Gresham Hotel Dublin

23 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland, 1

Price from: £54

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By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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#15 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Dublin
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Location:
4.9
4.9
Bedrooms:
4.5
4.5
Eating/drinking:
4.3
4.3
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
3.5
3.5
Service:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Great views / scenery, History, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Gresham Hotel Dublin

The centrally located Gresham Hotel is home to some of Dublin’s most impressive suites.

Movie icons Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor have stayed here and suites named after these two screen stars are among the stunning individually designed rooms to be found on upper levels of the Gresham Hotel. Jerry Hall and Rod Stewart have been guests here recently. In an 1865 building, the Gresham is one of Dublin’s oldest hotels, but has moved swiftly to keep up with competition, and offers something for everyone today. There are 23 conference rooms so ideal for business events. Studios containing a double and single bed are ideal for families.

Location: 

On O’Connell Street so extremely central, the Air Coach stops outside and the Luas will take you to Dublin’s new convention centre or the O2 in two minutes. It will take you five minutes to reach Grafton Street on foot. This is an ideal base for Henry and Jervis Street shopping centres also.

Bedrooms: 

Standard rooms are modern and stylish, but the suites are the stand out feature of the Gresham, each styled in a truly original way, from the pink and white striped wallpaper of the feminine Grace Kelly suite to the 1970s decor and funky leather upholstery in the Matt Lamb suite. Other features include four poster beds, Jacuzzis and stand alone baths, a piano, their own bars/kitchenettes and large balconies with views of the Dublin mountains.

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Public areas: 

There are lots of spacious areas to hang out in, and plenty of seating in the lobby, so public spaces are typically quite busy as they are extremely popular with locals to catch up over coffee or a drink. Free WiFi throughout.

Eating and drinking: 

Writers Bar is a great place for a cocktail or wine, while Tallies Brasserie has been renovated to offer an extensive and extremely well-priced menu. The Gallery restaurant offers a hot and cold buffet for breakfast, and there is usually an art exhibition in here to peruse. Restaurant 23 is an intimate area that can be reserved for private dining.

Leisure facilities: 

There’s a small fitness room and a spa nearby where guests receive a 10% discount.

Service: 

Informal and friendly as many of the staff have worked here for years and years.

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Who stays there: 

Mature travellers, business people and groups. However, the reputation of this historical hotel appeals to all ages.

Price advice: 

It costs 14 euros to park overnight.

Pros: 
Excellent suites
Central location
Wide choice of food and drink
Cons: 
Parking costs extra
Busy public spaces

More information on Gresham Hotel Dublin:

Price from:
£54
Type:
Hotel
Address:
23 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland, 1
Free tags / Keywords:
Convention Centre, Dublin Writers Museum
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking
Neighbourhood:
O'Connell Street

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