It is a short stroll from here to all city centre attractions and it’s only around the corner from Trinity College on Dame Street. The air coach drops off five minutes' walk away so the hotel is an easy 30-minute bus journey from the airport.
Bedrooms far exceed three-star standards - some are four star in my opinion, with double sinks, Jacuzzi baths, leather seats and red sofas set out in a spacious area with king-sized beds, colourful decor and air conditioning. There are four levels of rooms, from standard, executive, Tara executive and Georgian suites. It's worth spending the extra cash on a suite to get the best value for money. Rooms in the old Georgian part of the building are less contemporary and more classic in style, while Tara rooms are the most modern. WiFi is throughout also.
Georgian walls and a truly eclectic interior blend to create interesting public areas where lots of quirky, comfortable sofas and chairs are laid out so you can chill out and watch the world go by. Café Cairo is a popular space for groups.
Eating and drinking
Café Cairo is the airy, social eatery on the ground floor, wrapped around a cute leafy outdoors terrace, offering a well-rounded lunch menu of salads, burgers, snacks and wraps at reasonable prices (mains under 10 euros) and a dinner menu priced between 15 and 25 euros. There's a generous buffet style breakfast.
There is a small gym here that ticks all boxes, with two bikes, two steppers, a treadmill and a TV.
Super friendly and affable. No fuss and no frills.
Who stays there
Ideal for families, tour groups and budget travellers in search of a well-priced treat. The rooms are so stylish and spacious that it’s a perfect choice for couples in search of a bargain romantic getaway.
Suites offer the best value for money. Guests park at Tara Street Car park, beside the hotel which costs €15 for 24 hours
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
Pros & Cons
- Four-star bedrooms at three-star prices
- Lots of character
- 15 euros overnight parking
- Limited menu selection