The hotel, at Red Cow, is a little too far out of the Dublin action and has awkward access to the very efficient tram system which is on the other side of the M50 from the hotel. The transfer system to the nearby tram stop is only free when pre-booked and available at certain set times, otherwise, you pay 8 or 9 Euros each way or walk 20 minutes each way up and over the busy M50. We tried this - once. On the way back we heard the screams of the Banshees roosting on the signs over the motorway. It crosses "Chill Moor". This was the only drawback to the hotel for us, but it might be an advantage to some who prefer not to stay in the noisy Belfast centre. Our room was comfortable and clean in the main. There was no ventilator to the bath/shower room. The carpets smelt dusty.The food was consistently excellent. The breakfasts were amazingly good, generous and excellent value. We would stay there again just for the food.
The hotel was fine although quite a long way out of Dublin centre.
It did take us quite a while to find the hotel as it had been rebranded as the Maldon Hotel although our booking said it was still Bewleys. There is also a new junction on Naas Road so it is easy to go past the hotel.
Don't let the other reviews fool you this hotel is amazing. It has a huge impact when you see it from the outside and the suite we stayed in was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom had a bath and shower plus bathroom plugs for rechargeable toothbrushes and shavers.
The bedroom was separated by a screen door and had a plug for the satellite TV and chest draws that doubles as your dresser. The food at the hotel was nice however the room service is something to improve upon. The safe in our room didn't work as the instructions said it did, and the satellite that was described in the description was the free satellite we get in this country but it is the Irish version that doesn't get many channels.
The transport network near the hotel is incredible and frequent and 3-5 minute walk to the buses or tram plus there is a coach that runs straight to the airport from the same bus stops.
There is a shopping centre near the hotel as well with a cinema and plenty of places to eat.
Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wishes to travel to Dublin in the future.
We were very skeptical when we booked this hotel, as my wife is a light sleeper and I didn't want a hotel over a pub or restaurant. I was very surprised to find the jewel of a hotel in a very quiet part of the Dublin area. It was a short walk from the light rail and very convenient from the M50.
The hotel was beautiful, quiet, comfortable and just a relaxing place to unwind after sightseeing in Dublin for the day.
I would highly recommend this place to someone wanting to stay away from the crowds and I would definitely plan on staying there in the future.
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.