When we selected this hotel it was mostly due to the convenient location between the airport and the city, plus it gave more value for money than hotels in the city centre. Transport to the centre and back is no problem, as many buses run by, although the schedules are not completely reliable. But remember that the Drumcondra Road is extremely busy - and noisy, so get a room not facing the street if you are sensitive to noise. Check-in was fast and efficient. The hotel style is more of the 'old fashioned', being carpeted all over with 'grand' interior and atmosphere. The rooms don't have an awful lot of space, but contains the essentials, except a mini bar. The TV set (small) and the free wifi functioned satisfactory. There was no air condition. When we figured out how to open the windows (we though at first they were unable to open) we got the fresh air we needed. Bathroom facilities were OK with the common problem of flooding the floor when having a shower (the glass divider to the bathtub did not function). The breakfast needs mentioning. Our pre-order of the room did not include breakfast, so we had to buy vouchers at 10 euro per person, which is cheap compared to the great selection offered. Apart from the buffet with cereals, fruit etc., we had to place our orders with the waiter. Whether you were choosing full Irish breakfast or continental breakfast you got much more food than you could eat. The staff was very friendly, so even if it is the 'old fashion way' of serving breakfast (not all on a buffet), we enjoyed it. When checking out, which was fast, we also asked for a taxi to the airport (could have taken the bus), but were made aware of a shuttle service the hotel operated. We bought the 5 euro tickets and sat down waiting. When the shuttle arrived, it was full from collecting people at other hotels, so we were offered a taxi free of charge. That was very good service! All in all a nice stay, so we may come back.
- 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