Ratings based on 393 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Co Armagh

Fair enough

Posted Aug 24, 2014
Pros: Rooms.
Cons: The hotel lacks atmosphere, perhaps because it's hard to work out what constitutes the focal point for guests.
Location: Access is very good and Dublin City centre is a short drive away. Blackrock, Dalkey and Killiney are close by and worth visiting.
Two receptionists when we booked in, one was grumpy, the other very pleasant. The cleanliness and quality of the rooms was very good. We though we would try out the Italian Restaurant but its location is not very inviting and it lacks atmosphere. We went to the orangery instead where we had food which couldn't be faulted and a view over the gardens at the rear of the hotel. Overall, the hotel was adequate, but lacked vibrancy.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

Nice hotel

Posted Aug 20, 2014
Overall wouldn't consider it 5* myself and I'm glad we got it for the cheap price we did. Room was clean. Staff were efficient but could be friendlier. And no pool! Lovely looking hotel though and room was cleaned spotlessly. Rubbish TV choice.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Virginia

Nice hotel

Posted Jul 17, 2014
Pros: comfortable room
Cons: front desk attitude
Location: It was in a beautiful setting but there was nothing nearby of interest.
The hotel was very nice but the desk clerk said I was not getting a free breakfast because I had booked the room through a 3rd party web site. He said that more than once seemingly just to taunt me.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Nova Scotia

Resort-like feel. Beautiful grounds.

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Pros: Resort-like feel.
Cons: It needs a pool/hot tub. The very far rear lawn could use a swing/slide for kids, benches for reading away from bar area, a mini golf putt.
Location: Marlay Park for concert was a 20€ taxi ride each way. City bus and Air Coach stop was 2 minutes walk away. City bus was 20 min ride to Trinity College
Very nice hotel if you want to relax or hold an event there, such as a wedding. Parking was free. The breakfast buffet was excellent. At the end of our 2 week drive around Ireland, we decided to stay there again for a couple of nights since we had been in and out of hotels for 2 weeks and we wanted to relax and unwind away from touristy areas before heading home. It really was a lovely, relaxing stay. The staff was super nice and helpful. Would definitely stay there again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Excellent - top class

Posted Jul 8, 2014
Birthday treat for my wifes birthday - great deal, excellent old colonial feel really good
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from orlando, FL

Staff

Posted Jun 28, 2014
The staff in the hotel front lobby an room service were not very nice, hardly even crack a smile when you arrive to check in. Nobody yo help with luggage, not enough towels in bathroom, had to call everyday for more. Just not very good service.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Andrew

Nice hotel, not central

Posted Jun 24, 2014
Lovely hotel situated on fantastic grounds with superb gardens... Staff are helpful but not To a 5 star standard. Only downside is it is quite far from Central Dublin
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jennifer from Lovettsville, VA

nice hotel in a beautiful setting

Posted Jun 23, 2014
the food and staff was wonderful - environment was stunning - flower gardens
2 out of 5
by craig from belfast

very bad standard

Posted Jun 18, 2014
Pros: The building itself is beautiful and In a lovely setting
Cons: to receive the standard of room what I paid for and the extras that I had paid for. very poor
I had booked this break as a surprise for am partner as I was going propose to them. so I had booked a suit and had informed the hotel of this. we didn't even get the standard that id booked and I didn't want to complain at the time as my partner was with me and I didn't want to soil their break. very disappointing. I was prepared to book the hotel as the venue as my partner always loved the setting of the hotel. not any more
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Matt from Bangor,Co Down,

Great Hotel with stunning garden

Posted Jun 11, 2014
Checking in was a pleasure the staff where very helpful there was plenty of room for the car . The grounds were fantastic the breakfast super.