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... close the doors. Eve and I figure there must be some more bus stops up the road for this bus so we walk to the next one...still can't board the bus. So we walk up the street to the next one. We are in luck at the next bus as we are among the few people to fit on board. We have to stand but we are OK with that since it's taken more than 45 minutes to get on a bus. At the mob bus stop, our bus is rushed by then drunken and foolish. Our bus driver stops the bus and shouts ...
... meet their travel accomodations to London. Those of us who took the ferry very much underestimated the walking distance and would highly recommend taking a cab to anyone who thinks walking is a good idea in the future. The ferry set sail mid afternoon and we are on our way to London! We will post more in the coming days of our adventures there!
Author's note: More pictures to come, internet stuff is difficult, so is time away from beer :)
... walking distance from the Convention Center you’ll find this delicious
bistro to be cozy and intimate.
Everything on the menu is quality and for dessert you must try their
coconut rice pudding in plum sugar and milk…yum! Makes me crave another go just
writing about it.
... Michael sitting at the end of her bed. Thankfully the Queen is well practiced in small chit-chat, which developed trust before cleverly asking Michael if he'd like a cigarette. The Queen phoned for a cigarette "for the man at the end of my bed". Then obviously he was taken away but only charged with stealing, the wine and biscuits, as at that time Buckingham Palace wasn't a 'designated site' so he wasn't trespassing as such...According to the Aussie guide who told me ...
... were free and then the cost £70 pound f--k. Anyway we make the decision go Ieave the car and our luggage minus passports here. Lisa has brought a blanket to cover the bags so people won't know that there are bags in the car. Sure!
We head to the station for the train and the first of many steps for the day. Whoo hoo I just love steps!
We are on the train but we have to get off this train and get another train to the get the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Beacon Dublin
Extremely stylish, modern hotel, love it!
Stayed here with my boyf. Had a great time, can't fault it. Has to be the best room I've ever seen. Style, Style , Style!! Great atmosphere in the bar. Fabulous hotel, will definitely stay here again.
I chose the Beacon for a 2 night get away from the kids first time since they were born 4 years ago. The accomodation was cheapest i could find and i wasnt disappointed Far from it! This hotel is a 4* and complete luxury.
You walk in the revolving doors and are greeted with a lovely modern setting,low lighting.The staff were very welcoming and the checkin was quick and easy.
You are given your key card which you use in the lift or it doesnt work this is for added security. The lifts themselves are decorated with leather studded walls and wall lights very different.
Rooms what can i say other than gorgeous!!!!! We stayed in a queen suite which had a lovely bathroom deep bath excellent tiling and Bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. The shower is lovely always hot water. The rest of the room had a LCD Flat screen television with free channels. Again very modern in its design white crisp walls,sheets and leather sofa.
Nice discreet wardrobe, ironing facilities, free tea and coffee. There was a Mini bar this was automatically added to your bill when an item was removed how clever!!
We decided to get a taxi from the airport as we arrived in the evening this was expensive €40 but did only take 20mins.
Yes the hotel is on an Industrial estate and there is some building work going on in the local area but didnt affect our sleep at the end of feb!
The nearest LUAS stop is 10 minutes walk and the LUAS itself was €4 return which took 15mins to get to St Stephens Green which is central. It passes the Dundrum shopping centre which also has a multi screen cinema.
All in all we enjoyed staying at the Beacon and it is nice to get away from the hussle and bussle of the city centre!
Would recommend the hotel to all.
Honeymooned at the Beacon
We have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Beacon Hotel. Our honeymoon!! The room was fantastic, decorated beautifully & well equipped. Food, both breakfast & evening meals excellent.
The only downful was the noise from the ongoing building works next door which woke us very early every morning and the lact of public transport in the local area (10 - 15 minute walk to Luas, tram service).
Had a few problems with the lift not working using our entry card resulting in us having to re-activate our card, but otherwise a very pleasant stay
Great hotel for business stays
I have just returned form two nights stay a teh Beacon.
Funky moderm and sate of the art decor. Great lobby. Bar and restaurant great design and layout but a little small for a hotel of this size.
Heated terrace/ courtyard for smokers.
The rooms are the very cool and well above a foru star standard. Ironing board, white leathers sofas, light. Glass panel with restricted viewing though to the bahroom not very practical but bathroom with free standing Philip Starck bath tub and belgian sandstone is the best design I have ever seen in a hotel.
The location wasn't tthe best , in the middle of an area with heavy buildign but a very short taxi ride to the Luas and the highly acclaimed Dundrum Shopping centre.
The service from all members of staff was good.
Well worth the 110 euros for a double room.
