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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We could not fault our stay in this hotel the staff were very polite, friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them.

It is located opposite Kilmainham Gaol (pre-book the tour. recommended) and overlooks the Gardens at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham Hospital. The Guiness Store house is close by (a 1.7km 20 mins walk). It is a about 30 to 40 minute walk to Temple bar area but the bus route and stops are close by. We used the tram to the city center (recomended) the nearest stop is a 7 minute walk from the Hotel. The staff at reception were happy to give you information and a free tourist street map.

We flew in on an early Friday morning flight with Ryanair and used their taxi transfer (32Euro pre-booked) to the hotel. We arrived at the Hilton Kilmainham about 10am expecting only to to be able to drop our bags off to be told that if we were prepared to change our room choice they would be able to check us in early. We relaxed in the lounge area of the foyer for a while and were given updates on when our room would be ready. We could see after we arrived they got very busy with a couple of large parties also checking in early. We retired to the Broyage Bar & Bistro where one of the staff kindly rustled us up some brunch even though they were not actually open. The receptionist kindly delivered our room keys to us in the bar.

We were given a free upgrade to a large room on the 4th floor with a balcony overlooking the Hospital Gardens across the road. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom had a separate bath and shower. All the amenities and extras you would expect in a suite were there (robes, coffee machine, decent size TV). Also in the room was a complimentary bottle of wine, box of chocolates and a Birthday card for my wife from the hotel.

We had breakfast (plenty of choice) in the hotel on one occasion and brunch in the Bistro bar twice. My only criticism was the bland tasteless sausages served in the breakfast room but the staff were great and did their best to cater for all tastes.

There is a well equipped Gym, sauna, steam room, and jaccuzzi. The pool is more of a spa and not big or deep enough for any serious exercise swimming but is a pleasant area to relax in after a workout in the gym.

We had a lovely 3 day 2 night stay with an early check in and late check out (subject to availability) taking in all the major tourist sites as a birthday treat for my wife. The Hotel and the staff did not disappoint and made it a very memorable stay.

Overall if you want a first rate hotel away from some of the more lively areas of the city center but close enough to some of the major attractions then this is the place for you. If we visited Dublin again we would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank travelpillowsnore
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Lovely hotel. Rooms are excellent with floor to ceiling windows giving nice views. Bar food and breakfast very good with very helpful friendly staff. Walking distance to Phoenix Park and zoo and right beside Goal. Even though it is a little outside Dublin it is definitely worth staying at the Hilton. Very enjoyable stay.

Stayed: January 2018
Thank stephenbeattie1964
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

After a long wait to check in (caused by failure of an on-line booking company failing to pass on details of our reservation made 10 months before), we were finally allocated our rooms at the same rate as reserved with breakfast included.
One of our rooms had a fantastic view the other was at the back. The rooms were in excellent condition and cleanliness was superb. Tea and coffee facilities were good but the mini fridge had been removed. (Not a problem in winter but would be better if replaced.)
We did not test out the spa area as we were limited for time. The breakfast was very extensive with plenty of choice and waiter served options from the menu, only gripe was that the beautiful back bacon was overcooked and that made good bacon almost in-edible.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotels position near an Irish pub to watch other matches and eat in the evening. All together we enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

Stayed: February 2018
Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

A good hotel outside Dublin city centre (about 30 minutes walk to the cathedrals). Service was extremely friendly (especially at Reception) and the food was pretty good, too (although I'm not convinced that the organge juice served at breakfast was fresh). I particularly liked the warm ambience of the bar and the range of ales on draught. The spa is OK but small.12 euros per night for parking in the undergound car park seems a bit steep to me (there isn't an alternative, so they've got you cornered) and our bill was incorrect when first presented (this was swiftly rectified when questioned but you need to spot it, of course). The hotel is next to the Kilmainham Jail which is well worth a visit if you have the time (and is free to English Heritage members).

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank ajwillmoth
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

The hotel was clean and comfortable. What stands out is the location and the "free" breakfast. The hotel is on the Dublin Tour Bus route and right across the street from the Gaol (a must see attraction.). It is also across the street from the Patriot's Inn--a wonderful pub.

I'd stay here again if in Dublin.

We so appreciate the GF options for breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Bimeny
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