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Sandymount Hotel
Ranked #29 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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70 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Worth a stay, if you get it on offer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

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
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Thank cathalr_99
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Stayed her for 2 nights and have stayed in a lot of Dublin hotels and I have to say this rates as one of the best ones up there .
Room was very clean, Staff at reception and in the bar were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this hotel it also has parking at no charge.

On small problem was ordered breakfast for the room and it did not show up. Receptionist did not seem to bothered when I told her as did not offer me any thing else plus it was only 10.15am
But over all that would not put me off

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank buletide
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of your stay with us.

Your comments regarding breakfast and Reception have been noted and will be addressed.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Perfect location. Easy walking access to Aviva Statium. Tram & Train, just as easy. Quick trips to downtown. All the cabbies we used were lovely. Nice walks exploring the neighborhood.

Clean, comfortable rooms. Friendly, professional, accomodating staff.
Very good food in the charming pub. Buffet breakfast was outstanding. All at a great value & price.

Hands down, the best first experience in Ireland.

Looking forward to next visit & will bring the family. Sandymount will be our home away from home. Thank You!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Thank clearbrook6
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is indeed praise to be described as your best first experience in Ireland. We are honoured that you should think so highly of us. We look forward to welcoming you back.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Redcross Village, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Small Modern Hotel, Clean and friendly. The breakfast is huge. Great bar for watching sport, if you cant get in to the AVIVA which is 300 meters away. Lovely girl Stephanie on reception couldn't do enough for us. Will def come again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank thunderstuckotoole
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I agree that Stephanie is a real gem.

Kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stayed in the sandymount hotel because we were going to the Ire v Fra rugby match in the Aviva.. Location is perfect.. Lady on reception was very pleasant.. Our room was on the ground floor and we were pleasantly surprised.. Food was delicious and reasonable priced.. Will most definitely go back again..

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cait277
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind review. Hope the 13-13 Ireland France result didn’t take from the enjoyment of your weekend. We look forward to having you back.

Many thanks.

Kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

Stayed 3 nights during our car tour of Ireland. Adequate sized room and bathroom and we were pleased that it was very clean. Comfortable bed. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
More than adequate buffet style breakfast. Location was ok as we took the tram to go downtown Dublin.
Met the owner at one breakfast and it was clear that he was proud of his facility and made us feel very welcomed.
Finding a parking place for our car in the hotel lot was tricky as the widths of the spaces are very narrow but we managed.
Excellent value facility and if we return to Dublin we would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gilbert L
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear Gilbert

Thank you for your kind review. I hope I didn’t bore you with my conversation.

Kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We have been using this hotel since the late 70s and we stayed here on 2nd March when going to "Alone it stands" at the Olympia. To arrive here is like returning to an old friend with the staff welcoming and always helpful. OK - the corridors area bit uneven but a reading of the history of the building would explain. Extremely comfortable bed in a bright room and a full range at breakfast - all for a most competetive price. A really relaxing break with an afternoon spent watching Landsdowne -v- Young Munster just across the road - a handy walk to the Dart and back again with a wee Jameson's for a nightcap! Thank you Sandymount

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andrewref
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear Andrew

Old friends are best! It is a tribute to the hotel, and we are honoured that you have been coming for almost 35 years, and that you can now have a wee Jameson for a nightcap.

Many thanks,

Kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Additional Information about Sandymount Hotel

Property: Sandymount Hotel
Address: Herbert Rd | Sandymount, Dublin 4, Ireland (Formerly Mount Herbert Hotel)
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
#5 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#19 Business Hotel in Dublin
#39 Family Hotel in Dublin
#44 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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