Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin  3 stars

10-14 Findlater Place; Upper O'Connell St, Dublin, Ireland, DUBLIN 1  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Enjoy this renovated hotel that has bright modern sleeping rooms and is a great place to stay if you re looking for a three star hotel. It is now a Best Western group property and you can count on their service and commitment. If you need a little extra, you can upgrade to a suite that provides wi-fi access and flat screen television.

Verified Reviews:

  • Just off o'connor st - Clean rooms - Spa services available - We would return here
  • Close to the shops and main sites - Breakfast is great - Lobby is very nice
  • Service was good - Gym perfectly adequate - No parking area - Food wasn't very tasty
  • 1km walk to temple bar - Comfy rooms - Free wifi - Excellent price
  • Excellent central hotel - Staff very friendly - Comfortable beds - Would recommend

Overview

Located in the very heart of Dublin, the four-star Academy Plaza keeps a short step to the city's cultural and shopping areas.

Modernly designed, the hotel boasts of a massage service and free Wi-Fi.

All 285 elegant rooms are complete with flat screen TVs and marble bathrooms.

The Abacus Restaurant specializes in oriental dining, Coffee Dock has a great choice of teas and baked foods.

Connolly Train Station is within five minutes walking.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   285.

City Center Dublin - 3000 ft
Airports Dublin (DUB) - 5.2 mi
Train Stations Connolly Train Station - 2700 ft, Grand Canal Dock Dart Station - 1.3 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Grill Bar and Bistro - 200 ft, Abacus Restaurant (cuisine: Asian) - 200 ft
Parks Garden of Remembrance - 1100 ft

Rooms

All rooms come with combination of red and black colors not to mention a package of basic comforts such as individually controlled air conditioning, flat screen TV, laptop safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, marble bathroom with hair dryer, tea/coffee maker, direct dial telephone, working area.

Dining options

The Abacus Restaurant offers a truly Asian experience with Asian menu and atmosphere.

The Giusseppes Bistro serves traditional dishes in its Italian atmosphere with Wi-Fi available on site.

The Coffee Dock has a great choice of teas and baked foods including light sandwiches.

Work

All five meeting rooms up to 120 guests are packed with AV equipment.

Free Wi-Fi is provided through the hotel.

Leisure

A massage service and game room for children are available at the hotel.

Additional features

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Trouser Press
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Services
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Shiatsu massage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Analog data port
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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All rooms come with combination of red and black colors not to mention a package of basic comforts such as individually controlled air conditioning, flat screen TV, laptop safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, marble bathroom with hair dryer, tea/coffee maker, direct dial telephone, working area.

Double Room
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Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or 1 Double and 1 Single bed

This room features one Double bed, working desk and bathroom with additional amenities.

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    Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or 1 Double and 1 Single bed

    This room features one Double bed, working desk and bathroom with additional amenities. Also there is a couch in the room.

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      Double Room
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      Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or 1 Double and 1 Single bed

      This room features one King size bed, working desk and bathroom with additional amenities. Also there is a safe in the room.

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        Triple Room
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        Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Triple Room
        Bed type: Triple or Double Bed

        This room is cozy and offers one Double and one Single beds, well-decorated and includes bathroom with necessary amenities.

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          Single Room
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          Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Single Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or 1 Double and 1 Single bed

          This room is decorated in modern style and has one Single bed, working desk area and bathroom with necessary amenities.

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            Double Room
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            Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Double Room
            Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or 1 Double and 1 Single bed

            This room contains one big Double bed, working desk area and bathroom with modern facilities.

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              Twin Room
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              Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Twin Room
              Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or 1 Double and 1 Single bed

              This room has contemporary design and features two Single beds, working desk area and bathroom with modern facilities.

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                Family Room
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                Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Family Room

                This room is suitable for family and contains one Double and two Single beds, working desk area and bathroom with modern facilities.

