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Perfect start to our Ireland Honeymoon
We arrived at the Hampton Hotel (formerly the Sachs Hotel) shortly after arriving in Dublin for our honeymoon. It was just a bit outside the city center, but the hotel more than made up for this fact. The outside of the hotel is absolutely beautiful and is in a very nice area known as Donnybrook. We were greeted by very friendly staff at the reception desk who offered us a room upgrade for being on our honeymoon and directed us to our room. The elevator was a bit shocking as it had a pull to open door and was a bit small. The hallways were also a bit tight, but this was more than made up for in the huge room! Our room had a very large king size bed, a very large (42 inch) flat screen tv, above an electric (in wall) fireplace. The bathroom had a large shower with tub and nice heated tile flooring with heated towel rack. Not to mention that both the room and bathroom were immaculate. We were thrilled with our room. We did have about a 6 block walk into the city center, but couldn't bring ourselves to mind it as we were so happy with the hotel. There were a couple instances where we forgot to leave something up in the room and the front desk staff was more than happy to hold it for us, and when we accidentally blew a fuse with our converter, they took care of it right away. We will definitely be staying here again.
THE BEST HOTEL WE HAVE EVER STAYED IN! SUPERB!
My husband booked this hotel for us, as we wanted somewhere to stay after my long haul flight from Asia, before heading down to the West where we live. The airlines lost my bag, and I had a really rough journey as I was very ill so I was really hoping the hotel would be quiet and comfortable for some rest and relaxation. We arrived and the first impressions were extremely positive. Loads of parking space, and by far the nicest receptionist we have ever encountered. We were given a free upgrade, and the room itself was ridiculously luxurious for €89 a night! As others here have described, immaculate bathroom, remote control fire, huge telly, just lovely and most importantly, QUIET! Needless to say, the stay was hassle free, I was very well the next morning having rested so well, and my lost bag was delivered to the room without any problems. Lets hope the standard of this hotel remains the same and that it stays open for business for years to come! Excellent!
We only stayed one night as we were in Dublin for Springsteen. I picked this hotel as it was walking distance from the RDS and checked the reviews here prior to booking. We weren't disappointed. I have to say the staff are absolutely fantastic - helpful, friendly and always checking to see if you wanted a drink etc. The room was super although I have to say if they took a couple of pieces of furniture out, you wouldn't feel as if you had no room to swing a cat. However, that is a very minor point. The bathroom was really well proportioned and tasteful. And the telly - my husband thought that was great! The bar food was very good and if it had not been for the non-stop rain, I think sitting out on the verandah would have been great.
To me, it made a wonderful change to have your breakfast cooked to order and not from a buffet service. I am getting very fed up with this type of service in hotels. There was a very good selection and our full Irish was very tasty. My only complaint is that you were charged separately for the coffee which I found strange. I have never eaten breakfast in a hotel where coffee was extra.
Other than that, I thought this was a great place convenient for the RDS and access to the City Centre. I would definitely come again.
Friendly staff; reasonable rates
I've never reviewed a hotel before, but the hospitality extended to my friends and me by the staff of the Hampton Hotel motivated me to submit something after my recent trip to Dublin. The rooms were reasonably priced and well decorated, and the staff was extremely friendly. Just one of many examples from our trip was one morning when my friends and I spent about 45 minutes peppering the concierge with questions about restaurants, ferry schedules, etc; she went out of her way to be helpful and was cheerful at every turn.
Fantastic Gem in Dublin
Fantastic new hotel that surprised us in a very positive way.
When we first got in, reception was great, and staff was very helpful and welcoming (and that continued during all our stay).
The room was amazing - very boutique style decor, very good taste. Bed was wonderful - extremely confortable. The bathroom was big and the shower was great. Everyhting very clean, good amenities.
For our pleasant surprise, we had a big LCD TV in the room (50" probably) and our own fireplace (electrical, but very nice).
Digital and efficient air conditioning too.
Used room service and the staff was really helpful (customized my sandwich as I wanted).
The public areas of the hotel are also very well decorated.
Needed help from the staff a couple of times and they were amazing - what bus to take, changed money for coins when we needed, even printed a google map for us to go to Croke Park! We needed to download our pics from the camera, and as the hotel has no business center, staff offered to do it for us!!! Amazing service.
Location: it's not at the city center, but that can be easily solved - a 5 min bus ride, or a 30 min walk. It's located in a very nice and beautiful area of the city.
We defintely considered, at the end of our stay, Hampton was a top-end hotel for the price of a middle class hotel. Would centainly stay there again and recommend.
