North Star Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This city-centre hotel occupies a Georgian building opposite Connelly train station
- The buzzing Temple Bar district and Ireland’s National Gallery are around 20 minutes’ walk away
- There’s a vintage-vibe café and a rustic-style restaurant
- Leisure facilities include a gym and a sauna
Many of Dublin’s major sightseeing destinations are within walking distance of the North Star Hotel, which combines the historic and the modern in a prime city centre location. Set on a bustling street opposite Dublin Connelly railway station, the hotel occupies an elegant Georgian building with a white façade, within a 15-minute walk of the Convention Centre Dublin, modern-design Samuel Beckett Bridge, and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. The “cobbled playpen” (Lonely Planet) of Temple Bar, the National Gallery of Ireland, with its “fine collection” (Rough Guide) of Western art, and Grafton Street shopping thoroughfare are all about 20 minutes’ walk from the hotel, whilst St Patrick’s Cathedral takes around 30 minutes to reach on foot.
The North Star Hotel’s period façade opens to contemporary interiors, including a vaulted brick lobby area with leather armchairs. There’s a funky, retro-style spot for light bites and pastries, and a rustic cookhouse restaurant with wooden floors and exposed brick walls, which serves hearty meals made with locally sourced ingredients. Guests can also work out in the fitness room and relax in the sauna.
Polished guestrooms feature splashes of bold colour and come with free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, plus velvet covered chairs. Higher tariff rooms add floor-to-ceiling windows, air-conditioning, mini fridges and balconies, whilst some have coffee machines and direct elevator access to a private lounge offering free snacks and newspapers. Suites offer separate living rooms.