                Triple room
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                Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Triple room
                Bed type: Triple or Double Bed

                This room is cozy and offers one Double and one Single beds, well-decorated and includes bathroom with necessary amenities.

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                  Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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                  What's nearby

                  What's nearby.

                  Kilmainham Gaol, a prison built in 1792

                  Dublin Castle, the oldest architecture in the city

                  Grafton Street, a shopping nirvana

                  Croke Park, a prime stadium in Dublin

                  O’Connell Street, a popular thoroughfare

                  Temple Bar, a perfect area for eating, drinking

                  Guinness Storehouse, a top visited tourist attraction

                  Dublin Writers Museum, 19th century mansion

                  Dublin Zoo, the largest municipal park in Dublin

                  IFSC, a key business area is within minutes walking

                  Tourist attractions
                  • dublin city tour
                    700 ft
                  Popular areas
                  • Moore Street Market
                    1000 ft
                  Places of interest
                  • Abbey Presbyterian Church
                    400 ft
                  • Saint Mary's Pro Cathedral
                    700 ft
                  • James Connolly Memorial Statue
                    1700 ft
                  • The Ha'penny Bridge
                    2300 ft
                  • H'Penny Bridge
                    2300 ft
                  Train stations
                  • Connolly Train Station
                    2300 ft
                  Shopping areas
                  • Henry Street Dublin
                    1000 ft
                  Amusement
                  • Ambassador Cinema
                    700 ft
                  • Cineworld Cinema
                    700 ft
                  • Screen Cinema
                    2000 ft
                  Monuments and Landmarks
                  • O'Connell Street
                    700 ft
                  • The Spire
                    1000 ft
                  Historical sites
                  Museums
                  • Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art
                    400 ft
                  • The James Joyce Centre
                    400 ft
                  • Dublin Writers' Museum
                    400 ft
                  • Writers Museum
                    1000 ft
                  Parks
                  • Garden of Remembrance
                    1000 ft
                  Universities, Institutes
                  Theaters
                  • Ambassador Theatre
                    400 ft
                  • Dublin Fringe Theatre Festival
                    1000 ft
                  • O'Reilly Theatre
                    1000 ft
                  • Peacock Theatre
                    1400 ft
                  • The Abbey Theatre
                    1400 ft
                  Galleries
                  • Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
                    1000 ft

                  Local Attractions

                  • St. Stephen's Green
                    1.0 mi
                    at the top end of Grafton St, Dublin
                  • Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)
                    5100 ft
                    Province of ConnachtIreland
                  • Government Buildings
                    5100 ft
                    Merrion St., Dublin
                  • Saint Patrick's Cathedral
                    5200 ft
                    21-50 Patrick's Close, Dublin
                  • Marsh's Library
                    1.0 mi
                    St. Patrick's Close, Dublin

                  Near the hotel

                  • Dublin Spire
                    400 ft
                    O'Connell Street, Dublin
                  • The O'Connell Monument
                    600 ft
                    O'Connell Street, Dublin
                  • James Joyce Cultural Centre
                    600 ft
                    35 N. Great George's St., Dublin
                  • St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral
                    800 ft
                    Cathedral and Marlborough Sts., Dublin
                  • Garden of Remembrance
                    1100 ft
                    Parnell Sq., Dublin
                  • Dublin Writers Museum
                    1100 ft
                    18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin
                  • General Post Office (GPO)
                    1200 ft
                    O'Connell St., Dublin

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Grill Bar and Bistro

                    200 ft
                    Findlater Place, off O'Connell Street

                    Phone: 35318780666

                  • Abacus Restaurant

                    Cuisine: Asian

                    200 ft
                    83-85 Parnell St

                    Phone: 353 18734444

                  • Kimchi

                    86% likes this, based on 93 reviews

                    300 ft
                    Parnell Street
                  • Mitsuba Japanese Restaurant

                    Cuisine: Japanese

                    300 ft
                    154 Parnell Street

                    Phone: 01 814 6999

                  • Pho Viet

                    60% likes this, based on 85 reviews
                    Cuisine: Vietnamese

                    400 ft
                    162 Parnell Street

                    Phone: 01-878-3165

                  Getting there.

