More about Hilton Dublin Airport
Welcome Addition to Dublin Airport Area
The Hilton Dublin Airport is a welcome addition to Dublin Airport Area.
This new hotel is approx. 15 minutes drive from Dublin Airport.
There is not much to walk to in the Area only a Shopping Centre accross the road. However the hotel is relaxing and has excellent Bar Food available until 10 pm. The rooms and bathroom are comfortable and clean and warm . The hotel is mostly suitable for one or two nights. If depending on the shuttle bus you would want to allow plenty of time for your flight. The standard would be 4 Star. The staff are friendly and attentive.
It is not far away from the new Bewleys Hotel which is not bad also.
Good price, nice service, Clean, & the Hilton way
I did a quick 3 day weekend in Dublin, but wanted to do it without paying a lot for a Hotel. Most downtown hotels were over 180 Euro a night. I was lucky to get a room in the Hilton Dublin Airport for 88 Euro a night. (it was a prepay deal). I had a reservation for the standard room, but got a upgrade to a deluxe room.
I got what you would expect from a Hilton - the the airport shuttle was hard to find at the airport, but once on it was a quick 5 min ride.
Breakfast was good for the UK. with nice staff. All the staff was helpful and gave good travel tips.
There is a 24 hour Tesco across the intersection is a great tip to buy cheap food.
The room was a nice size but there is no real view! To get downtown it was a 20 min bus ride, for 1.60 Euro, and was easy to use. We also did a bus ride to the Malahaid castle. It was 15 min away.
No executive lounge or swimming pool.
Still undecided, but a comfortable stay!
I was over in Dublin recently for a long weekend, and due to the lack of accommodation in the city centre was forced to look towards the outskirts. The hotel is in a decent location, plenty of buses in to town, a shuttle to the airport and taxis in to town a plenty.
Whilst the hotel is situated at the junction of a major road, this does not become apparent once inside the hotel, it is strangely quiet. The room itself was of a good standard, clean and no faults to report.
We had dinner in the hotel and have to admit that it was excellent. My family runs a small hotel in Scotland (Alexandra Hotel, Ballater) and as such i often find it easy to criticise when comparing, however the quality of food was very high. I did find that there were some staff who were not trained fully, however this does not mean they were not very politie and willing to help.
I was a little concerned at the quality of the breakfast, especially when considering that it cost around 18 euros extra. I'm not sure this part of the hotel was value for money and would probably avoid having breafast and pick up something in town next time.
So all in all, if i had to stay here again i wouldn't say no, however i would prefer accommodation more central to the heart of Dublin next time.
Good for what it was
For those people complaining where the hotel is located - if they did any kind of research before booking they wouldn't have had any problems. Yes, it's not located next door to the tarmac - but it's not that far either. It is quite close to the city centre. If people wanted to stay in downtown Dublin then I have no idea why they chose to stay in the airport Hilton (note we did stay at the downtown Hilton in Dublin, and while it's not right downtown it's a 10 minute walk. Only bad thing is there is no air conditioning there - be warned!!). Not sure what they expected.
We arrived late and the person working the front desk could not have been more friendly or helpful. He arranged to have a taxi for us the next morning, answered all of our questions, and arranged a wake up call no problem. The room was large, spacious, modern, and the air conditioning was lovely after spending months in sweltering London. We were very pleased wtih the service and the amenities. Breakfast was good and there was a wide offering. Yes, it's expensive, but all breakfasts (especially a hot buffet style) is going to be expensive.
I am really surprised by the negative reviews on here. I'm not sure where they are staying, but I've definitely stayed in worse places than this one. I would stay here again.
Generally great but . . .
Just ended up here for slightly longer than expected during the airport security crisis. On balance I think the negative reviews here are a bit harsh.
First things first, location. If you want a holiday weekend in Dublin, don't go staying here - it's in the wrong place. Simple research should identify this. Go somewhere else, there's no shortage of choice.
OK, as an airport hotel? It's almost right. It does everything right except the shuttle bus service. Coming in from the airport, no problem. Hopped on the bus. 10 minutes later we're there. Going back? A very different story!
Arrived at reception at 10am, to be told the bus had just gone. "Did you book the bus sir?" Well no, I didn't know you had to book. The next bus? Not for another 45 minutes! Business travellers don't have 45 minute leeway to play with when checking in, it's ridiculous.
Hilton has a bit of a cheek here. If they're going to plonk an airport hotel 8-10 miles away, then they need a good bus service to compensate.
The simple message is :
1. Put two or even three buses on a constant cycle back and forth. It's a worthwhile investment - this is an airport hotel!
2. Tell your guests that you have to book the bus! A simple enough management issue. Perhaps this useful message could be appended to all the guff about washing towels.
If HIlton do this then this can become the airport hotel of choice, it's modern, smart, clean, spacious.
Both restaurant and breakfast are exorbitant. Bizarrely room service is better VFM.
One final comment about this supposedly dangerous area; I am not the person to comment on that, but anyone familiar with Dublin will know how rapidly and energetically the face of the City is being changed by such development. Like much of Dublin the area is in the middle of transformation. It seems a bit mean to gripe about this. Again, I feel contributors disappointed not to see Temple Bar outside their window are guilty of poor preparation. As it happened I had quite a nice view of the sea!
