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10 - 14 Findlater Place Off O'Connell St, Dublin D01 X2X0 Ireland
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#71 of 177 hotels in Dublin
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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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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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Michael R wrote a review 2 Oct
County Durham, United Kingdom15 contributions
Staff were really lovely, hotel and room were clean and nicely furnished - perhaps room a little small and pillows a little hard but otherwise a lovely stay in Dublin 😊 Easy to use safe available in the room, and secure ticket based luggage room in the reception of the hotel. Felt safe throughout stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Restaurant closes at 9pm, electric socket adapters available in a vending machine in reception
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Dear Michael, Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed the service in the hotel. I do hope that we will welcome you back to the Academy Plaza Hotel at some future date. Sincerely, Phelim Connolly Sales and Marketing
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SemanticallyNull wrote a review Sep 2022
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
The hotel has incredibly friendly staff who are so happy to help out. We recently had an event and we were helped by Seamus, Henry and Higor. They made sure we had everything we needed and all of our guests were well looked after.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear guest, On behalf of the Academy Plaza Hotel, we would like to thank you for your kind review. I have passed on your comments to the whole team. We hope that we can host you future events and commit to making them as enjoyable and satisfying an experience as possible! Regards, Phelim
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jaypea wrote a review Sep 2022
Hoboken, New Jersey43 contributions3 helpful votes
this hotel was in a great location for us since we didn't want to be in noisy Temple Bar. located just off O'Connell street and close to some amazing smaller museums like the GPO and James Joyce center. also close to the Big Bus departure point. We had 3 people in 2 beds so it was a little cramped but not at all bad for a city hotel. Windows blocked nearly all noise and the beds and bathroom were clean and comfortable. breakfast was included otherwise I wouldn't have paid to add it.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Hi Jaypea, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are located very near to the major shopping streets, transportation hubs and an array of Dublin city's best nightlife and culinary destinations. Sincerely, Phelim
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Katharina F wrote a review Sep 2022
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As city centre hotels go, this was neither particularly good nor bad. The room is of average size and the breakfast was a buffet, so everything was a bit drier than if it was served individually. Unfortunately, the room could have been cleaner - it wasn't really dirty, but it wasn't squeaky clean either.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear Katharin, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Academy Plaza Hotel. Rest assured I have passed on your feedback to the relevant departments. We welcome all feedback both positive and constructive, as only through customer comments such as yours can we try rectify and improve our service offering for our guests. Sincerely, Phelim
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Padmaja S wrote a review Sep 2022
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My handbag was stolen inside the hotel restaurant during breakfast. Our travel agent booked this hotel for a one week stay. The staff told me they didn’t allow non guest to eat at this hotel. Restaurant. Then how did the staff let in thieves?? My cell phone was found in dumpster by the manager and my husband. My handbag with cash, credit cards etc still haven’t been found. Police report filed. Nothing done. Horrible hotel! Avoid this hotel!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Geraldine M wrote a review Sep 2022
Lurgan8 contributions
Overall our experience was very positive. Check in was smooth and on arrival we were given a goodie bag and free hat which was a lovely welcome gestures. The room was spacious and well equipped and the bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. Rooms were very secure and each had a safe. All of the staff were very friendly and welcoming and able to accommodate requests. The only downside we discovered with our room was the fact that the bathrooms were very small. Our room was also situated on a corner so it was quite noisy on all sides from people outside and returning concert revellers within the hotel. However, this would not put us off staying here again. We did not avail of breakfast so cannot comment on the food, although the menu looked good and food we saw arrive during our time in the bar looked and smelled lovely. The gin bramble cocktails we sampled were also delicious and did not scrimp on the measures of spirit!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a non-corner room. And from the experiences of fellow travellers- make sure to book the...
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Dear Geraldine, Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed the service in the hotel. I do hope that we will welcome you back to the Academy Plaza Hotel at some future date. Sincerely, Phelim Connolly, Sales and Marketing
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gmross1976 wrote a review Sep 2022
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent hotel. The room was spotless clean. Beds were comfortable. A very nice hotel. Really enjoyed our stay. The staff were very friendly. Breakfast was delicious. The hotel was right next to O’Connell Street. All shops and restaurants, take aways etc… are right on the door step. They done have any parking at the hotel but there is a q parking which is at the end of the street and the hotel give you discount. It should have been 56 euros for a weekend parking but with the hotel discount it cost 34 euros. We will definitely be back a*
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear guest, Thank you so much for the review of our hotel! Our location near major shopping streets makes it easy access whether traveling on foot or by car; while also being close enough to Dublin's best tourist sites in Dublin like Trinity College and the GPO Regards, Phelim
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MarkB wrote a review Sep 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I'd give them less than one star but I don't think I can. Terrible location, hard to reach, no set down area, parking is down the street and always full. Dirty side of the river in Dublin. Horrible tiny rooms that don't match website pictures, overlooking very very very load open bar. Drunk loud guests that it takes staff two hours to delay with. If you have to stay in Dublin don't stay here!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Academy Plaza Hotel. Hope to welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely, Phelim
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Fiona O wrote a review Sep 2022
Ennis25 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed one night for a concert, hotel was very nice, room clean and comfortable, breakfast was lovely, bar staff very nice, only 1fault,on checkout asked male receptionist if he could get us a taxi as it was reading heavily outside and he said he was too busy and come back in 40 minutes and he would see what he could do, we downloaded an app and had a taxi in 5 minutes, thought it a bit rude that he didn't even offer us a number to ring ourselves.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Armando, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Academy Plaza Hotel. Great to hear you enjoyed stay with us. Rest assured I have passed on your feedback to the relevant departments. Hope to welcome you back tin the near future. Sincerely, Phelim
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Tim wrote a review Sep 2022
Harwich Port, Massachusetts38 contributions2 helpful votes
Academy Plaza Hotel is centrally located near O'Connell Street and close to Temple Bard. We chose it because of proximity to Connolly Railroad Station. Our room was small (with a capital S). Seemed more like a cruise ship room. Few amenities. The hotel did have a gym. The Staff was responsive if not knowledgeable about recommended non-pub restaurants in the area. Make sure you have the right attachments for plugging in electronics. Not your place if you want a big room with plenty of extras.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. Our location is only steps away from several transportation hubs so getting around town should not be problem at all whether by day or by night. Regards, Phelim
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US$110 - US$196 (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 Irish Folklore and Fairies (0.4 km), and The Confession Box (0.3 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 Chapter One, Mr Fox Restaurant, and Eatokyo Asian Street Food.
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), 14 Henrietta Street (0.7 km), and Guinness Storehouse (2.1 km).