Very Impressed with the Hampton
I have just returned from a one night stay in the Hampton in Donnybrook while attending a seminar in UCD. Very close to UCD for anyone interested. A lovely hotel, VERY clean and modern with a lovely atmosphere. As per previous reviewers, the room was very well appointed, large bathroom, great bed and again very modern. I had bar food in the evening and it was great. However, my only criticism was that I had to go to the bar to ask for the menu, after waiting 15 minutes at a table and waited another 25 mintues for someone to take my order! It was however worth the wait. Breakfast in the morning was good. All of the staff were pleasant and friendly and the Hotel must be complimented on them! Really enjoyed my stay in the Hampton and its location to the RDS and Landsdowne Road for shows and games is excellent. Would highly recommend the Hampton and would definitely, return there again!
First time in the hotel and was majorly impressed, the staff are friendly,knowledgeable and happy to help with any questions and directions.
The rooms are beautiful, very new boutique property which totally exceeded my expectations. We ate in the bar, dinner and breakfast, exceptional value for the standard of food and service also excellent. Not a bad word to say. Would def return to this hotel for business and pleasure visits.
Needs a good manager fast. Hotel lets itself down with lots of annoying problems.
I was really looking forward to staying at the Hampton, but i left the hotel frustrated. Firstly the staff have no local knowledge, when i rang to get directions from 0.5km away, they had to go on the internet to get my directions, (the incorrect ones i might add.) The hotel itself is lovely with a gorgeous outside terrrace, and the rooms are fab and very clean. The staff are all exceptionally friendly, but behind the smiles there is zero knowledge. You almost avoid asking them for anything, because it becomes such an effort to get what you want ,( I mean the basics, like some white toast please!)
With very little work (maybe some basic staff training) , and a good manager who has a visible presence, it could be a fabulous hotel but it just lets itself down. When we attempted to have breakfast on the terrace on one morning of our stay, a staff member started power hosing the footpath in front of us, spraying our breakfast with water. It was this sort of lack of 'cop on' that ruined the stay for me. The breakfast was big diassapointment for me. None of it is buffet style so you don't get to see the selection available. We ordered a full irish and a bowl of museli. We had these finished before the toast arrrived, and it just adds hassle to your breakfast , having to ask for everything and wait for its arrival. We were in no rush, but i imagine if you were , you would end up leaving without half of your breakfast because by the time everything arrives at the table, most people would have eaten breakfast ten times. All in all a big let down, made worse by the fact that it could be gorgeous, with a few changes..
If you travel with your car this is the place where you have to go. Parking is free and safe.
A part the hotel is very nice the receptionist vey helpfull.The hotel is quite far from the center town specially if you wanna walk like we did, otherwise there is a bus stop in forn the hotel and with 3.20 euros you go and come back from the city center.The room was big and the bed too. Nice TV flat screen and a fake fire place electronic....
My traveling party and I stayed here for one night, and overall, we all agreed that the facilities and service were wonderful. Yes, it is located about a 20-minute walk into the city center, but I was well aware of that prior to booking the reservation; we utilized a cab to get into town, and split four ways, it was about 3 Euros a person. On the other hand, there were so many more pros to consider like the free parking, great decor, super service, comfortable and clean facilities. For our needs, this hotel delivered.
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My flight arrives early in the morning, and the hotel that I'm considering has a check-in time of 1600 (4 p.m.) I'm wondering if it's standard in Dublin for hotels to offer a secure luggage room, so I can drop my bags and go tour the city before checking in (probably early evening). The websites I'm checking don't mention it.
Hope I'm doing this right; this is my first VT post.
Re: Luggage room?
Welcome to VT!
Individual hotels may or may not offer you the opportunity to leave your lugage before you formally check-in. It is best to email the hotel directly and check with them.
Equally, there may or may not be a secure luggage room,....many hotels simply keep luggage within view of the main desk.
If your hotel won't accept luggage before check-in, there are facilties at the airport (not ideal, I agree).....and I'll check if there are others......
Re: Luggage room?
I belive the left luggage facility at Connolly railway station is no longer available, although an internet cafe nearby did offer the service:
Not sure whether the facilites at the bus station are still available.
Let's hope your hotel is willing to keep your luggage prior to check-in. You do understand, of course, that this is all security-related.
Re: Luggage room?
Thanks for the prompt and helpful reply. I was hoping to avoid a transatlantic phone call (I can't find an email address for the hotel), but of course it will be best to ask the hotel directly.
Re: Luggage room?
I'm sure they'll have an email. Let me know which hotel it is and I'll check for you.
Re: Luggage room?
Of course it's best to check with your hotel but I've never stayed anywhere that they wouldn't let me store luggage either before or after I've checked in. Larger hotels tend to have a room to store it in, smaller hotels sometimes store it at the desk. In either case I never leave anything in it I can't afford to lose-passports, money, camera, etc.
Re: Luggage room?
I'm afraid I've stayed at several places in the UK & Europe which would not store my bag prior to check-in. No problems when I checked-out.
It obviously depends on the individual place, and I suppose smaller hotels/b&bs are likely to have less space available and thus be unwilling to do so.
Re: Luggage room?
Just to add there is a left luggage section in Bus Aras and on the quays in teh Easy Internet Cafe :)