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“best hotel in a small beautiful suburb of dublin_15min walk to the center” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sandymount Hotel
Ranked #29 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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“best hotel in a small beautiful suburb of dublin_15min walk to the center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

we had a perfect trip. go to the restaurant "juniors paulie's pizza" 10/10! ...and check out sandymount with it's beach and restaurants. howth is worth a trip, too. the green dart train is just 5 minutes walk away!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank freakthemighty
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are delighted you enjoyed your trip. Sandymount indeed has a lovely beach walk.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We loved the people at the Sandymount. The girls and guys at reception were wonderful - friendly and very helpful. The owner, John, visited with us at breakfast and then arranged a ride in the hotel shuttle to our rental car. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sandi G
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Sandi,

Thank you for your review, and for bringing the sunshine from Arizona for the weekend.

I hope you enjoy the remainder of your Irish visit.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Whenever i go to Dublin I stay at this hotel and this was my fifth visit.It is situated in a great location(just around the corner from a Dart station).The staff are very friendly and helpful.Service in restaurant exceptional.Overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rosanne694
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Rosanne,

Thank you for your review.

We are grateful that you have stayed with us on five occasions, and look forward to welcoming you on many more.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights with my husband. Hotel was in a great location, (Dart just around the corner) 3 stops from city center Area is very safe, and about 5 minutes walk from Ballsbridge, where there are a couple of pubs and café's.
Staff were very pleasant in all areas of hotel. We stayed in room 334, which had a lovely big bed,
lots of toiletries, was spotless, and couldn't fault anything.
We didn't have breakfast, so can't comment on that, but we had a meal in the bar, which was excellent, and very good value for money. No problems with parking at Hotel, we just parked the car, and took the Dart everywhere.
We paid a bit more than we would normally for a midweek break (€198 for 2 nights, without breakfast)
Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 956Awall
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Room 334 is one of our Junior Suites and is very popular. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, and we look forward to your return.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a nice hotel with stylish decor and compact but functional rooms. its 3 train stops away from the town center and right next to a stadium (which didn't have any events when we were staying). It had complementary wireless (big plus) and parking (big plus). Staff was great and food was excellent. the neighborhood was very nice as well - very residential which is surprising given the stadium. We did get a weird room that had one double (full?) bed and one twin bed. The twin bed was a little awkward to sleep on.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank David G
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear David,

Thank you for your kind review. Unlike modern purpose built hotels, we have adapted Victorian residences with different sized bedrooms. I apologise if you found the bed a little awkward to sleep on, and I look forward to welcoming you back.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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Fayetteville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

on a recent EFCollege tour, we had the pleasure of staying at the Sandymount Hotel. It is a beautiful hotel in Dublin. food was excellent, rooms were large and comfortable. they were able to accommodate a huge crowd (87) on our tour with ease. I want to give a huge shout out to Beatrice who truly went above and beyond to accommodate my sister , best friend and myself by putting us in a room together. everyone one of the front desk people were great....but Beatrice , you were the best.....Thank you.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 widowmarsh
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

Beatrice is our longest serving employee, in her 33rd year. She should be a national treasure!

With kind regards,

John Loughran
Owner
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We had booked this Hotel for 1 night (Sat 25th May ) which included breakfast and dinner plus return train journey from Belfast and ticket for The lion King show. When we arrived at the hotel the reception staff were very courteous and got our luggage stored safely as our rooms weren't ready but we were early arriving and this wasn't a problem at all. We checked details for booking a time for our dinner and the girl on the desk (don't know her name) said we didn't have to book a time but we told her we would like dinner for round 5.30pm as we were going to a show and we were getting collected at 7pm, she said that time would be fine and off we set on the Dart to Dublin for a bit of retail therapy. We came back to the Hotel and proceeded to our allocated rooms after collecting our luggage from storage, we had 3 twin rooms and 1 triple room booked, my friend and I were in room 530 and we had a dbl and single bed which were very comfortable indeed, the only complaint in the rm was the b/room door lock was broke. We went down to dinner at the time we said and were slightly disappointed to see there was food still on the floor were we were being seated but we didn't complain and just took to our seats, apparently there had been a large number of communion diners in but they were nearly finished by this this time. The lady in charge of the dining room came over to us with the menu which was the communion menu which we didn't want and she wasn't very nice at all when we told her this, she then proceeded to tell us we were too early and the Chef wouldn't be starting to cook anything until 6 o'clock and that he didn't know what he would cook as he hadn't printed off the new menu, well by this stage we were not happy and told this lady that so we asked for the Manager. This very handsome manager came over and we told him we just could not believe that the Chef didn't know what was on his menu for the night and we explained the whole story again bout the dinner time and the show and he did apologise and went away and a short time later came back new menu's. Well, it was the same menu but wrote out in a different order. After all this we gave in and ordered our meal hoped this was the end of it. We received our drinks and I think the young staff were nervous serving us as we had ordered a bottle of wine and the young man just handed it over to us and told us to open it ourselves. Our starters were very well presented and we tucked in and everyone was a bit happier until I discovered an Elastic Band in the middle of my salad, I was flabbergasted and 1 of my friends called out for the Manager again. He couldn't apologise enough and said this was unacceptable and took my plate away to show the Chef, he came back to let me know the band must have came off some napkins and fell onto my plate, he asked if I was alright and if there was anything he could do so we said he could at least waver our drinks bill which he did. We got our main meal but weren't too happy with that either, some of the girls wanted no sauce over there beef which the lady in charge said that would not be a problem but then brought them out covered in sauce which got sent back, our beef in Guinness pie had the hardest pastry ever made, but the desserts were gorgeous. All in all this was a disaster that could have been avoided if there was more communication between reception and dining room about what time they start there dinners. This morning 26th May we had a lovely breakfast and the staff serving were very good. Check out was quick and easy and the girls on the desk were lovely.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Sandymount_Hotel, Owner at Sandymount Hotel, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. Unfortunately, we had large groups of diners for Communion, but this is no excuse for lack of cleanliness or poor service. The issues regarding food and communication between Reception and restaurant have been brought to the attention of senior staff, and hopefully there will not be a reoccurrence.

I apologise for your experience, and look forward to welcoming you back to Sandymount Hotel.

With kind regards,

John Loughran
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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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