Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley
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Mark's turn for an entry! (but I still got to do some editing - Gill)
We all manage to sleep to nearly 7. Gill woke up still crook, Pat & Reilly itching to watch more TV even though most shows were speaking Irish/Gaelic. It's amazing how shows like Dora the Exlporer and SpongeBob can still hold their attention even when they can't …
Everyone up and ready, breakfast, yummy cooked breakfast, quick petrol stop, and then off to Cahir Castle.
It poured with rain off and on all of the way there and rained a bit when we got there, but not too bad. It even stopped for a little bit!
The boys again enjoyed running around all over the castle and climbing up and down the …
... Long Room was something very special, and I'm thrilled I got to see it.
I left Trinity College and headed to Dublin Castle. Although 'castle' conjures images of enormous, grey, medieval fortifications, Dublin Castle is actually more of a palace. It reminded me of the Imperial Apartments in Vienna more than anything. I did a quick walk though the grounds before heading to the Chester Beatty Library.
I'd been told by a few people not to miss the ...
... Phoenix Park with the Nelson Monument, and past the Jameson distillery. We thought about doing the Jameson but opted against it in the end. We hopped off the bus at Ha'penny bridge (used to cost a half penny to cross) and went into Temple Bar to have a look around and find somewhere for some dinner.
We went into the Old Storehouse on the back of it actually having free seats because everything was already packing out and it was only ...
So, up not so bright but early in order to walk (yet again in the cold - Dublin is nothing if not consistent) across the bridge back to the bus stop to catch the 747 bus to the airport. This afforded us an opportunity for another first on the trip - riding a double decker bus. Brandon had never ridden one before, so we stowed our bags and walked upstairs for the twenty minute ride to the terminal.
Upon arriving at the airport, we went to use the automatic check ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley Dublin
I went to this hotel September this year with two of my girlfriends. Thought the hotel looked great at first, really clean and contemporary recpetion area. We arrived at around 7am after a long drive to Wales and then a trip on the ferry to Dublin, so were pretty tired as you can imagine. When we got there we produced our booking reference (all booked through expedia) and gave our name. They could not find our reservation, so we gave all of our names, still no luck. Despite having paid already, we were made to feel like we shouldn't be there and had made up this reservation! Eventually after spelling all of our names AND again reminding them it was booked through Expedia - they found it, under an expedia booking in the name we had originally said.
Great 'new' hotel
The hotel had just opened when i stayed. I stayed on the second night they were open and then again later that week.
I found the hotel to be very comfortable and welcoming, the staff were friendly and the room very clean.
I was put off slightly by the early wake up call of the work men but this was to be expected!
I had room service and the wait was not that long and the food was divine!! It was well presented and the staff were all courteous!!
Definintely worth a stay!
I never had the chance to experience the leisure facilities as these were yet to open whilst i stayed.
I recently stayed at the "NEW" clarion hotel @ liffey valley and was extremely disappointed with the location and the hotel in general has a very clinical feel to it, initial impression is of a medical clinic or very large office block. For those of you who dont know dublin this hotel is in situated in the middle of a very suburban area, it is right on the main N4 which is the west road out of dublin. Not to bad in terms of Liffey valley shopping centre is next door and the rooms were clean and relatively comfortable.
But not worth the money in my opinion, no real atmosphere in bar and reastaurant or among staff.
One of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. We didn't sample the food as we dined in town or in the shopping centre. The beds were very comfortable and the room decor really lovely. As has already been said the shopping centre is across the road and also there is a regular bus service to the city centre. Took all the hassle out of staying in Dublin and would definitely stay there again. The leisure centre is a huge plus and enticed us to stay an extra night.
The hotel is spotless rooms clean and bathroom lovely.The leisure centre is very good.Staff we not hugely helpfull at reception.
This is an excellent, well situated hotel with easy access to Dublin City,Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, surrounding areas and access to/from the airport.The rooms were clean and modern and staff very accommodating.My children were especially impressed with the leisure pool and swam every day.
The breakfast was impressive with much choice and service good.We ate Dinner in the restaurant and although the menu and food was good the service was considerably slow,usually taking 2hours from start to finish.
I would definitely recommend this hotel,providing you have a car and would stay again.
Great hotel for shopping!
This is an excellent hotel. We paid 119Eur per room per night B&B for 3 adults. The breakfast was delicious and plenty of it. The rooms were very clean and very spacious.
A great hotel for shopping - the new Dundrum shopping centre is only 15 mins away and Liffey Valley is on your doorstep.
I would definitely stay here again.
Spent one day and night here and found the bedrooms, corridors and conference rooms far too hot. Air conditioning not adjustable in bedrooms.
Breakfast at 7.45 am was totally overcrowded but food good.
Leisure centre nice.
Building sites in front of bedrooms.
Ideally situated for travel to/from west of Ireland but overall, only middling.
Expected more from reading previous reviews.
Excellent new business hotel
Just newly opened hotel on the outskirts of Dublin in an excellent location if you are travelling down the country or up to Dublin for business.While the hotel is not fully operational it impressed me with the standards of its bedroom and its staff and would seem to be an very impressive facility when completed..It also has what seems like an excellent leisure facility opening shortly,they said mid May.It is a hotel I will use again and with prices at 99 euro per night at the moment it is great value.
This is a new hotel, we stayed on the second night the hotel was open. There were a few teething problems but in general we had a very nice stay. The good points are they have proper beds, not zipped up the middle, nice bathrooms with deep tubs and although not quite working yet the rooms have plug and play broadband and also wifi. Room service took about 30 minutes but was well worth the wait, the best hotel food I've ever had. Breakfast in the room was good too, this is one of very few hotels to get the breakfast order right, the food was also hot including the toast. There were a few glitches with the hotel just being opened but all were dealt with very professionally by the staff who took great interest in the few negative comments I had. The rooms are beautiful and the staff very attentive and friendly. Although the Clarion brand is not consitant this is by far one of the better hotels. Would definatley recommed this hotel.