UNDERGOING REFURBISHMENT, some areas may be closed (due for completion Spring 2016)
Situated directly opposite the National Concert Hall and just a stroll away from St Stephen's Green, this fine city centre Dublin hotels celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2005 with the completion of a €15 million refurbishment programme which saw the entire hotel renovated and upgraded.
This is an extremely comfortable place to stay - friendly staff are well-trained and helpful, and many of the pleasantly contemporary guestrooms enjoy views of the piazza below and across the city; nice touches include providing an umbrella in each room - and also a laminated jogging map of the area with one- and three-mile routes outlined.
The Conrad has particular appeal for business guests, as all of the bedrooms also double as an efficient office, with ergonomic workstation, broadband, dataports, international powerpoints and at least three direct dial telephones with voice-mail - and the hotel also has extensive state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, a fitness centre and underground parking.
Public areas include a raised lounge, which makes an ideal meeting place, and Alfie's Bar & Grill, a popular casual dining spot which is known for its craft beers and whiskeys; home to locals and visitors alike, it opens onto a sheltered terrace.
Conference/banqueting (300/240). Executive boardroom (12). Business centre; secretarial services; video conferencing; free broadband wifi. Underground carpark (100). Children welcome (under 18s free in parents' room, cots available, baby sitting arranged).
Rooms 191 (15 suites, 6 junior suites, 10 executive, all no-smoking, 1 for disabled). Lift. 24 hr room service. Turndown service. Room rate from €159, no SC. Open all year.
The hotel's seafood restaurant, Alex, earned a reputation as one of the most reliable Dublin restaurants and is to be relaunched with a new name and a new persona. Meanwhile, fine dining is available in the Iveagh Room.