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
- 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
Overall the staff in this hotel are very nice but there definitely needs to be some fine tuning in terms of their management. The food in the restaurant and and room service Apparently there is renovation going on and the noise was very loud during the day in the room with drilling, knocking, and banging. That combined with the schoolkids next door being let out to play meant it was impossible to get any rest during the day. The service in the bar area is much to be desired. A lot of staff running just around like chickens with their head cut off. Took forever to actually just get a menu, then servers would just look at us and not saying anything. Finally had to go up and order ourselves. Once we finished our drinks, it was the same trying to get the bill. Eventually had to go up to the bar and ask for the bill. Spa area is the biggest plus for me at this hotel...great gym and sauna/steam room in the changing rooms.
I had the pleasure of staying two nights recently in this hotel....what an experience. I am an older person, staying on my own and how I was treated. The wonderful, kind , caring Jacqueline at breakfast, who took me under her wing and minded me for the next couple of day, to Nicholas in the lounge. Simply first class attention from a 5 star hotel.
I loved every minute of my stay and so pround to be Irish in my own capital city.
Also not to for get the lovely Donal at the piano who entertained me so well.
Well done to all the staff at this great hotel. Its the staff that makes it all work !!
Mary from Limerick....
We stayed at the intercontinental Dublin for 3 nights. It was the memorial holiday weekend so we decided to make a quick trip to Ireland as it is only a 6 hour flight from Boston.
The location of the hotel is not in the city center. It is in Ballsbridge which is a quiet and nice area of Dublin. It’s probably about 2 Kilometers from the city center, around 45- 60 minute walk according to google maps. We took uber taxis (no uber X, just uber taxis and uber black are available in dublin) going to the city center when we were there and it was around 10-15 minutes to temple bar area so it was not that bad. My husband is an ambassador member so we were upgraded to a one bedroom suite from a king bed room. There were 3 of us and the room came with a sofa bed. The room is very spacious. Property looks very well maintained. I did have an issue with the bed as it was very firm and it exacerbated my lower back pain. It was previously a four seasons property and I think they maintained that classic luxurious look for the room. The bathroom is very spacious as well. The room has a 4 piece bathroom and we really liked. The hotel has an indoor pool and jacuzzi which is great feature during the winter. Gym is 24 hours and has pretty decent equipments. We only had one complimentary drink which we find disappointing since the room is booked for 3 people. With the previous intercontinental properties that we have been too, the number of complimentary drinks always depend on the number of registered guests and not only the ambassador member. Maybe it’s different with this intercontinental property. We did get a welcome fruit platter and we were able to check out late (4pm). Water is complimentary so we did not have to go to the grocery to buy, but if you ever need to buy sodas, there is a convenience store that is nearby maybe a 5-10 minute walk. Staff is very welcoming and helpful. There are a lot of restaurants nearby and we were able to eat a good Irish brunch at a nearby restaurant.
We had a wonderful stay at the Intercontinental. The hotel may not be in the city center which is our preference when exploring a new city, but we did not mind the commute at all. We chose this primarily because of the ambassador membership of my husband. I really think the membership is worth it because of the additional perks such as free upgrade and late check out. The price range though is more on the expensive side even though the location is not city center. You might be able to find a cheaper hotel at or near the city center.
The hotel itself is very nice and the room upgrade appreciated.
I was contacted in advance to ask if I had any special requests, I asked for fresh milk in my room to have in my tea. This was sadly not provided plus there was some very noisy building work right next to my room which made it particularly unpleasant spending any time in my room, which was a shame as the room was very nice. I needed to make some work calls which was not easy with all the drilling and banging outside my room.
Being upgraded to a room right next to the building work was very disappointing and not what I would expect from a 5-star hotel. A poor way to treat guests.
I spent 3 evenings at the Intercontinental; I was in town for a meeting. The hotel is gracious and welcoming. My room, however, was tired and worn - not worth the €500 nightly rate. Lunch was also fairly standard during the conference- I expected more. Staff were very helpful and welcoming which was a plus. I don’t think this is worth the money.