Dundrum Shopping Center is a really good place to shop! lots of different shops and something for everyone! You can get there all you need!
Just the parking is a little complicated because the park house was soooo full and we needed to drive around for quiet a few minutes! But the price for parking is awesome!
And at the moment you can go there and you will definately come in Christmas mood :) Beautiful light effects and Santa Claus is there too!
Shiny and posh, you can nearly smell the money when you walk into this place. I absolutely love wandering around, but apart from Penney's and M&S, I'm not sure if I've ever actually spent money here. However fear not for the financial health of the good merchants here, there do be plenty of new clothes-sporting fabulous teenage girls with the confidence of grown women and many more yummy mummies swinging shopping bags from their strollers to keep them going. Great for window-shopping and people-watching.
Starting out, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this place. The parking garage is enormous and so complicated. But, there are signs that are helpful in determining where to park in order to be closer to specific stores. Also, they have QR Reader signs to remember where you parked! When you go in, the complex is clean and large! It is very open and spacious. There are a lot of options such as Tesco, Penney's, Marks & Spencers, etc. There are coffee shops and such in the common areas. As I went on a weekday, I can't comment on how busy it gets on weekends, but I found it a very enjoyable place to do all my shopping in one go!
Easy parking if you know where to go and have always found it easy to find a spot... Shopping wise always find the few specialty food stores for things I am looking for that I can't find at dunnes/superquinn.
Has a good selection of places to eat out at...
I don't love a shopping centre... I'm actually precisely the worst person to review a shopping centre... I should stop writing now... you should stop reading... its folly to continue.
And yet here we are in a second paragraph. Its shiny. Its won awards. The carparks are well organised. So why do I keep getting lost? Why do you have to go outside and back in again for the cinema? or do you? Why can I not see where I am on the maps. I spent a full 20 minutes on Sunday trying to find how to get to Ananda restaurant, which I had seen as I drove into the carpark. It was maddening.
What I like about it is the whole town centre vibe, and the outdoor space. Its definitely the first shopping centre I've seen in Dublin that's integrated with the local village. why oh why am I always so lost?
Good variety of shops, mostly is has the same shops as on Grafton St. or Henry St., but still worth the visit. Especially since it wasn't the best weather on the day i was there so it was nice to be inside.
We also went to the Cinema which was nice as well.
I wouldn't go to the Yo! Sushi Again, if i came back. Waiter was kind of rude and not very pleasant. But other than her, it was all good.
Easy access with the Luas from Dublin city definitely a big plus, compared to other European cities
Yes it's sparkly, yes it's clean, yes it's pretty. But I'm not interested in any of that. What I really want to talk about isn't the variety of shops, or the transport links or the new and sophisticated decor. What I'm interested in is...
...the car park! I really truly never expected myself to be sitting down on a Monday evening to write a review about a car park. What can I say, I was impressed!
There are electronic signs at the end of each row telling you how many spaces there are and where to find them. Then when you turn into your chosen row, there are easily visible red or green lights above each space, so that you can see from a fair distance exactly where the space is. What a time and stress saver! And all for only €3 for three hours. Deadly.
In terms of rating a shopping center, this is one of the best I have seen. I have been here a few times and find it easy to get too as it is right along the Luas and generally had anything I am looking for and in fact usually way more than I am looking for. The entire complex is very new and clean and has a freshness to it that you don't get in many of the other Dublin shopping centers. It is a nice setup with fountains outside and a well designed outer courtyard surrounded by restaurants and entertainment. I really enjoy all the dining options and the Movies at Dundrum theatres which are great for a night out.
The entire complex is very large with many levels of shops. This is a place you definitely need a map and a plan or you can just end up lost.
We took our son here to see in Santa and the setup in the main toy store was amazing and was probably one of the best most organized Santa events I have seen. I think it was 8-10 euro and included a toy and picture with Santa.
Christmas time at Dundrum is beautiful also with decorations everywhere, a nice sized ice rink and a miniature train that snakes itself through the mall for the kids.
