O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel
What We Love
- Four-star Irish luxury in Dublin, with breakfast and a late checkoutThe light-flooded and spacious rooms with their luxuriously snuggly beds and throws
- Supping “the black stuff” at the Winner’s Bar and nearby Temple Bar area
- A lazy lie-in, followed by a mouthwatering Irish breakfast
What To Know
- Within walking distance of most attractions including Trinity College, Grafton Street, and St. Patrick's Cathedral
- Located just off Merrion Square
- Free WiFi is really slow and spotty
Ireland’s gorgeous capital, Dublin, effortlessly puts paid to hackneyed Irish stereotypes with its cool cosmopolitanism and distinctly European influenced population of urbane hipsters that throng its Georgian squares and boulevards.
The contemporary and stylish Alexander Hotel – a flagship member of the luxury O’Callaghan Group – sits prettily on Fenian Street, off the southwest corner of Merrion Square, in the capital’s thriving centre. Not far from the city’s Georgian squares and happening shopping haven, Grafton Street, it is the perfect base to check out the city’s many charms.
Spacious and contemporary four-star rooms come with all the premium facilities one would expect, as well as a 24-hour gym, a bustling bar and knowledgeable staff who are only too willing to show off their beloved hometown.
Our offer includes a stay in a Classic Double or Twin room, with full Irish breakfast, and late checkout (2pm).
How to Get There
My family and I are staying at the Alex. We have adjoining rooms with the kids in a twin room and the adults in a king room. We have been in a few Irish locations but this hotel has by far the most comfortable beds and we have had our best sleeps here! Also, the location is great as it’s just away from Grafton street at a 10 minute walk but benefits from a quiet location which is so unique for a city center hotel. The breakfast is great and the staff are super helpful.
The Alex is very stylishly done and our room was extremely clean. We appreciated the modern amenities including USB ports near the bedside. One tiny nitpick is that we had trouble keeping water contained in the shower since there was only a half wall. It was an easy walk to many things we wanted to see including Trinity College, Grafton Street, Temple Bar, and St. Stephen's Green. The hotel staff was very helpful and arranged a taxi to Heuston Station for us the morning we departed. Overall a great stay!
We spent two nights in the Alex in a lovely suite (room 500) and enjoyed the space and amenities. The room was well equipped, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the location is great, with pubs and the National Gallery within walking distance. Highly recommended.