Hotel Gems in the Emerald Isle's Capital

11 September 2015

The home of Guinness has much to offer when it comes to keeping its visitors busy, whether that’s for incentive travel, corporate meetings or just for leisure. From world-class museums, entertainment and superb dining, Dublin has it all, topped off with some of the most welcoming locals you could wish to find. But where do you stay when you are discovering the wonders of the fair City?

Perhaps you are looking to run an overseas incentive and need a hotel which can not only accommodate your guests, but that is also perfect in terms of location to visit Dublin’s best-known landmarks. Maybe you are looking at Dublin as a destination for the perfect team building event and you need a hotel with enough grounds and resources to provide this all-in house for you? Finally, you could be looking for a hotel that not only provides state of the art meeting rooms decked out with the latest equipment, but that also has the wow factor in terms of style and décor. Below we have detailed some absolute gems that meet several requirements no matter what your needs.  

The Marker

As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Marker is the perfect urban retreat for those who crave the unconventional as well as exceptional standards of service. Offering stylish bedrooms, high tech meeting rooms as well as various dining options, The Marker proves as a perfect option for work and play. The hotel also comes complete with a stunning Rooftop Bar & Terrace, reaching across the cityscape to the stunning natural beauty of the mountains and the sea, perfect for private hire with the wow factor!  

The Morrison

Located slap bang on the River Liffey and within walking distance of the world famous ‘Temple Bar’ The Morrison is a great option in terms of location. With famous landmarks such as Trinity College, Temple Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park and Jameson Distillery located just around the corner, The Morrison is the perfect base to explore from. A hotel with an artistic aura and nods to legendary Irish musicians, bands and artists throughout, The Morrison offers a hotel with a truly authentic spirit, however, for a touch of luxury, upgrade to the Penthouse and take in stunning views of Dublin city.  

The Shelbourne

Boasting a picture-perfect location overlooking St. Stephen's Green, just moments from some of Dublin's most famous historic landmarks, The Shelbourne successfully marries traditional splendor and contemporary convenience. As a proud recipient of a five AA Red Star rating by the AA Ireland, the Shelbourne offers elegance otherwise unmatched in the City. From stunning guestrooms, to fully equipped meeting spaces, The Shelbourne offers an exquisite option in a beautiful part of the City.  

The Morgan

A polar opposite in style but no less impressive in terms of wow factor, The Morgan hotel is anything but traditional.  This design hotel located on Fleet Street, invites you to immerse yourself in boutique style. From uber-cool guestrooms complete with risqué design, the hotel offers a provocative option, complete with a funky cocktail bar, unique outdoor spaces, cool meeting rooms and an amazing Penthouse with rooftop garden.  

The K Club Our final hotel takes you out of the City but is well worth the journey. The K Club is Ireland’s First AA 5 Red Star Hotel, located in the heart of the idyllic Irish countryside on the banks of the River Liffey in Straffan, Co.Kildare. The mature estate, originally modelled on a French château, covers an impressive 550 acres and also features a stunning Victorian walled garden and fishing on the River Liffey which runs through the resort. The hotel also offers two championship golf courses, hailed amongst the world’s finest. Back inside the hotel, there’s meeting space, private dining rooms and bedrooms offering décor of grandeur and elegance, which make you feel completely submerged into a different world, as though an extra on Downton Abbey or Pride & Prejudice!  

There you have it, our lowdown on the true hotel gems of Dublin, each offering something unique and unforgettable. Did we get it right or are there any hotel’s you think deserve to make our list? Let us know in the comments below!