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“Almost Perfect” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Becketts Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Leixlip B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
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92 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Almost Perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

Recently stayed and dined at Becketts. I had dined here previously - many years ago - and remembered it as having been a most enjoyable experience so looked forward to returning.

I really loved the accommodation - the rooms are most comfortable and unique. Very spacious with beautiful high ceilings and individual character. We had two rooms between our party and, while they were different, they were both really lovely. The TV came on itself during the night which was a little 'freaky' but funny ... maybe the remote from the room beside ours activated it? Not really sure what happened but it was not a big deal.

We enjoyed dinner from the early bird menu in a very busy dining room with great atmosphere. The meal was most enjoyable (compliments to the chef) but the service a little rushed towards the end of the meal.

Having enjoyed a fabulous meal, we felt that the experience of it was a little ruined by the fact that an 'issue' was made over €0.38 on the bill. The bill presented to us had automatically included 12.5% service which we felt was a little high. We also felt that it would be more appropriate to have service charge at the discretion of the diner.

The service at breakfast the following morning was completely different. Colm (I think the gentlemans name was) was most pleasant and friendly, helpful and very attentive. Nothing was too much trouble - Thank you.

I would certainly recommend Becketts.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

Had the opportunity to start our trip in Ireland with a 3 night stay at Becketts and had such a wonderful experience we came back for our last night too. Colin and his staff made us feel so welcome, the food was excellent and the accommodations were really top notch. I would highly recommend Becketts to anyone traveling to Dublin. It is just steps away from a bus stop ( 20 minute ride to city centre ) and about 30 minutes from the airport. Easy drive.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris S
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Ireland
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120 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

Wonderful warm hospitality,good bar and excellent restaurant , Room 5, suite, very comfy,
service provided by Colin Fitton and his team, superb, only thing missing was hot Irish breakfast, but what was on offer which very enjoyable and possibly healthier.
Nice atmosphere - easy company.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank merrymcsherry
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Ireland
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49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

Recently dined in Beckett's Restaurant........early bird menu was average.... €26 for four course sounds like good bang for the buck but bit cheeky to add on a 12.5% service charge, especially when there were only two of us, and not like it was a big group of 8 or more!!
Food was nothing exceptional....the mackerel salad starter was probably the best part, but my friend had to return starter off ham and liver paté - so tough you would need steak knife to cut it.....and accompanied with two thick slices of ciabatta....strange combo.....our mains were ok......my pork was bit dry and only saved by the apple puree sauce....tasteless though.
I love cheesecake but Beckett's offering was a huge disappointment......they certainly know how to charge for wine by the glass. We should probably have opted for the four course with bottle of wine which costs €70 and most importantly does not include the infamous service charge.....I think that's bit cheeky in these times to take for granted to include a service charge for early bird menu! There are much finer establishments in the city and I won't be back to Beckett's...... the surroundings are quite quaint . I won;t be rushing back though!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Grace-Heno
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

Stayed here for one night only with my husband. It was a very last minute decision to stay here, phoned and got a good deal. Was told it was a small double room. Arrived late at the hotel and was greeted by a friendly guy, had my credit card ready expecting him to ask for it but he told me I could settle everything in the morning.
The room was small and the en suite was tiny but apart from that it was fab. The place is full of character, they have a lovely area away from the bar where you can sit and have a drink. the hotel was full of people having dinner. Cannot say a bad word about this hotel except that the room was small and even that wouldnt put me off staying there. The staff are very friendly and its full of charm, its not like other bigger hotels that are only interested in your money. Cannot wait to stay here again and next time Ill check in early and make the most of this lovely hotel

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lorraine77Lorraine77
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Additional Information about Becketts Hotel

Property: Becketts Hotel
Address: Cooldrinagh House, Leixlip, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kildare > Leixlip
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Leixlip
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,471 - ₹ 9,467
Hotel Class:3 star — Becketts Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Becketts hotel is a 3-star property located on the outskirts of Dublin city which was the home of the famous Irish writer Samuel Becketts' mother. This Country house has been fully restored maintaining many or its original features. It boasts 10 guestrooms beautifully designed including double, single, twin and suite. ... more   less 
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