Best Western Sheldon Park Hotel
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Ok so last night I had to move rooms for some odd reason. Apparently they couldn't get me in the same room for all 7 nights. I am now on the ground floor which means the window is literally right beside the entrance and where all the taxis park. It can get a bit loud but I actually slept really great last night (even after all my naps). The kitchen and locker room are also right across from my room but I don't hear that since my bed is ...
Ahh the last week!!! We woke up at 4:30 am! To grab our stuff get on he subway to gare nord. From nord we took a train to beavais, France. We got off the train and ten took a taxi to the airport to get on the plane! Vey long crazy morning filled with stress an just barely making it on time! Fater waiting in line for security and to get our stuff checked we waited in line to board our plane... Of course out plane was 30 min late... But I had to walk across ...
... the bottom of the monstrous rocks completely entranced me. I could have watched this scene play out over and over again. On a funny but shouldn't be kinda note, there was a memorial at one of the higher cliffs to those who had taken their lives at the cliffs. I couldn't help thinking as I looked down the hundred foot drop that not only would they have had to have guts to actually jump but commitment and a bit of flare for choosing to go out this way. I had to give ...
... because it was a beautiful sunny day! The luck of the Irish was on my side that day! It must be meant to be! After dropping Bertha off at the hotel, I took a taxi the Grafton st for some shopping. After some essential purchases, I decided a Guinness was in order. This first Guinness started a cascade of alternating shopping and drinking. Eventually, I just turned it into a one man pub ...
... br> Every seat has it's own little video monitor. When I decided I was more or less awake, I turned it on and found a map tracking our flight. So at 1:30 am our time, we are over Dublin, and the sun has risen. The cabin is starting to smell like coffee, and every one will soon be trying to transition to the day that's beginning 7 hours ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western Sheldon Park Hotel Dublin
This hotel delivered what we expected. It was very clean and very quiet. The shower had very hot water and very good water pressure. The room was small and the television was not up to date with very few channel choices. The best part was that it was a less than 5 minute walk to the LUAS light rail. Would definitely recommend to someone that wants to stay in the Dublin area for an inexpensive night or two.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western Sheldon Park Hotel Dublin
Good Bargain in Dublin
Stayed at the Sheldon Park for three nights in July of 2005. As expected from previous reviews, the hotel was a bit run down, and was quite a distance from the City Center. I would recommend coming in during the daytime, as the day staff is much more helpful. I had booked two rooms and came in just before midnight. Although I had asked that the rooms be together so I could separate the children, they ended up being on opposite sides of the hotel on different floors. The night staff could not help with this situation. The next morning after a great breakfast at the restaurant, we got the room situation straightened out. Another problem, as I expected, was the noise from the live band on a Friday night. The band did stop at 12:30, which is only slightly later than I would have gone to sleep anyhow. Rooms are a bit dingy, but the doubles are large and have a big bath, one queen bed and one twin. No AC, though it was not too hot during our stay.
On the plus side, the fitness center was the best I had seen in a long time, with a HUGE pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Gym, and Steam room. They are a bit particular about children's hours in the pool, but it did not conflict with my plans. The hotel is very close to the LUAS tram system, which will get you into Dublin Center in about 20-25 minutes. We had no problems at all getting to where we wanted to go. Also, we had a fabulous dinner at the restaurant, for under 100 Euro including drinks and gratuity. Overall, for guests on a budget, or for people who prefer to stay in cheaper hotels and get two rooms for the family, I would say that this hotel is a great value for the money. There are definitely better hotels in Dublin, but this is a decent place to stay, if you are not too picky.
Great Little Get Away
My husband and I stayed here for two nights in July, 2004. We thought it was a great location. We had a rental car, so the trip to downtown Dublin was not bad. It's not a pretty location, I'll give you that - but it was nicely situated midway from downtown to the airport. There was a convenient gas station at hand. Loved the Leisure Centre. And even though we left our swimming trunks and bathing suit in our room and never got them back - we still enjoyed our visit (we're always leaving SOMETHING behind in a hotel room!). The breakfast was yummy! We both would stay there again AND recommend it.
An Aniversary to remember
An unexpected surprise, my husband had booked this Hotel for our aniversary - not a special one, just a couple of nights away from the children!! On arrival we found the staff very courteous, and willing to do all they could to make our stay memorable. On Saturday after a splendid lunch,my husbank enjoyed the remainer of the afternoon watching Irelands defeat in rugby, I availed of the adjacent Leisure Centre, with swimming pool and sauna, followed by some treats in the Beauty Salon. Again the staff were helpful and informative. We had a celebration dinner that evening, with a good choice of menu, and wine. Will definately keep this Hotel in mind for future return visits to Dublin.
OMG - best stay ever
My girlfriend and me stayed in the Sheldon Park Hotel for 4 nights at the beginning of April. After we booked it, we noticed some of the reviews and we nearly changed our minds. However it turned to be the best trip ever. The hotel is lovely and cosy, the staff is most friendly and helpful, the leisure centre is superb, the hotel was not noisy at all and the tram station is located just 3 minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel is located in a very quiet area, and there is a McDonalds just across the road.
