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Moat Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Lucan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I had written more but it disappeared! This is a great option for the Dublin traveller. Friendly owners great food nearby and easy city access. We were staying in Dublin for the last day of our Ireland adventures and couldn't find a room due to a soccer match and a hurling match the same weekend. I think we lucked in when we found the Moat Lodge. We couldn't have been happier to find this little gem!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Four of us stayed, in 2 rooms, whilst on a 5 day golf break. We found the location and accommodation first class and would certainly go back again. Everything was within easy reach (golf and pub wise) and the breakfasts were absolutely spot on !! Also great to have free Wi Fi to allow us to keep up to date with all our on line interests.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Bill M
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Krustacean, Manager at Moat Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Thanks for your kind words about your stay at Moat Lodge.
Always nice to hear back from our customers.

Hope we will see you back one day soon.
Ireland has many many more golf courses for you to try!

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Our room was soo small. There was a fold up luggage rack, but if you opened it there was nowhere to put it! Choices were to block the entry door or block the bathroom door. bathroom was a decent size and fully functional. The advertised Wifi was a nightmare. When my husband reported it was not working he was told that he most likely had used the wrong code. He stated that it had been working to then be told that "too many people were using it". Unfortunate for us who needed to check/confirm other bookings. Rooms had their own TVs but ours was so close to the ceiling it was difficult to see. But as I said the room was small so there was nowhere else to position it. Breakfast it served a different times on the weekends. We had an early flight from Dublin on Saturday and requested breakfast at 7.30am to which we were told "breakfast doesn't commence that early on weekends", no exceptions. We were then informed that cereals would be left out for us, but this was not the case. So much for customer service.
The advertised 20 minute bus trip to Dublin is only possible if you catch the express.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Krustacean, Owner at Moat Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Other parties in this group wrote the following in our Guest Book :-
" A lovely gem of a place. Hope to get back here one day!" and
"One of life's hidden gems - Thank you!"

Although we don't serve a full breakfast at 730am on weekends - we do offer to put the fridge out with fruit juice, yoghurt and milk for the cereal. However, on this morning I forgot to take the cereals out to put next to the fridge. We have apologised for this and offered a refund for the breakfasts.

We have 3 wifi networks around the B&B, so if the upstairs one happened to be playing up - there are always the others available for you to make your reservations / bookings for the next day.

Sorry that "Unfriendly" is the only thing you'll remember about your stay at Moat Lodge.
The other guests in the group seemed delighted.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We had a really nice week at Moat Lodge B&B!

The rooms were clean, the breakfast was good and the owners very friendly and helpful.
Good location as well with a few minutes walk to restaurants and bars.
We will absolutely stay here next time we're golfing in Dublin!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Calleoberg
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Had a very nice stay at Moat Lodge. Great service, nice breakfast and perfect location. Short drive to excellent golfcourses and a few minutes walk to restaurants/bars.
I would recommend this Bed & Breakfast to any group/family!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank BilJes
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We had a very pleasant stay in this warm and cosy b n b.we needed to stay close to finnstown and location wise this establishment was perfect. We received a friendly welcome upon arrival and couldnt fault the Irish breakfast the following morning .We stayed for one night and felt it offered good value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank Theresamar
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Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

'she' is a he and your bed linen was not fresh and crisp.

I stand by all of the content in my original review. I accept that the check out time was 10am but do not feel that it was dealt with in a courteous, professional manner.

E. MacGrianna

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank Irish_Tourist77
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Address: Adamstown Road, Lucan, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Lucan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lucan
Price Range: $97 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Moat Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome to Moat Lodge, a 17th century property in a mature sylvan setting, yet only a stone's throw from Lucan Village. What may not be obvious from an external appraisal is the excellent degree of space provided inside, with all bedrooms complete with en-suites. Tranquility reigns with an award-winning garden accessed from the guest sitting room and is a delight to behold. ... more   less 
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