Shelbourne Hotel - a luxury hotel close to Dublin Port

6 Luxury Hotels Near Dublin Port

2018-01-29 | Explore | No comments

Planning a getaway to Ireland in 2018 on the ferry? You won’t have to travel far from Dublin Port to find a luxurious hotel for some quality rest and relaxation between sightseeing or visiting friends and family. We’ve chosen 6 luxury hotels near Dublin Port that have something to offer whether you prefer a contemporary or traditional feel.

1. The Gibson Hotel

You know the term ‘a stone’s throw?’. It could have been invented for this hotel and Dublin Port. Practically across the road from the entrance to the port, The Gibson Hotel offers very comfortable accommodation in a contemporary setting. Dublin’s tram system, The LUAS, is right outside the door, ready to whisk you into the city centre in a matter of minutes. When you return, the relaxation room is the perfect place to switch off from the world. The Hemi restaurant on the third floor offers panoramic views of the city.

Particularly impressive at night, it is the venue for the Irish version of First Dates.

Distance from Dublin Port: 1.4km
Parking: Yes, paid but discounted

2. The Marker Hotel

Marker Hotel - luxury hotel near Dublin Port

If rooftop bars are your thing, then The Marker Hotel could be the hotel for you, although opening hours are subject to availability and the changeable Irish weather. Boutique style in look and feel, this relatively new luxury hotel in Dublin offers guests a spa, 23 metre infinity pool and traditional Irish cooking in The Brasserie restaurant. The hotel is located in Dublin’s silicon docks, very close to The Bord Gais Energy Theatre that hosts a range of plays, musicals and concerts throughout the year. The heart of the city is only a 15 minute walk away if you want to explore it’s many historical sites, shops, pubs and restaurants.

Distance from Dublin Port: 2.8km
Parking: valet or paid parking in nearby carparks

3. The Westin Hotel

Slap bang in the city centre, The Westin Hotel is located in an 18th century building that was formerly a bank, overlooking Trinity college. Many parts of the building, including The Banking Hall, have been lovingly restored to their former glory. Bedrooms have a traditional, cosy feel. The Westin is famous for afternoon tea in its impressive central atrium. For the ultimate luxury you can also have an in-room spa treatment. In terms of location, it doesn’t get much better with Temple Bar across the road and Grafton Street a 5 minute stroll away.

Distance from Dublin Port: 3.7km
Parking: Yes, paid valet

4. The Shelbourne

Shelbourne Hotel - a luxury hotel close to Dublin Port

If you are looking for the ultimate in historical landmarks, look no further than The Shelbourne. In its iconic location overlooking St Stephens green, nothing says luxury in Dublin more than a stay at The Shelbourne hotel. A true Dublin institution, it has been part of the city since 1824. It also played an important role in the foundation of the Irish State in 1922 when the Irish constitution was drafted in room 112, now called The Constitution Room. All of the traditionally furnished, spacious rooms offer pillow top mattresses and marble bathrooms. The in-house spa provides a wide range of luxurious treatments, a 19 meter swimming pool and thermal facilities to truly escape the hustle and bustle of city life outside.

The Shelbourne has been the home away from home for many stars of the stage and screen over the years including Charlie Chaplin, Gretta Garbo, Clarke Gable and more recently Julia Roberts, Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama.

Distance from Dublin Port: 4.9km
Parking: Yes, paid valet

5. The Merrion Hotel

If you are looking for a true luxury hotel near Dublin Port, this five-star is the pinnacle, complete with a 2 Michelin star restaurant, an infinity pool and Italian marble bathrooms, all set in a Georgian period building close to Grafton Street. This hotel has everything you need for a truly memorable stay in Dublin’s fair city. Keep an eye out for the world’s rich, famous and powerful who often stay at The Merrion when visiting Ireland.

Distance from Dublin Port: 4.7km
Parking: Yes, paid valet

6. Clontarf Castle

If you want to begin, end or enjoy your Irish adventure with a castle stay, Clontarf Castle is a luxury hotel near Dublin Port. The current castle dates to the early nineteenth century, but there has been a castle on the grounds since the 12th Century. A modern extension has been sympathetically added so it has all the amenities of a modern hotel with the look and feel of staying in an ancient castle. Each bedroom is unique in this boutique hotel and the restaurant offers a selection of award winning food.

Distance from Dublin Port: 4.4km
Parking: Yes

You can see, whether you love contemporary luxury or something more traditional, there is a luxury hotel near Dublin Port for you. Book your tickets today with Stena Line, we look forward to welcoming you on board.

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