Historical Traveller Reviews of Roxford Lodge Hotel
Fabulous Hotel, Perfect Location
This is a wonderful hotel only 10mins stroll from Stephens Green. The staff are very efficient and friendly. Even when I rang to book, they didn't have a room, but after chatting to the lady, she managed to jiggle a few things and we got a lovely room. Yes, the previous reviews which say the rooms have a sauna and jacuzzi bath are true. When I arrived, I was brought coffee and some biscuits (complimentary). It is the little touches like this that make the place special. The cost is also a factor! It was €120 for a double room, bed and breakfast. Only minor fault would be the breakfast. Compared with the standard of everything else it is nothing great. Mind you it would not be enough to stop me raving about the place. If you want somewhere nice to stay in Dublin - Stay in Roxford Lodge Hotel!!!
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Hi, just arrived back from a superb stay at the Roxford Lodge. It was my wifes 40th birthday, which we happened to mention to the very polite receptionist, and before we knew it we had been upgraded to the executive suite for the second night of our two night stay. It was probably the best hotel room we have stayed in and they only charged us the price of a regular room. It had a fully integrated kitchen with all appliances, a bathroom, a very comfortable four poster bed looking onto a large flat screen tv, a separate dining area, a study with a broadband computer and printer, a balcony overlooking Dublin, a huge steam room/ sauna and a large open plan area overlooking the room comprising a two person jaccuzzi and another flat screen tv. We have been to so many faceless , unfeeling hotels but this was different. Situated in a very affluent residential area of Dublin, it was a nice 20 minute walk to Grafton Street and Temple Bar, and we took in the National Gallery on the way (free entry, some good exhibits) and the Natural History Museum which is the next door along (free entry again but we didnt go in), then we strolled through St Stephens Green before the hustle and bustle of a very Christmas focussed Grafton Street. Then back to the hotel, and another welcome offer of free tea and biscuits in the room. Thoroughly recommend this hotel, the staff, the rooms, the location and the price are probably unbeatable in this area of Dublin.
Booked this hotel based on the reviews on here and not dissapointed. Walking distance to Grafton St ect, there is a bus stop in front of the hotel, or use the Dublin tour bus, get on/off at stop 5 and you are a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel. Rooms are spacious and well maintained with large well equiped bathrooms, with the novelty of the small sauna as others have mentioned. It was our wedding anniversary during our stay and the owner upgraded us to the executive suite for 1 night, a very nice gesture, if you stay, ask to view, it is well worth the extra for that special night. If you do not want to travel into Dublin at night, can recommend the Schoolhouse just down the road,(turn right out of the hotel and just a few minutes walk) exellent food and drink. Will definately use again when in the Dublin area.
John & Jennifer.
Perfect little hotel, especially for the rugby!
The wife and i stayed here recently for the SA v Ireland game. What more can i say, it's a great little hotel, perfect if you don't like bumping into loads of other guests.
Rooms are well decorated, breakfast was fantastic and staff we're very helpful and extremely friendly.
The surrounding area is quite upmarket, lovely big houses and tree-lined roads, and you can walk to Lansdown Rd for the rugby in about 5 minutes. Some good restaurants also a 5 minute walk away.
The city centre is about a 15 to 20 minute walk, but is very pleasant and worth doing at least once, or you can also catch the bus from right outside.
I would certainly recomend this hotel and would definitely stay again!
Me and my boyfriend have just returned from a weekend stay at the Roxford Lodge Hotel. We really enjoyed staying at this hotel and enjoyed using the mini sauna and jacuzza that is available in most rooms. The breakfast was lovely and plentiful. Staff were friendly and very helpful.
It would maybe be about a 15-20 min walk into town but we never actually walked because the bus service is so good, the bus stop is right outside the hotel which was very convenient.
Would definately recommend staying here.
Sarah + Andrews
This hotel was excellent. It is in a very good neighborhood in Dublin -- nice, quiet street. It is walking distance from city centre, but if you get tired of walking there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel.
