The Gibson Hotel

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Address: The Point Village, Dublin 1, Ireland

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.6

Edgy design and 360 degree views from this new hotel show the most modern side of Dublin.

The last time I visited, when I was three levels up to reception from the underground car park, the floor-to-ceiling glass structure of the Gibson allowed me a 360 degree view over the Point Village, the O2, the new Dublin wheel (Dublin Eye) and across the River Liffey to the rolling glass silhouette of Aviva Stadium – this is an ultra-modern Dublin as I’ve never seen it before. The Gibson is great for families - it's fresh and young, close to the O2 and Dublin Eye (where the little ones will find lots of goings on to amuse themselves), and adjoining rooms open into each other, or upper level terraces back onto each other.

Location
4.2
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.9
90%
Service
4.7
90%
Value for money
4.8
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.8
90%

Location

In the middle of Dublin’s new ‘cultural hub’, the Gibson is five stops on the Luas from O’Connell Street and one stop from the new convention centre, beside the O2 and Point Village. It’s a bit of a step from the city centre, but well worth the distance for views and access to a futuristic, cultural Dublin. Plus there’s quality eating and drinking here, so plenty of choice when it comes to relaxation.

Bedrooms

There are 252 contemporary bedrooms on six floors, most with fantastic views of leafy, green inner courtyards or even better, the surrounding Dublin cityscape. Request a balcony for the full experience. Standard doubles are excellent, each with a plasma screen and super-fast fibre WiFi. Some rooms have baths so ask when booking if you so desire – other rooms house double head showers to save space. The fifth floor has a row of balconies so if you’re planning a party this is the floor to be on for adjoining terraces - equally great for families. Plus, 24 hour room service.

Public areas

There’s an uber-cool outdoor heated balcony area looking across the River LIffey to Aviva stadium where I’d love to be relaxing in the sun al fresco. Or you can relax amid bold colour schemes and funky accessories in the restaurant and bar, or search for other chill out areas dotted around each floor. Rooms are named after musical themes in keeping with the closeness to the 02 music venue (what was previously the Point theatre) – get your mouth around this; Quasihemidemisemiquaver Bar? It’s 1/64th of a musical note apparently. Now, that’s a new one. 

Eating and drinking

The unpronounceable bar – named above – boasts an extensive cocktail list in stylish terraced surroundings on the third floor, while Coda eatery combines Asian dishes with local offerings.

Leisure facilities

An impressive 24-hour gym ticks all the boxes – this isn’t some equipment shoved into a small room, it’s a carefully thought out 15-piece gym facility. A private relaxation area with a sauna and steam room is the icing on the cake and two large copper baths on an outdoor terrace are a real bonus.  

Service

You’ll be spoiled by young and energetic staff.

Who stays there

This hotel has something for everyone. There are nine conference rooms too for business groups. 

Price advice

Book now to grab opening offers. Parking costs 14 euros for 24 hours.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Sporty types
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Live entertainment
  • Relaxation
  • Special occasions

Pros & Cons

  • Adjoining rooms and terraces for families
  • Balcony views
  • 24-hour gym
  • 360 views of modern Dublin
  • Slightly out of town
  • Parking costs extra
Book now (price from £83.50)