Not good service in that I that I had asked for connecting rooms, a good three months before arrival. No one replied to me. I enquired again about this a few days before our arrival (I had requested two family rooms with connecting doors, seeing as we had two small children with us and a teenager,so we were hoping to be able to have at least one of the small ones with the older brother, but that would only happen if they could get to us parents In the night. In fact, this was my primary reason for booking with Travelodge in the first place.
As it happens, there was no record of my request, but we were assured that a note would be made for the housekeepers, prior to our arrival. We arrived , therefore, expecting adjacent, connected family rooms... When I say 'connected' I mean doors between the rooms, which allow access without having to go into the corridor for access, remembering to take the key with you each time etc. all can be a bit of a nightmare if there's a lot of you in the same family.)
At the reception desk, there was no record of either of our communications. And, worse still, we were told that the hotel did not have connecting rooms anywhere In the establishment. She was about to assign me one family room at one end of the corridor, and the second one a few doors away. Totally not what we needed!
I put my foot down and said we HAD to have adjacent rooms at least. We did, in the end, get two rooms next to each other, but the result was two small girls sharing a single bed, and the parents in the double, and, in the room next door, the older boy alone in a family room .. With a fair few variations tried out in between! . Not quite what I had envisaged!
Basically, I'm annoyed that they did not note my requests AT ANY STAGE. Not good.
Comfortable Bed. Bath in bathroom ie not just a shower.
I like the Soap dispensers .. a great way to do our bit for the environment.
Overall, cheap .. by Dublin standards,
And reasonably cheerful.
Felt safe, though my first impression was that of a detention centre. You can't really access the place easily if you are on foot, and by car, you need an exit pass code to operate the barrier in order to leave.
Pleasant district though once you are inside Phoenix park itself. But forget it it if you are a tourist on foot. Understandable though, as
it seems to have been built to serve clients who are just coming off the nearby motorways.