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O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

  • The hotel has a central location, close to the National Gallery, Trinity College & Grafton Street shops
  • This former prayer hall has a 19th-century Italianate façade
  • It's a 5-minute walk from Pearse train station for the DART to the seaside at Howth

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88% (34 member ratings)

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8-10 Merrion Street Lower
Dublin, 2
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With a central location and a 19th-century Italianate façade, the O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel makes a strong first impression. This grand property was formerly a prayer hall -- now it's a 4-star hotel with 103 rooms and 12 suites. The hotel is just around the corner from Merrion Square -- "arguably the most elegant of Dublin's Georgian squares" (Lonely Planet), where famous past residents include Oscar Wilde and WB Yeats.

The location is ideal for sightseeing -- the hotel is within 10 minutes' walk of Trinity College, where you can visit the Book of Kells (a 9th-century illuminated manuscript), and the capital's main museums (including the National Museum of Ireland's Natural History and Archaeology branches and the National Gallery). St Stephen's Green, Grafton Street and Dublin Castle are all within 20 minutes' walk. Pearse train station is a 5-minute walk away. From here, you can take the DART to Howth in 30 minutes. This quaint seaside town has "steep streets" and a "pretty working harbour" (The Daily Telegraph), and is popular for walks along the cliffs and its seafood dining.

The hotel's Lanyon's Restaurant serves a full Irish breakfast from 7am (7:30am on weekends) and the wood-panelled President's Bar proposes lunch and dinner bites such as homemade soups, steak sandwiches and seafood chowder. There is also a small 24-hour gym.

Double Rooms have a classic finish, and Wi-Fi is available for an extra charge. Rooms on the south side of the building have views of the city or Merrion Square.

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Extra guest charges apply as follows: 35€ per person, per night, for children and adults aged 3 and over. This does not include breakfast. Any other meals are charged as taken. Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. See room descriptions for information about room occupancy levels. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and are charged directly by the hotel. 


  • No pets allowed.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Parking is subject to availability off-site at Alexander Court, and costs 12€ per car, for 24 hours.

Getting there

Dublin Airport is 25 minutes' drive from the hotel in good traffic, and parking is available near the hotel (12€ for 24 hours). The Aircoach (bus number 700) from the airport takes 45 minutes to reach Kildare Street, a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The Luas (tram) Green Line runs to St Stephen's Green, a 15-minute walk away.


  • 8-10 Merrion Street Lower
  • Dublin, 2
  • Ireland

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