CLAYTON HOTEL BURLINGTON ROAD
Travellerczech’s Rating : 5/10
Did you know, the word Dublin is an old Gaelic phrase ( Dubh Linn ) which translates as “Black Pool ?
Dublin is vibrant capitol of Ireland and with more than 600 pubs…a pint of Guinness and a good laugh is never too far. But its not just all about pubs…
Christ Church Cathedral, 12th century Dublin Castle, or the famous Trinity College are amongst many places you shouldn’t miss.
My last trip to Ireland was 6 years ago and I have returned to see, what changed since. It was great to see the city buzzing with visitors, so many new exciting places to shop, eat and drink and for the culture hungry crowd, the newly renovated Irish National Gallery is THE place to see.
You can easily spend few days discovering just the capitol itself and you will need somewhere to stay. Check my latest hotel review of the Clayton Burlington Road Hotel to find out if this place could be for you…
Location : 7/10
Burlington road, where the hotel is located, is in walkable distance to the city centre, but the walk may take you up to 30min. If you are looking for central accommodation, this isn’t a place for you.
The area isn’t too exciting and except few pubs and great Canal Bank Cafe on the corner, there isn’t much to do/see around. In exchange, you get peaceful location, which is close to all points of interest.
I have enjoyed long walks towards the Grand Canal Theatre Square and St. Stephens’s park.
Airpot transfer takes around 30min by car and cost 50Euro.
Style : 4/10
Beige, bland and very forgettable. The exterior is nothing to talk about. Interior has some exciting “moments” but overall impression isn’t for someone with high aesthetic appreciations.
On the other hand, it is clean, modern and spacious.
Rooms : 5/10
Standard “business traveller”, or “package tour” style rooms. Small-ish in size, practical and simple.
Beds are very comfortable and I liked the sliding socket stand on the desk. Wi-Fi is fast and complimentary, such as a two bottles of local water each day.
Bathrooms are very small, with some basic toiletries and small bathtub with shower.
It does the job…
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Service & facilities : 6/10
Lukewarm welcome, but check-in quick and efficient. Requests were dealt with in timely manner.
There is a very decent gym with a nice view. It’s not too busy, so you can continue with your daily workout routine.
ATM and grocery “corner” also available at the lobby.
Bus stop and taxi stand are right in front of the hotel.
Food & drinks : 9/10
Hotel has a huge Sport bar, to cater for all the bus tours crowds, cute Lobby bar/snack shop and two spacious breakfast rooms.
Buffet breakfast was excellent. I have really enjoyed the local products, such as amazing yogurts. Big selection of food to satisfy everyone’s taste.
The sandwiches from Lobby bar were also very tasty.
Value for money : 6/10
At the time of writing this post, room rates starts on AED450 ( USD125)/night without breakfast.
Dublin is expensive city for hotels due to high demand and it is difficult to find a good standard of accommodation for a lower price.
I personally wouldn’t stay at Clayton again as I prefer smaller and more centrally located hotels.
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