Overlooking the Grand Canal and set in well maintained shrubberies and seating areas, this attractive modern Dublin hotels located between Leeson Street and Charlemont Street bridges; with a Luas station just outside (and only a short walk from the city centre in fine weather), it caters well for both leisure and business guests.
Underground parking gets arriving guests off to a good start (€10 per night to residents, lift to reception), followed by prompt efficient and friendly welcome in a bright reception area with comfortable seating, fresh flowers and a sociable atmosphere.
Accommodation is generally very comfortable with kingsize beds, good desk space (with all the necessary technical items nearby) and work chair, safe, good lighting, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities iron and ironing board, all as standard, and well finished bathrooms. Regular maintenance and refurbishment is the norm, although some rooms may seem a little dated.
Public facilities include the Stil Bar & Lounge and a coffee shop (nice selection of freshly made sandwiches from 11 am to 3 pm), with main meals, including a good breakfast, served in Uisce Restaurant.
This is a lovely area to stay in, with many attractions nearby, a Luas stop at the door and canalside walks to enjoy.
Conference/banqueting (400/260), business centre, broadband wi/fi; underground carpark; children welcome (Under 12s free in parents' room; cots available, high chair, baby changing facilities, childrens menu). No pets. Lift. Fitness Room.
Rooms 193 (39 executive, 3 for disabled, 187 no smoking). Room rate €175-295 (max. 2 guests). Closed 25 Dec.
Located just off the reception area, this well-appointed Dublin restaurants pleasant in the evening, when you can watch people strolling along the canal bank.
Menus offer a well-balanced choice of popular modern dishes, and desserts are all homemade and tasty - with good coffee to finish.
Although the choices are on the safe side, cooking is sound and - as elsewhere in the hotel - lifted by engaged service.
A reasonably priced wine list is nicely laid out into sections arranged by style.