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Swords Car Hire

Fri 9/12 Pick-up
12:00
Sat 10/12 Drop-off
12:00
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Swords car hire reviews and directory

Europcar
europcar
Car hire reviews:
OK (5.9, 9 reviews)
Car hire locations in Swords:
1 location
Europcar
Locations in Swords
Terminals 1 And 2, Dublin Airport
+353 1812 2800
  • 5.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.2
  • 4.4
Recent reviews
7.6 Good
2 Oct 2016
Pros: Car ran well. People I dealt with were friendly and helpful.
Cons: They did not have the car I had reserved nor could I change the reservation through them. Would have to go through Kayak. the car I got was fine but larger and more expensive then I had planned. The GPS software took us on two very wrong detours.
3.6 Mediocre
29 Sep 2016
Rip off alert
Cons: This company is an insurance ripoff. Insisted on full coverage, left me and my family in a lurch as we were stuck at a remote location offsite from the airport. Would not accept my credit card insurance policies, I had 3 different cards, all with renters coverage. Tried to use my personal renter policy which covers rentals in Ireland and they refused. Hard sell on everything. Instead of the $80 for the week, ended up having to dish out $540. Avoid at all costs. Don't fall for their bait and switch. Kayak should be ashamed of doing business with this company.
4.8 OK
30 Sep 2016
Pros: Nice car with free sat Mac (Renault Clio)
Cons: Taxes, insurance and airport fee meant a 50eur rental turned into a 250eur rental.
7.2 Good
2 Oct 2016
Costly car rental for what you got!
Pros: The car was nice and met our needs for the week our so we had it. But it would have been better if when rented the Eurocar attendant had explained the car operations features.
Cons: The hustle I got to take an upgraded car compared to what I originally booked. The fact there was nobody available to explain the car operating chaicteristic for basic things like how to adjust miors, cruise controles, syncing your phone to to the car, where the fuel fill lid button was located, seat adjustments,, the dashboard characteristics and other features I had to figure out on my own. It would have been a much better experience if the rental car agent or representative had been willing to explain the car features before I departed with the car.
8.0 Good
10 Oct 2016
Pros: Staff was delightful. Got a free upgrade. Loved it.
Cons: The price ended up being many, many times over what was quoted due to the Irish insurance. Would have been good to know in advance so I could compare to other companies more accurately.
2.0 Poor
15 Oct 2016
Customer service
Cons: Desk person didn't want my custom and recommended that I go next door to his competitors to deal with them. So did, that you budget car rental!
10.0 Excellent
20 Oct 2016
Already completed eurocar survey
Cons: No complaints
2.0 Poor
21 Oct 2016
Pros: Whole experience was awful
Cons: Booked an automatic in Dublin Airport. The quote I was given was €487 for two weeks including the CDW. When I arrived it was €780, that was the first problem. I called to confirm this price three times. Next I waited 30 min for them to find an automatic car. Why did it take so long when I had reserved it a month ago? When I was given the keys we went to put our cases in the trunk. It could not hold two cases without pushing the rear seats forward, causing them to not lock into place. I could not have a child sitting in the back without a seat that was functioning properly. When I went back in to notify europcar, they said to pay €160 more for a different class. I informed them that I did not even book the smallest car and it's not my problem they don't have any automatics in their fleet. After going back and forth for an hour, I was informed they would refund me for the CDW insurance but that I would lose the base price of the rental daily. Hmm I haven't even started the car yet, but you want to charge me for 14days of a car I haven't even driven yet? I was asked if I would like to talk to the manager and after saying yes and waiting, he never showed and I was given a full refund after wasting 1.5hrs. I went next door to Budget and explained what had happened and they matched Europcars price of €780 and provided me with a beautiful car with plenty of space for our luggage.
8.0 Good
29 Nov 2016
Pros: Easy, efficient pickup and drop off. Good price
Cons: Change of policy more than doubling hold on cc to $5000. Lack of transparency on t&c prior to rental pickup.
Avis
avis
Car hire reviews:
OK (5.5, 8 reviews)
Car hire locations in Swords:
1 location
Avis
Locations in Swords
Terminals 1&2
+353 1605 7500
  • 5.0
  • 6.5
  • 5.8
  • 5.5
  • 5.0
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
27 Oct 2016
Cons: they charge me 30 euros for not wanting
6.8 Good
7 Sep 2016
Car -$8/day - great! Insurance -$42/day - WTF?
Pros: Agents very nice, of course...
Cons: Usurious insurance rates. And NO A/C! Have to rent a "Luxury " car to get ac, and were not told. Got an hour out of Dublin before we figured out there was no a/c. Contrary to popular belief, it actually does get warm in Ireland in August....
8.8 Excellent
27 Sep 2016
Pros: Car was great - ran smoothly, was easy to handle and was efficient on gas.
Cons: Dublin Airport Pickup Location was understaffed. Waited 40 mins for my scheduled pickup to be ready. Avis charged the cost of the rental for insurance - way overpriced.
2.0 Poor
