Ratings based on 378 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from West Sussex
Nice hotel close to stationPosted Sep 2, 2014
Pros: Decor lovely throughout Clean and tidy
Location: 15 minute walk from O'Connell Street, Connelly station across the street, Luas and bus station 5 min walk. This hotel is out of town.
I was recommended this hotel by a friend who had stayed there last year. Unfortunately my initial impressions were not as great as my friends. My husband and I arrived at lunchtime so we couldn't check in early which wasn't a problem as wanted to go and see the sights. The hotel stored our luggage. Checked in by friendly staff late in the evening but informed that no breakfast was included because we had a discounted rate. At over £100 a night I didn't exactly think this was a 'discounted rate' and was disappointed that there was no breakfast and I wasn't paying £11 per person per day for a fry up! Our first room was on the lower ground floor on the road side which was incredibly noisy despite closing the window. The air conditioning didn't work and was held together with sellotape. We requested to be moved to a room where the facilities were working. This request was granted and we were promptly moved as the member of staff was unable to fix the air con. We only moved 2 rooms up but it was on the car park side of the hotel so much quieter. I still felt that we were in the 'cheap rooms' down in the basement due to the receptionists attitude about booking the room and its 'discounted rate' again. Room was clean and comfortable. Overall the hotel stay was ok as out all day so only sleeping there.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from new york
Very nice hotel.Posted Aug 25, 2014
Pros: The bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in
Cons: Having an elevator off the lobby that takes you to your room
The hotel is located near public transportation and within a few blocks walking distance from Dublin city center. The hotel is very clean and the staff was most accommodating. The only drawback, and it is small, is that you must walk up some stairs to get to the elevators that take you to your room. It is not convenient when lugging a heavy suitcase. I would stay there again.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Mississauga, Ontario
Nice HotelPosted Aug 9, 2014
Pros: Excellent bar/restaurant with good food and drinks and excellent, friendly service.
Cons: The toilet didn't always flush and the room key worked inconsistently. T.V. was very old.
Location: Right across from the train station. 10 minute walk to O'Connell Street, 20 minutes to Temple Bar.
Positive stay at the hotel. Reasonably priced for what you get. Shuttle bus to and from the airport for 6 euros. Staff helped plan tours out of the city and recommended places to visit.
by A verified traveler from bournemouth
Massive Let DownPosted Jul 17, 2014
As excited as I was about initially staying at the North Star, I was quickly let down. We had several problems with our room that each took multiple calls and visits to the front desk to address. Each issue was met with indifference by the various employees and took several days to either remedy, or get a solid answer about. All this and we were supposedly given an upgrade to a premium room which to be honest we considered to be a standard room anyway. The bottom line being that we won't be returning and we definitely won't be recommending the hotel..my advise to other future customers is to look else where.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Rooms are a bit hot but great hotelPosted Jul 15, 2014
The hotel and hotel restaurant are both lovely. The interior of the rooms are nice and much better than I expected, however, the rooms were extremely hot making the stay uncomfortable. You had to sleep with the window wide open and 2 fans on, also there was a train line right outside the bedroom window so could be a bit noisy at times. Apart from the heat and noise I would definitely recommend this hotel, it's a great location, lovely staff and very clean. The bar and restaurant are great, serving lovely food. Overall, I had a good stay.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Newfoundland, Canada
Excellent hotel close to a station & attractions.Posted Jul 15, 2014
Pros: Clean. Good bar with great staff.
Cons: All good.
Location: Train station across the road. Good bars & restaurants close by. Bus station nearby. Short walk to major tourist attractions.
Just a good place to go back to after a busy day. Great bar and restaurant. Clean and high quality conditions. Friendly and helpful staff with good recommendations for what to do and where to go.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great hotel in city centrePosted Jul 12, 2014
Pros: Great location
Had great experience. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Room was spacious, comfortable and very clean.
Recommendedby M. S. from Fullerton, CA.
The North Star HotelPosted Jun 1, 2014 on Hotels.com
close to Trinity College, Temple Bar area and other must see areas.Helpful and friendly front desk staff.
by Dave from Toronto
Wouldn't stay againPosted Jun 1, 2014
Pros: Front staff was nice
Cons: Update rooms, repair bathrooms
Location: bus depot is close, rough area, must walk a bit for shopping main attactions
We arrived early around 11 am and were given our room keys. When we arrived at our room, it was not the room we had anticipated based on the photos on expedia. The room was very dated, beds and carpet looked very old. When we questioned the staff, we were given a second room. This room was updated but located on the busy street side on the second floor. There is also a tram that runs very close to the hotel that shakes the room when it passes. We were given an apartment suite but were only given it for 1 night of our 3 night stay. We were promised the best room on our second night, the room was nice however the bathroom was another story. Cracked tub, poor tile job, holes in the tiles, tap fell off, caulking was cracked and the shower leaked. We didn't stay there the 3rd night. The area around the hotel seemed rough, would not feel safe walking there after dark. Wouldn't stay here again
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Top class hotel & staff close to main stationPosted May 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
Lovely hotel, nothing bad to say. Nice restaurant with beer garden under railway arch (a little dark as no direct sunlight!).