Thank you Sheldon for the lovely stay.
Very Bad Stay
I paid €120 for a one night stay for a double room including breakfast, and definately did not give me value for money.I booked via credit card and requested a room with a view from the front of the building. What I got was something different.
On arrival, I was 'greeted' by a very stuck up receptionist, who vaguely stated the location of our room and pointed in the direction of the lift. Our room was a disgrace. Inside, the carpet was filthy and the room smelt of damp. Our presses were dusty and obviously not cleaned. Our bathroom was unreal. The towel rack was coming away from the wall, the was no toilet roll and the tap was woming out of the sink. We stayed in November 2004 so it was quite chilly but the room was extremely cold so we had to heat our room with the steam from the shower, what a waste of water!! NO HEATING, we needed extra blankets on the bed that night! As I walked to the window, the net curtains were dirty and had a number of holes in them, and the view was of the dump and scrapyard next to the hotel.
I went to complain to the management but the manager had left for the day and nobody was able to facilitat a room change for us! I had to stay in theroom for the night, all the while with the overly load live music playing directly under us! 2 days after depature, I wrote a letter of complaint via email and got a prompt reponse from managment, who overlyapologised for the state of our room, and offered us an upgrade to a suite on our next visit at no extra cost.
But there mistake and lack of clean and up to standard tiny rooms have cost them this customer!!!!!!!!
Ok i arrived here late for a business meeting the next day but although the welcome was friendly from there it went down hill
Checked into my room, it was a smoking room and stank of smoke.
Down to reception to ask for a non smoking room- non were available
Sorry isnt ireland non smoking now ?
Back to the smoky room and the lumpy bed, the phone unplugged from the wall and the filthy net curtain.
After a nights ok sleep, took a shower and couldnt believe it was a tiny cold trickle of water !
At breakfast (which was fine) my colleagues complained the their rooms were freezing. My boss in a non smoking room complained of the cold room and was brought a portable heater. When this didnt work he asked to be moved and was .... to a non smoking room- which for me 3 hours earlier they didnt have.
We then went to our meeting room and this too was freezing. So we asked for a portable heater and they brought the one that my boss had the night before that didnt work !
Lunch in the bar was good i have to say and after complaining to the manager he gave us a discount
Would i stay here again- never
There are some great hotels in this city, this isnt one of them.
Room with a view!
The industrial site location means you should forget having a view, but you should know that before you book. The hotel itself is well laid out and quite impressive in the lobby. It has ample parking. The bar and restaurant food is excellent ( and reasonably priced) including the breakfasts. Live entertainment and wedding functions could mean you could be disturbed by the noise so choose a room at the rear of the hotel or ask for a quiet room. Rooms are spacious especially the family rooms. Taxis to Dublin centre are about 12 euro each way. Parking in Dublin can cost 20 euro a day. The new LUAS trams due to open soon will provide cheap and easy access to Dublin. Staff were always very friendly and helpful. Leisure Centre is a bonus and free for guests.
Stayed on the second floor, where the majority of the rooms are, these rooms were small with a sloping ceiling and small window. The first night we were disturbed by loud music and people from a wedding party so we moved rooms to the back of the hotel. This was much quieter but overlooked the kitchen bins and an industrial estate. We also had cooking smells from the kitchen below us. The room was quite stuffy as the window was small and there was no air conditioning. The bathroom had no window or fan that worked and the shower just dribbled water most of the time with the occasional burst of warm water. There was inadequate cleaning of the room. The main road is very busy so there is quite a lot of traffic noise at the front and side of the hotel, this combined with the frequent functions means the hotel is often very noisy. There are frequent buses into the centre but these are often full and take about 30 minutes because of the traffic. Car parking in the centre is very expensive. However the new tram service is due to start at the end of August 2004, this is only a short walk away and should mean a quicker journey into the centre. Children (including 16 year olds) are only allowed in the swimming pool until 5:30pm weekdays and 8pm weekends. The pool shuts at 10pm weekdays and 8pm weekends. The restaurant was good and the staff there were friendly.
Too far from the city
Stayed at the Sheldon Park in early March 2004 - the room quality was fine (and quite spacious) as a family room travelling with 2 adults and 2 children. Bathroom hadn't been cleaned properly and there were cigarette burns on one of the blankets and on the carpet (for a non-smoking room I thought this funny). Location is not the best being a little way out of Dublin - for those unfamiliar with the bus/transportation system the different places where bus routes leave from in the city can be confusing, so we had to catch taxi's most days of our stay. Be aware for anyone travelling with young children that this place has a function room and on our first night at the Sheldon Park there was a wedding and the music was quite loud and could easily disturb any light sleepers. There was also live music on the other two nights, but that was in bar further from our room, so wasn't as bad. I probably wouldn't stay at this hotel again.
I organized a family group of 32 to stay overnight in conjunction with a function in the city. The Hotel was first class, no overcharging, food great, service excellent, staff friendly, quick responce to request for taxi at a reasonably cost. We will be back again, Edward Horkan.