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Cheap and close to Dublin city and Dublin airport
Regency Airport Hotel (Dublin)
Member Name: Ghumphrey
Regency Airport Hotel (Dublin)
Disadvantages: Car park fees and paperthin walls in places
Regency Hotel Dublin
The Regency Hotel is located about 3km North of Dublin. It's about half way between Dublin city centre and the airport. I found it to be an excellent base to explore Dublin and it currently has some great deals.
I stayed in the Regency for a weekend just before Christmas 2009. We got the deal for 120 euro for the weekend. The price didn't include breakfast but it did include complementary access to the leisure facilities.
The hotel itself was pretty nice. I wasn't expecting much for the price and was delighted with what we got. The hotel does show it age in certain areas but overall I was more than happy. The room is built to American standards and was therefore a bit bigger than other hotels I have stayed at in Dublin. The hotel itself was a breeze to find. I drove from the North and it was literally drive to the end of the motorway. Exit motorway and the hotel is on the right.
We ate a meal in the hotel on the first night. It was just pub grub and found it to be pretty decent. I had a burger and chips for 10 euro which was pretty reasonable. Can't remember the price of pints but don't remember them being overly expensive.
There was free entertainment in the bar too which was decent enough.
The leisure facilities were very good. They look almost brand new and include a gym, salon, pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. You need to buy or bring your own shower cap to use the pool.
Overall I would recommend this hotel if your on a budget and don't fancy spending all your money on a room. It was a doddle to get into Dublin on the bus as every bus that passed the hotel goes into Dublin. Surprisingly one of the cheap things in Dublin is a taxi and we were able to get taxi back at end of night no problem. My only gripes with the hotel were that they charged for car parking. Seemed very ryanair-ish of them. I believe it was 10 euro. Also the rooms could be interlinked by a door leading into each bathroom. This meant we could hear everything in the room and particularly the bathroom next door. The people next to us were up for an early flight, took three hours to get ready and at times sounded like they were getting ready in our room. Similar to a hotel experience in that way as there is always some idiot waking everyone else.
Other than that I would go back. They now even do rooms for 49 euro so for a visit to Dublin it worth considering.
Summary: For the price i cant really complain
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