Planning a weekend in Dublin? These are some of the best city centre hotels for an overnight stay this summer 2023 …
For style and setting it’s hard to fault The Grafton, just off Grafton Street and within walking distance to theatres, clubs and galleries. Inside guests will find a modern take on art deco in communal areas and also in the (127) spacious rooms. Currently running is a wine and dine offer which includes an overnight stay, cooked breakfast the following morning and a three-course casual meal with a bottle of wine for two people in Bartley’s Bar & Restaurant. From €150 per person; www.thegrafton.ie.
The Wilder Townhouse
Dating from the Victorian era, The Wilder combines its rich heritage with modern elegance and comforts. There are 42 guest rooms in four room categories – from cosy shoebox rooms and small doubles to the larger townhouse deluxe rooms and luxury suites. There’s a current overnight offer of €159 per night which includes breakfast the following morning. In the evening, The Gin and Tea Rooms and the stunning private Terrace provide the perfect haven to relax and enjoy a quiet drink; www.secure-irelands-blue-book.ie.
A stroll from Merrion Square and the National Gallery, The Mont’s spring offer, Thirsty for More, includes a €30 bar credit at The Sin Bin, The Mont’s groovy hotel bar, available until April 17, thereafter an overnight stay is €220; www.themonthotel.ie.
For those travelling as a twosome, try The Fitzwilliam’s new Capital Stay offer which includes breakfast and mini bar beverages from just €269. Over Easter, guests can expect to find some chocolate eggs in their rooms too! www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com
This year marks 199 years since The Shelbourne first opened its doors and to celebrate guests can enjoy an overnight stay in a deluxe room with breakfast the following morning in The Saddle Room restaurant from €199 per person sharing per night, until the end of March 2023; www.theshelbourne.com.
The Dean Townhouse
The Dean Dublin has a fancy new extension beside its original home on Dublin’s buzzy Harcourt street. Alongside 49 pretty bedrooms, with all the usual fun touchpoints (power showers, munchies bars, Marshall speakers and SMEG refrigerators), guests at The Dean Townhouse also have access to The Dean’s Power Gym and thermal suite and a new Townhouse Bar, which opens out onto a heated terrace. Current rates are from €150 per room; www.thedean.ie.
The Croke Park
Part of the family-owned Irish hotel group The Doyle Collection, The Croke Park’s new experience Slice of the City: 15 Minute Dublin offers an insider’s take on cultural gems such as the Botanic Gardens and the historic and educational 14 Henrietta Street. Having recently unveiled its stylish new lobby and Sideline Bar and Restaurant (with outdoor terrace and landscaped courtyard), it’s a chic under-the-radar destination for a cultural stay. From €209 per night for two guests sharing; www.doylecollection.com/crokepark.
Hard Rock Hotel
“Rock Om” mixes the fun of a city stay with some zen at the Hard Rock Hotel Dublin and its in-room virtual yoga practice programme. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, each session will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to explore the city. You don’t need to bring any equipment as the hotel has yoga mats (for no extra charge). “Rock Om” is from €199 per night bed and breakfast; www.hardrockhotels.com.