All was good except bus service.
For me this was a good hotel, not too far from airport and easy access to the city with a cab. A ride to city center is about 20Euro. The free airport shuttle is a bit of a pain in the butt. To airport no problem, but hen i had to go to airport was told to wait for 2 hours, for next free service as anything between 8am and 10am was booked for crew service. No one told me the night before, thoughi asked if i had too book in advance. Solution - GET ANOTHER MERCEDES BUS:) Good service in the restaurant, delicious food.
Good Property - not typical airport
This is a newer, very nice property. Guest room was large, typical business hotel accomodations. Good bedding and bath. Excellent broadband and desk has built-in US plug converter.
Beware that this property is NOT that close to the airport. The shuttle takes at least 10 minutes, but you typically need to wait 10-20 minutes at the airport for it to arrive; it is dispatched via your call to the property from the airport arrivals area. Bus service back to the airport is scheduled and requires a reservation. The shuttle holds only 7 guest, so you can be caught short without availability at your desired time.
A cab to the Dublin city center is about 15-20 Euro. A cab to Malahide is maybe 10-15 Euro. The hotel also offers a free evening shuttle to Malahide that leaves property at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 11 or 11:30. Lots of great dining in Malahide.
Breakfast is suitable at 14 Euro for continental or 19 Euro for full Irish. Note you can probably get breakfast included in your room rate for only 10 Euro add'l.
Great hotel - superb rooms - excellent hilton service - superb value
Loved this hotel - one simple phonecall and the free shuttle bus picked us up from the airport . check in very easy , reception staff excellent - reception area wellcoming , gorgeus bar and dining room - modern and friendly with a cosy feel .
excellent facilitys only thing missing in this hotel is a swimming pool
Our room was huge - massive king size bed , two double sofa beds, chaise lounge , desk area , television and entertainment area - superb bathroom . we where sleeping three but my sister and nephew joined us in our room to have room service and we had lots of room to relax and chill out - these really are great rooms ! beautifully furnished , very well designed - it felt like being a home !
the fluffy bathrobes where gorgeus and you get freebies in your room - we got 6 bottles of mineral water in our room and my sister had wine and fresh fruit in hers.
the hilton all in packages are excellent value - ie breakfast and evening meal from as little as £109 per couple for a weekend.
breakfast is 18 euros if you dont prebook but right across the road is a 24 hour Tesco metro that has a great resteraunt and the breakfast is superb from 4 euros to 9 euros . loved it !
tescos was also great for buying wine and beer for your room ( alcohol sold during licenscing hours only ) and fill up on snacks for your room . The wine and champagne was 100% cheaper in tescos and each room comes with ice bucket and ice machines on every floor so thats what we did !
The mini bar was well stocked but a bit pricey .
On our first night we ordered room service and it cost 100 euros for 4 people - included in this was a 3 course meal for a child which was 10 euros - 3 adult main meals and 3 continental cheeseboards .the food was superb and very well presented and we think excellent value for money .
The bar area was lovely and cosy - i had a gorgeus mocha coffee in there - service was good . the concierge was very good - as where the shuttle bus drivers . we had only praise for the staff .
This hotel is only minutes from the airport and in fact i loved watching the aircraft flying overhead - and you couldnt hear a thing
the complaints about this hotel being too far from the airport are ridicolous .Its just down the road !
As for this hotel being too far from dublin city centre - i dont agree dublin city is a short bus journey or car journey away .
the bus stop is just across the road and buses are every 10 minutes . this hotel is on the malahide road , great for getting in and around dublin and travelling further afield . yes the nearby housing estate had a bit of a reputation but why is that an issue ?
you dont have to walk through the estate or even go near it !
if you book an airport hotel do you really want to wander around an airport complex ? i dont think so .
make sure you pre- book the shuttle bus to return back to the airport - book it the night before you depart .
the hotel puts a free shuttle bus on to go to the village of malahide at 7.30 pm and brings you back to the hotel at 11pm . Malhide is a gorgeus village - good pubs and resteraunts - definatly worth the trip if you have time .
We loved this hotel and are re-booking to go back in december .
i would reccomend it to anyone !
Nice hotel, efficient staff, location between airport and city
Courtesy bus from airport didn't show up at agreed time so rang the hotel and was told will be there in 15 minutes. It was. About a 15 minute drive to hotel which is between airport and city centre.
Nice new hotel in Malahide area on outskirts of Dublin. Upgraded to executive room as HH member. No executive lounge or swimming pool. Friendly staff and we arrived at 9am and were invited to have breakfast in the restaurant which had the usual excellent Hilton choice of foods. Howeverm no baked beans or marmalade available on the two mornings we ate breakfast (there is a large Tesco opposite the hotel!)
Restaurant staff, mostly Polish, were very friendly and efficient and took real pride in their jobs.
Room pleasant and had all amenities. We took the bus (outside Tescos) into city centre which was convenient.
Overall, a very pleasant stay at hotel as expected for a Hilton.