BEST WESTERN Dublin Skylon Hotel
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An amazing abroad adventure approached after attending an amusing alcoholic affair amongst an astonishing audience.
Who: Lauren and I
What I Saw: Green, Redheads, Saint Patrick, Parade Floats, Hundreds of people packed into pubs, Muddle Earth
What I Smelt: Guinness
... left the room and going back and forth, such an interesting night. We decided to go to a Gaelic football! It's so interesting to watch, a mixture of football, soccer, volleyball, basketball all put together in one sport. Such an intense game too, it was the revenge game between Dublin and Mayo from the previous year because they lost for All ireland title to Dublin by one point. Many players were kicked out of the game and Dublin played with ...
... not to enjoy walking around and seeing all the activity in the pubs. We stopped for dinner in a pub called the Quays, which was recommended by my taxi driver. I had "the famous Dublin coddle" and Jeremy had bangers and mash. Both were delicious and I finished 2 Guinnesses before I knew it. It's true that Guinness tastes better in Dublin, and in the warm pub surrounded by the hum of conversations and laughter I felt very relaxed and ...
... so we headed out and wandered around a bit more looking for somewhere else. We headed back into the heart of Temple Bar, and went into a place called the Old Storehouse, where there was a traditional Irish duo playing, called Trad One. We found a seat and watched them for a while as we shared a drink. There was a flute/pipes player and a guy on vocals and bazuki, which I think is a Greek instrument that was introduced into Irish trad music, which is usually a four ...
... glowing in white, leaving the portrait itself empty. It is that kind of blending of history with legend and superstition that makes old places like that so interesting. After exiting the castle, we toured the Walled Garden right next to it, which was very nice and pretty. All in all, it was the perfect little castle tour – the place looked the part and it had the history and the lore to go with it.
After getting back on the bus, the tour took ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Dublin Skylon Hotel
Great Place, friendly Staff
My wife and I stayed at the Skylon hotel in February.We had just flown in from Australia and were very tired.Upon arriving at the hotel we were greeted by a warm welcome from the friendly reception and were in our room within 5 minutes.The room was clean and modern,well heated and spacious.The following evening we had dinner in the hotel resteraunt which was one of the nicest meals we have ever had and a great price.The staff at the hotel were fantastic and helped us with any queries we had.City was only 5 minutes away by bus and the taxi from the Airport cost us around 10 euros.I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wishes to visit dublin.
We stayed in the Skylon for two nights - 5th and 6th Match 2005 and paid EUR130.80 per room per night. We booked it using their website. Don't do it! Friends of ours booked at the hotel and got a rate of EUR99 for what they maintain was a nicer room. The website reservations company charged us EUR43 for the privilege of booking with them. They say it is a deposit. Never again!
Great hotel, ideal location
The Skylon hotel is a great hotel in a great location. Only 5 min to the centre of town and 10 min from the airport. It is on all the main bus routes. The room we got was large and had great night views of the city. The staff were friendly and very helpfull and nothing was too much trouble. Great fun was had in the bar also. A hotel not to be missed if you ask me, we will definately be back
The hotel itself is superb value for money and my room was spacious, well equipped and immaculately clean. With the exception of the broken toilet seat (actually in bits placed on top of the toilet) which was fixed shortly after I reported it, the room was fantastic.
My tv and radio were not working so they changed my room
Very friendly staff easily acess to city centre via many buses passing the hotel easy acess to airport via many buses. Restaurant above average with superb breakfast found bar food and drinks very expensive. Rooms tidy but old fashioned but noticed that as we were leaving the rooms were all getting a face lift redecoration and new fittings. This hotel is recommended mainly for the very exceptional staff.
Excellent hotel excellent staff
What a lovely Hotel. From the word go the staff were friendly. I had to make a lot of changes with my booking due to flight changes,we had quite a number of rooms booked and I spoke firstly with the reservations dept who passed me on to their sales manager as we had quite a large group. The lady I delt with was a pleasure to speak with and told me everything I needed to know about the hotel. The hotel rooms were decorated lovely and I was supprised to see a flat screen tv in my room (It is not offen you see them in hotels) The room was bright and cheerful as were the staff... We will definately be back to The Skylon...
When you first walk into this hotel the lobby is beautiful and classy. It might even be a little too classy for the average tourist dressed in jeans and t-shirts. It did not appear to be a place that would welcome children running around. We got to our room and there was nothing wrong with it. We did stay in nicer rooms on our trip, but there was nothing wrong with this room. It is a little old, but it was clean and everything worked fine. We would have liked to be a little closer to the center of the city. We took a tour bus of the city and we first had to get a cab to the main part of the city to catch the bus, and then get back at the end of the day. It was an 8 euro fare, 10 in traffic. There were many busses that passed by the hotel and I am sure we could have taken them to the city center for less, but it was raining hard and we didn't want to stand out at a bus stop. The bar downstairs was nice. There were restaurants and a little store right across the street from the hotel. This is a fine place to stay, but we would probably not stay here again, we would find something in a little better location.
Not a hotel I would recommend in a hurry. The best thing about it is the lobby - it goes downhill from there.
Enjoyed our stay at the Skylon
We both really enjoyed our stay at the Skylon, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The city centre is easily accessed by many buses that pass by the hotel. Would recommend it to anyone wishing to travel to Dublin.
I tried ( 3 phone calls) to get a reservation and was unsucessful. The reservation staff simply do not have a clue. I had booked a tour with a very good tour company that issues vouchers for hotel accommedatins in Ireland. The Skylon is listed in there book as accepting the vouchers.