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Dublin Skylon Hotel

27 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin D09 V1Y2 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#61 of 168 hotels in Dublin
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The Dublin Skylon Hotel is a family run hotel situated next to many famous Dublin landmarks. National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Cemetery & Croke Park Stadium can be reached in 15 minutes on foot, while Dublin City University (DCU) is located just 10 minute walk. Dublin Skylon Hotel secure on-site car park is favoured for guests with Dublin Airport & M50 located just a 10 minute drive. An express taxi/bus lane is located directly outside the hotel giving guests even more accessibility to the Dublin city centre. The elegantly designed bedrooms are finished to the highest of standard that includes stylish Respa beds, Laptop Safe, free Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom with Rituals Toiletries. Guests can enjoy an extensive cooked Irish breakfast or Continental options that will be served to your table. The Skylon Bar & Grill offers classic bar favourites using locally sourced ingredients. All the menus come with a suggestion of wines from around the world, an extensive cocktail menu and gin gallery. Check in is after 2pm. Please note that we are constantly thinking of what we can do to ensure our guests safety & peace of mind throughout this time. 'Introducing the Muv-X Room Steriliser'. After a deep clean from our housekeeping team, the Muv-X Room Steriliser is brought into the room, and the timer is set according to the room size and activated. Our housekeeping team leaves the room and the unit automatically begins sterilising all visible surfaces two minutes later. This unit was inspired by a call for help from the medical community to improve cleaning standards during the Covid-19 crisis, the Muv-X Room Steriliser is now being used in many hospitality sectors such as hotels. Our housekeeping standards is of the highest but this unit ensures that extra peace of mind for our guests. We wanted to go above and beyond to make sure everyone feels safe. Team Skylon
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Paid private parking on-site
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Anne C wrote a review Yesterday
Drogheda, Ireland57 contributions20 helpful votes
We enjoyed a two night stay at the Skylon in June. The hotel is comfortable and all staff we encountered were friendly and professional. Check in/out was seamless and reception staff friendly and helpful. Room decor and size nice. Electric fan was useful as it was balmy weather. Large comfortable shower. The bar/restaurant staff were efficient and friendly. Breakfast served to the table on Saturday and warm buffet available on Sunday. Great location. 20 mins on bus to city centre from bus stop across the road. 30 mins walk. Good selection of outdoor cafes/restaurant/bars in the immediate area,
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Newrygirls wrote a review 22 Jun
Newry, United Kingdom11 contributions24 helpful votes
We have just returned for a lovely night away where the food and service were second to none. My husband, myself and another couple booked the date night deal and we weren't disappointed. From the moment we checked in to we left we could not fault the customer service we received. The meal that was included in our deal was delicious. We were looked after by Frances who is first class at her job and we also met the general manager Shane ,who was an absolute gentleman. I can't recommend the Skylon enough. Well done to everyone in the hotel,having just opened up after such trying time. You can tell everyone was glad to be back doing the jobs they love. We will definitely be back soon. Keep doing what you're doing Team Skylon.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
DDtruthandlove wrote a review 12 Jun
Limerick, Ireland1 contribution
Our rooms were so very comfortable and the price was very reasonable. We all had a lovely night here, staff were so friendly and couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome! We will definitely come back here again soon! This is definitely a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Caoimhe O wrote a review 10 Jun
12 contributions5 helpful votes
Disappointing from start to finish. The worst experience I have ever had. Stayed here as two young couples and were discriminated against for it. To begin the room was very small considering the price, heating and hot water are only permitted for certain hours of the day, I have never heard of this in my life. You couldn’t have a hot shower from 9am - 2pm. So weird. Even when the heating was off the entire hotel was so hot, there was no air conditioning and we heard several staff complaining about the heat, we were hot sitting in the restaurant I can’t imagine how the staff felt working in it. The staff were all friendly, particularly in the restaurant but there were some language barriers which caused problems when ordering. There was a male waiter who was also working behind the bar who was particularly helpful. The food was nice but I ordered the carbonara and the ratio of pasta to chicken was huge, after a few bites I was left with a big bowl of chicken with no pasta left, bare in mind this dish cost €17 and a huge amount went to waste. The drinks were reasonably priced and the table service was efficient. At the end of the night, we asked if we could have some buckets of ice as the restaurant was closing, the Barman had no issue, we walked to the elevator and the reception staff had no issue, then we met the night manager Peter, where our problems began. In so many words, he accused us of not having paid for our rooms, questioning us on how many rooms we had and asking us to prove this with our room numbers, we didn’t see the other group of older men being asked the same question. We were a party of two couples and had two rooms beside each other, my partner and I went to the other couples room for a few drinks, at no stage during check in, when we walked through the lobby with the drinks we had bought or when we asked for the ice buckets were we told this was not allowed. Peter soon followed us to our room and knocked on the door, we opened it and he told us that