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Academy Plaza Hotel

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Wallingford, Connecticut
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of this hotel was great. Walking distance to O'Connell street which was where a lot of activities could be arranged at e.g. tours, shopping and restaurants. The staff was awesome even allowing me to check in early and was very helpful regarding activities I could take while there. One thing that kept me from giving it five stars...

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South Carolina
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Within walking distance of pretty much everything. Great restaurants and shopping close by. The noise level was a little much for me (my room faced a bar or pub & it was really loud). Breakfast was typical Irish and really good. There is a great donut place just down the street that serves warm cake donuts, we made several trips.

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Singapore
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Hotel is located away from the crowd and yet has easy access to food and shopping along O'Connell Street and across the road to Henry St. Room was clean and comfortable. Staff at reception was friendly and accommodating. I will definitely come back to Academy Plaza Hotel.

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Albany, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here a few weeks ago for the 3rd time, always good. Rooms are small, but nice and clean and a place for everything. Can't beat the location either, walkable to everything. Would highly recommend and would stay here again.

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B Stortford
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent 5 nights at the hotel and Corrie and his team in Food and Catering were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble: and with a smile! Food quality was tops! The bar staff, who doubled up as waiters/tresses were very professional. Location of the hotel was great: I ended up with a noisy room but it was quite comfortable so...

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We stayed in a basic double room, good enough for a 2 night stay. The room was clean, beds were comfy, shower was good. There was a limited supply of tea/coffee/milk could have done with a little more. Did not get breakfast as you could get cheaper just around the corner. On the whole the hotel was in a great...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We were in Dublin for 6 days and I wanted a central location which this certainly is,only being 50 metres from O'Connell St but it also meant spending 6 days in one of the smallest bedrooms with the poorest quality bedding that I have stayed in. Which is all a shame as the staff do a good job,friendly,efficient and good...

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Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Just had a two night stay at this hotel perfect location for being in the centre of Dublin room was fabulous no faults at all. 747 drops and picks you up right outside the hotel. Staff were very friendly I was able to check in my room early. I will defiantly be booking this hotel again for my next visit...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean and comfortable room in a good location (especially for the airport bus which stops outside the door). Food and drink seemed expensive in comparison to room price so didn't bother with that. Useful luggage storage area and friendly staff.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 3 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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Seamus B, Manager at Academy Plaza Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lilnat23 Thank you for sharing your feedback, We are so pleased to see the 5 out of 5 you have given us. Our hotel is ideally located in the city centre and the perfect choice to base yourself in the city while seeing what Dublin as to offer. We are thrilled to read to read your nice comments about...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $133 - $370 (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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“Not one facing the back road!”
 of 5 bubbles NandoB-1, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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