Where to Stay in Dublin

Where to stay in Dublin

Uncover the landscapes of the popular TV series Game of Thrones on a full-day tour from Dublin. Visit numerous set locations south of Belfast, in Northern Ireland, including old forests, Castle Ward (the Winterfell set location in season one) and 12th-century ruins. In Dublin you can meet tour guides who were extras in Game of Thrones and listen to insider’s stories about filming and famous actors.


Dublin and how to get there

Getting to Dublin is gradually getting easier and popular with multiple airlines such as Etihad, Emirates and United Airlines, opening new routes in the past few years. With the rise of low-cost air-travel, along with traditional carriers, it has never been simpler or less expensive to travel to Dublin. Although Ireland is an island, access is easy by sea for both cruise and ferry.

Passengers that are arriving in Dublin have a choice of two disembarkation points, dependent on the ferry or cruise company used. Dublin Port is centrally positioned, only a few minutes from the city centre while Dun Laoghaire Port is located to the south of the city, around 30 minutes from the centre. There are brilliant ferry connections daily from the UK and mainland Europe and the capital also hosts at least 100 cruise liners annually which is of increasing popularity for visitors to include Dublin on their travel schedules.

Where to stay in Dublin

Mespil Hotel

The Mespil Hotel is the ideal 4-star city centre site alongside the Grand Canal and in walking distance to Grafton Street, Aviva Stadium St. Stephen’s Green and the Ballsbridge area. Newly launched Superior Executive Rooms possess Smart TV, Air Conditioning, Robes & Slippers, and enhanced bedroom comforts. 500mb high speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Enjoy an exceptional dining experience in our stylish Lock Four Restaurant, while The Lounge Bar provides a relaxed setting for a morning coffee or an evening meal. 


Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

The Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane is a seven storey, contemporary landmark building off Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in the Dublin Docklands, a stone’s throw from the city centre. A roomy 304-bedroom hotel, each made to meet the needs of both leisure and business guests, has beautifully appointed rooms offering a light spacious contemporary style of about 25 square meters. Vertigo Bar is a groovy bar space within the hotel open during the day and Stir Restaurant provides an array of dishes to tempt the taste buds.


The Spencer Hotel

The Spencer Hotel is located in the heart of the Irish capital overlooking the River Liffey, only minutes’ walk from O’Connell Bridge and Grafton Street.


It is in the hub of the entertainment district with Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the CCD and 3Arena which are all within a small walk of the hotel. The luxurious rooms have all the extras expected and plenty of additional luxuries such as balcony rooms providing superb views of the Dublin cityscape. If that isn’t enough, the East Restaurant has an extensive Asian fusion menu served by the super friendly team. 


The Marker Hotel

Astonishing, amazing and comfortable, the Marker Hotel is the perfect retreat for those who crave the unconventional, yet still expect the perfect standards of service that are the signature of a member of The Leading Hotels in the World. One of Dublin’s most visually eye-catching landmarks, the hotel provides a distinct blend of urban style and luxury. Situated right in the heart of the Docklands, Dublin’s most prolific cultural spot, it’s the flawless base from which to explore our capital city. The hotel has a ground floor bar and restaurant as its centre piece, with 187 guest rooms over six floors.


Clontarf Castle Hotel

Party, chill, or savour in a little bit of both! Clontarf Castle Hotel is a ideal blend of a boutique and luxury hotel, offering unique style and outstanding service in comfortable surroundings. This exclusive luxury hotel in Dublin is well thought out from the point of view of the guest by offering a modern visual built around an ancient ritual. Situated about 10 minutes from the heart of Dublin City Centre and around 5 miles from Dublin Airport, the hotel in Ireland is a retreat, tucked away in a serene setting, surrounded by wonderful golf courses and the sounds of splashing waters from the Irish Sea.


I hope that you enjoyed my guide on where to stay in Dublin. You might also like to read my Cushenden Caves travel Guide and the best Game of Thrones Northern Ireland tours.

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