The idea of spending a day in a shopping centre has never really sat well with me, but this place has changed my mind to the possibility. For the record, I don't like shopping... Or to be exact, I don't do browsing. So I wouldn't really be found meandering around the various outlets in Dundrum Town Centre...
What I like about this place is that there's plenty of things there to do. This means that, for example, I can go to a restaurant there, or see a movie. Every time I go there I'm discovering a new shop, a new restaurant or even just a new area that I haven't been to. Tucked away in the main courtyard is a lovely Thai restaurant that is absolutely amazing!
I'm not sure if I'd spend a day there, but I'd certainly spend an afternoon there.
I will prefix this by saying I am not a fan of malls, I much prefer shopping outside but to be fair to Dundrum they have really done it right.
A great selection of stores that try to cater to every taste. Plenty of food areas that cater to every budget. Cinemas.
But what I think is the best is the design of the building so that it really fits in well with the outside as in it somehow enhances the nature albeit it man made around it which gives it a great calming quality.
Okay I know it is a good shopping centre with good shops, restaurants, cinema, parking etc. But I always seem to get lost as to where I am and where I am supposed to be.
The car park is also a nightmare for me with all the twists and turns.
Tom Tom does not work in here and why can they not provide a map!
I do like Dundrum Town Centre and I'm not even a fan of shopping.
I am sitting here trying to think of a fault and I can't think of one. It does exactly what it sets out to do and it does it well.
There are plenty of shops, suiting all tastes and pockets.
There are plenty of places to eat at, suiting all tastes and pockets. .
The toilet facilities are excellent.
Parking cost us 2 EUR for the 2-3 or so hours we were there. I was genuinely surprised at how cheap it cost. I like the lights they have above each parking space to indicate if its occupied or not. They also had staff in the car parks to keep things flowing.
There are touch screens all over the place to check where a shop you are looking for is and it then directs you how to get there.
Public transport is good if you are not car inclined, with the Luas and buses a-plenty.
And the way they turned the flood damage around in October 2011? Kudos
This place is an ok place as far as malls go; although I seem to get lost here... And than I thought I had a good sense of direction...?
In that way the architect did a gass job: I stay longer than intended...
If shopping is the new religion then Dundrum is the Vatican of the Southside. It opened to much excitement, at the height of Celtic Tiger mayhem, and it still manages to draw the crowds in spite of the fact that most of us are wading around knee-deep in recession sludge.
It is massive, brightly-lit and spotlessly clean. It houses high-street and high-end fashion outlets as well as a rake of restaurants (including an intriguing sushi conveyor belt diner), a cinema complex and a theatre, The Mill.
If you go there, keep an eye out for Dundrum's version of American 'mall rats' - wealthy young teens, dripping in labels who spend their Saturdays flirting and sniggering as they go from shop to cafe to restaurant. Pretty hard to miss actually!
It's undeniably handy for Southsiders because it's just off the M50 and it definitely hosts an impressive range of popular shops however, at the end of the day, it is what most shopping centres are, pretty darn soulless.
This place is gorgeous and lovely and pretty and very well designed and full of everything you could possibly imagine, well apart from unique, imaginative, one of a kind stores! But still it is a cool place to come and get all your shopping needs under the one roof.
From men and women and children's fashion, shoes, bags, to department stores, to chemists, hair dressers, barbers and lots of cinemas and bars and restaurants, this place has it all!
I don't really like shopping malls. I see them as characterless monstrosities that can be god-awful places unless you have a nice stash of cash under the mattress (guess I'm just jealous of all the shoppers leaving the mall with hands full of branded bags). But if I put my general dislike for shopping malls aside and look at the Dundrum Centre through neutral eyes, I have to say that it's not a bad one. It is just a shopping mall, a big one, but when you are in a hurry to buy presents or find the perfect dress for a very important evening, it is a handy location.
The mall offers pretty much everything: plastic things, accessories, home ware, beauty products, toys and designer wear from foreign lands. Here you'll find upscale fashion shops, high-end shoe shops and cheaper chic clothing. I find the H&M to have a better selection than the two in the city centre, and I have to say the same about Urban Outfitters (although far from cheap) and Zara. Well, I just really like Zara.