we could not be in the same room, we said this was no problem and gathered our stuff to leave, he then told us he would be confiscating our drink, we told him this was our personal property and he had no right to do so. He told us we had to leave and he would be calling the guards. We questioned why he would call the guards as we had not done anything illegal, he proceeded to shout and threaten us with the guards for several minutes. We said we would put the drinks in our cars and this was a problem for him too. Peter was nothing but unreasonable in his approach, we offered to put our alcohol in the car and he told us this was not an option, why was it not an option? He said our options were that he would confiscate it or call the guards, he wouldn’t have been allowed confiscate a phone charger so what law allowed him to confiscate our personal property? Myself and my partner obliged and gave him our drink yet Peter then followed my friend to the lobby and watched him walk to his car to put his drink in and then for several minutes after that, once again bringing up the guards, I would seriously recommend some customer service training, it is quite unusual for someone to consistently threaten guests with the guards. once we were both in our rooms, I realised that I had left something in the other couples room, my partner went to collect it for me and Peter was standing outside our rooms and told him he must go back to his room, I was certainly not aware of the rule that we cannot leave our rooms, he waited outside our room for several more minutes and wouldn’t allow us to leave, very odd behaviour may I add. We are all adults, we did not pay hard earned money to be treated like children and sent to our rooms. I was then contacted by Shane, the general manager who told me that before I take issue with Peter I should understand the job he has to do and that having a party in my room was unfair to other guests. I understand that there were other guests in the hotel, yet we were nothing but respectful, we spoke in low voices and were nothing more than two couples having trying to enjoy their night, it is shocking that we received the treatment we did for such harmless actions. Shane asked for my thoughts and I responded with a lengthy email with my thoughts, asking for proof of policy that allowed Peter to confiscate our property, unsurprisingly there has been no reply from Shane a week later. In conclusion, from the discussion we have had with many people, we have determined the treatment we received by Peter was due to our age, just because we are younger than other guests does not mean we will accept being treated differently to other guests, we paid the same amount of money as anyone else so why were we treated different from them? It is clear the issue lay with Peter and not us as we had no issues with any other staff. Terrible experience. Terrible customer service. Terrible hotel management. Don’t waste your money.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t come with friends if you want to enjoy it
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Rebecca Kidney wrote a review 6 Jun
5 contributions3 helpful votes
From the moment we got inside the door everything went wrong. We arrived early so decided to get food and a drink in the bar. When we got the food our side orders where forgotten about, we weren’t charged for them. We went for dinner to find the same menu as we had been given for lunch. The soup was like dish water with all the random bits floating around in it. While we had our starters in front of us one of our main courses was practically thrown up on top of us and the other one took about 15 minutes to come out. I stayed here with a friend and I may as well have gone for dinner myself. The bar staff where very understaffed but that should not be an excuse. They where the most incompetent staff I have ever come across instead of clearing the tables they stand there looking and then walking away and no fresh cutlery was provided to us after the starter we had to approach a member of staff after 15 mins of waiting. The room was a disgrace there was marks all over the table and the wall. The night was ended with utter rudeness and unprofessionalism when we where told that we couldn’t drink outside in the area we had been smoking in and having a drink in since earlier that evening. This made no sense to us as we are hotel residents and not once did they state that the drink was not allowed outside - they seemed to make up the rules as they go. The night porter was the most rude and condescending man I have ever dealt with, he was implying that we couldn’t sit in the lobby at 1.30pm he said he was doing us a favor by leaving us stay. (It was like being in your own home and not able to use your living room). When he was complained to he advised that I should have complained early about the above incidents / then - but I advised that I asked for a manager but the staff where so busy I never got one. The night porter advised that I would have to speak to another manager in the morning but made himself known as the manager. Never again will I step foot into this hotel and it is the worst hotel and staff by far. Wouldn’t waste your money staying here.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$81 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dublin Skylon Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dublin Skylon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kennedy's (0.6 km), The Goose Tavern (0.9 km), and Wilde Vintage Dublin (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dublin Skylon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Dublin Skylon Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dublin Skylon Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dublin Skylon Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chilli Banana, Restaurant 104, and Shouk.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dublin Skylon Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dublin Skylon Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dublin Skylon Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Dublin Skylon Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (5.1 km), Trinity College Dublin (3.2 km), and Guinness Storehouse (4.1 km).
Is Dublin Skylon Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.