"An Excellent Place with Excellent Staff"
A friend and i stayed the weekend and was very pleased with the Service at this Hotel. The staff in all areas were excellent and friendly. We even brought Roman a desk clerk some baked items one night for his helpful service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful hotel close to everything."
Dined in the hotel restaurant. Service was a little off, but the food was delicious. Small problem with meal quickly resolved. Location is perfect for access to attractions, shopping, and restaurants. We could walk everywhere!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff is undertrained and overwhelmed"
Problem 1: We could not get internet in our room. We called this to the attention of the hotel staff 4 times, with 4 people and got 4 answers, from "we'll check on it and move your room if necessary" to "there is nothing we can do." Then no follow ups from any of the 4 the staff. Since I was there on work, the internet was critical.....and i had to […] sit out in the hallway to get it. Then, was there any compensation on the rate at check out? Comp some of my bar or room charges? Nope. Problem 2: The bar is fun and hip and young, but the waitress didn't think it was possible to make a regular Martini, and thought an IPA mean Irish Pale Ale. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Amazing staff. A bit away from all the tourist places. Lobby turns into a disco night. Excellent food and cocktails.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very easy and clean"
Hotel was wonderful. It was about a ten minute walk to Temple Bar and the area we were in was super quiet. Staff was incredibly friendly and the room was very clean. They had the desk staffed 24/7 and even helped us get a taxi at 4am for the airport.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in walking distance to city center"
Hotel was nice. Check in was quick and staff pleasant. Room was clean and fine for our stay. We spent a lot of time out and about but it was nice to come back to. Out front of hotel is a stop for for the airport bus and the docklands tour bus from the Dublin bus city tour. You can walk to the city center in less than 20 minutes (it was just my husband […] and I but no kids). Overall hotel was nice and we had no complaints. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is a fantastic hotel! Friendly staff, prime location, and large, comfortable rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Spencer (many people still know it as the Clarion) is very modern, very clean and comfortable but pretty "soulless." It is probably mainly appropriate for business travelers because it is located in the heart of the modern business district which is well away from the center of town. Having said that, downtown access is quite easy via either a pleasant […] stroll along the Liffey or by hopping on the "Lulas" (light rail) which is only a half block away. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice new hotel in the IFSC section of Dublin"
Although Hotel seems out of city center - it is on a direct run from the airport on the 747 Dublin bus into the city and in back of the hotel is a Lewis Stop. Hotel is relatively new and in good condition with a pool/gym. Bedding and room are modern and if you get a room in the front of house there is a good view of the Liffy river and city. Pretty […] good value for the money Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"comfortable and convenient"
There isn't a cozy feeling about this hotel, more like a get-on-with-your-business vibe. Fitting, I guess, for being next to the IFSC and the convention center. However, our two days there were enjoyable. Room was very nice overlooking the Liffey. Bed very comfortable. Breakfast offerings were wide and tasty. The location was very good for walking into […] centre city or for hopping on the bus or tram. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic utility hotel close to the convention center"
This hotel has all the charm of a stay at a hospital. The interior design of the hotel seems to have achieved the goal of expressing as little personality or charm as possible. The food is particularly dull. Their traditional Irish breakfast is of very low quality and lacking in flavour. It seems, judging by the shrunken sausage, rubbery bacon and eggs, […] and dry flavorless potatoes that the food is prepared the day before of the lowest quality ingredients available. After the second day, when not enjoying one of the many other restaurants or pubs in Dublin, we found ourselves walking down the street to Jury's for a meal rather than endure another at the Clarion. The restaurant and bar staff seemed entirely lacking in appropriate training. We sat in the lounge on three consecutive afternoons for over thirty minutes before deciding to go elsewhere while the staff hurried about and chatted while ignoring us and everyone else. I was surprised to be under the impression during the entire five night stay that the owners and management of this hotel seem to have absolutely no experience running restaurants or hotels of any kind. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient to City Center"
My daughter and I stayed at the Clarion for a mother/daughter vacation. The staff could not have been nicer. From the maids that cleaned our rooms to the front desk people, the manager, and a special thanks to Eamon, our concierge. The rooms were larger than many European rooms , comfortable and very clean. The location is excellent, away from the hub […] of Dublin City Center, yet easily accessible to all the must see sights. If I return to Dublin I would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice two night stay here"
My wife and I just came back from a week in Ireland and spent two nights here. It was a very nice hotel with great staff. We had a snafu checking in because our room wasn't ready. We had them hold our bags and went out and found a bite to eat. Our room still wasn't ready a couple of hours later, but when we finally were able to check in, our bags were […] gone. Yes, you guessed it, they went ahead and took them to the room for us proactively. Hotel breakfast buffet was pricy - 15 Euros per person, but excellent. If I had to do this over again, I would have booked rates that included breakfast. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Bit of a walk ..."
