What a lucky choice I made- this is a golf resort, only a 20 minute drive from Dublin Airport- easy to find and with a supermarket and chemist just around the corner. The hotel was beautiful- it is set both right on the coach (I could see the ocean from the room!) and in the grounds of an amazing golf course. Clearly those playing knew their stuff and were serious about the game- the onsite pr0-shop was very popular indeed and the golf buggies were tempting to my jetlagged mind.
You can book either a standard or ocean-view room. I recommend the ocean view- it is utterly stunning and I kept the window open through the night in order to hear the ocean- Mind you, I also heard the wild Irish coastal wind, but not being someone bothered about the cold, this wasn't an issue at all.
Service was fantastic and polite, very warm as I've found in most Irish hotels, both in the North and the Republic. The breakfast was a hot buffet, but service was quick and there was also the option of fruits, cereals, toast and pastries.
All in all a beautiful location- morning saw me glance out the window and see men driving their horse-drawn, two-wheeled buggies up and down the sand as they raced. I also took in a short walk (in the bracing cold) amongst other morning-wanderers and noted the stunning coastline of the area.
If you're in need of an escape from the city- this isn't a bad option!