Possibly the best hotel I've ever stayed at. We were upgraded to a poster bedroom at no extra cost, purely on the basis that I enquired about them. Room was large, shower was exceptional, bed blissfully comfy.
It speaks volumes for the quality of restaurant that we chose to dine at the hotel on 2 of our 3 nights there, rather than head to Dublin. The Lemongrass restaurant was every bit as good as its menu suggests. Mouthwatering dishes, prompt, polite and attentive service, and very reasonably priced.
At the Hibernian bistro, we tried Irish cuisine. The roast beef was slow cooked to absolute perfection, the desserts were unusual but incredibly good. Again, excellent waiting and service was in evidence, and it didn't break the bank either.
We'd read complaints that the Citywest was so far out of Dublin that it wasn't worth staying there. Wrong! The LUAS tram station is a 5min walk away, and the journey into the city is less than half an hour. At under a fiver for a days unlimited travel, and trams every 10mins throughout the day, there were no complaints from us.
Lastly, the leisure facilities...we only used the pool and spa but the facilities are impressive. Steam room, sauna and jacuzzi all helped us relax.
Definitely a 'must visit again' hotel. I usually don't review hotels unless there is exceptionally bad service. This is the first time I've ever taken the time to praise an outstanding one. Well done Citywest.
We had our Expedia confirmation sheet printed for our two nights at Red Cow Moran Hotel on the west side of Dublin. We planned to spend the entire day in Dublin sightseeing before heading to the hotel because we were guaranteed by Expedia a late arrival at the hotel. When we arrived at 10:00 PM, after paying almost 30 Euros to take a taxi from the UCD campus, we learned that the hotel was not expecting us and that they were completely booked. If the staff were like the staff at many American hotels, they would have just dismissed us and sent us on our way to find another hotel. But this staff was extraordinary. They sent us to the bar to have a drink on them while they looked for a room for us at another hotel. When they found one, they paid for the taxi ride to the hotel. The other hotel was about 10 minutes away, but they treated us well and actually gave us a suite since we had such a difficult evening. The manager of the hotel also gave us vouchers for free breakfast in the morning. After breakfast, a taxi came to pick us up and take us back to the Red Cow Moran. The driver was a really nice man named Graham. When we arrived at the desk, we were warmly greeted by the woman who had been at the desk the night before. She told us that she had upgraded the room for that night and that she was also giving us a free breakfast in the morning. We enjoyed our stay at the Red Cow Moran and want to commend them for being the most gracious staff that we have ever experienced.
Pro's: All the staff was exceptional and beyond helpful during our stay, we especially liked Terry the driver. We opted for a private pickup from the airport that was 45euros. Staff called tour companies to book our day tours. Hotel breakfast was 10euros, included omelet, poached eggs, stewed tomatoes, potatoes, sausage, cereals, fruit, juices and coffee.
Con's: Bathroom tub sits pretty high so I wouldn't recommend someone staying here if they have problems lifting their legs high. Although we did not mind, the walk from the hotel to the Luas(metro train) is about 20 minutes on a walkway which is part of a major highway. Some portion at night is very dark since about four lights are out on this path. Although its dark, we never felt we were in any harm. The hotel offers shuttle to Luas on weekends only for 3 euros only. Luas day ticket with unlimited stops is about 7 euros a person which is worth it. You take the luas to the "Abbey" exit which is right after "Jervis" which takes you to City Centre.
Overall we enjoyed our time and highly recommend visiting this hotel and Dublin
The location of the hotel is excellent! Across the road from the Square shopping centre in Tallaght for shopping and eating. The Luas red line is outside the door, 40 minutes to the very heart of Dublin city. Ikea is 22 minutes away so covered all the bases while we were there. The facilities especially secure underground parking, and restaurant were of a standard of a much more expensive hotel. The meals were excellent and staff couldn't have been more helpful!
Family Gathering which was booked for my Uncles 90th Unfortunately my Uncle passed away 4 days after we booked to come from England. The Hotel were so good and never had a bother when we moved tables and chairs so we were all together
Drink in the scenery of this storied section of Dublin, home to the Old Jameson Distillery and the Guinness St. James Gate Brewery. Visitors can learn the finer points of whiskey making, or sip a sunset pint in the rooftop bar after a tour of the Guinness Storehouse museum. Feel as small as a Lilliputian before St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ireland's grandest hall and tomb of writer Jonathan Swift.
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