                  Dublin Airport is within driving distance.

                  An express bus provides easy transfers to and from the airport. When you arrive at Dublin Airport exit the main arrivals Hall, cross the road and bus stop will be on your left hand side.

                  Getting around.

                  Connolly Train Station is within five minutes on foot.

                  Tara St. Station is within eight minutes on foot.

                  Busáras, a central bus station is within six minutes walking

                  The private parking costs EUR 12.50 per day.

                  Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel

                  Average guest rating

                  8.2
                  out of 10
                  Excellent
                  Based on 1424 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Dining
                  8.5
                  Location
                  8.5
                  Rooms
                  7.3
                  Service
                  6.9
                  Value
                  7.5

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Older travelers

                    The staff at the reception were excellent. Very efficient and proffessional but also very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were clean, bed very comfortable, and the room staff friendly. Variety of food available for all tastes. Well cooked and staff very helpful. If you asked for anything there was a prompt response. Location of the hotel made it easy to walk into Dublin town. Would deffinitely recommend this hotel.

                    excellent. Nothing one could dislike.

                    • Average rating
                      10.0
                  • Couple

                    Girl friend liked the smoking room option

                    • Average rating
                      10.0
                  • Group of friends

                    Very good welcome &friendly staff

                    Was given room with brick wall outside window, felt very claustrophobic. Was no problem changing rooms at reception.

                    • Average rating
                      7.8
                  • Group of friends

                    The hotel staff were all lovely. The hotel itself was beautiful, all new and sparkling.

                    • Average rating
                      9.6
                  • Couple

                    Nice location (close to city centre), clean rooms and lots of services

                    • Average rating
                      10.0
                  • Family with children

                    Ideal location, very comfortable beds and friendly staff.

                    No food available Sunday evening in bistro.

                    • Average rating
                      10.0
                  • Couple

                    The room was very clean and well maintained. The bed was the comfiest I have ever slept in! The location of the hotel was good as we were close enough to walk to Temple bar/shops.

                    • Average rating
                      9.6
                  • Couple

                    We were happy with everything about our stay, especially the Airlink bus stopping outside the hotel!

                    • Average rating
                      10.0
                  • Couple

                    The room was very cramped. Had to climb over the bed to get into one side. Had stayed before and we were very pleased with our stay, however we were very disappointed this time and are very unlikely to stay there again.

                    • Average rating
                      5.8
                  • Older travelers

                    Excellent location, staff eager to help and a great breakfast.

                    Noise from bar next door

                    • Average rating
                      8.2
                  • Older travelers

                    Great value for money in a city centre location

                    Breakfast was a bit manic though overall still worth the price

                    • Average rating
                      8.8
                  • Couple

                    excellent staff and very helpful when finding our way around the city, cleaners were exceptional.very clean and tidy waiting areas and nice to have access to internet for free in the lobby, food was excellent and good value for money compared to surrounding food offerings, would def stay again when in dublin.

                    -double bed in superior room, despite being housed in fixed head board and side tables was still two singles pushed together?, had to upgrade to a superior room in order to have a bath despite requested a bath on booking nearly 3 months ago? razor in the room very poor qualitly and cut my face to ribbons, appericiate this is a travel razor but if you cannot supply a decent one then dont bother!!!

                    • Average rating
                      8.8
                  • Group of friends

                    L location was excellent .Saff very helpful and pleasant would stay there again

                    • Average rating
                      7.8
                  • Couple

                    Location excellent rooms comfortable and well furnished

                    • Average rating
                      9.6
                  • Group of friends

                    Visited hotel on many occasions therefore aware of it's plus points, good staff, cleanliness, good bar and reasonable breakfast

                    Bed was too small

                    • Average rating
                      8.2
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