What We Love
- The two private dining rooms, which guests can hire out for special occasions
- Locally sourced produce on the menus
- Holistic treatments and exclusive massages tailored to golfers at the spa
What To Know
- There’s an extensive selection of in-room dining or picnic baskets guests can order to take out for a day trip
- Many of the rooms look out over leafy cityscapes
- The hotel offers a children's welcome program
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A short hop from the vibrant, buzzing city center, the Four Seasons Dublin is an elegant retreat with some of the most spacious suites in town. Each are kitted out in gold gilt-framed mirrors, antique dark wood furnishings, plush pale green carpets and a smattering of floral prints. En-suite bathrooms are marble and stocked with L’Occitane products. Work up an appetite in the 46-foot indoor pool, the spa and the fitness center, before retiring to one of the restaurants, lounges and bars. The Reading Room dishes out contemporary Irish cuisine looking out over the landscaped courtyard, while ICE serves plates for sharing and well-shaken cocktails to the sounds of a DJ.
In the Area
A trip to Dublin probably wouldn’t be complete without a stop off at the famous Guinness Storehouse. The 26-hectare brewery is seven stories of dedication to the good stuff, topped with the panoramic Gravity Bar to take in the city’s sights with a pint in hand. People-watch in the landscaped St. Stephen’s Green; the buildings that surround it date back to the mid-18th century. Shop til you drop on Grafton Street, which is home to Dublin’s most popular department store, Brown Thomas. For more unique pieces, veer off Grafton to Drury Street; it’s filled with one-off boutiques. For some of the best food in town, try the Michelin-starred Chapter One, and for nightcaps, there’s the gorgeous Victorian Long Hall.
How to Get There
The rooms and service at this hotel are fantastic. The staff were super well trained and absolutely charming. Breakfast was a delight with terrific quality and a great selection on offer. What impressed us most was how well managed the very busy breakfast servcie was. The bar staff were very knowledgable and incredibly helpful. We honestly can't wait to go back! Highly reccommended
For this 5-night stay in Dublin, this turned out to be a great choice and a pleasant surprise. Mind you, I’m not a fan of Intercontinental hotels, but this one was much better than expected. Loved my room and if they can improve the service in the lobby lounge, it would be perfect. This property was originally built as a Four Seasons Hotel in 2001, and was taken over by InterContinental in 2015.
Check-in: Kudos to Graham at the Front Desk who provided excellent assistance. My initial room choice (an open concept king suite) was on a low floor. For some reason, in order to move to a higher floor, I had to upgrade to a 1-bedroom suite, which I did. (Of course, I’m sure there was another option, but given my experience with hotels, I wasn’t up for the extended discussion, calling a manager, etc.) Maud, at the Front Desk, also provided excellent service to my companion in regards to room choice and options.
Room: It was a 1-bedroom king suite. The living space had the obligatory couch, coffee table, a table with two chairs, a desk, and included a half bath. The desk had ample space, but the dining table as my primary work-space since it was near the window. (The view was OK – nothing exciting, but it had a large window so there was plenty of natural light.) I’m not schooled in furniture styles, but it appeared European (as in the online photos), but the couch and chairs were comfortable as was the entire living space. It was a king bed, but a bit too mushy/soft for my taste. And, I think the mattresses need to be replaced as mine had that worn, sunken appearance and when sleeping on the initial side, I would fall to the middle of the bed. The other side of the king bed was less used so I slept on that other side during the stay. My companion had the same issue with her bed. In fact, they exchanged her mattress, but the replacement had the same issue. The full bath was of sufficient size and worked out fine. The bedroom had a “balcony” of some sort, but there was barely enough space to stand and a chair wasn’t even possible. Overall, I loved my room (except for the bed). A comfortable/great place to relax and unwind, and get some work done, as well.
Service: Overall, service was good to excellent to outstanding. Barry (I think that was his name) at the Concierge desk was friendly, knowledgeable, and quite helpful during our stay (thank you!). Service in the restaurant for breakfast was excellent. I wish I could remember the lady’s name who played the role of maître d. She would greet us in the mornings, and she (short, squarish glasses) was wonderful! At some point, she was also working in the lobby lounge and her service there was also gracious, accommodating, and attentive. The rest of the attendants in the lobby lounge were a band of mostly hit -or-miss 20-somethings who lacked focus, attention to detail, and were very poor at follow-up. They would show up, then disappear, and never to return. On several occasions, I had to get up and find someone to pay the bill. In several instances, the order was incorrect. The service in the lobby lounge was usually challenging. Excellent doormen, as well. One doorman, who was a bit overwhelmed at one point because of the flow of guests, was professional and patient as he successfully navigated some obnoxious and overbearing guests without losing his cool and, at same time, he was not rude to the guests. He was great.
Other: The gym was fine. It had enough equipment and machines for this stay and maybe because it was the off-season, but the gym was never crowded.
Food: We had breakfast in the restaurant each morning. I can’t be objective since I get tired of traveling and breakfasts all tastes the same. It was buffet style (which I personally dislike), but they had an omelet station. Overall, the food was fine for what it was; and there was plenty of it. We also had afternoon tea in the lobby lounge. The tea service was OK, but again, service started OK, but became worse as the afternoon progressed (i.e., no refill on the tea; food items ordered, but arrived 20 minutes later; no follow up for a simple glass of water).
Location: The location of the hotel is not near the city center so that might be an issue for others. The hotel is away from the hustle and bustle, but that was OK with me. At the end of a tourist day, I fine being away from the city center. When I walked to the city center, it took about 30-40 minutes. I like walking cities so it worked out well for me. I had my rain gear because the weather didn’t always cooperate.
Would I stay at the InterContinental Dublin, again? Absolutely.
This hotel is absolutely amazing. I stayed here with three of my friends we all shared a room which was adequate for our two night stay. The beds were so comfortable, we all had a very good nights sleep.
The facilities such as the sauna, swimming pool and gym was an added bonus.
Could not fault the staff everyone was so friendly, professional and very helpful. We will definitely recommend this hotel and are planning to return again soon.
Thank you for making us feel so welcome.