About Marriott Hotel Druids Glen
First To Review: Nadia N.
Oct 12, 2008
I love Dublin and this hotel although approximately 30km out of Dublin it was a fantastic place. If you are partial to Guinness like I am this is simply heaven. I love the Irish people, their food and their Guinness. Our stay there was only 3 nights and as my husband had a special hotel rate we had to stay there. Next month we are returning to Dublin but this time we will be staying right in the centre of Dublin. Anyway Druids Glen is a golf resort and about 40km from the airport. We hired a car and made our way there. It is a beautiful hotel and the bar is superb. It has a huge fire place with a huge leather bar, (pretty contemporary), overlooking the massive golf course. It is a pretty quite hotel but as Dublin is 30 km away we drove into the city centre most of the time with ease. The Irish countryside is simply beautiful and the Irish people are so friendly and warm. Being a stout drinker our first visit was the Guinness Factory and spending half the day there was simply not enough. You have to pay to get into their museum but that will include a pint of Guinness. Ah! the Guinness is so creamy, smooth and velvety... You really have to try it to know what I mean. Then we went to the whiskey distilleries. By night there is ofcourse Temple Bar. You cannot go to Dublin without going to Temple Bar. It is a square lined with bars, night clubs, pubs, restaurants, etc. It is hip, exciting and a happening place. To my surprise I noticed that Dublin have become so cosmopolitan where you will find many different types of people from all over the world. That is so cool. Even the taxi drivers are of many nationalities - now that is a sign of the times. I can remember a good 25 years ago when you would be hard pushed to find a foreigner in Dublin. I love the Irish culture and especially their folk dancing. Outside Dublin there are many pubs that offer Irish folk dancing. My favourite is the Riverdance. I have seen Lord of the Dance in Las Vegas and Riverdance in London so I had to see the real grass roots level of where it is born. This local pub served up steak guinness pie and by 9pm a local group entertained us with 'River Dance' and Irish folk singing. I was mesmerised. By the end of it I wished I could do the 'River Dance'. Most of the dancers were actually teenagers... Really really interesting. I can't wait to go there again soon.
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