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Dublin Hotel Review: Doubletree Hilton Burlington Road

Updated on August 23, 2016
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Traveling is maybe one of the most beautiful opportunities we have. When traveling I also love to review hotels, restaurants & attractions!

The hotel's entrance
The hotel's entrance

A Sweet Welcome

The Hilton Doubletree Burlington Road, located near Dublin's city center, is a beautiful hotel, among the largest ones you can find in the Irish capital. Its strategic position, combined with its beautiful modern furnishings and the particular welcome reserved to guests, make this hotel a very beautiful place where to stay during a trip to Dublin.

The welcome is something nice and it starts making your staying a pleasure: at the check-in, along with your room's electronic key, you are given a delicious cookie in order to "celebrate" your staying. Sometimes you can even get other cookies during your staying.

From the hall you can access the stairs bringing you to rooms, otherwise you can stay at the ground floor and have lunch/dinner at the hotel's restaurant, situated near the reception. Here you can enjoy typical Irish dishes at a good price. There is even an Irish pub inside the hotel, always at the ground floor.

A delicious dessert ordered at the hotel's restaurant
A delicious dessert ordered at the hotel's restaurant
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A hotel's hallwayFrom these windows you can have a Dublin's sight, or see the internal courtyard (it depends on the area). Many hallways have some nice "stop zones" in which you can find windows or little "internet points".An internet point situated in one of hallway's "stop zones", with 1 PC
A hotel's hallway
A hotel's hallway
From these windows you can have a Dublin's sight, or see the internal courtyard (it depends on the area). Many hallways have some nice "stop zones" in which you can find windows or little "internet points".
From these windows you can have a Dublin's sight, or see the internal courtyard (it depends on the area). Many hallways have some nice "stop zones" in which you can find windows or little "internet points".
An internet point situated in one of hallway's "stop zones", with 1 PC
An internet point situated in one of hallway's "stop zones", with 1 PC

Big & Comfortable

With its 502 guest rooms, this is one of the largest hotels in Dublin. In every area you will be able to connect to internet through a complimentary Wi-Fi (sometimes it may be a little slow, especially if many guests are intensively using it, but this is not relevant for common navigation purposes). Sometimes you can even spot little internet points in the hallways: sofas and PCs allow any guest to rapidly connect to internet in every hotel's place without carrying their personal laptop with them. These PCs are completely secure and they save your privacy: you start a temporary session, choose the internet app you want to use (for example, Skype), login and, after you end your session, all your data are instantly deleted, so that PC is ready to be used again by another guest. I suggest the use of these internet point areas, if you need to make a Skype call: these PCs seem to have a little priority than other devices connected to the complimentary Wi-Fi, and in fact I was able to have a fluent call without any problem.

Rooms have a window facing to the internal courtyard: this guarantees you a complete privacy. Instead, many public hotel's places (including the hallways) have windows facing to the road, from which you can see Dublin's panorama. The hotel's structure seems to have been perfectly projected in order to guarantee the maximum privacy to guests, and at the same time to allow them to see a Dublin's sight from outside their room.

Bed was very comfortable (the same excellent standards I get everytime I stay in a Hilton Hotel) and there are also alarms you can optionally set (in addition to the usual waking up service offered by the hotel's staff through internal phone). I tried both services. When I got up, the alarm continued to ring, and "stop" button was not working. After having alerted hotel's staff about faulty alarm, they replaced it with a working one in little time: efficiency is simply at the top levels in this hotel.

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Room's ViewBedThe room's bath
Room's View
Room's View
Bed
Bed
The room's bath
The room's bath

Gym

In this hotel you can also find a gym, so that you can relax yourself and have workouts. It actually consists of some conveyor belts, swiss balls, strength machines and weights: it is not so much big, but more than enough to stay fit. It is also a very nice place: from here you can have a complete sight of Dublin and, if you are having your workout on evening (when the gym is usually empty), you can see all the city lights. It is a very silent place, but if you want to entertain yourself when you are using conveyor belts, free headsets are available to be temporarily picked up, so that you can watch movies and listen to music through the machines' LCD displays.

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Gym's General ViewTowels & Headsets Available in the GymGym's General ViewGym's Door
Gym's General View
Gym's General View
Towels & Headsets Available in the Gym
Towels & Headsets Available in the Gym
Gym's General View
Gym's General View
Gym's Door
Gym's Door

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Final Considerations

I had a great staying at this hotel: staff is efficient and polite, privacy and silence are at good levels (I slept very well in my room) and, if you like modern furnishings like me, you will surely love this place. I suggest it if you are planning to visit Dublin. Near the hotel you can find a Spar store from which you can buy food, newspapers & magazines, LycaMobile SIM cards and various things (there is also an ATM inside if you need it). Taxis stop in front of the hotel's entrance and Hilton's staff can call them for you at any moment: going to the airport or to some nice places in order to spend the night is very easy if you stay in this hotel. There are also various pubs (in addition to the hotel's one), fast foods and pizzerias near the area.

My Rating

5 stars for Hilton Doubletree Burlington Road Hotel

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© 2016 Alessio Ganci

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