Dublin + The East

Hotels in Dublin + The East

Located on the quiet stretch of Golden Lane between St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Temple Bar, the new Radisson Blu Royal is perfect for design-forward business travelers.

The Shelbourne, Dublin’s most famous historic hotel, is where Ireland’s founding fathers first drafted the country’s constitution, in 1922. These days, the 1824 Georgian building—located across the street from the verdant gardens and meandering walking paths of St.

Remodeled in 2005, this Edwardian-era mansion is part of the Halpin brand, which showcases traditional Irish hotels.

Epitomizing the “new Dublin chic,” this stylish, designy boutique property is a favorite among the city’s fashionistas. Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the swanky D4 area, the hotel enjoys a peaceful location—although just a 10-minute drive from the center of town.

You’ll find more than 800 years of history and decoration at Waterford Castle, as evidenced by the Jacobian-style antiques and original tapestries that dress its great halls and foyers. Country-house style and elegant décor are throughout the castle’s five suites and 14 deluxe guest rooms.

The hotel’s main building is a five-minute walk from Powerscourt’s 47 acres of formal gardens and a 40-minute cab ride from central Dublin. The 200 guest rooms feature eiderdown-swathed beds and massive marble-clad bathrooms with heated floors and Bulgari bath products.

Glass-and-brick business-friendly hotel with contemporary furnishings and stunning city views from the top floors, near St. Stephen's Green and the National Concert Hall.


Part of the Halpin brand, this boutique property is located in the wealthy neighborhood of Ballsbridge. Manicured gardens and cricket grounds surround the mansion-like brick building, while inside guests will find four-poster beds, antique furniture, and in-room whirlpool bathtubs.

If you’d rather feel like a local than a visitor, this self-catered Georgian townhouse on a Temple Bar side street may be just the ticket.

Part Georgian town house, part groovy seventies crash pad, it's a secluded yet popular 20-room boutique B&B just off St. Stephen's Green. An ivy-clad door at the end of an alley opens onto a mirrored reception desk and sunken lounge.

The hotel's owners include Bono and The Edge of the band U2. This Arts and Crafts hotel was restored by the singer and the guitarist and reopened in 1992.

Standing outside on orderly Dawson Street, you’d never imagine the Indo-Asian fantasy that lies behind the door of this Georgian manse. The property is flamboyantly chic, its 37 rooms adorned with Balinese wall screens, teak furniture, potted palms, gold moldings, and mirrors.

It may be something of an eyesore from the outside (with a hospitalesque brick building that was panned by architecture critics when it opened in 2001), but the characteristically luxurious Four Seasons property has some of the largest and best-appointed guest rooms in town.

One of the Landmark Trust’s unique collection of antique properties, this 1792 converted coachman’s house is situated above a working stable, still in use by the city’s mounted police corps. Originally part of an adjacent townhouse property (No.

Occupying a cluster of four stately Georgian houses, which overlook formal landscaped gardens, this property set right across the street from the city’s government offices was carefully restored in the late 1990s to its 18th-century splendor.