We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Haddington

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
The Haddington
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 274: English reviews
Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here recently to attend a family function. Our room was very comfortable and bathroom very clean with good shower. Nespresso machine in bedroom was a nice touch. Only downside was that we missed out on the sea views which guests in front rooms enjoyed! Breakfast good but would prefer if tea/coffee and toast were served to the table...having to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JoannaL14
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good hotel. Accomodating staff. Plesant atmosphere, friendly. Great place to stay. A good hotel close to Dublin with a very good restaurant and bar.Easy access to all areas around Dublin and wicklow. But dont forget to eat the great food served here.

Helpful?
2 Thank Tom O
Killearn
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrival..... We both arrived off the Aircoach (recommended) from Dublin airport after flying in from Glasgow that morning.... on Friday afternoon around 15;00....checked in (luke warm welcome)....No view at all....room & bathroom both medium sized and clearly tired quite old hat and bathroom tiles cracked etc...no Wow! factor here. Went for walk along front...its a fabulous town & situation. Beach...sea...harbour...Wow!... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Stephen F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hotel is in the middle of being renovated. We were here for a wedding which was catered for very well. The room we had was fine. It was clean and the coffee machine and other facilities in the room were all of a good quality. The room was tired and the view we had was of, what looked like,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan O
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stayed for 5 nights. Room was on the 2nd floor, entered the room and was better than i expected with a coffee maker and bottled water still and sparkling. Room was very clean. I was on the other side of the hotel from last time so thought i was away from the noise of the restaurant. Sadly i was right... More 

Helpful?
Thank steveslug3
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great room with a lovely view over the harbour and yacht club. Excellent breakfast. close to The DART station we easy reach of Dublin city centre. Near to all local shops and a good selection of bars pubs an d eating houses' The hotel is in the process of being upgraded it currently stands at 40%, so what it will... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jembobwana
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
212 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the weekend and had a sea view room, so the view was fantastic. We were in one of the older rooms and they are cramped and in need of tlc. There was a double and single bed in the room and the bathroom is small. But it serves it's purpose and we looked at one of... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank gerifc
Salem, South Carolina
Level Contributor
38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This older hotel is in the process of being modernized. The rooms are very comfortable and very clean. Breakfast in the restaurant is buffet style and is excellent with many delicious choices. The staff are very helpful. The hotel is directly across from the pier and a small park and is walking distance to the tram into Dublin.

Helpful?
1 Thank Pat S
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

So this hotel is in the midst of a renovation which is of course understandable ,however €135 for a small room with filthy mildew/mouldy Windows ,flaking ceiling,freezing cold,constant trains passing by, and dodgy TVs is really unattractive ,if you are renovating then change your room prices to match.oh the €135 was not inclusive of breakfast ,view was nice and the... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank jennymc20
Holland, Michigan
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Our B&B double booked and we ended up at The Haddington. Best mistake that ever happened to us! We had a room on the top floor overlooking the pier. It was pretty spacious, clean, quiet and tastefully decorated. The breakfast was amazing! Best bacon and croissants I've ever had and plenty of other items. Very short walk to the DART... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Lori S

145 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (127)
Viewed
View from Room (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (23)
Viewed
Room/Suite (26)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (45)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Dun Laoghaire
0.2 km away
Royal Marine Hotel
Royal Marine Hotel
#1 of 5 in Dun Laoghaire
1,841 reviews
2.6 km away
Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa
Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa
#2 of 5 in Dun Laoghaire
321 reviews
2.7 km away
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Dublin
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.4 km away
Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, Dublin
5.5 km away
Clayton Hotel Leopardstown
Clayton Hotel Leopardstown
#1 of 1 in Leopardstown
1,011 reviews
4.9 km away
Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
#1 of 1 in Stillorgan
1,381 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Haddington is a new brand name for the old Kingston Hotel and works are underway to improve our spaces and move it towards a luxurious hotel. This won't be a fast transformation but enhancements are already evident in the newer rooms and some of the public spaces and we'll continually look to improve our offering. Our hotel has fifty bedrooms and all rooms come with en suite facilities, digital TV, free WIFI, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Our newer 'classic' and 'deluxe' rooms also come with an in-room safe, a mini fridge stocked with fresh milk, filtered still & sparkling waters as well as a complimentary Irish Times. Most of the rooms in these categories also have spectacular sea views. Our main bar and restaurant is called Oliveto (which is very popular so booking in advance is well advised) and we also have a separate Library Bar for private parties & gatherings as well as a larger Oak Room. Additional lobby bar facilities are part of the upgrade works but we hope our guests can use our current lobby to relax, read and enjoy afternoon tea or evening drinks. Dun Laoghaire DART station is just a 5-minute walk away and provides regular rail connections to Dublin's city centre and the 3 Arena in just 20 minutes. The Aviva Stadium and the RDS can be reached after a 10-minute DART rail journey as can the beautiful village of Dalkey going in the opposite direction. On a local level, we are directly opposite the east pier (great for a walk) and close to Sandycove beach (swim all year!!), James Joyce Tower, Maritime Museum and a dozen other local attractions. We hope you'll get a chance to stay with The Haddington. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Haddington

Address: 9-12 Haddington Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland (Formerly Kingston Hotel)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dun Laoghaire
Price Range: ₹ 6,751 - ₹ 11,324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Haddington 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Booking.com, Odigeo, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your The Haddington reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Kingston Hotel dún Laoghaire
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Haddington staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Haddington staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Request sea view!”
 of 5 bubbles JoannaL14, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book the restaurant well in advance and ask for a window seat...”
 of 5 bubbles 69stephenf, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room from the 3rd floor upwards if you want a good nights sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles steveslug3, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view - wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Jembobwana, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view room”
 of 5 bubbles 427pats, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay