Stayed at The Mespil for 2 nights with friends for the Leinster v Ospreys rugby game at the RDS in March. Great location for the RDS/Aviva or for City Centre (Grafton St). Both about a 15-20 minute walk. Also plenty of buses nearby if you prefer. It took us about 6 hours to walk to Grafton Street but that's cause we kept stopping in all the nice bars along the way :)
Found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Nice Breakfast, 10 Euro's if not included in your booking, nice bar area, although it does close a little too early.
Plenty of nice bars in the Baggot St/Merrion Row area, approx 5 to 10 mins walk (recommend O'Donaghues), and for coffee lovers there is a Starbucks right next door to hotel. The Baggott Street bars tend to be a couple of Euro cheaper per drink than the Temple Bar "Tourist Trap" area.
Definitely recommend this hotel, great location (assuming you don't mind a short walk), plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.
I have booked to go back to The Mespil at the end of July, this time with my wife and 2 kids.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mespil Hotel is a modern 4 star hotel located within Georgian Dublin, an elegant and stylish part of Dublin city centre and just 15-20 minutes walk from St. Stephens Green/Grafton Street, Aviva Stadium, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Ballsbridge and the RDS and a further 10 minutes to Temple Bar. The Mespil Hotel offers 254 bright, spacious, non-smoking guest bedrooms with free WIFI Internet access. Lock Four Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and is over looking the Grand Canal. In the Lounge you can enjoy morning coffee, a quick and healthy lunch or treat yourself to a tasty snack and a refreshing cocktail ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mespil Hotel Dublin