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A 20-minute walk from the city center, very close to Croke Park stadium
The Croke Park Hotel is located a 20-minute walk from the center of Dublin. The only landmark within a close walking distance is the Croke Park Stadium, home to the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and concerts. The hotel is located between Dublin Airport and the city center.
Dublin has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. First there was the boom of the Celtic Tiger that brought great development and growth to the city. As a result of this wave of wealth, the city now has a cosmopolitan feel that it never had before. Since the economic bust, restaurants and hotels have generally retained the same quality, but the city is less expensive. Dublin has beautiful gardens, museums, and theaters, but it is the everyday things in the Irish capital -- like sitting in a local pub and having a pint -- that are more exciting here than anywhere else.
The Croke Park Hotel is a 232-room property on the north side of Dublin. This hotel is very convenient for guests attending a sports match or concert at the nearby Croke Park stadium. Rooms are modern, with stocked minibars, fluffy duvets, and electric kettles. Bathrooms offer separate soaking tubs and nice walk-in showers. Hotel highlights include a sunny fitness room, bistro, and bar. There is also an executive lounge -- offering free coffee, tea, juice, and fruit along with lots of seating -- to those guests staying on the hotel's fourth floor. With free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a hearty breakfast, this hotel is a good pick for value, but the city center is a substantial walk away.