My husband and I spent three nights here last week, just before Easter. We had booked a double room but the guy on reception put us in one of the suites, in an annex building. This was our first time here so we don't know what the rooms in the main building are like. However, we were really pleased with our suite: a big bedroom, spacious bathroom and comfortable sitting room with little kitchenette. The shower was great - plenty of hot water and powerful enough to rinse long hair quickly. The rooms were very clean and it was lovely and warm, as there was a chill wind outside.
Breakfast was plentiful and delicious, with lots of choice. We ate in the bar in the evenings and the food was always great.
We have two negatives. Firstly, the bed was a bit too soft for our liking. It wasn't "rolling-into-the-middle" soft but just not supportive enough to be comfortable for more than a night. By the second morning my back was a bit sore upon waking. Secondly, if you wanted wifi you had to pay for it. I really can't understand why a super hotel like this just doesn't build free wifi into the price of the room.
However, that apart, we really enjoyed our stay. It was a restful choice of hotel, instead of being in the hustle and bustle of the city centre where we have stayed before. We got the 25b bus just outside the driveway of the hotel and it took us right into O’Connell Street. Then we got the 25b back out again. (For anyone who might want to know, you need coins to pay for the bus and the bus stop to come back from the city centre is in Aston Quay.)
Without exception, all the staff we encountered were friendly and communicative. Thanks to Sean for his pleasant chat and helpful suggestions at breakfast time. We took his advice and went to the Sally Gap on the Thursday. The Wicklow mountains were at their best: it was a bright, clear, sunny day with good visibility and we have some lovely photos. And then, on our last morning, my husband had one of those ultra nostalgic “walk-down-memory-lane” moments, when he encountered a former teenage girlfriend (from 40 years ago!) working in the hotel. (She knows who she is!)
We had a lovely time here and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Finnstown Castle Hotel in Lucan, you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and unique charm,set away in a tranquil setting of 45 acres of stunning mature grounds. Regarded as one of the finest hotels in Lucan, this four star castle hotel in Dublin can be located in the picturesque village of Lucan just 20 minutes from Dublin City centre and Dublin International Airport. Finnstown Castle Hotel is widely regarded as one of Dublin's most quintessentially beautiful period estates & one of the finest country house hotels near Dublin, Finnstown Castle Hotel is rich in heritage & history. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Finnstown Country Hotel
- Finnstown Country Lucan
- Finnstown Castle Hotel Lucan, Ireland - County Dublin