Stayed here for one night as we had an early flight next morning. The hotel is beautifully refurbished, rooms very comfortable and the staff are more than excellent. Had a drink in the bar and found the entire staff there very friendly, efficient and pleasant.
However, when it came to breakfast it turned out to be just dreadful. Fair enough, we were very early, around 7 a.m, but we had been informed that breakfast starts at 6 a.m which is why we paid extra for B+B instead of a room only rate, shouldn't have wasted our money!! There was only one person on duty and the "buffet" looked, and tasted like it had been prepared the night before. Scrambled eggs were a yellow/orange colour and totally congealed, so much so that it was impossible to get the serving spoon into the cement like mixture to get a portion........the one member of staff had to keep shovelling and mixing it to keep the appearance somewhat presentable, we thought. Bacon was inedible as it had the taste and consistency of cardboard, the bread, which we had to toast ourselves, was still in the process of thawing out, and we didn't even contemplate trying the sausages, as they looked so sad. Altogether, quite awful. We left and had breakfast in the airport, which totally negated our plans to have a nice breakfast in our hotel and then check in for our flight. If the hotel isn't willing to provide what their guests have paid for, i.e. a freshly cooked breakfast, then it should not be sold as such. We have no doubt, whatsoever, that this food was cooked the night before and reheated for the early morning diners. If it wasn't, then they should seriously think about replacing whoever is churning out such below par food, and expecting people to eat it. As mentioned, there was only one staff member on duty and to be fair he did make fresh tea, but that was the only item freshly made.
We feel sad writing this review because everything else about the hotel was very good, and it has improved immensely on the decor since it's previous owners, the Clarion. Unfortunately, the early morning breakfast has let it down big time, and we ended up paying for a service which, while provided, was a complete disaster.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dublin Airport's Original Hotel located within Dublin Airport complex. The hotel is located only 3 minutes from the main terminal and is accessible by 24 hour coach pickup from the Airport. All rooms fully air-conditioned. Complimentary WI-FI in hotel lobby, bar, restaurant & all meeting rooms. 248 well appointed Superior and Executive bedrooms. Family & interconnecting rooms available. Kids stay and eat free at this property.Direct Access to Croke Park Stadium and the New O2. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dublin Clarion
- Clarion Dublin
- Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport County Dublin, Ireland