The very first night on my tour-chase of Weird Al Yankovic’s very first European Tour since seven years. Regarding this fact, my stay at the Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre in February was truly a special night. Due to a flight delay, I did not have a very long time in the hotel, but it was enough to share my thoughts with you.
Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre – Location
The Hilton Group hotel is located North of the river Liffey. It may feel to be slightly West from Dublin City Center. However, I feel that the location is really nice. The tram system Luas is having a stop just a few meters away from the hotel (Four Courts station) and if you cross the river via the O’Donovan Rossa Bridge, it is a short walk to Temple Bar, the Dublina, Dublin Castle or St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I arrived right from Dublin Airport (DUB) and took the airport bus to Merchant’s Quay, which is just across the river as well.
There are not too many services around the hotel, though. The neighborhood features a couple of court houses and similar institutions. The shopping district around Abbey Street and Mary Street, however, is just a few blocks away.
Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre – Room
I had one night in February at the Hampton Dublin City Centre. I used a pre-paid Hilton sale rate at 117.60 EUR. In Dublin relations, this is a very competitive price. I was quite surprised when I saw the new room – I did not know this design from a Hampton so far at all. The cupboard with the retractable desk was a bit too close to the bed for my body size and bothered me quite a lot. Apart from that, I really liked the rather spacious room with the large lounge sofa in the corner of my room. The tea making and fridge area with another (rotating) mirror was a nice feature of the stay as well.
The shower bathroom, however, was rather in line what I know from other Hampton places. The toilet area was a bit of narrow, but worked out for me. The housekeeping in the hotel was very good. I also liked the nice view from the sixth floor room the hotel provided to me.
Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre – Breakfast
The breakfast is served in the beautiful and very modern design lobby area. I feel that the selection was good and above what you would expect as a Hampton. They had a nice range of bread and hot items, I also liked the presentation of the food and the staff was friendly. Despite Dublin was crowded with French rugby fans on that weekend, the atmosphere at the buffet was very relaxed, the hotel team handled the high volume of people well. A nice feature is also that from Monday to Friday, the Hampton serves breakfast at 6:00 – quite a lot of other Dublin places start up to an hour later.
Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre – Service
The staff was really friendly and helpful, so that I felt really welcome during my stay at the Hampton. WiFi worked very well. The hotel also features a gym on ground floor. Unfortunately, it was occupied when I wanted to check it out so that I could not take pictures. It looked absolutely fine for a Hampton hotel.
Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre – My View
I had a really good night at the Hampton. The location is not as remote as I first thought. Especially the Luas is a very valuable feature for Dublin tourists. The staff is great, I like the modern design and the breakfast. Unfortunately, the work desk thing is too narrow. The Top Pick! rating is still a well-deserved praise of their service..
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