Dublin is the gateway to Europe and better known as “Europe’s Silicon Valley” as many global companies have set up their European headquarters in the heart of the city with Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Microsoft and Amazon to name a few.
From Dublin International Airport
The hotel is located 16.2KM from Dublin International Airport, only 30 minutes’ drive.
Dublin International Airport serves over 60 airlines flying to 179 destinations that include direct flights to the USA, Canada, Europe, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Dublin is also the only EU Capital to have a US Customs and immigration base.
The Aircoach bus operates 24hrs per day. Route 700 to Dublin City Centre, drops and collects passengers right outside the hotel. Aircoach can also organise private buses for large groups.
There is a taxi rank at the airport just outside the main door of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. You can easily get a taxi from here at day or night and it will cost approximately €25.00/€30.00 depending on traffic.
By Road & Rail
- Heuston Railway Station (Irelands main railway) is just 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Click here for Irish Rail Timetable.
- Connolly Railway Station is just 15-minute drive from the hotel. Click here for Irish Rail Timetable.
Dublin Bus stop 848 is outside the front gates and served by routes 7b, 7d, 11, 46a, 116 and 145 offering frequent connections to the heart of Dublin and beyond. For detailed Public Transport information please visit the Transport for Ireland Journey Planner.
The Luas (Tram), operates on average every 4-9 minutes which serves most of North and South side of the city. The nearest Luas line to the hotel is Charlemount, only a 7-minute walk from the hotel.
Dublin Port is Irelands main port serving over 1.8 million passengers in 2017 and handles over 50% of Irelands trade. Located in the heart of Dublin City, the port is just 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
On-site car parking is available for resident guests and visitors which is operated on a first come, first served basis. The hourly rate for visitor parking is €3. Hotel residents can avail of the special overnight rate of €13 per night per vehicle.
- A short 15-minute walk to St Stephens Green
- 15 Minute walk to Trinity College Dublin.
- 10 minutes’ walk to Aviva Stadium
For your official guide to exploring our vibrant city, Visit Dublin.
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Guinness is one of Irelands most recognised signatures, originating in Dublin in 1759. The Guinness Storehouse building at St James’s Gate is home to Guinness since 1904. Guinness is still brewed at the plant and it also has a seven-story visitor experience dedicated to the history of the most recognised beer in the world.
Take a step back through time and learn all about the making of a perfectly brewed pint of Guinness. As Ireland’s top visitor attraction, immerse in the tale across seven floors that’s perfectly shaped like a pint glass.
Take a lesson on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness in the Guinness Academy or if you’re feeling adventurous upgrade with an intimate tasting experience with the Connoisseur experience. Take a walk through the magnificent world of Guinness advertising from the poignant Gilroy to Guinness dating back to 1928 right up to 2018.
The Gravity Bar, located on the seventh floor is the storehouses biggest wow factor representing the “head of the pint” with an astonishing 360-degree view of Dublin City. Relax and take in the breath-taking views with a complimentary pint of Guinness.
Dublin Castle is one of Ireland’s most influential buildings in Irish History. From 1204, it was residence to British monarch rule in Ireland and as a ceremonial and administrative centre. The castle was originally built as a medieval fortress under the ruling of King John of England. It was built on high ground which originally was occupied by Vikings. In 1922 the castle was handed over to Michael Collins, and the Irish state. This meant the end to British ruling and the formation of a new Irish state; this significant event paved the way to the creation of the Republic of Ireland and was associated closely with Dublin Castle. Succeeding Irish governments have continued to use the castle for necessary national events such as state dinners and commemorations. From 1938, each one of Ireland’s presidents has been inaugurated in Dublin Castle.
Dundrum Town Centre
Grafton Street Shopping Area
The most popular street for shopping in Dublin, it is home to names such as Brown Thomas, Tommy Hilfiger, Ted Baker, Levi and Victoria Secrets to name a few.
Grafton Street is also popular with buskers, with some of the worlds most famous acts busking on the very famous street such as Bono from U2, Paddy Casey, Glenn Hansard from The Frames, and Damien Rice.
Henry Street Shopping Area
Lined with department stores and malls, Henry street is Dublin City’s second popular street for shopping. There are a lot of local traders displaying their individual wares down the centre of the street, finding good bargains.
Temple Bar is a busy riverside entertainment hub, spread over cobbled pedestrian pathways. It is promoted as Dublin’s Cultural Quarter with crowded pubs offering love traditional folk music with an array of cuisine offered in the local restaurants.
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin is Irelands oldest and most esteemed university founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I. The campus is located in the centre of the city however it is an array of a series of traditional quadrangles offering a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity amongst the bustle of Dublin City Centre. Trinity’s culture of independent intellectual has formed the most authentic minds such as Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton to name a few.
Trinity College Dublin is also home to the “Book of Kell’s”, which contains the four gospels in Latin and is one of the western worlds most treasured items.
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