4 Oct 2016
Beware of Fees
Pros: Clean car
Cons: Charged 30 euro as a "service fee" for allowing me to use my own insutance. Shameful...
2.4 Mediocre
5 Oct 2016
Beware of the fine print
Pros: The car had no mechanical problems and the gps worked.
Cons: Avis had a good price at kayak and said the rental counter was at the airport terminal. However, the rental site required a shuttle ride. There was over an hour wait at the counter as the agents worked hard to bully everyone into taking the optional insurance. They were providing misinformation about credit card and personal insurance and then, if you were able to withstand the hard sell and misinformation, they informed us there would be a 30 euro charge to DECLINE the insurance. We had never heard of such a thing but were now far from the airport and had few options. Furthermore upon declining the insurance they required a 5000 euro charge hold on my credit card in order to complete the rental agreement. When we finally got to the car it smelled of marijuana. All in all a very unpleasant, deceptive experience reeking of extortion.
2.0 Poor
9 Oct 2016
Cons: We were not told that our insurance would not cover like it does in the USA so we were charged an exorbitant amount for insurance and we were also told if we showed our Costco card our spouse could drive the car with no extra charge and they refused that too- it took us over an hour to pick our car up so it was very frustrating experience
6.4 Good
23 Oct 2016
Hidden fees
Cons: On the website you get fooled by low prices saying your rental is only 7-10 bucks a day. Then when you pick your car up they tell you about the manadatory insurance you have to pay. I picked the lowest coverage and it was 750 for 10 days on top off what I already paid for the car. So I ended up paying almost 1000 dollars to rent a car for 10 days. What a joke.
9.6 Excellent
9 Dec 2016
Cheaper than taxi!
Pros: Pick-up straightforward, no hard sell of extra insurance. Very good rate - I got to airport late and my own car was in garage - cheaper to rent car for 5 days than get a taxi home.
Cons: I needed to add a few days, which turned out to be expensive.
Budget
budget
Car hire reviews:
Good (7.6, 4 reviews)
Car hire locations in Swords:
1 location
Budget
Locations in Swords
Main Arrivals Hall
1844 5150
  • 8.0
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 8.0
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Good
30 Sep 2016
Pros: The Shuttle driver was great. Real hard worker.
Cons: Way too long a wait to get service at the pick up counter. About 30 min! They had the gas at full when it was only 3/4.
7.6 Good
18 Jul 2016
drop off smooth
Pros: good shuttle service
Cons: unclear what to do once you dropped your car off. No one was around. I asked someone and they told me to go to the office, and the office told me I had to go back outside to talk to someone and have them look over the car first.
8.8 Excellent
24 Aug 2016
Cons: No air conditioning. Sluggish rngine
6.0 OK
26 Aug 2016
Cons: Waited a long time to get from airport to car park as they only have one van for each terminal at the Dublin airport
Payless
payless
Car hire reviews:
Good (6.9, 3 reviews)
Car hire locations in Swords:
1 location
Payless
Locations in Swords
Dublin Airport
  • 6.0
  • 8.0
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Good
27 Jul 2016
Driving in Ireland
Pros: Friendly staff and ease of process.
4.4 OK
24 Oct 2016
misinformation
Pros: the car was clean, along with the facilities where we picked up and dropped off
Cons: i was quoted roughly 50.00 to rent the car, when we got to the facility, the woman gave us an entirely different price, said she had to completely change our reservation because of kayak and they ay it was booked and that there was no way she would let us leave the lot without buying the insurance, because we would be liable for the 27,000 dollar car.since she said she wouldn't let us leave the lot without paying the insurance we ultimately had to and pay a lot that we didn't expect to pay. we are very disappointed since i love booking through kayak but i guess i can't do it internationally. we lost out on a lot of money we could have used.
8.4 Excellent
25 Oct 2016
Pros: Easy pick-up, great rate. Clean, comfortable vehicle. Staff generally friendly. Convenient shuttle to and from off-airport rental center.
Cons: Difficult to find gas for fill-up near the return location. A bit of a wait to return and have deposit refunded. Some pressure to add insurance during pick-up.
24 Hour Rent A Car
24hourrentacar
Car hire locations in Swords:
1 location
24 Hour Rent A Car
Locations in Swords
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Ace
ace
Car hire locations in Swords:
1 location
Ace
Locations in Swords
Clarion Hotel
(+353+1)844-5691
Enterprise
enterprise
Car hire locations in Swords:
1 location
Enterprise
Locations in Swords
Bay 1, No Street Business Park
+353 1840 4315
keddy by Europcar
keddy
Car hire locations in Swords:
1 location
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Swords
Terminal 01
+353 1812 2800
Sixt
sixtrentacar
Car hire locations in Swords:
1 location
Sixt
Locations in Swords
Dublin Airport Business Park
1844 5691
Sunnycars
sunnycars
Car hire locations in Swords:
1 location
Sunnycars
Locations in Swords
North Street
24 travellers who hired a car in Swords gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

Car hire locations in Swords

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