US$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 4 May 2015 Check-out 7 May 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

3 stars
View map of Findlater Place, Dublin,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.7
out of 5
57 reviews
This was a great place to stay

Everything about this hotel is top notch apart from the small bathroom. The staff could not be... See full review

  • Russell M.
  • 13 Mar 2015
Great value for money

We stay at this hotel every time we visit Dublin. Very convenient location for public transport,... See full review

  • Twiggy
  • 25 Nov 2014
BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin is the only to achieve its prestigious 4-star status. Known for exceptional service, the redesigned hotel is close to famed sights like St. Stephens Green and Dublin Castle. Guests enjoy luxurious amenities like a spa salon and fitness centre.

Location
Located in the heart of the city, near the James Joyce Center and St. Mary's Cathedral, BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin is steps away from fine shopping and Dublin's business district. Also minutes away are St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Dublin Zoo.

General

Travellers will appreciate enjoyable amenities at BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin, like an on-site coffee bar, offering fine coffee and pastries. An award-winning staff is on-hand to tend to needs of guests.



Dining

BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin has fine dining restaurant, Abacus, serves gourmet oriental cuisine in an elegant setting. The casual Abacus Buffet offers a relaxing environment to enjoy Asian-inspired meals. Dine for lunch or dinner at O'Flaherty's Brasserie, which serves local dishes in a casual atmosphere.
Rooms

Guestrooms at this hotel are appointed with beds featuring 5-star quality linens, work desks, wireless internet, and marble baths. Choose from single, double, triple or family rooms. Superior and Executive suites are also available.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel Rooms

Standard Double
The Room offers a Double Bed with individually controlled air-conditioning,super-comfort beds,fully interactive flat screen tv,laptop sized safe,complimentary wireless internet access,iron and ironing board,marble finish bathroom with hair-dryer,tea/coffee,direct dial telephone,integrated work-desk area.
Twin Room
The Room offers a Twin Bed with individually controlled air-conditioning,super-comfort beds,fully interactive flat screen tv,laptop sized safe,complimentary wireless internet access,iron and ironing board,marble finish bathroom with hair-dryer,tea/coffee,direct dial telephone,integrated work-desk area.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators

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Hotel Map

53.3525 -6.2598
Area served
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel is situated just off O'Connell Street.It is just a short stroll from the best international shopping,Temple bar,Trinity college,St.Stephens Green, galleries,IFSC business district,and famous city sights.
Nearby airports
Dublin International Airport.
Area description
The AIRCOACH bus service stops just beside the hotel and operates to the airport approx every 15 minutes. The service runs 24 hours, every day. A taxi from the airport should cost approximately 25.Driving time to hotel is 20 minutes and distance is 10 kilometres. A Taxi rank is located within 1 minute of the hotel. Both mainline railway stations, and the DART (electric train service) are easily reached, with just an eight minute stroll to both Connolly and Tara St. stations. The DART is the ideal mode of transport for guests looking to explore the picturesque east coast while it also runs through Dun Laoghaire making it easy for tourists travelling by boat to reach the city centre. It is only a 6 minute walk from the hotel to Dublin's central bus station, Busaras, where all provincial bus services from Dublin depart. The majority of Dublin buses stop near to the hotel, on O'Connell Street or the surrounding area.

Nearby points of interest

  • Gate Theatre: 0.2 km
  • James Joyce Centre: 0.2 km
  • Findlater's Church: 0.2 km
  • Institute of International and European Affairs: 0.3 km
  • Anna Livia monument: 0.3 km
  • Parnell Square: 0.3 km
  • James Joyce Statue: 0.3 km
  • Spire of Dublin: 0.3 km
  • Upper Gardiner Street: 0.3 km
  • Moore Street: 0.3 km
  • Daniel O'Connell Statue: 0.3 km
  • Dublin Writers' Museum: 0.4 km
  • Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane: 0.4 km
  • Belvedere College: 0.4 km
  • General Post Office: 0.4 km
  • Gate Theatre: 0.2 km
  • James Joyce Centre: 0.2 km
  • Findlater's Church: 0.2 km
  • Institute of International and European Affairs: 0.3 km
  • Anna Livia monument: 0.3 km
  • Parnell Square: 0.3 km
  • James Joyce Statue: 0.3 km
  • Spire of Dublin: 0.3 km
  • Upper Gardiner Street: 0.3 km
  • Moore Street: 0.3 km
  • Daniel O'Connell Statue: 0.3 km
  • Dublin Writers' Museum: 0.4 km
  • Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane: 0.4 km
  • Belvedere College: 0.4 km
  • General Post Office: 0.4 km
  • Arnotts: 0.4 km
  • National Wax Museum: 0.5 km
  • Mountjoy Square: 0.5 km
  • Abbey Theatre: 0.5 km
  • Kings Inns: 0.5 km
  • O'Connell Bridge: 0.6 km
  • Saint Francis Xavier Church: 0.6 km
  • Butt Bridge: 0.6 km
  • The City Arts Centre: 0.6 km
  • The Custom House: 0.6 km
  • The Icon Factory: 0.7 km
  • Henrietta Street: 0.7 km
  • National Leprechaun Museum: 0.7 km
  • Connolly station: 0.7 km
  • The Oliver Cornet Gallery: 0.7 km
  • Ha'penny Bridge: 0.7 km
  • Talbot Memorial Bridge: 0.8 km
  • Westmoreland Street: 0.8 km
  • Monster Truck Gallery and Studio: 0.8 km
  • Temple Bar Gallery and Studios: 0.8 km
  • Original Print Gallery: 0.8 km
  • Graphic Studio Gallery: 0.8 km
  • Parliament House: 0.9 km
  • Button Factory: 0.9 km
  • National Photographic Archive: 0.9 km
  • College Green: 0.9 km
  • University of Dublin: 0.9 km
  • Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities: 0.9 km
  • Gaiety School of Acting: 0.9 km
  • The Ark: 0.9 km