We spent two nights here at the beginning of a 10-day visit to Ireland. It was a bit of a walk to get to the hop-on-hop-off bus stop. On the plus side, there were a couple nice little breakfast / coffee shop places just down the walkway to the left of the hotel (facing it from the street), which was handy. Also a little grocery store. Famine memorial […] statues were just down the street, as was the tall ship (Jenny Johnston?). Rooms were nice and had internet access. Hallway carpet was very dirty ... in need of replacement. Hotel staff was very nice and helpful when we were inquiring about getting to the airport to pick up our rental car. We were inquiring about a taxi, but the told us about a airport shuttle bus for 3 euros that was due any minute. We rushed to get our stuff from out room, and the gentleman from the front desk came to help when the bus pulled up. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, would stay again"
We love the price of the hotel for the quality - it was very nice and comfortable. The staff was excellent. Also, it is extremely close to the Dublin LUAS (light rail) and was easy to get back and forth to the CityCenter. The airport bus (747) also drops off and picks up in front of the hotel. We would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"a reasonable hotel"
Overall a good hotel for the price. Nice, clean and well locatedGenuine Expedia guest review
"Easy Access to Dublin"
Good location and right next to a stop on the Luas; thus, making it very easy to get down to O'Connell St to grab other public transportation. A good place to use as HQ while visiting Dublin.Genuine Expedia guest review
A bit of a walk to the main attractions but not to badGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, clean and well-run."
Nice hotel, clean and well-run. Pool in the basement is a nice break for families.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Mediocre at best"
the cleaning staff cleaned the room but more often than not forgot to replace all the towels, did not replace the soap, or coffee or the water, The bed linens were made of polyester so you invariably wake up all sweated up They missed a wake callGenuine Expedia guest review
"Business in Dublin - this is the place!"
Ideal location for business in Dublin with good facilitiesGenuine Expedia guest review
A very clean modern hotel with really friendly staff. It's a little way from the main areas of Dublin but overall very good value for money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for couple holiday"
15mn walk to o'connell bridge/temple bar, lovely business/docks side of town with tram and buses outside. Quiet and clean room, car parking easy and affordable. Really happy with stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasnt change from a chain"
Nice to get away from the usual chain hotels in a good location for the finance districGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gem in the City"
We stayed in the Spencer at a recent concert in the 3arena and literally don't have a bad word to say about it. Start to finish - flawless. Well worth the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"an escape week end!"
we,enjoyed our stay at hotel,we thought as staying guests for 2 nights,15euro each was expensive. for breakfast ,we would return to hotel very central to city & 3arena helpful nice staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"kilcullen trip in dublin 2014"
very enjoyable, helpful and attentive staff and all were very friendlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed here because we were going to an Enrique concert and it is within walking distance of 3Arena. The hotel is modern, clean and comfortable. The only down side was very rowdy people in same corridor who knocked out door very late but we did complain and I think staff tried to deal with it. The next day the receptionist was very helpful trying […] to be supportive about this while the manager had no interest whatsoever in our annoyance! Overall we were satisfied with our stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel that made for a pleasant stay"
Lovely hotel overlooking the river. Quiet location in the financial district but that was probably due to it being a weekend. Reception staff friendly and efficient but we were disappointed our one special request for a river facing room was dismissed despite it being a special occasion. The bar was great always buzzy and lively and the service good. […] We didn't eat at any of the hotel restaurants as we had pre booked elsewhere. The room was very clean and comfortable but could have benefited from additional toiletries. The hotel was about 15 mins from Temple Bar along the river making a picturesque walk. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great Stay, nothing bad to say about it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Short stay great hotel"
Pros: Nice fresh room with nice little touches like slippers, robes and an umbrella. 6 Minute walk to the Dublin 3 Arena so perfect for shows. 20 Minute to city centre. Nice friendly staff. Nespresso Machine Cons: Breakfast isn't great. Try to get top floor rooms as its right on the main roadGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel in the heart of Dublin's financial district"
Comfortable, clean and well appointed rooms. Efficient and friendly staff. Classy decorGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Spencer - ok but there's better hotels"
