My trip to Grand Cayman started from Dublin so I built in a quick overnight stay in order to make sure I was all Ok for the morning flight back to London. The Hilton sale offered the property for EUR56 for the Friday night I needed. When the upgrade window offered a suite for EUR25 more it was too good to resist.
The property is 10-15 minutes away from the airport on the motorway. The shuttle bus picks up about a 10 minute walk away from the Terminal at Dublin. There is EUR2 charge for the bus from the hotel, but it is free to the hotel.
When I arrived I must just have missed a bus as I had a 30 minute wait before one turned it. There was only one empty seat so at peak times you might have to wait quite a while.
On arrival at Reception I was told that the suite upgrade had cleared and that I was on the 3rd floor. They gave me my breakfast certificate and free internet code (Gold HHonors) and I was on my way. I also booked by transfer for the morning as I suspect that the buses get very full at peak times.
The room was located at the front of the hotel, overlooking the car park and the road crossing where I noticed that there is a shopping centre with a large Tesco foodstore, about a five minute walk away which would be useful if you had more time.
The room itself had a living room and a seperate bedroom. The bathroom was located off the bedroom.
The living had a couple of large sofas, a small table, a flatscreen TV and lots of light from the large windows:
There were four bottles of water and a bottle of nuts in the room:
The bedroom was spacious and airy, and equipped with another TV:
The bathroom was huge with a seperate shower and full sized bath:
The view from bedroom was of rolling Irish countryside:
I was leaving too early for breakfast (which starts at 6.30am, a little late for a hotel at an airport I would have thought) so I got a to-go bag:
The bus was pretty busy and drops off at Terminal 2 first, then makes a long trip to get to Terminal 1. In retrospect I would have been better to have walked from T2 to T1.