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A Night In Temple Bar - Temple Bar Hotel Review

27 November 2016

Hello, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend! Last Sunday my boyfriend and I took a trip up to Dublin to see Kaleo (one of my favourite bands) and stayed in the Temple Bar Hotel*, so today I thought I'd share with you all our experience and why it's now one of my top hotels in Dublin!


The Location:
This hotel is by far the most central hotel I've ever stayed in when visiting Dublin. It's a two minute walk down the street into the very heart of Temple Bar in one direction, and a two minute walk to Grafton Steet in the other direction!

Kaleo were playing in The Academy which is on Abbey Street and it only took us 6 minutes (I timed it) to walk over the bridge and over to the venue from the hotel, which was fantastic as I was wearing a dress and it was absolutely baltic!



The Room:
We arrived to the hotel pretty early (around 1pm) and as hotel check-in usually starts around 3pm in most hotels I was expecting to be told to come back later, but that wasn't the case! We were met with a warm welcome and upgraded to 'The Suite' which is the biggest Executive King Room the hotel has to offer!

The whole hotel is styled in a timelessly classic way that reminds me of a James Bond movie. Our room was absolutely gorgeous and I really loved the navy colour scheme with pops of yellow, so classy! There was plenty of storage in the room, a big flatscreen tv and also a mini fridge and a Nespresso machine along with a variety of coffee pods which I really loved.  The bathroom was just as gorgeous as the room, clean and white with a huge rainfall shower and some lovely Paul Costello toiletries.



The Food:
Since we were only there for one night, and had lunch/dinner in Bunsen (which was only a four minute walk straight down the street), the only food we had in the Temple Bar Hotel was the breakfast, but it certainly didn't disappoint! 

There's nothing I love more than a buffet breakfast that goes the extra mile like this one! As well as having hot cooked breakfast, they also had pancakes (I did a little happy squeal when I saw them) cereals, granola, fresh fruit, yogurt and every topping you could ever need, including Nutella! They also offer barista coffee drinks (aka cappuccinos, lattes etc) which I much prefer over filter coffee so I was very pleased with that too.  


I usually judge hotels on three things: their decor, how comfy the beds are and the breakfast and I can happily say that the Temple Bar Hotel impressed me with all three and I look forward to staying there again! If you're looking for a hotel right in the heart of Dublin that isn't going to cost you an arm and a leg then I couldn't recommend it more!

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post!

                              

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* Whilst our stay at the Temple Bar Hotel was complimentary, this is not a sponsored post and all opinions and thoughts are my own.