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Mespil Hotel

3 stars
Mespil Road, Dublin,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
22 reviews
Visit to Dublin

This is my third stay at this hotel in less than two years. I stay there when visiting Dublin. I... See full review

  • Paul1
  • Feb 6, 2013
Awesome

I had an awesome time in Dublin and the Mespil was a great location for me. Everywhere I wanted to... See full review

  • Jess33
  • May 12, 2012
Tree-lined streets and canal views make this hotel a friendly escape
The modern Mespil Hotel on the southern edge of Dublin is surrounded by Georgian townhouses, cafes, restaurants and bars. Across the street, the tree-lined Grand Canal can be viewed from many guest rooms and the hotel restaurant. With bus service nearby and the city center a 10- to 15-minute walk from the hotel, guests can easily tour Dublin's major attractions and excellent stores on Grafton Street or St. Stephen's Green. Spacious, airy rooms with plush bedding and soothing décor offer a comfortable stay in this quiet residential section of Dublin.

 

Highlights
  • Modern, friendly hotel in quiet residential area of Dublin, overlooking tree-lined Grand Canal
  • Glaze Bistro and Terrace Bar offer meals and refreshments throughout the day
  • Comfortable rooms offer views, plush bedding and free Wi-Fi
Rooms
Crisp white duvets, soothing lighting and warm colors promise a restful night's sleep in Mespil's 225 stylishly appointed guest rooms. Amenities include TV, tea and coffee station, clothes-care facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi access in all rooms. Family, connecting rooms and extra cots are available for those traveling with children. A number of rooms have been adapted for travelers with special needs. Most guest rooms boast views of the Grand Canal, Georgian Dublin and Baggot Street. The hotel also has a number of elegant two-level apartments for guests on extended stays in Dublin. Each luxury apartment has two bedrooms, a comfortable lounge area and kitchen, as well as standard amenities.
Features

Although Mespil Hotel is surrounded by popular cafes, restaurants and bars, guests will want to visit the in-house Glaze Bistro with views of the Grand Canal. The restaurant is an ideal spot for a romantic dinner, serving traditional Irish and international cuisine with an emphasis on local produce, plus an excellent full Irish breakfast in the morning. The informal Terrace Bar is open for morning coffee, lunch and dinner. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi service and free parking (space limited).

Transportation
  • Dublin bus service (.1 mi/.2 km)
  • Taxi service available
Attractions
  • St. Stephen's Green (.6 mi/1 km)
  • Gallery of Ireland (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology and History (.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • National Royal Dublin Society (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Trinity College (.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Dublin Castle (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
Business
  • Two small meeting rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Audiovisual facilities by request
  • Refreshments available

Hotel Map

53.3335 -6.247
Area served
Dublin, Ireland
Nearby airports
Dublin International Airport
Area description
Mespil Hotel is a modern three star hotel located within Georgian Dublin an elegant and stylish part of Dublin city centre and just minutes walk from Stephens Green. The Mespil is situated at Baggot Street Bridge, overlooking the banks of the Grand Canal and within close proximity to St Stephens Green, Grafton Street, Ballsbridge and the RDS.

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Mespil Hotel Rooms

Double/ Twin Room
All bedrooms at the Mespil are bright and spacious and designed to the highest standards to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. White crisp duvets are complimented with soft lighting and soothing colour schemes to ensure a restful night sleep. Many rooms boast wonderful views of the Grand Canal, Baggot Street and Georgian Dublin. Facilities Include: Crisp white duvets Message Mailbox Trouser Press or Ironing centre Cable TV Hairdryer Tea / Coffee Tray Wifi access Writing desk, table & chairs

Amenities

  • WiFi
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.2 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.4 mi
  • Grand Canal: 0.4 mi
  • Broadstone Studios XL: 0.4 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.4 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.4 mi
  • IMMA @ NCH: 0.5 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.5 mi
  • National Print Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0.5 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.5 mi
  • The Iveagh Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 0.6 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.2 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.4 mi
  • Grand Canal: 0.4 mi
  • Broadstone Studios XL: 0.4 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.4 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.4 mi
  • IMMA @ NCH: 0.5 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.5 mi
  • National Print Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0.5 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.5 mi
  • The Iveagh Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 0.6 mi
  • Leinster House: 0.6 mi
  • Taylor Galleries: 0.6 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.6 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.6 mi
  • Herbert Park: 0.6 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Mansion House: 0.7 mi
  • Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Dawson Street: 0.7 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.7 mi
  • St Stephen's Green: 0.7 mi
  • The Doorway Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Lansdowne Road: 0.7 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Science Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • The Duke Street Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Gaiety Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Kildare Street: 0.8 mi
  • Grafton Street: 0.8 mi
  • Pearse Street: 0.8 mi
  • Aviva Stadium: 0.8 mi
  • Dublin Docklands: 0.8 mi
  • Grand Canal Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • The Douglas Hyde Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Brown Thomas: 0.8 mi
  • Dublin Mall: 0.8 mi
  • The Keeling Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Shelbourne Park: 0.8 mi
  • Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities: 0.9 mi

