Four Seasons Hotel Dublin
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I've never been to Europe before so I think I will start at the top--Ireland.
Aanya wrote the first paragraph below for a newsletter for her class… in essence, she kicked off this blog while I was getting me lazy act together, hiding behind an unearned excuse of writers' block! So…
"This is the story of my trip to Ireland.
It took 12 hours to get to Dublin. We took 2 flights. The first flight …
Bear and piglet flew to Dublin. Dublin is in Ireland. When they approached the immigration officer he put a green-coloured stamp in their passports and he said they could stay for the weekend, how cool is that?
Dublin is a city where there are lots of water and bridges running through it. The River Liffey runs thorough downtown and there …
We flew to Dublin this morning.
It is also sunny here which is even more unheard of for this time of year and the entire weekend is supposed to be nice.
Our afternoon was spent checking out the shopping in the downtown area. It was a nice day to just walk around the city and enjoy a spring day.
I was on the hunt for a sweater to …
... to give her. I was keen for her to eat so Matt went across the street to a Boots store and got her a jar of something different which she did better with.
After lunch we went next door to a souvenir shop and bought a few Irish things since we’re leaving here tomorrow to go back to the UK. Then we went around the corner to Grafton Street and spent a bit of time having a look in a few places. There was a Disney shop and I bought ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Four Seasons Hotel Dublin
Excellent, world-class service
This is a delightful hotel, with excellent service and attention to detail. It has a gracious, civilised yet friendly atmosphere and I really couldn't fault anything.
Our suite was spacious and well-appointed and kitted out with a range of "home from home" entertainment devices - CD player, DVD player and Play Station.
Concierge were really helpful about restaurant bookings and everyone went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.
Another notable fact is how welcoming they are towards children, without sacrifing the very high standards that are synonymous with Four Seasons hotels. As well as treating our 5 year old son like a prince upon check-in, I noticed that they had brought a couple of toys into the Lounge for a toddler to play with whilst his parents had some tea.
Another point I like is that if you book the bed and breakfast rate (which we always do), you can either eat breakfast in the restaurant or have room service for no extra charge (provided you eat within a generous limit!) - most hotels in my experience that offer breakfast inclusive rates will not offer room service within the deal, so that's another plus for Four Seasons.
Re other people's comments on its location, this hotel is a 5 minute cab ride into the City Centre - hardy arduous! There are also plenty of restaurants within walking distance, including the excellent Roly's Bistro whch is well worth a visit.
I would strongly recommend this hotel and would choose to stay here if I returned to Dublin.
I stayed at the Four Seasons Dublin for six nights over Chirstmas. It was a very good experience. The staff could not possibly have been friendlier or more helpful. The housekeeping staff in particular were outstanding: warm. flexible, nice. The food was excellent, with the exception of the steak which was awful. Stick with the salmon, which is sublime, no matter how it's fixed. Ditto the onion soup. The (deluxe) room was spacious, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The bed and bathroom were top notch. The only built-in negative is the location: far from the center of town, but I knew that before I went. One glaring glitch which can be easily fixed: while there, I asked the concierge to help with two things, 1. Postage for a single letter, 2. A replacement for the toothbrush I inadvertenty left behind in Washington. In both cases, I was directed to the gift shop. So I dutifully went away, bought the stamp and brought the letter back to the desk (I was happy not to be pointed to the letter box on the corner) and I bought a toothbrush -- for 6 Euro -- in the gift shop. Even most 4 star hotels know that an occasional letter left at the desk should be posted gratis...and that having a complimentary toothbrush or comb on hand is hotel common sense. Especially if guests are paying Four Seasons rates. The stamp and toothbrush incidents left me feeling, for lack of a better word, gouged. Still, this is a great place to stay.
Corporate ambiance and spotty service
If you are willing to spunk this sum of money you will be better off in one of Dublin's other hotels. While the rooms are adequate there is nothing really special about the hotel, service or food. The ice bar is quite the place with the older singes crowd and the sunday brunch is big for now for dublin families, but I really was disappointed with the service and the hotel. It is however, quite convenient for the rugby--- however, you'd be better off saving your money, staying across the street at Bewley's and drinking at the four seasons.
We stayed in the Four Seasons on the first night of our honeymoon, They could not have been nicer, they gave us a free room upgrade, champange and chocolates. The room was fantastic with great views over Dublin bay. The staff were all very helpful and friendly and the service was excellent.
I could not fault this hotel on any level. We ate in the Seasons restaurant in the evening, food and wine excellent.
A wonderful experience
Having prided ourselves in staying in some pretty spiffy hotels in north america and europe, my family and I take our collective hat off to the four seasons hotel in Dublin.
