by Courtney Elko
Located just 15 minutes outside the center of Dublin and only 25 minutes from the Dublin Airport, the Sandymount has been a family-run hotel since 1955. The hotel is constructed from eight interconnected Victorian houses, which were originally built in 1866, and were homes of the aristocracy of Dublin. The homes became a hotel in 1955 and eventually were interconnected to expand from four guestrooms to the current 169 guestrooms. Sandymount Hotel is considered one of the last remaining family-run hotels in Dublin.
The Sandymount Hotel is situated next to Aviva Stadium, home to Ireland’s soccer and rugby teams, and where concerts are often performed. The train station into Dublin and Sandymount Village are within walking distance as well. The guestrooms are spacious and offer double and single beds in the same room, as well as free Wi-Fi and free parking. The onsite restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the kids receive a cool activity pack at check-in.
Sandymount can accommodate larger families and is a hotel to visit when you want to be just close enough to the center of Dublin while also avoiding the city congestion.
Our Editor Loves
- Easy walk to the train
- Minutes from Aviva Stadium
- Onsite dining and free Wi-Fi
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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There are 169 modern guestrooms from which to choose, all available in a variety of bed configurations. Families of five or more can easily be accommodated here. None of the rooms offer air conditioning, but the windows open slightly. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Rollaway beds are available upon request at an additional cost.
These large rooms are ideal for families. The Family Rooms feature one double and two single beds with plenty of space to spare. There is a flat-screen television, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer and a shower/tub combination in the bathroom.
The Classic guestrooms feature single, double or triple occupancy. There is a flat-screen television with a built-in DVD player, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer and a shower/tub combination in the bathroom.
The Executive guestrooms feature single or double occupancy. There is a flat-screen television, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, complimentary bottled water and a shower/tub combination in the bathroom.
Stayed for a night as we had business in Dublin. Twin room as there were 2 of us. All staff were very professional, helpful and friendly. Great hotel Car park.
Rooms were spacious. Bathroom was tiny. Pillows were as flat as pancakes. Telephone in room didn’t work. Corridors are very narrow and noisy.
Would I stay again............ only if I had to ????
The room was good sized, the bed was comfortable, good pressure in the shower and the staff were helpful. The breakfast was ok if predictable and unchanging; got a bit boring after a few days but there are no other options in the near vicinity. It looks a little far our but he DART is only a couple of hundred metres away (beside the Aviva stadium) and it is only 3 stations to Tara just beside the Liffey on the south side of town. If you are sightseeing on the Southside you do not really need the train. There is a great little canal walk from the end of Herbert Road (half way to the station) to Grand Canal Street, turn left and in a few hundred metres you are in the centre of the Southside tourist attractions. Taking the canal walk in the opposite direction takes you to Ballsbridge and a coule of reasonable restaurants/pubs. There is also an excellent bag wash laundry about 350m from the hotel on the corner of Shelbourne Road and Bath Avenue (apparently there is no laundry service at the hotel). Getting to and from the hotel can be a little tricky. The easiest way we found was via Pearse DART station (2 stops from the hotel on the way into town). There is an airport bus stop (757) just across the road outside the station exit and there is a lift at that end of the platform to get your. Heavy bags up and down - €2.25 for the DART and €7 for the airport bus (stops at both terminals with the terminus at terminal 1. The day we travelled there were only 3 of us on the bus so no issues with luggage.
The hotel is next to Aviva Stadium, which is home to Ireland's soccer and rugby teams. The train station to reach the center of Dublin is only a short walk away, and Sandymount Village, with shops and restaurants, is also only a short walk away.
There is no pool at the hotel. However, there is a public swimming pool located at Marian College, a two-minute walk from the hotel. Guests are welcome to use this pool.
Line Out Bar
This casual bar lounge offers drinks and a bar food menu of pizza, pasta and Irish classics like beef stew. The lounge overlooks the hotel's gardens and offers outdoor dining space. Serving lunch and dinner, this bar lounge is open from 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A kids' menu is available.
Whitty's is open for a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The buffet consists of eggs, breakfast meats, baked beans, porridge, pastries and more. Breakfast vouchers can be purchased at the reception desk or can be included with a designated hotel rate. Whitty's is also open for catering events and outdoor barbecues in the summer months.
Room service is available all day and breakfast room service can be arranged by hanging your menu card on your guestroom door the evening prior.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Free parking is available in a parking lot in front of the hotel.
The fitness center, featuring cardio machines, is located on the ground floor.
Babysitting services are available upon request by a third-party agency.
International Electrical Outlets
The hotel is happy to provide international adaptors for the electrical outlets at no cost.
Ireland's currency is the Euro and the hotel offers foreign exchange service at the reception desk.
The Best Time to Visit
The summer months are the busiest times for families to visit, as well as when there are large soccer or rugby matches or concerts taking place at Aviva Stadium. Ireland's weather is often unpredictable, with sun, clouds and rain sometimes in the same day. But temperatures often range from the high 50s to the low 70s in the summer months.
Located just outside the center of Dublin, this hotel is less than 20 minutes to Dublin International Airport.
The Sandymount Hotel is within walking distance to DART train rail, which can transport families into the center of Dublin in just minutes. The DART is easy to navigate, but if you have plans to explore more outside of Dublin, a rental car or taxi is needed. The hotel is also happy to arrange a car hire.
For Mom and Dad
The hotel's Line Out Bar is the closest bar to Aviva Stadium. On game day, be sure to stop in for a pint.