Frequently Asked Questions

Where exactly is the Beacon Hotel in relation to Dublin city centre?

We are located in Sandyford, which is approximately 20 minutes from the city centre via the LUAS.  

How far is it to walk from the hotel to the Luas stop?

7 minutes from hotel reception to the Kilmacud Luas stop. ( Green Line)

What Luas stop to you get on at to get into the city?


What Luas stop do you get off at to get into the city?

St. Stephens Green.

Where exactly does the Luas leave you in the city?

St Stephens Green, which is the south side of Dublin city. Stephens Green is located at the top of Grafton Street, the very heart of Dublin city. A 10 minute stroll down Grafton Street, past the GPO will lead you onto O’Connell Street.

Can I get the Aircoach to The Beacon from Dublin Airport?

You can get the Aircoach to The Beacon Hotel, it stops outside the Microsoft building in Sandyford and it is a straight 7 minute walk to The Beacon Hotel from the Aircoach stop.

The Aircoach runs regularly every 30 minutes and every 15 minutes during peak times.

It will take you approximately 1 hour to get from the airport to The Beacon via the Aircoach. You can book tickets online or buy them on arrival at the airport.

At Dublin Airport you can purchase your ticket from any Aircoach staff member at the Aircoach departure stands at either Terminal 1, Arrivals Road, or Terminal 2, Departures Road.  You may also purchase your ticket from your driver when boarding the coach and also from our Travel Shop in the great Northern Mall, Belfast. For the best value fares please book online at

€10 one way or €16 return.

What is there to do around the hotel if you don't want to go into the city?

Sandyford itself is home to numerous shops, cafes and activities are all within walking distance of the hotel and located in Beacon South Quarter.

Dundrum Town Centre with over 200 shops restaurants and bars, cinemas and restaurants is located 5 minutes’ drive from the hotel.

Airfield visitor centre and café and restaurant is also a 5 minute drive from the hotel.

Marlay Park with over 121 hectares (300 acres) suburban park located in Rathfarnham in County Dublin is a 10 minute drive from the hotel.

Leopardstown Racecourse is located 5 minutes from the hotel by car. With a number of fixtures and events throughout the year it is the fabulous day out.

Dun Laoghaire Pier – Dublin on the bay is a 20 minute drive from the hotel – stroll along the pier, people watch and sit in or al fresco and enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafes located around the pier. Dun Loaghaire is also full of shops, quirky little side streets, the people’s park with markets every Saturday. It is a fabulous day out and is located 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel.

Powerscourt House & Gardens with Avoca Café  is located 20 minutes’ drive through a very scenic route up through Enniskerry. Spend an afternoon strolling through the gardens, visiting the waterfall, pottering around the shops and enjoy a sumptuous lunch or delicious afternoon treat.    

Wicklow Way - The Wicklow way a famous Irish walking Trial begins in Rathfarnham a 10 minute drive from the hotel. Taking in the rolling hills and scenic countryside of the Dublin, you can do a section of the walk or the full walk which finishes in Co Carlow

Golf -The Beacon is close to a number of local Golf Courses and also some world famous award winning courses, including Powerscourt and Druids Glen. For more information on Golf click here. 

Jumpzone - For the big kid in you, visit Jump zone in Sandyford, one Ireland largest Trampoline Centres. Jump zone is suitable for all ages from 5 upwards and is a great fun day out for all that go.

Ski Centre - Located in Sandyford is the perfect activity to help you perfect your Skiing skills, unlike other Ski centres their unique technology allows you Ski for more than 15 minutes without stopping, so you can really get comfortable with your technique. Instructors are on hand to guide you through the process.

 What leisure facilities are available at the hotel?

We have a fitness studio at the hotel which has the following equipment;

Elliptical Machine
Rowing Machine
TRX Equipment
Stationary Bike
Free Weights
Kettlebells, Dumbells & Medicine Balls

What other facilities are available at the hotel?

Relax and unwind over our new European lunch menu in The Crystal Bar or linger over a long lunch or dinner in our award winning My Thai restaurant

Is the hotel in an industrial estate?

We are located on the edge of Sandyford Business Park. Which offers easy access in and out of the city. 

Is there parking at the hotel?

Yes we offer car-parking at the hotel free of charge for residents. Just get a member of our reception team to validate your tickets on departure. 

What time is check out?

Checkout is 12 noon on the day of departure.

Is it possible to get a late check out?

Late checkout can be arrange and a charge applies. Please talk to reception on arrival to arrange late checkout. Late checkout is subject to availability.

What time does breakfast stop?

Breakfast is served until 10.00am Monday to Friday and until 12pm on Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays.

What time is check in?

Checkin is available from 3pm, if you arrive early we can certainly store your luggage for you until your room is ready.



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