The Gresham Hotel
Right in the heart of the city on O'Connell Street (Dublin's main street) is where you'll find the Gresham Hotel. This luxury 4 star hotel is just a short walk from Temple Bar, Henry Street, Grafton Street and lots of attractions like Trinity College, the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Garden of Rememberance.
This landmark hotel building dates back to 1817, but was refurbished in 2006 to the highest 4 star standards. The hotel boasts a restaurant, two bars, a fitness studio and a secure chargeable car park.
Brooks Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel located on Drury Street in Dublin city centre just a few minutes walk from Grafton Street and attractions like Trinity College and Dublin Castle.
The hotel has got 95 guestrooms which are fitted and equipped to excellent 4 star standards. Dine in Francesca's Restaurant - renowned for it's superb Irish and international cuisine and after relax in the Jasmine Bar with a cocktail or a coffee.
Brooks Hotel also boasts an impressive fitness suite and a large car park located opposite the hotel.
O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel
The O’ Callaghan Davenport Hotel is an elegant 4 star hotel located on Merrion Square in Dublin city centre. Whether you're here on business of leisure the O'Callghan Davenport is the perfect choice as its location puts you in close proximity of the business area, the Government building, Grafton Street for shopping, Temple Bar for nightlife and lots of the city's top attractions like The National Museum, The National Gallery and the Natural History Museum.
Behind the hotel's historic façade are 114 luxury guestrooms which are fitted with wireless broadband internet access and just about everything to make sure your stay here is a comfortable and pleasant one. Guests can also avail of a fitness suite and a business suite.
Popular among guests and locals alike is the hotel's Lanyon's Restaurant and the President's Bar - a great place to unwind after a long day.
O'Callaghan Stephen's Green Hotel
Not too far away from the O'Callaghan Davenport can be found its sister hotel the O'Callaghan Stephen's Green Hotel. As the name suggests, this 4 star hotel overlooks St. Stephen's Green - a beautiful city park in the heart of Dublin. Its central location means that you'll be just a few steps from Grafton Street - Dublin's main shopping street. It's also a great base for sightseeing as Trinity College, The National Museum, The National Gallery and the Natural History Museum are all within walking distance.
This deluxe hotel comprises of two Georgian houses and a beautiful glass atrium. It has 78 luxurious guestrooms, a superb in house restaurant called The Pie Dish, and a cosy bar called ‘The Magic Glasses’.
Much of the hotel features tributes to George Fitzmaurice - a famous Irish playwright who once lived in this very building.
O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel
Another hotel from the O'Callaghan hotel chain is the 4 star O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel. It has a fantastic location on Merrion Square in Dublin city centre, so it's the perfect option if you're stay in Dublin. It's just a few minutes walk from St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street and it's just steps from attractions like The National Museum, The National Gallery and the Natural History Museum.
The hotel has 102 newly decorated guestrooms, a state of the art gym (open 24 hours), Caravaggio's Restaurant - which serves excellent Irish cuisine, and Winner's Bar, a popular drinking haunt for locals and guests alike.
The Morrison Hotel
The 4 star Morrison Hotel is considered one of Dublin's hippist hotels and is a favourite with celebrities. The amazing interior of this hotel is attributed to the work of world famous designer John Rocha. Its chic décor has a unique “East meets West" theme which is evident in its warm colours, artwork and furnishings.
The Morrison Hotel is located on Ormond Quay on the banks of the River Liffey. It's just a short walk from O'Connell Bridge, where you can access O'Connell Street or walk to Grafton Street. Cross the Millennium Bridge in front of the hotel and you're a few steps from the vibrant Temple Bar area.
The boutique hotel has 141 newly refurbished guestrooms, which are the epitome of luxury and comfort. Guests can dine in the Halo Restaurant, or relax at the Café Bar or the Morrison Bar, which both overlook the River Liffey - a great place to unwind with a drink.
The Clarion Hotel IFSC
Another option for 4 star hotels in Dublin is the Clarion Hotel IFSC. It's located on North Wall Quay on the banks of the River Liffey in the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC). It's the perfect location whether in Dublin for business or leisure. If you're here for shopping then you're just a 10 minute walk from O'Connell Street where you'll find Henry Street. It's also within easy walking distance of the Point Theatre Concert and Exhibition Venue.
This hotel is very modern and contemporary in style, which is evident as soon as you walk into the glass fronted lobby. It has 160 guestrooms, some of which boast fantastic views of the River Liffey. You won't have to go too far for good food or drink - just get the elevator down to Singerie or Kudos which mainly feature Asian food on the menu.
Guests can also avail of the Sanovitae fitness centre which offers a full range of gym equipment, an 18 meter swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room and a Jacuzzi. Guests can park at the hotel's secure underground chargeable car park.
The Quality Hotel Dublin City
Across the River Liffey on Rogerson's Quay is another of our 4 star Dublin hotels - The Quality Hotel Dublin City. This hotel is a great base for your stay in Dublin. It's literally across the bridge from the IFSC and the Point Depot and it's a short walk from Trinity College, Grafton Street, Temple Bar and O'Connell Street.
The hotel has 213 well equipped guestrooms, Lannigan's Restaurant, the Lobby Bar and the trendy Vertigo Bar, which has live bands every Friday and Saturday night.
For a little bit of active recreation, you can take a dip in the hotel's 22 metre pool, relax in the sauna or Jacuzzi or work out in the gym. The hotel also has some treatment rooms if you really want to pamper yourself!
These 4 star Dublin hotels are the ideal option if you're in the capital for some shopping and there also well placed for sightseeing and nightlife, so you can really get the most out of your stay in Dublin.
Mairead Foley writes for the Ireland travel and accommodation website http://www.GoIreland.com .
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