Mar052015

Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Northwood, butterflies are free

Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Northwood is an upscale full-service hotel a few miles from Dublin Airport with complimentary airport shuttle service departing at bus stop #14. The hotel has an attached conference center and the Holiday Inn Express Dublin Airport is adjacent to the Crowne Plaza.

CP DUB conference center

The lobby features a large aquarium.

CP DUB aquarium

The public spaces in general were inviting with a variety of art around the lobby and hallway to the convention center.

CP DUB lobby

I stayed next door at the Holiday Inn Express Dublin Airport. I do not have room photos.

Inca

The hotel had Inca Coffee Company as a breakfast outlet and Touzai as a dinner restaurant, along with a pub bar.

CP DUB dining

Touzai is an Asian Restaurant with noodle dishes, beef, chicken, pork and fish. Two course early-bird meal 17:30 to 19:30 is 20 EUR and three course meal for 25 EUR.

CP Touzai

The hallway wing to the Conference Center is lined with butterflies under glass.

butterfly wing

The conference center foyer had even more interesting art with ancient bog wood, fountains and large butterfly sculptures hanging from the ceiling.

CP DUB conference art

The two bog wood sculptures displayed date to 2,000-2,200 BC. They were unearthed from a bog in Castleblaney. The lack of oxygen in the waterlogged peat prevented decay and ensured the preservation of the tree. These magnificent pieces, “Hosanna” and “The Burning Bush of Moses” were created by James Rogan for the Crowne Plaza.

Conference center doors

This would have been my choice for a Dublin Airport hotel on our return trip to San Francisco, but the shuttle’s first run at 5:00am was too late for our 6:00am departure.

CP airport shuttle

We stayed at the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport with 24-hour shuttle and close enough to walk to the Dublin airport terminals in less than ten minutes, if needed. That hotel review to come.

Crowne Plaza Dublin

Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Northwood is 30,000 points per reward night. Rates are variable based on demand and conferences, mostly from 85 to 130 EUR per night. I stayed at the attached Holiday Inn Express Dublin Airport hotel for 69 EUR. I could have stayed at Crowne Plaza for 85 EUR, but chose Radisson Blu Dublin Airport instead for our early morning departure due to its 24-hour shuttle service.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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