Outstanding, look down onto 22 acres of manicured green lawns in St. Stephen’s Green and across to the Dublin mountains from upper level rooms. Turn right at the entrance to reach Dublin’s shopping Mecca on Grafton Street in five minutes, or top eateries and buzzing bars along Baggot Street to the left.
Elegant and plush, you’ll want to climb into bed the minute your feet melt into the lavish carpets. The building is a listed heritage site and rooms have high 14 foot ceilings and large Georgian windows that evoke a rich character, making you feel instantly at home and relaxed. There are three types of suites, each with their own separate living area and if you really want to splurge, get thee to the stately two-bedroom presidential suite.
Marble floors, classical music, huge antique vases and crystal chandeliers paint a world of opulence with plenty of sharply-suited staff to cater to your every whim. There’s a bar/cafe/restaurant to appease every mood – turn right to sink into the deep cushions and low tables in the Lord Mayor’s lounge for afternoon tea or veer left into the eclectic and trendy hotel bar where you might find Bruce Springsteen or Bono mingling with other celebs.
Eating and drinking
Take your pick. The Saddle Room sparks and fizzes from an open kitchen, offering excellent lunch and dinner specials, or private dining areas for couples and groups. The leather seats and oak panelling are lush. No. 27 bar is ideal for snacks or cocktails and the Horseshow Bar is a regular haunt for Dublin socialites. You need to be a fly on the dark red walls of this enigmatic Irish bar.
There's a small gym, or grab a running map at reception and trot across the road for laps of pretty St Stephen’s Green.
Dignified and sharply dressed staff are discreetly milling around every corner. Bar staff are effortlessly efficient.
Who stays there
Billionaires, millionaires, rock stars, Hollywood faces, sports stars, politicians, media moguls, honeymooners. Dublin locals who want a part of it all.
Book ahead for cultural or sporting events as this five-star is often fully booked. Plus, prepare to pay 25 euros for overnight parking
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Culture vultures
- Celebrity spotting
- People watching
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Heavenly dining and imbibing
- Lively social areas
- No car park – 25 euros for overnight parking