You can check out designer classy and casual in BT2, stock up on nice body-smells in Molton Brown, accessorize in Accessorize, go to Weirs & Sons for your silver, gold, and diamonds needs, Sony Centre for electronics and digital accessories and get pretty much anything in House of Fraser. For new and soon-to-be moms and dads, Mamas & Papas has maternity clothes and baby supplies while you'll get cute French children's clothes at Du Pareil au Même, This only scrapes the surface of the many shops in Dundrum who will all happily take your money and for a full list, I recommend their website.
Dundrum has also plenty of dining choices and a fantastic cinema, Movies@Dundrum showing all the blockbusters.
To sum up the positive things about Dundrum:
1. They have all the major label stores under one roof. Great if you need to do shopping on a rainy day and when you're looking for that VERY SPECIAL dress.
2. It has an awesome cinema
3. It contains the best H&M in town
4. It has a nice outdoor centre with nice restaurants and cafés if you feel like lunching between shopping
5. It doesn't suck out your will to live like many other shopping malls
This was my first experience in a shopping center in Europe. This center was very clean and had alot to offer. Everything looked new. Bathrooms were clean and didnt smell like crap.
alot of stores and food joints and even a nice water display outside. Parking is abundant.
Never seen an escalator that pretty much flat and not an escalator.
I pulled out my camera to take pix and a security guard told me "No." But I did anyway.
Also my first European Starbucks experience. Pretty much up to my standards. I got my caramel Mocha Frap and Everyone was staring at me and even asked me what it was.
alot of great stores in there too.
Forget Grafton street, this is easily the best place to shop in all of Dublin, probably all of Ireland. Packed with every shop that you could possibly require, I would make sure you don't go here unless you're willing to part serious amount of money as the sheer choice available there means that I have never left without clutching at least a half dozen shopping bags. You can get there easily from St Stephens Green on the Luas tram system, and the short journey out of town is totally worth it to visit this shopping mecca.
In between shopping I would thoroughly recommend stopping for a coffee, milk shake or cake in the Butlers Chocolate Cafe. I think its the perfect place for a pick me up when you've worn yourself out with all the shops, the Baileys cheesecake in particular is divine.
As for the shops themselves, my personal favourite would be Urban Outfitters which sells quirky, vintage- style piece, but then again you simply can't beat Penneys (the Irish equivalent of Primark) for value.
Go there, you won't regret it!
If you like over priced shops with rubbish selection this is your place.
It is perfect for the area its in seeing as most of the locals and people who do shop here are rich kids daddys girls and overall posh dubs.
Only good thing about the place is the luas is right outside it so you can get out of dundrum handy and quick.
I love this place! It has something for everybody. There's mens clothes, jewellery, bags, women's fashion, books, gifts and loads more.
It is a bright open space which makes it very appealing, as it's horrible when you feel claustrophobic in a place. The layout of the centre makes it an enjoyable place to shop.
There are many cafes situated throughout the centre and a main food area upstairs, so you can never go hungry with smoothies, muffins, bagels etc there to fill you up.
The shops are obviously the best thing about the place. Several times I have gone there and bought my entire winter/summer wardrobe. Prices vary from shop to shop. My two favourites would be;
River Island - which can clothe anyone from young teenagers to middle age women. The clothes are a little expensive but usually great quality.
Penneys - This is the other extreme of the scale. Everything is so cheap in this store. I tend to buy underwear,socks and pyjamas here but they sell normal clothes too. I wouldn't be a great fan of these as they can be a bit ill-fitting, but sometimes you can find a hodden gem! They also sell really nice jewellery, not expensive at all.
Other favourites would be BT2 for makeup and Bershkas and Zara for clothes.
For men my dad tells me Best Menswear is very good!
If you're near the centre have a look in, I can't gaurantee you'd be out any time soon though!
