The Beacon Hotel, Dublin
Reviews - The Beacon Hotel
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: Ireland
- Traveller type: Young Couple
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: Ireland
- Traveller type: Special Interest/Event
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Simply loved the Beaconfrom D-manIreland
Decor great, the rest it aintfrom angieIreland
I wanted to like it...from Shopaholiday
Our major issue with the place was the construction. It seems that they are still building the seventh floor; on arrival we noticed that much of the floor seemed to resemble a building site, but we reassured ourselves that this wouldn't be an issue over the weekend. Wrong. Drilling, hammering and banging commenced well before 8am on the Saturday morning, and continued all morning. The same story on the Sunday morning, which was completely ludicrous. I don't understand how the hotel can allow rooms to be occupied with that level of noise going on. I worry that this lack of thought about customers might extend to other areas of the hotel's service; to be honest, we didn't stick around much after the Saturday morning.
All in all, I'd have to say don't stay here unless you can get a solid guarantee in advance that there will be no early-morning banging and drilling.
The Saunafrom krubtap
Overall the hotel is almost perfect with helpful Staff, an excellent breakfast and all set in a very modern and stylish decor, without air conditioning I could not return to the hotel as even in September the heat was unbearable.
All Style, No Substancefrom smwp
Attention requiredfrom allinepopa
The breakfast prices ARE high and one would expect to pay these prices in a much superior establishment. The quality of the breakfast food was excellent and the staff were a delight.. There is a fair amount of late night drinking and on the first two nights we were woken at 4 & 5 in the morning by shouting, car door banging and horn blowing. Other reviews relating to next bedroom all night parties are a big concern and I would not wish to be in the staff's shoes if it happened next door to me!
The most glaring issue is the lack of air conditioning. In a hotel that is trying to be up market and chic etc., this omission is a major error of judgment and I'm certain will have to be given serious consideration. It would appear from the receptionist's reaction that I was not the first to draw attention to this. Her answer to it was " It never gets hot in Ireland" Hello!!!
The Beacon purports to be a contemporary, boutique style hotel offering quality facilities. In many ways it succeeds but clearly the overall running in the housekeeping department requires much attention from management. One gets the impression of a total lack of supervision. Small matters become bigger issues.
I will certainly use the hotel again and would hope to see some changes when I do. They are heading in the right direction but need to tighten up control if they are to bring back custom, as they deserve to.
Modern Hotelfrom Lucan
The location is not great unless you are on bussiness or just fancy a night away. Would stay in the city if visiting dublin.
The only thing I can say I was really disappointed with was the food in the Thai Restaurant. I would recommend you eat in the bar as they have a great menu.
All in all a great place for a relaxing night away - v modern!
t stay there againfrom daisyd
We had been in the hotel last fall but not stayed there. When we arrived our room was not ready but they "found" one for us.We had four large pieces of luggage as we were gone for 3 weeks.We went up to our room,with no one to help with the luggage.The room smelled of smoke. We had requested no smoking. We had to take everything back downstairs.We were given a second room. It was very tiny with no place to put anything and faced the very noisy street.There is alot of construction. They were having an extreme cold spell.It was not possible to walk anywhere from the hotel.
We chose to get breakfast there. It was extremely expensive.
Once back in the room,there were many small issues such as the swivel mirror on the wall was coming out of the wall,light bulbs burned out,etc.
On our last night,the room next door had a party crowd.Everytime they went in and out, the door slammed. They were so loud in the hall. After 2:00 am we called and complained.We were told they would take care of it. The noise continued.At 4:00 am , we called again.Again, we were told they would take care of it. We finally went to sleep at 5:30 am.
When we checked out, we reviewed all of this with the girl at the front desk.She did seem very concerned.Their offer was to not charge us the $15.00 a day internet fee.(We had 3 dys use)
We have stayed in Dublin before.
I would not stay at the Beacon again. I would stay in the City Centre and take the Luas.
Fantastic modern hotel!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Gorgeous hotel, gorgeous rooms! Funky hotel and busy for the time of year too. The restaurant is Thai, and the food was superb. Breakfast was superb too.
The bedrooms are very nice and the bathrooms to die for!! You are supplied with lovely bathrobes and slippers, and the usual toiletries albeit more upmarket. There is the added convenience of an ironing board and iron, also a hairdryer (not the wee rubbish usual hotel kind - a proper one!) Plasma TV, coffee, tea & hot chocolate also supplied.
All in all a very nice hotel and a superb price for Dublin.
Luas is 10 min walk away, which is fine but probably better in the summer. Takes you into town within 15 mins, although only seems like 5!!! And very cheap too.
Would definately stay here again when visiting Dublin, superb!!!
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public transport use the luas brings you abywere even to conecting buses and brings you straight to dundrum shoping center which is thought to be the biggest in europe
Luas The Luas into town is very close by and a lot more convenient than driving into town. It stops at Dundrum Shopping centre and ends at St Stephens Green Shopping centre.
Check in Time All hotel check-in times in and around Dublin is 2 PM and is set in stone. If you are early, you will have to wait.
Other names for The Beacon Hotel
- beacon hotel dublin
- Address: 18 Beacon Court - Dublin - 18 - Ireland
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