Sandymount Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Herbert Road, Lansdowne Road, Dublin, County Dublin, 4, Ireland

3 Reviews

Sandymount Hotel
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 21% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Couples81
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  • Business75
  • chipper99's Profile Photo

    Great accomodation for Ballsbridge, Aviva and City


    Great location for Aviva Stadium, less than 2 minutes walk around the corner and the free car parking. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was average size but well kitted out with everything needed; tea / coffee facilities, ironing equipment, wardrobe space, good TV, not that we really used it and a good shower with plenty of power. As well as the being next door to the stadium there is also Landsdowne Road Dart station. The Dart runs frequently and will have you in the city centre in 10 minutes. Also the hotel is just a short walk around the corner from the bars of Ballsbridge, the village of Sandymount and the RDS. Good value for money, good, clean accomodation, nice bar and great staff. What more do you want.

    Unique Quality: Hotel is formed out of 4 or five Victorian houses that are all now connected. Free parking an added bonus.

    Directions: Ballsbridge, 2 minute walk from Aviva Stadium

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    Away from the mundane noise


    Mount Herbert hotel is placed at a gentle 20 minutes walk from Dublin’s city center, in one of the most quiets and (as someone told me during my visit) posh areas of the city. ;-)

    Anyway, if this is not what you are looking for in Dublin, Lansdowne Road DART station is a couple of minutes away from the hotel, so you can be in Temple Bar in around 10 minutes…. Well, if the train arrives in time… something not very common, actually ;-)

    Directions: Near Lansdowne Road DART station.

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    Accommodation in Dublin


    This hotel provides 180 simple rooms with bathroom en suite. There is a casual restaurant, bar, and gift shop near the lobby.
    Rates based on per person basis staying in their single, double, triple rooms.

    With several tour buses near the hotel, I think this is more of a hotel for packaged tours. Also, around the bend from the road, there is the Lansdowne Rugby Stadium - so when there are tournaments, its a lively atmosphere for sure.

    Even though this hotel is located in the eastern part of the map of Dublin City, it is not within walking distance from "city centre". However, there is the DART train stop about 200 meters away at the Lansdowne Station; one long stop away and you are near the Trinity College campus.

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by TripAdvisor Member gouba

just got back from Dublin, stayed at the MOUNT HERBERT HOTEL, fab in every way from the rooms to the bar right through, very clean, tidy, great food, ace staff, this is a must, right next to the darts so easy to get around, it was that good going back in feb. 10 out of 10, we had a ball, PATRINGTON CRICKET CLUB

Great Family Weekend For My Dad's 70th Birthday

by TripAdvisor Member mummymik

There was 12 of the family that went to the Mount Herbert Hotel.

The Hotel itself was Clean & the Staff was Very Polite and
They Catered for all our needs & the food was great especially the price list, what more could you ask for good food and not too pricey.

They were very helpful as they cornered of a part of the bar so we could celebrate my dad's 70th Birthday.
I would Definitely go back & are already planning to.
I have got to say thank-you to Patrick from the Bar he was great as were his fellow workers.

The only thing was that i could not do my hair at the mirror as there was no plug for my straighteners in our room.

An OK+ hotel

by TripAdvisor Member Oslo2

I stayed at the Mount Herbert Hotel for three nights and found it to be a bit of both. The lounge, restaurant and bar area was very modern, clean and elegant looking. The rooms were not so new and trendy, but spacious and clean. No minibar in the rooms and the choice of tv-channels is not very impressive.

The hotel consists of several buildings and finding your room can be a bit of a challenge. There are lots of corridors and stairs leading off in all directions. I had a room on the ground floor looking out onto a tiny little atrium, which was nice and quite. Less fortunate colleagues of mine had a view of the exhaust pipes of cars parked in the parking lot...

However, if you are a non-smoker, the best thing nevertheless seems to be the ground floor (but specify that you want a room away from the parking lot). Collegues of mine staying on the second or third floor had bathrooms that stank of cigarette smoke from the ventilation system.

This hotel is probably a good choice for families as most rooms had one double and one single bed.

Personally, I found it a bit of a pain to have to take a train into the centre, but if you prefer to live somewhere very quiet and not too far out, the hotel location is not bad.

The conference facilities were ok, but a bit of a drawback that there was no internet access from the rooms and that the hotel's wireless internet system only worked in the reception area.

