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.
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.
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.
There’s a small fitness room and a spa nearby where guests receive a 10% discount.
Informal and friendly as many of the staff have worked here for years and years.
Who stays there
Mature travellers, business people and groups. However, the reputation of this historical hotel appeals to all ages.
It costs 14 euros to park overnight.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Great views / scenery
Pros & Cons
- Wide choice of food and drink
- Central location
- Excellent suites
- Busy public spaces
- Parking costs extra