Dining

Glaze Bistro
To start the day off correctly why not enjoy a full Irish breakfast or healthy continental breakfast in the Glaze Bistro.If you require something lighter enjoy a freshly made sandwich or wrap made to order from the Sandwich Bar in the Glaze Bistro. For dinner you can relax and dine with imaginative dishes by evening glimmer and gaze through the 'Glaze' at the passing canal waters from the Glaze Bistro.
Terrace Bar
Morning coffee is served in the Terrace Bar. If you are looking for variety at lunchtime, enjoy the great selection from the Carvery Lunch Menu in the Terrace Bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for Mespil Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4
Value:
4.3

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Mespil Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
murmur
Nevada City, CA
Jun 11, 2011

Very clean, good location

The Mespil Hotel was centrally located within walking distance to museums and parks. It was a little further walk to the central part of Dublin. The front desk people were very accommodating, the breakfast very nice, and the rooms clean and adequate. A bus stops every morning in front of the hotel to take people to the Hop Off and On bus tour. Highly recommend taking it. We enjoyed the Guinness and Jameson whiskey tours and also the archaelogical museum. It was about a half mile walk to the Dart (the speed train) from the Mespil. We took a 20 minute train ride south to Dalkey, a quaint town along the coast which has a lovely castle and church.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Enjoyed O'Neills, Ryans, and the Brazen Head Pubs. The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Dublin. You can get to all these pubs on the Hop On and Off bus tour.

Review of Mespil Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
murmur
Nevada City, CA
Jun 11, 2011

Very clean, good location

The Mespil Hotel was centrally located within walking distance to museums and parks. It was a little further walk to the central part of Dublin. The front desk people were very accommodating, the breakfast very nice, and the rooms clean and adequate. A bus stops every morning in front of the hotel to take people to the Hop Off and On bus tour. Highly recommend taking it. We enjoyed the Guinness and Jameson whiskey tours and also the archaelogical museum. It was about a half mile walk to the Dart (the speed train) from the Mespil. We took a 20 minute train ride south to Dalkey, a quaint town along the coast which has a lovely castle and church.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Enjoyed O'Neills, Ryans, and the Brazen Head Pubs. The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Dublin. You can get to all these pubs on the Hop On and Off bus tour.

Review of Mespil Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dog walker
Wilmington, DE, USA
Oct 10, 2011

Good value

I did not spend much time at hotel as I was on the go most of the time. Did not use restaurant so no opinion. Hotel did provide 2 courtesy computers in lobby which was nice for checking email. Did not see any room thermostat and room got pretty warm at times. Staff provided on time wake up calls. Hotel is a distance from tourist areas but public transportation is nearby. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Not Applicable

If doing souviner shopping go before 6pm. Most shops close early.

Review of Mespil Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Graham, NC, USA
Jun 14, 2010

It was so-so

No airport shuttle. Hotel was several blocks from a bus stop. WiFi did not work in the room. Hotel is a 20+ minute walk from City Center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Twenty+ minute walk to city center. Lots of pubs and shopping.

Review of Mespil Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Graham, NC, USA
Jun 14, 2010

It was so-so

No airport shuttle. Hotel was several blocks from a bus stop. WiFi did not work in the room. Hotel is a 20+ minute walk from City Center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Twenty+ minute walk to city center. Lots of pubs and shopping.

Review of Mespil Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
aramanta
swansea
Jun 18, 2013

Best thing is location

It's a basic city hotel. Cups not washed on second day, tissues box not refilled, shower really lacking in power.Little tatty around the edges. Rooms really quiet - although there is traffic noise and no aircon so you can't shut the windows. Beds comfy. Best thing is location - ten mins walk to Grafton Street but excellent local facilities and fab pubs and restaurants mean you can escape the centre of Dublin once you've had enough of the noise and bustle and revellers. Excellent food nearby - breakfast in Searsons pub and fab food in Kashk restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

local restaurants and pubs are excellent - Searsons pub, Kashk restaurant for example but lots of other choice

Review of Mespil Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
music librarian
New England
Apr 25, 2010

Treated stranded passengers very well

Many people were recently stranded in Dublin due to the volcano eruption. The Mespil Hotel handled everyone very nicely. Staff unfailingly helpful. My room was fine as well - spacious and cheerful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I didn't have bkfast at the hotel. But lots of nearby take-out places and restaurants plus two grocery stores (Tesco and Spar) up the block. So many options.

Review of Mespil Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Nashville, TN
Apr 23, 2010

A step off the beaten path

Away from the madding crowds this hotel was very pleasant. Front desk was very supportive through the "Volcano Ash Crisis".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel in not located in the city center but is a walk to the main attractions. That is part of the attraction to staying at this hotel.

Review of Mespil Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andy, world traveler
Las Vegas NV
Jan 9, 2010

Good Value

Nice place in a convenient location. walking distance to many points of interest. The hotel buffet is a little bland and spendy, but plenty of affordable options nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Mespil Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
music librarian
New England
Apr 25, 2010

Treated stranded passengers very well

Many people were recently stranded in Dublin due to the volcano eruption. The Mespil Hotel handled everyone very nicely. Staff unfailingly helpful. My room was fine as well - spacious and cheerful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I didn't have bkfast at the hotel. But lots of nearby take-out places and restaurants plus two grocery stores (Tesco and Spar) up the block. So many options.

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