Overall, I'd give the hotel an OK+

Not Impressed

by TripAdvisor Member HDRyder

The Mount Herbert Hotel is in the Ballsbridge area of Dublin; an exclusive part of the city where embassies are located, as are the diplomats' homes. In spite of being in the most upscale part of Dublin (and having been in existence for about 55 years) and convenient to the DART, the Mount Herbert was a disappointment. The reception area, restaurant and bar have been beautifully refurbished and are very stylish, but the beauty ends there. The rooms we had (of the 172 in the hotel) were in desperate need of renovation and the others looked the same (not sure where the brochure example room photo came from). The bathroom was mold-infested (see pictures), smelled as such, and had temperamental hot water and spigot handles that required 12 turns before any water came out; and then it came out in an all-at-once rush, splashing out of the bowl and onto the floor. The shower was a travesty. If you don't possess a hydrological/mechanical engineering degree, then the shower will alternately scald and freeze you. Even if you do "figure it out", the hot water ebbs and flows with a mind of its own, making for a very frustrating and disappointing shower experience........every time. The heat didn't work the first night, although they did repair that right away. There was a rugby match (at the stadium one block from the Mount Herbert) the day after our last night there, so several rowdies were obviously getting primed up; the antiquated thin walls and old floors let us hear everything. The food in the bar was very good, as was the service, but only in the bar. The mediocre service at the front desk and from the rest of the hotel staff were the exception to the wonderful, warm, personable attitudes we had experienced everywhere else in Ireland. I cannot recommend the Mount Herbert; 1 star rating (and that's only because of the bar). This review also speaks for two seperate rooms in the same condition.

Great value for money

by TripAdvisor Member Gohende

For a three-star hotel, this was great value for money. We had a double room with plenty of space (and an extra single bed) and a clean bathroom. In terms of location, it doesnt get any better than Ballsbridge in the vicinity to the centre. A very leafy and quite part of town. The Lansdowne DART station is only a stone's throw away, and the centre is only three DART stations away. Townships of Ballsbridge and Sandymount are within 5-10 minutes walking. Few pubs in both these places for meals.

We had breakfast included in our package. It was pretty standard for the price we paid.

Most of the hotel staff were very friendly, helped out with directions/maps, luggage storage and taxis. Watchout for few stuck up reception staff behind the desk (only a minority).

All in all, a very pleasant stay and we would have no hesitations to stay here again.

perfect for our family

by TripAdvisor Member ferfninja

we had a terrific rate on a very large room suited well for three people (couple and 16 year old boy). The hotel is located slightly out of the throng, but easily within 30 minutes walking distance to Trinity College, etc., if you are walkers and enjoy getting a feel for a place that way (we do!) Quite close by is a DASH station, every 15 minutes you can catch a train into downtown. And you can walk 5 lovely minutes along the river/canal to a local commercial district in Ballsbridge for your dinner or breakfast.

The hotel has probably seen grander days, it is slightly dog eared -- but then, so were we, as our time in Dublin was towards the end of our travels. It felt luxurious nonetheless, because we got a bathtub AND one of those mysterious other european bathroom fixtures, in addition to the sink and toilet.

Highly recommended.

Great For Sightseers

by TripAdvisor Member CHRIS1695

Just had 2 days B & B at this hotel cannot fault it, as much as you can eat at breakfast. check out hotel web site before booking for the specials we had a 3 course evening meal on one night at no extra charge. well positioned for easy access into the city via bus rail or taxi.

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by billybob565_2003


I am thinking of having a one night stay here with my family two kids are aged 15 and 12, what is a decent hotel that is well known not to expensive and is good for family's???


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by kiwi

I do hope you have done some searching yourself on members pages for this information. It's fine to ask, but sometimes it's there already. I'm not saying in this case it is, just wanted to point you in the direction of members info.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy Ireland anyway.

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by virtualpatrick

I'm not sure what city you are referring to so I'll assume Dublin.

In my Dublin page I metion 2 lodgings:
1. Albany House - near St Stephens Green
2. Mount Herbert Hotel - on the east end of the city, not city centre, but within 1 or 2 stops from the metro.

Websites and other info are on the page.


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by Waoife

Assuming you`re talking about Dublin then Jury's Inn is a good bet - both are pretty central (especially the one at Christ Church) and are relatively cheap for their location.


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 Sandymount Hotel

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Address: Herbert Road, Lansdowne Road, Dublin, County Dublin, 4, Ireland