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In Central Dublin, the Belvedere Hotel is a 15-minute walk from Connolly Station and fantastic shopping on Henry Street. It offers spacious bedrooms with free internet and traditional Irish food.
Rooms at the hotel feature marble bathrooms with baths, showers and hairdryers. The rooms include a TV, safe and tea/coffee-making facilities.
With beautiful Georgian windows offering views towards Parnell Square, the Belvedere Lounge has a bar menu, large-screen TVs showing live sport, and live music at weekends.
Each morning a cooked and continental breakfast buffet is served in the Belvedere Restaurant, which also has an evening dinner menu.
There is an Aircoach stop less than a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Dublin has a wealth of attractions for guests to explore, and Trinity College, Croke Park and the Temple Bar district are all within a 10-minute walk.
Hotel Rooms: 92
Facilities of Belvedere Hotel Parnell Square
General Restaurant, Bar, 24-hour front desk, Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Family rooms, Lift/elevator, Safety deposit box, Heating, Luggage storage
Services Meeting/banquet facilities, Dry cleaning, Packed lunches, Tour desk, Concierge service, Trouser press, Vending machine (drinks), Vending machine (snacks)
Internet Free! Wired internet is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking No parking available
Policies of Belvedere Hotel Parnell Square
Check-in 15:00 - 00:00 hours
Check-out 01:00 - 12:00 hours
Cancellation / Prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds Free! All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 20 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted credit cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
Hotels news, copyright payment, music PPI
The operators of hotels, guesthouses and bed & breakfasts will have to pay royalties for any copyright music played in guest bedrooms following an agreement reached with the State at the High Court today.
Under the agreement, the music charges will be set by Phonographic Performance Ireland Ltd (PPI), which collects royalties for recording artists, and then paid on to the artists involved.
When it initiated its case in 2010, the PPI said it was seeking payment of about €1 per bedroom per week or about 14 cent a night. It estimates about 100,000 hotel, guesthouse and B&B bedrooms exist nationwide and it is losing more than €2.6 million annually.
Today, the PPI settled its action brought over the State's failure to amend laws which exempted hotels having to pay copyright fees for music played in such bedrooms.
The case raised preliminary issues which were referred to the European Court of Justice for determination and its decision last March effectively ruled there could be no such exemption. Among the issues the ECJ decided was that hotels were users of copyright music that can be played for the purposes of EU directive 2006/115/EC.
Today, when the proceedings returned before Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan, she was told by Michael McDowell SC for the PPI, the sides, on consent, wanted the court to make a declaration in relation to payment of the royalties.
The declaration is to the effect equitable remuneration must be collected as a single charge and divided between record companies and performers and the relevant provisions in the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 allowing for the exemption were contrary to the State's obligations under EU law.
The disputed provisions had stated there was no infringement of copyright where recorded music was heard "in part of the premises where sleeping accommodation is provided for the residents". Given that agreement, the rest of the action could be struck out and the PPI was not pursuing its claim for damages, the judge was also told.
Outside court, Dick Doyle, chief executive of the PPI, said he was very pleased with the outcome and that the law was now clear. The situation now will involve the PPI setting the charge, hopefully by agreement with the Irish Hotels Federation and other bodies, but any dispute would be determined by the Controller of Patents, he said.