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

Emmaus Retreat Centre

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
Professional photos
Emmaus Retreat Centre
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 22: English reviews
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here whilst on a yoga retreat, the rooms are modern and clean and the grounds are beautiful. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and a big thumbs up for the chef his food was fantastic, we also had some challenging dietary requests within the group and he catered for everyone with a smile.

Helpful?
Thank Forsy05
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place. Top service they went to endless trouble. Very friendly and courteous. The room was warm, very clean and the bed was very comfortable with an on suit which was extremely clean. The location is handy to Dublin airport and Dublin city 20 minutes away. There are lovely walks and lots of different wild life to see. It... More 

Helpful?
Thank Irene S
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

After arriving at the retreat the staff were all very helpful and friendly. They allowed me early check in due to my flight arriving at 9am. It instantly became apparent that the hotel was in fact a religious retreat which I didn't realise when booking through booking.com as it wasn't mentioned in the description of the hotel. Having said that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laurasha
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Enjoyed the peace and quiet, off the beaten path but close to Swords village which is about 10k north of Dublin City. Very good value for money. Great for an overnight after a flight because its only a few miles from Dublin Airport.

Helpful?
Thank fergus60
EmmausCentre, Guest Relations Manager at Emmaus Retreat Centre, responded to this review

Hi Fergus Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back very soon. Kind regards Niall More 

Malta
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I spent five nights in Emmaus with a group of seven young people from Malta. It's a really wonderful peaceful place away from dublin city centre. The only disadvantage is that it is around 45 minutes by bus from the city centre. But for those who want to spend some peaceful moments in a very wonderful atmosphere, Emmaus is just... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brian M
EmmausCentre, Guest Relations Manager at Emmaus Retreat Centre, responded to this review

Hi Brian Many thanks for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Emmaus in the near future. Kind regards Niall More 

Coleraine, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I was visiting someone in hospital on the Thursday then doing an airport pick up on early Friday morning. Location excellent really easy to find. A spotlessly clean retreat centre in beautiful surroundings. Warm and friendly greeting from staff, and a quick tour of all that I needed. Basic but beautiful and SO peaceful, you would never guess it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank 222Alice
EmmausCentre, Guest Relations Manager at Emmaus Retreat Centre, responded to this review

Hi Alice Thanks for your lovely comments and look forward to seeing you back in Emmaus very soon. Niall More 

Sidney, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This place offers good value for money while offering a close commute to Dublin airport. We really struggled to find it initially. It offers a safe, free parking and breakfast. There is a coffee station nearby as well. We did not find the room very clean as both our beds hair all over it. The decor of the room is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janetta N
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

This has been one of the best places I've stayed during my 5 weeks backpacking through Europe. They had great staff, nice breakfast and nice rooms! I would have given it a 5 but the location is a not very safe with a bus stop on the highway as the only public transportation and the price was more expensive then... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie W
EmmausCentre, Guest Relations Manager at Emmaus Retreat Centre, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie Many thanks for your review and kind comments in relation to the staff and rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Niall More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights in March. The place was a little outside of Dublin and the buses can get you directly to Dublin easily. I really enjoyed my stay here, it was clean and the staff was extremely friendly. The staff was very helpful with directions, helping us book taxis, and one employee even drove us into town with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Grace C
EmmausCentre, Guest Relations Manager at Emmaus Retreat Centre, responded to this review

Hi Grace We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back soon. Kind regards Niall More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

As a conference venue this place is quiet, comfortable and relaxed. The conference facilities are average, but accommodation is clean and very comfortable. The food is reasonably good although vegetarian options are limited and lacking imagination. Wifi is available but erratic. The grounds are well kept and pleasant to explore.

Helpful?
Thank 456nazrenem

10 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Swords hotels
3.5 km away
Premier Inn Dublin Airport Hotel
4.0 km away
Roganstown Hotel and Country Club
4.0 km away
Dublin Airport Manor
Dublin Airport Manor
#4 of 7 in Swords
269 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.0 km away
Travelodge Dublin Airport Swords
1.5 km away
Carnegie Court Hotel
Carnegie Court Hotel
#5 of 7 in Swords
226 reviews
2.0 km away
The 44
The 44
#7 of 19 in Swords
63 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are happy to accommodate you while attending one of the courses / events happening in the centre but also should you require accommodation while in Dublin or en route to/from another destination via Dublin Airport please give us a call to check availability. Our rates start from 45 Euro B&B for a single room and 35 Euro per person B&B for a Twin or Double room. We also offer bed and breakfast accommodation very close to IKEA and Croke Park. The centre has 62 ensuite bedrooms. The rooms are all located on the first floor, the majority of our rooms are single rooms with 12 twin, including 4 wheelchair accessible rooms. All rooms can be accessed by lift and stairs from our main reception area and by stairs from other locations throughout the building close to the conference / meeting rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emmaus Retreat Centre

Address: Ennis Lane | Lissenhall, Swords, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Swords
Price Range: $78 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 62
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Emmaus Retreat Centre 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:
Emmaus Retreat Centre Swords, County Dublin, Ireland
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

Questions? Get answers from Emmaus Retreat Centre 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

“Depends on your needs, mine was a single room.”
 of 5 bubbles fergus60, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are totally peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles 422brianm, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Basic but spotlessly clean, en-suite and breakfast provided which you can take to your room. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 222Alice, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same. Good standard. Room 46”
 of 5 bubbles bronwynb683, 6 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms are finished to a very high standard and are en-suite.”
 of 5 bubbles GerryM781, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay