Great central hotel with wheelchair access
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid, Wheelchair, Powerchair
I stayed two nights at Academy Plaza and was very pleased with the location, access and facilities.
Transport & Parking
I came on wheelchair but left for the airport in a taxi which can park right outside. A short 5 min stroll will take you into the city centre straight onto O’Connell St which has bus stops and the Luas tram system.
The door to get in is not automatic and quite heavy but staff are always on desk and can help if needed. There is a large reception area with high desk. Past reception on the right is the bar, and restaurant which I had breakfast in. This was a good experience - self serve but things were low down and staff were always around to help if needed. There are lifts past reception that announce floors and doors opening in English. The corridors are spacious enough even if there is a cleaning trolley outside a room. The room itself was brilliant, lots of space and I was very comfortable.
I only used my room toilet which was basic but fine for my needs - grab rail on right hand side and space to transfer. However I did see an accessible toilet near the breakfast area past reception. There was no key or swipe card needed to enter.
Very helpful and knowledgeable about accessible taxis
Anything else you wish to tell us?
This is a fantastic place to stay if you want to be in the heart of Dublin for shopping and sightseeing