From initial check-in on the 20th of OCT to check out 4 days later the staff could not have been more friendly and attentive . The concierge staff were some of the most helpful I have ever come across . Nothing was too much trouble .
Food in the hotel was of a consistently high standard. The breakfasts are wonderful with a wide variety to choose from . The lunchtime menu in the lobby was excellent but the star of the show has to be the exceptional Seasons restaurant which was faultless . Again nothing was a problem as main menu items were happily tweeked to suit the tastes of our daughter (NO mushrooms please!) Our accomodation ( a standard room) was spacious and beautifully appointed and the little welcome touches of a fresh basket of popcorn ,smash hits magazine and 2 bottles of fizzy juice thrilled our 12 year old !
The spa was heaven on earth with lovely touches such as a calming corner with an aroma therapy candle and a good selection of magazines to peruse ..
The only thing that could have enhanced
our vist was an improvement in the Oct Irish weather ...but we were offered the use of four seasons umbrellas !
We wouldn't stay anywhere else!
We just returned from Dublin and stayed two nights at the FS. We had purchased their luxury package that included a massage for each of us and an aromatherapy facial for one. Our massages were so relaxing. Our package also included breakfast and one dinner in the Seasons Restaurant. We found the food to be absolutely outstanding. We had a wonderful three course dinner and the only thing we paid for was our wine. Our 18-month son with us and he was treated like a little prince (they sent him a lovely bath basket and cookies and milk at night). While the decor of the hotel is not to my taste (very grand, but country) it is still a lovely hotel. We had tea and drinks often in the Lobby Lounge which was always bustling with guests, but still quite relaxing.
The hotel was full to capacity and we noticed several large tour groups. Also, the big screen version of the Honeymooners is being filmed in Dublin and several of the cast and crew were registered guest at the hotel (we saw Eric Stoltz twice in the Spa/gym).
The hotel is about 21/2 miles from the center of Dublin. There is a free shuttle bus you can take if you are not up to the 25-30 minute walk. We knew this when we booked our package, but we love the consistency of the Four Seasons group. We stayed in FS Maui in May and the new FS in Budapest in August. The service is always wonderful and we appreciate that even more now that we are parents.
Refreshed at the Four Seasons D4
My wife a I spent Friday May 28th last at this hotel.
We were attending a dinner at the hotel. It was just fantastic, the food excellent and the room was amazing. It had a huge bathroom and also had double doors which led out to a patio area. We were on the 1st floor looking out over the entrance to the hotel. The hotel is in Dublin 4 postcode, Ballsbridge area which is a lovely setting. I can sincerely recommend this hotel, though not cheap you do get what you pay for and more.
Very relaxing and an enjoyable experience
Went to stay in the four seasons hotel with my friends for a girly week-end. Found the staff to be very polite and they would do anything to make your stay more enjoyable. when ordering room service they were very efficent and had it to our room in about 15 minutes. very enjoyable experience would recommand anybody to stay in the hotel.
Excellence in Dublin
I stayed here on business for a week, and really tested the hotel by flying out my young family for the weekend to join me.The service here is even better than the service at the Four Seasons in Paris (my favourite hotel in Europe). They are exceptional at meeting any need you may have, and boy did we test them!Kids are made to feel welcome (little dressing gowns, kids cutlery and crockery in all the dining areas) and as a business guest, the place was sublime, returning pressing in under 10 mins., fixing the broadband (which worked perfectly for all but a few moments) in seconds and it seemed that every member of staff knew your name.The roomservice was prompt (although the range was a little limited), and the spa was a welcome relief. The rooms were so well insulated that you thought that you were the only people in the hotel-no noise from above or around-superb.The decor is a little too 'Irish country house' for my taste, and goes aganist the more modern design of the public areas and of the building itself. They should have been far more bold and gone for a contemporary design, as there are few top Dublin hotels that have had the 'Phillip Starck' treatment.It is a little out the way, but in Dublin, everyhting is 2 mins. away by axi, and there was never a delay in one arriving at the front door. And the country park type setting, makes it a relaxing place to arrive after a busy day.For me there is a now benchmark in service, and I dont think many hotels are going to be able to compete with the Four Seasons.
Elegance, comfort, and pure Irish hospitality!
With only a weekend to spend in Ireland, the concierge at the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin listened carefully to our interests and created a perfectly balanced itinerary that provided a country day trip as well as a true city experience complete with Irish music and dancing. Our mini-vacation started with a delicious dining experience in the Hotel's Cafe. The food was delicious. Here, even the bread basket provided a sampling of some of the most delicious baked goods imaginable. The hotel is truly jolly ... yet elegant. The appointments are timeless and tasteful and the Irish paintings in the public rooms are especially lovely. This is Irish hospitality at its best!