The top luxury hotels in Dublin

By , 12th October 2015

Whilst Irish country escapes are all well and good, nothing beats the glitz and glamour of the Big Smoke’s luxurious hotels. With an addictive energy and never-ending list of things to see and do, Dublin is the perfect spot to treat yourself.

We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of our favourite luxury hotels in Dublin that’ll be sure to rejuvenate you! Whether you want to spoil yourself with a luxury spa break, a weekend retreat or even some delicious afternoon tea, we’ve got you covered.

The Shelbourne

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The Shelbourne overlooks the idyllic St. Stephen’s Green and is conveniently located close to some of Dublin’s most famous landmarks. The hotel reopened in 2007 after extensive renovations and now boasts a luxurious and elegant interior reminiscent of its Georgian past.

The Constitution Room is a splendid setting for a private dinner party. This grandiose dining room is imposing – not just because of its impeccable design, with lavish chandeliers, striking gold curtains and statement emerald green wallpaper – but also for the role it’s played in Irish history. In 1922, under the leadership of Michael Collins, the Irish Constitution was drafted in this very room.

The Westbury


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Surrounded by high-end designers and fashionable boutiques, The Westbury epitomises luxury. Located in the centre of Georgian Dublin, the hotel remains a firm favourite amongst the capital’s well-to-do.

For a truly decadent treat, book a stay in one of the hotel’s Deluxe King Rooms, which are decorated in soothing neutral colours, statement wallpaper and feature a stylish red velvet armchairs. The suites’ King-sized beds are fitted with 300-thread-count Lissadell linen and a comfortable Blanc d’Ivoire throw to ensure a restful night’s sleep.

Radisson Blu St Helen’s

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Housed in an 18th century estate, that’s now an Irish National Monument, you’ll find the Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel. Situated in the upscale suburb of Blackrock, the hotel offers guests the quintessential luxurious city break.

The Radisson’s elegant Business Class Suites are the ideal place to unwind. The suites are furnished with a king-sized bed, crisp white Egyptian linens and deep mahogany furniture. A complimentary Nespresso machine as well as soft bathrobes and slippers are also available for guest to enjoy.

The Westin

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A stone’s throw from Trinity College, you’ll find the 5-star Westin hotel. This luxury accommodation offers the ideal location from which to explore Dublin. Behind the hotel’s beautiful 19th century façade, you’ll find the stunning Banking Hall which features opulent marble pillars, ornamental ceiling designs and four chandeliers crafted from Waterford Crystal.

The hotel’s Library Suites are tastefully designed and spread over two floors. Reach your private living area by climbing the enchanting spiral staircase or take evening meals in your sophisticated dining room.

The Fitzwilliam

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Fusing the classical with the contemporary, The Fitzwilliam is lauded as one of the city’s most stylish hotels. The chic Executive Guestrooms are a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours and feature a comfortable double-bed with duck feather pillows and duvet.

With three restaurants in situ, the hotel offers a range of delicious dining options. For a uniquely Irish menu, we highly recommend the award-winning Thorton’s restaurant. With options such as Roast Breast of Kilkenny Goose or succulent Eireyu Beef on the menu, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The Marker

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The Marker is a luxurious urban escape situated in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands. The hotel’s sleek and bold interior design was inspired by the Irish landscape and it certainly has the wow factor.

The hotel’s stripped-down style is carried through from the hotel lobby to the stunning suites. The Superior Rooms are fitted with chic soft furnishings and striking floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer splendid views across the River Liffey and vibrant cityscape.

Clontarf Castle

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Situated in the picturesque suburb of Clontarf on Dublin’s Northside, you’ll find the enchanting Clontarf Castle Hotel. This luxurious hotel is a ten-minute drive from the city centre and offers an oasis of calm away from the capital’s busy streets.

The hotel’s Executive Rooms boast dramatic four-poster beds, with crisp white linens and soft satin throws, as well as contemporary wooden furnishings and lush patterned carpets. Each individually-designed suite offers guests a tranquil and sumptuous retreat – ideal for a romantic weekend away.

The Merrion

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Offering luxurious 5-star accommodation, the Merrion is housed in a beautiful Georgian building around an immaculately manicured 18th-century garden in the heart of Dublin 2.

Furnished with plush Egyptian cotton bed linen and contemporary Irish art, the Main House boasts original fireplaces and vaulted ceilings while the Garden Wing showcases views of the private landscaped grounds.

Dine in Restaurant Patrick Guilbaudor, the only 2-Michelin star rated restaurant in Ireland, followed by a glass of red in the hotel’s oak-lined wine vaults.

Continue the pampering in the spa with its stunning 18m infinity pool set in French limestone, and the opulent Italian marble steam room.


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The Conrad enjoyed a sleek €13 million makeover in 2016, influenced by the capital city and the Iveagh Gardens.

Treat yourself to a night or two in one of the hotel’s luxury suites. We especially love the Presidential, with its unparalleled city views, spacious living room, dining area and even a baby grand piano.

Enjoy a musically-inspired afternoon tea in Lemuel’s Bar and Lounge – it’s a culinary celebration of the hotel’s world-famous neighbour, the National Concert Hall’s. You can even upgrade to a special cocktail or champagne afternoon tea.