More about Premier Inn Dublin Airport
Good hotel for a one night stopover
I stayed one night in the Tulip Inn in the first week of May. The hotel bus was waiting at the airport when I arrived. The bus departs the airport at a quarter to and a quarter past the hour. (It leaves the hotel for the airport on the hour and half past the hour).The bus driver Liam was very friendly and helpful with the luggage. The check in was quick and the reception staff welcoming. The room was bigger than I expected with coffee/tea making facilities, trouser press and ironing board. The bathroom was modern and spotless. I ate in the hotel bistro that evening and had an average meal. I thought the room service menu was disappointing as it is limited to sandwiches only. I would use this hotel again for a one night stay if I needed to be near the airport. There is nothing in the vicinity except housing estates and a retail park that has DIY and furniture shops only. There is a petrol station around the corner that has a small supermarket. Swords village is a good 15 minutes walk away. So if you are planning a longer stopover I would chose a hotel that has shops and restaurants nearby.
My wife and I started a two week vacation of Ireland, Scotland and England with a two day stay at the Tulip Inn. We arrived to Dublin on an early morning flight from Chicago. To our surprise and delight, our room was ready so we were able to unload and catch up on some well needed sleep after a long over seas flight.
We booked this hotel based on the following: 1) Good reviews from TripAdvisor members, location to the airport, and a great rate through Expedia ($108/night). This rate did not include breakfast, but we're not big breakfast eaters so that was no big deal to us. We decided we would stay out by the airport and take the bus into the city. That worked really well for us. When we landed we hit the tourist office in the airport and purchased a family Rambler pass for two days. There is a free shuttle from the Tulip to the airport, so we just grab the shuttle to back and forth to the airport and then the Airlink, 747 or 748 bus into Dublin. The trip takes about 30-40 minutes. You can also take a bus into Dublin via Swords route that is just a block or two away from the hotel.
Staff: The receptionist was very pleasant and helpful. Same to be said of the staff in the bar ( we didn't use the resturant, altho we heard the food was good.) The shuttle drivers: the older gentleman was very friendly and helpful with advise. The opposite could be said of the younger fellow. We took the shuttle several times and started referring to the youger guy as "Mr. Warmth" ;o).
Room: big, clean, and the bed was very comfortable, perhaps the most comfortable of the trip (altho, we had just spent the last 8 hours in coach class seating so....;o) There was a place for hanging clothes and stacking luggage. Small desk with TV, coffee/tea set up, iron/board, hairdryer. Shower was excellent. Bathroom was large with towel warmer (new to us Yanks and a nice touch).
We had a quiet room with view of the car park, no noise from the airport was noticed. We would definately recommend this hotel and would stay there again if we had the opportunity.
Great spot for catching flights
Stayed 1 night in June 2007 after 11 days of touring Ireland, and with a flight out of Dublin early the next morning.
Extremely comfortable hotel. Big room, great bed, fantastic shower. Lots of room. First rate, really.
The only reservation I had (no pun intended) was the lack of restaurants and other attractions within walking distance. We were basically obliged to dine in the hotel. Food was adequate at best. Restaurant was almost empty (7:30).
Had to pay for internet, which always irks me. 1 euro for each 8 minutes; which was the highest I found during my stay.
Staff quite helpful. Shuttle bus service to airport terrific.
Would not hesitate to stay here again.
Great airport hotel
I have stayed here twice and it is by far the BEST airport hotel in Dublin. Impeccably clean and fairly spacious rooms, convenient shuttle, and extremely nice staff. Also there is a good Asian restaurant next door - they have a prix fixe menu that is a great deal. My only words of caution - DO NOT use the phone in your room as the local calls are extremely overpriced and the international calls are insanely over priced. Besides that - don't stay anywhere else if you need to be by the airport! :)
We'll Be Back!!
We've just returned from a two night stay at the Tulip, this was our first time and we chose it largely based on it's good reviews and the convenience to a local conference we were attending. We weren't disappointed, the rooms were very clean and it was obvious that it was a relatively new hotel.
I liked that from the rear of the hotel you could see your car as there is a two floor car park. Apparently providing you stay at least one night at the hotel you can park your car while away on holiday for approximately 7 euros per day and of course there is the free shuttle bus to Dublin airport.
I would recommend this hotel for people who want accommodation for one or two nights as there are no leisure facilities, it's simply a bed/ base type stay.
The breakfast is a buffet type style @11.95 euros in additon to your room charge.
Another nice touch which I personally haven't seen before is that in the lobby there are monitors giving you flight times etc from Dublin airport.
We found the staff very good and would not hesitate in recommending this hotel.
