Pros

  • Good value in the center of vibrant Temple Bar
  • Decent size rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi
  • All rooms have electric kettles and fluffy duvets
  • Toast breakfast restaurant and Busker's Bar, a sports and music bar that serves lunch and dinner
  • Pubs, nightlife, and restaurants all nearby
  • Close to variety of cultural attractions in Temple Bar
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Cons

  • Bathrooms are small
  • Street noise is an issue
  • Decor is outdated
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Bottom Line

The Temple Bar Hotel is a mid-sized option in the middle of Dublin's busiest, most energetic district. The 136 rooms are a decent size with basic decor and flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, duvets, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a breakfast restaurant on-site, as well as a sports bar that serves lunch and dinner with nightly live music. A variety of pubs and clubs and are on the doorstep of this hotel, making street noise an issue. Temple Bar is well known for nightlife, but this cultural quarter of Dublin is also home to great markets, shopping, and galleries. While decor is slightly outdated, this clean, central hotel offers good value in Dublin.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi

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Location

In the heart of Temple Bar, the cultural quarter and nightlife hotspot in Dublin

Temple Bar Hotel is in the center of the vibrant neighborhood of the same name. The historic area is popular for nightlife and sightseeing along the cobblestone streets. Many of Dublin's sights such as Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green, and Christ Church are within walking distance of the hotel. During the day, Temple Bar lives up to its reputation as the cultural quarter of Dublin with galleries, outdoor markets, and interesting shops. This neighborhood is also home to small theaters and the Irish Film Institute. However, with the central location also comes crowds and noise, particularly on Friday and Saturday night.

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.

  • 21-minute drive to Dublin Airport
  • 5-minute walk to the Irish Film Institute
  • 5-minute walk to the Gallery of Photography in Meeting House Square
  • 8-minute walk to Trinity College
  • 9-minute walk to Moore Street food Market
  • 10-minute walk to St. Stephen's Green
  • 10-minute walk to Christ Church Cathedral
  • 6-minute drive to Guinness Storehouse
  • 7-minute drive to Baggot Street, home to local pubs and restaurants
  • 7-minute drive to Glasnevin Cemetery
  • 7-minute drive to St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • 10-minute drive to Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • 10-minute drive Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison now museum
  • 12-minute drive to the National Botanic Gardens
  • 2-hour drive to Belfast
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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

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