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“Great stay in Dublin” 4 of 5 stars
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Sandymount Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Herbert Rd | Sandymount, Dublin 4, Ireland (Formerly Mount Herbert Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #38 of 176 Hotels in Dublin
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35 hotel reviews
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“Great stay in Dublin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This was our first visit to Ireland and we were very excited! We had a nice stay in Sandymount!

About the location: Its not in the center of the city. Its more on the east side but there is a Dart (fast train whats going through the city) station in a distance of a 5 minute walk. Its a good thing to catch it and go into the center or reach the Luas or other Train stations.

Rooms: clean, comfortable, and there is a possibility to make a cup of Tee whats always refilled with sugar, milk and different Tees. The bed was good and i had a good sleep every night. The TV has a lot of channels and its working fine.

For Europeans two intresting things:
1. On the sink you find two different sources for water (warm and cold)
2. Have a connector converter if you want to charge your mobile phone or camera

Its a friendly hotel! When you visit Dublin with friends its worth staying here!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear Guest

We are delighted that you chose Sandymount Hotel for your first visit to Ireland, and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We sincerely hope it will be the first of many.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

excellent two night deal, room only - double room was compact and the first
night quite noisy.
We complained and they moved us upstairs. The room we were given
was much superior , more spacious and quiet.
Hotel is in excellent location at the Aviva stadium and beside the Dart,
so Malahide, Bray etc are very easily reached.
Enjoyed breakfast for 10 euro each the second morning.
The Bar was nice also and all staff very civil.
we liked the village of Sandymount and enjoyed a meal in Mario's at the
recommendation of one of the girls at reception.
Have been in many hotels in Dublin and would gladly return to
this one

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Guest

I apologise for your inconvenience with noise on your first night. I am delighted that you enjoyed the rest of your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you on your return.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

What an enjoyable stay my daughter a myself had at the Sandymount. The first thing that strikes you is the friendly and informative staff at reception. Then on arrival at your room you walk into a light, airy and spotless room. Breakfast served up until 10 o'clock was excelent with the food being hot. We stayed in Dublin for three nights and enjoyed a restful undisturbed sleep. I would like to add that the domestic staff were also so friendly and efficient. Thank you Sandtmount for such a lovely welcome and pleasant stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay with us. My domestic staff will be particularly pleased with your mention, as their great work is often overlooked.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I thouroughly enjoyed my stay at the Sandymount hotel, as did the rest of my family. You are garunteed to get a good nights sleep and the staff are always friendly, helpful and welcoming. The food in both the bar and restaraunt is very nice and the hotel is very clean. The value you get for your money is great and the location is very good, with the Aviva stadium just around the corner as well as a DART station.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I work in Dublin a few a days a week and started to stay in the Sandymount Hotel last June. I had previously stayed in some other hotels nearby but when they were full one night I stayed in this hotel.
Since then I have never gone back...from day one you could sense the warmth of the staff and the hotel. It's so friendly . That's what you want.It's backed up by cleanliness and style . Great to be able to get the internet , paper in the morning and evening and tea/coffee making facilities in the room( not common everywhere) .
It's a homely , intimate atmosphere that attracts me . Staff in reception are incredible , especially Beatrice and Steph - incredible friendliness and welcome . Food good in the evening. Bar staff super also - overall a great place to stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Conor

The fact that you previously stayed in local hotels, and now choose to stay with us is a testament to the hotel for which we are extremely grateful.

We look forward to many more visits with us.

Kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

22 - 23 February 2013:
As you probably can see, it is not my first time to the Sandymount. I travel a number of times to Dublin and since June 2012, the Sandymount Hotel is the place where we come. The receptionist staff and so lovely and helpful and always so cheerful. The bar staff also are so helpful and food is fantastic. We were up to Dublin for The Killers gig in the O2. We arrived in Dublin at 5pm, ate a lovely meal at the bar and back on the Dart again for 6.30 pm to make it for the gig. The Dart is so close to the hotel, only at 10 minute walk (or 5 min jog).

Breakfast next morning was fabulous too, with porridge and hot chocolate available to order. We were doing the Operation Transformation 5 k Fun Run in the Phoenix Park, so had to leave again straight after breakfast, but the hotel reception staff ordered a taxi for us to the Phoenix Park. I left something in the room, I e-mailed the hotel and they were able to locate my item and they are going to post it to me.

Thanks Sandymount Hotel for more great memories and looking forward to coming again on 14th June 2013.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Guest

You certainly had a busy weekend with the Killers gig and Transformation 5K fun run. Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you again next June.

Kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I have enjoyed staying at this hotel for over 25 years and enjoyed it again last weekend. Always a warm friendly welcome. Great to see a lot of the same staff there after all this time. Beatrice is a gem! It has been modernised over the last 25 years but still remains a friendly, family run, relaxing and comfortable hotel and with all "mod cons". Will always be my first choice in Dublin.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Valerie

When you made your first visit with us 25 years ago, Beatrice had already been on Reception for 7 years. Now 32 years with us, she is indeed a “gem”.

Kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Address: Herbert Rd | Sandymount, Dublin 4, Ireland (Formerly Mount Herbert Hotel)
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Dublin
#18 Business Hotel in Dublin
#29 Family Hotel in Dublin
#47 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandymount Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 10 minutes from Dublin city centre, 14km from the airport and two minutes from the DART train station which links you to all Dublin's main attractions in minutes, Sandymount Hotel is the perfect hotel for every visit to Dublin. The O2 Arena is less than a 5-minute drive from the hotel and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre is 1 stop away by DART rail. There is free parking and WIFI also available. A family run hotel for the last 59 years it's the people that make your stay special. A full Irish breakfast is served daily in Whitty's Restaurant and we have a casual dining menu available all day in Line Out Bar which features a terrace overlooking private gardens. ... more   less 
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Hotel Mount Herbert

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