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.

a roof of a building

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.

a hotel room with a bed and a deska room with a bed and a televisionThe bathroom was pretty standard but clean and had sufficient towels.

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

a plate of fruit on a tableI 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.

a sign with directions on itThe next post will detail my ‘Day with United’ which started here and finished in San Francisco almost 24 hours later.