Classy hotel. Decent size room; not a suite but plenty big enough. Very nice bathroom. Staff we had interactions with were very professional. The Leap Bus from the airport drops you off practically at the front door. On one side of town, so there’s a bit of a walk to the night life area around Temple Bar. Seemed to be a variety of O’Callaghan properties in the neighborhood.
We had a wonderful stay at the hotel! Check in was efficient and welcoming, the room was lovely, large, and comfortable. The location of the hotel is perfect and we enjoyed walking to our favorite parts of Dublin! The front desk attendant helped us by calling a cab to the airport upon check out and this was very helpful! Thank you for making our visit to Dublin perfect in every way! The only suggestion I could make to help the hotel improve would be a new doormat at the front door to the hotel. It does look a little worn and gives a shabby first impression but the rest of the lobby is very nice and clean. We would definitely stay here again if we are lucky enough to return to Dublin again!
Large room amply supplied with chairs and table. Very large and comfortable bed.
Large bathroom with a very powerful shower.
Staff couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and accommodating.
Great value for money.
Well done O'Callaghan
Long overdue review. Stayed here in October 2015. It was a great hotel. Rooms were cosy and clean, a good size and the bathroom was in good nick. Reception staff were very helpful. Breakfast was generous and yummy. Very handy location - easy to walk to many things (shopping, parks, a lot of touristy things).
Lovely , clean classic old hotel. This hotel has been updated and kept up extremely well. Our room was very large with a beautiful wood desk. The Staff was warm, friendly and very helpful with helping us navigate our first time Dublin. We will are planning our next time and this hotel will be our first stop.
This was our second time @ your hotel. We chose to return mainly for the location and staff. Being in a nearly perfect locality for access to Dublin's attractions we can't imagine a better home base for our stays.
With two fine pubs across the street and easy walking distance to central location without the constant flux of other tourists it's perfect. Its a five minute walk to Trinity, or any of the major museums. 10 minutes to Temple Bar or Central Post Office. The rooms are very clean, not opulent but more than satisfactory. Very comfortable beds and pillows. The baths could use an update but are clean and functional. The staff are great, always available with knowledge to make your trip easy and pleasant. A great location for any Dubllin visit.
As a returning guest the location & quality of this hotel is excellent but it's main benefit of staying here is the lovely staff. One in particular Andrea made my mum & dad feel so welcome at breakfast looking after them.
I normally stayed at the Westbury when visiting Dublin & although this hotel is slightly further away from shops I prefer the atmosphere & service.
Our whole experience was fabulous however our only hiccup was the water temperature in the shower. The water was only boiling hot and unfortunately never cooled down so I was unable to shower. Besides this; we loved our room; breakfast was delicious and all staff was lovely.
Staff were so friendly on arrival which made us feel comfortable and welcomed Straight away. Hotel is spotless and beautiful. Bed was so comfortable what a great room on the 6th floor with a great view. Big telly free WiFi couldn't fault it.
Lovely and modern hotel in a nice part of town, with an above average breakfast. The renovated rooms seem to have been done in a pleasant glam/mid-century style hybrid, and feel fresh and upscale with good lighting throughout. Ours also had a Nespresso machine in it, which was a nice touch. The bed was comfortable, but the flat, hard pillows could definitely be improved upon. Very clean bathroom with waterfall and handheld shower heads. Parking is a bit confusing as the hotel doesn't offer valet parking, but there's a nearby secure deck for a reasonable daily fee. Our 9 day trip through Northern Ireland and Ireland included stays at 4 hotels, and the O'Callaghan Davenport in Dublin was definitely my favorite.
We totally enjoyed our stay at the Davenport. Every staff member we interacted with was professional and friendly and helpful. Room was great, clean and roomy. Love the remodeling job. Thank you for holding our luggage. Breakfast was very good, plenty of choices. We would definitely recommend to others. We have absolutely no complaints or concerns. Thank you for a lovely stay for our 1st time to Ireland.
The hotel is in a great location. The room was nice and clean. The staff could use a little work. Front desk people were nice, the wait staff at breakfast was less than pleasant and the bar tender seemed put out that we came in for a night cap, an hour before closing.
It is a n older hotel, but again great location. Hop on, hop off bus is right outside the hotel and The Ginger Man and Kennedy's are across the street.
