More about Clarion Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley
good value/far from down town
Clarion Liffey Valley is a nice large modern american style hotel and a very good deal for the money. It has a dinning room, nice bar and even a spa. It is a easy 20 minutes bus ride to down town Dublin by ridding bus #25A. Be sure to take this bus (#25A), the other bus takes over a hour to down town Dublin; ask the front desk clerk for directions to the bus stop. If you are looking to stay in downtown Dublin; or in a place with a lot todo around it at night, do not stay here.
Robbie Williams Weekend
4 of us stayed at the Clarion Liffey Valley over the weekend when we came over from the UK to see Robbie Williams play at Croke Park. The hotel is a way out of the City Centre, so you need to be prepared for delays if you are planning on spending plenty of time visiting the usual tourist sites. The hotel was fully booked for the whole weekend as Robbie Williams, The Eagles and Guns & Roses were all playing in Dublin during the 3 days we visited. Most of the staff we met, with the exception of the Concierge and a couple of the waitresses were Polish and at times were under a good deal of language pressure from a demanding public. On the whole, the service was average - the exception being the Concierge who deserved Gold Stars for going out of his way to get us transport down to Croke Park and being very pro-active about our return trip to the Airport. Both times he advised and booked us reliable journeys and was full of useful and welcome advise. Long Queues to check in and check out with only 1 person on reception was'nt really acceptable for such a busy weekend but on the whole, the service should be classed as 'OK'. The hotel has no air conditioning and over the weekend the temperatures were well above the norm - the room was stifling hot - Electric Fan available upon request. There is also plenty of traffic noise from the motorway that runs parallel to the hotel so if your not used to this, then be prepared for sleepless nights. On one side of the hotel there is also a building site which is pretty noisy, so don't expect a peaceful lay-in, if you stay Monday to Friday!. On the whole though the hotel is modern and the rooms are very clean, comfortable and well serviced. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to an apartment and also got a Lounge with TV and kitchen - although we did'nt use it because we spent most of our time in the City. Getting to and from the City Centre - walk down to the Liffey Valley Retail Park and go into a newsagent and get yourself a bus pass. 3 day pass was about 10 Euro's each (adult). Journey times vary from between 25 minutes to 45 minutes depending on traffic / time of day. Alternatively, Taxi costs about 20 Euro's and takes about the same length of time. We also used the the Bar area in the hotel and had 2 good meals there (Asian Cuisine - mainly curry's), the service was very fast. Also, next door to the hotel there is a trendy cocktail bar / restaurant which is a nice place to relax and wind down if you don't want to be restricted to the hotel bar environment. As for the City, Dublin is great, the people are fantastic and we will be coming back!.
More Liffey Valley than Dublin!
At E99 a room per night on the hotel's own website, this is a reasonably priced hotel of excellent standard. It is so far out of Dublin however that I wouldn't recommend it unless you have a car.
The hotel still has a newish feel and the decor and ambience of reception and bedrooms is above average. Cannot comment on the restaurant as we didn't eat there but could recommend Joel's Restaurant a five minute drive away on the N7. We also tried the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre for dining but found mainly fast food outlets and nothing we could recommend, not even for breakfast.
Only two negatives concerning the hotel was the lack of any TV sports channels and the noise in the bedroom corridor. We had room 205 which was at the start of the corridor so we had some rather noisey guests passing by our door for most of the night. Request a room at the other end of the corridor and enjoy a good nights sleep in an otherwise excellent hotel.
Best Hotel in the World!!
I can not say how much I loved this hotel…
Rooms: Spacious even for three people, clean, the beds are amazing and new, room safe, mini bar, internet, huge bathroom, and free spa items.
Staff: the staff were so nice and accommodating, everyone greets you with a smile and can answer any question.
Location: ok so it is about 20 mins outside of Dublin, at first we thought this was bad but it is kind of nice to be in a private area outside of the city. There is a bus stop about 5 mins. walk (you can see it from the hotel) and the city center is the last stop on the bus. There is a mall in walking distance with lots of stores, movie theater and a few restaurants (pizza Hut). The restaurant in the hotel is wonderful but expensive, then they also have a bar that offers Japanese food that was really good, but if you want your sox knocked off then go to the restaurant next to the hotel Lemongrass, their Japanese food was to die for. Also there is a bar called cheers that served burgers and steaks at a reasonable price but you better dress nicely they have a dress code that they stick too.
The thing that was the best about this hotel is the free spa that you get to use as you stay there. The pool, sauna, steam room and workout room was incredible we absolutely loved it!!! It was so relaxing to stay at this hotel.
The hotel is far from the city but that is actually what we loved about it, we could relax at the hotel then take a short bus ride in and get to see more of Dublin, I will ABSOLUTLY stay at Clarion Liffey again.
My husband and i were given a weekend trip to Dublin as a wedding present and we only stayed because the accomodation was already paid for and our friend would not have been able to get a refund.
I have worked in hospitality for 12 years and never have i come across such rude staff and poor service. We had to wait hours for our room to be ready and when it was our mini bar was unstocked, as in NOTHING in the fridge. Our bags were held in the office for us until the room was ready and then my husband had to go in and fish them out himself while 2 staff looked on asking if he knew which one was his.
Out of 2 tv's in the room only one got a partial picture and then when we asked for someone to please look at it we had to wait 2 hours.
On our 2nd night we decided to order room service instead of going out as the cost for taxi's to and from the hotel was getting expensive because its quite a bit out of the town. We ordered our food at 8pm and were told that there might be wait as the restaurant was very busy, which was fine until 2 hours later and we still didn't have any food. After calling room service and it ringing out once then being hung up on we eventually got someone in reception who couldn't even find the order we had made. Eventually another half hour later we got our food (on the house) which was cold and dry and tasted like it had been sitting under some heat lamps for about 2 and a half hours!!! (which it no doubt was)
The restaurants had no atmosphere and lloked like a bad DIY/interior design job. One morning for breakfast we had to wait 15 minutes to get milk to put in the already cold coffee we had ordered.
