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The Lucan Spa Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Booked hotel and advised of my brain disorder- asked them to provide a room in a quiet area with no people traffic. This didn’t happen and I was handed room keys to look at various rooms - not one person offered to show me the rooms! Rooms were dated and our room didn’t have a working shower - when trying to use the hose attached to the wall from the taps - this was their idea of a shower! My husband and I were nearly scoulded - they gave us a key to another room to use the shower - having to cross the landing to use the shower, and the basin and shower in this room we’re hanging off of the wall!!!!!! They demanded full payment upfront but I’m glad to say I didn’t do this - I paid €100 which I’m still waiting to be returned to me. They haven’t apologised and haven’t responded to my email! Highly unprofessional and I have reported them to the relevant authorities in Dublin. Don’t waste your money.

Went for dinner here with my wife and 2 kids on Sunday night (25th). First me and my wife ordered soup with a crispy roll and got stale brown bread!! The soup was actually nice thou. Then the mains came I ordered the ballyneety mixed grill 16.95 was absolutely dreadful dry burned and inedible 5oz steak was like leather and burned, sausages pudding and bacon I’d say were reheated from breakfast because they were hard as rocks, the fried egg was a disgrace hard and burned underneath best part of it was the raw tomato and the half stale bread that came with it, my wife’s roast beef came on top of lumpy grey mashed potato I’d say was left over from the carvery that day and thick coagulated gravy, no veg came with it either, she ordered chips with her meal and it was like they were old and refried, the waitress did come over and asked was everything alright and I said yes because my son was embarrassed and kept telling me not to complain, but when I was paying the bill the poor girl could hardly look me in the eye she knew it was crap she just served us. I’m a head chef in a hotel and if any of my chefs served the type of crap I got served there I would fire them on the spot, you couldn’t pay me to eat there again,

Stayed here for two nights. The receptionist wasn’t very friendly when checking in. ( woman in her 50’s) When I requested to pay there and then she seemed a bit friendlier which I thought was odd behaviour. A smile costs nothing. The initial impression wasn’t good. Standoffish. The room was nice. It was a long walk to the room. Comfortable room. Breakfast was nice. I don’t think I would stay again due to the front desk impression. You are selling your hotel. Be nice and friendly to your customers!! A smile costs nothing!

I have attended many family events at the main restaurant in the Spa Hotel. The latest of which was last night. The food is consistently great. Homely, hearty food with large portions. You will never leave the Spa Hotel hungry. Lovely atmosphere. Impressive vintage dining hall. Staff are always friendly and attentive. I would recommend the Spa Hotel to friends.

Everything was great, especially the staff, and the athmosphere, I liked that there were people all the time, making you feel the good energy of the place. All that makes it a very nice place to stay.

Think twice before booking this one! We stopped to check in early and were offered a room above the bar. We declined. Checked in about 7pm after traveling for almost 48 hours straight, which they knew, and indeed we are above the event. Music and the constant slamming of the doors and we are exhausted beyond words. Cashless front desk and were told it would be over soon, vita the noise continues. Horrible!!!!

Stayed two nights on a visit to client near Dublin. Room was smallish and shower minute. The shower temperature fluctuated rather wildly too. As usual for hotels room was too warm. The breakfast was plentiful and traditional. I ate from the bar menu both evenings as weather precluded venturing out, which was not bad at all if unexciting. On the morning I left hotel staff were very helpful lending equipment for snow clearance from my car and travel advice. By the way, sat nav directions were deceiving as the hotel is accessed by the slip road on the N4.

I know this is an old family run hotel but the cleanliness of the bedroom and bathroom really lets the place down. The bed covers old and grotty. Floor of bathroom dirty with hairs stuck to the tiles. Bedroom mirror dirty. Housekeeping staff are doing a terrible job. On a positive note the reception and bar staff very nice.

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel as we were attending a birthday party in Lucan. The hotel is situated just off the motorway into Dublin about 10 miles from the airport and about the same distance from Dublin city centre. Now I am not one of those people who you see on 4 in a bed who look for things to criticise and look for dust behind the curtain rail and a rogue hair under the mattress! I'll say it as I found it. First impressions were that it was a lovely victorian style hotel. Check in was easy and welcoming. We were given our key and directions to the room. The room was comfortable with 1 double bed and 1 single which was more than adequate for 2 people. Tea and coffee were provided in the room along with an iron and ironing board. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable and we had a great night's sleep on both nights. The bathroom was an adequate size with a walk in shower. The shower itself was a tight fit but I am a big fella. The shower was the mixing taps type and once you set the temperature of the water the shower seemed to take on a life of its own going hot then cold hot again etc. Apologies to any adjoining rooms for my girly screams in the shower :-). I also wondered why the glasses and slip mat were hidden in the cupboard under the sink? I only found them on the second morning when curiosity got the better of me and I had a look. Perhaps this information could be included in the information pack? Some of our party did have a problem getting into the Hotel in the early hours returning from the Party. Despite ringing the bell for the night porter to let them in they were left in the freezing cold for 20 minutes before eventually being let in. Not a nice position to be in for an elderly person and a pregnant lady. Breakfast was very enjoyable served by very friendly staff. There was everything you could think of - cereal, yogurts, tea/coffee, toast and full English/Irish. We had a problem at breakfast as we thought we had booked B&B but had booked room only. This was sorted very quickly at reception and we were given a 50% discount for our 2 days which was a lovely gesture. There is a pub in the grounds of the hotel which is very reasonably priced around about E4.50/5.00 a pint but beware if you are on a budget as the city centre is very expensive at about E7.00 a pint in Temple Bar. A taxi to Dublin will cost you about E30. I am not sure if there is public transport nearby but I am sure the reception desk will guide you. All in all we had a very enjoyable time at the Lucan and would have no hesitation staying here again, although If I was visiting Dublin again I would probably look for something in the city centre.

Stay here for one night recently. Booked on line and got amazing value for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. On arrival at Reception I was greeted with a friendly and warm Hello. My room as 322. It was spacious, warm and very clean. The en suite was equipped with everything one needs for the overnight stay. Dinner was lovely, loads of choices, cooked well and presented in the best way possible. Very quite room, no disturbance from other guests or outside the hotel. Ample free parking . Breakfast consisted of cereals (gluten free) with a full Irish and continental . Plates were piled high, no skimping here on amount of food. I will recommend this hotel to family and friends a true gem on the outskirts of Dublin City. Will definitely be back. A big thank you to ALL THE STAFF for making my stay so enjoyable.

N4, Junction 4A Lucan Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

The Lucan Spa Hotel places you within a 15-minute drive of War Memorial Gardens and Phoenix Park. This 3-star hotel has 70 rooms and welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Guinness Storehouse and Ha' Penny Bridge are also within a 20-minute drive of this Lucan hotel.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy dining at Hanora D Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


The Lucan Spa Hotel's 70 air-conditioned rooms provide private yards, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 20-inch flat-screen TVs. Other standard amenities include ceiling fans, hair dryers, and phones.

Property features

Guests of The Lucan Spa Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and conference space. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, a garden, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

46.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 364 reviews