Dundrum Shopping Centre what can I say, food is overpriced rubbish slopped on a plate that if you are lucky is clean, there are one or two exceptions.
Glitzy and garish to attract a particular demographic which they do well. Over priced generally.
Shop assistants with notability few exceptions have little of no knowledge of the products they are selling and could not compare their product with a competitors to save their lives.
Overall experience to be avoided unless you have an real need to be there. Suitable mostly for young females with disposable incomes or wealthy parents.
I'm not a lover of shopping centres at best of times but Dundrum Town Centre leaves me lukewarm. I hate the multilevels, I always seem to get lost, frustrated, claustrophobic and the car park is a nightmare. I had to get security to help me locate my car!! Yes they have some nice shops and restaurants but not enough to entice me back.
Expensive, homogenous and not particularly convenient to get to if you don't live on the Luas line. Also, it's not the centre of any town I know, it's just a big shopping centre.
Very big. Good for finding presents.
A bit chaotic at certain times of the day, but very well stocked of everyting someone could need!
seriously... how many shoe shops does one shopping Centre need!????
overall grand, it does what it says on the tin but not where I'd go to have a social life... but maybe that's because I am no longer a teenager
"Oi gramps... stop writing reviews about cool places!"
If you live south of the city then venturing to Dundrum is customary amongst many suburban dwellers looking to have the ultimate, comprehensive shopping experience all under one roof counter to the city centre's sporadic and hectic layout.
When I lived in Rathmines I used to love jumping on the Luas and getting off at the Balally stop to go to the shopping centre and the cinema complex 'Movies @ Dundrum' (located within the shopping centre). Certainly the preferred cinema amongst suburban residents south of the city, Dundrum's modern muliplex caters to both young and old with huge, comfortable seats, sizable compartments for your extra large diet coke and big screens with large capacity seating that means you are always almost certain of a seat without having to pre-book even when a new release is the hot topic of the weekend. Prices are slightly cheaper before 1pm until early evening, the peak period of evening time costing €7.90 for a student and €9.90 for an adult. Of late, 3D is all the rage and for one euro more you can enjoy the most popular films in the unique backdrop of three dimension. The cinema sells 3D glasses for 50c but does encourage you to bring your own on the rare occasion that they may be out of stock. Gracious staff and a whole plethora of food and drink available to buy that you can gorge on during a rumpus blockbuster makes this a very enjoyable Friday night or Sunday afternoon outing - the widespread enjoyment of the experience befitting for any time in the week.
Owing to the supermarkets in Rathmines being too 'express' to enable a comprehensive shop (Centra and Tesco were not big enough to stock every pernickety thing you could possibly want nor be substantial enough to rely on for all the ingredients you require for a dinner party for example. They were only dependable for buying the basics.) I often jumped on the Luas and went to the gigantic Tesco Dundrum which provides the conventional shopper with an ample variety of groceries, kitchen and bathroom ware, electrical appliances, retains a comprehensive newsagents and tobacconists as well as alcohol and party paraphernalia. The store is huge with up to forty aisles all stocked with a colossal assortment of diverse goods to hopefully pander to your every need. This store can really pride itself on possessing a plentiful amount of stock. On one shopping trip I was able to buy all the toiletries I required for my last term at university, a memory card reader and a hammer. Such a versatile range of goods under one roof can only be a good thing, helped along commendably by kind and patient staff.
Other favourites that I visit when on an afternoon trip to Dundrum include Monsoon, Pennys, Office and BT2. As well as clothes outlets Dundrum prides itself on an abundance of decent food outlets such as Yo! Sushi, BB's Coffee & Muffins, Café Mao and Milanos amongst others. However what it lacks is a TopShop. I see this as a genuine setback. I was and still am sincerely frustrated that such a premier store that is otherwise seminal to any high street is absent forcing the shopper back into town. On occasion if I am looking for something to wear to a party for example I will often discard the idea of going to Dundrum and instead head straight into town owing to the fact that I cannot afford to not visit TopShop for fear I may miss out on an exciting garment. This pays tribute to how influential TopShop is to any younger hipster's (such as myself) shopping experience as well as how much the shopping centre in Dundrum could be losing out overall if people are deterred from visiting for this reason.
