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Frequently

Asked Questions

Location

Q. Where is The Beacon Hotel in relation to Dublin City Centre?

A. We are located in Sandyford, Dublin 18, which is approximately 20 minutes from the city centre via the LUAS.  ( Green Line)

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

A. It takes approximately 7 minutes from hotel reception to the Kilmacud Luas stop. (Green Line)

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

A. Kilmacud.

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

A. St. Stephens Green.

Q. 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.

How to get to the Hotel

Q. How accessible is The Beacon from Dublin Airport ?

A. The Beacon is very accessible from Dublin Airport, we are located just off exit 13 on the M50 which is the main motorway that links the Airport with the city. The journey will take approximately 25 minutes off peak and 45 minutes in traffic from the airport to the hotel via taxi.

Q. What buses do you take from Dublin airport to get to the hotel?

The aircoach is the best option to get from the airport to the hotel.

Travelling to The Beacon Hotel by Aircoach

  • The Beacon Hotel is serviced by the aircoach departing opposite Dublin Airport arrivals hall
  • The aircoach departs every 20 minutes between 04:30 and 12:30, then every hour between 12:30 and 04:30
  • Tickets can be purchased on the coach or online at www.aircoach.ie
  • The aircoach stops on Burton Hall Road which is a 10 minute walk from The Beacon Hotel, alternatively it also stops directly outside the Clayton
  • Hotel in Leopardstown and a taxi will bring you to The Beacon in 5 minutes if you have lots of baggage. 
  • The aircoach costs from €7.00 each way.

 

Travelling back to Dublin Airport from The Beacon Hotel

  • The aircoach collects passengers at The Microsoft Building which is a short walk ( approximately 7 minutes) from The Beacon Hotel.
    The aircoach departs every 20 minutes between 04:30 and 12:30, then every hour between 12:30 and 04:30.
    Tickets can be purchased on the coach or online at www.aircoach.ie.

Q. How long will the journey take from the airport to the hotel?

A. The journey will take approximately 25 minutes off peak and 45 minutes in traffic from the airport to the hotel via taxi.

Q. Does The Beacon’s taxi service take card?

A. Yes you can pay by card.

Parking

Q. Is there parking at the hotel?

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

Car parking spaces are limited and cannot be reserved prior to arrival. Car parking spaces are subject to availability. The Beacon Hotel carpark is located underground, underneath the hotel. As you enter the carpark there are 2 options. Stay to the left and drive down the hill, if you take the option to the right you will be parking at The Beacon Hospital carpark and charges will apply. Simply stay to the left, drive downhill, take a ticket from the machine and follow the signs for Beacon Hotel car parking. Each of the hotel spaces are labelled Beacon Hotel parking. These are the only spaces that guests are permitted to park in. Should you park in any other space that is not labelled Beacon Hotel car parking you could be clamped.

Rooms

Q. What time is check out?
A. Check out is 12 midday each day.

Q. What time is check in?
A. Check in is from 3pm each day. If you arrive early we can certainly store your luggage for you until your room is ready.

Q. Is it possible to get a late check out?
A. Yes. You will need to request this when booking your stay or you can request at reception when checking in. There may be a charge for this request.

Q. Is The Beacon Hotel wheelchair friendly?
A. Yes. We have rooms available that are wheelchair accessible. Please highlight that you require a wheelchair accessible room when making your booking.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Q. What time is Breakfast served until?

A. Breakfast is served from 7am until 10.00am Monday to Friday and from 8am until 12pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Q. Does the hotel serve lunch?

A. Lunch is available Monday – Friday from 12 noon daily until 5pm in The Crystal Bar or My Thai Restaurant.

Q. Does the hotel serve dinner?

A. Dinner is available from Monday to Saturday from 5pm until 10.30pm.

Sundays and Bank Holidays from 5pm -10pm.

Q. Is room service available?

A. 24 hours room service is available but the menu is limited between 9.30pm and 7am.

Things to do locally

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

A. 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 Laoghaire 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 via 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 Trail 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 it 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.

Leisure Facilities

Q. What fitness facilities do you have at the hotel?

We have a fitness studio at the hotel, which is located on the first floor, it is a compact studio room which has the following equipment;

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

Dublin’s entertainment venues

Q. How close is The Beacon to Dublin's top entertainment sites?

A. The Beacon Hotel is located close to some of the best entertainment venues in Dublin. Located just beside the Green Luas line and numerous bus routes, guests can easily get to where they want to go. The Beacon is easily accessible to:

  • Marlay Park - 10 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bus
  • Aviva Stadium - 20 minutes by car
  • Dundrum Town Centre - 3 stops on the Green Luas line or 13 minutes by bus
  • City Centre - 30 minutes by Luas or 45 minutes by bus
  • Croke Park - 35 minutes by car or 1 hour by bus
Offers

Q. Does The Beacon have upcoming special offers?

Yes. Please check out our offers page or please sign up to receive our monthly newsletters that include exclusive offers not available to the public.