Well done Tulip, we hope to use you again!!
Our First Trip to Dublin
This was our first trip to Dublin after staying on the West coast of Ireland for a week. The hotel room was very clean and modern. Very comfortable bed. The lobby was modern as was the dining facilities, however, the staff was not overly friendly and helpful. We choose this hotel for its close location to the airport for our 2 night stay. It was a long bus and train ride to get to the heart of Dublin and the front desk staff was not very helpful in giving us the information on how best to get there. (we had to rely on total strangers on the street for this information). There was one gentlemen in the early shift on Sunday morning who was the most helpful and actually took the time to point to the areas where we needed to go. Otherwise, the staff was not that helpful and you needed to be the one to ask the next question to get further information. The hotel should be more prepared with printed information for guests with this type of information just like hotels in other locations are. We ate dinner Sat. night at the hotel and were disappointed with the service and prices. The food was good, but not for the price charged. It was not very busy but we had to go and find the waitress just to pay our bill. We had to wait for the shuttle at the airport for almost 30 min. but it was ready at 6:00 am for our flight out on Monday. Would use this hotel again if we were in the area, but would be more prepared with research on how to get around.
New, Clean and a Great Airport Hotel
The Tulip Inn is a new property (or certainly in new condition) conveniently located to Dublin Airport. The property is in excellent condition. The rooms are very nice and functional. The beds are comfortable. The only complaint is that there are almost no electrical outlets in the room, and none by the beds. For those with CPAP machines, the front desk can provide an extension cord, but it is an inconvenience. The restaurant was good, but not great. Very little to complain about. A great stopover before catching a flight.
Hotel is fine, beware of restaurant
We stayed one night at the Tulip Hotel so that we could catch an early a.m. flight back to Chicago. We had arrived in Dublin from Edinburgh close to 6 p.m. and so were hungry and tired. We were very pleasantly surprised at how luxurious the Tulip Hotel was! The beds had sumptuous pillows and bedding, the bathroom was gleaming and spacious, everything was wonderful.
Except... beware the restaurant, where just a burger and fries comes to 13.75 euros! It's the only place I've ever seen where the room service is significantly cheaper than eating at the restaurant itself, and the (relatively) inexpensive sandwiches on the room service menu do not appear on the restaurant's menu. It was the most expensive meal we had during our vacation!
And in case you need an early a.m. shuttle to the airport, you'll need to know this: although the hotel claims that its airport shuttle runs every half-hour on the hour and half-hour, what they don't tell you is that it does not run at 8:30 a.m. There's no sign announcing this, no nothing, just a surly desk clerk who informs you that the 8:30 a.m. shuttle is only for "crew" and not for guests. We ended up having to get a cab.
Nice Hotel... perhaps a little too far out of Dublin
Booked this hotel through AXA leisure breaks, paying £180 for two nights B & B and one evening meal. The hotel was nice, the rooms were pretty big and very clean witrh maid service every day, with the added bonus of Sky One and all the Sky Sports channels free of charge. The breakfast was OK with a good variety of cereal and then a buffet style Irish cooked breakfast, the fact that it was self service didn't bother me, but I did hear a few of the other guests complaining. The dinner we had in the hotel was very nice, it was off a set menu but there was a good variety and big portions. The only problem I had with this hotel is that it is a little to far away from the City Centre, although there was a bus stop basically righgt outside the hotel (get the 41C both there and back), it took over 30mins to get into Dublin which made it impractical to come in and out of the city. I have to say that if you just wanted somewhere to stay near the airport that this would be a good choice!
Not Bad At All
We booked the Tulip inn through LAterooms.com, we travelled from the UK to ireland and got to the airport and the shuttle bus picked me and my partner up within 20 min.
We checked in to the hotel fine and got a run down of the staff what to expect during our stay at the Tulip, We got to our room and we were amazed as the standard of the room was great, it had loads of facilities including a very large shower and even had a seat in the shower and also had a power shower.
On the 2nd night having had a tiring day with the misis shopping in the city centre we decided to dine within the hotel, sadly this was a very BIG MISTAKE the waitresses could not speak english very well or understand our order and took our order back no less than 5 times, it took the duty manager to take my order in order to get the right meal.
Other than that the breakfast was great and worth the euros as it was help yourself and the staff were not involved in the breakfast process so it ran smoothly, to be fair other than that my whole experince within the hotel was very good and the front of house staff were very helpful and overall good value for money.
I suppose what I am trying to say is that if you avoid the resturant on the evening I am very sure that it will be worthwhile a visit and is very good value for money, also the hotel is not more than a year old so it is in very good condition.