The hotel is located on the north side of the Liffey in the newly regenerated Docklands area and financial district. It is only a 15/20 minute walk into Trinity College, Temple Bar, St Stephen's Green and the rest of the tourist attractions however. The area itself does lack soul and character, though the Famine Sculpture was amazing and well worth […] crossing the Liffey to view if you are more centrally located. The hotel itself was ok with spacious well kept public areas. Our bedroom faced the Liffey and the rather busy main thoroughfare leading to the airport. We did find it noisy at times. The hotel has been refurbished and it did rather feel it was done 'on the cheap' with poor plastic fitments and quite a basic 'ideal standard' bathroom. I don't know if we were just unlucky as we had booked through an agency rather that the hotel direct but it probably did not live up to my expectations for £154 per night. On a more positive note Lydia, our housekeeper was lovely, very friendly and serviced the room to an exceptional standard. The bar area was warm and welcoming and the service was good there too. Finally, as ,mentioned earlier it is located on the main route to the airport and the bus to/from there can be caught directly outside the hotel. It takes approximately 25 mins depending on traffic and costs 6 euros per person. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Onlh one arm chsir in room.my mum would have liked an arm chair.asian restaurant only had 4 prawns in salad.asked for bread rolls but they didnt have anyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is the best hotel we have stayed in all the staff were friendly and couldn't do more to go out there own say to help you rooms were always clean and beautiful. Food and drink were at reasonable prices and the food was top notch we will be staying here every time we go to dublinGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very sleek hotel in a good location"
Great hotel in a great location. Very easy to find and only a short walk into where the action is. Staff were friendly and check in was very smooth and straight forward. The room was very neat, clean and well equipped. A smart looking bathroom with a powerful shower (very important). Would recommend to all!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Swish and stylish"
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"Very nice,convenient hotel"
The staff were very helpful and polite and went out of their way to explain directions ,the staff at the restaurant were amazing.the hotel was central to the city and the tram was just outside the hotel and had excellent river viewsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect Dublin city hotel"
Business and pleasure....great location for a brief stop over in Dublin to see the sights...mainly pubs!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Lovely clean hotel - very impressed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel, great location"
Really enjoyed our 5 nights at the Spencer. The hotel's in a great location, right by the Sam Beckett Bridge. It's about a 15 minute walk to O'Connell Street, or 20 to the Temple Bar area. The hotel itself is in a quieter area, but you still get the sense of being in the city centre as you're right along the river—everything seems within walking distance […] (if you don't mind a 15+ minute walk). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"First stay in a while"
Pleasant stay following recent revamp.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful boutique hotel"
Brilliant from the moment we arrived. Rooms are spacious and well equipped. Staff are welcoming and attentive. Good location if you like a hotel you can 'retreat' back to after a long day. Tram is very close (but a bit pricey!) so access around the city was no problem!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect weekend away."
Couldn't have asked for more from this hotel. The rooms are spotless, contemporary and comfortable. The staff are always more than happy to help and we were always greeted with a smile. The breakfast is lovely and very good value. This hotel is in a nice area and very accessible and convenient for getting to the city centre. I will definitely stay here […] again if we return to Dublin! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for conferences"
Great hotel, clean, good breakfast and good bar. Perfect if you are attending a conference at the CCD - Dublin Convention Centre - as it is pretty much next door.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Noisy Room, no sleep. Dusty shelves. Slow Bar service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely Hotel, Good Location"
Had a great stay here. Staff friendly and welcoming.Found steam room to be small and mouldy. Not too nice. Also I would have liked a water bucket in the Sauna, but told they had removed it. Sauna needs a water bucket.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had to have our keys recoded as they stopped working; a minor issue. The pillows could with being a bit fuller. The hotel is within 100 metres of a LUAS tram stop and there are bus stops virtually at the front door including the outgoing airport bus. Our rooms were clean and quiet. We would stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Central location, secure parking. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Shane, our waiter in the restaurant, whilst very professional was also good fun! Clean, comfortable room. Would definitely visit again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great location for us"
very enjoyable and relaxing . swimming pool was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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