The hotel is in a GREAT location for touring Dublin. During our trip we stayed in 3 different rooms at the Drury Court. None of them have been renovated to look like the hotel photos (no pretty patterned bathroom tiles, silver/taupe-colored drapes, gray rug). Our rooms had tired, stained red rugs and maroon drapes. Some room photos show an extra chair in the corner (we didn't have one in room 208 or 408, but did in room 209).
The first night, Room 208 was across the street from a club. We could not sleep! It was a Friday night. Our window was closed, and the thick drapes were closed, too. The entrance/line was on the sidewalk, so we could hear everyone talking. When the club doors opened we could hear the music loud & clear. One side table was broken and one broken lamp missing a lampshade. The bathroom needed to be scrubbed.
In the morning I spoke to Ann Marie. She moved us across the hall to room 209. A much better location (above a parking lot). So quiet! However, the bathroom smelled musty (maybe needed a new shower curtain?) The lamps were dusty (see photos). Hopefully this room will be renovated soon.
We checked out to visit other cities, then returned to the Drury Court for a few more nights. Our room 408 again overlooked the parking lot so it was quiet. The bathroom sink was slow to drain, and the stopper was broken. The chamber-maids must have known this b/c every day when we returned she had left on the counter (not in the sink).
You can't beat this location! Turn left out of the hotel will bring you to Dame St, Dublin Castle, Christ Church, etc. A right out of the hotel, is St. Stephens Park & shopping mall, Grafton Street, Trinity College, museums, etc. 5 minute walk to the Tourism Office, where you meet the bus for all-day tours. Also, there are plenty of restaurants in the area. Front desk/Ann Marie was very pleasant and helpful booking a tour for us.
Hotel rooms come with free wi-fi. A little slow, but good enough to check email. If you need a stronger signal, walk towards the Metro Cafe then cross the street to Starbucks. Use their free wi-fi instead.
There's free, secure parking if you call the hotel directly and make arrangements.
We didn't bother to add breakfast to our room rate. There are plenty of restaurant you an walk to instead. Be sure to eat at the Hairy Lemon across the street for real Irish food. Plenty of locals eating there. After dinner, we watched a soccer match on the pub side. Such fun!
There's a standard 25 euro rate for a taxi from the hotel to the airport, approx. 30 minute ride. Consider a taxi rather than walking to the aircoach bus stop for 7 euros per person.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located city centre hotel within walking distance of all of Dublin's main attractions and eateries, including Trinity College, Temple Bar & St. Patrick's Cathedral. Triple glazing in all of our rooms along with our recently upgraded complimentary WiFi access ensure a comfortable stay for all of our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Drury Court Dublin
- Hotel Drury Court
- Drury Court Hotel Dublin