Herbert Park Hotel

4 star hotel


Ballsbridge DublinSee nearby area


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We'll forgive them the stripey wallpaper in the bedrooms because this place has so much else going for it. A bright, modernist foyer that opens onto two buzzing bars, spacious comfortable rooms, and, in our opinion, the best (and most reasonable) suites in town, designed with chichi New York in mind and with huge balconies overlooking gorgeous Herbert Park.

You approach the hotel via a small bridge that leads to a snazzy foyer and lift up to the large, light-filled lobby with its floor-to-ceiling windows and slanted glass roof. The big-is-better theme is pursued throughout the 150 bedrooms - which are outfitted with king-size beds and a host of contemporary gizmos such as interactive TV with email and internet. The three suites are sumptuous and feature nice touches like a daily box of handmade Irish choccies to be scoffed as you enjoy the panoramic views over the park and the Royal Dublin Showgrounds below. You can get your three meals a day in the pretty decent Pavilion Restaurant, which does a roaring trade in Irish cuisine with an international twist - the house specialties are generally drawn from the sea. The Sunday Jazz buffet is an extra bit of class.

Our independent authors have visited Herbert Park Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Docklands.

Description provided by property

Overlooking the 48-acre Herbert Park, this hotel is located 100 metres from the RDS and 5 minutes’ walk from the Aviva Stadium. This stylish, modern hotel offers an award-winning restaurant and modern rooms.

The air-conditioned rooms at the Herbert Park Hotel are decorated in light colours and feature large windows. They include a TV, a safe, and private bathrooms with hairdryers. There is a 24-hour room service menu.

With views over the park, the Pavilion Restaurant serves modern international and Irish cuisine, including fresh seafood specials. The bright and airy Terrace Lounge serves light snacks, afternoon teas and an evening menu. A continental breakfast is also available at the hotel at a cheaper price.

The Aviva Stadium is less than 10 minutes’ walk away, and next to it there is the Lansdowne Road DART station, providing easy access to all Dublin’s attractions. The O2 and St Stephen’s Green are both 1.5 miles away, and the hotel is on the main bus route into the city centre.

Travel information

By Car: From the airport: - Upon leaving the terminal building, take the main exit, which will bring you to a roundabout. Take the second exit, signposted M1 City Centre. - Drive along the M1 for approximately 8 km, this will bring you onto Swords Road. - Turn left at the junction with Griffith Avenue and continue for 3/4km to the junction with Malahide Road. - Turn right going south to join with Fairview Strand then North Strand Road and then Amiens Street, this will take you to the historic Customs House building directly in front of you. - Turn left and, keeping the Custom House to your right, follow the road around to Custom House Quay, there will be a bridge directly in front of you. - Cross the bridge over the Liffey. - Turn left onto the City Quay. - Drive along the quay until about 1/2 km along the road turns to the right onto Cardiff Lane. - Cross the junction and continue along Macken Street until the junction with Grand Canal Street Lower. - Turn left onto Grand Canal Street then onto Shelbourne Road. - After about 3/4km you will reach the major junction at Ballsbridge with Merrion Road; turn left and cross Balls' Bridge itself. - Take the first right onto Anglesea Road and then the next right over the River Dodder. By Train: Heuston Station and Connolly Station are a short taxi journey away. Herbert Park Hotel is also a 10 minute walk from Lansdowne Road DART Station. By Bus: The no. 7 bus leaves from the Trinity College at the end of Dawson Street in Dublin City Centre and passes right by Herbert Park Hotel. The aircoach passes by Herbert Park Hotel. Taxis are also widely available.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Guest services
    • VIP room facilities
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
  • Accessibility
    • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • Currency exchange
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Internet services
  • Parking
    • Available
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