The Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin opened in fall 2019 with 234 rooms. It is not Hyatt managed, but instead managed by a third party – the Hodson Bay Group. It is a Category 4 property which means Category 1-4 Free Night Certificates can be used.
I booked two nights in August, 2023 mid-week before flying back to the US on Aer Lingus. The nightly rates were close to $300 so using a free night certificate made sense for my stay. All of the cash bookings included breakfast; however that is not always the case.
The Hyatt Centric in Dublin is located in The Liberties, a more residential neighborhood on the west side of the city. It is about a 15 minute walk to Temple Bar. It is not in the center of Dublin — at first I was skeptical of the location but it grew on me. It is close to everything but not in the center of it.
The closest landmark is St Patrick’s Cathedral which is essentially across the street. There are not a ton of restaurants adjacent to the property but there is a Spar convenience store across the street.
Dublin is catching up on public transit infrastructure. Currently there is a street car but it doesn’t go anywhere near the property. There are a lot of buses and Dublin is a walkable city.
I arrived at the hotel around 6pm. As a Globalist I was upgraded one level from a 1 King to a 1 King View room. I asked about suites but was told none were available. I also wasn’t given a 1 King Deluxe room which is the highest level of non-suite rooms.
The lobby has a bar, restaurant, and seating area with a classic look.
I was assigned room 403. The hotel goes up to floor 5. There are two elevators and you have to use your key card twice (once to get past the lobby and again to get up to your floor).
As you enter the room, the bathroom is to the right followed buy a small closet area.
The closet is open with only four hangers. The drawers are filled with other items (robes, laundry items), so there is no place to unpack your clothes unless you empty out the drawers. There is a small empty mini fridge and coffee set up. The safe is in the drawer above the fridge.
The main part of the room has the bed against one wall with built in wood headboard. There are UK type power outlets and USB outlets on each side of the bed. Controls for the room lights are only on one side of the bed and by the entry door.
The bed faces a wall mounted TV. The property makes nice use of back/up lighting.
To the side of the bed is a desk where the one European style power outlet is located. There are no international power outlets in the room so Americans will need an adapter or just us the USB outlets.
Property branded boxed water was provided each day. I also had a box of chocolates and note waiting for me in the room.
Against the window was a lounge type chair and small table.
The view level room offered views of the neighborhood. I’m not sure what the non-view rooms would look out at; perhaps the more busy street out front or a closer in building.
The bathroom has a single vanity with a large walk in shower. There is a single shower head that can be adjusted and also used as a handheld shower.
The products are Prija branded and come in large refillable bottles. A bar of soap was also provided.
There is a gym in the basement of the property. During my visit there was a horrible smell in the basement but I’m guessing that was just a random one time event.
Breakfast is served in the restaurant on the ground floor. It was incredibly busy (probably because most rates included breakfast) but the food got out quickly once ordered.
Breakfast for Globalists included anything off the “Continental Breakfast” menu plus one other made to order option.
I had the pancakes one morning and they were good. It is nice to have a made to order breakfast rather than a buffet.
While the lack of Globalist upgrade was a bit disappointing, I found the Hyatt Centric The Liberties to be a good place to be based to explore Dublin. It is good to know that to get to any of the tourist sites it will be a 10-15 minute walk. The breakfast is good and the rooms are comfortable. As a Category 4 with high summer rates, it is a good choice for a free night certificate.
Have you visited the Hyatt Centric The Liberties while in Dublin? Share your thoughts in the comments below.