Always wanted to stay in the Gresham because of its location and reputation, got a good deal and didn't want to miss the opportunity.Comment of F. Shane , United Kingdom the 2014-05-18
Fantastic Hotel, friendly efficient staff and perfect location.Comment of M. Stephen , United Kingdom the 2014-05-01
Our tour was originally booked to stay at another hotel, but we were switched to the Gresham because of a booking issue. It ended up being a great thing for us! The hotel is beautiful and the service was great. Somehow, my sister and I ended up in a huge, newly-renovated room. When the concierge delivered our luggage, he told us it was the room Michael Collins (Irish revolutionary) stayed in. It was clean, but most importantly, we had air conditioning and washcloths! That's hard to come by in Ireland. I'd definitely stay there again. The hotel is on O'Connell Street, which is very convenient. However, I do not recommend spending time out of the hotel at night. We were warned of that prior to our arrival.
"All it promised to be."
We had an overnight stay there but, due to time constrictions [this time] , it was for one night only. The staff were wonderful, they could not have been more helpful and, for the time of year the rates were reasonable, in fact much cheaper than many other hotels of lesser quality. The hotel, though now under new management has lost none of it's old charm, guests are made to feel more than welcome and no question goes unanswered. There are many nooks and crannies to sit in...or even hide in to suit all tastes. The food is great and very reasonably priced. It almost feels like being in your grannies, without the curfew!!! It is the place to stay in Dublin, that is, if they have a room to spare. Well done RIU for keeping our old standards of hospitality alive and kicking today.
"Disappointing romantic midweek getaway"
Booked this iconic hotel as it was a 4 star hotel and i wanted to take my wife to a beautiful hotel in Dublin while attending the Radiohead concert. What a disappointment. First off to even get from the car park to the hotel reception is a complete maze and I am from Ireland. I would pity the person who does not speak English as signage is just dismal. Once i finally got to reception the staff were more than happy to help and each staff member that my wife and i met were so friendly and courteous. I travel internationally a lot with my job and have had the luxury of staying in some really nice hotels and the Gresham a two star at best and that is being generous. No tea / coffee facilities. Room dated, small, warm. No slippers or gowns, all the basics that you would have for at least a three star hotel and this is supposed to be a four star. Breakfast so overpriced at €23 when you can go to kylemore 40 metres away and it costs €6.50. As this is an old hotel i understand that there can be quirks etc. but when the furniture in the room is from argos (being generous here) and toiletries etc. are basic you wonder how this place is even still open. I was charged €200 for a night here and I would honestly say that it like a €50 a night for a crap 1980's circa hotel. Like the Shelbourne hotel the ground floor is nice but all rooms etc. need a complete overhaul. I will never stay in either hotel again and would never advise anyone to stay either. I hope this helps when someone is trying to book. Just an FYI, there is a holiday inn just alongside the Gresham and i would say its probably more modern anyway.
"A touch of ould decency in the Dublin city centre........"
I got to know this iconic Dublin hotel really well in the late-60s early 70s when I came here to work in the RTE offices in Henry Street nearly opposite the hotel. Then it was the relic of ould decency and I just loved the formal lunching there. I have been back a few times since but not often enough to enjoy it as much as it deserves. Today I was invited by an ex-colleague to join him for a snack lunch. It was very much as I expected it to be. The food was good, and elegantly served by a Hungarian waitress who was charm itself. I had the open prawn sandwich which was really very good of its type and it was quite reasonably priced at around €17. For this I also got to enjoy the sumptuous surroundings. I will be back again sooner rather than later.
"on foot in Dublin"
great breakfast, good service, hot room (couldn't make it cooler), expect noise from late night revelers on the street. drunks have to shout. Dublin is a small city, the touristy bits easily reached by foot from this location. would go again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM