First, after an overnight flight, the good people at the Uppercross were able to check me in early so I could shower, nap and not drag bags around town for the morning. Then I had a lovely steak dinner, and spent a wonderful evening in Ma Reilleys listening to the weekly local jam session of trad Irish music.
In short, the rooms are clean, well appointed, well maintained, and quite comfortable. The hotel is beautiful and interesting. There are several public lounge rooms, and I kept finding unexpected design features leading to other parts of the hotel. The food, which can be obtained via room service, in the bar, or in the restaurant, is quite good. The bar? It's a lot bigger than it looks from the street, with several rooms and seating areas, including for those who are interested a heated, covered, semi outdoor smoking area. Fun things going on on different nights of the week - it's usually fairly crowded, but in a comfortable way. I met interesting people from all over Europe, and made some new friends.
Honestly, I could go to Dublin and just stay here, but I don't have to, because of it's location in Rathmines. A taxi stand is right across the street (at the Tesco supermarket), and buses run right out front, going straight to City Center.The LUAS train line is a few blocks away. You can walk to City Center if you prefer, like I did several times. There are bakeries, restaurants, pubs, book stores, churches, banks, coffee shops, everything in walking distance.
I loved my stay at the Uppercross, and will certainly stay again given the chance!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Uppercross House Hotel is a beautiful 3 star boutique hotel centrally located in the heart of Rathmines and very close to Dublin City. We offer a warm welcome and easy access to all attractions. Our hotel has 49 en-suite rooms and an award winning bar and restaurant “Mother Reillys”, The hotel is located 3km from Dublin City in a popular and vibrant district of Rathmines which offers an array of good restaurants, café-bars, pubs, shops, fitness centres & swimming pools. The AVIVA Stadium is within walking distance (2.5km).We are serviced by excellent transport on our doorstep, the nearest bustop is directly across the road and the Luas tram stop is around the corner.We pride ourselves in our friendly hospitality and comfortable surroundings. Why not stay and find out for yourself?We offer FREE secure car parking, and FREE WIFI for all guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Uppercross Hotel Rathmines