Located on Merrion Square, a pretty Georgian town square on Dublin’s southside and within striking distance of Grafton street, this traditional four star hotel is well located and comfortable making for an ideal base from which to explore the delights of this brilliant city. The world renowned Trinity college is also within walking distance of this hotel making it an excellent option for business and academic visitors alike.
The friendly staff at this hotel pride themselves on their efficient and warm service. This is reflected through the whole buildings and the guestrooms where classic styling is key. All rooms feature air conditioning, cable TV, complementary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. In addition, the well informed concierge service can organise car hire through the rental desk, laundry services and city tours. There is also an onsite currency exchange facility. The hotel incorporates a restaurant which serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the addition of a friendly bar which offers a great array of coffees and pastries.
Our top picks close to this hotel
The Ark is an imaginative and colourful cultural centre designed specifically with children in mind. Located on Temple Bar, this centre programmes learning and creative events, workshops and sessions for children of all ages.
The Iveagh Gardens are often referred to by locals as ‘the hidden gardens’. These little known about, intimate and secluded gardens are a world away from the bustle of Dublins busy streets and the ideal spot for a romantic stroll. Grottoes, cascades, fountains, a maze and a rose garden are just some of the hidden splendours that await lovers when they seek out these gardens.
On the corner of Merrion Square, culture vultures will find the excellent National Museum of Ireland. This museum is Irelands premier cultural institution and home to an extensive and inspiring collection of arts, Irish cultural material and natural history. A must see attraction whicile in this great city.
The Powerscourt shopping Centre, just off Grafton Street, is a speciality and boutique shopping centre which houses designer and high street names alongside antique dealers, unique jewellers and bridal couture shops. Whatever you are shopping for, you will find it here.
For eating out
Chez Max located on Baggot Street has a motto – ‘Everything French’! This splendid traditional French cafe bar with its boulevard tables and courtyard garden transport you to a Parisian haven in the blink of an eye. Popular with locals, this place gets packed, especially in the summer months when the outside terrace is the perfect place to indulge in a spot of people watching over a glass or two of wine.
The intriguingly named Howl at the Moon is a great fusion of bar, nightclub and party place complete with outside terrace in which partygoers can while away times into the small hours of the morning. Decadent, colourful, funky and sublime this night spot is a top venue for meeting friends and holding parties. You may even spot a celebrity or two here as well.