This hotel had no strusture of business at all. No one knew what they were doing and this was blatant. I hope for their sakes they have gotten better at running a hotel because our experience there was appalling. We fell in love with Dublin and it was such a shame that we had to stay at that awful hotel.
WARNING TO YOU ALL...DO NOT STAY THERE!!
Amazing hotel, friendly staff, great pool, gorgeous food very clean, large modern room, right next to huge shopping center, slightly out of dublin center but a short bus ride from outside the hotel about 90 pence and returns at silly hours of the morning. Be aware of really rough estate about a mile opposite the hotel, dont get the wrong bus or you will have to sit with the residents lol and thats not a nice experience!. Bar next to the hotel very nice but a bit pricy, great to have a night there then stunble back to the hotel across the road. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, but expecially good if you want to take your lady like i did ;-)
Lovely, clean hotel
Stayed here for a package weekend. We were very happy with the rooms, restaurant, bar but seen as its fairly new it would have to be. Rooms were very spacious with nice decor, bathroom a lovely size and perfectly clean. Beds extremely comfortable and plenty of storage space in the room also.
Breakfast was buffet style so plenty to chose from for all tastes.
The Hotel is reasonably quiet at night and within easy reach of the city centre plus the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is also within walking distance of the Hotel.
Would stay there again as the rooms are lovely and the Hotel itself is quite relaxing.
Lovely Modern Hotel - Great value
We stayed in the Clarion for the May Bank Holiday weekend. The rooms were lovely - very clean and modern. Any staff we were in contact with were friendly and professional, overall the hotel was great value and we cou;d not complain about anything. The Pool & jaccuzzi were lovely and my husband said the gym was one of the best he has been to. The location beside Liffey Valley S.C and 5min drive from Blanchardstown S.C is excellent. If you were going to Dublin shopping there would be no need to go into the city as these two shopping centers have all the best shops of the city center anyway. However, if you do wish to go into the city, have a car and want to avoid taking the bus I would recommend driving 5mins down the M50 to the next slip road (RED COW ROUNDABOUT). Go to the far side of the roundabout and you will see the LUAS stop and carparking. You are able to park and ride. Carparking is only €4 FOR 24hrs and the LUAS about €3.50 return. We found this to be excellent as it stops right outside the Jervis S.C on Henry Street and is handy for Temple Bar etc. It was very handy and was a safe clean way to travel. Overall we enjoyed our stay and will definetly return!!
Fab food, brill shopping nearby!
We stayed at the Liffey Valley in May 06 with our baby daughter. The rooms were perfect with big cosy beds and lovely bathrooms. Free car parking and felt quite safe to leave car there. Didn't get to leisure facilities but would highly recommend both restaurants in hotel. We really loved the thai food. Breakfast was great too. There is also a beautiful restaurant right next to hotel called Lemongrass. Liffey Valley shopping centre is a short stroll away and has all the big high street shops you could want. We had a brilliant time and will definately go back to this hotel anytime we go to Dublin. Only downside is that it is not in the centre of Dublin but you would be lucky to get such a great hotel for the price in the centre.
Hotel on the outskirts of Dublin
Is anyone familiar with the Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley, the address is: Liffey Valley Complex, Dublin, IE 22. We were thinking about stay there when we visit Dublin because the price is so great for a nice hotel. Does anyone know about the bus routes from this area into the center of Dublin? How often are the buses, how long is the bus ride, and until how late does it run? Also, what is the price of a taxi from this area to Dublin?
RE: Hotel on the outskirts of Dublin
Its really out of the way on the outskirts. Better do a accomodation search here.
The Liffey Valley Shopping Centre has over 75 retailers including South Beach - Ireland's first food court. The range of services are second to none: family car parking (3000 spaces); a creche; family toilets; parent and baby rooms; bottle and baby food warming in South Beach food court; and free little tikes cars, children's reins and buggy loan service from the Customer Service Centre. Liffey Valley has Dublins first C&A outlet and Dublins first out of town Marks and Spencer. For disabled shoppers, car parking has been allocated as well as Ireland's first Shop mobility facility, which provides free wheelchair and electronic scooter loan. All public areas are designed for wheelchair use. Dublin Tourism Member.
Phone 01 6233300
Directions ON the N4, main Galway Road where it crosses the M50. Between Lucan and Palmerstown. Buses from Middle Abbey Street are 25, 25A, 67, 67A and 66.
RE: RE: Hotel on the outskirts of Dublin
If you don't have a problem getting buses or taxi's in and out of the city the would be fine, as mentioned it is situated in Liffey Valley shopping center and is beside the Ark bar and restaurant. I normally travel this route into the city and it is well served by buses as mentioned above and a bus ride from there to the city center should take 20mins. Try this link for timetables just tap in one of the bus route numbers they all pass liffey valley 25, 25A, 67, 67A, 66, 66A, 66B ;
The route is well served by the Nitelinks (late night bus service) which depart the city every 30mins between 12.30am and 4.30am Friday and Saturday night they are not as frequent during the week and don't run on a sunday night at all, again check the dublin bus website here for the 25N, 66N or 67N;
A taxi from there to the city center takes about 15mins and should cost around 15 euro.
Just to re-state you are a bit out from the city center but if that doesn't bother you getting in and out shouldn't be an issue.
RE: RE: Hotel on the outskirts of Dublin
Thanks for the info! Happy travels.