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Hyatt opens its first hotel in Ireland – Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin

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Hyatt has opened the 234-room Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin, which is the first Hyatt branded hotel in Ireland.

It is based in The Liberties, which is apparently one of Dublin’s most historic and vibrant areas dating back to the 10th century.  It is within 10 minutes walk of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, St Patrick’s Cathedral, the Dublin Liberties Distillery and the Guinness Storehouse.

Hyatt Centric Liberties Dublin

I was pleasantly impressed by the new Hyatt Centric in Madrid where I stayed last year (review), so I would have high hopes for this hotel.  For top-tier World of Hyatt members, the hotel has nine suites for potential upgrades including a Terrace View Suite overlooking the Dublin Mountains.

There is no swimming pool but there is a 24/7 fitness centre.

World of Hyatt members can earn 500 bonus points on stays until 31st December 2019.  No registration is required – full details are on the ‘new hotel bonuses’ page of hyatt.com here.

You can find out more about Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin on the website here.  As a redemption, it is 12,000 World of Hyatt points per night which is fair to decent value given the room rates – you should get more than my target value of 1p per Hyatt point.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (74)

  • John says:

    Hyatt less than 10 minutes walk to Trinity College, location a bit quieter than Temple Bar alcohol theme park, and not too far from Radisson Blu.

    Also fairly convenient for Leo Burdock’s fish and chips shop.

  • Louie says:

    OT, sorry. Amex offers (specifically the current Marriott spend £200, get £50 back) – does anyone have any experience of whether the threshold is inclusive or exclusive of the 2.99% fee? I’m looking at €220 which is about £196 + £6 fee = £202….

    • Stu N says:

      I expect it would be inclusive of FX but I would charge a couple of drinks to my room to be certain in that situation.

      • Louie says:

        Lots cheaper to book/pay in advance so that won’t work!

        • Louie says:

          Or will it? If it is cumulative spend then room now, drinks later.

        • Stu_N says:

          Fair enough.

          Can you find a slightly higher rate that will tip you over £200? Have a look at the “deals and packages” tab on the Marriott if you haven’t already.

    • paulm says:

      On a previous Hilton offer, the FX fee was included for me

  • Anna says:

    Is it actually worth it?! Just asking as I have taken one out but the wait seems excessive.

    • BJ says:

      £1 30 and £1.64 here and I am over 50. For £10k; I decided to keep them after having unexpected health issues.

    • BJ says:

      @Jon, do it separately, go down tell a friend route too if possible (which it is even if your wife already has an account).

  • r* says:

    Which is the best lounge at Singapore on a JAL business class flight after midnight? Are any of the one world lounges open at that time?

  • Bigdm89 says:

    OT: travelling on an Avios reward ticket next month DUB-LHR-MIA. DUB-LHR is in Euro Traveller and LHR-MIA is Club World. I believe that DUB has a third party lounge not a BA owned and operated one. Having read the rules I believe if it was a BA lounge we would be eligible for access but will we still be able to go in as it’s third party ?

    • Shoestring says:

      they’re unlikely to even know about OW rules & will just use your DUB-LHR leg & class of ticket – however online people have said the lounge has bent rules in other respects so no harm in asking esp if you can demonstrate that rule with a bit of paper & act pleasant

  • BJ says:

    And a reminder too that there is also a switching bonus to Club Lloyd’s for first time ever, £125 for new customers, no direct debits necessary. Provides a small boost to the Lloyd’s Avios card too if you have that.

    • Anna says:

      If they are repeating this offer in January I will go for it – I changed to M & S Bank and need to stay with them till December to get the full perks. I’ve had a huge amount of value out of it as someone happy to shop at M & S (M & S gift card credits plus lots of discount vouchers and free F & B coupons.)

    • Nick_C says:

      @ Anna. You don’t actually have to switch your main bank account. Set up an account (or several) just for switching! When you switch, can satisfy funding requirements with STOs from one of your other accounts. Money in and out the same day. If you need Direct Debuts (you don’t for Lloyd’s) then Post Office Savings and Birmingham Midshires savings accounts are good places to manufacture some.

      • Anna says:

        Hi Nick – yes my M & S account is my “side” account where I just stick £1250 each month, my main account is a joint one with my OH. It feels like a lot of work to open another one – and then to switch that one, but maybe I will, especially if I decide to hold onto the Lloyds MC. Which are the easiest accounts to open for this purpose?

    • Harry T says:

      Has anyone found that bank account switching damages their credit score? Just switching an account to Nationwide for the interest, but considering switching another account to HSBC or Lloyd’s for the cash.

      • John says:

        We don’t have a credit score in the UK. We do have credit reference agencies who are trying to make money by selling mostly meaningless numbers.

        If you open new accounts and are credit checked for these, other financial institutions may view this negatively, or they may not really care if it was only one or two.

        Financial institutions can only see credit checks from other financial institutions in the past 6 months.

  • Lee says:

    OT – AMEX offer Get 40% back every time Free Now (Mytaxi)

    • BJ says:

      On multiple cards too, and lasting until mid December.

      • Matt says:

        Thanks for highlighting this. Great offer.

        • Roger says:

          Wish they offered a fare in advance like Uber.
          Mind you they already work like Uber in Madrid.

          For a work group using the FreeNow app our group same money as travelling by Public Transport.

  • letBAgonesbe says:

    Hyatt related. The Hyatt Budapest is now open. Before the only truly luxurious hotel there was the Four Seasons Gresham Palace with outrageous prices.
    Now they have a competition. The Hyatt Budapest is breathtaking.