For those of us that live outside of Dublin it’s quite hard to choose the right hotel when you are looking for an overnight stay while heading to a gig in the Point Depot, yes it will always be the Point to me & not the O2 or the Three Arena or any other name they decide to call it in years to come.
A few months ago I was bringing my WWE mad daughter Orla to the wrestling & needed a hotel for us, at the time my car had broken down so that limited us to hotels on public transport routes. I eventually chose the Best Western, Sheldon Park Hotel in Dublin 12. I paid €70 B&B in a twin room for both of us. Rooms are spotless & spacious. The hotel itself has a lovely old style charm with large chandeliers in reception. We had no issues with noise as we might have had if we opted for a city centre hotel.
It’s on the Red Luas Line so we got the train to Heuston Station & hopped on the Luas at the door to bring us the 10 minute ride out to Kylemore. From there the hotel is just a 5 minute walk away. Easy. Peasy.
Overall it’s a lovely hotel but with just a few tweaks it could be so much better. One thing I really didn’t like is that they tell you in the rooms that you have to take your towels from the room to the pool & bring them back. I really felt ridiculous with a bundle of towels under my oxter trotting through the car park as that’s the only way to access the pool & leisure centre! However, when I mentioned it at the pool I was told that you can hire the towels there for a deposit of €1 each.
The location is great as the Luas is only a short walk away & it brings you right to the door of The Point, €5.20 for adults €2.10 for children ages 4-15yrs return. So if you don’t fancy driving in Dublin City Centre you really don’t have to. Better yet after the concert is over you can get the Luas back & drop into McDonalds at Kylemore for a quick bite & still be back in the hotel for last orders.