£76.80 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 23 Aug 2015 Check-out 24 Aug 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

3 stars
View map of Findlater Place, Dublin, D1

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
223 out of 223
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Midwest Bonnie
Business
Michigan
26 Sep 2010

Ideal location for walking Dublin

One block to the tourist center & all bus lines & tours. Easy to reach from the Airport. Staff was delightful. They checked our weary, jet lagged bodies in immediately upon our early arrival. Wonderful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel breakfast is rather pricey buy Murrays around the corner on O'Connell Street is a treat.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tom the dancing machine
Business
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
20 Sep 2010

Great Location

Enjoyed the proximity to all the tourist spots. The staff was very helpful. I enjoyed the fact that I could use a computer supplied by the hotel!! The restaurant in the hotel was fine and not expensive. Hope to bring my wife to this hotel in 2011. Tom Melchiorre Wildwood Crest, NJ.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

fun shops and places to get gifts within walking distance from hotel. Hop on hop off bus good deal and across the street from hotel

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
New World Traveler
Business
Atlanta, GA
18 Sep 2010

Highly Recommend!!!

This was a first trip to Dublin and I wasn't sure what to expect from the hotel or location. This couldn't have been a better pick. The room had plenty of room and we received an upgrade to a triple room with a double bed and a single bed. The room was very clean and quiet! The hotel staff was wonderful and very helpful with any questions we had about areas to eat or how to set up day tours. It was in a great location! Only about 10 min walk to Temple Bar area and about 5 min walk to the tourist center and had a hop on-hop off tour across the street. I'll definitely stay here again next time!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are plenty of pubs nearby where you can get an appetizer, entree, dessert and a pint for about 15 euros! Definitely get out and check out the pubs since most have live music every night. Best suggestion is to get out and make a left on O'Connell and just wander til you find something that sounds good! All the pub fare is wonderful!

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Crusader Dad
Business
Pennsylvania
8 Sep 2010

Excellent location, helpful staff

The price, location and the extreme helpfulness and friendliness of the staff was a major plus. This was our first trip to Dublin and the staff was very knowledgeable in advising us how to get around the city and various places to visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel is located in short proximity to all the busiest streets in Dublin.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Motown Pete
Business
Detroit, Mi
1 Sep 2010

A great place to stay in Dublin.

We had great stay at the Best Western Academy Plaza. The hotel is located righ in downtown Dublin and is close to several restaurants, shops, and things to see. Also, the Doubledecker Tour Bus which we used to get around Dublin, loads just across the street from the hotel...very convenient. Also, we took advantage of the excellent Irish Breakfast that was offered in hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy a multiple-day bus ticket from the Doubledecker Tour Bus across from the hotel and use it to get around Dublin. It was very nominally priced, and it made 22 stops at all the shopping and tourist venues in Dublin. Once you bought a ticket, you could get on-or-off as many time as you wanted. It is a very convenient and pratical way to get around Dublin, and avoid having to drive around and fight for parking.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toronto
29 Aug 2010

Good Stay

This hotel is very clean and we found the rooms to be comfortable and quiet. The location is very convenient with restaurants, pubs, shopping and sights nearby. We particularly appreciated the 2 free internet terminals in the lobby to help us book other stays and check emails. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There are many department stores and shopping nearby the hotel.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fast Eddie from Brooklyn
Business
Greenwood Lake, NY
27 Aug 2010

Great value for the money

The hotel rooms were clean, quiet and classy. Marble bathrooms,plenty of hot water and light. The hotel is 200 feet off O'Connell St and is across the street from the first stop for the Dublin Tour bus. The front desk staff were very helpful. On Parnell St. is a good restaurant called the Kingfisher...great fish and chips or a good steak fillet or serloin. The hotel bar was a good place for a nightcap.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
12 Aug 2010

Nice location

The hotel was near the center of the city. You could easily walk around the heart of Dublin. We did request a non-smoking room and were not given one. Other than that, it was a decent place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

About a 15 minute walk to the Temple Bar area.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
ronkonkoma, ny
11 Aug 2010

Hotel

Great location once you find it. Reasonable pricing, right in the heart of Dublin. Super clean, freindly, would go back in a heartbeat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Tours, shopping, night life, dining, within blocks of this location

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, Fl
6 Aug 2010

Superb Location

The hotel is in the perfect location to tour operators as well as shuttle service to the airport. You are within walking distance of Temple Bar. The downside your room will smell of curry and the staff isn't the least bit helpful on recommendations for dining in the area. They act as if they don't know their way around Dublin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the AirLink from the airport. It drops you off in front of the Gresham hotel which is less than a 3 minute walk to the hotel. Only 7 euros.

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