Not a room I would accept again. Comfy beds and a spacious room but very dark and hot, non functioning air con and a window that didn't full open as it looked out onto a black hole which was obviously a bird toilet, and also very noisy. This was mentioned on checking out when asked if we had enjoyed our stay. Otherwise a pleasant enough hotel in a good location.
My husband and I stayed at the O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel on the night of our five year anniversary. It was also the last night of our Holiday. We had made the reservation to include champagne and strawberries about a month or two in advance. Note that if you make a reservation with extras, you will want to confirm the extras a day or two in advance. We didn't do that so it wasn't waiting for us in the room, and we had to call for it to be delivered. Staying at the Davenport was still a nice capstone to a great vacation and celebration. Breakfast was delicious.
The staff are lovely here, and we were made feel welcome for our event. The food provided was good for average hotel standards, and the room was quite spacious. The downstairs function room and toilets could do with a facelift, but other than that it was a hassle free day spent here.
Staff were very friendly and helpful...unfortunately we could only be provided with one key card amongst 3 people sharing...our stay was on a Saturday night.. .and we had been informed via email that there was renovations in progress.. .but we were not expecting it to be happening at 8am on a Sunday morning.. .that was very disappointing...despite this.. we would go back again...location is excellent.. .
Ideally located close to many amenities and some of the tourist spots in Dublin. The hotel feels a bit dated but is clean and some refurbished has taken place, as visible in some bathrooms in the rooms. The breakfast of particular note as it's of good quality and with adequate variety. The WIFI seems to be hit and miss, with sometimes drops in the connection and slowness. All in all, would recommend and will definitely stay again if having to go again to the area.
My company celebrated the last Christmas party here and it was really good. The staff was lovely and the food delicious. They have renovated the hotel and it’s completely new. A few colleagues stayed in the hotel that night and they said the rooms were a HQ
It was nice. Clean and comfortable. Friendly staff at front desk. Good location. The only thing I would have changed is no washcloths in the bathroom. We asked at front desk and were told you didn’t provide them. It’s hard to bathe with the provided body wash without a washcloth. Also the breakfast offered needs improvement. Bacon was dangerously undercooked and the eggs are disgusting. The staff for breakfast area was visibly mocking the guests.
As good as last year - no decline in service (i.e. top quality). Although the designer of the shower cabinet must have been unlucky when he/she was thinking. A door that separated the actual shower from the towels and the rest of the bathroom would have been nice. As is, everything is in the risk zone of becoming wet.
Attended a professional dinner meeting here. While the staff were quite professional and attentive, the set menu was limited to either salmon or spicy beef Curry. The quality of the food was fair. Stayed at the sister property across the street, so I can't comment on the rooms etc. but the lobby and public areas are beautiful and have an Old World sort of charm.
Staff were friendly and helpful, location good enough being close to DART, within walking distance to Grafton Street area. Taxis were readily available out front. One complaint - the hotel was under renovation, and while it is understandable the hotel wishes to stay open during the work, it would be much fairer to alert potential customers before they arrive at the front desk with luggage in tow. Stay open but give a heads up with perhaps a discount while the drilling and hammering and reduced amenities are underway.
Hotel is currently under refurbishment and is extremely noisy during the day. The rooms were ok, beds were comfortable. The shower in our room had to be left running for about 10 minutes to heat up though. The staff at this hotel though were exceptional. They were friendly and very helpful. I do think the prices were a bit too high considering the on going refubishments.
Very nice, would like to give 4 stars but problems with flooding shower and air conditioning, extremely warm and two requests to lower temperatures in room was not resolved. View from room was metal center of building that resembled a lift (elevator shaft) that was inhabited by birds and filled with bird droppings. The hotel is beautiful otherwise and easy to obtain a taxi
First impression was poor, check in guy told me room wasn't ready because check-in isn't until 3, (we were there 10mins before 2) I told him I received an email from the hotel directly telling me check-in was 2, he didn't believe me, so I had to dig out the email to prove it to him, he was then grumpy for the rest of the check in. Didn't find staff friendly, nobody smiled!
Room was basic, TV and reception on TV was poor, curtain rail in shower was rusty, walls in one room were grubby (we had 2 rooms).
Breakfast room was lovely, but no wow factor on the breakfast itself, yoghurt delicious, black pudding was still raw.
Location was excellent.
Definitely not worth what we paid for the 2 rooms.
