Radisson SAS Saint Helens Hotel

, Dublin, Ireland
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Radisson SAS Saint Helens Hotel

, Dublin
5 star

Rooms: 151

Stillorgan Road - Dublin - 4 - Ireland Hotel Website | 012186000
403 Traveller

Reviews - Radisson SAS Saint Helens Hotel

9/10
Excellent if you are looking for quality
Submitted by: Kathryn in 14/07/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
This hotel is superb. Expensive, yes, but you get what you pay for. Food was very good indeed, facilites and rooms are excellent, staff were very pleasant. The city is only a short taxi ride away, so no rowdiness to keep you awake from the street outside! I would most definately stay here again.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Radisson SAS Saint Helens Hotel

t Be Put Off

from radiodaize
Don't be put off by the negative reviews. We stayed here in April of 2006, and were very pleased. The doorman came to offer help with carrying bags from the car. If you park in the underground car park you probably won't get the offer of help because no one can see you !
We were upgraded to a suite with balcony without expecting it and without charge. The front desk staff were very helpful, everyone very friendly.
Yes, it can be expensive, but you get what you pay for.
I can recommend it.

Not worth its 5 * rating

from Coneill
If you are looking for a five star hotel do not go here. Itd be a lovely three star but definately not worth its 5 star rating. We booked in with a child and was not offered any assitsance with our bags. We were to have a king bed only to discover that it was two beds stuck together! When we asked to be moved to a room with a king bed the hotel complied but we were moved to a smaller room. THIS HOTEL IS DEFINATEY OVERPRICED. Its a three star hotel with 5 star billing rates.

Probably the best hotel we have stayed in

from from-Moray
We loved it here. It was very friendly, peaceful and efficient. Food was delicious. Very clean. Easy to get around from either south to the country or in to Dublin city centre. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Cosy fires in the lobbies. Lively and relaxing bar. Booking very easy too and good value. Well done to all involved.

Nothing special

from frednuff
I wouldn't return here. My room had a tired feel about it and marks on the walls, took a while to answer the room service phone and was put on hold. Food was OK and arrived promptly.

Four Seasons Hotel up the road is a much better prospect.

Live like a King at Middle Class price

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Raddison Dublin (Saint Helens) Dec 2005 and can't recommend it highly enough. It is a bit outside the city, which may put some people off. I took the bus into town everyday and that was actually part of the fun of staying there. The room was luxurious, the hotel grounds lovely, and the staff solicitous and gracious. I hope that if I ever go back to Ireland i get a chance to stay there again.

Great deal at lovely hotel

from christel
Just returned from a long weekend at this lovely hotel. Peaceful even though weddings and christenings on when we arrived on the Saturday. The hotel is also a popular coach party stop but this did not detract either.

The foyer and main room of the old building have wonderful ceiings and chandeliers which blend well with the new Orangerie. We had a snack there and afternoon tea looked good too. The no smoking inside in Ireland made it SO pleasant and an enjoyable place to people watch.

International Staff all friendly and helpful and breakfast is good. Even I ate the eggs,bacon etc.

A lovely surprise was an upgrade to a suite all for 140 euros a couple including breakfast.

Just a note- we hired a car as we were there for a family event and you can now drive round the M50 from the Airport and straight up the N11 to the hotel. Allow plenty of time (over and hour) the traffic is awful and you need 1 euro 80 for the bridge toll.

Standard hotel

from Metwo3
The setting and orginal building are impressive with sweeping lawn, grand interior, and back garden--thus the popularity with weddings (we saw two). The hotel part is standard American style of above average price level--bed with decorative pillows, lots of closet and drawer space, large desk, real chairs, well stocked bath. Corporate, not amospheric. My room was comfortable, though the window latch was broken.

The best refundable rate during June was around 140 Euros for just the room. I passed on the 22 Euro buffet breakfast. The lounge was comfortable for drinks and live music some nights.

Not much but houses in the neighborhood. Taxi or bus to activities.

Simply lovely!

from Nettledust
My husband and I just spent a long weekend at this lovely hotel. The room was gorgeous - very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. The room was also well serviced by very friendly staff. Yes, there are a lot of Eastern Europeans working there, but they were really lovely. Ireland struggles to find enough people for jobs so it is understandable that they have to get staff from outside the country.

The restaurant was excellent, as was room service. Again, the staff could not have been more helpful - and it was nice to see just how many staff were on duty.

We found the bus (46A) very convenient - 15 minutes to the centre of Dublin and only cost Euro 1.5 each. The Aircoach to the Airport (Euro 7.00 each) was also fantastic so don't be put off by the hotel's location outside the centre.

The concierge was extremely helpful and we booked a day's coach tour of Wicklow through him which was excellent.

We will be back!!!

Good, but...

from Everton
This is a lovely hotel in a delightful setting in an up-market Dublin suburb. The original house (dating from 1760) is extremely impressive, with a delightful lounge area and impressive foyer. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfy. I can understand other reviewers' concerns about the non-Irish staff - after all, you go to Ireland because of the warmth of the people and their yen for hospitality, so to end up being served by cool northern Europeans is a bit of a let-down. But hey, that's 21st century Dublin: busy, cosmopolitan and in a bit too much of a hurry these days. Still, the pubs are great, especially Ryan's on Parkgate Street: well worth the taxi trip west out of town.

The Radisson is below average!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have just returned from Ireland, and I feel compelled to write a review of the Radisson SAS in Dublin. In short...it was a major dissapointment. From the dirty sheets to the staff incompetence, this hotel rates more like a low class motel rather than the 5 star hotel it claims to be. Don't be fooled by the advertised photographs. The place is a dump, and should be avoided. Entirely run by a non-english speaking, low paid staff, Radisson should be ashamed at their efforts to watch the bottom line. No deals here folks...I would of preferred to sleep and dine in a hotel which hires in-country nationals (who can answer simple questions regarding Ireland), regulates quality assurance, and treats the customer as a guest, not as just another
warm body to fill a room. Even the Guest Survey Card was filthy (so I'm using this forum instead)! Radisson take note...it was the worst part of my journey to Ireland.

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Great Night in the Pubs! Loved the Literary Pub Crawl- It was great fun and informative. Also helps the novice get acquainted with a variety of Dublin pubs.

Traditional Irish Music Oliver St. John Gogarty in the Temple Bar is a wonderful way to experience the (admittedly) touristy traditional Irish music scene. We greatly enjoyed the entertainment there. We also recommend the show in the Arlington Hotel on the north bank of the Liffey. Again, it is clearly aimed at the tourist (but that's what we are). But both are quality entertainment with no cover and no minimum.

3/4 day bus pass definately speak to the lady at the Tourist information desk at the airport, for example we wanted a 3 day bus pass which also includes city tours IE open top bus tour. Believe you me our tour driver/guide was a laugh a minute songs included. This ticket should have cost 25euros for 6 of us we were expecting to pay 150 euros. However the lady at the desk did say maybe we can do some discount she was right we paid 96 euros. We were well happy as it can be expensive to drink out in some bars..have a great trip !!!!!!!!!

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  • Address: Stillorgan Road - Dublin - 4 - Ireland
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