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Before Justin and I left for Dublin we looked at our map and directions we were given. If we followed the directions, we would be going back the same way we came from Limerick, but we thought we'd like to see another part of Ireland. This coupled with the fact that we never end up following our directions anyway, we decided to take a little bit …
We are heading to Ireland today. Will take a whirlwind tour around Southern Ireland before heading off to Scotland.
... did anyone watch the series finale of Dexter? It left us in a state of shock! We are so baffled by the conclusion. It's such a shame because it could have been an epic finale. Oh well. Goodbye Dexter.
I can't believe we are leaving for Thousand Oaks tomorrow. This weekend is going to be grand!
Attached are some weekend pictures.
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As if Ireland needed to remind us that the near perfect weather we have had for the past 2 weeks was unusual, we woke up to a foggy day, not being able to see Tramore bay out the back window. And a decent rain shower. Never mind, it cleared before we left and headed through Waterford to get onto the M9 to Dublin. Very easy 2 hour drive (such a change from previous experiences!) and beautiful. Got back to Dee's house. Mil was in better form this ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ardmore Hotel Dublin
Deserves good reviews, especially for service
Any hotel that lets you into your reserved room at 8 am is unusually helpful to customers, and that's what the Ardmore did last week when I flew in on the red eye from Boston, suffering from jet lag. So I would certainly verify all the comments here on the high standards of service and friendliness on the part of the staff. The rooms are clean, modern, neat and the rates are reasonable. The only liability is in the surroundings, a bleak, low-rise apartment block neighborhood. Guests who don't want to pay the 12 Euros for the Ardmore's breakfast buffet can walk the two blocks further up the road to the Tesco Supermarket, where there's an in-store cafe with a good Irish breakfast for about 6 Euros.
Had to stay in Dublin in early December for the funeral of an aunt. So the night before I headed up, I checked for available and reasonable hotels in Dublin. I got a rate of €70 for room only per night. The hotel is new, modern and very clean. It is out from town somewhat but is on a major road out of Dublin. Traffic noise may be a problem for some if you're at the front of the hotel. One aspect they could improve on is HEAT. It was absolutely freezing in the hotel room all night. A request to reception didn't appear to change anything on that front.
Would I stay here again? The answer is yes!
We stayed at the Ardmore as part of our world trip. Out of the 8 hotels we stayed in, this one was one of the best overall. It is a new hotel, and the rooms feel newish. However the finish is not that of the expensive hotels. It is definately a 3+ star hotel, but a very nice one. The rates for this hotel are unbelievable. It was half the price of anything else in dublin of equivalent quality. The rooms are quite small, but big enough, the bathroom is good. We had some noises from the bar at night, but these died away pretty soon. The bus is convienient to town, and we found the bus drivers friendly. We paid either 1.55 or 1.35 to get the bus into town, it changed depending on the driver. The reception was good, allowing us to check in early. We did not eat here, as the restaurant looked rather expensive. The supermarket is less than a five minute work, and that was an experieince. If I was in Dublin, I would stay here again, and would not have any problems recommending it. You will need to catch a cab to the airport at 20 euro, or bus to town and catch a shuttle from town.
We were at the Hotel on November/05.
The room was a bit noisy (a main road is nearby the hotel) and a bit small. Quite clean and tidy. The bathroom has a huge tub.
The Ardmore has its own Saloon Bar, with live music, where to spend a quiet evening (it closes late at night).
It looks like quite far away from town, but itīs very easy and straightforward to get to it: 40, 40A, 40B buses. From city centre to the hotelīs door, easy!
Take care if you go by plane to Dublin because catching the wrong "Air Link" can take you to anywhere else (it happened 2 me).
And the very best: the price, is really cheap, itīs a worth and the best option for a weekend break.
Iīd go back, sure.
I was a little worried about staying at the hotel because it is new and I wasn't sure what to expect. We picked this hotel because of the price - and we found it to be great value for money. I was pleasently surprised, the hotel was very clean and spacious with very friendly staff too. Flat screen TV, leather chairs and large bathrooms, everything was great. There was some building going on outside our room (another hotel going up) but they weren't very noisy.
Although the rates per night for this hotel are quite reasonable it was disappointing in some respects. The hotel opened in May but it hasnt ironed out the glitches that annoy the average guest looking for a relaxing weekend. Firstly the carpark: each time we wished to remove the car from the basement car park we had to come to reception to ask them to open the barrier and each time we arrived back we had to do the same. On a couple of occasions after visiting reception to do this and then journeying to our car we found that they had neglected to raise the barrier and we had to make our way back up to ask again. In addition it is not a suitable hotel for a business guest as it has yet to install internet access in the rooms and there are no papers available in the lobby as advertised. Staff were generally pleasant although the receptionist who greeted us on our arrival had a very strong foreign accent and was very hard to understand his instructions. The area itself is not within reasonable distance of any entertainment so transport must be paid for. The decor is very nice and comfortable however very noisy due to the busy traffic outside. Overall comfortable but these details should have been taken care of before opening as we will not return again and would recommend others to stay nearer to city centre rather than so far out in a hotel thats not quite finished.
This is a new hotel. Because the rate was so reasonable in comparison to other hotels, we were concerned that it might be in a less than desirable neighborhood...not true. While it is a distance from the city center, it is in a neighborhood that is booming with new condominiums. However there are no restaurants near the hotel. Transportation does not have to be by taxi to the city center as bus lines 40 A/C all stop in front of or across the street from the hotel. It is a 20 minute bus ride to O'Connell and Parnell Streets. The rooms are very modern, well decorated and very clean. The staff is very courteous and helpful. We had dinner one night of our three night stay at the hotel, the staff was attentive and the food was very good. We did take a taxi to the airport at the cost of 20 Euros. The airport bus does not operate on this street. This is the best value in Dublin.
Just returned from a great weekend at the Ardmore and being a seasoned traveller I can honestly say this is one of the best in Dublin.
Location is about 15 Euro taxi ride from the airport and 10 Euro to the city centre.
The staff were all extremely friendly and professional. Having arrived late on the Friday night and not wanting to leave the hotel it was great to see they had entertainment in the bar.
The rooms were modern, spacious and spotless.
Breakfast was a help yourself affair which was a great hangover cure.
I would recommend this hotel and will definitely go back if returning to Dublin.
Great Airport Hotel
Stayed here before going on holidays, was a bit wary because I knew it was a new hotel and expected to encounter some teething problems, but couldn't have been further from the truth. It was great value only €69 on Expedia for the room.
This is a quality modern hotel but has all the traditional things you would expect quality service with a smile and good food. Rooms were a nice size with bathroom and nice furniture.
Although it is 5 miles from the airport it is motorway most of the way and we were there in 10 minutes.
So definiteley a big thumbs up for all the staff at the Ardmore.
This Hotel is not in a fantastic location with wonderful views or landscaped gardens - it fronts onto a busy main road ! Its brand new in 2005 - with clean, comfortable rooms. You are 10 minutes from the city centre but you will need to get a taxi.