The hotel has a lot of potential due to its location, yet is very, very outdated. I was lucky enough to stay in the only renovated "mock room", but have seen the standard of the remaining rooms. Service level is also not that what you would expect for this price level. I had to stay here for 3 weeks due to a company event, otherwise I would have left. The restaurant at least serves a good steak
Very poor experience in the bar. Asked for red wine and received white. Was told soup of the day was vegetable and then received tomato soup. The soup itself was cold, tasted like vinegar and was clearly not fresh. I was unable to eat it. Advised the floor manager of this and was still asked to pay for it.
My mother also ate here and she enjoyed her main course.
Living off the location. Will not return.
The hotel is very tired. The furniture in my room was scuffed and damaged. There was no porridge at breakfast. There is no assistance with luggage despite the car park being a walk away. The only reason I chose the hotel was it's location. There is better in the area.
Staff was very friendly, but they did not make us aware of the on going renovations. They put us in a room directly underneath all the commotions. It sounded like every bang was in our room. They start from 8-9 in the morning with consistant hammering, sawing,drilling, you name it they were doing it. Hey have scaffolding all up along next to our window. You can hear every nail, bolt and drill but they drop. They hammer in the same spot for an hour straight. From someone who has chronic headaches this was not enjoyable at all. We had brought it up to the front desk and all they could say was there’s nothing they can do. I will most likely not be staying here again.
First let me say that the breakfast and breakfast staff alone deserve a four star rating, and my rating is for the rest of the hotel experience and staff. At first everything seemed ok. Things slowly got worse and worse over the two weeks I was here. For starters, LOUD CONSTRUCTION NOISES STARTING AT 9AM. We were given a room with no warning that there would be a loud racket every single day. When we asked the desk to when it would end, if it was possible to move away from it, they provided no solution and said it basically would not end. One member of the staff straight up lied and told us that it was the last day it would ever happen, but of course it resumed the next day. I had to call them several times to get them to vacuum the room, as lint hair and dust was building up and the cleaning staff didn't do any thing about it. At some point we discovered and entire container of chewing tobacco in a corner of the room - presumably left by the previous inhabitant, so that can give you a good idea about how much the cleaning staff cares. They also never replaced the cups or spoons in the room for coffee - it seemed that they just barely wiped them down with god knows what and put them back for the first couple of days, then they gave up entirely. There was a smoke alarm above the bed that shone a super bright green light at your face all night. BEWARE if you have allergies - go for the hypoallergenic rooms. I don't know what it was about this room but I was constantly plagued by allergies while there. But actually, BEWARE, if you don't like subpar overpriced hotel experiences, just don't go here.
Worst experience ever!
Construction site all day long (7am - 6pm, sometimes even longer).
Junior Suite is a bigger double bedroom without minibar and with a small TV only. I have expected a modern and also a bigger bathroom for a 4-star Junior Suite. The price is definitely too expensive for such a hotel room !
Just got of the phone with a very rude employee at the O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel - Merrion Square.
Simply asked a few questions regarding parking; the answers the employee gave me were not clear so I asked the questions again and made a small request to email me the parking address on Google Maps.
The employee actually hung up.
Unfortunately, I have to stay there; hopefully the service will be better by then.
The Hotel is currently going through an extensive renovation which we were not made aware of when we booked. We were squeezed into a single room with a double bed shoved up against the wall. (not enough room for two people) The room felt very claustrophobic. This was totally unacceptable considering the price we paid for this room. We wanted to have a relaxing stay for our last night in Dublin for my partners birthday. Even the TV didn't work properly, and the shower handle was broken and coming away from the wall. The Hotel should have closed while renovations are being completed. Total waste of my money. When I complained I was given an email address to contact next time we come to Dublin and was told I would be looked after. (I have no idea what this means!!)
Lovely room. Unfortunately the hotel was under renovation, which was not apparent when I was booking. eventually found a link at the very bottom of the home page, which when clicked took me to a reservation page which under it had a blank area tittled coming soon. Was greeted by the sound of kango hammers. on checking in reception staff did not explain that facilities were not available and only later found out the bar was closed when I asked staff, who were very unhelpful (not even directing me to a nice alternative nearby bar). Also some of the images on the website appear to be computer generated representations of post renovations. Very disappointed given it is meant to be a four star hotel.
I was booked to stay Saturday 3rd March however I was unable to honour my booking due the bad snow as my flight was cancelled. I had asked if the hotel would refund my money but they declined. I know I had paid a special rate for the room however this was something completely out with my control. Everything I had planned for the trip were understanding and things got changed or cancelled without any issue as those companies were understanding of the situation.