Review: Hilton Dublin Airport

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The Hilton at Dublin Airport is about a ten minute drive from the airport terminals. Picking up from the coach park, about 10 minutes walk from Terminal 1, the transfer coach runs about every 45 minutes.

hilton dublin airport

The hotel itself is on the intersection of two main roads and there is a Tesco store about 5 minutes away if you want snacks or drinks.

The rooms are of the light wood type with large windows which makes them bright and airy.

I booked the cheapest room and was offered an EUR50 upgrade to a suite which cleared the day before. I was able to check-in using the Hilton app and select my suite from the small number that they have available.

I was lucky to get out to the pick-up point for the bus about 5 minutes before it came.

Hilton Dublin Airport

The bus has about 7 seats and I have never seen it full.

The staff greeted me a a Diamond HHonors member, provided the WiFi code and directed me to my room.

The suites have a separate sitting and sleeping area which is, I always think, the point of a suite.

Hilton Dublin Airport Hilton Dublin Airport

The sitting area has two large sofas, a table, TV, desk and table for two suitable for room service. There is a standalone loo and wash hand basin.

The bedroom, which leads to the large bathroom has a separate TV, wardrobe with bath robes.

Hilton Dublin Airport

The bathroom has a large bath tub and a walk in shower as well as a wash basin and loo.

Hilton Dublin Airport

Hilton Dublin Airport

I slept well and made my way down for breakfast the next morning.

Hilton Dublin Airport

The buffet contained a large number of hot and cold items and provided a great way to start the day. As a Diamond HHonors member they gave me the whole run of the items for free.

After finishing packing, I went to catch the bus. The bus dropped off at Terminal 2 and as it was raining very hard I walked to Terminal 1 via the bridge.

It was a good stay and the combination of a cheap rate and a modest upgrade gave me a good stay in a nice room.


Release Date

24 November 2015

Good Points

Usually able to secure good rates at weekends
Chain hotel which offers rewards
Light and airy
Full breakfast offered to Hilton HHonors member
WiFi is decent

Bad Points

EUR2 charge for bus from hotel to airport
Bus only runs every 45 minutes
Ten minutes away from the airport
No Executive Lounge but free drink from bar given to HHonors Gold and Diamond members






Overall Rating


A decent hotel, which although some distance from the airport. The staff are friendly and helpful. Room service is prompt. The restaurant and bar, on the ground floor are decent.



  1. Nick Burch says

    There’s a PDF timetable of the buses on their website, and the Maps & Directions page. Worth checking in advance, to see if you need to run to catch a bus on arrival! I’ve only ever seen the bus full in the morning heading back to the airport

    The restaurant / bar area can feel a bit big and soulless, but the food’s quite good and reasonably priced

    For anyone with a longer layover, there’s a bus from basically outside the hotel into Dublin, ask staff at reception for details. Avoids the need to get the hotel shuttle to the airport to get a bus from there, and quite a bit cheaper too!

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