The very first show of the Weird Al Yannkovic European Tour 2023 was in Dublin, Ireland. As my employer got an office there (so that I could work from there) and I just could not miss it, I started my tour-chasing with two nights in Dublin. After having stayed a night at the Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre, the second night was at the Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre. Here are my thoughts about my IHG Hotel Group brand stay.
HI Express Dublin City Centre – Location
Being right at the North end of O’Connell Street, you just have to say that this Holiday Inn is located perfectly. There are several attractions in close walking distance. You also have a short walk to various pubs and the main shopping area. Despite being located at one of the most heavy traffic and public movement streets of the city, the room has been rather quiet.
The traffic situation is very nice as well. Both LUAS tram lines are located in short walking distance. The main street in front of the hotel also features several bus connections. This also includes the public bus service #16 and the Aircoach express service to Dublin Airport (DUB), both terminals, from O’Connell St Upper bus stop. One thing you have to mention is that you need to take a few stairs to get to the space, where the elevator to the rooms is located. As there is a street access to that are, you might be able to bypass this hurdle.
HI Express Dublin City Centre – Room
I had a one night stay at the Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre. The nominal price was 150 EUR, which I could prepay by using IHG points. I got a huge corner room, in which the typical HI Express furniture even felt a bit of lost. Nonetheless, I really loved the large room I struggled a bit with the work desk replacement, which is, however, nowadays rather a signature element and feature of these rooms. The modern design of the room, which was very clean, was very nice as well.
Especially due to the size of the room itself, the shower bathroom felt a bit of compact. However, it was absolutely fine and in line with expectations. Again, everything felt very modern and in good shape.
HI Express Dublin City Centre – Breakfast
Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express has been served in the lobby area. Despite there was a rugby tournament in town and the hotel was full of French supporters. the breakfast was well organized and there were just rather few interruptions. You have to note that quite a bunch of the foreign guests rather did an “All you can carry” breakfast, so that the refilling performance of the staff was even more remarkable. The presentation of items was nice and featured a typical selection for this branch. The quality was absolutely fine as well.
HI Express Dublin City Centre – Service
The staff in the hotel was really lovely. I absolutely enjoyed my night there. Another factor for that was the excellent internet connection by WiFi in the room.
HI Express Dublin City Centre – My View
This place definitely a great option. The Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre is as close to city center as it gets and comes with great traffic connections. The staff is great. The only thing bothering are the few stairs to the elevator, if that is leading to issues on your side.
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