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“Fantastic Hotel & Location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Academy Plaza Hotel
Ranked #47 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic Hotel & Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

We stayed at the best western for 2 nights. The hotel is lovely and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is central so great for shopping and a short walk to temple bar for food and drinks. would definitely use this hotel for the next visit to Dublin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Visited for a Six Nations rugby weekend. Hotel has the best possible location. The airport transfer bus stops right outside the front door (in both directions) and O'Connell Street is just around the corner.

It's an easy walk down to Temple Bar for food, drink and entertainment, and also to Grafton Street for shopping. Aviva Stadium is about an hour's walk (could have probably done it a bit faster) but there are buses and taxis if you don't want to walk it.

Excellent breakfast buffet.

Only slight gripe was that the room was very small but this wasn't a problem for us as we were not in the room very much.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Great location for airport bus stop and 'hop on/off' bus tour. Easy access to city centre attractions. All staff very friendly and helpful. Room very clean and well appointed. Breakfast excellent with lots of choice. Early check in and late check out were easily arranged. A lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

I stayed at this hotel in September 2011. We stayed he for 5 nights. The hotel room was clean, large by European standards and ver easy to get to from the airport via bus. He bus stops right outside the hotel. The hotel is also close to oconnell street which is where many shops are located. Great hotel and a great price too, I would definitely stay there again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

Hotel location is good, very close to bus stop for Dublin airport. Receptionists were polite and fast in their service. Room was clean. Free wifi Internet was available throughout hotel. Only the breakfast and the Asian restaurant in hotel were disappointing. Breakfast was poor and Asian restaurant food was flat.

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Additional Information about Academy Plaza Hotel

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Dublin
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#56 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Academy Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is located in the heart of Dublin, just off the capital's main thoroughfare. This Best Western 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 
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