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Dublin Skylon Hotel
Ranked #35 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 March 2014

My recent stay here was very enjoyable. There is a good selection of bar food, and service was prompt. For fussy eaters it seemed no trouble for the bar staff to swop mash for chips or make a dish extra spicy. The bar had a very nice atmosphere and was a good mixture of guests and locals.

I had difficulty getting wifi on my laptop but the receptionist sorted it out for me despite being busy. Nothing seemed too much trouble.

I have to give a special mention to Simon whose attentive service made us feel like VIPs, he even remembered our names.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Just got back from my first visit to Dublin and can honestly say I LOVED this hotel! Reasonably priced stay/drinks/food....fantastic location...and the friendliest hotel staff EVER! Rooms we're clean and beds were extremely comfortable. A bus stop right outside the hotel meant reaching the city centre was easy. Shuttle buses every 2 hours to airport for 3 euros (taxi was about 16 euros) and a shuttle bus is provided to and from the O2 which is where my friend and I watched Beyonce, that was 8euros return. The O2 itself is a lovely venue, not to big like some arenas in England. Much more intimate and would definitely be returning to watch another concert there. Temple bar area is expensive...you really need to know where to go as my friend and I went in to a bar and paid 21 euros for two drinks!!!! Locals are helpful though but you won't find many locals in temple bar, lots of foreigners. But there is a great atmosphere and live music pretty much everywhere. And there are just streets and streets of bars and clubs so no trouble finding anywhere. But my friend and I were much happier drinking in the hotel bar. Nathan behind the bar was very friendly and chatty to all the guests. Toni who was in the restaurant/bar on the day we left was superb too and sympathetic of my hangover! Haha! Also Colette, I think her name was, behind reception was amazing too! All staff were incredibly friendly and helpful beyond belief! I have never known service like it, blew me away! And I read on tripadvisor reviews that the staff were rude! Couldn't be more wrong. Will definitely be returning here myself and recommending it to everyone! Thanks skylon....until next time!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Lucy W
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Arrived in Dublin early around 4:15 am, didn't have a reservation until later that day. We drove around for a coulpe of hours and decided to check out the Hotel. Arrived at 07:30 am and the gentleman at the front desk asked if we were there for breakfast. I told him that we were just checking the place out and we would be staying for a few nights. He told us that our room was vacant from the night before and that we could check in at that time, what a home run! The place could not have been better, we stayed an extra night. The room was nice,clean,great beds. Hotel was very comfortable, service was GREAT. Breakfast was fantastic.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Matt K
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Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

This place couldn't have made my visit here any better. The staff are just excellent and friendly. It was my friend and I first visit to Dublin and the staff were more than happy to tell us the best places to go etc. The food in the restaurant was great, wifi is quick and we got a later checkout time for free too, which was a really selfless gesture from the kind lady at reception. The bar staff were excellent and friendly, special mention to Nathan who went the extra mile to make sure everyone in the bar was having a good time and was chatty, and really brought himself down to that friend level with people, which is very rare to find in other places. All in all this place has made my visit to Dublin extra special and I can't wait to return again. Thanks guys!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

I stayed for one night at the Skylon at the end of Feb 2014. Was met by very friendly helpful receptionist. Room was comfortable and clean while not elaborate. The double bed was very comfortable and I had a great nights sleep. I did have trouble getting the right temperature for the shower, no matter how adjusted it seemed to be either too hot or too cold.
I dined in the bar that night, food was good and plentiful [mixed grill] although the steak included was slightly burnt. Breakfast was quite good.
When checking out in the morning I was told that I could leave my car in the hotel carpark until I was leaving town in the evening at no extra charge. As I was not using it during the day and there is a bus into town just outside this was very helpful. My only suggestion is that the signage in the car park could be improved. On driving in I had to get out of my car to locate the underground level of the car park having missed the small sign on the way in. Getting into the underground section then needed a bit of maneuvering. If staying in Dublin again the Skylon will be my first option.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

We arrived late on a Friday night, only to get to reception and be ignored by 2 members of staff, finally a man working on a computer saw to us, where we were told that they had run out of rooms so we had been upgraded to an "executive" suit on the 1st floor, that was about as much conversation as we got, no directions to where about out room was, luckily the lifts are close to hand & the rooms are clearly signposted. No information was given to us about hotel facilities, breakfast, evening meals etc not even a local map, thank god for free wifi so we could work out where we were!
Rooms were beautiful clean and tidy, if your a coffee and tea drinker then maybe pass on the ones in the room as not pleasant! We were at the back of the hotel, so there wasn't a view unless you class a crane as one, but this meant that it was very quite, so we had 3 lovely nights sleep!
We tried the hotel bar on the first night, but it wasn't really a welcoming atmosphere and felt rushed to finish out drinks and leave, as the staff obviously wanted to go home, so that was the first and last time we drank there!
On leaving, we had an early flight on Monday morning, we went to reception to book out taxi & settle up, this time there was a very helpful lady receptionist who advised us to book the "Paddywagon" as they could collect us at 4:20am and we would only pay €3 each, bargain as a taxi is about €20, she even offered a wake up call for us, shame this lady wasn't working on out arrival as she was lovely, friendly, chatty and very helpful! And would have probably started out holiday in a very different way!
Overall, this hotel is clean, tidy and in walking distance of the town (maybe only if weather is nice), there is a bus stop over the road so pretty easy to get about from here cost just over €2.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

i recently stayed in the Skylon for the first time and really enjoyed my stay. the hotel is in a great location only 10 minutes from the city and the airport. all the staff are very friendly and were more than happy to help me. the room i had was without a doubt a 4 star room and was very clean, and the cleaners kept it this way during the stay. it had everything i could need like free wifi. next time i come to dublin i will definitely be staying here. great stay!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Address: 27 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin D09 V1Y2, Ireland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Dublin Skylon Hotel)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#27 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#32 Family Hotel in Dublin
#36 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#42 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £61 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dublin Skylon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern, luxurious hotel with free Wi-Fi throughout. The hotel is located ten minutes from Dublin International Airport and five minutes from Dublin City Centre. Croke Park Stadium is within walking distance. The Skylon Bar & Grill serves breakfast from 7.00am to 10.30 am. And you can discover the many delicious menu options at The Skylon Bar & Grill, one of the tastiest restaurants near Dublin City Centre. All our menus come with a suggestion of wines from around the world, a selection of craft beers and our extensive cocktail menu.Guests at the Skylon Hotel can expect the very best of Irish hospitality. Check in is after 2pm. ... more   less 
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