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“Very loud music on weekends after midnight”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Sheldon Park Hotel

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Sheldon Park Hotel
Ranked #67 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Cologne, Germany
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“Very loud music on weekends after midnight”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

The hotel is in a business park near a tram station. The room was small but tidy.

Unfortunately, live music is being played on weekends even after midnight. The music is too loud to get any kind of sleep. Really inconvenient for early risers.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

The hotel is just fine.
Room was clean and comfortable. The location was perfect as we had a member of our family in Crumlin hosptital. The shower made funny noises and the water pressure wasn't constant.

The staff in the hotel were very nice, but the staff in the restaurant were atrocious, rude and not polite.
I would recommend the hotel but definitely not the restaurant.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

This was our second visit to Dublin, and we elected to stay for 4 nights at this hotel again.I'm very pleased we did,as we had a quiet, cosy room on the top floor, the beds were comfortable and the TV reception good.The room was also thoroughly cleaned every day.
We found the staff to be friendly and helpful, and in particular the night manager, who alerted my husband to the possibility of noise coming from the music in the bar over the weekend, but noise levels were contained and we experienced no problems.
The breakfasts remain excellent with a wide choice of fruits, cereals and juices to be had from the buffet.What we really appreciated, was the super choice of Danish pastries and croissants, as well as different types of bread, which you could toast if you wanted to.
The cooked-to-order full Irish breakfast was superb - no other words for it!
We found the location of this hotel really convenient - we took an Airlink bus from the airport when we arrived in Dublin, travelled on it as far as the Red Cow stop, then jumped on the Luas for 1 stop to Kylemore - thus saving ourselves a packet in taxi fares.Getting into town was also a breeze with the Luas stop being so close to the hotel.Guests arriving by car would have ample off-road parking - a real bonus in a busy city!At the end of our stay it was easy enough to use the Luas to get to Heuston station so we could catch the train down to Gallway.
I felt we got excellent value for money at this hotel!

Room Tip: If you want a quiet night, then the top floor is about your best bet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

This is a fairly old building but large and with good facilities. However if you are only here for a short visit it may be a bit too far away from town. Now of course the Luas does run not too far away and that gets you into town in about 15/20 minutes. But the walk to the tram is not the most comfortable if you have any kind of walking problems - as I do! So that walk alone will add another 10 minutes or so on to the journey into town.
But all that said - the staff are really friendly and the food is very good, right from breakfast through to late night snacks. The carvery lunch was exceptionally nice.
There is also a fitness centre next door - part of the hotel - and the use of that is free with your room.
Our room was called a Junior suite - so it was a good size. However the windows were old and as it was very windy outside the wind carried on into the room making it very cold. You could really feel the wind if you stood in front of the window! The heating was only on for a few hours each day. Night-time it was a case of dragging the extra blanket out of the wardrobe!
All this said - we will probably come back to this same hotel on our next visit as the staff are terrific, it is exceptionally clean everywhere, the food is very good............ !

Room Tip: There is live music in the bar Saturday and Sunday nights, so if you prefer to sleep rather than to...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

The hotel is very conveniently located 2 minutes’ walk from the tram. You can use the tram to go and explore down town. The parking is free when you stay in the hotel – be aware of parking fees when you book your hotel in Dublin – most of the hotels charged between 10 and 20 euro per night for parking. The service and cleanliness f this hotel are good. Unlike most Best Western hotels in USA this brand hotels in Europe are in good shape and great service. Leisure center and spa are connected to the hotel and are free for hotel guests.
One thing that amazed me is the smoking rooms available right next to non-smoking!!! You can smell the cigarettes in the corridors but THANKS GOD there is no smell inside the rooms ( but still 4 stars because of smoking rooms right net to non smoking)
This is good hotel with good location if you stay on budget. With the train you are 20 minutes away from the down town.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

I'm still in my one night stay at the Best Western Sheldon Park Hotel. It would be fantastic to be able to sleep, but the band that is playing at the bar is so loud (and so awful) that sleep is impossible. I am not pleased to spend this amount of money for a room in which to sleep and instead be kept up by awful crooning of Bruce Channel's Hey Baby. At 12:30am, I'm regretting my decision to stay here.

Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

I stayed in this hotel on the 23rd April for 4 nights on a work related trip have to say was very happy the hotel is very easy to find if your not that familiar with Dublin, the room i was given was clean warm and well serviced every day. One thing i was really impressed with was the quality of the food it was lovely couldn't fault it ,well worth a visit if you need a hotel in the area

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Sheldon Park Hotel

Property: Sheldon Park Hotel
Address: 131 Kylemore Road, Dublin 12, Ireland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Sheldon Park Hotel)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Kilmainham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sheldon Park Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sheldon Park Hotel & Leisure Club is located two minutes walk from the Red Luas Line (tram Line) which will take you to the city centre in just 20 minutes. Situated on the 131 Kylemore Road just off the N7, with easy access from the M50 and all major routes of Ireland. The Hotel combines classic elegance with modern design. Each of the 131 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms and Suites has comfy duvets and fluffy pillows, ensuite bathroom, DDI telephone, radio/alarm clock ,cable television, tea/coffee making facilities, iron board, hairdryer & free Wi-Fi. Access to the The Hotel Leisure Club is complimentary to all of our guests. The Leisure Club provides extensive health and leisure facilities which include swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, kiddies pool, Jacuzzi, sauna/steam room and state of the art gymnasium. Visit Sheldon Beauty Spa offering an array of pampering packages. Minnie McCabe's Bar welcomes you in the typical Irish style offering fun with live music every weekend, serving fine bar food throughout the week and carvery available Monday to Saturday for both private and business lunches. The elegant Heustons Restaurant greets you, a la carte menu available every evening. Free Parking available on Hotel Grounds. ... more   less 
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