Radisson Blu, Dublin Airport

My previous post on the BA flight from LHR to Dublin delivered me to Terminal 1 ready to get the bus to the Radisson in a huge rain storm. The hotel itself is only a five minute walk from the terminal but the rain was so heavy I waited for the bus. The bus stop for the two on-airport hotels is on the other side of the car park, and there is a covered walkway which runs out near the bus stops. I didn’t get too wet. The bus took 2 minutes and it was great to see that the hotel was running two buses to cope with the inclement weather.

View from room on a wet day

Check-in was painless and the status matched Club Carlson Gold membership earned me an upgrade to a Business Room. The room itself was of an average size but was nicely appointed.

The bathroom was pretty standard but clean and had sufficient towels.

After I had been in the room for about 10 minutes, someone from room service appeared with a plate of fruit. A nice touch.

I had booked a Bed-and-Breakfast rate and enjoyed the large buffet they had – of hot and cold food – the usual hot items – eggs, sausage, bacon, two types of black pudding together with cereals, toast, and pastries. Tea and Coffee were delivered by the attentive waiting staff.

At check-out the bill was fine, but I made the mistake of asking to pay in Sterling and incurred the 3.5% currency exchange fee. Silly me.


The hotel was fine – not wonderful but perfectly acceptable at a EUR96 rate including taxes and breakfast.

Two buses were operating to the airport and mine was quite full with people off on holidays. I alighted at Terminal 2, where the US airlines leave from, as well Air Lingus.

The next post will detail my ‘Day with United’ which started here and finished in San Francisco almost 24 hours later.