Super funky hotel
The Beacon is one of Dublin's newest and hippest hotels. However it is in a (crrently) dreadful location in Sandyford Industrial Estate where construction is ongoing, so be prepared for a lot of hard hats & safety barriers in the area. During the day, it's most visible but at night when you look out of the window, the lights of Dublin city twinkle merrily before you!
The hotel is a completely new departure for the area - there's no patterned bedspreads or teak veneer wardrobes in the bedroom, and the bar/restaurant areas have to be seen to be believed!!!
We stayed in Room 503 which was a huge executive king room looking out over the city. I loved the room - it was white and cream and the focus was an enormous bed with a red velvet recessed headboard. The bathroom was incredible (and I want it in my house) - the biggest freestanding bath I've ever seen, an enormous shower cubicle and a gorgeous sink.
Food in the My Thai restaurant was exquisite, with equally excellent service. Breakfast was served in the same restaurant but wasn't up to the same standard - the food wasn't too hot in temperature... not what you'd expect from such a lovely hotel.
All in all, it's in a great location just off the M50 & a stones' throw from both the LUAS and the new Dundrum Shopping Centre
Funkiest Hotel in Dublin!!
Just loved this Hotel we stayed last weekend and it is so close to Dundrum, the newest Shopping centre to take Dublin by storm and we were able to get the Luas in to the City although the Bar and restaurant in the Hotel were so good we did not want to leave.
The rooms had gorgeous baths with plasma TV's in the bedrooms and were the height of luxury and comfort! Cant wait to go back !!!!
First Class accomodation
We were attending a trade fair for four days in dublin, we stayed at the beacon hotel for just two nights.
Although tricky to find being situated on an industrial estate, it was well worth the trouble.
Absolutly stunning hotel in every way, the lobby, bar, dinning room, terrace, bedrooms all first class, and the food is exquisite, mostly asian cuisine, makes my mouth water just to think about it.
The bedrooms were immaculate, ive stayed in the westbury hotel in dublin, which is an old hotel of excellence, well the beacon is of the same standard.
The staff were polite and very helpful, i really had no complaints at all.
A busy hotel with the public dropping in to eat drink and socialise.
Try it you wont regret the experience.
We've only just got back from 2 nights B & B at The Beacon having booked it based on reviews from TripAdvisor. Overall the staff are very friendly and professional and the hotel is unusual and has some good trendy features such as the foyer with the bed in it and oversized furniture aptly positioned around the hotel. However it leaves a lot to be desired for a 4 star new hotel. Having had difficultly in actually finding the hotel as it was so far outside Dublin the 8 cranes surrounding it made it stand out in the industrial estate where it is located. The whole area in which it is located is a building site and suitably noisey. We booked a nonsmoking king size executive room with a good view but our room smelled heavily of smoke and overlooked a tile warehouse and car dealership (allbeit Mercedes). When we complained it was listed as non smoking and no other king size rooms were available. We went to switch on the aircon to freshen the room in this new 4 star hotel to discover there was no air con in any of the bedrooms! We couldn't stand the road noise when tried opening the windows. In the bar drinks and the atmosphere were good but the food we had at lunch time in the restaurant I had to send back and have changed. Had breakfast in our room and in the restaurant - not much diffence as both poor. Wouldn't stay again.
We have just spent two nights at The Beacon. It really is a beautiful hotel. The rooms are the nicest I've ever stayed in. We had an executive room on the fifth floor, although the hotel is set in an unattractive area of town the views from our room were amazing - we could even see the sea. At night Dublin looked beautiful with all the lights. The location wasn't at all bad though, we were close to the station and not far from the centre. Also we were very close to Dundrum which is currently adding to its shopping centre so that it will soon be the biggest in Europe.
One whole wall of the room was glass so it was lovely and bright. The decor was really modern and attractive. The standards of cleanliness were not a problem. The bathrooms are amazing. The service from all members of staff was excellent - the desk staff, the bar staff, the cleaners, the restaurant staff all were great. The rooms are well equiped with all the usuals but also plasma tvs, internet access and an iron and board.
The bar and restaurant are well worth a visit.
We have really enjoyed our stay and hope we will return.
Very good hotel could be great
Stayed in an Executive Room at the Beacon. Rooms are absolutely superb and the best bathrooms this side of Dubai.
The whole hotel is very stylish with the bar and restaurant area of particular note. Only complaint would be the service. I ordered room service which did not come and when I phoned down to chase they said they would investigate and call me back. No one did. When I again phoned down they said that they had forgotten the order and were most apologetic. The restaurant could also improve in this area. Other criticisms - Flatscreen TV's too small and no electric points near the beds so you have to sit at the desk to use your laptop.
Would I stay there again ? - Absolutely because I'm sure the service issues will be ironed out as the hotel matures and the rooms and bathrooms really are very, very good.