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“The Perfect Irish Experience” 5 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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“The Perfect Irish Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The hotel was a short distance from the Dublin airport, which made taking a cab there very easy! The hotel is a great location from the new stadium that was just built if you are traveling to Dublin to see a concert or sports event then it's even better. It wasn't too far from town center but enough removed that you were able to esape the tourism of the city. The family owned hotel really makes you feel welcome and has excellent customer service. The owners visit the hotel often to ensure that their guests are having a pleasant and traditional Irish experience.
The hotel also offers an excellent restaurant where you can get a well-priced Irish breakfast buffet and other meals as well. The hotel was cozy, very clean and offered an amazing overall experience with a nice sitting area by a fire too.
The rooms were wonderful with very comfortable beds, which were a nice change from the beds we had been sleeping on lately. It was quiet and cozy in the rooms so i was able to get a great night sleep before exploring the city. Every room had a nice tv for relaxing if the city wipes you out and you need to reenergize.
This was the perfect place to stay in Dublin and i will be sure to stay here everytime i come to the wonderful city!! Thank you for an amazing weekend!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 29, 2013
Dear Cora,

Thank you for your kind review.

I am delighted you enjoyed our wonderful city, and I look forward to your return.

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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Situated very close to the Aviva stadium, this is a standard three star hotel. Physically, it is a bit of a warren with long corridors connecting several nineteenth century houses and lifts in unexpected places. The rooms are a little old fashioned but fine for short stays and good value for money. The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast was the standard buffet selection. It is a hotel that is regularly used by rugby fans attending matches in the stadium. It is, therefore, best to check ahead to see if there is a match or another event on during your stay.
The hotel is situated in a Dublin suburb. It is about a 40-50 minute walk into the city centre although there is a dart station nearby where you can get a local train into the centre. There is also a good view of Dublin Bay from the Dart.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay with us. Unlike modern purpose built hotels, the hotel comprises 8 Victorian houses adapted for present use. There are 5/6 rugby matches per year which are indeed very busy times for the hotel. Your kind comments regarding the staff are greatly appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back to Sandymount Hotel in the near future.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

When we booked, we specifically requested a quiet room. Maybe they wanted to have some fun with us because we certainly didn't have a quiet room. We stayed in Room 235 and the floor boards from the hallway must connect to the floor boards to the bedroom (the bed is about 12-18 inches from the wall shared with the hallway. Everytime someone walked by the floor boards creaked and we could clearly hear everyone's conversations. No one was "hanging out" in the hall causing problems it was just a noisy room on a main hallway of the hotel. We did not ask to change rooms as I had the flu and just wanted to lay down and be done with travelling.

Since I had the flu while I was there so unfortunately we did not leave the room once we checked in. When we left (stay in Dublin frequently but usually with family), we realized we were in an excellent location.

We ordered room service for dinner and it arrived promptly and was nice and hot.

They kindly gave us two WIFI codes as we both wanted to be online. A bit annoying that you keep having to log back in, but certainly better than no WIFI.

We chose the hotel as they offer free parking.

Overall an okay experience... just wish the request for a quiet room had been honoured.

Room Tip: Clarify at reception if the room is on a main hallway if you want a quiet room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

I apologise for your disturbed sleep. Your comments regarding floorboards have been noted and will be addressed.

Thank you for your kind comments regarding dinner, Wifi and parking.

I hope you have a speedy recovery from the flu and will be in full health for your next visit with us.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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16 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights in early december for a night out in Shelbourne racetrack, great location for any event in O2, Shelbourne & especially Aviva stadium as its right on the doorstep. We got a very reasonable deal for the 2 nights with supervalue breaks. The hotel offers free parking which is few and far between in hotels in Dublin where it will probably cost you €10-15 a night so worth taking into account when booking elsewhere. As for the hotel it was very nice & quite cosy, decent bar & staff were very friendly. Breakfast was ok, nothing special & the rooms are clean but fairly small, I would think they would be very warm in the summer, especially the rooms lower down facing the back so would try get a front facing room during the warmer parts of the year. Only negative I would have was that we were inundated with cleaning staff entering the room in the mornings & even on the morning we were leaving we woken 3 times with staff entering the room which was needless considering we were checking out by 12 anyway.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Your comments regarding being disturbed by cleaning staff have been noted and passed on.

I hope you had a successful night at the Dogs in Shelbourne Park Racetrack.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Dublin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Very nice and pleasant Hotel, enjoyed my stay.
Location is very nice, the staff is very nice, and the food there is pretty good !
the atmosphere of this hotel is very quiet and you can work without any inconvenients !
Recommanded !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. The hotel is indeed fortunate to be located in a quiet residential area.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
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Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Not bad. Not great, but not bad. Great location for the south city, and having got a special room rate of €40 i was very pleasantly surprised, but then i wasnt expecting much. Free car parking, thats always a good start, and free wifi, although it kept cutting out and had to be logged onto repeatedly. Staff helpful, but nothing special, and the room was warm and clean. Food was good, ambience generally pleasant, and overall it would be impossible to fault at that price. But its rarely at that price, and having stayed subsequently (at a higher rate) i know that if the value is lost, the review loses a star.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The special room rate of €40.00 would not be viable for us on a year round basis. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.

With 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
#19 Business Hotel in Dublin
#28 Family Hotel in Dublin
#48 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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