We stayed for 7 nights as we did not want to stay in the central city district. So glad we chose this place. Close to the number eleven bus into O'Donnell street and also the tram/train into the city in about 25 minutes to St. Steven's Green. The decor is whimsical and hip, yet relaxing and comfortable. Breakfast catered to all tastes with the extensive menu and the bar and restaurant menus for lunch and dinner provided enough variety for 7 nights dining. Our room was a delux king on the 7th floor and so spacious and well appointed. The bathroom also so lovely with a very deep soaking tub and separate shower and once again the decor was in keeping with the common area theme. A wall of windows provided drenching light and views. I was worried about the noise factor as it is on a main road and beside a private hospital. I did use the ear plugs provided at night and slept with the windows open. It was not dreadful noise and no where near the traffic noise I was expecting. This is "Irish traffic" noise, not the noise of New York/Chicago/Paris/Rome. No blaring horns, sirens or big trucks changing gears, just a hum of moving cars and it did decrease after peak hours. There is also an Irish law preventing sirens as they approach the hospital. I heard a soft siren once for about 3 cycles and it was finished. I am sensitive to noise and would stay here again. Bring your own ear cancelling ear phones and also a good eye mask if you want to sleep with the windows open. Can't say enough good things about the staff, after all, it is really the staff who make or break a place. I inadvertently left a large amount of money on my bed with credit cards etc when I went out one day. When I returned, the maid had neatly placed all items on top of the mini bar. Her name was Aida and a big shout out to her and her honesty. Our floor manager was Nela and she was fabulous. It was evident she loved her job. Nela took our luggage down to the foyer as other staff were occupied and would not accept a tip. Nela was always available and enquiring about our needs. I saw Nela pitching in to help other staff with their jobs at other times. Nela is an asset to your company. I do not know the names of other staff too numerous to mention who were always friendly, polite and helpful. This hotel is also a great location for day trips to the Wicklow Mountains and beach areas. I highly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The deluxe boutique Beacon Hotel in Sandyford, South Dublin, is where style and design blend with outstanding service to create a new concept in luxury travel. The open plan, light filled foyer has the appeal of an art gallery with elegant glass chandeliers, maximum use of natural light and specially commissioned art pieces. The lavish 88 no-holds-barred luxury hotel houses some of the coolest and freshest hotel rooms in Dublin City. Spacious, uncluttered bedrooms feature deep baths, power showers and The White Company toiletries. Rooms also include flat-screen TVs, work desks and free Wi-Fi. Our location in Sandyford Dublin ensures you have a plethora of things to do locally including a visit to Dundrum Town Centre, which is a 10-minute journey from the hotel and with over 200 restaurants, shops and bars it is well worth a visit. Leopardstown Racecourse is also located 5 minutes from the hotel by car and Powerscourt House and Gardens is also easily accessible by car from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beacon Hotel Dublin