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“Good value luxury retreat near Dublin” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cliff at Lyons
Ranked #2 of 4 Celbridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good value luxury retreat near Dublin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2011

Stayed in a Junior suite as part of a one-night midweek stay with dinner and breakfast. The setting is gorgeous, old world yet mainly new-build. Accommodation set around a water-lily pool with beautiful views of garden and pool from our room. Everything great quality - room, dinner, breakfast. Service very good. Tranquil setting beside the Grand Canal - hard to believe we were so close to Dublin! Looks like a great place for a wedding or special weekend. Well worth looking at their web-site for deals.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank WhereNextl
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Dublin
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

Attended a friends wedding here and while the initial location looked very nice, thats about it. The room is 2 tier, so some wedding guests were upstairs and some downstairs. The bar is also upstairs. We'd heard so much about the food, but were so disappointed with it!!!!!!! Totally over-rated.

Accommodation is a very far walk - not practical at all. In addtion, there are little shops on location, so outsiders are roaming around!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank missyjm
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2011

Excellent evening meal & breakfast. Excellent service at both. In the evening, at least on the Friday we were there, many tables had been booked by diners not staying in the hotel - suggesting the restaurant has a strong local reputation.

The staff were friendly & very helpful throughout our stay.

But we did have problems with the room.

Our room was, it turned out, within earshot of a cupboard in the hall that concealed, as we now understand, the hot water boiler for the whole building that the room was in. Attached to the boiler was a quite noisy pump. As and when any guest anywhere in the building took a shower, the pump, however far into the small hours of the night or early in the morning it was, started up and ran until the shower had finished.

We were told afterwards that the hotel is newly opened, that management are aware that pump noise can be a problem & that they have been taking steps to have the problem dealt with. They willingly gave us a rebate on our bill for the disturbance we suffered.

There was also a problem that our room, while having a good view of the ornamental pond, had a path running under the window used by the occasional guests going past. You can close the curtains if it bothers you, or book a room on higher floor.

Most of the rooms are not on the ground floor. If & when we stay again, we will insist on having a room on the upper floor. The 'village' is an interesting, quirky, generally comfortable place. Patrick McGoohan would feel at home. There are, thankfully, no televisions or other audio equipment provided in the rooms. And, both breakfast & dinner are excellent.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank GBennet
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2011

We stayed in the Village on February 12th 2011 in one of the new suites. The venue is outstanding, really beautiful and very different. The suite we booked was one of 17 hotel suites, it was really modern, spacious and really the highlight of the trip. The suites are all slightly different so book the Ryan suite or Irlandais suite as I understand they are even nicer than ours (if possible).

We had booked in for food at 8pm in La Serre retaurant on site. As it was raining we were collected by golf buggy (otherwise its a short 5 min walk). We arrived down to dinner to be greated with 2 complimentary glasses of champagne. The menu was very varried - Monkfish, Lobster, Duck, Rabbit etc , abd the food was to die for. What was really great is everything was included in our booking even wine - which we didnt expect and made the trip great value

After the meal we sat back in the bar and actually had great banter with the bar manager who even made us a really nice bespoke cocktail on the house.

My only complaint would be breakfast the next morning, we were served by a waiter who was very unfriendly and service was very slow, he was quite rude and a tota contrast to everyone else we metat the village.

Over all this is a 5 star venue, a total find !! I will absolutly return and recomend it to friends and family.

My Tip : if you are partial to TV bring your laptop and some DVD's as the suites do not have tv's they are supposed to be tranquil

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank miami2011
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2011

I stayed in the new suites last night in the Village at Lyons. They're pretty unbelievable. Beautiful, unique furnishings, biggest rain shower head I've ever seen, super comfy bed, really spacious in the most wonderful old world stone clad building. It was really quiet - thanks to their quiet room policy no TVs! Some people mightn't like that - but I thought it was great. Also ate in La Serre - delicious and reasonably priced. Staff were really attentive and even brought fresh pastries and fruit to my room because I had to leave early in the morning and would miss breakfast.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MisterGS
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Property: Cliff at Lyons
Address: Lyons Road | Cliff at Lyons Estate, Celbridge, Ireland (Formerly Village at Lyons)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kildare > Celbridge
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Celbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Cliff at Lyons 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cliff at Lyons, a restored historic village on the banks of the Grand Canal, is one of Ireland's most unique alternate wedding venues, a haven for food lovers and the perfect location for corporate events & team building experiences.The Cliff at Lyons comprises of 39 guest bedrooms which include hotel rooms and a number of 2 & 3 bedded cottages, The Orangery Restaurant and The Canal Café. ... more   less 
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