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Academy Plaza Hotel

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Reviewed 5 January 2015

Have stayed here a few times and the staff are very accommodating. The hotel is well located to explore Dublin on foot or easy access to public transport and taxis. Breakfast is a mixture of Full irish buffet or continental.

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mickey R Thank you for your feedback and sharing your stay with us. We are very pleased to read that we have looked after you so well. More importantly we are even more pleased to read you are a return guest. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. As you are a return guest and...

Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

An average to good hotel in a brilliant location. Réception staff helpful. Wasn't pleased with restaurant due to bad service. Food was OK. Rooms are small but 100% for what we needed. They wer clean and modern. Again location is perfect to o'connell Street and temple bar. 5-10 min walk to temple bar. Dublin bike rack right outside hotel.

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dean P Thank you for sharing your feedback and informing us of your experience with us. We are so centrally located in the City Centre with the AirLink 747 bus outside our door, and just off Upper O Connell Street Dublin's main thoroughfare. It makes us very accessible. Its wonderful to read you have used the Dublin Bike Scheme...

Omagh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2015

A beautiful hotel, big room with a really comfortable bed & flat screen tv. Lovely en-suite with shower & bath, spotlessly clean. The hotel is in a great location, just around the corner from O'Connell Street...The staff are brilliant, very friendly and nothing was a bother to them..Breakfast was absolutely gorgeous, a great selection of both hot and cold foods...We...

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear barneykerrigan We can't wait for you to come back! We are thrilled to read such a wonderful review. Thank you. You have enjoyed the many reasons people do choose to stay with us. Primarily our location and helpful friendly and accommodating staff. Its great to see you benefitted from our upgrades also. When we have them available we do...

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Reviewed 5 January 2015

Stayed here during a very busy weekend, there was a Culture Festival and a big Gaelic Football game, and the hotel sure made us pay. The rooms are genuinely tiny, and it is all fine if you're paying the €50-€75 a place like this should charge, but we were charged more than €250 which to be honest is daylight robbery....

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pippywee Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. I understand you shared your feedback with us already. However I would appreciate if you could contact the team here on wecare@academyplazahotel.ie Due to TripAdvisors anonymity we cannot see your reservation or search it here in the property. We would like to offer some kind of closure to you regarding this...

Reviewed 5 January 2015

Great location, cosy rooms, good and helpful staff. Hairdryer, safe, kettle.. All you need for a city break! It is next TO THE spire and shopping areas,really convenient. Good value for money. I will definitely repeat.

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ana S Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We loved reading that we are "totally recommendable" and we hope you do shout about it to your friends. More importantly we hope you do return to us in the near future. We would love to thank you for this wonderful review in person. Thanks again. Kind Regards Séamus...

Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

I booked this hotel on last minute.com as I saw it had a gym. I am honestly so so glad I did. We arrived from the airport before 9am and went to ask to leave our bags as I did not think our room would be ready, however it was! Our room was spacious with a lovely big bed (room...

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bfletcher89 Thank you for sharing your five star review. We are thrilled you choose to stay with us and you were not disappointed. Our staff are extremely helpful and work hard in helping and providing out guests with any query or need they have. Its so comforting to read that you really enjoyed your stay so much and we...

Antalya, Turkey
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Loved the location - top of O'Connell Street. Rooms were excellent, comfortable and to a high standard. Tea and coffee making facilities. Bit unclear whether normal TV had to be paid for (it didn't). Staff were courteous and helpful. Breakfast wasn't booked with our deal but if you book the night before, it is 9 Euros and well worth that...

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear littlelegs59 Thank you so much for sharing your 5 star review. We are very encouraged to read we have met your expectation and delighted you choose to pick us as your city centre hotel. You have listed a lot of wonderful reasons why people choose us when staying in the city centre. Most important of all is our welcome....

Wexford
Reviewed 4 January 2015

A very pleasant stay, staff very friendly, breakfast very good, central location, will be booking again, clean, rooms very comfortable, quiet for central Dublin, highly recommended, excellant for both shopping and attractions, right beside all the shops and city tour bus locations

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Enda68 Thank you for your review and sharing how much you enjoyed staying with us and Dublin City Centre. Our clean, comfortable and well located hotel is a prime location for anyone looking to base themselves while exploring Dublin. We are delighted you have commented on why so many people choose to stay with us and we look forward...

Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in late December. I had a double room booked even though I was on my own, and that extra money spent was well worth it. I was on the 7th floor, but never had any problems whatsoever with noise and felt safe. The room was lovely and clean and very comfortable and...

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CarlaF4 We are delighted to received your 5 star review. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for our wonderful comments about our staff. They work very hard in trying to maintain our standards and service. We really look forward to welcome you back to Dublin city centre in the future....

Reviewed 3 January 2015

Thank you to all the staff at Academy Plaza for making out family Christmas a joyous and relaxing one. Nothing too much trouble comfortable room all your needs great Breakfast and super Christmas Lunch, the staff really make this Hotel very friendly and helpful. One of the few Hotels I feel I would like to return too and I will...

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear interesting stay Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay so much and we are even more encouraged by your comments on our staff. Its wonderful to read that you stopped by to dine with us also during Christmas. I will pass on your regards to Edel and the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is located in the heart of Dublin, just off the capital's main thoroughfare. Our 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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: €112 - €260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Academy Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 304
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Also Known As:
Best Western Dublin
Dublin Best Western
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Dublin
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#56 Business Hotel in Dublin
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“My room was on the 6th floor, facing the plaza, but very quiet”
827nayiac, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the room we stayed in was a little small but we only used it to sleep in”
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“Give it a miss”
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“Our experience would suggest side rooms”
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“Not one facing the back road!”
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