academy Plaza Hotel
Responded 25 Feb 2021
Dear JSwrevie, Thank you for your taking the time to leave your lovely review. We always focus on providing the highest quality produce and service for all our meals at Academy Plaza Hotel so it is super to see this shine through in your comments about our breakfast offering. We also invest greatly in our staff so your positive comments are very much appreciated also. We hope to welcome you back to the city centre when restrictions lift later in the year. We will continue to offer a complimentary breakfast when booking direct! Warm Regards, Sean Comer Sales & Marketing Manager scomer@academyplazahotel.ie
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Paradise86558 wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I booked 4 rooms for a week in December 2020. Of course Covid cancelled these plans... even though the entire city was on lockdown the Academy plaza refused to offer a refund or even a date change. I have no idea if this is a nice place or not, but if an establishment decides to steal from customers during a national lockdown, I can pretty much assure you, it’s not worth a visit during “normal” times
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 25 Feb 2021
Dear Paradise86558, Thank you for your choosing the Academy Plaza Hotel for your booking. We have a no quibble policy for all our loyal customers who have booked direct and who have been effected by the disruptions to travel resulting from Covid-19. Please drop me a note with your booking details and we will do our best to assist you. Due to TripAdvisor being anonymous we are unable to corroborate your claim and we feel that your 1 Star review and allegation of stealing is unjust and a knee jerk reaction. Our hotel was open during December and followed all government safety and health guidelines. This includes to adhering to the Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter for guest comfort and for the safety of our staff. Please note if you have booked via a Third Party Agent or online booking engine you will need to contact them directly and follow their process. For direct bookings we are able to keep the rebooking and refund process as simple as possible. In any case please send me the details of your booking and we will do our best to resolve anything left outstanding. Looking forward to hearing from you! Warm Regards, Sean Comer Sales & Marketing Manager scomer@academyplazahotel.ie
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Shellb32 wrote a review Dec 2020
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed here with two friends for a weekend away, we arrived before check in and where given our room so we didn't have to hang about. Good Covid measures in place with plenty of sanitisation stations available. Room was quite basic and in need of some repairs to the walls, bin in bathroom needs to be replaced or deep cleaned, considering there is no in between room clean despite placing the notice for cleaning on the door I would recommend to allow more than 1 paper cup each and milk so could have used the facilities more than once, one pillow each was allowed however reception kindly provided extra when requested. Shower was lovely!! Hotel is in a great location for any part of the city you are visiting. Breakfast provided is delish and will set you up for the day ahead. Overall a pleasent stay and would return!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from , Owner at Academy Plaza Hotel
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Dear Shelby32 Thank you for the feedback. We value all feedback both positive and constructive so we will take all your comments on board, beginning with replacing the bin in your room. I'm delighted that overall your visit was an enjoyable one and you found our breakfast was to a very strong standard. I note that you mention our location was ideal too which is a sentiment shared with many of our guests. Keep safe over the festive period and I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Warm Regards, Sean Comer Sales & Marketing Manager scomer@academyplazahotel.ie
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ronan d wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Excellent customer service from this hotel, The Plaza Academy Hotel. Great central location, great rooms, great bar, great food, and above all, cheap price high quality. Great wedding anniversary. Free complimentary bottles of Prosecco.Genuine review.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Academy Plaza Hotel
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Dear Ronan Thnk you for your super feedback. It was fantastic to provide the backdrop for your anniversary celebrations albeit under such strange and unique circumstances. It was lovely to meet you on the night also. Please let me know if we can help in any way moving forward. All the very best. Warm Regards, Sean Comer Sales & Marketing Manager scomer@academyplazahotel.ie
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Aj86 wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed there over the weekend. For a first time visit, it was a great stay. Customer service was excellent, room was great. One thing about the room just more pillows. Than just one each. That's only my issue on the room. Food was fantastic and tasty. Overall fantastic weekend. Keep safe.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Academy Plaza Hotel
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Dear Aaron0086, Thank you very much for your review. I'm delighted you had a relaxing stay with us. Our Head Chef John Reddy ensures to keep the menu options as vibrant and tasty as possible! We are happy to offer extra pillows on request, the next time you visit us please ask at reception and we will ensure they are in your room for you We hope to see you again soon Aaron! Warm Regards Sean Comer Group Sales & Marketing Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$81 - US$223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western dublin, dublin best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty DublinDublin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
304
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Frequently Asked Questions about Academy Plaza Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Academy Plaza Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dublin Free Walking Tour (0.3 km), An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies (0.4 km), and The Irish Dance Party (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Academy Plaza Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Academy Plaza Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Academy Plaza Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Academy Plaza Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eatokyo Asian Street Food, Chapter One, and Mr Fox Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Academy Plaza Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Academy Plaza Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Dublin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Academy Plaza Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Academy Plaza Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Academy Plaza Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Serbian.
Are there any historical sites close to Academy Plaza Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (3.5 km), Trinity College Dublin (1.0 km), and Guinness Storehouse (2.1 km).