Ballsbridge is a short taxi ride from Dublin city centre, surrounded by restaurants and bars of the highest standard. The Four Seasons is adjacent to the RDS, close to Aviva Stadium and the cultural hub in the Spencer Dock area.
Standard rooms have king-sized beds, and are deluxe in size at 500 square feet. All rooms have terraces or balconettes to make the most of large airy windows and views of green spaces around the hotel. Free treats include a bowl of fruit or chocolate dipped strawberries or, in the suites, a cocktail making set with the hotel’s signature raspberry martini ingredients is a novel addition. Cute bonuses for kids are mini bathrobes, a PlayStation and steps at reception so tiny tots can check themselves in (under supervision of course!). WiFi is available throughout the hotel as well as 24 hour room service. A one hour pressing facility is useful for those on the go. Free standing marble showers and deep sunken baths are extremely inviting and executive suites offer oodles and oodles of space.
Glamorous and upmarket with lots of staff milling around to keep service standards exceptionally high. The large marble framed lobby is super sophisticated and this standard is consistent throughout the hotel.
Eating and drinking
There’s a luxurious space for all occasions; savour a quiet drink in the residents' bar (where you’ll find Ireland’s most comprehensive whiskey menu), a coffee in the lounge or a snack in the new sushi bar. There’s a super choice of bistro or a la carte downstairs in plush surroundings. The Ice Bar is a Dublin institution for cocktail fuelled gatherings.
Blow Hair Salon (7am-7pm or open on demand) is downstairs beside the extensive and zen-like spa, with four treatment rooms, as well as a well equipped gym and 46 ft swimming pool, alongside a sauna and Jacuzzi. Free fruit, nuts and tea or coffee are available for free here all day.
Formal and impeccable. You'll feel like a superstar.
Who stays there
Couples and honeymooners. Groups for a special occasion. Business travellers who are loyal clients of the Four Seasons brand internationally. Celebrities and Dublin socialites.
The most expensive prices will coincide with events in the RDS or Aviva Stadium. Parking costs 18 euros per day.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Sporty types
- Celebrity spotting
- People watching
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Glamorous public spaces
- 24 hour business centre
- Excellent eating and drinking
- Impeccable service standards
- Pricey car parking