Best Western Sheldon Park Hotel
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Hi everyone... this is Paul... I have hijacked the blog for tonight. Diane will be back tomorrow with a much better review. Dublin has been great so far. The trip here was long, it had some great experiences and some just OK experiences, but fortunately, nothing was too bad. We woke up at 1:30 AM on Thursday morning. Our driver showed up at 2:45 ( …
... for a tour. We met with the tutor and CEO about the school and also met with a man from the Craft Council, which funds the school. After that I went back to the hotel to relax and try to rest up for the reception at the Craft Center but once I laid down I was down for the evening and decided to sit it out (it's optional). My head cold is trying to kick me in the face. We head back for Dublin in the morning and then fly home Sunday ...
After enough partying - it's time to leave Dublin! I head south to Kilkenny - getting there way before I could check in! So, I dropped off my bags at the hotel and went to explore!! As my hotel is directly across the river from Kilkenny castle - it was a short dash ... But I stopped at Kitty's Cabin for a hot chocolate. The store owner was so nice ... He is from Scotland and only lived ...
... and we enjoyed watching the game and hearing the supporters cheering for their team. "Go Paddy!" was a popular cry from the stands. That night we got to Galway - it's a student town and this is where we would spend St Patricks day. The morning of St Patricks day we headed to watch the parade, we were told it's what all the locals do. The parade went for 45 minutes and had many different community groups showing their skills from the local ...
... got a language app, in the hope of learning a few words of Spanish before I hit South America, see how that goes, I can barely remember French. Well going to try and get some more sleep, long day tomorrow. Have never done back to back long flights before. But it's Emirates so expecting top notch, even if it is only economy. Not sure if I was meant to check in online or not. Will find out tomorrow. I guess. Later ...
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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
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.
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.
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.
Ok i arrived here late for a business meeting the next day but although the welcome was friendly from there it went down hill
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.
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.