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Hotel Arlington Hotel Hotel 3 star
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23-25 Bachelors Walk O'Connell Bridge Dublin 1 Dublin, Ireland -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Arlington has the advantage of being close to Dublin Castle, as well as boasting its very own Irish pub. Although the guest rooms are pleasant, as you would expect from a 3-star hotel, we've seen more original and better equipped rooms in the Irish capital. The hotel pub puts on an Irish-style show every evening which makes for great entertainment, especially seeing as how the hotel doesn't have a well-being centre or a gym to keep guests busy. Thus we do recommend checking out the hotel, even if it's just for a drink at the pub.

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    Location 8.98 /10

    The Arlington is ideally located at the very heart of the city, on the banks of the River Liffey, just a stone's throw from O'Connell Street and Temple Bar. Being on the other side of the river, though, you won't be disturbed by all the noise of this lively area.

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    Unfortunately, the charm is somewhat lost once you enter the Arlington's renovated guest rooms. Out of the 131 rooms (standard and family), only 13 have escaped being remodelled. While we encourage refurbishment, it's a shame that the guest rooms have lost the traditional style that makes the communal areas so charming. Even though we didn't visit the old rooms, we can imagine what they must have been like... As for the new rooms, they are certainly pleasant but are completely at odds with the hotel decor: striped cushions and bedspreads, carpeted floor, new light wood furniture, modern paintings hung on the walls etc. In terms of amenities, don't bother looking for the air-conditioning or minibar, but you will find tea and coffee-making facilities, an iron and an ironing board, and a safe.

    Overview 8.20 /10

    Located in a Georgian building, the Arlington opened its doors some thirty years ago now, and its architecture is probably its best asset. Although it was renovated in 2006, the hotel has a delightful old-fashioned decor, from the façade to the lobby with its old wooden counter and knight in a suit of armour, and from the bar-grill with its smoking room ambiance to the typical Irish pub. Since the hotel does not have a well-being centre or gym, this is the only source of entertainment within the hotel. Around it, though, are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and monuments. Enough, in fact, that it is hard to be bored during a stay at The Arlington!

    Food and drink 8.45 /10

    One hotel, three restaurants: the Irish Bar, the Terrace Café and the Bar & Grill, which, as its name suggests, serves mainly meat. Open all day, the Irish Bar serves various local and international dishes, which differ from lunchtime to the evening. Expect to pay ?17.50 (£15) for the Nicoise salad, ?11 (£9) for the fish and chips, and ?9.50 (£8) for the Arlington club sandwich. These dishes are also available at the Terrace Café. Note that the bar has special choices for children, as well as a special three-course dinner-show menu set at ?29.95 (£25.50).

    To know

    Unlike most hotels in Dublin, the Arlington has 11 free parking spaces for guests. Wi-Fi Internet access is free throughout the hotel.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Meeting room

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Overall Score 9.00/10
    • Alan K. Alan K.  
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      • Package deals in August 2014 Posted on 2014-10-01 Friends - 3 to 5 nights (Room with a view)

        Very polite and helpful staff, food brilliant, especially the breakfast. Rooms clean but simple.

      • Advantages

        Very close to Temple Bar area and plenty of sights. Handy for the Hop on, Hop off buses

      • Disavantages

        Down and outs can be a bit of a nuisance at night as they sleep in the alley behind the hotel.

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      • Overall Score 9.00/10
    • Hélène A. Hélène A.  
      10 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2014 Posted on 2014-05-30 En famille - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        Hôtel sympa ! bon rapport qualité/prix, ambiance conviviale grâce au pub, idéal pour se plonger dans la vie irlandaise ! décor ancien charmant, hôtel rénové il y a moins de 10 ans. Bon souvenir ! j'y reviendrai lors d'un prochain séjour.

      • Advantages

        Situation dans le centre ville idéale, restauration, décor ancien, irish pub et dîner-spectacle.

      • Disavantages

        Décoration des nouvelles chambres en contradiction avec le style de l'hôtel.

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      • Overall Score 8.33/10
    • David D. David D.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2012 Posted on 2014-03-19 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        Très bon Hotel, bien situé et pub excellent

      • Advantages

        Le lieu, les animations

      • Disavantages

        le prix peut-être si je dois mettre quelque chose

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      • Overall Score 8.40/10
    • Morgane B. Morgane B.  
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      • Package deals in avril 2013 Posted on 2014-02-01 En famille - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Très bon hôtel !!! rapport qualité/prix très correct . Ambiance assez familial grâce au pub

      • Advantages

        place aux abord du château de dublin

      • Disavantages

        salle de bain un peu petite

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      • Overall Score 9.67/10
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