We booked a triple room. The room was very spacious -- 2 twin beds and 1 double bed (which were all very comfortable). We were on the first floor. Our bathroom was enormous. We had a giant jacuzzi tub with a shower as well -- there was also another shower just outside of the tub area at floor level -- although it would have made the bathroom floor all wet, if you are unable to step into a tub this would be nice to have. Our room also had a tiny sauna in it! I will attach a picture of it. They had a stereo built into the sauna, so you could sit in there and listen to music. We didn't test the stereo, so I don't know if it plays everywhere, or just inside the sauna.
The staff was very friendly and accomodating. Breakfast was included and was more than adequate. Checking in was easy -- we arrived around 10am and they had our room ready for us already.
I would definitely stay here again.
The staff in this hotel could not of been more helpful. Excellent rooms, ours had a Jacuzzi and Sauna in it as well as a balcony. Tray of pot of tea and biscuits free of charge brought to our room or the lounge whenever we wanted was a big plus to make us feel very welcome. Secure car park, (wouldn't advise driving in Dublin). Great breakfasts with friendly attentive staff who could not do enough for us. We felt very comfortable and relaxed there. 10 mins walk from city Centre and loads of nearby eating places.
Money saving tip in Dublin: Buy your souvenirs from the Tourist Information centre, they are the same but cheaper than most other places.
Wonderful Boutique Hotel
After a long day and night of travelling, we were very happy to arrive at the Roxford Lodge Hotel. As we arrived early in the morning the room was not yet available but we stored our luggage. The staff was super friendly and they assured us a room would be prepared as soon as someone checked out. We left to explore Dublin and came back around noon and our room was available. The room was small but cozy and with very eclectic decor. Although it was small it had a sauna, jacuzzi tub, iron w/ board, and coffee/tea making facililties. We were very happy with the room and had a great night's sleep. Breakfast the next morning was plentiful and delicious.
The hotel is located about a 10-15 minute walk from Trinity College, and there is a bus stop right outside of the hotel where buses go right to the city center. If we go back to Dublin we will certainly stay at the Roxford Lodge Hotel!
Stayed here in March 2006 and May 2006..Excellent service..Felt like a home from home..The staff could not do enough to help you. Rooms were great and had a sauna and jacuzzi bath in the room for each stay. Excellent breakfast, great irish fry up. Both times we stayed were for matches in Lansdowne Road and its only a 4-5 min walk to there..Also the bus stop is right outside the door..Hotel is also around the corner from Baggot Street where there is cracking nightlife. Am going back to this hotel again next week with friends for another stay and we are all looking forward to the warm welcome from the staff and the relaxing comfort of a great quaint hotel.
Fantastic anniversary break!
What a wonderful stay in Dublin and all down to The Roxford Lodge. My husband and I stayed in the executive suite, with our own sauna, jacuzzi, kitchen and four-poster bed. Breakfast was served in our room by one of the very attentive staff. They were so helful and really couldn't do anything more to help make our stay any nicer, including recommending great restaurants and bars. If we return to Dublin we will definately stay here again, excellent value for money!!
Top Local Tips for Dublin
Go down to Cork
A trip to the Blarney Castle is well worth it! Take the train but only travel in first class. Not that much more otherwise a cattle call. We really liked the countryside (Cork and Galway) but Dublin was just ok (in my opinion). If in Dublin, the national museum was very interesting. Beware, everyone smokes in Dublin so I suffered with Asthma.
Don't drive in Dublin
The world's greatest population of buses, 3 hop-on hop-off, city buses..and many, many tour buses. Also, street names and directions hard to follow...as well as expensive parking. Returned rental car used in Ireland to Dublin airport and took cab into city.
Shannan's on the Green
Absolutely amazing restaurant - expensive, but totally worth it. Best steaks ever. Totally warm welcome and super staff. You will not regret it!