Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Perfect Hotel Stay For the Point Depot!

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.

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