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“Nice hotel in a good location”
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Sandymount Hotel
Ranked #27 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice hotel in a good location”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Firstly contrary to website advice the easiest way to this hotel is the 747 Airlink Express into the city then the DART from Connolly Station to Lansdowne Road (4stops) followed by a 5 minute walk.A 72 hour LEAP card is available from the airport for €19.50.
The hotel itself looks impressive in and out and we were given a warm welcome from the receptionist so were hoping for great things with the room but sadly this was rather disappointing. Situated right at the back with not even a garden to look onto and being able to hear other guests meant not even being able to have a window open which made sleeping difficult as the room was too warm. Clean and tidy but the bathroom needs some TLC as it was looking tired and neglected. The hotel provides guests with access to free WiFi which is great. A buffet style breakfast is served in the restaurant with a good choice of hot and cold food to cater for everyone's taste, including some Gluten Free options.
Finally if I had known we were going to be at the back in the room without a view I would probably have paid a small extra to be upgraded, maybe this needs stating on the website.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

I apologise that the accommodation did not meet your expectation. A number of rooms are scheduled for refurbishment this winter.

Your comments regarding Airlink and bedroom upgrade have been passed to our Online Marketing Manager.

Thank you again for your kind comments.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

The Hotel has a nice bar, quiet neighbourhood and good connection to the DART railway.
The rooms we got where in an older part of the hotel and the really need some tune up. The bathroom in one of our rooms #233 was extremely small, the complete room worn out and poorly maintenanced.
The service was good and friendly, the bar nice.
Just the rooms....

  • Stayed August 2014
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

I apologise for the condition of your bathroom. We are carrying out a refurbishment programme on our older bedrooms this winter.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Very well located, just a short stroll from Sandymount Village with its numerous bars & restaurants. Good plentiful secure car parking. Staff very friendly, knowledgeable and from what I could see multi-lingual. Rooms modern and spacious with free WIFI which was a prerequisite for us as we were staying with two teenagers who believe the internet is more important than running water. The food in the Line Out Bar is excellent, which is why we ate there both nights of our short stay. Breakfast is also probably as good as I have encountered anywhere with delicious choices to suit everybody. Will definitely stay again next time in Dublin.

Room Tip: We had a family room which was modern,spacious & quiet
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Frank,

Thank you for your kind review.

While we may not believe that the internet is more important than running water, we are delighted that you and your teenagers enjoyed your stay.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We moved to Sandymount after a few days in inner city Dublin - a great improvement and vastly superior to the expensive hotel we had in Dublin. We were impressed by the friendly and helpful staff. The close proximity to the DART station makes daytrips to surrounding villages very easy. We enjoyed walks around the hotel and on Sandymount beach. Good breakfasts and comfortable rooms.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your glowing review.

We are delighted that you moved from inner city Dublin to stay with us.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Having had many bad experiences with hotels, we were very much positive surprised here. Starting at the reception the two ladies were really competent and helpful. Much needed information was given to us and all our questions kindly answered. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The one was maybe a bit small but the other one we had was almost like a suite. Bathroom very spacious, ok maybe here the shower curtains could be changed with the glass protection now a days used. IF I had anything to complain ;) this would be it. Breakfast is fantastic. Again we would stay there again, even without looking at other options!!! Loved the stay there.

Room Tip: Just tell them your special requests, the staff does everything to accommodate you.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review.

It is a great boost to my staff when their efforts are acknowledged.

We are carrying out some bedroom refurbishments this winter, and shower curtains in these rooms will be replaced with glass protection.

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

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Hi Ireland Travelors
This hotel may not be for folks with any walking challenges it is a wonderful quaint and a great location. The owner john and his staff are very accommodating. The Train Station is two blocks away so no need for a car: you can connect to city locations as well as commuter locations throughout the country. You are also only 3 blocks or so to the sea!! Also the on/off bus stops daily so you can jump a ride to central Dublin in 20 min. Also the village of Sandymount is charming with great restaurants and shops! Highly recommend it!! Will stay there again on the next trip! PJoiner

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Patricia J
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Patricia,

Thank you for your kind review.

It is so nice to receive such positive feedback from a happy customer. We look forward to having you with us on your next trip.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Frankfurt, Germany
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

greetings from Germany , I am American and my sweetie is German . We stayed a week July 31 thru Aug 7 ...never mind the bad reviews , as I have stayed all over the world in Hotels, Motels and dives ! staff is Excellent , Rose , Beatrice , Emma, and many others whose names I did not get..sadly. I met with the Owner on our last day and he is very engaging and open and friendly. I spoke to locals, taxi drivers , and our own experience :) The Sandymount does not pretend to be a 5 star or fancy, but 1st class with its charm and staff and equally warm accommodations . Hog wash to anyone who says they got dirty looks ! I have tons of tattoos and wear my Biker vest and no one gave me any dirty looks, in fact a woman who worked in breakfast area took a picture of me one morning :) Directions, advice, helpful, pleasant ...Rose even wheeled our suitcase down the steps to our taxi ! and they do have a lift outside to lobby for the older folks . The hop on hop off bus picks you up in front of Hotel , Dart is around the corner , and they will gladly order you a taxi and it will be waiting for you . our room was clean , maids were friendly and never bothered us. I would gladly recommend the Sandymount and would definitely stay there again !!! Cheers or as we say in Germany Prost !

Room Tip: we stayed in 308 and it was just fine. I'm sure all the rooms are nice .
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Daniel,

Thank you for your glowing review.

We loved having you and your “sweetie” with us for a week. The staff really enjoyed your company, and we look forward to having you back.

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
#23 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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