I booked this hotel after searching high and low for a quirky hotel, I was looking for a mini getaway for my partners birthday and I'm not a fan of the typical hotel I wanted something modern but not plain and the pictures were very impressive and I loved the look of the free standing bathtub in front of the window in the room so I decided this is the one! I had a look at all the rooms on the website and saw the king deluxe room had a freestanding bath listed so I went ahead and booked. I emailed just to double check there was a free standing bath in the room as that was the main thing that drew me in, I got a prompt reply saying there was a free standing bath tub in the bathroom, silly me missed the bathroom part so as you can imagine I was shocked when I walked into the room and saw there was no bathtub! In my email I also stated it was my partners birthday and if they offer any little bits to mark the occasion and the gentlemen let me know they can include a note and some chocolates I was happy with that and said that would be perfect he said he would add it into our file, when we went in the room there was also no note or chocolates, I didn't mind that so much though just a little disappointed as I was told there would be. I went down to reception and mentioned I misread the email and asked if there was anyway to upgrade our room, the lady was absolutely lovely and upgraded us straight away! My partner went down later to ask if there was an extra charge on the room and was told there was not but upon checking out I was told there was an extra €20 charge, which I would not mind if they would have told me when we asked. The room looked lovely there was a few bits that could have done with abit of fixing such as the mirror and carpet (inserted photos below) just would expect it to look perfect for a boutique hotel, but none the less I still enjoyed it only thing I would have changed is the bed was two mattresses pushed together rather than just one so you could feel the gap, and the pillows were not very comfortable, I woke up about 4/5 times both nights where as I normally sleep through the night so in the end I couldn't wait to get home to get a good nights sleep! I also received an email about a week before our stay offering us 25% off breakfast if I emailed to book so I emailed 4 days before and asked to book for just one of the mornings on the Monday, I never received an email back so we skipped breakfast and later on the Monday at 11:30am I received an email back apologising for the delay and they would add it but I no longer needed it due to wanting to have it that morning Over all the staff was lovely, the decor I loved but the bed just wasn't comfortable and for the price I would have liked a good nights sleep and in would have liked to have been told about the extra charge in the first place.
- 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