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Sandymount Hotel
Ranked #26 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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“EXCELLENT Hotel”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The hotel and staff were very good the hotel was very close to the Dart station would definitely use again. There are some smaller areas with in walking distance which also have some shops and pubs where you can eat and drink. Worth getting the Dart around Dublin bay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. It is a great boost to my staff when their efforts are appreciated.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, room was spacious, clean and tidy. Lovely power shower in the bathroom! The bar and restaurant were really nice, enjoyed food in both although the menu was relatively the same for both...thought it was a bit limited to be honest. Breakfast in the restaurant area was nice, plenty of choice and the hot food was actually hot...only issue is that where the food is served is a bit small. All the staff were really friendly.

Hotel is next the aviva stadium and there was a game on the Saturday night we stayed, couldn't hear the crowd so don't let the location put you off. Dart station around the corner, only 3 stops away from city centre and costs €3.50 each return. Run every 15mins.

I would recommend this hotel as somewhere to stay outside of the city centre and would definitely return.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear Leanne,

Thank you for your kind review of your stay with us. Your comments regarding food and breakfast have been passed on to our chef.

We look forward to having you with us on your next Dublin visit.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Really nice hotel great location for the aviva stadium. Hotel was spotless really clean as were the rooms. Nice friendly staff cannot fault them at all great service. Breakfast area maybe needs to be a bit larger as there was a queue. Really great hotel would highly recommend it

  • Stayed November 2013
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Martin,

Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Sandymount Hotel.

We look forward to having you stay with us on your next Dublin visit.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

went to watch Ireland play samoa and stayed here found it easy to find using the port tunnel cutting out all the Dublin traffic on a busy Saturday well worth the 3 euros to use the tunnel the hotel itself had ample parking and was literally just down the street from the stadium the staff were very helpful and friendly the rooms were clean and comfortable the only complaint would be the limited menu that was on because of the match but the breakfast the next morning was fantastic and plenty of it would definitely stay here again when going to the aviva

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Sandymount Hotel.

I was at the Ireland Samoa game which could have been better, but was a great result.

The Port Tunnel takes you to the Airport in 15 minutes from the hotel and is a great asset.

Unfortunately, due to high demand, to ensure service we have to operate a limited menu on match days.

We look forward to your next visit to the AVIVA.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Hertfordshire, UK
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

For my first visit to the Web Summit conference in Dublin, a colleague booked the nearby Sandymount hotel for the three nights that we were attending.

The hotel's website promised an unseen special rate but as we were worried about availability during the conference, with more than 10,000 attendees in the Irish capital, my colleague wisely phoned the hotel directly to enquire. We got two twin rooms for around 60€ per night which was exceptionally good value. Even with breakfast at extra cost - the full Irish breakfast was a 10€ option, with a continental style a few Euros less - this was a very cheap place to stay.

With such a low price for a hotel, principally I guess because it's located in a quiet, fairly well-to-do suburb of Dublin away from the city centre, it was hard to be disappointed even if Sandymount had proved a disaster. Which, I'm glad to say, it wasn't; the hotel was great. The communal areas were pleasant, nowhere was too far to walk and breakfast was excellent. They had a very good bar area with Guinness on tap as well!

My room was 513, situated well away from the reception areas and down one staircase at the end of a corridor, which meant it was all but silent. The usual features were available, including tea/coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi and in my view, a very comfortable bed. The bedroom and bathroom were of a reasonable size and clean and tidy, but lacked any real quality touches. Some of the finish was poor too, with some noticeable paintbrush overruns on the door jambs and skirting board, plus the odd patch of darkened silicon sealant in the bathroom. Nothing serious at all, but like the bathroom fittings and fixtures, it just felt a tad workman-like.

During our stay, there were temporary signs in reception warning of a water shortage in Dublin, which might explain why on two of the mornings during my stay it took a few minutes for the hot water to come through to the shower. I was just about to give up when the warmer water started to flow. I doubt this is indicative of a more serious issue however and quite possibly one beyond the hotel's control at that time.

If you're attending a conference at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), then you have an easy 10-minute, level and safe walk across a neighbourhood to reach it, although there is one level crossing (with safety barriers) to negotiate. Note that you're a long way from the city centre, although a taxi ride takes no more than 15 minutes and cost around 10€, with cabs booked from reception.

I would certainly stay at Sandymount again. If TripAdvisor allowed, I would score the hotel 4.5 instead the 4 it gets here. If the rooms' ambience could just be improved a little, it's a five-star rating.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us.

We agreed with the organisers of the Web Summit that we would not increase room rate despite demand, and honoured this.

Your comments regarding bedroom maintenance issues are noted. We are the only family operated hotel in this area of Dublin, and four years of recession has taken its toll. However, 2013 has seen a significant improvement and we are carrying out much needed renovations over the winter period.

We look forward to seeing you on your next Dublin visit.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Cork
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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

Given the choice of where to stay in Dublin, I always choose the Sandymount, and am a regular visitor there. I have stayed both on business and traveling with a young family, and in each case the welcome has always been excellent. It's certainly not your standard corporate hotel, and the layout can be a little confusing on first visit, as it is spread across interconnected buildings. It has however, personality-and this starts from the minute you arrive, with the people at reception being quite exceptional (take a bow Beatrice, Stephanie and Rose in particular!). Breakfasts are generous, and the bar food is of surprisingly high quality for a hotel. There are downsides-the lighting in the rooms is a bit too bright for my liking, and the carpets are coming to the end of their days, but this is a great value hotel in a great location,and has personality and character (and free parking!) for those who don't just want a bland, "corporate" hotel. I have probably stayed there over 100 times at this stage, and keep coming back, because for me it just works.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Eoin,

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel.

It is a great compliment to the hotel and staff that you have stayed over 100 times. The staff you mentioned are great with long service, Beatrice 34 years, Rose 25 years, and Stephanie 4 years. Your comments regarding lighting and carpets are noted. We are carrying out upgrade on a block of rooms this winter.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
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Parma, Italy
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I stayed at the Sandymount Hotel for 1 night during my last visit to Dublin. The hotel is located in a very strategic position and you could reach all the close-by facilities by walk. There are 2 DART stations that you can go to. In terms of quality, the room was not super new (scratched surfaces in the wardrobe, the bathroom was not super new, a broken pillow on the bed) apart from these it's comfortable and clean.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

Most rooms in the hotel have been upgraded, and the remainder are due for renovation this winter. I apologise that the standard was not as you expected.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Property: Sandymount Hotel
Address: Herbert Rd | Sandymount, Dublin 4, Ireland (Formerly Mount Herbert Hotel)
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Dublin
#7 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#19 Business Hotel in Dublin
#22 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#39 Family Hotel in Dublin
#44 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandymount Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 10 minutes from Dublin city centre, 14km from the airport and two minutes from the DART train station which links you to all Dublin's main attractions in minutes, Sandymount Hotel is the perfect hotel for every visit to Dublin. The Three Arena is less than a 5-minute drive or 20 minute walk from the hotel and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre is 1 stop away by DART rail. There is free parking and WIFI also available. Owned and run by the Loughran family for over 60 years it's the people that make your stay special. A full Irish breakfast is served daily in Whitty's Restaurant and lunch and dinner is served daily in the Line Out Bar which features a terrace overlooking our private gardens. Sandymount Hotel has recently finished major refurbishments of all 168 bedrooms, Line Out Bar, Whittys Restaurant, Reception & Lobby area. ... more   less 
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