Dining

Sir Harry's Bar & Brasserie
Situated to the right of the lobby and reception area, Sir Harry's Brasserie has a tantalising menu of traditional dishes and contemporary international cuisine created by our renowned head chef. Lunch is served from 12.00pm to 2.00pm and dinner from 6.00pm to 9.00pm, seven days a week. The brand new contemporary styled lounge / bar has been stylishly furnished in a modern and cosmopolitan design and is Quickly becoming one of the most fashionable and popular places in Dublin city. In part of the bar, a breathtaking chandelier feature hangs from the 'cloud filled' ceiling, which at night turns into an enchanting blanket of twinkling stars.
Salon
The Treatment Room at BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel is located on the lower ground floor. This beauty & Massage Salon gives guests the option of treating themselves to some of the latest beauty and relaxation techniques from our expert beautician and masseuse. Whether you've spent a hard days shopping in the capital or a busy day working, why not spend the evening relaxing with a sensual massage or being beautified for a night on the town in the hotel's beauty salon. skin and body care products with an array of treatments available
Fitness Room
Our guest use fitness room is fully kitted out with state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, allowing you to keep your mind and body fit. Add some fun to your stay and visit the hotel games room.
Oscar's Restaurant
Situated next to Sir Harry's Bar & Brasserie, our elegant Oscars restaurant is open for breakfast from 7.00am to 10.00am Monday to Friday and from 7.30am to 11.00am on Saturdays and Sundays. Oscars can also be spaciously laid out to cater for groups or private dinners. Our chef's menus combine interesting new styles of cuisine along with many of the traditional Irish favourites. Each dish is carefully prepared and served within a relaxed and congenial atmosphere. An extensive wine list is available to compliment your meal.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Overall score

4.7 / 5
5.01.0
57 out of 57
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.5

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Russell M.
Business
N/A
13 Mar 2015

This was a great place to stay

Everything about this hotel is top notch apart from the small bathroom. The staff could not be faulted in any way. A superb establishment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
happytravels
Business
N/A
10 Mar 2015

short stay

The hotel is well located, the staff are friendly, the room was good and the value for money was also good when booked early. Working in IT I need a working network connection and the free wireless on offer here is useless, an Ethernet service is available at an additional cost. The fees for this should be removed given that the wireless is not working.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Twiggy
Business
Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
25 Nov 2014

Great value for money

We stay at this hotel every time we visit Dublin. Very convenient location for public transport, nice bar and restaurant but above all it is very well maintained and very very clean. We have stayed on every floor at this stage and while the rooms vary in size they are all immaculate. The staff are very friendly too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
brucey09
Business
Auckland NZ
16 Jul 2014

Well maintained, fuctional, heart of the city

747 bus from Dublin airport stop #7 stops right outside the door - both to and from for 10 Euro return - ticket at airport either terminal. Check in time MEANS 1430 - no earlier - otherwise prepare to wait it out amongst check in bag storage chaos. Room #330 quiet and super clean if a little on the smallish side. A/c quiet and efficient. Only downside wifi on/off - on/off - very frustrating - impossible to use continuously. Staff attentive to requests. Location - great, within 30min walk of Guinness storehouse and handy to all attractions . Would use again next time in Dublin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Small
Business
Ireland
14 Feb 2014

Dublin

Did not like the area it was in...no concierge to help...had to walk up and down corridors to get to room..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Small
Business
Ireland
10 Feb 2014

Not for me

Did not like the location, no concierge to help, too far to walk to rooms, up and down several corridors, difficult to get taxi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Good shopping

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sassoul
Business
montreal, canada
22 Jan 2014

great city lodging

I stayed at this establishment for four nights and enjoyed the location and efficiency of the services.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Twiggy
Business
Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
3 Dec 2012

Great value and great location.

4th year in a row staying here. Just love the location for shopping, dining and socialising in Dublin City centre.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Student's Dad
Business
West Devon
1 Nov 2012

Great for a short break

Location excellent. 747 Airport bus stops outside - lower priced buses from Airport stop very close. Good comfortable stay - but some rooms can be noisy if there if is an event in the function room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Academy Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Laurens
Business
Nederland
9 Jul 2012

Pretty good deal

Our experience at this hotel was good. Location is nice (great Irish pubs within 2 minute walk) and staff very helpful. Free fast wifi and two free guest computers. Rooms are rather small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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