Saturday, 29 April 2017

Birthday Getaway to the Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown

I wasn't planning on doing a review of the Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown at all, but mum and I were so happy with our choice of hotel I thought I'd let you all know. Excuse the lack of photos and bad lighting but I hope you get a feel for the hotel all the same.


April is the month for Birthdays in our family, mum at the beginning of the month and mine the end, so we needed a little weekend away especially when we realised the last time we were away just the two of us was seven years ago! That is shocking and as a result, we have promised ourselves to go away more together. We picked the Crowne Plaza because Mum had stayed there before with Dad for a conference and of course it was close to the amazing shopping centre. Also importantly I found it easy to get to off the M50 coming from Wexford.


The stand out about the hotel was the staff and the customer service they bring. Check-in was quick and help was offered with our luggage. Two huge beds in a bigger than expected room greeted us and we were in our element. The bathroom was a good size too with a shower and toiletries. Parking was free at the hotel which I love because this has become such a rarity these days, and parking at the shopping centre was also free (not that we parked over there as we were in walking distance). Housekeeping was super friendly too, making sure we had everything we needed and always had a hello when we passed them in the hall.


We ate in the Sanctuary Bar and the staff were the best ever! Mum and I both have food allergies (EpiPen always on standby) and they really went out of their way to make us at ease with our order with the maรฎtre d' coming to double check about the allergies. They were all so friendly and the atmosphere was really great. The food was divine with service quick and portion size bigger than expected, so well worth the price.


After the stress of the last few months and years, this was a break we needed and we enjoyed ourselves. We definitely would go back again.

Yes, some shopping was done and I'm not sorry! I'll have a little MAC haul up soon.


10 comments:

  1. I've stayed in this hotel twice and it is divine I wouldn't hesitate booking it again. So glad ye enjoyed it

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    1. We had a blast, and the laughter was mighty. We stayed two nights and we were so delighted with our weekend away. I can see why you have stayed twice! x

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  2. Looks lovely, delighted ye enjoyed a well deserved break XXX

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    1. Thanks Marie, it was great to get away xxx

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  3. The room looks lovely & it sounds perfect for a shopping break! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. It was the perfect spot for all the shopping in one place ๐Ÿ˜ƒ It was great not to have to go into thebl city centre and the hotel was fab xx

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  4. Ah deadly, room looks fabulous and can't wait for the MAC haul xx siobhan

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    1. MAC haul is on the way, I just need to upload the pictures tonight ๐Ÿ˜‰ The room was perfect for us xx

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  5. Looks lovely and so well deserved for the two of you. So pleased ye enjoyed it so much :)

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    1. The break was definitely needed and we had a great time xxx

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