Overall: We stayed here as our last stop before returning to the US. I was a bit concerned reading people's review (concerned with regards to the size of each room, service in general did not seem to be an issue) but I was certainly not disappointed. Location is fantastic, right off Grafton Street, and I could understand some people's review that it may be loud on a Friday/Saturday especially if you had a room facing the street. A bit on the pricey side, but well worth it after our 10 day tour of Ireland.
Check in: No problems, since it was a Wednesday we were able to check in early (our option was by the gym, which we took because we wanted to settle in). I reserved online on the hotel's website. I received a call on my cell phone to confirm the reservation one day prior to our stay, but since I didn't have international coverage, I didn't find out until I was home!
Breakfast: There was another review stating that the breakfast wasn't worth it since there were several other options available in the area. We took the reviewer's advice and ate at a cafe off of Grafton (I'm sure much less expensive).
Internet Service: Available, but wasn't flawless. I had to shut down my i-Pad a couple of times and then reconnect. It seemed to time out quite a bit.
Room: Stayed in the room right next to the gym, so I think it was 202 or 201. Keep in mind we only stayed one night, and apparently no one wanted to work out late at night or early in the morning when we stayed. However, when the maids came in to clean, we could hear the weights clinking so I think it may have been annoying if there was some fitness nut early in the morning (late at night everyone is probably inebriated, so it's okay). I thought I had read that there was an iPod docking station, but apparently that's only for certain rooms. But overall loved the layout, had great coffee service in the room, and great turn down service!
Lighting was good and room temperature was fine. Newspaper was included in the morning.
Shower: This was a shower style that I found common in Ireland. It had a half door so if I took a shower, it wouldn't splatter water everywhere. Shower pressure was good and temperature control worked well. I loved their toiletries, Aromatherapy Associates.
Rates: I reserved on line as an internet special. Total euros I think was 160, it converted into US$220. I did have a choice of charging in Euros or US Dollars.
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13 April 2012
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Thank you for having chosen The Westbury Hotel as your ultimate base before departing home to the US. Thank you also for your extremely encouraging review of The Westbury Hotel on Tripadvisor.
I am delighted that your experience of our wonderful establishment was pleasant and I am sorry that we did not have the opportunity to offer you assistance with internet connectivity or with the in-room media hub which allows all of our guests to connect a number of applications, ipads included, to our TV systems. I would encourage you to seek help from our dedicated team via reception or concierge on such occasions during any future stays and we should only be too delighted to assist.
Thank you once again for your kind comments and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Westbury Hotel in the near future.
Guest Relations Manager
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