This is not a question but for ant traveller arriving into dublin very early and looking to check into their hotel...
As a hotel worker for over 20 years in the last 5 a huge increase of guests arriving from usa etc at 5am onwards. They arrive at the hotel only to be disapointed they cant check in. Most of these generally are fri sat and sun mornings. Believe me when i say this at this time in Dublin its pretty much not going to happen. Some may not know what the local time is when they land,others might just take the chance.
Bottom line to travellers if you are landing from 5am i would ask you not to expect an early check in especially at weekends which is as we all know most of us start our vacations. We as hotel agents love it when you arrive and we can happilly say its ready but these three days in anytime of the year it just wont be ready.
We get calls from guests, travel agents requesting early checkin.
Only one sure way and believe me there is no other way then this...
"Book the night before"
If you are staying in dublin city from sun to wed then you have to book the sat also. Yes its an extra cost but the room will be empty for you and ready when u arrive
In dublin check in time is 3pm and check out is noon so if u arrive early then prepare to wait
Example is you book a triple room for 2 adults and a child. The hotel has 6 of these rooms and hotel full the night before....you will be possibly waiting hours for them to be available.
When the front desk agent informs u that the room is not ready we know you will be disapointed but it is not the hotels or the staff members fault. So please dont take it out on them.
So if you know u landing early especially at weekends or high season which is march to october generally either do they above or prepare to take pot luck.
I love it when i can do it but for every 100 guests that come early i prob have been able to get 4 in thats the % of it.
2 other things to remember is some people ask for day rates. They dont really exist. If hotel is full night before they cant offer you it as no room to go into. Day rates usually are where if you booked a double but only a single room is their then maybe you can get that. The issue is most hotels are full which means even if you want to pay extra to upgrade it still is not there to do so
2nd if you arrive at 6am and booked a double and are waiting then the people who came after you and you see them getting a key before you it is not playing favourites it just means their room type might be ready i.e a twin room.
Sorry for the story but i think it might help travellers in their travel plans....so just to finish my advice is.
1.arriving 5am to 11am book the previous night before u arrive its the 100% only way to ensure bed is there after this total pot luck
2. Dont be annoyed with the staff i know its hard but it really is not their fault
3.be prepared to wait and we cant really give you an estimate time as we dont know when people are going to leave
So safe travelling to ireland and enjoy....just trying to help out hope it does