Tulip Inn is close to Dublin Airport with a a free shuttle from the Tulip to the airport. The hotel is an industrial estate. There is nothing in the vicinity except housing estates and a retail park that has DIY and furniture shops. The petrol station around the corner has a small supermarket. Swords village as a stiff 15-minute walk.
The rooms are very spacious. There was a place for hanging clothes and stacking luggage. Small desk with TV, coffee/tea set up, iron/board, hairdryer. Shower was excellent. Bathroom was large with towel warmer, which made it warmer than the room itself. The aironditioning is noisy. When turned off it still blows cold air into the room. Breakfast is not included in the room price and slightly pricey at €12,50 p.p.
Service is correct but impersonal. (After having checked in we were asked twice if we wanted to check in). The restaurant is reasonably prices except for the drinks. There is a limited choice (only two) of vegetarian dishes.