We were satying here for a two night break mid February for our 1st visit to Dublin and were looking for a fairly central hotel and decided upon the Davenport. Location was good - about 10-15 minutes walk from Grafton Street, 2 mins walk from one of the City Tour Bus Stops and a couple of reasonable pubs also nearby. Hotel decor fairly up-market albeit a bit tired in places, furniture in room scratched by the usual suitcases etc but otherwise clean and comfortable. Bathroom corners a bit dirtier and the usual mould around the bath and shower area and in the corners that never seem to get cleaned. Provided with the usual room soap and shampoo etc Our room was on the 4th floor overlooking a pub opposite on one of the side roads, and apart from someone either arriving or leaving early from the room above? never heard any other noise. Window sound deadening was great as we were worried there might be noise from the pub - but never heard anything. Breakfast was a good choice of cooked or cold and all fresh and very good value for a city centre hotel. Dinner on the 1st night was in another pub 2 mins walk away and was very tasty and again good value apart from the drinks (5euro for a small glass of wine). After much deliberation thought we would go back the following night only to be told the Kitchen was closed - this was at about ten past six - we couldn't believe it. Tried the other pub next to the hotel but didn't stay there as there was mushrooms in the steak pie which isn't helpful when you are allergic to them. Ended up in the hotel dining room and had a great meal again for a very good price especially when comparing it to elsewhere.
Check in and out was very quick and friendly.
Taxi to and from the airport varied between 20 euro coming in to 27euro for going out - not sure why there was a difference.
If planning on doing some cheap duty free shopping at the airport - don't bother - just about all the prices were dearer than the town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a quiet corner in the heart of Dublin City, only moments away from the buzz of city life, the O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel Dublin is where history and modernity unite. A fusion of old and new is a distinctive feature of this traditional, elegant Dublin City centre hotel. Imaginatively decorated in warm, vibrant colours, the 4-star Davenport Hotel Dublin has been designed with style and comfort in mind. Upon arrival at the Davenport Luxury hotel Dublin City you will be greeted by the hotel’s striking facade, distinguishing it from any other. It is all that remains of the landmark building, Merrion Hall Just off Merrion Square Dublin City, designed by Alfred G Jones in 1863, after a fire engulfed the building in 1990. The interior refurbishment and exterior restoration has been sensitive to the historic nature of the building. There are a host of facilities available for the business or leisure guest at the O’Callaghan Davenport Luxury Hotel Dublin. Rich dark woods engulf President’s Bar, creating an inviting, clubhouse ambience, where residents and locals stop to unwind and enjoy a drink, coffee, or light lunch. Lanyon’s Restaurant is famed for its relaxed atmosphere and tasty European fare. If fitness is your relaxant, there is a 24-hour gymnasium for exclusive use of hotel residents at Dublins Davenport Hotel. The discerning business guest is certain to feel at home in O’Callaghan Davenport Luxury Hotel. There is a wide range of facilities at your disposal in the business centre, open 24-hours, while wireless broadband is available in the lobby. As flexibility and choice is a core value of O’Callaghan Hotels, guests can use the facilities and services of any Dublin City O’Callaghan Hotel and have the account conveniently billed back to your room. ... more less
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- Davenport Hotel Dublin