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"One of Dublin's top tier historic hotels" -- Frommer's

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

Dublin
  • Well-priced property on historic O'Connell Street
  • Central location, near Henry Street shops & Temple Bar nightlife
  • Three on-site dining options & breakfast served until noon on the weekends
  • The hotel has just finished renovating & there's free Wi-Fi available throughout
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  • No Booking Fees

Location

23 Upper O Connell Street
Dublin, 2
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"A solid city-centre option at a good price" (Fodor's), The Gresham Hotel's central location is the biggest draw; right on wide O'Connell Street and near the shops on Henry Street. Also nearby are the tiny Gate Theatre and the Hugh Lane Gallery of contemporary art (admission is free). The hotel's proximity to Temple Bar (10 minutes' walk across the River Liffey) means it's great for nightlife as well.

Other sights, including Trinity College, Dublin Castle and Grafton Street, are no more than 20 minutes away on foot. Over on Abbey Street you'll find the LUAS tram stop, for access to Kilmainham Gaol and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

The hotel offers three dining options, from the casual Toddy's Bar, which shows live sports on plasma screens, to the sophisticated Writer's Bar, where a traditional afternoon tea is served between 2 and 6pm. A large buffet breakfast is available in the ground-floor Gallery Restaurant. There's a local health club a 5-minute walk away, with swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi and sauna (charges apply).

Contemporary rooms are comfortable and newly renovated. The Lavery Rooms are worth the upgrade, with bigger beds and mini fridges that can be stocked (on request). Rooms to the front offer more interesting views but busy O'Connell Street can be noisy. If you prefer a quieter night, opt for a room at the rear. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.

From the press:

  • "The vast lobby is one of the best places in Dublin to have a cup of tea or a cocktail in elegant but relaxed surroundings" -- Frommer's
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General

  • Bar
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)
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.

Check-in

  • Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout

  • Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation

  • 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

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    National Rating
    Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

    Know Before You Go

    • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
    • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Fees

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 19 per person (approximately)
    • Self parking fee: EUR 17.00 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Getting there

The hotel is 15 minutes by taxi from Dublin Airport. There is a fast Aircoach bus service into Dublin (get off at O'Connell Street for the hotel), but the cheapest option is the number 16 Dublin Bus, which also stops on O'Connell Street. You might want to ask for directions to the local bus terminal at the airport -- it can be hard to find. There is secure parking at the hotel for those arriving by car (charges apply).

Address

  • 23 Upper O Connell Street
  • Dublin, 2
  • Ireland

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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