Being there is like being in the seventh circle of hell. You'll get overheated and try to navigate your way through the hoards and to add insult to injury when you decide you need a tea break more horror awaits you. The food area is just rubbish, it's disorganised and overpriced. In these troubled times Dundrum is starting to look a bit ridiculous. Who,praytell, is still nipping into Harvey Nicks for a spot of retail therapy? The only saving grace is the wonderful Penneys branch but given that you have to pay for parking, don't even bother coming here. Get back on the luas and head into town!
So, as I was wandering through what used to be the semi rural lanes of outer Dublin, I was thinking to myself, what could be the most appalling way to take business out of the hands of the social network, uproot any sense of culture, healthy competition, consumer quality and small business opportunity tt may have existed in Dublin's capitalistically dehumanised streets, shove it all into a soulless, hideous and mechanising structure along the lines of an American Supermall and ke sure that multinational giants profit massively... seconds later, I came accross the towering panopticon of Dundrum 'Town Centre'...
Dundrum is a little south of central Dublin and can easily e reached via the Luas tram. There is a fantastic new shopping development here with lots of great leading shops and a number of places to get something to eat and drink. Well worth a visit if you fancy something away from central Dublin.
This is a fairly new development in the middle of suburbia. It houses a wide collection of shops selling clothing, jewellery, bags and books. It has both cheaper shops such as Penneys and more expensive shops like BT2 and House of Fraser so caters for every budget. There is also a Tesco on the third floor for groceries. It is nicely laid out and easy to navigate. It is also very easy if you're shopping with children as the escalators are all flat so you can take a pushchair on them - no waiting for lifts! There is plenty of underground parking and the centre is accessible by the light rail Luas.
Great new shopping centre!Great location! Just offf the M50 for those in cars and close to Balally stop on the Luas or Dundrum stop if you fancy a longer walk
Shops are catered for all needs
Has a large 24 hour tesco which has everything you could possible need!Also it has a tesco petrol station outside which sells cheap petrol!however be prepared to queue!
also has a great bar - Winters - good for pint, watch football or grab some pubgrub
Fantastic cinema!book early and get great seats!massive screens!
The Dundrum Town Centre is a big attraction for many Dubliners. Many people go out there early on a Saturday morning to spend the whole day shopping. There are a lot of very good stores and restaurants there, however personally I prefer the vibe of being in town on actual streets rather than in a shopping centre. As spectacular and all as Dundrum is, it's a bit soulless in my eyes. But as these kinds of places go, it's top class - and has even won awards to prove it.
There's a brilliant Tesco on the top floor (it's a 24-hour one too), which has an excellent food and non-food section. In fact I bought a really funky mini dress here a few years ago for all of €7. It didn't last very long, but for €7 I didn't mind. I got a couple of wears out of it anyway!
Dundrum Town Centre also has the advantage of being very easily accessible on the Luas. If you hop on in Stephen's Green, you're out there in no time. But if you drove from town it might be a different story in the Dublin traffic.
Posh shopping centre in a modern building with brands such as Hollister, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger,... 5km away from Dublin centre but the bus takes nearly an hour because it drives through the suburbs and stops very often.
I absolutely love this place. I am not a fan of shopping centres but really like coming here. It's quite far out of the city centre but there are regular buses that will take you here as well as the Luas which will drop you really close from town. This shopping centre is huge, having 4 levels and tonnes of shops on each floor. There are loads of places to go and buy clothes and electronics type stuff. The food court is also quite good although I prefer to eat in TGI Friday's or Bennigans. The cinema here is great, showing all the big releases and the tickets are reasonably priced. There is a huge car park blow the shopping centre so there's always somewhere to park if you drive in. It has pretty much everything you can want in a shopping centre, the Tesco is particularly good here stocking almost everything.
Bit Overpriced but lovely shopping centre
amazing, europes best shopping centre
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