Arlington Hotel Temple Bar Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

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Pros

  • Located in the center of vibrant, historic Temple Bar
  • Spacious rooms with small flat-screen TVs and electric kettles
  • Lobby has a computer for guest use and a vending machine
  • Pub hosts Celtic dancers every night, and lets visitors "pull" their own pint from a beer tap
  • Good value

Cons

  • No fitness center or spa
  • Rooms have bland decor
  • Fee for Internet

Bottom Line

The 63-room Arlington hotel is a good value option in Temple Bar, Dublin's popular cultural and nightlife center. Rooms are generic but spacious, and offer small flat-screen TVs and electric kettles. Bathrooms are clean, but some are a little cramped. Beyond the basic rooms, there is an on-site restaurant and pub, Legends, that hosts Celtic dancers every night and serves a reasonably priced three-course meal. There are few extras here -- no fitness center or spa, and Internet is an additional fee -- but the hotel is a good deal for the location.

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 Location

On Lord Edward Street in the historic, vibrant Temple Bar district

The Arlington Hotel is located in Temple Bar, the historic "cultural quarter" on the south bank of the River Liffey. Unlike other historic areas in the city, Temple Bar has retained its complete historic character. The streets here are cobblestone and are lined by historic buildings, now home to galleries, shops, and bars.

During the day, tourists of all ages shop at the outdoor markets and vintage shops. But at night, the scene gets a bit rowdier, with young tourists filing in and out of the area's bars. The hotel is within walking distance of numerous bars and restaurants, as well as sights such as the Dublin Castle and Trinity College.

  • 19-minute drive to the Dublin International Airport
  • 3-minute walk to Dublinia
  • 3-minute walk to Christ Church Cathedral
  • 4-minute walk to the Irish Film Institute
  • 7-minute walk to Ha'Penny Bridge
  • 7-minute walk to Dublin Castle
  • 9-minute walk to Grafton Street, the main pedestrian-friendly shopping street
  • 9-minute walk to St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • 13-minute walk to Ardgillan Castle
  • 13-minute walk to IFSC, the business district
  • 14-minute walk to Trinity College
  • 17-minute walk, or 4-minute drive, to the Guinness Storehouse
  • 20-minute walk, or 6-minute drive, to Dublin Writers Museum
  • 7-minute drive to the Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • 10-minute drive to the Dublin Zoo

 Bottom Line

The 63-room Arlington hotel is a good value option in Temple Bar, Dublin's popular cultural and nightlife center. Rooms are generic but spacious, and offer small flat-screen TVs and electric kettles. Bathrooms are clean, but some are a little cramped. Beyond the basic rooms, there is an on-site restaurant and pub, Legends, that hosts Celtic dancers every night and serves a reasonably priced three-course meal. There are few extras here -- no fitness center or spa, and Internet is an additional fee -- but the hotel is a good deal for the location.

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Address

  • 16 - 18 Lord Edward Street, Dublin

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Single Bedroom
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 63
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Temple Bar, Dublin
Address: 16 - 18 Lord Edward Street, Dublin
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