Overlooking the Grand Canal and set in well maintained shrubberies and seating areas, this attractive modern Dublin hotels located between Leeson Street and Charlemont Street bridges; with a Luas station just outside (and only a short walk from the city centre in fine weather), it caters well for both leisure and business guests.
Underground parking gets arriving guests off to a good start (€10 per night to residents, lift to reception), followed by prompt efficient and friendly welcome in a bright reception area with comfortable seating, fresh flowers and a sociable atmosphere.
Accommodation is generally very comfortable with kingsize beds, good desk space (with all the necessary technical items nearby) and work chair, safe, good lighting, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities iron and ironing board, all as standard, and well finished bathrooms. Regular maintenance and refurbishment is the norm and, although some rooms may seem a little dated, a major refurbishment programme for the whole hotel was started in 2015 with all of the rooms due for a makeover in Phase 2.
Public facilities include the Charlemont Bar & Lounge and a coffee shop (nice selection of freshly made sandwiches from 11 am to 3 pm), with main meals, including a good breakfast, served in Charlemont Bistro.This area of the hotel has recently been redesigned and relaunched as a stand-alone bar and bistro. An especially attractive feature is a canal-facing outdoor terrace; walled and lined with mature shrubs, it is one of the capital's best outdoor dining spaces.
This is a lovely area to stay in, with many attractions nearby, a Luas stop at the door and canalside walks to enjoy.
Conference/banqueting (400/260), business centre, broadband wi/fi; underground carpark; children welcome (Under 12s free in parents' room; cots available, high chair, baby changing facilities, childrens menu). Pets permitted (charge; weight restriction). Lift. Fitness Room.
Rooms 193 (39 executive, 3 for disabled, 187 no smoking). Room rate €175-295 (max. 2 guests). Closed 25 Dec.
Located just off the reception area, this well-appointed Dublin restaurants pleasant in the evening, when you can watch people strolling along the canal bank.
Executive chef, Alan Brady, like to focus on 'great quality ingredients done simply and done well' and he is proud to declare the provenance of his ingredients on menus which feature some of Ireland's best known produce.
Beef is from Clonee, seafood may include fresh Kilkeel mussels and Kilmore Quay scallops, and the sharing cheeseboard includes artisan cheese such as Wicklow Blue, Smoked Gubbeen, Tipperary brie and Cooleeny camembert.
Menus offer a well-balanced choice of modern dishes, with sharing platters especially popular at lunchtime; desserts are all homemade and tasty - with good coffee to finish.
The drinks list offers a wide range of wines by the glass and cocktails are a speciality.