This hotel would have got a 5 star review was it not for one rude receptionist and a disastrous taxi service. (mentioned later).
The Skylon doesn't look great from the front entrance but once you walk inside, it is fantastic. We arrived very early and just needed somewhere to drop our bags so we could go to a function across town. I think Daniel was the gentleman who greeted us at reception and looked after our bags and parking and he was very professional and apologetic when explaining we couldn't check in.
My other half returned on her own as I was still at the function and her check in was quick and easy with a friendly, professional receptionist and her bags were waiting for her. The room was a nice size, not huge but not cramped with a flat screen TV (a rarity in Irish hotels), a very comfy bed and a powerful shower. Everything I look for in a hotel room. My OH has back problems and said she had never had such a good nights sleep!
The surrounding area is also nice, a few pubs and shops across the road and a little village just a 10 min walk away. The locals in the pub seemed friendly too.
The rude receptionist shall remain nameless but the first taxi we ordered, we were waiting for 20 minutes and when we asked how much longer we were told 15mins more so we started walking and flagged one down. I would recommend flagging one down because they are driving past regularly enough, but we didn't know that at the time. The second taxi did turn up after about 10mins to collect my other half (she didn't want to start walking alone) to bring her to our restaurant where I was waiting but he took her to another restaurant in a different part of town!! A complete disaster but the restaurant were top class (separate review).
We would stay here again and I have already booked another stay for October and now we know to get our own taxi's.
- 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 Restaurant 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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- Also Known As:
- Skylon Hotel Dublin