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Academy Plaza Hotel

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is ideally located right off O'Connell street. Very close to all the action in Dublin. Public transportation isn't really necessary to get around but if needed, it's directly outside the hotel doors. The room was pretty small and lacking some outlets, but enough to get by. We weren't in the room very often. We had two small children...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Room was very clean and comfortable. Asked to get more tea/coffee and was no problem. Location is great, just off upper O'Connell Street, about a 15 minute walk from temple bar. Bus tours available just round the corner from hotel too and there's a great sports bar next door to it. Would definitely stay again :)

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1Thank Chris L
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My tour of Ireland ended with a night at the Academy Plaza Hotel, which unfortunately left a slightly sour taste in my mouth. This hotel carries three stars, but if it were situated across the pond, it would be hard for it to justify this rating. The rooms are loud and stuffy, and the bed linens are in dire need...

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joshua G We would love to know when you stayed with us. We are somewhat perplexed by your comments and hope maybe we can contact you personally. TripAdvisor works on an anonymous nature and we fully cannot any guest stay by the review alone. Our 3 star hotel in Dublin City Centre really does its best in trying to...

new york
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was smallish, but fine; the window looked out back over an outdoor bar, which, as you might image, could get really loud—especially with a huge TV screen for matches out there. Turns out that the noise wasn't so much of a problem, but the bar patrons congregate under the awning in front of the hotel to smoke, so...

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Apple Valley, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has been our go-to Dublin hotel for beginning &/or ending of our trips to Ireland for several years now. Unfortunately, on our most recent visit in January, we were less than impressed. Of course the location is outstandingly convenient, the beds were really pretty terrible. Unless we find out that the beds have been replaced with new mattresses, I...

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear iamqueenme Thank you for your feedback. I wish you had let us know personally during your stay about your comments and feedback. Being such a regular guest to our property and successfully fulfilling your expectations in the past, we would have hoped you would seek to speak to me or a member of the team in person. We definitely...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here when Wales were playing Ireland in football. Couldn't fault the hotel. It's pretty central to the city centre & it's an easy walk to temple bar area. The Aviva stadium is a little walk away but that because the stadium is out of the city centre so if you stay nearer it's a longer walk for everything else,...

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1Thank Kerrin M
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was tighter then most Americans are use to but had everything you need and very comfortable. The location was perfect right in the heart of it all and within walking distance to most everything. The staff were Amazing, our flight got in at 5:15 am, we got to the hotel around 7:00 am and were extremely tired, they...

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Angie B Thank you for you kind words and for sharing your review. We are so thankful to be endorsed so highly and also the special mention you gave to our staff really makes the difference. We are so pleased to know that our hotel helped you make the most of everything while you were staying in the city...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a nice hotel. The room was large and comfortable. It was located on O'Connell Street, surrounded by restaurants and shopping. Me and my sister walked everywhere we wanted to go from the hotel, St.Patrick's Cathedral, Guiness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, etc. There is also a bus stop for the airlink busses that take you to and from the airport...

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Teresa F Thank you for sharing your kind words and comments about your stay in our hotel. Our hotel location in the city centre is really a big win for us. Being so close to so much of what Dublin has to offer makes us an ideal choice for anyone looking to base themselves in the city centre and...

Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my 5th time in 3 years I have stayed here, the staff has always been on top of their game and very helpful, my room has always been clean when first arriving and through out my stay, no matter how long I have slept in. It is also very close to many things in Dublin, walking distance to...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A friendly welcome from staff, with easy check in and able to go to room mid morning. The room was clean and cosy, with good bathroom products and tea/coffee selection. There was a great selection of delicious dishes on the menu in the restaurant and breakfast could keep you fed all day with what was on offer! I have stayed...

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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear joannewinton Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful comments about your stay with us. We are so pleased you choose us as your city centre hotel of choice. More importantly thank you for returning to us yet again. Your continued loyalty is so appreciated. We really look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL is located in the heart of Dublin, just off the capital's main thoroughfare. Our hotel boasts 304 stunning new bedrooms and suites, with modern facilities in all rooms. Hotel amenities include a stunning marbled lobby, Sir Harry’s Grill Bar & Bistro, 5 meeting rooms, an On Site Fitness Room, Beauty Salon and complimentary WiFi access throughout the entire hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Academy Plaza Hotel

Address: 10 - 14 Findlater Place | Off Upper O'Connell St, Dublin D01 X2X0, Ireland (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: RM438 - RM1,244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Academy Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 304
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Also Known As:
Best Western Dublin
Dublin Best Western
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Dublin
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#56 Business Hotel in Dublin
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“front of hotel has lovely views but more street noise, up high in front is our favorite! no rooms are good unless they get new mattresses!!”
 of 5 bubbles iamqueenme, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The 5oo level”
 of 5 bubbles mjmgr0up, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms have been the most quiet...maybe surprising as this is on to the main road”
 of 5 bubbles joannewinton, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had room 123, it faced a brick wall but as we were out every day it had no difference to us. Very comfy large bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 565catherinen, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quiet location - any room would be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles Tony_murf, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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