The Marlin Hotel Dublin
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This contemporary hotel is next to Stephen’s Green shopping centre
- The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from Grafton Street and a 10-minute walk from Trinity College
- There’s a 24-hour gym and a restaurant with a terrace
- Modern guestrooms come with mood lighting and Bluetooth speakers
Lonely Planet describes Dublin as “a mix of heritage and hedonism” and centrally located Marlin Hotel is in a plum spot for exploring both those options. Set in the upscale Dublin 2 district, the hotel occupies a contemporary building with a partial glass façade, next to the stores and restaurants in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. The Gaiety Theatre and Grafton Street, the city’s central thoroughfare, are within a 5-minute walk, whilst Dublin Castle, with its opulent state apartments, the pub-packed banks of the river Liffey and the grandeur of Trinity College are about 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Both whiskey tasting at the Dublin Liberties Distillery and the Guinness Storehouse, dedicated to the drink’s history, take around 15 minutes to reach on foot from the hotel.
The focal point of Marlin Hotel is its ground floor area, which offers self-check in kiosks, co-working stations and a library space, as well as a bar, a coffee stand housed in a vintage horsebox, and a restaurant which opens to a terrace. There’s also an indoor garden and a 24-hour gym.
Sleek, modern guestrooms feature mood lighting and light wood furnishings. All have free Wi-Fi, Smart TVs, and Bluetooth speakers, plus air-conditioning and complimentary water. Higher tariff rooms include sitting space and local artworks, whilst suites have coffee machines, an extra TV and separate living areas with sofabeds.