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
What a relief! When we walked into the lobby of The Alex, we immediately felt at ease. Tired, hungry and exhausted from the end of a long tour, the Alex gave us a place to relax and rejuvenate before our transatlantic flights home.
We had stayed in 7 other hotels prior to The Alex and this one is by far superior. Rooms are spacious, clean and well appointed. Staff is friendly and helpful and “on top of it,” anticipating guests’ needs before we had to ask. And it was quiet! Our other hotels were bustling hotbeds of activity and confusion in the lobbies and bar (often the same place!).
This hotel has the qualities of a top global chain property with the ambiance and style of a boutique hotel. Any hotel with a copy of Paul Rand’s design book in the lounge knows about design.
The Alex is well located, a modern hotel, with friendly, helpful staff. An Irish breakfast was included with our stay, which consisted of a variety of buffet items, and beverages. The rooms were comfortable, quiet with in-room thermostats for temperature control. The staff was friendly and helpful at check-in and with advice for sight-seeing and restaurants.
We recently stayed at The Alex and what a great experience. Convenient location, friendly service and a very comfortable room. We would go back and recommend to friends. There are great pubs near by and convenient to Trinity College.
We booked this place solely because of it's proximity to the area we were meeting friends in but it turned out to be perfectly located for pretty much everything we needed! Firstly, the Airlink bus from the Airport stops just around the corner and a few mins walk from the hotel. Secondly it is within walking distances from the city centre shopping areas and nightlife but far enough away that it is quiet and peaceful.
The decor of the hotel was very stylish and modern and we were delighted when we showed up at 10am to ask if they could store our bags until checking, and they let us check into our room as it was already ready!
There is a fridge in the room and tea/coffee making facilities, also an iron. Lots of thought had gone into making the room practical such as lots of mirrors and plug sockets on each side of the bed, including USB sockets.The bathroom was pristine and well stocked with toiletries and towels.
We ended up eating dinner in the hotel as we thought the restaurant looked lovely and the menu very appealing. It was very quiet in there but this just meant the staff were very attentive, food and drinks came out promptly and were all very tasty and reasonably priced (for a hotel in central Dublin!).
We slept well, comfy beds and nice and quiet. We decided to have brunch in a cafe rather than pay for the hotel breakfast so can't comment on that.
I would definitely stay here again, as you can tell I loved it!
Very nice recently renovated hotel. Staff was incredibly friendly and professional. We arrived at the hotel at 7 a.m. and they had us in a room by 10 a.m. even though they were fully booked the day before. Included breakfast was excellent with a large variety of food to choose from. Room was great. Only drawback was the thermostat would not let us turn the temperature down below 18 Celsius so we needed to keep the window open for sleeping as the bedding only included a warm comforter.